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by spegru
Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Music player
Replies: 15
Views: 1057

Re: Music player

anyone?
by spegru
Tue Sep 24, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Music player
Replies: 15
Views: 1057

Re: Music player

I am presently using Rhythmbox (as i speak in fact) on my main desktop machine but in my main music setup I am using a Pi4 connected to an external USB connected DAC (think sound card) for enhance performance. Unfortunately though I cannot get any sound out of it even though visually it is playing. ...
by spegru
Tue Sep 24, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: GStreamer audio issues
Replies: 4
Views: 415

Re: GStreamer audio issues

I have exactly the same problem. Pi4 playing in VLC but not Rhythmbox i am using an external DAC which works fine with VLC - but not Rhythmbox (which nonetheless shows is if it is playing). Another point is that the sound volume seems to start at zero, although i can adjust that Regards spegru BTW I...
by spegru
Sun Feb 21, 2016 12:48 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: controlling wireless relay with 433Mhz transmitter
Replies: 7
Views: 4121

Re: controlling wireless relay with 433Mhz transmitter

Hi I also want to do this. I am using the same transmitter and receiver but a slightly different relay: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItemVersion&item=321887470042&view=all&tid=1544497243011 - It's a dual relay but I am pretty certain it works the same way. I didn't get any success with...
by spegru
Tue Dec 15, 2015 9:57 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: USBRelay on RaspberryPI
Replies: 15
Views: 8054

Re: USBRelay on RaspberryPI

You could be right. I've been using Cat5 Ethernet cable USB extenders from the Pi to a hub and from thence to the USB relays. Frustrating that it seems to work most of the time. Anyway a small breakthrough in that the USB2 hub I was using was getting so unreliable that I tried going back to an old U...
by spegru
Tue Dec 08, 2015 6:53 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: USBRelay on RaspberryPI
Replies: 15
Views: 8054

Re: USBRelay on RaspberryPI

Ah that's simple. Because I currently have 9 relays connected and they're all distributed 10s of metres away all around the house. I don't think you could do that via gpio.
by spegru
Mon Dec 07, 2015 9:28 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: USBRelay on RaspberryPI
Replies: 15
Views: 8054

Re: USBRelay on RaspberryPI

So I've given up trying to connect to these relays via stacked USB hubs it's just too unreliable. Also my latest problem is that my (powered) hub keeps on disconnecting and then needs to be switched off and on again. So the basic problem seems to be that the USB connection itself is flaky. Is there ...
by spegru
Wed Apr 08, 2015 5:15 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: USBRelay on RaspberryPI
Replies: 15
Views: 8054

Re: USBRelay on RaspberryPI

New Relays have arrived and luckily all 4 work ok - so that's 8 in total - via a powered hub But odd behaviour remains: I now have more USB relays than USB ports so to get them all going I connected via another unpowered hub stacked with the original old 8 port hub. Although the pi can see them all,...
by spegru
Mon Apr 06, 2015 7:24 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: USBRelay on RaspberryPI
Replies: 15
Views: 8054

Re: USBRelay on RaspberryPI

A further update on my non working relays using a full size PC running LinuxMint, while I wait for some new ones to arrive. I installed the same software (although HID is in the repos for Mint), and get the same problem - the relays aren't recognised. So I looked at dmesg to see what else I could fi...
by spegru
Sat Mar 28, 2015 12:07 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: USBRelay on RaspberryPI
Replies: 15
Views: 8054

Re: USBRelay on RaspberryPI

A bit of an update: I still cant get these new ones to work but I have now tried them both on another pi that also has this software installed - and they don't work on that either, even though they are the only ones connected. This other pi was previously used with my original relays so I know it wo...
by spegru
Fri Mar 27, 2015 12:24 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: USBRelay on RaspberryPI
Replies: 15
Views: 8054

Re: USBRelay on RaspberryPI

I've been using this info with great success but now I've run into problems I have 4 of these USB Relays working (via an external USB hub) - even though their USB ID is the same in each case. Using the lsusb command each of hem shows that same address with the Vendor name VOTI. However, when doing t...

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