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    Raspberry Pi Asset Specifics

    Asset UPnP is now available on the Raspberry pi, this cheap $25 computer is ideal to run a lightweight UPnP server that is totally silent, pair with a USB flash disk

    We have tested against Raspbian, on the Model B pi.

    Installation details

    Log-in to the pi (login: pi   password: raspberry)
    Create a folder for Asset: 
    cd /usr/bin
    sudo mkdir asset
    sudo chmod 777 asset
    cd asset
    Download asset Premium:
    wget http://secure.dbpoweramp.com/downloadorder.aspx?ordernum=123456789 -O asset.tar.gz
    (where 123456789 is your actual order number)
    or download asset free:
    wget http://www.dbpoweramp.com/install/Asset-RaspberryPi.tar.gz
    extract it:
    tar -zxvf *.gz
    rm *.gz
    Run Asset:
    cd /usr/bin/asset/bin
    Once running it will show Presentation URL   type this into a web browser on any computer on the same network, example:
    Then click 'configure' to specify the options
    Setting Asset to start automatically

    crontab -e
    press the down arrow until the cursor is right at the bottom (on a blank line, press enter if not on a blank line)
    @reboot /usr/bin/asset/bin/AssetUPnP
    Press keys CTRL + X   choose Y to save, press enter
    restart system:  
    sudo reboot
    The web log-in will be the same as when run manually, if at a later date you cannot find this address (or port), log into the pi and type:
    this will show on the inet addr   for eth0, take the shown ip address and:
    Where x.x.x.x is the address shown
    To find the port asset is using:
    sudo netstat -pln
    look for the lines with AssetUPnP on the end, it should be shown as  (for configuration)  (as well as which is used by UPnP devices  and for broadcast)
    Mounting a USB Flash disk

    Look for the drive:
    sudo fdisk -l
    It will most likely be called sda1
    Make a folder for this drive:
    sudo mkdir /media/usbflash
    and mount:
    sudo mount -t vfat -o rw /dev/sda1 /media/usbflash/
    Check files can be read:
    ls -l /media/usbflash/
    Then on Asset configuration page set the path as /media/usbflash/
    To make so this flash disc is automatically added on reboot:
    sudo nano /etc/fstab 
    and add the line:
    /dev/sda1      /media/usbflash     vfat   defaults   0     0
    (to save CTRL + X, Y to save)
    Mounting a CIFS (SMB / Windows) Network Share

    To mount a share, you need 1) the server address (can be a ip address, such as or a computer name such as BobsComputer), 2) the share name on the server you are mounting, normally will be the same as the folder you have shared. 3) if the share can be accessed through a guest, or needs a user name and password.
    Log into the Pi through SSH, and create a location on the Pi to mount the share:
    cd /home/pi
    sudo mkdir nas
    sudo chmod 777 nas
    Now we set the share parameters:
    sudo nano /etc/fstab
    Add a line:
    // /home/pi/nas cifs guest,_netdev,sec=ntlm 0 0
    Where the server has the address, the share is called music and the share is accessed with the guest account.
    or use the computers name:
    //BobsComputer/music /home/pi/nas cifs guest,_netdev,sec=ntlm 0 0
    Should a password and username be required:
    // /home/pi/nas cifs username=user123,password=pass123,_netdev,sec=ntlm 0 0
    Where user123 and pass123 would be replaced with the real values.
    On some networks the network speed can limit HD track playback, to remove or minimise specify an rsize value, such as:
    // /home/pi/nas cifs cifs rsize=3843360,guest,_netdev,sec=ntlm 0 0
    (to save CTRL + X, Y to save)
    Then reboot to mount the share:
    sudo reboot
    After restart you would open Asset configuration page set the library path as:
    The configuration files for Asset are stored: ~/.dBpoweramp
    Last edited by Spoon; 10-12-2019 at 08:47 AM.

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