I have a PC in my bedroom. I want to play music in my living room (via wifi) that’s stored on the PC in the bedroom. I plan to order a Raspberry Pi, a DAC/amp combo, and a set of speakers for the living room. This is the DAC/Amp I plan to order:
amazon.com/Topping-TP30-Digi … ds=topping
It appears to me that Volumio will probably enable me to do this, but I’m really not sure. Maybe I’m missing something, but I can’t seem to find detailed instructions, screen-shots, tutorials, etc. For example, I don’t know how to use Volumio to stream music from my PC to the Raspberry Pi. What do I see on my PC? Do I control the volume via my PC? Can I set up play-lists to stream to my RP? Will the music play through my PC speakers too, so that I can’t use my PC speakers for other things while streaming music to my RP? There are just so many unanswered questions.
I’m reluctant to order ~$200 in parts without knowing what I’ll have when I’m done. Can someone explain how Volumio accesses my music collection on my PC, how I control it from my PC, etc? All I can find on the website is this::
“You just connect it like you would do with a CD player, or a Music PC. Then discover your music, connecting an Hard Drive or trough your network. Then control music playback remotely. A Volumio powered device it’s not meant to be operated directly, but through clients, like your Smarthphone, Tablet or PC. There are plenty available. Or you can just use Volumio’s WebUI.”
This doesn’t explain HOW I operate Volumio from my PC? What do I need to install on my PC to operate Volumio? Can I just open Exaile or Rythmbox on my Ubuntu PC… will Volumio “see” those programs? I just need more details about how to use Volumio. Any help would be appreciated.