Back in October of last year I started to play with Raspyfi. I was impressed by everything except the name so I’m pleased to report that Raspyfi has changed its name to RuneAudio. They’re clearly working hard to improve their offering as their latest newsletter shows but still no mention of DLNA.
It’s a terrible name; “Raspyfi”. The word sounds like something you would do to a bit of wood. You might say: “I’m sorry darling but the dog’s raspified the kitchen table again”. But, in fact, RaspyFi is an open source Linux distribution that will transform your Raspberry Pi into an audiophile source or so the website says. A bold claim for a £28 computer but I’ve tried it and it works.
I connected my SMSL TAD-01 Tripath amp and an external hard drive to my Raspberry Pi using USB connections and was impressed by the quality of the output. The only shortcoming that I can see is that there is no support for DLNA (just Airplay). I’d like to get DLNA working with it because all my music is shared using DLNA so you’ll be hearing more about this soon (I hope).