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by Gadgetguy
Sat May 23, 2020 6:30 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Screen Blanking for a second while playing video
Replies: 5
Views: 155

Re: Screen Blanking for a second while playing video

Are the problematic videos local files or internet streams? I have in the last month occasionally experienced weird problems with some internet videos but never local video files. I have cable internet and usually get around 90-100mb /second but occasionally after experiencing problems with internet...
by Gadgetguy
Sat May 02, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Do not upgrade VLC [solved]
Replies: 14
Views: 805

Re: Do not upgrade VLC

Thanks very much for the warning! I have now locked all my vlc packages. It would be great if someone gives Raspbian users the all clear when a new modded version is released
by Gadgetguy
Wed Apr 29, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Latest Chromium browser
Replies: 10
Views: 645

Re: Latest Chromium browser

You might also want to consider the Vivaldi browser. It uses Chromium as its' engine and is kept up to date. On Raspbian Buster I am running version 3.0.1874.32 (Stable channel) (32-bit) which uses Chrome/81.0.4044.123. There was a recent security alert from google that advised users to upgrade to t...
by Gadgetguy
Wed Apr 29, 2020 7:51 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Is a UBB microSDHD Reader/Writer Adapter compatable with a Pi 4 ?
Replies: 6
Views: 202

Re: Is a UBB microSDHD Reader/Writer Adapter compatable with a Pi 4 ?

I am using the following usb 3.0 card reader without issue on a pi 4 and pi 3. It also gets good reviews and is priced reasonably: Transcend Information USB 3.0 Card Reader (TS-RDF5K) at: https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B009D79VH4/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Addendum: just afte...
by Gadgetguy
Tue Apr 14, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Video DownloadHelper Companion App for Firefox on Raspbian
Replies: 3
Views: 286

Re: Video DownloadHelper Companion App for Firefox on Raspbian

There is a great youtube-dl front end “gui” which lets you update its’ internal youtube-dl with one click, preconfigure the download path, and the format and quality to download as well as other variables. If you have ffmpeg installed on your system it will even automatically merge dash files ( sepa...
by Gadgetguy
Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:27 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Rasbian mpv player
Replies: 13
Views: 578

Re: Rasbian mpv player

Slighty off topic but ihave found mplayer very useful to as a tv viewer. I recently bought a very cheap easycap uvc video capture card (~15cdn dollars) off Amazon. . I connected it to the composite outputs of the settop box from my cable tv provider so that I can watch all available tv channels in ...
by Gadgetguy
Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:20 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Watch cable tv while using your Raspberry Pi with cheap EasyCap capture card
Replies: 0
Views: 140

Watch cable tv while using your Raspberry Pi with cheap EasyCap capture card

If you wish to keep abreast of the news or get a little entertainment in these dire times while still using your Raspberry Pi to surf the internet etc, you might find my experience helpful. I bought a generic eazycap usb 2 video capture card which supports linux: : https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B...
by Gadgetguy
Wed Apr 01, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Rasbian mpv player
Replies: 13
Views: 578

Re: Rasbian mpv player

While I like and use vlc media player a lot (Indeed we are fortunate the raspberry pi people have tweaked and optimized it for the pi so that most media likely encountered are handled with aplomb) it still does have a few imperfections and a somewhat unintuitive, cumbersome gui interface, ( albeit o...
by Gadgetguy
Thu Mar 05, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Unrecognized usb ssd
Replies: 2
Views: 284

Re: Unrecognized usb ssd

RonR wrote" Download imageUSB and select: Zero USB drive -> Boot Sector(s) Only (make sure you've selected the correct drive!)....." Thanks for the suggestion (and warning!!!). Unfortunately the problematic ssd and enclosure do not even show up in "usb image". They now no longer even show up in wind...
by Gadgetguy
Wed Mar 04, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Unrecognized usb ssd
Replies: 2
Views: 284

Unrecognized usb ssd

I have a problem which I am not sure even can be resolved but before finally giving up I am hoping one of the many computer wizes who inhabit these forums can help me. I think my now unrecognized ssd may be unrevivable(sigh) but first a little background which can be skipped if you wish. My ssd is a...
by Gadgetguy
Mon Feb 24, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: STICKY: If you have a Raspberry Pi 4 and are getting bad speeds transferring data to/from USB3.0 SSDs, read this
Replies: 112
Views: 87235

Re: STICKY: If you have a Raspberry Pi 4 and are getting bad speeds transferring data to/from USB3.0 SSDs, read this

The quirk works for me, it seems. I am using a Pi 4 with OpenMediaVault on Raspian Buster. I have a Sabrent idVendor=152d, idProduct=1561 USB cable with a 500GB Samsung 860 EVO SSD. I am using NTFS and a Samba share to stream music. The symptom was occasionally playback would drop out and the activ...
by Gadgetguy
Mon Feb 24, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RPi4 external USB3 SSD Enable and Check Trim
Replies: 26
Views: 4176

Re: RPi4 external USB3 SSD Enable and Check Trim

Gadgetguy post_id=1616956 time=1582566384 user_id=117713] wrote In hopes of eliciting a response I will repeat in this thread a question I asked previously on another thread which went unanswered .. I see where a similar question has just recently been asked by another poster SunnyJim at: https://ww...
by Gadgetguy
Mon Feb 24, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RPi4 external USB3 SSD Enable and Check Trim
Replies: 26
Views: 4176

Re: RPi4 external USB3 SSD Enable and Check Trim

In hopes of eliciting a response I will repeat in this thread a question I asked previously on another thread which went unanswered : Re: STICKY: If you have a Raspberry Pi 4 and are getting bad speeds transferring data to/from USB3.0 SSDs, read this at: https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic....
by Gadgetguy
Thu Feb 06, 2020 2:38 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: VLC testing
Replies: 80
Views: 14797

Re: VLC testing

Today I downloaded a video from German TV station "ARD". I was surprised to see that they now offer it in 1080p50 (non-interlaced) resolution. I tried to play it in VLC and only got a black screen (but heard the audio track). The message window shows lots of messages like mmal_codec error.............
by Gadgetguy
Mon Jan 27, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: STICKY: If you have a Raspberry Pi 4 and are getting bad speeds transferring data to/from USB3.0 SSDs, read this
Replies: 112
Views: 87235

Re: STICKY: If you have a Raspberry Pi 4 and are getting bad speeds transferring data to/from USB3.0 SSDs, read this

I have a QNINE M.2 NGFF Portable SSD Enclosure USB3.0 Case, SATA https://www.amazon.ca/QNINE-Portable-Enclosure-Converter-External/dp/B06VWC158P used to enclose and connect a 32gb kingdian m.2 ssd. to the usb 3 port on my pi4. The enclosure shows as JMicron Technology Corp. Vendor id 152d part id 15...
by Gadgetguy
Sat Jan 25, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: raspbian vlc performance
Replies: 3
Views: 552

Re: raspbian vlc performance

Guenter. you have enlightened me !! I have been selecting vlc video ouput as x11 (xcb) seemingly without performance penaltly. I guess I hadn't noticed because I am not sure I have any local video files that are 60 or even 50 fps and vlc plays online youtube at 720 or less. Sure enough when I downlo...
by Gadgetguy
Sat Jan 25, 2020 12:51 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: raspbian vlc performance
Replies: 3
Views: 552

Re: raspbian vlc performance

Under tools/preferences/video/output which video output have you selected? In order to get hardware acceleration with the h264 codec you would either have to select mmal x11 splitter for raspberry pi or alternatively x11 video output (xcb). Although some might disagree I prefer the latter alternativ...
by Gadgetguy
Fri Jan 24, 2020 3:58 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Pi freezing when plugging in a new SSD
Replies: 15
Views: 1059

Re: Pi freezing when plugging in a new SSD

I too encountered problems when I plugged my ssd and enclosure (via a long usb 3 extender cable )into the pi 4 usb 3 port. I already had a pre-existing usb 2 flash drive plugged into the other usb 3 port and two wireless dongles in the 2 usb ports, one for keyboard the other for mouse. Upon plugging...
by Gadgetguy
Fri Jan 24, 2020 1:58 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: recent vlc updates
Replies: 9
Views: 1358

Re: recent vlc updates

vlcs’s functionality can be enhanced by various add-ons. Three that I find particularly useful are: youtube.lua at https://github.com/videolan/vlc/blob/master/share/lua/playlist/youtube.lua Youtube playlist addon at: https://addons.videolan.org/p/1344170/ and TuneIn Radio addon at: https://addons.v...
by Gadgetguy
Thu Jan 16, 2020 12:31 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: recent vlc updates
Replies: 9
Views: 1358

Re: recent vlc updates

ktb said: Why don't you check which versions of the packages you have installed?....))) Thanks very much- very useful information. The versions of these three programs that I acquired while in the untested repository were indeed exactly the same as the versions uploaded to the stable repository on J...
by Gadgetguy
Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: [solved] mplayer stopped working after latest ffmpeg update
Replies: 22
Views: 2322

Re: mplayer stopped working after latest ffmpeg update

Since youtube changes its code from time to time and since smplayer can make use of either its own internal youtube code or the youtube-dl utilty( it's own internal code is quicker) it is nice to know that there is an updated stable armhf version available for easy download in debians bullsye reposi...
by Gadgetguy
Sun Jan 12, 2020 1:54 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: recent vlc updates
Replies: 9
Views: 1358

Re: recent vlc updates

In other words and perhaps I am flogging a dead horse but to be more explicit would the updates to vlc, ffmpeg, and chromium have been finalized in testing before they were uploaded to the stable repository ie did I get the very same updates while I was in testing
by Gadgetguy
Sat Jan 11, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: recent vlc updates
Replies: 9
Views: 1358

Re: recent vlc updates

Checking the raspbian buster repository I see the vlc updates to version 3.08 occured on January 8, 2020. Would they be exactly the same 3.08 updates I received while in the testing repository? I ask because my vlc 3.08 updates that came through while in the testing repository did have a few minor f...
by Gadgetguy
Sat Jan 11, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: recent vlc updates
Replies: 9
Views: 1358

recent vlc updates

I note on the forum that several people have referred to updates to vlc that have occured in the last few days. I just updated my system each of the last few days and updates to vlc have not shown up. I suspect that is because I had added raspian untested to my source repositories earlier back in De...
by Gadgetguy
Fri Jan 10, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: [solved] mplayer stopped working after latest ffmpeg update
Replies: 22
Views: 2322

Re: mplayer stopped working after latest ffmpeg update

Its funny I just posted a reply which seems to have vanished into the ether so I will try again. As you are no doubt aware the version of ffmpeg in Raspbian's buster repository is not stock debian but has been compiled specifically for the Raspberry Pi and you will note that in its configuration it ...

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