Raspberry Pi Pyrate 3 Release Notes

Pyrate 3 software IMG instructions


This is an advanced experimenters machine IMG with powerful pre configured software, with the potential to generate a lot of bandwidth traffic when exposed to external internet and publish content to public mount points including LIVE radio and TV transmitters. Default Administrative passwords are all enabled. Recommend separating and isolating this behind a firewall until you are 100% confident what it is doing.

*** Using this software and IMG is 100% at your own risk ***

https://support.openbroadcaster.com/pyrate for updated manuals and video tutorials.

IMG Notes

– Supports Raspberry Pi Ver 2 -3.

– Pulse Audio is not present in dashboard (Terminal “pulsemixer”)

– Mbrola voices in Alert player not installed

– Updates not working through dashboard

– Not tested at this time for anything other than generating an audio stream to Icecast server.

Crypto Mining Malware

Raspberry Pi are vulnerable to this kind of malware. We have removed default user “pi” among other measures. What we have noticed, is compromised Pi’s get ZMap and sshpass installed. Neither of these programs is required for our operation.

Technical Operation

Attach Monitor, Keyboard and Network cable. Pop in SD card with the Pyrate 3 software IMG and boot.

First run will come up at a default login prompt. user = obsuser pass = test1234.

Everything is now accessed through a browser and services will automatically restart when the unit is plugged in.

Sample audio programming is already onboard and scheduled, so you only need to plug in headphones to listen.

Terminal Mode

All operation of both player and server can be run and accessed from terminal

System user = obsuser pass=test1234 (forces user to reset password on first run, root account disabled by default)

OB Media Server

Find Pyrate ip and access via a browser on a different machine as a regular web site. Login screen will appear on port 80. There are several sample accounts with different permissions already created

user = admin pass = test1234

user = basic pass = test1234

user = manager pass = test1234

Server Updates

From a browser while logged in as real admin user <IP_OF_SERVER>/updates

Player DashBoard

Find its ip and access via login with web browser Chrome, Firefox or Safari from another machine on same network using the default port “23233” Player dashboard will show red errors, on first run, reset the box once more and these will go away.


user = admin pass = admin (Displays a RED message to remind you to change)

Icecast Media Server


Icecast Passwords

Edit the file directly in Terminal and change passwords.

sudo /etc/icecast2/icecast.xml

Here are the default passwords that are already set in your image for testing. Recommended that these be changed, otherwise you will get your stream\system hacked.

ICECAST_ADMIN_PASS=”1c3c4stP4ssw0rD” to access the administration panel
ICECAST_SOURCE_PASS=”1c3c4stS0uRc3″ to allow incoming streams to create a mount point


How do I find the IP of player?

Default setup is to receive automatic DHCP address when plugged into a router.

There are a couple of ways to find its IP address

1) from the terminal on boot screen, “ip addr show” will display the DHCP address assigned to player box.

Network card is enp1s0 or eth0. Look beside inet for your assigned IP Address ie: 192.168.X.X

2) login to your router and show DHCP tables of devices with auto IP address. our Player device hostname is “raspberrypi” and its IP will be displayed

Set a static IP address

Once you have setup and configured, you can optionally bind router to your MAC Address.

* Note # means that line is commented out.

From terminal.

“sudo nano /etc/network/interfaces”


(Default for DHCP)

# The loopback network interface
auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

# The primary network interface
allow-hotplug enp1s0
iface enp1s0 inet dhcp


Substituting your own IP, gateway and DNS

# The loopback network interface
auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

# The primary network interface
allow-hotplug enp0s1
#iface enp1s0 inet dhcp

iface enp1s0 inet static


Ctrl +X, Y (to save) Reboot machine

Sound Cards

Additional control of soundcard using Pulse is to go into Terminal and type “pulsemixer”

First Run Errors

On fresh new install, give it a few minute for heartbeats and audio to appear. It is taking time to sync up. On first boot you may see some red error messages, on restart they should go away. See Debug mode in the status tab if errors persist.

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Software supporting Pi 4 and HiFiBerry audio hardware at our change log with development status and new features.