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Not wanting to hijack this thread, I’ll do a bit more work and testing and then start another. But briefly;
Yes one Squeezelite image, well I’m using 2 at the moment as the Amp+ needs a different flag setting in the boot.config which then breaks the DAC & Digi but there’s probably a way around this. It will also work with the onboard 3.5mm or HDMI.
Yes, I also have different settings per player, name, sound-card type, etc. (allocated by MAC address) and I’m now also testing a different EQ setting for each… so far so good. When you get this far there’s a bit of text file editing to do, but nothing more than openHAB style!!
Ow and as a bonus, there’s another option to centrally deploy a kiosk for HABpanel…
For PoE I have a UniFi switch which can kick out 24v (some of the new ones may have removed this), then I just split out the 2 pairs of +ive and -ive leaving 4 for LAN which is all you need for 100Mpbs, and then pass through a cheap buck converter down to 18v and into the Amp. Probably not the very very best power supply around but it works well enough for my everyday needs. I also power my 7inch touchscreens this way, but obviously adjust down to 5v.