Raspberry Pirate Radio

If you are one of the many users that has made a Raspberry Pirate Radio and want to change up the audio files that are loaded to the SD card, there are solutions available to make that possible.  Users Wynter Woods and Sam Freeman have outlined one relatively simple way to address the problem here.

Raspberry Pirate Radio

Following Woods and Freeman’s detailed directions, it’s quite painless to connect the Raspberry Pi to Windows using SSH. SSH allows users to do more than just transfer new audio files to the SD card, so there are wider applications for those that decide to use this method. 

The users that developed this project began by first downloading WinSCP, installing it and setting it up on the computer.  The software is open source and is available for use free of charge. Once you have set it up to run with Raspberry Pi, be sure to save your session information so that it isn’t necessary to input it every time you run it. 

Now that the software is installed, you can add and change the audio files available to the Raspberry Pirate Radio. The WinSCP software actually allows users to drag audio files and entire folders from their computer into the WinSCP application and quickly copy them over that way. 

From here, save your files once you have all of the audio files you need in the folder. Woods and Freeman note that the Raspberry Pi doesn’t always automatically write new files over to the SD card until you force it to write the files onto the SD card manually. Once you have manually forced it to write the files to the SD card, you can simply unplug the Raspberry Pi and the new files will be ready to go the next time you power up your Raspberry Pirate Radio.