Xyzzy
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Audio player operated via 5" screen/remote

Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:47 pm

Hello,

I see there are some audio player distributions for RPi, but I am looking specifically for one that can be operated via 5" screen from distance of 1-2 meters (and a remote, to be precise).
Which of them would offer appropriate UI - I would like to output audio via HiFiBerry Digi+ to an amp.

Thanks for any tips,

PhatFil
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Re: Audio player operated via 5" screen/remote

Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:10 pm

Rather than try to fabricate a diy control interface based on a 5" screen perhaps just use a phone or tablet for remote control and wire the display to the pi to provide status info and perhaps on-device controls..

Xyzzy
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Re: Audio player operated via 5" screen/remote

Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:24 pm

PhatFil wrote:
Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:10 pm
Rather than try to fabricate a diy control interface based on a 5" screen perhaps just use a phone or tablet for remote control and wire the display to the pi to provide status info and perhaps on-device controls..
Thanks, but it's too cumbersome. You need to keep loaded smartphone/tablet around, plus children tend to treat these things badly.

What I need is (I think) just a line of icons along the top plus the rest for the text.

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peppy.player
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Re: Audio player operated via 5" screen/remote

Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:26 pm

You can try Peppy player. It has disk image for 5" touchscreen:
https://github.com/project-owner/PeppyP ... isk-Images

Also it can be controlled from any mobile device or computer via web browser,
IR remote control and many other ways.

You can find more info about player functionality here:
https://github.com/project-owner/Peppy.doc/wiki

If you will have any issues with player installation/usage just let me know.
There is a separate thread for this player right here:
https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/view ... 5&t=139983

You can make this as a family project and involve your kids to the assembling process :)
https://github.com/project-owner/PeppyP ... men-france

Xyzzy
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Re: Audio player operated via 5" screen/remote

Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:56 pm

peppy.player wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:26 pm
You can try Peppy player. It has disk image for 5" touchscreen:
Thanks, I will take a look.

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