Balenasound obsolete?

Hi,

Since I updated to the latest OS and supervisor (last time I did that was a few weeks ago) the audio broke. Reading this forum it seems like it’s broken for a lot of people, but still not fixed. That is strange, given sound is the core functionality of this software.

A fresh release of Balena Sound on a Raspberry Pi 4 with USB sound card (previously working fine) now gives the errors underneath in the console when filtering on ‘sound’.

I read more people having trouble installing freshly on a Raspberry for weeks now. Please either fix, give a status-update of mark the software obsolete so we can look for other software.

30.09.21 10:14:57 (+0200) audio
30.09.21 10:14:57 (+0200) audio — Audio —
30.09.21 10:14:57 (+0200) audio Starting audio service with settings:
30.09.21 10:14:57 (+0200) audio - pulseaudio 13.0
30.09.21 10:14:57 (+0200) audio - Pulse log level: NOTICE
30.09.21 10:14:57 (+0200) audio - Default output: AUTO
30.09.21 10:14:57 (+0200) audio
30.09.21 10:14:57 (+0200) audio Detected audio cards:
30.09.21 10:14:57 (+0200) audio
30.09.21 10:14:57 (+0200) audio — Audio —
30.09.21 10:14:57 (+0200) audio Starting audio service with settings:
30.09.21 10:14:57 (+0200) audio - pulseaudio 13.0
30.09.21 10:14:57 (+0200) audio - Pulse log level: NOTICE
30.09.21 10:14:57 (+0200) audio - Default output: AUTO
30.09.21 10:14:57 (+0200) audio
30.09.21 10:14:57 (+0200) audio Detected audio cards:
30.09.21 10:14:57 (+0200) audio 0 bcm2835-jack bcm2835_headpho-bcm2835Headphones
30.09.21 10:14:57 (+0200) audio 1 usb-soundcard-1 USB-Audio-SoundBlasterXG6
30.09.21 10:14:57 (+0200) audio
30.09.21 10:14:57 (+0200) audio
30.09.21 10:15:07 (+0200) audio Setting audio routing rules…
30.09.21 10:15:07 (+0200) audio Routing ‘balena-sound.input’ to ‘snapcast’.
30.09.21 10:15:07 (+0200) audio Routing ‘balena-sound.output’ to ‘alsa_output.usb-soundcard-1.analog-stereo’.
30.09.21 10:15:07 (+0200) audio OKW: [pulseaudio] main.c: This program is not intended to be run as root (unless --system is specified).
30.09.21 10:15:07 (+0200) audio E: [pulseaudio] module-alsa-card.c: Failed to find a working profile.
30.09.21 10:15:07 (+0200) audio E: [pulseaudio] module.c: Failed to load module “module-alsa-card” (argument: "device_id=“1” name=“usb-soundcard-1” card_name=“alsa_card.usb-soundcard-1” namereg_fail=false tsched=yes fixed_latency_range=no ignore_dB=no deferred_volume=yes use_ucm=yes avoid_resampling=yes card_properties=“module-udev-detect.discovered=1"”): initialization failed.
30.09.21 10:15:08 (+0200) audio E: [pulseaudio] module-loopback.c: No such sink.
30.09.21 10:15:08 (+0200) audio E: [pulseaudio] module.c: Failed to load module “module-loopback” (argument: “latency_msec=200 source=“balena-sound.output.monitor” sink=“alsa_output.usb-soundcard-1.analog-stereo””): initialization failed.
30.09.21 10:15:08 (+0200) audio E: [pulseaudio] main.c: Sink alsa_output.usb-soundcard-1.analog-stereo does not exist.
30.09.21 10:15:08 (+0200) audio W: [pulseaudio] server-lookup.c: Unable to contact D-Bus: org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.NotSupported: Unable to autolaunch a dbus-daemon without a $DISPLAY for X11
30.09.21 10:15:08 (+0200) audio W: [pulseaudio] main.c: Unable to contact D-Bus: org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.NotSupported: Unable to autolaunch a dbus-daemon without a $DISPLAY for X11
30.09.21 10:15:08 (+0200) audio E: [pulseaudio] module-alsa-card.c: Failed to find a working profile.
30.09.21 10:15:08 (+0200) audio E: [pulseaudio] module.c: Failed to load module “module-alsa-card” (argument: "device_id=“1” name=“usb-soundcard-1” card_name=“alsa_card.usb-soundcard-1” namereg_fail=false tsched=yes fixed_latency_range=no ignore_dB=no deferred_volume=yes use_ucm=yes avoid_resampling=yes card_properties=“module-udev-detect.discovered=1"”): initialization failed.
30.09.21 10:15:08 (+0200) audio E: [pulseaudio] module-alsa-card.c: Failed to find a working profile.
30.09.21 10:15:08 (+0200) audio E: [pulseaudio] module.c: Failed to load module “module-alsa-card” (argument: "device_id=“1” name=“usb-soundcard-1” card_name=“alsa_card.usb-soundcard-1” namereg_fail=false tsched=yes fixed_latency_range=no ignore_dB=no deferred_volume=yes use_ucm=yes avoid_resampling=yes card_properties=“module-udev-detect.discovered=1"”): initialization failed.
30.09.21 10:15:08 (+0200) audio E: [pulseaudio] module-alsa-card.c: Failed to find a working profile.
30.09.21 10:15:08 (+0200) audio E: [pulseaudio] module.c: Failed to load module “module-alsa-card” (argument: "device_id=“1” name=“usb-soundcard-1” card_name=“alsa_card.usb-soundcard-1” namereg_fail=false tsched=yes fixed_latency_range=no ignore_dB=no deferred_volume=yes use_ucm=yes avoid_resampling=yes card_properties=“module-udev-detect.discovered=1"”): initialization failed.
30.09.21 10:15:08 (+0200) audio E: [pulseaudio] module-alsa-card.c: Failed to find a working profile.
30.09.21 10:15:08 (+0200) audio E: [pulseaudio] module.c: Failed to load module “module-alsa-card” (argument: "device_id=“1” name=“usb-soundcard-1” card_name=“alsa_card.usb-soundcard-1” namereg_fail=false tsched=yes fixed_latency_range=no ignore_dB=no deferred_volume=yes use_ucm=yes avoid_resampling=yes card_properties=“module-udev-detect.discovered=1"”): initialization failed.
30.09.21 10:15:08 (+0200) audio E: [pulseaudio] module-alsa-card.c: Failed to find a working profile.
30.09.21 10:15:08 (+0200) audio E: [pulseaudio] module.c: Failed to load module “module-alsa-card” (argument: "device_id=“1” name=“usb-soundcard-1” card_name=“alsa_card.usb-soundcard-1” namereg_fail=false tsched=yes fixed_latency_range=no ignore_dB=no deferred_volume=yes use_ucm=yes avoid_resampling=yes card_properties=“module-udev-detect.discovered=1"”): initialization failed.
30.09.21 10:15:08 (+0200) audio W: [pulseaudio] module-udev-detect.c: Tried to configure /devices/platform/scb/fd500000.pcie/pci0000:00/0000:00:00.0/0000:01:00.0/usb1/1-1/1-1.2/1-1.2:1.0/sound/card1 (alsa_card.usb-soundcard-1) more often than 5 times in 10

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Well, the absence of any reaction speaks for itself I guess.
I now installed Moode Audio, it’s a really nice alternative.

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How’s that working out for you? Asking because I will have to jump ship if I can’t get Airplay working.

Moode audio works great right out the box. I also tried Volumio but Moode seems a bit more responsive and stable. Airplay, Spotify Connect, NAS via network, it all just works.

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