Raspberry Pi (512MB)
Audio-gd Digital Interface (USB to SPDIF converter)
Sandisk Extreme 64GB USB flash drive for song storage (NTFS)
I am a satisfying user of RaspyFi v1.0. The sound quality is exceptional although there is little random crack sound during playback.
Today, I know that the Volumio was born and tested it right away. It was PAINFUL.
As in RaspyFi, I always hook up everything before I turn the RPi on. In the first tens of attempts, it simply freezes during booting. I did not keep all error but one of those is:
udevd: failed to execute ‘/lib/udev/write_net_rules’ ‘write_net_rules’:no such file or directory
Since there is such a problem, I remove the USB flash drive and boot. It finally boot successfully. However, it reboot in less than 1 second when I plug the USB flash drive in and again freezes. I have 5 USB flash drives with me and only two of them will not cause instant reboot.
Even with those two compatible USB flash drive, it frequently freezes during booting.
I have rewrote the image and using different SD card, same results.
Click Poweroff will reboot instead of halt
With my gears, I found the following problems:
APE: cannot play, it simply fails to add into the playlist nor play
WAV, MP3 (192K, 320K): continuous static sound
FLAC: 16/44.1 is okay, 24/96 has continuous static sound
I could only play 16/44.1 FLAC, initial impression is that the soundstage is much narrower than RaspyFi v1.0. It reminds me of another squeezebox software in RPi, where the soundstage was very good in the early version and getting worse as it is further developed.
I hope this helps to improve the Volumio and I have to stick with RaspyFi now.