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  1. Here is the quick guide but honestly just image write the downloaded image to sd card and install in pi https://cdn.volumio.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Quick-Start-Guide-Volumio-1.pdf Attach any music hard drive to Pi and you are good to go. Connect to amp via dac pro. Good luck whichever way you go.
  2. Here is simple but wonderful solution: https://www.hifiberry.com/shop/bundles/hifiberry-dac-bundle-4/ Choose pi4 2gb with dac+, power supply and case. Obviously add sd card etc if you don't have one laying around. Then install moode audio on sd, attach hard drive of music (or stream from nas or laptop) and you are good to go. https://moodeaudio.org/ Need help, just shout.
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  4. hey there, Never had to partition hard drive and can see all 3.5 tb's of music using Volumio. Over the years I found Max2play unable to manage such a large number of albums/tracks, either some not showing up or being very very slow to scroll through etc. meanwhile, Volumio has been a dream. Cannot say noticed any difference in sound though.
  5. Good write up and very helpful. I have tried max2play (and predecessor) a few times over the years but always had difficulty with it managing larger library. Like you I have HD attached to Pi and use as server/player. Have always found max2play struggle with larger hard drive (currently 4tb drive with 11500 albums@ 120k tracks). I used Runeaudio for a while which managed (mostly), but for last year or so have been happy with Volumio. Manages the larger numbers much better.
  6. Surely you all forgot the 10% original poster tax? Finders fee
  7. Large auction of new and demo stuff in Nottingham. Wish I was nearer as would pick a few bits up.....Some very good stuff here: https://auctions.eddisons.com/auctions/7048/eddiso10447?page=3&pageSize=60
  8. I previously was an LMS user, but found it struggled to index larger music collection (around 3.5 tb worth at the minute). I have portable 4tb drive attached to RasPi and use Runeaudio as server and player into external dac. RuneAudio is free too, so maybe give it a try if you fancy.
  9. Are you sure about that 4tb drive requiring partitions? I have a 4tb portable attached to Rasp Pi and have full access to all albums. I use RuneAudio, maybe that helps?
  10. I too have used Rasp Pi for many years and tried variety of options. Currently, I prefer RuneAudio, which I am sure will run easily on your Metrum. Maybe give it a try, just stick it on your sd card and away you go. http://www.runeaudio.com/download/
  11. If wary of the installation, just ask here. many of us use Pi as server or streamer or both and would be happy to help. As bencat says, it is very easy to set up a Pi. There are many software's available and all you have to do is stick one on an micro sd and bob's your uncle.
  12. Just a thought, my Rasp Pi with RuneAudio does most of this. Provides background information on artist being played, often lyrics to the song being played, and identifies other artists/albums which are similar that may be of interest. I use the Pi as server and player (via dac), with 4tb attached. Rune also has radio stations etc should you want this.
  13. hello folks, Can I just clarify something. If you plug a wd 3tb hard drive into Bluesound Node 2 can you use it the same as if streaming from Nas? Does the app work with album covers, search etc? Also, can you add 2 hard drives? Or larger than 3tb? many thanks