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A buildroot rootfs for the raspberry pi that will play a simple pulseaudio stream

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Small project to use buildroot and Raspberry pi to send audio from a pulseaudio source to a HiFi system


$ git clone --recursive <repository>
$ cd raspaudio
$ make

At this point, you should have images ready to install on your raspberrypi in the output/images/ subdirectory

details on how to install on the raspberry-pi are available in the file buildroot/board/raspberrypi/readme

Enabling streaming on the PC

Once your raspberrypi is pluged on the back of your HiFi you need to have your PC stream to it.

Use the paprefs program from pulseaudio to enable detection of network sound devices

Use pavucontrol to use the newly detected devices.

Sound should be streamed from your PC to your raspberrypi

Note that there might be some time delay between the two. We have observed that these delays tend to disapear over time.

Adapting raspaudio to your need

Raspaudio is based on the the buildroot project. You can simply type

make menuconfig

In the repository to adapt raspaudio to you own needs. There is only one raspaudio specific configuration option in the User-Defined section. It allows you to set a whitelist of IP adresses that are allowed to stream to the device. If that option is not set anybody can stream to the device

Technical details

The aim of this project is both to have an easy way to stream audio from the PC to the living-room and to have a clean buildroot project. This section will provide more details on this configuration

Package details

raspaudio is based on buildroot's raspberrypi_defconfig with the following differences

Buildroot configuration

The buildroot installation has been customized to allow all configuration files to be moved out of the buildroot subdirectory

Reusing the Raspaudio infrastructure in your own project

Raspaudio properly integrates buildroot as a git submodule. To create a project working in a similar way, you just have to do the following steps

$ mkdir new_project
$ cd new_project
$ git init
$ git submodule add git:// buildroot
$ wget
$ touch
$ touch
$ echo "output/" > .gitignore
$ echo "dl/" >> .gitignore

Change the field PROJECT_NAME in the Makefile to the name of your project

$ git add Makefile .gitignore
$ git commit -m"Project infrastructure"

You can now configure your project in the usual buildroot way. For example :

$ make raspberrypi_defconfig
$ make menuconfig

Don't forget to save in git the configuration file $(PROJECT_NAME)_defconfig