Project with PeppyMeter/PeppySpectrum Screensaver Plugin for VOLUMIO

Peppy is not released/approved for V3 and causes DSP to fail.
If you need DSP, uninstall Peppy. Until the author of Peppy finds time to update the plugin.

I’ve been reading back and forth trough this project, amazing what effort is put in by the designers of the images and plugin.
I searched the forum for a topic on what displays are the best and where to buy them. So I appologize if this is not the correct topic for this question.
What are the best touch diplays?
What about resolution?
I like this one:
https://www.waveshare.com/11.9inch-hdmi-lcd.htm
But is it easy to built in? I see that m4sta2k has it standing on a desk naked.
Or is a 10" 1920x1080 a better option?

Not a discussion for what is better, It’s what you prefer. But sticking with standard resolutions, will give you more benefits using already designed images.
If you take a different resolution, you either need to be nice to Gelo5, as he seems the only one willing to do this without having a similar screen. Or get crafty with Photoshop or paint.net and draw them yourself. And share them offcoarse. :slight_smile:

But is it easy to built in?

  • No, The “landscape” screens have a very small rim, so you need proper equipment if you want to carve an opening in your cabinet about 0.8mm margin to cut or saw… I ended with glue it on my cabinet.
  • 2nd they keep on making the same design error. They’ve located the connections on the outer skirt, so you always need a cabinet that stick out for 3 cm above the screen. They expect that the rPi can deliver enough power for the screen, which is a dreamfull state.
    The most right one is the power connector, which you can’t bypass with the delivered connector. As the rPi can’t deliver the power. You’ll need a 2nd supply.
    image
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Great it’s working on RPI2 , thanks :grinning:

@Wheaten, thanks
I already noticed that Gelo5 was doing all the heavy lifting for the graphics. He is amazing. And the results are beautiful.
That’s why I want to stick to what’s already available.
I suppose most of the used displays are waveshare? That is what I found when I ask my friend Google :wink:.

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@2aCD

once again all forum members, thank you for your work and this plugin.

2acdgit

@peppy.player

it was thanks to your peppymeter that the whole plugin was created. Thank you!

peppyGit

120 SKINS 1920x1080


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Attention! The archive contains 2 folders: “templates” and “templates_spectrum”.
Unzip on your computer and move the folders to:

1. From the “templates” folder to: /data/INTERNAL/peppy_screensaver/templates" DO NOT CHANGE THE NAME

2. From the “templates_spectrum” folder to: /data/INTERNAL/peppy_screensaver/templates_spectrum DO NOT CHANGE THE NAME

You can delete unused resolutions, e.g. custom 800x480, 1920x515 etc.

How it works (Spectrum+Meters)? Watch the video from @dc2geeks

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Attention! The archive contains 2 folders: “templates” and “templates_spectrum”.
Unzip on your computer and move the folders to:

1. From the “templates” folder to: /data/INTERNAL/peppy_screensaver/templates" DO NOT CHANGE THE NAME

2. From the “templates_spectrum” folder to: /data/INTERNAL/peppy_screensaver/templates_spectrum DO NOT CHANGE THE NAME

You can delete unused resolutions, e.g. custom 800x480, 1920x1080, 1280x400 etc.

How it works (Spectrum+Meters)? Watch the video from @dc2geeks

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120 SKINS 1280x400


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Attention! The archive contains 2 folders: “templates” and “templates_spectrum”.
Unzip on your computer and move the folders to:

1. From the “templates” folder to: /data/INTERNAL/peppy_screensaver/templates" DO NOT CHANGE THE NAME

2. From the “templates_spectrum” folder to: /data/INTERNAL/peppy_screensaver/templates_spectrum DO NOT CHANGE THE NAME

You can delete unused resolutions, e.g. custom 800x480, 1920x515 etc.

How it works (Spectrum+Meters)? Watch the video from @dc2geeks

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Attention! The archive contains 2 folders: “templates” and “templates_spectrum”.
Unzip on your computer and move the folders to:

1. From the “templates” folder to: /data/INTERNAL/peppy_screensaver/templates" DO NOT CHANGE THE NAME.

2. From the “templates_spectrum” folder to: /data/INTERNAL/peppy_screensaver/templates_spectrum DO NOT CHANGE THE NAME.

You can delete unused resolutions, e.g. custom 800x480, 1920x515, 1920x1080 etc.

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84 SKINS 1280x800

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Attention! The archive contains 2 folders: “templates” and “templates_spectrum”.
Unzip on your computer and move the folders to:

1. From the “templates” folder to: /data/INTERNAL/peppy_screensaver/templates" DO NOT CHANGE THE NAME

2. From the “templates_spectrum” folder to: /data/INTERNAL/peppy_screensaver/templates_spectrum DO NOT CHANGE THE NAME

You can delete unused resolutions, e.g. custom 800x480, 1920x515 etc.

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45 SKINS 1024x600


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Attention! The archive contains 2 folders: “templates” and “templates_spectrum”.
Unzip on your computer and move the folders to:

1. From the “templates” folder to: /data/INTERNAL/peppy_screensaver/templates" DO NOT CHANGE THE NAME

2. From the “templates_spectrum” folder to: /data/INTERNAL/peppy_screensaver/templates_spectrum DO NOT CHANGE THE NAME

You can delete unused resolutions, e.g. custom 800x480, 1920x515 etc.

