I got my first Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ about four months ago, which is now running a Nextcloud installation. I put it into a Flirc heat sink case and used a 128 GB micro SD card. It sees very little traffic, so I hope it lasts a long time.
My second Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ arrived about a month ago with a HiFiBerry Digi+ hat, a small heat sink and a HiFiBerry Universal case. The music is stored on a 250 GB SATA HDD using a SATA to USB cable.
My goal was to create a music server that could deliver my CD’s as FLAC digitally to my DAC.
The last month was used to copy my 400+ CD’s into FLAC files and find cover photos. What a task, I’m glad I’m done with that…
I also spent an evening cleaning up the meta data in the FLAC files using the Mp3tag Windows application.
I have only used my Volumio setup a few times, but I’m impressed with the improved accessibility of my CD collection and ease of use.
It is really easy to find what I want to hear, and I’m especially happy about the album playback, which handles CD’s with no gap between track nicely. I was worried that I might experience gaps on those CD’s.
I have used both the free and payed iOS app, but I think that the web page is my choice as more cover images are shown there than in the apps.
What have you done to get more album covers displayed in the apps?
I’m also a little confused over the HiFiBerry Digi+ configuration in Volumio.
There are three settings that I need to make a decision for (picture taken from volumio.org Docs):
I have selected HiFiBerry Digi for both the Output device and DAC Model options, and Yes in I2S DAC option. Is that correct?
The HiFiBerry Digi+ is not a DAC, but an I2S transport. But I guess that’s OK.
Is it correct that the HiFiBerry Digi+ does not have a built in volume control?
Nothing happens when I use the volume wheel or buttons. The wheel goes back to 100% at next screen refresh.