Hi folks, Happy New Year 2013 !!!
I’m very happy to tell you that SqueezePlug for Raspberry Pi version 6 is now ready for download. I’ve changed a lot of details in the scripts, addressing both, usability and functions.
SqueezePlug Media-Server version 6 is based on the official foundation images and is available in two versions:
- Raspbian “wheezy” (2012-12-16-wheezy-raspbian.zip)
- Soft-float Debian “wheezy” (2012-08-08-wheezy-armel.zip)
Why different versions?
There are two versions of SqueezePlug 6: One Hard-Float (the standard version) and one Soft-Float. Hard-Float will give you an extra kick of performance, Soft-Float the compatibility to things not supported for Hard-Float, like Spotify and others. You can’t switch between these versions, you have to decide in the beginning. If you don’t like to use graphical x-stuff, which is unnecessary for SqueezePlug the performance of the Soft-Float version is absolutely o.k. So choose the Soft-Float version only if you like to use Spotify or some other Hard-Float incompatible software. It will be also possible to “upgrade” from the foundation images to Squeezeplug in near future.
What is SqueezePlug?
SqueezePlug is a platform for different Media-Servers:
- Logitech Media Server (f.k.a. Slimserver, SqueezeBox Server)
- Forked DAAPD
And SqueezePlug is a platform for different Media-clients or players:
- SqueezePlay (experimental)
And SqueezePlug offers some other services:
- Access-Point functionality
All these servers and players are ready to install by just a click.
Included features are:
- Scripts for all SqueezePlug configurations
- Expand RootFS automatically
- Create a Swap File
- Change Timezone, Hostname, Password, SSH-Keys,
- Configure Network Settings incl. Access-Point
- Support for wireless USB-Sticks
- Change Overclocking and Memory Spilt
- Handling of external drives
- Cloning SD-Cards
- Samba Server already included
- HD-Idle included
- Update functions included
- Test and Change audio settings
All official Raspbian / Wheezy features like X-Server are available, nothing is purged by default. X-Server stuff can be deleted automatically if you like.
How to install SqueezePlug?
The Image comes as 3 GB! So it fits on 4 GB SD-Cards, not on 2 GB. 3 GB is chosen for compatibility with different sizes of 4 GB SD-Cards. You should expand the SD-Card to it’s full size during the initial setup.
1. Download, unzip and burn the sd-card
2. Start the Pi and find out the IP-Address (e.g. from an attached monitor, from your router or a tools like Advanced IP Scanner v2).
3. login with user: root and pw: nosoup4u
4. Follow the initial steps
a. Update SqueezePlug
b. Expand the Root-Filesystem to the maximum SD-Card size
5. type “setup” and choose the options you need and the scripts will do the rest for you.
You will find the images in the download section
SqueezePlug_HF_600.img Download the Hard-Float version or
Downloaded 2438 times the Soft-Float version.
I’ll update my Wiki and videos later to regarding Raspberry Pi version 6.
There will be no more new images for SheevaPlug, DockStar and GoFlex Net!
Feel free to donate my SqueezePlug project:
thanks a lot!