First I’d like to say thank you very much for enabling hardware volume control. I have a hat that acts like a hifiberry DAC+ and this is now working well with hardware volume control.
The RoPieee display shows what is playing on that zone with Roon, not airplay. So the wrong album and text shows up. But if you change the volume in iTunes, the volume display changes based on what is happening in iTunes. Also if you change the volume on the display, the hardware volume control is changed.
However, it’s not bidirectional, if the volume is changed locally on the endpoint (in my case with the touchscreen), it is not reflected in iTunes. So the iTunes volume slider is not in sync with what is really happening on the endpoint. Not sure is this is possible to have bidirectional comms with shairport-sync.
The display goes to sleep with Airplay playing. I like this as most of the time, I’d rather have the clock than the album picture (only when roon radio is playing and the next artist is a mystery is the display really informative).
What I’d love to see next (we users are never satisfied):
The display to show the details of what is actually playing from that endpoint from airplay or roon or whatever. If that’s not possible, blanking the display or putting up the airplay (or whatever) icon to show what is active would be better than the wrong information based on the Roon endpoint info.
I’d also love to have bidirectional volume and playback control. So the controls on the display (if there are any) feed back to the streaming app. This happens nicely with Roon, it would be lovely if it would happen for other sources. (BTW Naim does it, but I’m not sure if they are using shairport-sync like you are).
In general, it’s fantastic though. Thanks so much.