following the project online for a while I decided to give it a go and abandoned my squeezeplug setup that I had been using before.Squeezeplug worked nicely but the ios apps looked quite outdated (ipeng or Squeezebox app).
The Volumio 2 setup worked straightforward. I started with a raspberry B and hifiberry dac plugin (my old hardware)
Issues I am having are (maybe some fit are better into the “feature request” or “bug section” )
browsing the music library is quite slow, even after multiple boots when I thought all the images and library scanning should be complete. I have about 10000 tracks on a usb harddisk. Opening “albums” for example takes about 10-20 seconds before anything is shown. trying to scroll has a some-seconds delay until screen actually scrolls.
boot up takes a long time.
Volume control issues. using the software mixer, the volume control only works on library songs not for spotify plugin songs, choosing “hardware” doesnt work at all with normal hifiberry dac (not the dac+)
Web UI for car use too small and slow at some positions. The overall playback UI is nice however when I try to add a song from “browse” to a Queue it is almost imossible during driving. The browse menu gets stuck, scolling hangs and the three buttons at the end “…” is hard to find with my fingers , the small window that opens to “add to queue” or play is too small as well. many times I hit a little left of the points “…” and the song is just started instead of opening the menu to add it. Sometimes I hit one row below “clear and play” which clears my whole playlist and is quite annoying. Sometimes trying to open a menu or the “play, add to queue etc window” doesnt work at all and I have to wait and/or press several times which is irritating during driving.
Trying to access the “small house” icon to go back home or the “<-” back arrow is almost impossible to hit in my car setup.
I changed to the newest Raspberry 3 with hifiberry dac+ with a fast micro sd card (class 10) and the overall browsing and booting is still slow, a bit better though
Could this be an issue of my old ipad mini (version1) and not a raspberry or volumio issue?
I will try to modify the Web UI but before reinventing the wheel I wanted to ask if there is anybody working on similar issues first?
The volume control works better with the hifiberry dac+ ( I can choose hardware mixer)
I will post my setup in the DIY projects section later. I am using a “padbay” car holder for ipad and I am happy with the look. It fits nicely into many cars (I am not in any way affiliated with them) and the ipad controls the volumio hidden underneath the shelf. I hope to get these last issues resolved.
best regards and thanks for any Input