Fourdee over at Dietpi->https://github.com/Fourdee/DietPi made a script for an automated DietPi + MoodeAudioV4B9 install..
works here (RPI3B + I2S-ES9028Q2M) fabulous and with absolut no issues (install/compile about 35-45min)..
„Skript“/infos are here->https://github.com/Fourdee/DietPi/issues/1223
„Currently in testing, under RPi Stretch.
Steps to test the DietPi + moOde installation:
Download the DietPi Stretch image and write to SD card: http://dietpi.com/downloads/testing/DietPi_RPi-armv6-(Stretch).7z
Download the following automated installation file http://dietpi.com/downloads/conf/moode/dietpi.txt and save it to the SD card /boot/dietpi.txt. This will automatically install moOde on 1st run.
Connect HDMI if you want to see the installation process.
Eject SD card, pop into RPi and power on“
(PS.: its then „dietpi/“ in the browser-line and not „moode/“ and the ssh-login data is: user=root and pass= dietpi)
got here after a few updates Beta9 to work..
tried a lot, but with at present only „Generic 2 I2S-hifiberry-dac“ settings available and without the advanced or realtime-kernel i got only max 192khz over the bus..(with this ES9028Q2M)
so i fiddled a lit bit around with the DSD-settings, and it was only „DoP“-possible (see pictures) (not native DSD !! afaik – but have no problem with that here) with this board + actual settings but u have to set „Sox resampling=enabled“ and „DoP=yes“..curiously with sox resampling disabled-> no DoP !! (just for info)
DoP -> „yes“:
(DoP „no“->then no native DSD also->only PCM):
(rem.: it displays „DSD“ anyway->its related to the file (extension))
(Update: Moode V4 Beta9 as 2.6GB compressed to 920MB image here->Link (Google-Drive))
absolute fabulous !!
Moode-Audio Ver.4 Beta 6 is now available via:
problem is u have to compile/set it up more or less by yourself..
U only get some moode-audio-files (.zip) but has also to download debian-stretch-lite and make/bring it via a lot !! of shell-commands to work..
For me it took about 4 !! hours..
so for this reason, i decided it to upload the SD-Card-Image (about 2.5GB) to „Google-Drive“ (for other, not so „Linux-Enthusiasts“ 😉 )->use „Win32DiskImager“ or similar to write it to SD-Card..but be careful its under the GNU GPL-free license !!
Debian-Stretch-Lite->LINK (orig. Raspberry.org)
(Update: thx to someone over at the MoodePlayer-Forum Link here is an Image of Beta9 at Google-Drive-> (2.4GB compressed to 918MB)-> Link (Google-Drive)
(rem.:this is the so called „BASIC/no extras“-Installation, without wiringpi,rotary-thing and without additional components (u can install them then by yourself)
so, Settings for the ES9028Q2M (for now):
got only „RPI-Dac“ to work; but limited to 192khz as said..“Hifiberry-DAC“ only works with mp3/: ->flacs->horrible noise..(if in 16bit->try to set min. 24bit in „MPD-Settings“)
try to check more options->post it then here..
Installed squeezelite too, and for the first time, NO loud clicks by switching from 16/44 flac par example to 24/96 or 24/192..
first here a little list (all my taste+opinion naturellement):
1.DietPi -> http://www.dietpi.com/ -> for me the best,“smoothest“ audio distro, because its absolut leightweight and in my opinion with the best sound
2.PiCorePlayer -> https://sites.google.com/site/picoreplayer/home -> if Dietpi is 90% than this is 80%; very good and slim also, but for me a little bit „metallic“ sound
then a long time nothing 😉
3. Moode-Audio Player -> http://moodeaudio.org/ ->70 %
4. then there were a lot of of leightweight-Distros like Daylight-linux etc..->also good sound 65% (also maybe Pipplware)
5. Volumio, Max2Play and such things->60%