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by ninjaEF
Wed Nov 07, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Home Automation requirements match
Replies: 16
Views: 2008

Re: Home Automation requirements match

stevend:

Found this, and installed it, looks like it is possible to set temps without having to create 00s of data points. Rules based system adds to flexibility.
https://www.home-assistant.io/components/climate.zwave/
by ninjaEF
Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Home Automation requirements match
Replies: 16
Views: 2008

Re: Home Automation requirements match

Not nonsense. YES it is! Complete and utter! Why are you quoting EPBD which is not regulation but advisory. And a stat DOES NOT have to be included in a heating system where TRVs control the heating space. A NC-sTRV (normally closed smart TRV) will NOT allow water to flow through the rad and thus b...
by ninjaEF
Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Home Automation requirements match
Replies: 16
Views: 2008

Re: Home Automation requirements match

Both of the below points are part of the same "problem": ... I've probably ended up with nearly 20 data points per valve; 12 valves and that's 240 data point definitions to type (OK, copy and paste, but it's easy to miss an edit) and 240 separate MQTT subscriptions. I'd love to hear of a system tha...
by ninjaEF
Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Home Automation requirements match
Replies: 16
Views: 2008

Re: Home Automation requirements match

I have a system where everything uses MQTT for communication, and you'll find that a good medium for any 'special' sensors you might do using esp8266 or other networked devices Indeed, i think Hive in the UK uses MQTT. I was going to look into this. Supposidly efficient too. It doesn't (as far as I...
by ninjaEF
Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Home Automation requirements match
Replies: 16
Views: 2008

Re: Home Automation requirements match

You shouldn't have a TRV on all of your radiators. There should be a radiator in your home that is either a TRV set to max or doesn't have a TRV at all. This radiator is the one in the same room as the thermostat that controls the boiler. Nonsense mate; many a household implements this; I've seen i...
by ninjaEF
Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Home Automation requirements match
Replies: 16
Views: 2008

Home Automation requirements match

I am completely amazed - and baffled - by the sheer volume of projects for Home Automation on the Pi; wonderful to have so much choice but I mean how do I just "install & go" because i don't have inclination or time to try everything...so I ask: what operating system? [Raspian, dedicated, etc.] what...
by ninjaEF
Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: VLC and accelerated drivers
Replies: 1
Views: 509

VLC and accelerated drivers

Why doesnt the Pi repos have an accelerated (omxil) enabled driver? I have seen this thread: https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=195221 However the responses would seem to indicate a varied experience from somewhere between perfect right first time, and the compilation just failing mi...
by ninjaEF
Thu May 31, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Tutorial: Compile VLC with HW acceleration - Stretch, RPi 2/3
Replies: 182
Views: 84841

Re: Tutorial: Compile VLC with HW acceleration - Stretch, RPi 2/3

Yes I did.
I was running as root, i.e. "sudo su" .... yes I know, don't go there (!)

So it did not work under root.
gkreidl wrote:
Thu May 31, 2018 8:10 am
Did you run it without sudo?
sudo make install
by ninjaEF
Wed May 30, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Tutorial: Compile VLC with HW acceleration - Stretch, RPi 2/3
Replies: 182
Views: 84841

Re: Tutorial: Compile VLC with HW acceleration - Stretch, RPi 2/3

Pi 3 Debian Stretch kernel 4.14.34-v7+ At 'make install' I get the following error related to pulse?? libtool: warning: relinking 'libpulsesrc_plugin.la' libtool: install: (cd /home/daz/VLC/vlc-2.2.8/modules; /bin/bash "/home/daz/VLC/vlc-2.2.8/modules/../libtool" --silent --tag CC --mode=relink gcc ...
by ninjaEF
Wed May 30, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: Android
Topic: Pi 3 - Jack audio only, No picture, EDID help needed
Replies: 3
Views: 996

Re: Pi 3 - Jack audio only, No picture, EDID help needed

Er, why do you say that. The config.txt values are no OS specific in this case; the EDID blob is the same irrespective of "supported" OS - or not. Further, the config.txt parameters would be the same for any OS I wish to install on a Pi given this is how the Pi is configured. If you dont understand ...
by ninjaEF
Tue May 29, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Android
Topic: Pi 3 - Jack audio only, No picture, EDID help needed
Replies: 3
Views: 996

