HiFiBerryOS is is our version of a minimal Linux distribution optimised for audio playback. The goal isn’t to add as much functionality as possible, but focus on music. We don’t think, you should have to deal with sample rates or file format, but focus on what’s really important: listening to music.
The following services are available:
- Analoge input of the DAC+ ADC
- Bluetooth (not on Raspberry Pi 3B)
- Logitech Media Server / Squeezebox
- MPD (unused at the moment)
- Snapcast (experimental)
It also comes with support for HiFiBerry DSP boards including a filter/crossover designer.
While we really like the Raspberry Pi Zero, its CPU doesn’t provide the speed and features needed for some of the services we’ve implemented. Therefore, the Raspberry Pi Zero version comes only with Airplay and Bluetooth support. If you’re looking for a small and inexpensive boards that supports the full set of features, you should use the Raspberry Pi 3A+.
Current version: 20200127
If you have a running HiFiBerryOS instance already (at least version 201909xx), you don’t have to download the new image again, but you can directly upgrade the software.
Do you need any help? Post your questions in our community area!