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60 SKINS 800x480


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Attention! The archive contains 2 folders: “templates” and “templates_spectrum”.
Unzip on your computer and move the folders to:

1. From the “templates” folder to: /data/INTERNAL/peppy_screensaver/templates" DO NOT CHANGE THE NAME.

2. From the “templates_spectrum” folder to: /data/INTERNAL/peppy_screensaver/templates_spectrum DO NOT CHANGE THE NAME.

You can delete unused resolutions, e.g. custom 1024x600, 1920x515, 1920x1080 etc.

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16 SKINS 1920x480

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Attention! The archive contains 2 folders: “templates” and “templates_spectrum”.
Unzip on your computer and move the folders to:

1. From the “templates” folder to: /data/INTERNAL/peppy_screensaver/templates" DO NOT CHANGE THE NAME.

2. From the “templates_spectrum” folder to: /data/INTERNAL/peppy_screensaver/templates_spectrum DO NOT CHANGE THE NAME.

You can delete unused resolutions, e.g. custom 1024x600, 1920x515, 1920x1080 etc.

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Great work! Many thanks for sharing.
Happy Easter.

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Really nice work!! is it possible to have some of this skins scaled down to 800 x 480?

Happy Easter!

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How to install Peppymeter Screensaver correctly (Raspberry)?

  1. Devices needed:
    *Raspberry Pi 3 or 4 or 5
    *SD card, preferably fast, 32GB or larger

  2. Additionally:
    *Internet connection
    *monitor (preferably HDMI)
    *external DAC or Raspberry shield

  3. Extra: Volumio app - for your system
    for Android
    for iOS

  4. Needed programs (for your platform):
    BALENA
    Filezilla
    Putty

  5. Volumio image
    Original Volumio image

let’s start:

  1. Download the original volumio image (.zip)
  2. Unpack on your computer (there will be 2 files - .img, and .md5)
  3. Using the Balena program, load the image onto our SD card
  4. Insert the SD card recorded in this way into Raspberry
    Connect the monitor (HDMI) and turn on Raspberry
    Wait for the volumio to load
    The commands will appear on the monitor
    The Volumio logo may appear

Type in the web browser

volumio.local
  1. a welcome window will appear
  2. follow the messages, configure volumio (language, name, internet, etc.)
  3. at the end we will receive information that volumio has been configured
    everything happens in the browser, nothing appears on the monitor yet

Now we go to: plugins - search plugins - user interface
Select Touch Display - and install (it will take about 10-15 minutes)

  1. Then enter: volumio.local/dev in the browser
  2. Mark: Plugin Test Mode - TRUE
  3. Mark SSH - ENABLE
    Attention! There will be no notification that we have launched it, but it will definitely work
    Restart and now Volumio should appear on the monitor

!If necessary, place monitor data in boot/userconfig.txt
e.g (for 1920x1080 screen)

hdmi_group=2
hdmi_mode=87
hdmi_cvt 1920 1080 60 3 0 0 0
hdmi_drive=2

!If the skin does not fill the entire screen, enter userconfig.txt

disable_overscan=1

Let’s start installing the Peppymeter Screensaver plugin

  1. Download the latest version of Peppymeter screensaver from POST 7 or GitHub 2aCD as a plugin in zip format

  2. Unpack on the computer

  3. Will receive a folder “peppy_screensaver”

  4. use Filezilla to move the entire folder with its contents to:

    /home/volumio

  5. Let’s turn off Filezilla and run Putty

  6. Log in to Raspberry (if we did not change the name) - login: volumio - password: volumio

  7. After connecting - write:

cd /home/volumio/peppy_screensaver

ENTER

next write

volumio plugin install

ENTER
Will be asked whether to install? Enter “Y” and then ENTER

  1. The plugin is installing. At the end we will receive information about the correct installation

RESTART

  1. Download additional skins (if you use them) from @peppy.player GitHub or Click on My Avatar
  2. Load it in the appropriate place (described above)
    DONE

My settings:

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Thanks! It would be very appreciated.

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One condition: a minimum monitor of 7 inches. You will not see anything on the smaller ones.
Which skin to scale?

I really like Klanghelm an Accuphase…

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I installed all modules according to the instructions from 2aCD.
All steps work, I have the VU meter with the test script.
But as soon as I install peppymeter, the USB drive is lost with all my music.
If I select home, library, screen stays empty. If there is something in the queue, before installing peppymeter, I can press play on a track in the queue but nothing happens.
I do see the VU meters, randomly.
I started from a fresh installation v 3.251. I downloaded all modules from the links this topic.
I have a RPI4 with 4 GB of memory, no wireless, cables ethernet connection.
I have the pi connected through HDMI to a Eizo monitor for the tests.
As soon as I unstall peppypeter, my library comes back, without a reboot.

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Easter is already here. I made a test version for 800x480 resolution. I can’t test because I don’t have a monitor - just pure math!
Copy everything to:
/ data / plugins / miscellanea / peppy_screensaver / peppymeter / custom_1 (800x480)
meters.txt contains original skins + my skins (test)

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tried them (800x480) and Wow this looks very nice and it looks like the alignment is also reasonable and I think the whole can go more to the right.

@Gelo5 thank you very much :smiley:



Play the disc with a long track title. From the file, not from the radio.
And what to give right?

this is while spotify connect is playing.
I don’t have any music on a drive at the moment.

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Thank you very much! I will try your skins tomorrow!
Happy Easter!

Looking at the picture - I made the meters.txt correction. Check now. (There aren’t many items when you play the radio)

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this one is with the latest meters.txt adjustment, Spotify connect.

old one.