Pi 3 - Jack audio only, No picture, EDID help needed

So, Raspberry Pi3 + Digihome 42" LED TV. + Lineage 14.1 OS (Android). Ive got sound but only through the jack, no sound or video picture on the TV. The desktop is fine, can see all the icons, interact with the pointer, just cant see any video output. I've tried adjusting config.txt but the magic swe...
by ninjaEF
Thu Apr 06, 2017 8:17 am
Forum: Debian
Topic: correct arguments for ffmpeg recording?
Replies: 0
Views: 2067

correct arguments for ffmpeg recording?

I have a live m3u video stream which I believe is h264 .ts format If I use the h264 codec to record the stream, the recording output is high quality - but processor load is high due to SW encoding - simply using: ffmpeg -v h264 So I compiled the h264_omx without issue and used the same command:- ffm...
by ninjaEF
Wed Apr 05, 2017 8:30 pm
Forum: Debian
Topic: is H264 codec via h/w ?
Replies: 15
Views: 25506

Re: is H264 codec via h/w ?

yes, you have the h264_omx encoder in there for sure

you should see less CPU loading too, using the 'top' command, ffmpeg should be lower down then before

well done
by ninjaEF
Wed Apr 05, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: Debian
Topic: is H264 codec via h/w ?
Replies: 15
Views: 25506

Re: is H264 codec via h/w ?

well, what you have done there, it would seem to me, is compiled libx264 which is the GPL version of OMX h264 As I understand it, Broadcom do not licence the distribution of binaries and you have to build using OMX IL headers + libraries So your procedure above will give you a .264 codec that will n...
by ninjaEF
Wed Apr 05, 2017 6:32 am
Forum: Debian
Topic: is H264 codec via h/w ?
Replies: 15
Views: 25506

Re: is H264 codec via h/w ?

thanks @topguy that is very useful. Im sure when I was watching a .ts stream, there wasn't that much info on the screen. I will look again. what I am doing now is compiling ffmpeg with omx enabled but I get an error, "OMX IL Headers not found". Can I post this to another forum thread or continue her...
by ninjaEF
Tue Apr 04, 2017 4:30 pm
Forum: Debian
Topic: is H264 codec via h/w ?
Replies: 15
Views: 25506

Re: is H264 codec via h/w ?

it is not obvious to me please share your expertise, how is it obvious!? Pressing "o" while watching a video in Kodi also show a lot of detailed codec information together with which "driver/library" is used for video handling and also CPU load on each core. It should be quite obvious if the video y...
by ninjaEF
Tue Apr 04, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: Debian
Topic: is H264 codec via h/w ?
Replies: 15
Views: 25506

Re: is H264 codec via h/w ?

thanks guys although I'm confused still, a little.. are we saying, for OSMC, that out of the box, the following holds true: 1. omxplayer is the default kodi player for media {does this Include m3u streams in ts format?} 2. kodi decodes using HW 3. no HW encoding in avconv unless avconv recompiled? i...
by ninjaEF
Tue Apr 04, 2017 1:09 pm
Forum: Debian
Topic: is H264 codec via h/w ?
Replies: 15
Views: 25506

is H264 codec via h/w ?

I have spent days researching this and switch off the PC more confused than when I powered it up...sigh! this was about as close as to an answer I got, but I didn't fully understand. https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=63&t=80449 Given that the Pi is supposed to introduce the world of...
by ninjaEF
Thu Jan 14, 2016 9:12 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: install driver for ASUS USB AC56 WiFi d8812au WiFi module?
Replies: 1
Views: 459

install driver for ASUS USB AC56 WiFi d8812au WiFi module?

https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=107756&p=882992&hilit=8812au#p882992 That thread doesnt tell me (a non-programmer and linux NOOB) where to go for a working downloadable easy to install driver for my ASUS USB AC56 WiFi dongle Is there a simple guide please? Happy and eager to ...

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