I love Roon, and I’m blown away by the sound quality of my Pi running Diet Pi with a Meridian Explorer 2 dac and iFi PSU.
However, I really miss being able to stream from my phone when I want to quickly listen to mixes I have done or Soundcloud.
So…Just wondering how if I can add Airplay and if I can is there a ‘How to…’??
When you SSH into DietPi, you can install Shairplay from the software installer by issuing ‘dietpi-software’ in a terminal (choose ‘DietPi Optimized Software’).
Oh, didn’t realise it was built in.
I will SSH in and have a look.
Whoops – it appears DietPi offers Shairport Sync, not Shairplay.
Anyway – same difference: it will do what you’re after.
Thanks for that, just set up and all working a treat!!
Can I rename the Sharepoint Sync?
I guess you’ll need to edit ‘/etc/shairport-sync.conf’ with nano or a different editor of choice.
(I’m currently vacationing Pi-lessly, so I can’t check for you ).
That’s what I thought and I just tried but access was denied.
Not really an issue for now, but I will be putting them all round the house.
Are you logged in as root?
Also note the following on the software detail page:
Multiple Shairport devices:
If you are planning to use multiple Shairport devices on the same network, please make sure the hostname of each device is unique. This can be completed in dietpi-config > Security Options > Change Hostname.
Also, make sure you set unique names in the config file for shairport sync located: /etc/shairport-sync.conf.
Yeah I was logged in as root.
I will check again.
That has sorted it, just doing it in the diet-pi config adjusted it in the sharepoint-syn.config too.
Just got to add, I love this software!!!
Help, I have shairport on dietpi working on one Pi with a Hifiberry DAC, no issue. I cannot get it to work properly with my DAC (XCOM chip). There seems to be a bug with the sample rate, I get a weird fast, choppy sound. Is there a bug with the XCOM chip and shairport? I found some vague references but no solution.
Possibly the DAC doesn’t like the output freq/bit depth of shairport-sync default. Does it sound fine in other programs (such as Roon)?
We can check current output freq/bit depth, please play something over shairport-sync, then paste results of the following command:
Do you have a URL link to your DAC? We can then try various output frequencies with shairport-sync and hopefully find one that works.
It is working fine with Roon with both PCM and DSD files. This is the one I am having the issue with:
Sorry XMOS above got autocorrected to XCOM…
I have got it working after making changes to my asound.conf file