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by ripping
Sun Apr 06, 2014 5:08 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New Website
Replies: 94
Views: 36194

Re: New Website

Apologies to the website developers but I can only agree with 99% of the points that are raised by the detractors of the design and functionality. Its is virtually impossible to use on a mobile. Yes, yes I've read that the 'mobile version' is coming. Well the site should never have gone live until a...
by ripping
Thu Nov 14, 2013 11:33 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Australia stock - Farnell / Element 14
Replies: 6
Views: 1995

Re: Australia stock - Farnell / Element 14

I'm in NZ and buy mine from element14 in Australia. I ordered 2 last week (with cameras) and they arrived 40hours after the order was placed. I'm waiting on a noir cam but that is ex-UK.. estimated 8 days delivery. since the initial run on pi's last year, service and delivery from E14 has been nothi...
by ripping
Thu Nov 14, 2013 11:06 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How many Pi's do you own?
Replies: 53
Views: 10884

Re: How many Pi's do you own?

just bought my 11th and 12th. external web server internal web server with wordpress, wiki etc NAS with 7Tb backup for NAS xbmc for lounge (openelec) xbmc for bedroom (openelec) music player in lounge (raspyfi) music player in bedroom (raspyfi) 3 security camera setups and 1 as a spare for testing, ...
by ripping
Sun Aug 18, 2013 11:34 am
Forum: Camera board
Topic: piipcam
Replies: 4
Views: 1642

Re: piipcam

looks great. I will be interested to read your write-up when you get it done. That just like something I'd like to try out.
by ripping
Sat Aug 17, 2013 7:24 am
Forum: Camera board
Topic: dropped frames
Replies: 84
Views: 16610

Re: dropped frames

Just to drag this thread up from last week. I acquired a PQI Tiffy 16Gb USB 3.0 stick today. Using the same method of testing on windows as I used previously I got a read/write speed of 28.49/24.844 MB/s. (over 2x the write speed of anything I had used previously) I installed a fresh version of Rasp...
by ripping
Thu Aug 15, 2013 5:24 am
Forum: Camera board
Topic: How do you wrap/encode the .h264 video files into mp4
Replies: 14
Views: 12783

Re: How do you wrap/encode the .h264 video files into mp4

MP4Box wraps an h264 file in an mp4 container.

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$ sudo apt-get install gpac
once installed:

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$ MP4Box -add inputvideo.h264 outputvideo.mp4
by ripping
Wed Aug 14, 2013 8:48 am
Forum: Camera board
Topic: dropped frames
Replies: 84
Views: 16610

Re: dropped frames

A brief update on my progression with understanding the issue I have with dropped frames as described in the OP. I have since put a fresh version of the latest Raspbian wheezy image on a faster Class 8 SD card (as opposed to Class 4) that I had in the drawer. Along with that I am using my fastest av...
by ripping
Mon Aug 12, 2013 12:06 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: dropped frames
Replies: 84
Views: 16610

Re: dropped frames

Compile?? Code?? Y is u talk gibberish ?? Seriously tho.. I'm just a 'little league' player. But I look upon you Major League players with awe and reverence. Compiling code is something that will perhaps come in the distant future for me. Baby steps an'all that :) But.. as I think I mentioned... pre...
by ripping
Mon Aug 12, 2013 11:50 am
Forum: Camera board
Topic: dropped frames
Replies: 84
Views: 16610

Re: dropped frames

To see which processes are busy, run 'top'. Yes, that is what I did. raspivid has top use at 5.9% 'top' is the next process at under 1% Perhaps I just have the bad luck of having a slow SD card in conjunction with an equally slow USB drive. ? I think I will try the fast USB drive I have, to see if ...
by ripping
Mon Aug 12, 2013 11:28 am
Forum: Camera board
Topic: dropped frames
Replies: 84
Views: 16610

Re: dropped frames

What happens if you write the output file to ram disk on /run/shm ? That will be super fast. If you still get dropped frames it won't be because of storage speed. I assumed you had tried this to SD card. Definitely check that in case it's a USB issue. Test USB speed on the Pi. I did this: raspivid ...
by ripping
Mon Aug 12, 2013 11:17 am
Forum: Camera board
Topic: dropped frames
Replies: 84
Views: 16610

Re: dropped frames

Aha... but I have two cameras. And I'm 'sure' the same was happening with the other one too. I think I will have to do some testing on the other, to be sure, to be sure.... ednl - I think the Class system of SD cards has little do with their actual performance anymore. Take the SD card being sold by...
by ripping
Mon Aug 12, 2013 11:05 am
Forum: Camera board
Topic: dropped frames
Replies: 84
Views: 16610

Re: dropped frames

Yes, I had the issues with just the SD card holding the filesystem. That's in fact why I went the USB Drive route, to eliminate the skipped frames I was experiencing. Alas, it was not to work !
by ripping
Mon Aug 12, 2013 10:50 am
Forum: Camera board
Topic: dropped frames
Replies: 84
Views: 16610

