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Can anyone on this forum direct me to where I might find help on making the rocki work with Spotify Premium connect? I've looked everywhere and done all the pertinent troubleshooting and still no love!!
I can stream local files, Deezer and last.fm but no luck with Spotify Premium. Any thoughts? 
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Spotify Connect works straight from the Spotify app, when you go to the Now Playing screen and press on the Connect button lower right and select the Rocki to play to. 
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Mark Prior

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I posted some of this to the forums, but thought it might get some more attention or interest in here (feel free to chime in with more).

It has the following open ports:
80/tcp open http Boa HTTPd 0.94.13
1234/tcp open hotline?
1337/tcp open waste?
5000/tcp open upnp?
5002/tcp open rfe?
49152/tcp open unknown
49153/tcp open upnp Portable SDK for UPnP 1.6.6 (Linux 2.6.28.3; UPnP 1.0)

Port 80 appears to be Boa httpd (from 2005)

Port 1234 - Unsure
Port 1337 - Not sure if this is the Nullsoft waste system, I could not connect to it, but it could be a modified port.

Port 49152 is running uShare which is the DLNA server (it does not look to have been updated since 2007 and was rerplaced by miniDLNA - itself replaced by ReadMedia, although still released as miniDLNA), I am lookign at this one because I want to remove the last 3 sections of the mac address from displaying in the Rocki name :) important stuff.

Port 5002 the avahi service
Port 5000 seems to be for Spotify connect (seemingly confirmed by http://ROCKIIP:5000/goform/spotifyConnect
49153 seems to also be an RTSP port (49153 is used by the Rocki radio app by Roy Tanck: http://www.this-play.nl/rocki/)

Linux kernel 2.6.28.3

Other software running on the Rocki: Shairport, GMediaRenderer, dnsmasq, udhcpc.
Auto updates come from ftp (not sftp) and via an IP address (58.241..)

if you want to learn to program in C: http://ROCKIIP/cgic.html  :D

Processor is an ARM processor, I think the ARM926EJ-S rev E
http://infocenter.arm.com/help/index.jsp?topic=/com.arm.doc.ddi0198e/index.html

Filesystem Size Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/root 35.0M 35.0M 0 100% /
tmpfs 13.7M 0 13.7M 0% /mnt/sda
mdev 13.7M 0 13.7M 0% /dev
/dev/mtdblock2 74.0M 38.9M 35.1M 53% /mnt/sd
tmpfs 13.7M 0 13.7M 0% /tmp
tmfps 13.7M 64.0K 13.7M 0% /etc
tmfps 13.7M 0 13.7M 0% /wpa_net/run/wpa_supplicant
tmpfs 13.7M 72.0K 13.7M 1% /home

As with standard linux, any sound sent to /dev/dsp should play (have only tested the rocki internal WAVs on this) - for example:
cat /mnt/sd/dlna_upnp/networkconfig/nettools/status_sound/status_sound_AutoUpdateIng.wav > /dev/dsp

app_led_ctl_alone controls the LED light on the rocki, for example:
/app_back/app_led_ctl_alone 1 2
will make the rocki LED flash green.

I initially thought wireless was the RT5370
http://www.mediatek.com/en/products/connectivity/wifi/pc/usb/rt5370/
however it appears to be the RTL8188
http://www.realtek.com.tw/products/productsView.aspx?Langid=1&PFid=48&Level=5&Conn=4&ProdID=228

Remote shell:
http://ROCKIIP/shell.html
If you want to get an interactive (albeit very insecure telnet) shell, you can launch /mnt/sd/dlna_upnp/spotify/telnet.sh, then telnet to port 23 using the username root and no password (yes - thats bad, this is 1999 level badness), then you can start poking around in an interactive shell.

My current search is to try and find the method used for volume control, as I get some wildly varying volume out of my rocki, and on one of my sound systems I do not have a remote (it is a valve amp) so really want to be able to adjust it so I don't forget to lower the volume and blow my speakers.
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I have been out of the country for the past 8 weeks so really haven't had a chance to play around with the Rocki's lately. I did report the shell.html issue to them in a few different ways, and have noticed it is still in the latest firmware... oh well.

