RuneAudio is a free and open source software with one specific objective: to transform an embedded platform (a cheap, silent and low-consumption mini-PC) into an Hi-Fi d...
What is RuneAudio?
RuneAudio is a free and open source software with one specific objective: to transform an embedded platform (a cheap, silent and low-consumption mini-PC) into an Hi-Fi digital music player. It offers a lot of features and aims to be easy to use, flexible and future-proof. At the heart of your digital hi-fi system
A RuneAudio device places itself at the heart of a digital music system.
A streamer player: It can reproduce your digital music library from local USB drives or network mounts (NAS), and also plays any internet stream (web radios).
A headless player: It can be remotely controlled by multiple clients running on different devices.
A digital player: Staying at the top of the audio signal flow chain. It offers perfect and gapless playback of common audio formats, RuneAudio works best when connected to an asynchronous USB 2.0 DAC, an I2S DAC, or a S/PDIF output to a DAC.
A shiny web interface
RuneAudio features RuneUI, an unique integrated and easy to use interface.
A MPD client: Allowing the user to control the playback, browse the music database, manage playlists and edit the play queue.
A control panel: System configurations can be tweaked to obtain the best audio performance. It grants access to a number of system commands, without the need to open a terminal session.
It is designed to be responsive, and it displays correctly, scaling itself for every kind of device, including: desktop PCs, laptops, netbooks, tablets and smartphones.
Comments and Reviews
- Audio Player
CategoryAudio & Music
Recent user activities on RuneAudio
- comanchero added RuneAudio as alternative(s) to piCorePlayer
- Hansaplast liked RuneAudio
- Hansaplast thinks moOde audio player is an alternative to RuneAudio
Proper, technical & non-technical documentation will drive adoption for this
Both RuneAudio & Volumio suffer from lack of adequate non-technical documentation. I've managed to get one of these working after hours of trying various stuff & suggestions found online, which is probably why it still constitutes a serious barrier to most people adopting them.
One shouldn't have any grasp of Linux, or understanding of how to get Pi to identify on the LAN with a domain-name, or daemon programs or - you name it - if these music servers are ever to break the technical barrier of wide-scale user adoption.
What I wanted to see directly in the documentation pages for both RuneAudio & Volumio was something like this:
Instead, I found myself in the position where I had to start searching for stuff like "volumio can't access local address", "runeaudio.local address not found", "volumio can't access ui" etc. Basically the most generic stuff that took me hours to sort through and get to the bottom of an issue that seems quite common for these systems.
Surely a step-by-step instruction could be offerred to save the users that time and frustration.
_[Edited by gholem, March 03] -- fixed typo & added title _