I am running Volumio on an original Cubox, talking to a Headamp.com “Pico” usb dac and headphone amp combo. Right now, I am hardwired via Ethernet to my lan, and have some sample music files (FLAC) on a usb stick, formatted as fat32.
I can connect to the Cubox, connect to volumio.local, and listen to internet radio. There are some dropouts and/or scratch noises in the playback, but I haven’t played with buffer lengths and the various other options yet. I will say that Logitech Media Server running on my Windows 7 machine never has a dropout, talking to any of my Squeezebox players on the same network.
However, the bigger problem right now is that Volumio can’t find the music library on the usb stick. I suspect this is a permissions issue – I formatted and copied the flac files and folders on my Windows machine. I ran into this same issue (haven’t been able to fix it yet, either) trying to get a headless Logitech media server / player running on the Cubox.
Eventually, I want to add a portable eSata drive with about half a terabyte of flac files on it, along with a wifi dongle to the Cubox, and control it via an MPD client on IOS.
But first, I need some help getting it to find the music files! Also any suggestions re what I might try regarding dropouts/scratching.
Bob in San Francisco