I have an RPI2 to which I have installed a hifiberry Digi+. This drives the digital input of my minidsp crossover to what I would characterize as a reasonably hifi audiophile set of amps and speakers.
I am running 1.55, and have been able to get this to run, more or less. The wifi module is Edimax.
I have experienced many problems with the web UI losing synchronization with any device/os I point to the rpi. While I am able to get music going from my playlists, I soon become unable to resynch or otherwise log into the rpi. I don’t know why this is, but I am pretty exhausted with patience for the networked part of this. I do not see this as viable (e.g., I cannot possibly hand this to my wife and tell her to launch safari on her mac and point it to volumio.local- things will bomb and the unit becomes very unstable (e.g., I have had to remove the jump drive with my FLAC library and run checkdisk on it, I have had to reflash the uSD card with the volumio release, etc., etc.).
At present, I do not regard this as suitable for release into the wild right now, at least in networked mode.
What I want to be able to do: I am hooking a 7" touch screen to the RPI to do away with any need to network into this device, and would very much like to be able to run the volumio UI from the RPI directly. Anyone able to tell me how this is done (can it be done?)? I suspect if I can set this up to run completely contained within the rpi environment, I will stand a much better chance of reaching stability with it.
It shows too much promise for me to simply turn away…