I need help with the use of a Hifiberry DIGI+ sound card on my pi3.
I wrote this howto to setup a spotify connect server on my OSMC:
So far so good. Everything works when using HDMI.
Now I want to connect a Hifiberry Digi+ sound card. Here the problems start, which all have to do with the availability of the soundcard, which results in an error “device or resource busy”.
What I can’t do:
- have the spotify connect server and OSMC work with the same sound card (digi+).
This results in an error at the spotify connect server: “device or resource busy”, which I didn’t have when using the HDMI output in the same way.
What I can do:
1 have both simultaneously use the HDMI output (sound+video)
2 have OSMC use the digi+
3 have spotify connect use the digi+, and simultaneously let OSMC use the HDMI output (sound+video)
Ad 3: when I change the input on my AV-receiver, I can hear both are active. This happens only when I select “output=HDMI” in OSMC. The spotify connect server somehow automatically uses the digi+
So my conclusion is: OSMC blocks the digi+, so other programs can’t use it (even when OSMC is not playing anything).
Am I right?
Does anyone have a solution?