Pirate Radio, VU Meter and button issues


#1

I setup my my Pirate Radio kit to play over AirPlay following this guide: https://learn.pimoroni.com/tutorial/sandyj/streaming-airplay-to-your-pi

It completes without any noticed errors. The audio streaming over AirPlay works great!

But…

Only the bottom green VU Meter LEDs light, no matter how much I crank up the audio. They do kind of pulse a bit, but the other LEDs don’t light.

The buttons don’t seem to do anything. I get that play/pause etc. wouldn’t work but I would think the volume up and down buttons would do something?


#2

Oddly, I noticed that the VU meter seems to work much better if I am AirPlaying from my iPhone 7 vs. my iMac.

But the buttons still don’t do anything.


#3

Yep. All controls are done from the streaming device. I’m sure that things could technically be done from the receiving device (I think the Apple TV does?), but it’s not a massive inconvenience to me. Worth looking into whether the newer versions of shairport-sync can do this.