Set up a headless mu­sic player

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If you’ve added your mu­sic li­brary to your Emby server, why not cre­ate a small headless Pi-based mu­sic box so you can enjoy your mu­sic through your home stereo setup? The reg­u­lar Rasp­berry Pi mod­els come with a 3.5mm head­phone jack you could plug into your stereo us­ing a suitable ca­ble (search www.lindy.

co.uk for part num­ber 35497). Al­ter­na­tively, pair a Pi Zero or Pi Zero W with a Pi-DACZero ( www.iqau­dio.co.uk) for an au­dio­phile-friendly player. You’ll need to in­stall OSMC ( https://

osmc.tv) as your base op­er­at­ing sys­tem, but there’s no need to in­stall the Emby add-on too; in­stead, go to Set­tings> Ser­vices>UPnP/DLNA and make sure ‘Al­low re­mote con­trol via UPnP’ is se­lected. Once it is, you can go headless.

Next, click the Play On but­ton in your app or web browser and choose the Pi as your play­back de­vice. From here, all out­put should be di­verted to your Pi Zero, with your de­vice’s name listed next to the Play On sym­bol. Click again to dis­con­nect or turn on the re­mote con­trol, en­abling you to con­trol play­back as­pect in­clud­ing pause, skip and volume.

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