I am just curious how you all are setting up your Ropieee with display. For example, I have Rpi2 with a pi2Design dac hat. It would be cool to throw a display on there and have it show what is playing, which I understand RoPieee can do. The confusion for me comes in with the case how you are putting it all together in general. How are you housing the Pi, screen, and whatever hardware you are using for the audio side?
Maybe it is time for a “Share Your RoPieee display setup” thread with pics!!??
I have two pi’s with 2 screens. One also has a hifberry amp+ the other a hifberry Digi+ output board. As the amp+ is quite big I never found a case that could house it and the LCD so I went for a nice bamboo stand number from Amazon and the amp and pi just protrude at the back with no covering. Its no longer available. Some like he Pimoroni stand but I had one and it started to push the screen off the housing.
The one with dig+ I have the rs official pi LCD case, a little cutting here and there is necessary to bae able to house the Digi + but it’s all full enclosed which is nice.
I use the screen to control playback as its often easier to stop and play without having to be attached to phone or tablet all the time. If it gets the added library support you can get in the webrowser extension it would be amazing and I love the now playing.
I am using mine right now as a convenient small display next to my TV so I don’t have to start the whole system up, and to see what’s playing and skip tracks easily without having to deal with the android connection issues I am still having.
I use the Smarticase:
The screen is on a Pi3 and is only a screen right now.
I have a HiFiBerry Digi+ on a Pi2 that is the end point.
I have a HIFIBeery Digi+ pro that I added a BNC to that will go on the screen, there are just some fit issues that I need to work out with the case. The audio on the digi+ is on the bottom side and interferes with the stand. So just need to get time to do something about that.
The only issue is that audio cables from the HAT appear over the top of the screen unless you use right-angle connectors. An alternative is to house the Pi and HAT in a separate enclosure and connect the screen using a longer cable.
This will be used only as a control device (no amplifier). I have 3 other Ropieee (Pi) devices with “hats” (amps or DAC connected to an amplifier) that are now running “headless” (without direct screen-based control).
Hi guys. Just to be clear, it’s possible to use a RPi with RoPieee and 7" screen just as a display only, displaying what’s playing on another roon endpoint somewhere? If so, how does one specify which roon endpoint we want to display? Cheers.
Got the new display, the Pi, and Ropieee. Installed everything. Activated the Ropieee controller extension in Roon. Haven’t done much else - other than to confirm that I can see what is playing in the zone I selected in the web-based Ropiee setup, and I can stop or skip songs with the touch of a finger. Yes that works, and that is helpful. Also glad to have the clock display when nothing is playing… But…
Can you control volume with the Ropiee-based controller (no amp)?
Can you search for and play individual tunes or entire playlists using only that Ropiee-based controller?
If your zone is combined with others, and the name of that combined zone is different (it was “Kitchen,” for example, and now has become a part of a group of zones commenced with the “Living Room” zone and the group is therefore named “Living Room”) will the Ropiee-based controller in the Kitchen still work?
If any of these questions is answered “yes,” I’m sorry - but I need a bit of coaching. How do you do that? If, as I suspect, the answer is “no” - I assume there is development work being done (correct?).
I use a USB DAC (Chord 2Qute) so my RoPieee setup with display is pretty simple. I use this case http://a.co/broeWZy with 90 degree angle adapters for power, USB and ethernet. Power is a iFi Audio iPower wall-wart. Excuse the blurry pics, but they show how the 90 degree adapters tidy things up, somewhat…