Rune Audio on Raspberry Pi with HiFiBerry DAC

In my quest for the perfect little music server I stumbled across this:

Rune Audio

It works on several platforms but of course my favorite is the Raspberry Pi. Download it here.

If you are on a Mac plug in an SD card over 4 GB’s open your Terminal program in Applications > Utilities and type

diskutil list

Take note of your SD card. Mine was /dev/disk2

Also in Applications > Utilities open Disk Utility

Now assuming Rune Audio is in your downloads folder type this (Making sure your Users directory name is correct and your /dev/disk is correct. Choose the wrong one and you are doomed. /dev/disk1 is probably your hard drive on your computer that you will erase. The old dd program is affectionately known as “Disk Destroyer”. Anyway type this:

sudo dd if=/Users/hagensieker/Downloads/Volumio1.51PI.img of=/dev/rdisk2 bs=4m

Wait 5 or 10 minutes until the write is complete and insert into your Raspberry Pi and boot. Hook to ethernet initially to configure.

Now at a browser type:


Provided you are on the correct network you’ll see this:

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Now click on Menu > Sources

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All my music is on my Mac Mini Server on an external USB hard drive. Make sure that drive is shared on the Mac or Windows or wherever it it and then:

Click on “Add a New Mount” (note that I already configured a share before I made this tutorial)

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This is the config page for the new share.

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Fill in a descriptive name, chose your protocol (mine is SMB/CIFS OS X), the IP address of your Mac and the directory. My external drive is named “Untitled” and the music resides in a folder called “Music”. Then fill out the username and password if your shares are password protected. Mine are.

Now once it is recognized it looks like this:

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Now go to Menu > Settings and select your DAC. Mine is the HiFiBerry

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Now scroll down some if you want to enable Spotify

Turn it on and fill in your Spotify Premium details.

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Click the Rune Audio Logo in the upper left hand corner or the Library tab in the lower left corner.

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It shows I have a network mount so i’ll click that and it’ll go to an almost empty screen that says “Mac Mini” (which I’m not going to show) then click Mac Mini to see your music.

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Click on the three line doodads on the right hand side to add to the queue.

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Yer doing it. Go back to the Library to select Spotify or whatever other source you want. This is what it looks like from my iPad. Note the same address in the browser address bar.