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Thread: Configuring Volumio to work with Asset UPnP

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    Configuring Volumio to work with Asset UPnP

    I apologise for the basic question but I have just spent a day or so getting the dbpoweramp upnp server to run on a spare raspberry pi (initially had issues with the hard disk having NTFS file format). Anyway after some work I got asset to work (I think!), indicates the right number of albums on the hard drive so I think all is good.

    I am now trying to get asset to work with another pi running volumio (www.volumio.org). However, whatever I try seems to fail.

    Can someone please walk me through the basic configuration of Volumio to recognise the upnp server:

    Volumio asks for:

    1. Source name
    2. Fileshare protocol
    3. ip address (I know this)
    4. remote directory



    Do I need more information, whatever I try so far fails.

    I appreciate any help.

    Ian

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    Re: Configuring Volumio to work with Asset UPnP

    Sounds like you need a control point, or it volumio does not support such, a upnp renderer which does.

    You should not have to enter this information, I not even know what it wants.

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    Re: Configuring Volumio to work with Asset UPnP

    Hi
    Volumio supports or apparently supports either direct play from a HDD connected to the Pi, a seperate NAS drive or UPnP.

    I guess the question I am asking (basic as it is) is what information does the renderer need to find the Asset UPnP and the associated music files?

    Cheers
    Ian

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    Re: Configuring Volumio to work with Asset UPnP

    A control point normally does all this, it scans for servers and does listings and gets file types, there is never manual entry of these.

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    Re: Configuring Volumio to work with Asset UPnP

    Oh ok. In that case Volumio does not have a control point.

    As I have said I have got Asset UPnP running on a raspberry pi with a 2TB NTFS drive. I followed the instructions almost exactly as described on this site to get the software to run. The only issue I had was a need to add:

    sudo apt-get install ntfs-config
    sudo apt-get install ntfs-3g

    I mounted the drive with:
    sudo mount -t ntfs-3g -o rw /dev/sda1 /media/usbflash/

    When I typed:
    ls -1 /media/usbflash

    one of the folders listed was Music which is where all my FLAC files are.

    On the Asset-configuration I put: /media/usbflash/ into the watched media folders box and when I scanned it picked up the albums (presumably from the Music folder).

    So if I am trying to manually configure the NAS what is the remote directory likely to be? Is it most likely to be /media/usbflash/ ?

    Thanks for your patience

    Ian

    From what I have read all Volumio needs is the ip address.

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    Re: Configuring Volumio to work with Asset UPnP

    I just had a look on my windows 8 pc and it can see "Asset UPnP:raspberrpi" on my network and when I right click on this and check the properties it says that the IP address is 192.168.1.107 which is correct.

    There is also a tree of files underneath and if I click on albums then all albums I can select and play music from the NAS. So I know that all the installation of Asset is correct. I just need to persuade Volumio to talk with it!

    Any more ideas?

    Cheers
    Ian

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    Re: Configuring Volumio to work with Asset UPnP

    The 3 elements you require are internal to upnp, they should not be manually typed in, anyhow:

    1 will be the shown name
    2 will be http
    4 I have no clue, upnp is not directory based, instead it is browsed through a control point.

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    Re: Configuring Volumio to work with Asset UPnP

    Hi I was being a bit thick in not understanding exactly what a "control point" was. I downloaded Linn's Kinsky App onto my i phone and it worked, well kind of. The Linn app only plays the first track of an album then stops. I see from an internet search others have had the same issue when using non-Linn players. I also tried an App called 8 player lite which on a brief play does appear to work (will check properly later).

    What are the best recommended App's to work with an I phone?

    Cheers
    Ian

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    Re: Configuring Volumio to work with Asset UPnP

    I solved the problem of only playing one track by installing BubbleUPnP Server alongside Asset UPnP. For more details you can look here: http://bubblesoftapps.com/bubbleupnpserver/

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