sigmatcpserver & dsptoolkit - Beocreate ( low volume / no audio ) [ OSMC & Kodi ]


Following my previous post : https://support.hifiberry.com/hc/en-us/community/posts/115003632385/comments/16025647315101, I ended up buying a Beocreate board.

Now I'm trying to make it work. 

Working Solution :



Outdated :

I downloaded and install the latest HifiBerry OS, at first the volume was very low, following this topic, I ended up reboot the system and the volume was Ok : https://support.hifiberry.com/hc/en-us/community/posts/360016133998-beocreate-very-quiet-volume 

I went to advanced setting to store the profile to board.


As my main usage for the Rpi + Beocreate is to watch videos, I wanted to use the Beocreate with Kodi. Usually and with the AMP2, I'm using LibreElec, but since the system is closed (cannot install packages with apt), I switched to OSMC to install dsptoolkit.

Btw, there is a little missing step during the installation : https://github.com/hifiberry/hifiberry-dsp/issues/58 

I set the config-user.txt correctly :

osmc@osmc-Wilbur:~$ cat /boot/config-user.txt
# beocreate


Unfortunalty, the sigmatcp service keeped on crahsing :

Jan 14 15:20:46 osmc-Wilbur sigmatcpserver[1115]: ERROR:root:can't create ALSA mixer control DSPVolume (Mixer DSPVolume not found (cards: ['sndrpihifiberry', 'vc4hdmi0', 'vc4hdmi1']))

So I launched it manually : 

 sudo /usr/local/bin/sigmatcpserver

And send the profile (from https://github.com/hifiberry/create/tree/development/Beocreate2/beo-dsp-programs ) : 

osmc@osmc-Wilbur:~/install$ dsptoolkit install-profile beocreate-universal-11.xml
DSP profile beocreate-universal-11.xml installed
osmc@osmc-Wilbur:~/install$ dsptoolkit get-limit
Limit: 1.0000 / 100% / 0db
osmc@osmc-Wilbur:~/install$ dsptoolkit get-volume
Volume: 0.0079 / 30% / -42db
osmc@osmc-Wilbur:~/install$ dsptoolkit get-limit
Limit: 1.0000 / 100% / 0db

So it seems that everything was ok, but I still got no sound. 

Even when I change the volume with CLI or with keyboard from kodi.

I also tried with another profile, but the result is the same : https://github.com/hifiberry/hifiberry-dsp/blob/master/sample_files/xml/beocreate-default.xml

Some troubleshoot cmd I found :

# /opt/hifiberry/bin/check-system

HiFiBerryOS version: 20230404
Pi type: 4
Pi model: Raspberry Pi 4 Model B Rev 1.2
Compatibility: No known problems
Sound card: Beocreate 4-Channel Amplifier
Sound card ID: 0
aplay 1: card 0 sndrpihifiberry [snd_rpi_hifiberry_dac]
aplay 2:  device 0 HifiBerry DAC HiFi pcm5102a-hifi-0 [HifiBerry DAC HiFi pcm5102a-hifi-0]
Mixer: DSPVolume
Features: pi localui bluetooth pi3orlater arm7 dsp toslink
Power controller: Error: Read failed
Error: Read failed
not detected
Linux version: Linux beocreate 5.15.78-v7l #1 SMP Mon Apr 3 20:04:51 UTC 2023 armv7l GNU/Linux
Date and time: Sun Jan 14 16:46:03 CET 2024
/data mounted: OK
/dev/dri/card0: OK
BT devices: hci0 - Cypress Semiconductor (305)
WiFi devices: wlan0
audiocontrol2: running
beocreate2: running
bluetooth: running
bluealsa: running
bluealsa-aplay: running
dlnampris: not running
mpd: running
pigpio: running
raat: running
shairport-sync: running
sigmatcp: running
snapcastmpris: not running
spotify: running
squeezelite: not running
sshd: running
ympd: running
weston: running
cog: running
# dsptoolkit get-meta detected_dsp





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