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Reciva radio and Logitech Media Server
« on: 11:36:44 | 14 December, 2014 »
DISCLAIMER:

This worked on my Vistron.   I accept no responsibility for any damges or defects to your system or equipment!   The most critical point is the volume - get this wrong and you could damage your ears!   The settings below worked for the Vistron

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Here are my initial steps to getting a Reciva to work as a squeezebox player.

It works with some rough edges.

I used a Vistron.

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1. What you need:

PC with LMS installed (I recommend Win for easy set up)

The squeeze2upnp program - this is available from:

https://github.com/philippe44/LMS-to-uPnP

Download the zip - read the QUICKSTART file.   I used the stable windows version found in /stable/bin - that's the exe file and the 2 dlls

Reciva radio

Controller device/program (optional) - eg. smartphone with squeezebox controller app, Squeezeplay for Windows.   It is easy to control the radio simply using the LMS-gui from a browser.

2.  What to do:

a. Install LMS - set up via the browser gui.  For example, install plugins, etc. Restart the server and check it has your choices, eg. Radio, iPlayer
b. Turn on the Reciva - select the Media Player option (don't choose anything else)
c.  Run the squeeze2upnp program exe (it runs as a terminal program)
d.  You'll see a bunch of stuff scrolling across the screen - wait until the scrolling stops.  Then type - save config.xml
e.  Close the terminal program - IMPORTANT - don't attempt to use the LMS controller yet!

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f.  Open the config.xml file in a text editor
g. The last entry should be something like:

<device>
<udn>uuid:33e3db30-4d68-448d-8451-fc6c95e9779d</udn>
<name>Vistron</name>
<enabled>1</enabled>
</device>

  Note udn and name may be different

h. Add the following 2 lines after the enabled line

<stream_length>1000000000</stream_length>
<volume_curve>0:0, 32768:25, 65536:100</volume_curve>

i. Save the file as config.xml

j. Restart the Reciva - select Media Player

k, Run squeeze2upnp.exe again

l. Go to LMS-gui - at the top right there's a small drop-down button.  The Reciva should be shown as an available player - select to make it the active player.

m.You can adjust the base volume to 6-7 bars.   Adding bars above this can produce very loud volume!  Be careful.

n.In the left side pane, choose a stream to play, eg. Radio - drill down for a station

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That's the basics!   It gets easier as you use it!

If you encounter errors in the above - let me know.

Remember - all this is 'work in progress'.   The devs of squeeze2upnp are pretty active, and the program is sure to improve.

DISCLAIMER:

This worked on my Vistron.   I accept no responsibility for any damges or defects to your system or equipment!   The most critical point is the volume - get this wrong and you could damage your ears!   The settings above worked for the Vistron



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Re: Reciva radio and Logitech Media Server
« Reply #1 on: 14:22:44 | 05 January, 2015 »
Nobody tried this?
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Re: Reciva radio and Logitech Media Server
« Reply #2 on: 20:16:12 | 05 January, 2015 »
Nobody tried this?

I am intending to try it but it might take me a while to get around to it.  Thanks for the detailed instructions.

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Re: Reciva radio and Logitech Media Server
« Reply #3 on: 01:50:33 | 06 January, 2015 »
Nobody tried this?

Well, I don't have a PC (lifelong Mac user  ;) ) and I don't own any Logitech devices...

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Re: Reciva radio and Logitech Media Server
« Reply #4 on: 03:01:52 | 06 January, 2015 »
Just a note:

1.  This program does NOT require a Logitech device.  It allows you to use a upnp device as a squeezebox player.

2. It only requires a version of LMS to be running on your network

3. Latest program files are here:

https://github.com/philippe44/LMS-to-uPnP
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Re: Reciva radio and Logitech Media Server
« Reply #5 on: 04:35:05 | 06 January, 2015 »
I am now running LMS on my home network, but so far I haven't had the need to connect a Reciva radio to it.

I am running a couple of Android devices and my laptop to it and so far it's been very good and done everything I need.

However, just for fun I am installing squeeze2upnp.

Currently, I'm at the first run stage.

Takes a while doesn't it?

Still waiting ... Seems to be checking every port on the network.
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Re: Reciva radio and Logitech Media Server
« Reply #6 on: 05:29:20 | 06 January, 2015 »
Once you have generated a config file, which will contain all the upnp devices it finds, you can edit the file to disable devices you don't want.   Each device has a section and the parameter 'enable' - set this to 0 (I think).

This should speed up startup a bit.

Version 1.4 will be available shortly.
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Re: Reciva radio and Logitech Media Server
« Reply #7 on: 07:57:41 | 06 January, 2015 »
So ... that didn't go so well. Ran for about 2 hours+ scrolling and scrolling. Eventually crashed my win7pro media computer.

I think I'll manage without it.
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Re: Reciva radio and Logitech Media Server
« Reply #8 on: 09:56:30 | 06 January, 2015 »
So ... that didn't go so well. Ran for about 2 hours+ scrolling and scrolling. Eventually crashed my win7pro media computer.

I think I'll manage without it.

Strange.

You did use the /stable/bin files ?   The .exe and 2 dll files?

I've run it on a win7 ultimate without issues.
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Re: Reciva radio and Logitech Media Server
« Reply #9 on: 10:41:52 | 06 January, 2015 »
Followed your instructions to the letter ...
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Re: Reciva radio and Logitech Media Server
« Reply #10 on: 11:03:05 | 06 January, 2015 »
Followed your instructions to the letter ...

Use the exe and dll files here:

https://github.com/philippe44/LMS-to-uPnP/tree/master/0.1.2.0/bin

The scan should take only a few minutes at the most.

You can run:

squeeze2upnp.exe -f logfile

This could give some hints on what's going wrong - if you can send it to me, then I can forward to the developer.
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Re: Reciva radio and Logitech Media Server
« Reply #11 on: 11:10:56 | 06 January, 2015 »
Maybe I'll just wait for the consumer version . . . .
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Re: Reciva radio and Logitech Media Server
« Reply #12 on: 11:18:32 | 06 January, 2015 »
Just to confirm:

b. Turn on the Reciva - select the Media Player option (don't choose anything else)

before doing the scan

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This is the consumer version! 

The more people who try it - and report problems - the more likely a fully working version can be developed.   The developers are really helpful
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Re: Reciva radio and Logitech Media Server
« Reply #13 on: 15:34:22 | 09 January, 2015 »
The latest version 1.4 is available - there is a hard-float armv6 version which runs on Raspi.  Other versions for Win and Linux 32 and 64.

Definitely worth trying .... despite Alan's issues!
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Re: Reciva radio and Logitech Media Server
« Reply #14 on: 15:32:39 | 20 January, 2015 »
Come on, guys ..... nobody else going to give this a try?
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