MyVolumio is the brainchild of a dream we had since few years: emancipate our beloved Volumio Audiophile player from being just accessible on the local network, and make it communicate with the world out there. To make what, you might be asking. To extend Volumio capabilities. To make Volumio smarter. To make Volumio better in new waysand most important: to make ourselves enjoy more our music.
And guess what, we called it MyVolumio because we have plenty of creativity, and we wanted to be truly yours, Volumio user. Then, the way we currently use Volumio, via browser from a local network is great.
We imagined that it could have been even better, for example by allowing control of it even without being connected to your home network, or from anywhere you are. Last, the single most requested features were streaming services support like QOBUZ and Tidal, and we simply could not have been able to deliver them without a wider approach which involved some additions to Volumio as we know it.
Basically, you will be able to crete an account on MyVolumio like you do with every other service in the world which will allow you to experience some pretty good stuff nicely integrated in your Volumio player.
After you created your account, MyVolumio can be accessed in 2 ways: directly from the Volumio UI or via myvolumio. From there, you will be able to subscribe on our 3 subscription tiers, which offer different levels of features:.
We expect this to be the ideal choice for all of you which have only one Volumio player, but want more from it.
You get the full MyVolumio experience same features as the Virtuoso plan but for up to 6 devices togetherwhich you can use at the same time. As you will read later, we are releasing MyVolumio initially as an Open Betato gather your feedback and to make it ready for prime time. This gives also us a chance to show you what we have in mind and what can be achieved with it.
It turned out to be an extremely complex task, due to legal requirements and technical challenge. So the only way we could make it happen has been creating a cloud service to support them. This is in fact, how we started working on what has later become MyVolumio.
How do I experience the benefits of Qobuz?
And the good news is that we have a great one from day 1. I must admit it has not been easy in the beginning, but in the process I really saw the tremendous improvement this Music Service has done over the last year and I am pretty sure it will become the first choice of many.
Well done on that. And when I say remote, I mean it. But this is a great advantage if you want to have all your playback endpoints available in a single glance without messing with IP address or network issues.The Volumio Primo arrives in time to be a new piece in the puzzle of affordable streaming. It overlaps with the Auralic Aries Mini and Bluesound Node 2i but offers some different features to either of them that might be of considerable use to some readers. First things first, the downsides.
The flipside is that the Volumio does an awful lot of different things and does them all with a slickness that is testament to a well-adapted and well thought out user interface that makes a lot of the more mass market opposition look and feel messy and crude.
Volumio Primo Network Audio Player Review
It is, like many of the devices at this price point, a compact box that is dependent on a control app to function. Unlike most of its rivals, the path by which it came to be developed is reversed. The software that drives the Primo has existed for rather longer than the Primo has. This is potentially very important. One of the reasons the Bluesound Node 2i is as highly regarded as it is, is because the control system is slick, stable and flexible. This means that the Primo should have a key advantage in this area, so, if they have harnessed their software to a piece of hardware that is up to the job, this should be a very interesting new arrival indeed.
Specification and Design. As noted, Volumio was originally created not just as a software platform but as an entire operating system.
It can be loaded onto a device like a Raspberry Pi which turns it into a streamer that can output to a DAC via a digital output. Looking online, some enterprising souls have also seemingly found ways of running it on older PCs too. Once installed, you get library management, the ability to add plugins for streaming services and format handling for most commonly and not so commonly encountered formats. The company then proceeded to expand its remit.
If you go to its store, you can now choose a bewildering variety of bits to build your own Volumio powered digital front ends. The Primo combines the Volumio operating system with a bespoke chassis and audio section.Technical and DIY. I assumed in that article that audio would be played to a Raspberry Pi with Volumio installed on it. Qobuz streams native high-res audio at up to kHz, so it raises the bar on the capabilities of the streaming system.
The method described here does. Figure 1 illustrates the architecture of the system, which sets out the main pieces of hardware and software involved. While previously I have used a Raspberry Pi running Volumio as an example, there are lots of things that can be used, including other Linux SBCs and off-the-shelf devices such as those on this list.
You can have as many renderers as you like on your network. You also need a way to browse music on Qobuz, to select a renderer to play music to, and to control playback. You can also switch between controllers while music is playing. The diagram lists controller apps that I have found to work well. The Pi is running the ready-to-go distribution Volumio, while the NanoPi Neo2 has the player software installed from scratch. There are more expensive turnkey SBC-based streamers although still cheap by high end audio standards with analog outputs that are engineered for high quality audio output.