I decided to go ahead and grab myself a new Pi (now have 3) within 20 minutes of setting it up I had multi sync audio running on the 3 devices using my iOS devices (through shairport-sync) and my Android stuff (using magicplay from doubletwist). So my current attempt is to try and get these running on the rocki, however a huge stumbling block is that pretty much all modern audio on linux uses also which the rocki appears not to. Unfortunately I am not strong in Linux (or coding) so fumbling through at the moment :)

Technically since it does use GPL stuff it should be easy enough to get the source code of the Rocki right ;)
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I note that comms from Rocki themselves is very.... sparse, so I thought I would post a link to my query from the forum here in the hope that the more places it is, the more chance it has of being seen and responded to...
http://www.myrocki.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=69&p=2885
Hey EOppie we are thinking of putting these ideas in. We are working on opening up some API's to the public. So you can build plugins for devices as this. We will release this knowledge in: ROCKI Hack & Build https://plus.google.com/communities/108356459617416176860 ...
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Mike Zybko

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+ROCKI I agree with the aforementioned critiques and implied suggestions. The app has lots of bugs. It is not very intuitive, and  difficult to navigate. Google Cast for Audio implementation would change that. I use my Rocki Receivers for a few months but it is just too much work to get my audio to them. Here's hoping for Google Cast. #googlecastforaudio  +Google Play  #Chromecast  
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Adrien Be

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Spotify now supports ROCKI but it's only for Premium Spotify subscribers :(
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True, it would be a disappointment to drop €50 on it thinking you get Spotify and then find out you have to dish out an extra €10 a month to be able to use Spotify on it.
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graham wigby

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Any news ...................... Any?????
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ROCKI: LOL, YOLO, WE GOT YOUR MONEY
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Sanjay Shirke

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Can't get the Rocki to connect to my simple Verizon MI424WR 2.4 GHz modem using WEP credentials.
And is it true I'm not going to be able to play from one phone to multiple rockis in multiple rooms?
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sad but true....
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Adrien Be

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I would like to play music from my Computer (Windows OS) to my Rocki play. I have not found any clear explanation on how to do this.
1. Could you clarify the necessary steps to play music from my Computer (window OS) to my Rocki play?
2. In your stretch goals you have the "ROCKI SOUND DRIVER FOR WINDOWS", is this implemented yet? if not, have you got an approximate ETA?
3. When using a Mac OS computer: what are the necessary steps to play music from a Mac OS Computer to my Rocki play?
Thanks in advance
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It works indeed! :-)
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Andrius K.

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Hi

I am considering to buy ROCKI for multi-room configuration. However the only way to have music in-sync is using proprietary player ROCKI PLAY+. This is due to the fact that UPnP does not support music sync so it is implemented as a part of proprietary ROCKI API.

If my understanding is correct then this is very disappointing and even frustrating as it limits ROCKI "openness" for different integration (home automation, multi-room, custom players, etc.). Hence this product instantly becomes not that attractive to "hands-on" people.

So my question is are the any plans to open ROCKI API for community to enable integration capabilities.

Thank you in advance for your comments and answers.
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Thank you all for your comments and answers. It explains the situation. I am looking forward when API becomes open.

My next question is about the DAC used in ROCKI. I saw figures on bit rates and frequency. But I would like to know what exactly chipset is used for DAC.

