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by rosswesleyporter
Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: vlc-nox package no longer available?
Replies: 4
Views: 688

Re: vlc-nox package no longer available?

I installed vlc-bin and vlc-plugin-base. That worked! In case anyone else is in my specific situation: - I was using vlc-nox 2.x on stretch, controlling vlc with Python bindings (https://github.com/oaubert/python-vlc). - I got everything working on a new Pi 4 by installing vlc-bin, and vlc-plugin-ba...
by rosswesleyporter
Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: vlc-nox package no longer available?
Replies: 4
Views: 688

Re: vlc-nox package no longer available?

Pugwash, thanks for the clarification. I'll seek to make vlc-bin work with Python bindings. Scripted, once I get it to work, I will reply again.
by rosswesleyporter
Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:37 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: vlc-nox package no longer available?
Replies: 4
Views: 688

vlc-nox package no longer available?

Is the vlc-nox package no longer available? I just tried to install on my new Pi 4 with Buster and it suggests that I install the vlc-bin package instead, details below. I tried vlc-bin but it doesn't seem to be a drop-in replacement for my specific needs - needs to run headless and work with Python...
by rosswesleyporter
Mon Jan 02, 2017 2:56 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Analogue audio testing
Replies: 265
Views: 133892

Re: Analogue audio testing

Quick note to say that jdb's wonderful firmware update is a nice combination with vlc's volume boost and headphones. Earlier in this thread there was discussion that the Pi's built-in audio jack is a bit quiet for headphones. It's OK for me with high efficiency headphones, but not OK for those that ...
by rosswesleyporter
Tue Apr 26, 2016 2:48 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Analogue audio testing
Replies: 265
Views: 133892

Re: Analogue audio testing

No noise, no pops -- sounds quite good to me. I just did a quick comparison to a Pi with a basic USB audio adapter. Happily, not much difference to my ears. Tested with a Pi A+, audio_pwm_mode=2. I did some testing earlier in this thread. I didn't repeat all of that testing. But for me, the big diff...
by rosswesleyporter
Sun Mar 13, 2016 5:31 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Analogue audio testing
Replies: 265
Views: 133892

Re: Analogue audio testing

I did some more in depth testing and thought I should share the results. In short, sounds good on an A+, best with system volume at 90% or less, likely to be loud enough on your in-ear headphones, if using big headphones then use high sensitivity headphones. Details below. TEST SETUP: - A+STOCK - Pi...
by rosswesleyporter
Wed Mar 09, 2016 5:27 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Analogue audio testing
Replies: 265
Views: 133892

Re: Analogue audio testing

Different headphones differ in sensitivity. Sensitivity tells how loud the phones get with a given electrical signal strength. Unfortunately there are two different units in use: dB/mW and db/V. Panasonic tells that the sensitivity of the RP-HT21 is 100 dB/mW. The Sony MDR-7506 has a sensitivy of 1...
by rosswesleyporter
Tue Mar 08, 2016 6:02 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Analogue audio testing
Replies: 265
Views: 133892

Re: Analogue audio testing

Monday's firmware update works with my ALSA-based setup! Sounds very very good. More specifically, Python-controlled VLC sounds very very good. A quick note about headphones and volume from the built-in jack. I'm working with a hearing impaired population, so I'm a bit more concerned about volume th...
by rosswesleyporter
Mon Mar 07, 2016 4:57 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Analogue audio testing
Replies: 265
Views: 133892

Re: Analogue audio testing

I tried this for the first time. Got no output from most players. But omxplayer worked. omxplayer doesn't use ALSA apparently. My son the musician declared it to be a substantial improvement in sound quality over the prior firmware. BTW, on the first few tries rpi-update seemed to fill my /dev/root....
by rosswesleyporter
Tue Sep 22, 2015 4:33 am
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: Plans available for MP3 player for some people with dementia
Replies: 0
Views: 347

Plans available for MP3 player for some people with dementia

dqmusicbox_lowres.jpg Hello. My dad loves music but has enough dementia that he cannot operate an iPod or similar. But he can use a familiar old two-knob radio. So I made him an MP3 player that operates like an old two-knob radio (also plays FLAC etc.). He is happy with it. Project involves a Raspb...

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