Finally I found time to optimise my wireless vinyl streaming Raspberry Pi project. It uses now Liquidsoap and lossless FLAC streaming at 44100 kHz, 16 bit sampling for high end quality.
I am using the same raspberry pi setup as in my previous post. In that post I also explain how to tune your Squeezebox players to the stream, so I am not repeating it here again. Very important: only Logitech Media Servers 7.8 and higher support FLAC streaming in a OGG/Vorbis container. So, make sure that you are using the community edition and not one of the last official releases, or you wont be able to listen to the stream.
If you are running LMS 7.8, here are the step-by-step instructions how to set up liquidsoap on Raspbian Wheezy under the default user “pi”.
Let’s test the script
If everything went well, you should see a long list of prompts. Check with your browser, if Icecast is running properly “http://IP-ADDRESS:8000/phono
Now press CTRL-c to stop liquidsoap. This is what you have to do to start your script automatically.