I’m not about the flame the product, but I’ve given it a fair crack of the whip. Here’s the set up:-
RasPi latest version
PC running Windows 7 as SMB Shares, over 9,000 MP3s (NAS)
The PC and RasPi are on the same network, via two switches.
The Radio steaming is 99% uptime - good.
I Itried an 8gb stick with 100mp3s- plugged it in and all was well. I upgraded the stick to 64gb, no matter what I did it would not recognise the stick at all. I tried NTFS and FAT. Nothing.
This is the WORST bit. It kept dropping the connection, the NAS has 100% uptime as it’s on a UPS. When I eventually got it mounted it was OK. Then it would drop the connection without me knowing. I then selected an MP3 to play, and it then hung. The only way to re-mount was to restart the Pi and the NAS, then re-scan, on a daily basis. Then it hung again, the only available menu items were the turn off and main menu. Yes I looked at the forums… tried all sorts with SSH but nothing.
I’ve posted on here for help, but I’ve had nothing in the way of replies (I acknowledge one chap has replied - thankyou)
I really wanted a product that I could turn on and use, not one I had to debug/restart/debug/restart the NAS/reprogram a USB stck everytime I used it.
I managed to get a second hand Squeezebox - never had a problem since.
Sorry guys, particularly to all those that pored for hours over the code to get it to work.