Librespot addon

  • Hi! I just updated from LibreELEC 9.0.2 to 9.1.002 ALPHA on my RaspberryPi 1 and Librespot updated with it.

    The problem is that now Librespot struggles to play music: what before was always smooth sound now is chops and pauses ...I can also see that now the CPU is almost at ninety-something percent all the time while playing music with Librespot...does anybody experienced this?

    Thanks!

    P.D.

    I've tried to go to the configuration of Librespot and now there's only one option left: "User mode"

  • Hi! I just updated from LibreELEC 9.0.2 to 9.1.002 ALPHA on my RaspberryPi 1 and Librespot updated with it.

    The problem is that now Librespot struggles to play music: what before was always smooth sound now is chops and pauses ...I can also see that now the CPU is almost at ninety-something percent all the time while playing music with Librespot...does anybody experienced this?

    Thanks!

    P.D.

    I've tried to go to the configuration of Librespot and now there's only one option left: "User mode"

    With LibreELEC 9.2 Librespot only plays with Kodi. To keep earlier experience, remain with earlier versions of LibreELEC.

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  • With LibreELEC 9.2 Librespot only plays with Kodi. To keep earlier experience, remain with earlier versions of LibreELEC.

    I'm not really sure I understand that “only plays with Kodi”...does it means that is going to stay this way from now on? Or is there any room for improvement regarding resources consumption? Like this the app is barely usable in old SBCs like the Raspberry1.


    But don't get me wrong, I really appreciate what you do! Thanks for all the effort!

    Edited once, last by pachulo ().

  • Librespot updated 5 five days ago (to version 117), but I'm still experiencing errant playback...

    I'm running LibreElec 9.1.002 Alpha on a Raspbery Pi 1: am I the only one experiencing this?

  • Librespot updated 5 five days ago (to version 117), but I'm still experiencing errant playback...

    I'm running LibreElec 9.1.002 Alpha on a Raspbery Pi 1: am I the only one experiencing this?

    It could be that Rasberry Pi 1 is not powerful enough for the Pulse Audio backend.


    Therefore revert to an earlier version of Librespot that also provides the ALSA backend on Rasperry Pi 1.


    Current Librespot for LibreELEC releases exclusively play via Kodi, because this works out of the box without interfering with Kodi audio. Unfortunately, this requires more computer resources.

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  • Are there any quality concerns if played over Kodi, compared to earlier options? What are thr pros and cons of each?

  • Are there any quality concerns if played over Kodi, compared to earlier options? What are thr pros and cons of each?

    LibreELEC is an operating system for Kodi, where Kodi may have exclusive use of audio. This can be an issue when other software, such as Librespot and game emulators, access audio.

    Streaming Librespot audio to Kodi via the PulseAudio backend of Librespot prevents competion for audio resources, requires no configuration from the user, provides comparable audio quality, and does not require code for handling multiple audio backends.

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  • It could be that Rasberry Pi 1 is not powerful enough for the Pulse Audio backend.


    Therefore revert to an earlier version of Librespot that also provides the ALSA backend on Rasperry Pi 1.


    Current Librespot for LibreELEC releases exclusively play via Kodi, because this works out of the box without interfering with Kodi audio. Unfortunately, this requires more computer resources.

    Thanks a lot for the info! Maybe instead of running an earlier version of Librespot it's time to upgrade the hardware, even though I don't like to discard things that are not broken...