Trying to keep this as short as possible:
Been using Volumio for a long time, mainly with Spotify connect with an older RPI. Now I’ve gotten a Pi zero with a justboom card which (after some transformer signal isolation) seems to work good. I’ve been using Nocs NS2 speakers, which have been abandoned since long by its developers, but luckily there is an AUX input. Not as luckily, they turn themselves off after 20 minutes if no sound is played. Also bad is the fact that the USB which powers the RPI shuts down along with them.
In order to keep them always on, I would need to play a sound every 10 minutes or so, hopefully a short 30hz or so sound will work without being audible. However, this should only happen when no other sound is playing. I would need some simple pointers to get started:
to be able to run the script at startup? I know some basic programming/scripting and often manage to figure out that part, but I am confused
over linux and what can be done alongside Volumio.
- Some pointer to a command to know if Volumio is playing (needs to detect volumio player, spotify connect as well as airplay!)
- Some pointer for which command to play audio file, most reasonably stored locally (alternatively synthesized sound, but I assume this will be
more complicated and overkill)
I would like to schedule an alarm, but a bit more advanced than the built-in one, so would like to use IFTTT or similar service.
Any reasonably easy way to hook Volumio up to IFTTT?
If possible, the alarm should start play a specific spotify playlist. But I guess this is a bit more tricky to achieve…
(Currently the integrated spotify plugin through browser does not work for me, cannot see or play playlists. - UPDATE: Followed these instructions and can now see playlists etc https://forum.volumio.org/how-get-the-spotify-plugin-working-t12368.html).
And even more optimal would be if this could be played with spotify connect. Any ideas?
(I use iphone, and the “shortcut” automation service would be perfect with airplay if it actually worked as an automation, but currently it only sends notification with prompt to start action, not ideal when sleeping…)
Perhaps a messy explanation of what i’m trying to do, but if anyone has any ideas and quick pointers what to start reading up on it would be most welcome! Thanks in advance!