Pi2AES Mercury Streamer

Discussion in 'Digital: DACs, USB converters, decrapifiers' started by purr1n, Mar 10, 2023.

  1. Baten

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    Mar 18, 2018
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    Well the graphical EQ is pretty crap honestly. But okay yeah it's there. Supposedly one of the coming updates it'll have full PEQ which will make it really competitive to everything else on the market. if they deliver!
  2. KoruMatt

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    Jun 28, 2023
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    Hi Edwyun, thanks for getting back but which forum are you refering to (post597). would you mind sending a link?
  3. edwyun

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    Oct 30, 2020
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    This is what I did for my Mercury V2. Can't guarantee it will work in your setup; could even make things worse and create security issues. YMMV. There may be better ways to make it work. YMMV. Currently, this allows me to use my Windows PC and "view" and even "copy" flac files on the NVME SSD installed in the Mercury V2. But it won't allow me to copy flac files from my Windows PC to the NVME SSD. That would be an easy way for adding new music to the Mercury V2. I've been trying to do so using SAMBA share but so far I haven't been successful (seems to be a permissions or volumio issue). Maybe someone with more Linux/Volumio abilities can help. Interestingly, the default "internal storage", "nas", and "usb" folders in volumio SD card do show up in Windows explorer and I can copy flac files from my Windows PC to those folders on the SD card.

    1. Use Balena Etcher to copy the Volumio image to SD card.
    - Use web browser to setup volumio.
    - Follow setup instructions and set DAC = HiFiBerry Digi+ Pro.

    2. Allow SSH mode in Volumio:
    - Use web browser to go to: http://volumio.local/dev
    - Click the button for “Enable” SSH.

    3. Create NVME SSD (I did this in Windows):
    - Create 1 partition.
    - Format in FAT32 so it can be read in Windows and Linux/RPi (may take a while).
    - Save your folders and flac files to the NVME SSD.
    - Install the NVME SSD in Mercury V2.

    4. Log into SSH via puTTY:
    - For host name or IP address, type: volumio.local
    - For login, type: volumio
    - For password, type: volumio

    5. Identify partitions and mounting points:
    - Use the command: lsblk
    - You will see a list of partitions. Note the partition and name of the NVME SSD (e.g., nvme0n1p1).

    6. Create a shared directory for the mount point.
    - Use the command: sudo mkdir /mnt/[YOURNVME]
    - For [YOURNVME], choose any name you want as your mount point.

    7. Mount the NVME SSD drive to the mount point:
    - Use the command: mount /dev/[nvme0n1p1] /mnt/[YOURNVME]
    - For [nvme0n1p1], use the name of your NVME SSD in step #5 above.
    - For [YOURNVME], use the same name your chose in step 6 above.

    8. For volumio, you need to link the NVME SSD to the music folder:
    - Use the command: sudo ln -s /mnt/[YOURNVME] /var/lib/mpd/music/[YOURNVME]

    9. Update the database:
    - Use the command: mpc update

    10. Update the /etc/fstab file to mount the NVME SSD automatically at boot:
    - Use the command: sudo nano /etc/fstab
    - Add the following line, assuming FAT32 format:

    /dev/[nvme0n1p1] /mnt/[YOURNVME] vfat auto,user, rw 0 0

    - Exit and save changes to fstab.

    11. Update the smb.conf file:
    - Use the command: sudo nano /etc/samba/smb.conf
    - Add the following to smb.conf:

    comment = NVME SSD
    path = /mnt/[YOURNVME]
    read only = no
    guest ok = yes

    - Exit and save changes to smb.conf.

    12. Restart to apply the changes:
    - Use the command: sudo systemctl restart nmbd
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