Hi there, just wondering if anyone has been able to use Pi Musicbox to stream audio to bluetooth speakers? Google finds me lots of (non Musicbox) projects to use a Raspberry as bluetooth speakers, so it looks like I can get a bluetooth dongle working on it. But how would I use that as the ‘soundcard’ for musicbox? Thanks, Gavin
Well I’ve got a bluetooth dongle & speaker connected by following these instructions: http://blog.whatgeek.com.pt/2014/04/20/raspberry-pi-bluetooth-wireless-speaker/.
Now trying to work out how to get MusicBox to play through it, so if anyone can help I’d be grateful.
It could work if you follow the instructions. Use /etc/asound.conf instead of ./asoundrc You probably have to disable audio autodetection in /opt/musicbox/startup.sh because it overwrites /etc/asound.conf
Were you able to send the audio to a bluetooth speaker? I want to do the same in another project of mine.
Not yet – got it half working but no further. Still on the list of things to do, I’m afraid!
Once you’ve got it generally working (having taken @woutervanwijk’s advice) you may need to set Mopidy’s audio/output setting to something like ‘alsasink device=bluetooth’. There’s a lot of evolving info at https://github.com/mopidy/mopidy/issues/705 that may be interesting but your original link alone should be sufficient to get it working.
I test the PI MusicBox software and i find it very cool, I find also it would be very nice if you could add a solution to send Music through an USB Bluetooth dongle. I hope you could find a solution for this.