Please welcome Volumio, your new favourite audiophile music player!
So, what are we talking about?
Volumio is an Open Source Audiophile Music player. It works on some selected embedded devices, small, cheap and low consuming computers. You just flash it on one of the supported devices, and in 10 minutes from download your music will be gently flowing to your ears.
This project is the evolution of the RaspyFi project, started about one year ago. What RaspyFi achieved so far is now brought into Volumio, which has been designed to become an easy to use, ready to play and affordable Audiophile Music player.
In the end, who talks you is Italian. So, wanted an italian name to describe the new creation. Volumio literally means “My Volume” , to emphasize it’s main goal : be YOUR Music Player. Be what YOU want for enjoying your music library. This is the ground philosophy that drove Volumio development.
So, let’s see what Volumio is all about:
Volumio is an operating system built to be installed on the most interesting embedded devices out there: UDOO, CuBox and Beaglebone Black and the little Raspberry Pi, where things started back in RaspyFi.
This range of Supported Devices bring you lot of flexibility on how to build your system: you can just choose the one that best fits your needs (and also your pockets!) and have a fully functional Audiophile Audio Player. Like you want it to be.
See here for Volumio supported devices, and spec comparisons.
I2S DAC SUPPORT ON RASPBERRY PI
Oh yes, Volumio features i2s Dac Support. A features I always wanted to implement since RaspyFi saw the light. Just a tick of a button and i2s driver is enabled. The best part? That there are 2 shiny and brand new i2s DAC avaiable to use with Volumio. You’ll see a comparison and an extended preview very soon here on volumio.org.
Yes sirs. Thanks to the shiny and brand new Sound@home Android App, Volumio can stream its subtle airwaves to multiple Volumio devices. Isn’t this amazing? Thanks to Diego Tafuto who developed this fantastic app. Just place as much Volumio powered devices in your home, office or party and get them to play your music simoultaneously!
Again, you’ll better find out this functionality in the next few days on volumio.org
MANY ISSUES ADDRESSED:
Thanks to your precious feedbacks Volumio is more stable than RaspyFi (from which shares most functionalities) and works way lot better, also with Raspberry PI itself. It’s webui has been improved and lot of early bugs were addressed. You can also have NFS Network shares support. As well as various under-the-hood improvements.
Thanks to latest Raspberry PI kernels, I’m really happy to announce that Raspberry (with Volumio) can now easily play in bit perfect mode up to 24/192khrtz. Even with Aysnc DACs, and without glitches!
So, all the credentials to become your favourite audiophile music player!
EASY AND COMFORTABLE
What really drove me from the beginning is the lack of a proper solution to live my music at home. Or it was too expensive, or too complicated or it was not sounding as good as I wanted. That’s why Volumio is easy. Comes ready to play, no complicated configurations or headaches. And it’s comfortable to use. We’ve got so many devices hanging around, so let’s use them!
Volumio’s erghonomy is tailored to deliver the most natural experience. Just use the device you want, it will be as natural as reading your favourite book.
All music deserved to be listened. Even lossy files. That’s why Volumio is compatible with most Music Formats. FLAC, MP3, ALAC, AAC, FLAC are just few examples. And is this isn’t enough you also got WebRadio support.
Last but not least, Volumio is also a Airplay receiver, allowing you to stream your tunes from your Phone, PC or Tablet.
TO SUM THINGS UP:
-Ready to play: flash it and you’re ready
-Audiophile Quality: bit perfect playback
-FLAC, WAV, MP3, AAC, ALAC, PLS support
-Music libraries on Samba, NFS and USB drives
-Webradios support out of the box
-Control it via integrated Webui with PC, Smartphone, Tablet
-DSD Native Playback
-Multiroom Playback via Android App
-Output playback device Selection
-Audio out via HDMI, USB, Analog Jack, S/PDIF, I2S (depends on platform)
-Compatible with all UAC2 compliant USB DACs
-Wireless Network configuration
-Various resampling options, up to 32bit/384khrtz
Here it is, mesdames et messieurs. Hope Volumio you’ll enjoy Volumio as much as I did creating it.