Bad audio from Pirate Radio


#1

Hi, I’ve followed all the setup instructions for internet radio, and when it rebooted sound like an alien laser going off rather than normal music, I’ve uploaded a video of what it sounds like incase anyone knows what the problem might be:

https://streamable.com/8b5my

Anyone got any ideas on how to fix it?

Many Thanks


#2

Best guess is an install glitch. I’d start over with a fresh install of Raspbian Jessie and run the one line installer again. If it does the same thing again then its likely a hardware issue.


#3

I guess you could try just rerunning the one line installer again, before starting over from scratch. It won’t hurt anything and might save some time.


#4

Alien laser is a new one to me! I’d recommend trying our experimental PiratePython radio install, which you can just extract to a blank SD card and fire up with minimal configuration. It’s a good debugging step in any case.

http://get.pimoroni.com/pirateradio-v20171113.zip

Once unzipped to an SD card- all the files should be at the root of the card - you need to edit wpa_supplicant.conf with your WiFi configuration, and playlist.m3u with your playlist choices.


#5

Hi,

Thanks both for replying, I did try alphanumeric’s suggestion and it still sound the same even tried it on jessie and still the same audio problem.

I’ve also tried the PiratePython suggestion, but when I get to the login screen it wont let me type anything in (and if its one of them hidden password things it wont log me in when I press enter)

Thanks again


#6

PiratePython is designed to be headless, and already set up and ready to go. You just edit the config files from a host computer.

It does sound like there’s something else amiss, though. Perhaps a hardware issue. It’d be worth emailing us at support@pimoroni.com for a replacement pHAT BEAT.


#7

I got it to “work” but it still sounded the same so I’ll drop an email this morning for a replacement

Thanks for the help