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  1. Chuck w at | | Reply

    Followed your instructions on a fresh install of Raspbian Jesse light and pairing with Amazon echo. I’m able to pair successfully but I only see Amazon as a source and not as a sink (as reported by pactl command). Also, Amazon echo goes silent – I’m assuming that it is sending it’s audio to raspberry pi. I’d there anything I can do to make the echo pair as a sink?

  2. Philippe Rigaux at | | Reply

    Hi, thx for your article. I try to send music to my car audio, I can pair /trust and connect to the car audio.

    But the car audio says “audio paused” it seems to wait to receive a command before to actually play the inputed audio. Using hciconfig I can sent the bytes being send trough Bluetooth..

    Do you have an idea?

    Thx

    Philippe

  3. Britton Kerin at | | Reply

    An addition: turns out that to avoid terrible choppy slow playback I had to turn scan off once the pairing was all set up (using ‘scan off’ command from bluetoothctl). This could be an issue with my particular bluetooth speaker but if it affects one it probably affects many.

    And my last comment about making sure to unplug the wired headphones was nonsense and should be moderated out of existence if possible.

  4. Dotan Gershony at | | Reply

    Hi,
    Very interesting Post, big thanks for sharing.
    I managed to connect my speaker ok and tried streaming a longer .ogg file. Every time I try it keeps on getting stuck. so far I didn’t manage to get it unstuck and had to reboot the Pi. tried to turn scan off too.
    any Ideas?

    Dotan Gershony

    1. Diogo Antunes at | | Reply

      Been having the exact problem over here, no ideia what to do =/

  5. chury jeong at | | Reply

    Thanks for your post, it was help very much.
    But I have one issue to get help from you.

    RPI3, the latest rasberrypian.

    I followed your post to play music via BT speaker through A2DP.
    but pulseaudio can’t detect BT-Sink when only one BT device connected to my RPI3.
    but when second BT device connected to my RPI3, the second BT A2DP sink can be detected in pacmd.

    pi@raspberrypi:~ $ bluetoothctl
    [NEW] Controller B8:27:EB:2D:4E:EA raspberrypi [default]
    [NEW] Device 7A:78:33:AD:2C:E1 BT SPEAKER // the second BT speaker.
    [NEW] Device 88:C6:26:B5:53:1E UE MEGABOOM // the first BT speaker

    pi@raspberrypi:~ $ pacmd list-sinks
    2 sink(s) available.

    // sinks has 3 devices including embedded audio, but it showed only 2 sink devices.

    pi@raspberrypi:~ $ uname -a
    Linux raspberrypi 4.9.41-v7+ #1023 SMP Tue Aug 8 16:00:15 BST 2017 armv7l GNU/Linux

    pi@raspberrypi:~ $ dpkg -l bluez pulseaudio pulseaudio-module-bluetooth
    Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge/Hold
    | Status=Not/Inst/Conf-files/Unpacked/halF-conf/Half-inst/trig-aWait/Trig-pend
    |/ Err?=(none)/Reinst-required (Status,Err: uppercase=bad)
    ||/ Name Version Architecture Description
    +++-===================-==============-==============-===========================================
    ii bluez 5.43-2+rpi1 armhf Bluetooth tools and daemons
    ii pulseaudio 10.0-1+deb9u1 armhf PulseAudio sound server
    ii pulseaudio-module-b 10.0-1+deb9u1 armhf Bluetooth module for PulseAudio sound serve
    pi@raspberrypi:~ $

    I think, I’m using the latest packages, but pulseaudio does not seem to detect BT audio device correctly.
    Are there any work-around or fix ?

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