I am elevating this from a request for help [Volumio hangs on Connecting], to a bug report, since there has been no help posted to the help thread in over a week. My configuration: Volumio1.55 running on a Raspberry Pi B+/HiFiBerry DAC+
My music library is stored on a Windows 7 box on my network running Windows Media Server (WMS) to handle the DLNA. I can access that library using WMS on other Window 7 computers on my local network.
I flash the RPiB+ memory card with Volumio system and configure the network. Volumio then shows up in the WMS’s on the Windows box – all of them on the network in fact – as a media device with the “Play to” option. I can stream music to it from those Windows boxes on my network. The sound is great and all is well. Looks like UpMpd and the hardware as well my network configuration all works fine.
But when I tell Volumio about the location of my music library using the Library page of its webGUI the “Connecting” message with the two tail-chasing arrows grays out the Volumio Library setup page, and nothing works from that point on, even after I reboot the RPi.
Volumio disappears from the Network display and the option to “Play to” Volumio in WMS on every windows box disappears, too. It’s like my RPi network interface is hung…
After that I can only reflash and reconfigure to do anything.
This is very frustrating! Anybody using a music library on a Windows 7 box from volumio? What version?