In Reply to: RE: When you use PcP as player only posted by jaydacus on April 15, 2017 at 11:54:22:
It seems you haven't been monitoring any number of threads here which speak to what works best:
1. Use the PiCorePlayer as a player only. Stripped down at that.
2. Feed RPi with battery (I use Jockery Giant) or linear supply.
3. Use Logitech Media Server on a server only to do the heavy lifting and support drive(s). Naturally, both RPi and server must share network connectivity. Which means adding another player is a snap. I have six players accessing mine for either audio or video content.
4. Configure a few settings with each both for best results.
5. Settings for LMS include setting Database Memory Config to "maximum" and Server Priority = High (I use -16, but exact value likely isn't critical). Just ensure server is not always busy doing something else.
6. Settings for RPi include using memory for 600k buffer to play from RAM along with disabling HDMI and declocking processor to save power. Just yesterday, I relinked posts for Ivan here.
Doing so will substantially lower noise and provide improved sound quality. Setting those parameters really shouldn't take more than about ten minutes.
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