Music playing using Volumio on Raspberry Pi with Sound Blaster X-Fi
Download Volumio image from https://volumio.org/get-started/
Unzip downloaded image
Check MD5 checksum of uncompressed image:
Insert microSD card to your laptop/PC.
You can delete all existing partitions using for instance gparted tool.
You can install it using following command:
Copy Volumio image using dd command, it will destroy all data on microSD card:
Make sure that image was really coppied to microSD card (not only to cache) by issuing following command:
Whole copy and sync operation takes around 5 minutes (depends on microSD card speed).
Insert microSD card with Volumio into Raspbbery Pi and power on.
Connect Raspberry Pi to Ethernet network.
You can also use RPi WiFi capabilities and connect to wireless network broadcasted by volumio:
Go to http://volumio.local/
Go through First run wizard.
Select proper output device for instance SB X-Fi Surround 5.1 Pro
Configure device to connect your WiFi network.
You can also disable HotSpot function and set custom DNS.
Restart device, it should automatically connect to WiFi network.
After that you will be able to access it via http://volumio.local/
Enabling software volume level control when using external sound card
Playback Options -> Volume Options -> Mixer Type, set "Software"
If you discover that Volumio drops WiFi connection when trying to connect to it from your mobile phone, please change your WiFi channel on your home router to "10"
SSH CLI access
You can enable SSH access on http://volumio.local/dev/ page.
To access Volumio via SSH:
Use following username and password:
Get list of available Volumio commands:
Check Volumio status: