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by Gadgetguy
Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Buster bug report thread
Replies: 106
Views: 7434

Re: Buster bug report thread

I guess this post may not qualify as an official bug report but is more my somewhat subjective but distinct impressions of problems I experienced with Raspbian Buster. I loaded a fresh Buster image onto a 32gb Samsung Evo plus sd for my Raspberry Pi 3B. (It is not my fastest sd card - my sandisk ex...
by Gadgetguy
Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: Recipe for hardware-accelerated mpv video player in Raspbian Buster using Raspberry Pi 3 !!!
Replies: 6
Views: 260

Re: Recipe for hardware-accelerated mpv video player in Raspbian Buster using Raspberry Pi 3 !!!

RPi_Mike wrote: "So your very first instruction is to "update the Raspberry Pi firmware" with sudo raspi-config? That's impossible since there's nothing in the Software Configuration Tool that would allow anyone to do that. You were probably thinking about the vastly different sudo rpi-update comman...
by Gadgetguy
Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:48 am
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: Recipe for hardware-accelerated mpv video player in Raspbian Buster using Raspberry Pi 3 !!!
Replies: 6
Views: 260

Recipe for hardware-accelerated mpv video player in Raspbian Buster using Raspberry Pi 3 !!!

For those who still don’t have a Raspberry Pi 4 and are using older Raspberry Pis with the legacy graphics driver enabled and who would like to have a hardware accelerated mpv in the Raspbian Buster distribution you might find my recipe for a successful compile useful. I have managed to get mpv work...
by Gadgetguy
Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Buster bug report thread
Replies: 106
Views: 7434

Re: Buster bug report thread

I guess this post may not qualify as an official bug report but is more my somewhat subjective but distinct impressions of problems I experienced with Raspbian Buster. I loaded a fresh Buster image onto a 32gb Samsung Evo plus sd for my Raspberry Pi 3B. (It is not my fastest sd card - my sandisk ext...
by Gadgetguy
Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: chromium youtube filters stopped working
Replies: 2
Views: 288

Re: chromium youtube filters stopped working

It appears youtube has deliberately disabled search filters ( presumably temporarily ) for a very sad and grim reason
by Gadgetguy
Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: chromium youtube filters stopped working
Replies: 2
Views: 288

Re: chromium youtube filters stopped working after system upgrade

Addendum just switched to my windows computer same problem. Maybe something is temporarily ( I hope) broke in youtube. I should point out I do not have a youtube account so I cannot change any settings.
by Gadgetguy
Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: chromium youtube filters stopped working
Replies: 2
Views: 288

chromium youtube filters stopped working

I just upgraded my raspbian stretch system. My synaptic history shows the following upgrades were made:( See addendum next post. It turns out has nothing to do with upgrade) Commit Log for Mon Mar 18 04:58:48 2019 Upgraded the following packages: libbasicusageenvironment1 (2016.11.28-1+deb9u1) to 20...
by Gadgetguy
Sat Feb 23, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Why is the Raspbian desktop experience so slow?
Replies: 52
Views: 4001

Re: Why is the Raspbian desktop experience so slow?

If one of the most noticeable slow points of the Pi [as desktop] is the browser, would it be appreciably faster if it connected to the mobile web page version of whatever www page is being addressed? I've done a little bit of searching on this point and came across a post that indicated that web de...
by Gadgetguy
Sat Jan 26, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: Watching live streams with the Pi, best way to do so?
Replies: 12
Views: 1566

Re: Watching live streams with the Pi, best way to do so?

Streamlink is a fork of livestreamer that unlike livestreamer is maintained and kept up to date. Its' default player is vlc. and the version currently in the raspian repository is hardware accelerated. I just tested your stream with streamlink and it works. Streamlink: https://github.com/streamlink/...
by Gadgetguy
Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: VLC 3.0 with hardware acceleration
Replies: 90
Views: 21215

Re: VLC 3.0 with hardware acceleration

You might also find them in "/var/cache/apt/archives" or download them from http://archive.raspberrypi.org/debian/pool/main/v/vlc/ Thanks, I have uninstalled vlc 3.06 and reinstalled vlc 3.03. All the problems with loading iptv channels referred to in my earlier post have disappeared! Also the tune...
by Gadgetguy
Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: VLC 3.0 with hardware acceleration
Replies: 90
Views: 21215

Re: VLC 3.0 with hardware acceleration

yes, but have you clicked the reload button in synaptic to update the repository?
by Gadgetguy
Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:28 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: VLC 3.0 with hardware acceleration
Replies: 90
Views: 21215

Re: VLC 3.0 with hardware acceleration

gkreidl wrote: " I have not updated yet and suppose I'll won't do it for a while after your report. But I checked the Foundation repository and the 3.0.3 version is still there." I am afraid I can't find vlc version 3.03. For example using synaptic Package/force version the only version that present...
by Gadgetguy
Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:46 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: VLC 3.0 with hardware acceleration
Replies: 90
Views: 21215

Re: VLC 3.0 with hardware acceleration

Further to my earlier post re vlc 3.06 I can longer use the tunein radio plugin. When I try to load a radio station from the tune in radio plugin vlc crashes. I note that reading from the task manager while the following live tv channel is playing the cpu usage for vlc as shown in task manager will ...
by Gadgetguy
Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: VLC 3.0 with hardware acceleration
Replies: 90
Views: 21215

Re: VLC 3.0 with hardware acceleration

Gadgetguy said: " I just locked (via synaptic packager manager) vlc as well as its' associated packages to the the 3.03 version. Then when I "reloaded" synaptic to get updates to my distro I did not get any updates to vlc." But After seeing in this thread that vlc version 3.06 had now been patched f...
by Gadgetguy
Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: VLC 3.0 with hardware acceleration
Replies: 90
Views: 21215

Re: VLC 3.0 with hardware acceleration

I just locked (via synaptic packager manager) vlc as well as its' associated packages to the the 3.03 version. Then when I "reloaded" synaptic to get updates to my distro I did not get any updates to vlc.
by Gadgetguy
Thu Nov 22, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: VLC 3.0 with hardware acceleration
Replies: 90
Views: 21215

Re: VLC 3.0 with hardware acceleration

In an earlier post in this thread I had noted for those that might have been unaware that by enabling vlc's marquee display option, vlc will be able to display elapsed and total time in osd.I should also have mentioned that once this display is thus enabled. it can be activated by pressing the "t" k...
by Gadgetguy
Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Strange and unsettling things!!
Replies: 2
Views: 1374

Strange and unsettling things!!

A rather strange and unsettling thing happened to me recently when updating my raspbian system.Strange and unsettling things have a way of happening when you update any system(computer or otherwise)!!. I try to keep raspbian up to date and usually do my updates and upgrades via synaptic package mana...
by Gadgetguy
Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: VLC 3.0 with hardware acceleration
Replies: 90
Views: 21215

Re: VLC 3.0 with hardware acceleration

G.Kreidl wrote: "Unfortunately this did not solve my audio problems. A few times a file was started immediately, but usually not and it never worked for m3u playlists. The delay (about 10 to 60 seconds) is between the following lines in the messages window: Code: Select all main debug: looking for m...
by Gadgetguy
Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: VLC 3.0 with hardware acceleration
Replies: 90
Views: 21215

Re: VLC 3.0 with hardware acceleration

The new vlc is a wonderful addition to the repository and seems to excel at many things- the ability to play high def h264 in an infinitely resalable window is particularly nice. I notice also that vlc plays without a hiccup a high def 1080p youtube live stream eg. France24 ( thats still high def to...
by Gadgetguy
Mon Nov 19, 2018 5:57 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: VLC 3.0 with hardware acceleration
Replies: 90
Views: 21215

Re: VLC 3.0 bugs

While video works great, there is a real problem with audio files. They take a long time to start (even minutes). VLC is doing something in the background which seems to take a long time. I fiddled around with a lot of settings but could not find anything which helps. When using MMAL (overlay) outp...
by Gadgetguy
Wed Oct 24, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Vivaldi Web Browser - Raspberry Pi
Replies: 22
Views: 5830

Re: Vivaldi Web Browser - Raspberry Pi

Until quite recently I have been able to play mp4 video found on websites such as youtube( using the h264ify extension). In recent versions of both Vivaldi stable and Vivaldi snapshot howevever I am unable to play mp4 videos.( Vivaldi's decoding abilities can be checked by playing the test videos fo...
by Gadgetguy
Sat Oct 13, 2018 6:11 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Smtube for quick efficient Youtube browsing
Replies: 3
Views: 2104

Re: Smtube for quick efficient Youtube browsing

Hi, I succesfully compiled the latest version of smtube from source: http://sourceforge.net/projects/smtube/files/SMTube/18.9.0/smtube-18.9.0.tar.bz2. As I recall it compiled fairly quickly. To get the latest smtube to build however, required installing some extra dependencies in addtion to those me...
by Gadgetguy
Thu May 17, 2018 4:38 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Is Raspbian’s Chromium version too old to cut the mustard?
Replies: 22
Views: 5536

Re: Is Raspbian’s Chromium version too old to cut the mustard?

I am rather embarrassed to admit the reason I was receiving the pop-up on the aforementioned problem website telling me to disable ad-blocking was because while I had not enabled ad-blocking specifically in Chromium I had enabled an ad-blocker for all browsers by replacing my Raspbian default hosts ...
by Gadgetguy
Thu May 17, 2018 1:12 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Is Raspbian’s Chromium version too old to cut the mustard?
Replies: 22
Views: 5536

Re: Is Raspbian’s Chromium version too old to cut the mustard?

One strange thing about the updated Chromium in Raspbian is that the content settings have no ads configuration option whereas Windows Chrome has had an ads setting since version 64. it had ads option. In Windows Chrome there is an ads option in settings/advanced/content right below plugins. I do n...

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