The reason I am asking is that at the moment good DAC used in ROCKI might be the most compelling argument in its favor versus using minicomputer (a-ka Raspberry PI) with integrated WiFi and DAC and pulseaudio which has music sync out-of-the-box.
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Abel Master

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How to turn the rocki on and off properly?
It doesn't work with me unplugged, which makes me use the boot button or connect it to a power source.
About the power: is it possible to have an in app display of battery percentage? If there is no measuring system inside rocki it could be guessed by calculating the time rocki is on and connected to wifi and previous battery times.
Still a great product! 
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I will forward the request to add battery percentage via the ROCKI app to our development team.
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Hello guys! Anyone knows where we can find detailed technical specifications about the audio DAC, product size, and others specs?
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great, thank you.  I´m waiting for your reply.
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Thomas Heege

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Is there already a possibility to integrate ROCKI in a house control system like RTI, Crestron or AMX ? I am an integrator for RTI systems and ROCKI looks like the perfect solution for wireless multi room systems. This is a very attractive and profitable market.
For the integration in the RTI system there is a "driver" needed which could give a 2-way feedback.
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I think you should contact RTI and they will tell you how to write a driver. It is not that difficult. But it is very important to have feedback, this means to get cover art, playing time, ... And if your product is that good as it looks like and this at that very low price it could be a big success in integration systems.
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About this community

ROCKI is an open platform for wifi multiroom music. Based on an open UPnP / DLNA, it ensures ROCKI works with all existing apps / software & equipment. However when UPnP/DLNA was designed, they didn't quite think of multiroom, multiuser wasn't. So we designed a ROCKI API to work along side UPnP/DLNA and have best of both wordls. The ROCKI API will be available in Jan 2014 to members of this community. Meanwhile feel free to share ideas and chat with each other as well as with our developers. Have fun!

Mark Prior

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So I am sure others have found the huge security hole in rocki, but I thought I would let the closed group know, did not want to post it on the forum. You should normally be ok from this if your home network uses private IPs, but if your rocki runs a real IP address get it off that range asap.

Hit up http://[yourrockiip]/shell.html and instantly you will have root access to your rocki. I would prefer having SSH open for the devs rather then this unprotected root shell.

I am poking around to see what can be fixed as an outsider, but they have opted to use such old software for everything, i.e the web server was last updated in 2007 or 2008 (it is no longer developed), same with other software on there.
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thanks for pointing it out, I've alerted our devs
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Dan Matiesanu

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any clue if rocki will ever implement Google's Cast for Audio?
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...looking at the current state of rocki.....in a few years :)
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Adrien Be

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ROCKI android app still very buggy & the users testify: 81 "I hate it" & 36 "i dislike it" out of 266 reviews.

Please improve the app!
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Every previous firmware or android release was anouncing some major improvements & fixes. Every time it was a disappointement for me. So manage your expectations!
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There are plans to support Google cast?
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Matt Higgs

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Where is this great API documentation? Would love to test it out locally.  Just bought 2 and would like to get the multi-rocki sync going.
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Adrien Be

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For those who don't know, ROCKI has recently (Sept 2014) released:
1. a ROCKI device firmware update, Version 1.4, see http://www.myrocki.com/fwupdate
2. a ROCKI Android App update, see https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.myrocki.android&hl=en

Both include quite a few bug fixes
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Yes, definitely. The link to download the latest firmware also does NOT mention the version of the firmware, that's pretty lame.
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Hi guys, I just receive my Rocki, but I can't get it on my network. I've done the firmware update (1.2), I've tried to remove the security from my WIFI, but still no luck :( on each reboot it blink 2 red then it goes green, but no wifi connection.
Is there any limitation on the WIFI settings? like mode, canal,...
Thanks in advance.
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With Firmware 1.4 and ROCKI App 1.0.5 this should really be fixed if not +Simon Derbaix should contact you so we can find out what is wrong
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Sijmen Robers

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Finally got it working using Air Foil, Windows Media Player (Play to), BubbleUPNP. Unfortunately after about 10 seconds, one of them lost its connection and the other started to stammer. After a reboot they worked again. 

The Rocki's crash a lot and sometimes forget their (wifi and name) settings, do other people have these issue's?

The Rocki app on my Galaxy Note with Phandroid 3.99 crashes all the time.

#Rocki  
+ROCKI +Sieuwerd Broekema 
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+Sijmen Robers , regarding "playing the same music in sync on multiple Rocki", +Nick NM Yap mentioned (March 28th) "The software currently does not yet support multiroom sync but will support it in an update once it is ready." (see comments in Andrius K.'s question posted on March 27th) 
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