Re: dropped frames

OK. I did a quick test 720p / 2min recording. Viewed the file on the pi using OMXplayer, and indeed I see dropped frames. Essentially the same pattern as what I am seeing on a PC with the converted MP4 files. Safe to say that the MP4 conversion is not at fault. I have a number of USB thumbdrives lay...
by ripping
Mon Aug 12, 2013 8:55 am
Forum: Camera board
Topic: dropped frames
Replies: 84
Views: 16610

dropped frames

I have two camera boards, both hooked up to 512Mb 'B' pi's. (Fully updated, upgraded). I'm having issues with dropped or skipped frames on 95% of my recordings. usually every 10 or 15 sec in the recordings perhaps half a sec is missing from the recording, creating a noticeable skip. If I do 2 minute...
by ripping
Mon Aug 05, 2013 6:13 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: Streaming Raspberry Pi Camera H264 into HTML over RTMP
Replies: 199
Views: 250198

Re: Streaming Raspberry Pi Camera H264 into HTML over RTMP

JW Player should be working with iPad and iPhone as per their website, I have tried on iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 6_1_4 like Mac OS X and iPad; CPU OS 6_1_3 like Mac OS X and none of them seem to work, same for Android. Now I am not an expert, but is there anything need to be installed on those mobile d...
by ripping
Sat Jul 27, 2013 8:15 am
Forum: Camera board
Topic: STICKY: Foundation (old) Camera Board information
Replies: 446
Views: 302280

Re: Foundation Camera Board information

Is there a complete Users Manual for the raspicam with more detail than the "unofficial guide"? Thanks Rodney Colton I've been looking for the very same thing for the last hour or so. I found this which expands on what is given from the command line with raspivid and raspistill. https://github.com/...
by ripping
Tue Apr 23, 2013 6:39 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Playing media from a NAS on RPi
Replies: 6
Views: 4992

Re: Playing media from a NAS on RPi

This is what you may want. http://elinux.org/R-Pi_NAS Shows how to set up a Samba server etc and how to connect to it. I've set up a Raspi NAS with 3Tb H/D attached that serves music and movies to my network, as well as operating as a secondary backup. works tip top! But maybe you're more interested...
by ripping
Sun Apr 07, 2013 4:38 am
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: High quality sound?
Replies: 3
Views: 1996

Re: High quality sound?

Having no trouble at all using the DAC (mentioned in previous post above) with the pi. Sound quality is very impressive (goodbye popping etc), and easy to set up in mpd too - just comment out whatever driver you are currently using and add this: audio_output { type "alsa" name "USB DAC" device "hw:1...
by ripping
Sun Mar 10, 2013 4:47 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Post your Raspberry Pi server setup!
Replies: 114
Views: 85203

Re: Post your Raspberry Pi server setup!

pi #1 raspberryNAS hooked up with a 3Tb hard drive used as my no2 backup drive and serving media over the network. pi #2 webserver serves up web pages. pi #3 XBMC running Raspbmc to a 42" Samsung TV pi #4 XBMC running Raspbmc to a 50" Panasonic TV pi #5 wifi pi running mpd and used to pipe music to ...
by ripping
Fri Mar 01, 2013 8:12 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: MPEG-2 & VC-1 license key queries / issues
Replies: 172
Views: 52045

Re: Still haven't received MPEG2 Licence

Same here. Ordered both codecs on 26th Feb and still waiting. I ordered 2 others ( for another raspi) about a week before and these arrived within 12 hours of payment. What is irritating is that there is no email address to direct these issues, the only address on raspberrypi.com, is for 'cancellati...
by ripping
Sun Feb 24, 2013 8:34 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Pi, XBMC, HDMI audio - and Samsung monitor
Replies: 7
Views: 3258

Re: Pi, XBMC, HDMI audio - and Samsung monitor

Well I have ditched the possibility of using xbian, as a further 5 solid lock ups of the system have left me disillusioned. These lock ups have all been from one of the setting or config screens within xbmc. My pi operates fine with raspbmc at a modest 800MHz, but even after dropping back to stock c...
by ripping
Sun Feb 24, 2013 7:03 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Pi, XBMC, HDMI audio - and Samsung monitor
Replies: 7
Views: 3258

Re: Pi, XBMC, HDMI audio - and Samsung monitor

I am setting a raspi as a media unit in the slumber room, connected to a 40" Samsung TV. My first installation was Raspbian, and everything appears to work fine, including (hdmi) sound. My next trial is/was xbmc. I have installed and updated - already experienced 3 lockups of the system while config...
by ripping
Sun Oct 21, 2012 11:36 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Raspcontrol - A Web Control Centre for the Pi
Replies: 180
Views: 51307

Re: Raspcontrol - A Web Control Centre for the Pi

Here is the output of a cat/proc/cpuinfo on a recently obtained 512Mb unit. Processor : ARMv6-compatible processor rev 7 (v6l) BogoMIPS : 697.95 Features : swp half thumb fastmult vfp edsp java tls CPU implementer : 0x41 CPU architecture: 7 CPU variant : 0x0 CPU part : 0xb76 CPU revision : 7 Hardwar...
by ripping
Sat Sep 15, 2012 11:15 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Delivery Woes
Replies: 5
Views: 2455

Re: Delivery Woes

Following my earlier review in this thread, particularly of the Adafruit case, it was suggested that my Adafruit case was substandard in quality, and I was invited to contact Adafruit for a replacement. The replacement arrived yesterday, and I am pleased to say that the quality of the new case is mu...
by ripping
Sun Aug 26, 2012 11:37 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: If DHCP fails then set static IP
Replies: 16
Views: 17434

Re: If DHCP fails then set static IP

Dum Question but do you still have to use a startup script with this interfaces file and if so what No. You just edit the /etc/network/interfaces file (as above) with your desired static IP and it runs on startup every time. No further work required. In my case I have no requirement for DHCP at all...

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