For example, the folks at Volumio have released their own streamer called the Primoand young company Orchard Audio have announced the forthcoming PecanPi.
High end audio streamers — such as those from Lumin and Linnwho provide two of my preferred controller apps for free — fit into this architecture too. To install on a Windows computer, follow the instructions here. You can choose either the single-user install or install as a service. For a Mac, follow the instructions here. You can also install it on an SBC as I have done for my droidisk.
I recommend turning off all Internet access options, as explained in the earlier article. On the Media Renderers page, you should see the renderers you have on your network down the left side:. Pick a DLNA controller from those recommended in the earlier article. You will need to install Kazoo on a different computer or use a phone or tablet for the controller. Until next time, happy streaming! To stream files from your own music library to the renderers, I suggest using MinimServer.
Usually, you install it on the same machine that has your music files on it. This could be even a NAS. See the MinimServer installation page. Once you have MinimServer installed, you can select files to play using the same controller that you use for Qobuz.
However, the list of SBCs single board computers supported by Volumio is quite short — what if I want to stream to a different board? Or perhaps I have a board that has a different distro on it and I want to add music playback capabilities to. As long as you have set things up as described earlier in this article, installing a couple of packages on the SBC will meet this need.Control your devices from everywhere and at anytime.
MyVolumio allows to control all your Volumio devices from myvolumio. You will be able to control your devices even when not at home. All your favourites, Playlists and webradios are automatically synced to all your devices and backed-up to a secure location, ready to be restored whenever you set-up a new MyVolumio device. This is one of the most requested features.
Play or copy your CDs in the most accurate way. Forget checking for new software updates: your Volumio device will automatically update itself when not in use. To reward you with the latest features we have to offer. The system is loaded entirely on RAM and optimized for lightweight operations. If a compatible wireless hardware is found, Volumio will create a hotspot network for first configuration.
Plugin support with new functions available like Spotify and Digital Room Correction. Seamless update system: no need to reinstall when a new version is available. Try MyVolumio free for 15 Days No commitment. Cancel anytime.
Use MyVolumio on up to 6 Devices. Remote Control from MyVolumio. Automatic Backup and Sync. Upcoming Upgrades. Level Up Your Music. MyVolumio Virtuoso. MyVolumio Superstar.Talk now or shut up forever. Now, I am able to see my music in Tidal.
I can play my favourite albums but not my playlists. Also, not available a search option for music in Tidal. In summary I think that the experience for using Tidal thru this method is quite limited. I hope that volumio team will soon release a much more complete Tidal -Volumio experience. Anyway this method proposed by Klapaucius works and i cannot but say thanks!
Search performance is not earth shaking but it works. Highly recommended! A few more informations: Your version is almost 6 months old. I don't why you are not shown any updates, as there have been around 6 releases since then.Volumio's Primo is a two-headed streaming monster!
There is a new version 2. It contains the same upmpdcli version as the previous release. I just tried that with 2. One important thing: I noticed that I could no longer install any Volumio plugins.
The reason is that we changed the password of the volumio user. It seems that the default password has to be restored in order for plugin installation to work. To achieve this type Code: Select all sudo passwd volumio leaving out 'sudo' will not allow you to restore the all-too-simple default password! Enter the current password and then set it back to 'volumio'. I'll just keep ssh off except when I need it. I'll try to update my original instructions.
This starts an OpenHome media server on the same machine that you can select from the list of available media servers. In order for this to work you'll need to log into your volumio installation using ssh. Log into your Volumio device using ssh: Code: Select all ssh volumio volumio. However, it is not advisable to change the password of the volumio user since Volumio itself seems to depend on it; e. Lossless is best. Save the file and exit the editor.
In vim, press Esc, then :wq followed by Enter. Reboot: Code: Select all sudo reboot 8. When the reboot is complete and if everything went OK you should now see a new media server in the 'Media Servers' section, most likely named 'volumio-mediaserver' if you did not change he name of your Volumio install.
You'll get a much better user experience with Linn Kazoo, with searching and cover images just like with Linn's own players. Let me know if this works for you. Regards Victor. Or is it something else you're trying to accomplish? That's all. As I am used to using vim instead of nano, I also provided instructions for it.Qobuz, Get help for Volumio here! I have seen that there's a plug-in "in development". But are we likely to see any movement in me being able to use my Qubuz account through my Volumio?
