I’m relatively new to Roon but already had a bunch of Raspberry Pi’s lying around and Ropieee has taken my listening to new heights while still supporting my wife’s Spotify (thanks!). I also use Plexamp (mostly for offline listening) but have seen they’ve just released Plexamp Headless for Rpi. Not sure what’s involved, but it’d be amazing if that ran on Ropieee too (especially if I end up in another build 952 issue where I can’t use Roon for 2 weeks).
Awesome, thanks. Happy to be a guinea pig if you’re looking for testers at some stage. I’ve got a few RPi4’s (and one RPi3) and a few different DACs (2x USB and a DigiAMP+ HAT). Also have the official touchscreen (and a non-official one) so should be able to test a few different scenarios.
Just stumbled across this and have to say that as a very satisfied user of RopieeeXL (using Shairport Sync to Airplay Plexamp to RPI4 with Boss2 Dac) I am very excited by this news.
Waiting patiently for now and certain to donate soon.
I’m afraid this is not going to happen. The Plex team is not interested in providing the software for other platforms than Debian based. I’ve been in contact with them about this, but so fo far no luck.
Oh no, what a shame! Thanks Harry, that seems rather short sighted on their part but I can understand why they want to start mainstream. If you want someone to do testing of converted packages in a franken-OS let me know
This would have been a really nice way to make Plexamp headless available to more people, RoPieee is so well implemented/supported and user friendly.
Some clarification … Plexamp headless does not specifically require a Debian based system. It does need a specific version of nodejs … until recently it needed node 12 (no longer supported and maybe a concern for integration with systems like RoPieee) … it now uses node 16, in case that makes a difference.
Is your sense that there is some willingness to listen to users? I don’t want you to have to bird-dog them, but I’ve been a lifetime Plex member for a long long time, and I’m sure I and a few others here would be willing to “give it the old college try” as we say in America. If there’s any chance of getting them to include multiple versions of their libraries in their build infrastructure, happy to give it a shot. If that’s useful, let us know what specifically to ask for.
Just out of curiosity, is there a feature request active here (Feature Suggestions - Plex Forum)? I know that Plex, just like Roon, can be a bit opaque… but I figure if we get a few people here to vote for it, that’s the best we can do. If you would be willing to put in a feature request and send us the link, I know I for one would be happy to vote for it and to rally others to as well.
EDIT: There’s this thread that’s already open and now solved which addresses the idea, but which is going to be shut down soon and which doesn’t actually get to the point of what needs to be done:
Is it just the single node version that’s the limiter here? You may be right, but recall that Plex switched from only arm64 to releases also supporting 32 bit and x86-64. Anything is possible, might just be a matter of time. Thank you for your replies. (EDIT - should have read what you just posted on the Plex thread, question answered )