Logitech Media Server (LMS) is the server software that powers networked audio players from Logitech including Squeezebox, Radio, Boom, Receiver, Transporter and various third party hardware devices that use Squeezelite or Squeezeplay. Logitech Media Server (LMS) is Open Source Software written in Perl and it runs on pretty much any platform that Perl runs on, including Linux, Mac OSX, Solaris and Windows. Logitech Media Server (LMS) was previously known as Squeezebox Server, SqueezeCentre and SlimServer.
This project is to create a simple LMS server with the music library on an attached USB HDD. This is the LMS server I use every day for personal use and for testing piCorePlayer. What was used #Hardware # Raspberry Pi 4B - 8GB Official RPF 5.1V 3A PSU Toshiba USB 2TB Hard Disk Drive SanDisk Ultra 32GB SD card Software # piCorePlayer 8.0.0 (piCorePlayer8.0.0.img) LMS Network Diagram #graph TD Switch[8-port Network Switch] Switch -- |Ethernet cable| RPi[RPi4B - pCP LMS] RPi --- |USB cable| HDD[(USB HDD)] Steps #Step 1 - Download pCP Download latest piCorePlayer—see Download piCorePlayer .
1. Connect the Raspberry Pi and Initial Configuration #Insert the SD card into your Raspberry Pi, attach a wired ethernet connection, and plug in the power. Give your Raspberry Pi a minute or so to power up and connect to your local network. Then look at the boot console. The IP address will be displayed at the end of the boot process. Or launch Advanced IP Scanner to identify the IP address that has automatically been assigned by your network to the Raspberry Pi via DHCP.
It’s easy to install Logitech Media Server on your piCorePlayer using its settings menus. As of this writing piCorePlayer is installing Logitech Media Server 8.0.0. This is a release branch that does not get nightly updates. If you want to select stable bugfix or development branches, then you can follow these instructions. Step-by-step instructions #Step 1Access piCorePlayer via ssh—see Access piCoreplayer via ssh . Step 2$ cd /tmp Step 3$ wget https://raw.
Step 1 - Adding an USB Hard Disk - Preparation #If the USB hard disk you are adding is formatted as FAT32 or NTFS you will need to install the “additional Filesystems pack” before you can load and configure the disk. Note that this step is not required if your disk is formatted as EXT4. Windows users can pre-format such a disk using the free utility MiniTool Partition Manager, and this is in fact what I have done.
I’m assuming that you are a Linux noob, like me, and want to connect to a Synology NAS. You have to configure access at both the NAS and the piCorePlayer LMS. For the piCorePlayer LMS you need: A name for the mount point. This will only be used by the piCorePlayer LMS, so I used the name of my Synology NAS. The IP address for the NAS on your local network.