An official plug-in would be perfect. Please advise. If I understood correctly, development is done but Volumio needs a license agreement and probably some connection key to actually make it work. I read that such a request has been made by the Volumio team but nothing since than. Any news anyone? Verzonden vanaf mijn iPhone met Tapatalk. Volumio OS Developer You like my work? Then what about buying me a beer.
Is there something the community can assist with? Like signing a petition or something like that? To show Qobuz that Volumio support is really appriciated by its users?
But don't worry, we've found another way, and we're working on it. I think it won't make such big deal of difference But I hope to be wrong In any case, we won't need support from them with the method we're using.
Link is here I think you need to be logged in to vote. I was unable to get any response when asking for an API key, but you never know! New to Volumio? Please read the Quick Start Guide to get your system up and running. Users browsing this forum: Majestic [Bot] and 2 guests.
All times are UTC.The summary that we are providing today was suggested to us in the comments on last week's article. We will therefore be listing the different brands that currently integrate the Qobuz app, whether these brands offer network players, speakers, or smart audio systems, and will be providing an illustration of a model that seems typical of the brand, or in some cases, a model that we have used for one of our hardware benchmark tests.
The high-end audio playback software for MacOS, created by Damien Plisson, is used by sophisticated audiophiles the world over and integrates the Qobuz application in Hi-Res. It offers an exceptional user interface combined with outstanding sound quality. A manufacturer of top-of-the-range music servers with integrated, large-capacity SSD discs, where digital audio files are stored before being read, ensuring that there are no moving parts at all.
Aurender XL. Among the brand's products, Qobuz has tested: Aurender XL. Cabasse's new parent company, whose network products feature a built-in Awox network card, has also integrated Qobuz in its devices that are designed to be used for musical reproduction. This young, Canadian brand, which grew out of NAD, has become an icon in the market for networked music players for audiophiles and other related equipment. Bluesound Node 2. Among the brand's products, Qobuz has tested: Bluesound Node 2.
This manufacturer, based in Brest, France, incorporates Qobuz in HI-Res mode into a range of different smart speaker systems, as well as streaming players and amps. Cabasse Stream Source. Among the brand's products, Qobuz has tested: Cabasse Stream Source. A French manufacturer of high-end amplifiers, which makes use of a number of patented technologies including ADH Intelligencewhich is the first hybrid amplification technology to combine analogue or class A amplification with the power and compactness of digital or class D amplification as well as the SAM system, which allows amplifiers to adapt optimally to the speakers they are used with.
Devialet also offers the Phantom cordless speaker. The Spark application allows Qobuz to be streamed via the Phantom. Devialet Phantom. The Norwegian brand, Electrocompaniet, manufactures high-end hi-fi equipment including amps and speakers with a no-compromise approach to quality, available in three ranges including the ECM2 networked music player, which was the first in the world to offer Qobuz in Hi-Res mode.
Electrocompaniet ECM2. The famous Scottish brand, a long-term specialist in networked music playback, offers a range of high end devices that allows Qobuz to be played in Hi-Res mode, and which feature the Space Optimisation System, allowing the electronics to process audio signals in real time, adapting to the characteristics of the piece being played as well as the speakers that are used, in order to create the ultimate in audio resolution. Linn Majik DSM. An electronics brand that is already well known for its TVs and smartphones, Samsung integrates the Qobuz app in Hi-Res in some of its audio systems.
Samsung R3. Among the brand's products, Qobuz has tested: Enceintes Samsung R3. The Voxtok brand offers a multi-room server, the Audiocapsule, which features an in-built implementation of the Hi-Res Qobuz app.
Voxtok Audiocapsule. The Korean manufacturer, LG, features Qobuz as an integrated application in its multiroom systems. LG Music Flow H4. Multimedia players by Popcorn Hour, which can also be equipped with a hard disc, integrate the Qobuz app.
It's worth noting that the French importer, Moovika, offers a rack with a high quality linear power supply to be used with some models in the range.
Popcorn Hour A Sonos was the first manufacturer to provide an integrated implementation of the Qobuz app, and today Sonos offers a wide range of network multimedia players and smart speakers, all of which offer multiroom options and which feature an app that is considered to be a landmark.