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WIP Hyperion + Music Visualizer Effekt (VU meter)

Discussion in 'Development' started by Brindosch, 10 May 2016.

  1. Brindosch

    Brindosch Active Member

    RPi1/Zero, RPi2, RPi3, +nodeMCU/ESP8266
    @RanzQ developed a solution to read your music stream and transform it to a ambient light VU effect.
    This is currently more a testing version!

    This is not available on OpenELEC/LibreELEC/RasPlex. Every other distribution with install access should work.
    This is not working with Kodi as source currently.
    You need mpd (https://www.musicpd.org/)

    Here you could find a install instruction, please test and report. I am sure @RanzQ is happy about some feedback. You could also discuss in this thread.
  2. RanzQ

    RanzQ New Member

    RPi1/Zero, RPi2, 32/64bit, +Arduino
    @Brindosch would you mind changing the title to something like "Hyperion + Music Visualizer"? Equalizer is for adjusting frequencies and VU meter is the simplest of the possible visualizations. I've been busy lately but I will provide support here and on github.
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  3. Brindosch

    Brindosch Active Member

    RPi1/Zero, RPi2, RPi3, +nodeMCU/ESP8266
    I just wanted to place it here that people could better see your work :)
    Thank you!
  4. Schlappes

    Schlappes New Member

    RPi2, RPi3
    @ RanzQ hi it`s a great job you`ve done. Thank you! I´ve installed your audio vu-meter on OSMC successfully.

    But it works for me only with aplay which only supports wav-files.

    I installed the mpd player but this didn`t work with it. I have only this: 0.000 | 0.000 | 0.000 | 0.000

    There is no signal from mpd in the loopback.

    Curiously is the volume level in alsamixer the same for aplay and mpc. (I can hear both at the same time). In alsamixer I have x-(default) x0 bcm2835 ALSA and x1 Loopback

    I`ve configured my mpd.conf like this:

    audio_output {

    type "alsa"

    name "My ALSA Device"

    device "hw:0,0" # optional ("hw:0,1" is funktion too)

    mixer_type "hardware" # optional

    mixer_device "default" # optional

    mixer_control "PCM" # optional

    mixer_index "0" # optional

    What can i do? Mpd would be the best solution to hear my mp3s with vu-meter.
    (Sorry for this bad English)
  5. Klauswirn

    Klauswirn New Member

    Is there any update right now?

    Would like to use my ambilight as an Volume meter for playing music with kodi.