I’m wondering if we can use the raspberry pi headphone jack for a alarm. Just simple audio feedback through the output. Anyone have suggestions for that? Any help is appreciated!
Seems it’s a known issue:
Looks like a fix is under-way.
Since the developer moved to docker, and modify is no longer in the Add-on Store, is there a new solution to using the headphone jack?
I’m in the same boat. I have a single raspberry in my living room taking care of all my homeasssistant thing so … I’d like to just plug a speaker on it and get alarms and TTS. Cannot find anything that’s not 2 years old
Please keep me posted if you solve it
A newbie here but I managed to solve it with this (last comment):
After installing the VLC add-on, I’ve added this in my configurations:
- platform: vlc_telnet
And I had a media player ready for my automations.
cool Thank You - once the VLC becomes part of the main line I will try this!
Has anyone tried this with the official VLC add-on?
@orc.trial got stuck because I could not get the VLC_telnet to work. Mind you, I haven’t tried very hard yet as I am busy sorting out some other stuff.
Still, on the one hand, it seems like a somewhat “overcomplicated” workaround. Then again, if it works then it works.
Hope you have the time to try and get this to work or find a simpler alternative…
Did you manage to get audio file playing through the 3.5mm jack on your pi?
I have a Raspberry Pi4 with home assistant version:
Home Assistant 2023.7.3
Operating System 10.3
Frontend 20230705.1 - latest
I would highly appreciate if you could help me with specific details on how to set it up, so that I can play mp3 files via the audio jack on the Pi.
PS. I am not a coder, and have very little understanding of it all. I was only able to setup a basic Sonoff based automation to date, but the need is to play specific audio files when specific events are triggered.
The only tricky thing was to make the vlc_telnet to discover the vlc player as there is currently a bug where if it fails the first time then it doesn’t re-discover it, or something similar. Solution here
Hope it helps!
Happy to give more details if necessary.