I have MusicBox running on a pi 3 with Pimoroni phatDAC. This is a basic install, I changed very few things – added network login info, a Samba share, enabled Shairport, set the output to phatDAC.
It fundamentally works. I can play music through Bluetooth. I can use the web client to play things in the default streams list. However there is a lot I can’t do:
Volume control from the web client doesn’t seem to work. Do I need to do something to enable it for the phatDAC?
Now Playing screen in the web client does not show anything when music is playing through Shairport. Should it?
Local MP3 files on the Samba share are found but won’t play – they start very briefly (a second or two) then seem to get stuck with (Sync) showing.
Most interactions via the web client on another wireless device (iPhone) are very slow – long delays to start and stop new streams or just to connect to MusicBox via the wifi. Network speed should not be an issue – it’s 802.11n, dual band, a good router (Netgear WNDR3700), and that same iPhone speed tests at 50 MB/s.
Thoughts on any of the above welcome, thanks!