New procedure for Air Player 4 for Raspberry Pi

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Re: New procedure for Air Player 4 for Raspberry Pi

#11 Post by Ralph »

There are indeed a few steps which makes it, in my opinion, over-complicated.
But apart from that it is useful.

If you have it on auto start, then as far as I know, it already starts with sudo rights.
If you're using a Raspberry Pi 3 or older, then there's an additional step to enable OpenGL.

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Re: New procedure for Air Player 4 for Raspberry Pi

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guda wrote: Sun Jun 19, 2022 10:01 am Currents bugs
  • This Air player release doesn’t support anymore resources with blank characters. If you try to use an image named “MY Image.png” it crashes the player
We cannot reproduce this. But what we did see is that if you push a debug instrument from the Create/Edit tab, without having any panel(s) configured, the application hangs. So this might be what you were experiencing. This is fixed in the upcoming release.

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Re: New procedure for Air Player 4 for Raspberry Pi

#13 Post by guda »

I have updated my procedure based on Air Player 4.1.4
- I added the "update part"
- I’ve changed the autostart chapter because this feature is now implemented by the installer (setup.sh)

Regarding your sudo question That is a good question and to be honest I don't know, I don't use any hardware.

I think you should modify the autostart file. if you have filled the /etc/xdg/lxsession/LXDE-pi/autostart file:

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@/home/pi/AirPlayer4_32/Bootloader
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@sudo /home/pi/AirPlayer4_32/Bootloader
From AirPlayer 4.1.4, auto boot can be automatically set by the installer shell script (at the end of the installation it asks you if you want the autostart, just answer Y). you should changed the /home/pi/.config/autostart/airplayer.desktop file

Good luck

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Re: New procedure for Air Player 4 for Raspberry Pi

#14 Post by nnyerges »

Hello Huberflight,

On Mon Jun 27, 2022 3:24 pm, you post this:
Huberflight wrote: Mon Jun 27, 2022 7:24 pm Hello guda.

First of all, thank you for your installation description. It´s much better than the Wiki (Until today).

But i'm stuck now. I have installed the OS on my PI. Installed the AirPlayer data and run the setup.sh to download all the stuff.
Then i type in the "./bootloader" command and nothing happends (AirPlayer didn't start). When i restart the PI, i came back on the Desctop again and nothing more. Will mean, the AirPlayer will not start. I followerd the installation for the Autostart option but nothing happends.

I'm not an RPI Expert but can anybody help please? Or make it just as easy as it was before?

thx
I have made all the procedures that "guda" explain in his post of Jun 19...
guda wrote: Sun Jun 19, 2022 10:01 am The wiki page is too light. Which OS can we use (light or desktop)? what is the procedure to update/uninstall….)?

I have the feeling to be a beta tester and today I'm stuck due to the "multi Air player on raspberry's bug".

If it can’t help other users, please find below my procedure to deploy Air player 4 on Raspberry 3
Feel free to complete my post because I’m not Linux administrator and I can make mistakes.
... but have the same issues like yours then.
Now, on Tue Jun 28, 2022 you post that your Air Player is already running...
Huberflight wrote: Tue Jun 28, 2022 9:13 am Hello Ralph, hello guda.

Thanks for your fast reply.

My situation now is that AirPlayer is running on my RPI and I have an Instr. installed.
I dont see any other post that have help you to solve you initial issue. Can you explain what do you do to get the Air Player to work?
Thanks in advance

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