Good day geniuses of OpenHAB. I would like some suggestions on which software to use to run a pair of audio players in my kids’ rooms.
-pi 3B+ running openhabian/mqtt/nodered
-pi zero available - with PHAT DAC from pimoroni
-onkyo amplifier with zone 2 configured so that “left” is in one of my daughter’s rooms and “right” is in my other daughter’s room.
-one speaker in each room
I’ve been trying to get this to work with Arduino (esp8266) and a pair of DF Player Minis - but the serial connection is unreliable and keeps flaking out on me.
I am using openhab rules to start the music and let it play for an hour at bedtime. I need these features:
-play a song (local file) to the left channel
-play a song (local file) on the right channel
-know when each song is over
The right and left channels need to operate independently of each other.
My linux-fu is failing me. I’m sure if nothing else there should be an exec command to play on one channel without blocking the other. I’ve also looked at music player deamon (mpd binding available!) but am completely confused as to how that program works.
Bonus points if it runs on my pi 3 alongside my other stuff, I’m all for limiting hardware used.
Alright I’ll leave this here while I go continue reading man pages of various audio players!