Introduction to Archphile

Summary:
Archphile is an Archlinux ARM/MPD based distribution for Raspberry Pi (B, B+ and 2), Udoo Quad (also dual with some extra steps)  and Cubox-i targeted to users with USB and I2S Dacs.

Some of its features:

  • support for USB and I2S Dacs
  • recompiled mpd 0.19.13 (mpd-archphile) based on mpd-light from AUR  – niceness is set to -16 and lots of mpd features are disabled in each version (press mpd -V for more info)
  • ympd web interface
  • usb disk/flash automounting using udevil.
  • upnp/dlna support using upmpdcli
  • Airplay/shairport using shairport-sync
  • dchp enabled by default
  • reachable with url http://archphile.local if zeroconf is enabled. Windows users please download this package to enable. In any other situation you can find the ip from your router
  • samba/cifs/nfs support – you have configure /etc/fstab  according to your own needs  by modifying the sample lines
  • default credentials:

username: root
password: archphile

  • various webradios based on Volumio github repository.
  • mixer is disabled by default. Use your amp to change the volume level. Ensure that system level is set to 100% using alsamixer command.

 

Known bugs/issues:

– Pops/Clicks when changing DSD tracks or when moving to a different time on a specific track. Be careful! (This is not a bug – this is how many players play DSD files)
Some directories appear as empty in ympd (solved in 0.99.4 Beta)
– sometimes shutdown is slow (solved in 0.19 Beta for Raspberry Pi)

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Notes: 
This distribution was based on ideas and configuration from Raspyfi/Volumio and Runeaudio projects. I could not have done it without them. Please visit and try these two amazing projects:
http://volumio.org
http://www.runeaudio.com
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Credits:
http://archlinuxarm.org
http://www.musicpd.org
http://www.ympd.org
http://volumio.org
http://www.runeaudio.com
http://www.raspyfi.com