. Please report bugs about MusicBox itself at
. You can also try the
root, password: musicbox .
Q : Is there a way to upgrade the
music box image, or is the only solution to use the whole new image?
For now, there is
no real upgrade path, and the only way to upgrade is to simply download
the newest image.
You could copy over your settings.ini and streamuris.js config files to the new image.
Can I use the free version of
Spotify ? A
sorry. Spotify does not allow free users to stream to third party clients.
Can I use Spotify Connect ?A
sorry. Spotify has not released the API.
Q : I upgraded
my Musicbox with apt-get, now i'm having issues.
Can you advise me on what to do ?
advise you not to upgrade your Raspbian unless it is absolutely
necessary, as it tends to cause breakage.
Can I change the standard radio station list ?
Currently the list is stored in /boot/config/streamuris.js which you can edit by hand with any text editor.
You can also use any of the popular MPD clients on your phone/pc/mac, most of them have the option of storing playlists and radio stations locally. See http://mpd.wikia.com/wiki/Clients
for a suggested client list.
Q : Can I use
Spotify radio ?
Unfortunately Spotify's current libSpotify SDK does not support that
function, if they implement it I'll try and include it.
Q : Can I
use HiFiBerry ?
the latest version of Musicbox.
Output through i2s.
Q : Can I have
several Musicboxes stream content to one another ?
but I'm hoping to get it implemented one day.
Q : Can i
access the Pi via terminal/command line remotely ?
simply allow SSH in Pi Musicbox's settings.ini file.
Q : Where can I
find the hardcore technical info in Musicbox ?
Q : How do i make
(insert wifi dongle name here) work with the Musicbox
is built off Raspbian, so any supported dongle will most
likely work, but as with all things Linux/GNU, breakage can (and
Q : Can the
Musicbox stream to my
airplay device ?
now it can't.
I may implement this if i ever have enough
time, as it is a complicated project to get it working.
Q : Can I edit my Spotify playlists
from the Musicbox ?
is implemented in Mopidy, you'll be able to.
Q : can I run the
Musicbox output to
several devices via a
multi-channel USB audio device ?
that you would have to run multiple instances of Mopidy and
make them run in sync, it's not supported and it isn't on my to-do
Q : Is there a
support forum where i can ask in-depth questions ?
Q : Can i stream Spotify to several
different Musicboxes at once ?
is a Spotify limitation.
But perhaps if I get around to implementing the streaming from Musicbox
to Musicbox, it may become possible.
Q : Can I get the
Musicbox to auto-start playing a playlist or radio station upon bootup ?
Yes, use the settings page!
Q : Will you add
WiMP support ?
support in MusicBox depends on WiMP support in Mopidy. The story of
that can be read at https://github.com/mopidy/mopidy/issues/48
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