I’ve been watching to Mandolin.Com live stream shows during the live music quarantine. My old practice was to AirPlay from an iPad to the lounge AppleTV. I got tired of this (WiFi stalls next to the airport) and decided to eliminate the stuff in the middle. Raspberry Pi Foundation came to the rescue.
I added a RaspberryPi 400 keyboard computer as a TV input. I ordered the kit which included a mouse, SD card with Raspbian, power supply, and mouse. I also have a wireless keyboard with track pad that I can use to set up the show. Audio travels from the TV TOSlink output to the Modius DAC as previously described.
I replaced the Chrome browser with Mozilla Firefox which works quite well but does not support Google’s data acquisition schemes.
- Buy your tickets at Mandolin.com
- At show time, browse to https://watch.mandolin.com/
- Scroll down to my shows and click the link to the day’s program
- Unmute the audio, click play, and wait for the show to start