Turn A Raspberry Pi Into A Squeezebox For Streaming Music Anywhere

Logitech discontinued its line of Squeezebox smart radios last year, but you can build your own version. DIY enthusiast Emmaanuel shows off how to turn a Raspberry Pi into a Squeezebox system complete with speakers and a case.

The build works with the Logitech Media Center so you can wirelessly stream music. From there, you'll just need a Raspberry Pi, a case, some buttons, a Wi-Fi dongle and some speakers. Once you've got it all together, you install a Squeezebox emulator on the Raspberry Pi, and you're ready to go.

The end result is a small, portable stereo you can stream music to from your computer and take just about anywhere with you. It's a nice, self-contained little system, but if you don't use Squeezebox, you should be able to get it working with AirPlay instead.

SqueezeBerry : a Music Player based on Raspberry and Squeezebox [le blog d'emmaanuel via Hack a Day]


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    I was under the impression the DAC on the RPi was of poor quality? Has this changed?

      Mine seems OK, a bit quiet on headphones, but the sound quality wasn't too bad. I would say it's a midrange DAC, but certainly not up to audiophile scratch. If you want higher quality and had an amp with HDMI in, then that would probably be the way to go.

    I have a squeezebox, gifted as a bonus from a purchase. The protocol is...ehhhh, not too bad. It does some funny things with Wake on Lan, and it doesn't switch between server and non-server mode too well.
    What I really want to do is make the Squeezebox Boom work with AirPlay!

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