Most of the time I would be using Audirvāna via remote access to my PC, streaming to a Raspberry Pi. I can see there have been many threads about UPnP functionality in streaming, and from what I can tell it looks like different UPnP services/apps can either make or break the remote experience. And for example, I have found Volumio UPnP to be more reliable than Moode on a RPi. I understand it depends on how robust the version or compilation of UPnP is on the distro being used. I am looking for feedback on what setups other users have found reliable for streaming via UPnP.
I would be open to ditching the Pi and buying a streamer that has robust UPnP baked in, but more the budget end of the scale. I can see the Wiim Mini is getting rave reviews, though I would probably prefer a streamer with an ethernet in. At the moment my day to day operation of this is a faff: when Audirvāna stops playing (which is frequent) I have to figure out if it’s the UPnP in Volumio, the Audirvāna ‘core’ on my Windows PC (I access this via Remote Desktop app from my iPad), my Raspberry Pi or the iOS remote app. If I wasn’t so happy with the sound of Audirvāna I would probably just give up.
If anyone is using a Raspberry Pi as a streaming destination via UPnP and has landed on a robust solution, please let me know. Or a reasonably priced streamer with UPnP reliably baked in.
Dietpi here, chosen as it has some Allo software which let me do the initial config via a web page. I have the Allo spdif hat on the pi.
It’s been very reliable but I have no experience of any of the other distros. Everyone has thier favourite.