My Raspberry Pi Car Audio Player
A lot of people are using the excellent linux micro computer Raspberry Pi and install it in their cars. Usually they use a color screen that is touch sensitive, being able to play back video and music. But I’m only interested in high quality audio playback, being able to have all my CDs in lossless FLAC format for optimal sound quality. So a 16×2 LCD display with some buttons is plenty. I now have a working system (but not yet installed in my car.) here’s a description on how it’s built. Most of the installations I’ve seen uses the audio out from the Raspberry Pi, but it’s only 11-bit and sounds like crap. I want to use an external DAC and you can get that to work in XBMC, but only menu and music output, not films. There are some HDMI to audio converters, but I’ll rather use a quality USB DAC.