Roon Labs

The brilliant software team who brought us Sooloos was spun out of Meridian a few months ago to form Roon Labs (https://roonlabs.com/). If you haven’t yet tried Roon you really should. I’ve used a bunch of different media servers and control points over the years and believe these guys are really going to shake everything up.

Today, you can play music to Volumio using Roon and AirPlay, but this is of course limited to 44/16. The team seems very interested in using Raspberry Pi as a renderer (see https://community.roonlabs.com/t/raspberry-pi-support/1129/18) and is working on a “Roon Speakers” network protocol for streaming over LAN (see https://community.roonlabs.com/t/roon-speakers-what-when-how-and-for-whom/290). They plan for this to fix all the ugliness of UPnP, AirPlay, etc. and ultimately become the gold standard.

Anyway… I just wanted to put this on people’s radar and see if anyone was interested in or already working on writing a upmpd-like daemon for RoonSpeakers that bridged it to MPD?

I don’t know about this. You should ask with experts.

With some help from guys on the Roon Community threads there are several of us who have managed to get Roon Bridge to coexist with Volumio - thus allowing to pay via Roon or use the Volumio interface.

It did involve a rather big apt-get update as per the following commands…maybe this could be narrowed down as primarily I think it was to get bzip2 to install - but I’m not well versed in Linux or RPi distro’s

If there is a better way please advise … I would love to streamline this to a minimalist changes to be added/downloaded/updated/upgraded

[code]sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get install bzip2

And to install Roon Bridge for armv7hf

curl -O http://download.roonlabs.com/builds/roonbridge-installer-linuxarmv7hf.sh
chmod +x roonbridge-installer-linuxarmv7hf.sh
sudo ./roonbridge-installer-linuxarmv7hf.sh
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Oddly enough the Volume in Volumio interface can control the Roon output levels which is kind of fun.

Now I just need Volumio for the Allo Vana setup I have and all will be rosey.

I tried the exact same thing on another exact same hardware setup and it won’t work now…

sudo apt-get install bzip2 Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to correct these: The following packages have unmet dependencies: libpam-systemd : Depends: systemd (= 215-17+deb8u6) but 215-17+deb8u5 is to be installed systemd : Depends: libsystemd0 (= 215-17+deb8u5) but 215-17+deb8u6 is to be installed E: Unmet dependencies. Try 'apt-get -f install' with no packages (or specify a solution). volumio@volumio:~$

any help would be much appreciated

likewise the first command gives

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade Hit http://archive.raspbian.org jessie InRelease Hit http://archive.raspbian.org jessie/main Sources Hit http://archive.raspbian.org jessie/contrib Sources Hit http://archive.raspbian.org jessie/non-free Sources Hit http://archive.raspbian.org jessie/main armhf Packages Hit http://archive.raspbian.org jessie/contrib armhf Packages Hit http://archive.raspbian.org jessie/non-free armhf Packages Ign http://archive.raspbian.org jessie/contrib Translation-en Ign http://archive.raspbian.org jessie/main Translation-en Ign http://archive.raspbian.org jessie/non-free Translation-en Reading package lists... Done Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to correct these. The following packages have unmet dependencies: libpam-systemd : Depends: systemd (= 215-17+deb8u6) but 215-17+deb8u5 is installed systemd : Depends: libsystemd0 (= 215-17+deb8u5) but 215-17+deb8u6 is installed E: Unmet dependencies. Try using -f. volumio@volumio:~$