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== Introduction ==
 
== Introduction ==
  
Air Player is a very small lightweight application with one purpose: Run instrument panels.
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Air Player is a lightweight application with one purpose: Run instrument panels.
  
 
You can use Air Manager to configure Air Player. Once configured, Air Player can operate completely on it's own.
 
You can use Air Manager to configure Air Player. Once configured, Air Player can operate completely on it's own.
 
This page will explain how to use Air Player.
 
This page will explain how to use Air Player.
  
For information on how to install Air Player, please go [[Air_Player_3.x_Raspberry_Pi_Installation|here]].
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For information on how to install Air Player, please go [[Air_Player_4.x_Raspberry_Pi_Installation|here]].
  
 
If you are looking for the release notes for Air Player, go [[Air Player Raspberry Pi Release notes|here]].
 
If you are looking for the release notes for Air Player, go [[Air Player Raspberry Pi Release notes|here]].
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== Start Air Player ==
 
== Start Air Player ==
  
Air Player will automatically start once you start up your Raspberry Pi.
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Air Player will automatically start when you start up the Raspberry Pi.
  
 
== Configure Air Player ==
 
== Configure Air Player ==
[[File:air_player_raspberry_pi_showing_in_air_manager.png|400px|thumb|Air Player showing up in Air Manager]]
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[[File:Air Player Raspberry Pi in Air Manager V4.jpg|400px|thumb|Air Player showing up in Air Manager]]
  
You can use Air Manager to configure Air Player.
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You have to use Air Manager to configure Air Player.
  
Please see the Air Manager User Manual [[Air Manager 3.x User Manual |here]] for more information on how to configure Air Player.
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Please see the Air Manager User Manual [[Air Manager 4.x User Manual |here]] for more information on how to configure Air Player.
  
  
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== Close Air Player ==
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== Pushing custom instruments to Air Player ==
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[[File:Push instrument Air Player RPi V4.png|400px|thumb|Pushing custom instruments to Air Player Raspberry Pi]]
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If you want to run instruments in Air Player that are not part of the Sim Innovations library, then these have to be pushed from the Create/Edit tab. Go to the Create/Edit tab, select your Air Player, then select your custom instrument(s) and press Push. To multi select instruments, press SHIFT or CTRL while selecting your instruments.
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You can shutdown the Raspberry Pi from Air Manager. See [[Air Manager 3.x User Manual | here]] for more information.
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== Shutdown the Raspberry Pi ==
  
The power LED on the Raspberry Pi will flash 5 times indicating that it is safe to turn off the power.
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You can shutdown the Raspberry Pi from Air Manager. See [[Air Manager 4.x User Manual | here]] for more information.
  
{{warning|Don't shut down your Raspberry Pi by cutting it from it's power source!<br/>This might corrupt the file system, making the Pi not boot up correctly.}}
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The power LED on the Raspberry Pi will flash 5 times indicating that it is safe to remove the power.
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{{warning|Do not shut down your Raspberry Pi by removing it from its power source! This can corrupt the file system.}}
  
 
== Automatic update ==
 
== Automatic update ==
  
Air Player will automatically update itself once you boot up your Raspberry Pi. Note that an internet connection is required for this feature to work.
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Air Player will automatically update itself when there is an update available online
  
Note that the update process might take a couple of minutes (depending on your internet speed). It will automatically show up your instruments once it is done.
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Note that the update process might take a couple of minutes (depending on your internet speed). The instrument panel will show up once it has finished updating.

Latest revision as of 10:58, 7 May 2021

Introduction

Air Player is a lightweight application with one purpose: Run instrument panels.

You can use Air Manager to configure Air Player. Once configured, Air Player can operate completely on it's own. This page will explain how to use Air Player.

For information on how to install Air Player, please go here.

If you are looking for the release notes for Air Player, go here.

Start Air Player

Air Player will automatically start when you start up the Raspberry Pi.

Configure Air Player

Air Player showing up in Air Manager

You have to use Air Manager to configure Air Player.

Please see the Air Manager User Manual here for more information on how to configure Air Player.












Pushing custom instruments to Air Player

Pushing custom instruments to Air Player Raspberry Pi

If you want to run instruments in Air Player that are not part of the Sim Innovations library, then these have to be pushed from the Create/Edit tab. Go to the Create/Edit tab, select your Air Player, then select your custom instrument(s) and press Push. To multi select instruments, press SHIFT or CTRL while selecting your instruments.









Shutdown the Raspberry Pi

You can shutdown the Raspberry Pi from Air Manager. See here for more information.

The power LED on the Raspberry Pi will flash 5 times indicating that it is safe to remove the power.

Info Do not shut down your Raspberry Pi by removing it from its power source! This can corrupt the file system.

Automatic update

Air Player will automatically update itself when there is an update available online

Note that the update process might take a couple of minutes (depending on your internet speed). The instrument panel will show up once it has finished updating.