Just thought I would share some pictures of my finished build…
This is a Rev 2 Pi running Volumio 1.5 and LCDproc to drive the 20x4 Adafruit HD44780 RGB LCD screen. My library consists of around 500 FLAC albums, stored locally on the 1TB Buffalo Ministation USB Drive, sitting at the bottom of the case alongside a stripped powered USB hub. It was all such a tight fit I even had to strip off cable connectors! The Pi has a Hifiberry Digi digital output board on a riser ( sound quality and noise floor are dramatically improved compared to over USB) connected by SPDIF to an Emotiva XDA1 DAC and out to my Copland CTA501 tube power amp. The power switch (soft reset) on the front of the case is connected to the Pi’s P6 header and 3.3v on the GPIO. Play control is via MPDroid on Sony Xperia Z Ultra.
After many hours of tinkering I think I have finally found a stable working setup for my media library!
One thing eludes me though… with the AndyPi LCDproc display script I’m using, if no track is playing, the screen shows nothing but an empty track timer on line 4. I would prefer the LCD to show something like:-
when ‘mpc_status is stopped’. My coding skills are poor, and despite much research, I have been unable to accomplish this.
Does anyone know how to do this? Help would be appreciated!