Alright, at the bottom of the thread someone had volumio crashing as well. He cites another thread for the solution, which I'll try. However, he does have a pi 3, not B+.
We'll see how it goes....
if someone knows something please keep me from wasting my time, thanks...
I tried getting help almost 2 years ago and got nothing
This is where the product is bought and I've never got to use it (I was busy and forgot about it).
Come on, somebody at element14, or somebody,
HiasSoft has been I believe the main hero for us (edit: is > us) all that decided to get this card he's been improving the kernel over the past years and distributes it from the following page: RPi Linux driver for Wolfson / Cirrus Logic Audio Card
For solutions that work out of the box I would recommend using LibreElec for all around media solution the developer of the drivers has been keeping up to date versions of the OS with his driver updates which you can find here:
All you need to do is flash an original image of the OS to the RPi SD card run a first boot and after place the .tar archive into the update folder and reboot the device. After that you should have LibreELEC running Kodi with the possibility of setting output to the Cirrus Logic DAC.
If you're simply looking for dedicated bit perfect music playback you can try Volumio. However there is no out of the box working solution for this but I've been successfully running it on my RPi B+ for the past six months. To make volumio work with the DAC better start with a fresh install of the OS and follow the instructions on this post:
In combination with the instructions on his website (first link).
So far I have only tried this on a previous version of Volumio with the previous version of the Kernel. Currently trying the above fix with the more recent Kernel version and Volumio version. Will try to remember to report on how well it worked.
If you choose to go with LibreElec and will be running the Pi headless you should probably use "hdmi_force_hotplug=1" or kodi won't load and you'll have to hook up th Pi to a monitor for first set-up.
With any of the os's I've been able to run the Pi overclocked without any issues even at arm_freq=1100 (this clock setting may not work with all boards so try at your own peril max recommended over clock is 1000)
Edit: For Pi config and over clock settings recommendations and testing have a look at this page: RPiconfig - eLinux.org
I have been able to get the CLAC working OK using PiCoreplayer 3.20, see my example image in the driver thread.
I prefer PCP as it allows me to power down the player at any moment without risking SD corruption , so no need for a control session to issue a shutdown.
It should also allow you to add DLNA support, however, I am not sure, as I do not use that myself.
I just spent time trying this https://volumio.org/forum/cirrus-logic-audio-card-element-t2324.html
which proceeded to crash after installing cirrus-config and rebooting.
I am really looking forward to using this as a dlna music player on the stereo, but I am getting lost trying to get this to work.