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by peanutismint
Tue Jan 26, 2021 1:24 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Is there a GPU accelerated version of VLC for Pi Zero W?
Replies: 1
Views: 85

Is there a GPU accelerated version of VLC for Pi Zero W?

I want to play back some pretty low-res (640x480) h.264 .mp4 video files on my Pi Zero which I figured should be possible performance-wise, but when I try to play them via VLC I can't seem to get GPU accelerated playback option. (I should also mention, the screen I'm trying to get this working on is...
by peanutismint
Wed Nov 20, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Breakout board that will give all ports on one side?
Replies: 1
Views: 277

Breakout board that will give all ports on one side?

I'm wondering if there's any kind of pre-made breakout board that features all the Pi's connectors (power, USB, audio, video, network etc) in a single line (for hacking into the back of a project box so you can have all the ports in a row)?

Does such a thing exist??
by peanutismint
Wed Nov 20, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: Can Raspberry Pi send MIDI over Bluetooth??
Replies: 2
Views: 830

Can Raspberry Pi send MIDI over Bluetooth??

I have a wired MIDI keyboard that I'd love to be able to use with things like an iPad via Bluetooth MIDI.

So the chain would be:

Keyboard > MIDI > USB > Pi > Bluetooth > iPad.

Any ideas if that'd be possible using a Raspberry Pi and some kind of MIDI-OX type app?
by peanutismint
Tue May 10, 2016 5:28 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: CEC Remote Keymap the easy way..
Replies: 4
Views: 20544

Re: CEC Remote Keymap the easy way..

Just wanted to say thanks for this great tip! I didn't even know this Keymap Editor addon existed. This will make my life so much easier going forward! :-)
by peanutismint
Tue Sep 03, 2013 12:43 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Best disk format for external drives?
Replies: 10
Views: 19158

Re: Best disk format for external drives?

Oh right, I had no idea. Just assumed XBMC was the same on everything.... oh well!!
by peanutismint
Tue Sep 03, 2013 12:33 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Best disk format for external drives?
Replies: 10
Views: 19158

Re: Best disk format for external drives?

Ah thanks, I'll try that! Yes, some of them are quite old so may well be Xvid or other codecs from that era....but they play fine on XBMC on my other devices (XBox, Macintosh etc) so I don't really know why it'd be different on RasPi....??
by peanutismint
Tue Sep 03, 2013 12:05 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Best disk format for external drives?
Replies: 10
Views: 19158

Re: Best disk format for external drives?

Thanks guys! I've gone with FAT32 and it seems to be working okay. I realise it might be lower performance than the Linux format but it seems to be high enough for watching 1080p H.264 movies so I'm happy. The only weird issue I'm having is that some of my .AVI files play audio only with no video (t...
by peanutismint
Sun Sep 01, 2013 5:36 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Best disk format for external drives?
Replies: 10
Views: 19158

Best disk format for external drives?

I'm running OpenElec XBMC on my Raspberry Pi and I want to load an old 1TB USB HDD up with videos etc. to use my Pi as an 'always on TV channel' playing all my favourite shows on a loop. I'm just wondering what the best disk format for the hard drive is? It's currently ExFAT as I run both Mac and PC...
by peanutismint
Thu Mar 21, 2013 7:53 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Raspberry Pi is running with power unplugged??
Replies: 12
Views: 2021

Re: Raspberry Pi is running with power unplugged??

There is no peanutismint now. Only Zuul.
by peanutismint
Thu Mar 21, 2013 1:31 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Raspberry Pi is running with power unplugged??
Replies: 12
Views: 2021

Re: Raspberry Pi is running with power unplugged??

Haha yes there is a powered USB hub in play. I had no idea it could take power through the other USB ports. Really freaked me out! I've plugged the usual micro USB supply in too now, just in case...
by peanutismint
Thu Mar 21, 2013 1:11 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Raspberry Pi is running with power unplugged??
Replies: 12
Views: 2021

Raspberry Pi is running with power unplugged??

My RasPi is currently booting/running without the power supply being connected. Should I be worried??

See here: https://vine.co/v/bpLM3bPxJqh
by peanutismint
Sat Mar 16, 2013 2:22 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: What to do when RPi crashes?
Replies: 1
Views: 600

What to do when RPi crashes?

I'm experiencing a lot of crashes and being forced to reboot the system. My workflow currently goes something like this: Work > crash > cycle power > work > crash > cycle power > SD card is corrupted > re-install image > work > crash etc..... So I'm wondering, not so much how to make RPi crash less,...
by peanutismint
Tue Feb 12, 2013 6:31 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: Raspberry Pi getting weird local IP address?
Replies: 6
Views: 3233

Re: Raspberry Pi getting weird local IP address?

This is really helpful - thanks! :-) Need to get my head around networking basics - it's a good life skill to have these days!!
by peanutismint
Sat Dec 29, 2012 9:11 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RaspbmcRC4/Raspbian-Dual-Boot.img
Replies: 22
Views: 8784

Re: RaspbmcRC4/Raspbian-Dual-Boot.img

Great! Thanks! :)
by peanutismint
Sat Dec 29, 2012 9:10 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: Removing apps/running new apps/shortcuts?
Replies: 8
Views: 4079

Re: Removing apps/running new apps/shortcuts?

Fantastic! I like GUIs...... much more intuitive for a noob like me! :)

Thanks!
by peanutismint
Tue Dec 25, 2012 12:33 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: Removing apps/running new apps/shortcuts?
Replies: 8
Views: 4079

Re: Removing apps/running new apps/shortcuts?

That's absolutely fantastic! Thanks for taking the time to explain all that. Will give it a go! :-)
by peanutismint
Mon Dec 24, 2012 3:30 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: Removing apps/running new apps/shortcuts?
Replies: 8
Views: 4079

Re: Removing apps/running new apps/shortcuts?

Cool, will check it out, thanks! :)
by peanutismint
Mon Dec 24, 2012 3:16 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: Removing apps/running new apps/shortcuts?
Replies: 8
Views: 4079

Re: Removing apps/running new apps/shortcuts?

Amazing, thanks! I guess that'll work with any apps I want to remove??
by peanutismint
Fri Dec 21, 2012 2:06 am
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: Removing apps/running new apps/shortcuts?
Replies: 8
Views: 4079

Removing apps/running new apps/shortcuts?

Very new to Debian/Raspbian but have managed to install some apps (VLC, XBMC, etc). A couple of Qs: My Wheezy install of Raspbian apparently came bundled with some apps I probably don't need, like Scratch (a games maker??). How do I go about removing apps like this? Where are they located in my file...
by peanutismint
Thu Nov 29, 2012 6:18 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: Resize partition left me with tiny root folder??
Replies: 11
Views: 3508

Re: Resize partition left me with tiny root folder??

Ok, perhaps I'll just do this. Am I still able to install RaspBMC or XBMC as an app under Raspbian instead of the 'dual boot' method?? This might work out better for me in the long run....
by peanutismint
Thu Nov 29, 2012 4:10 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: Resize partition left me with tiny root folder??
Replies: 11
Views: 3508

Re: Resize partition left me with tiny root folder??

Ah I see.... well typing 'sudo raspi-config' gets me: sudo: raspi-config: command not found Is this just the same config program that I can access by clicking the shortcut on the desktop?? Also, now that I've run the resize option in that config program, my SD card shows it has 29GB free space, but ...
by peanutismint
Thu Nov 29, 2012 3:59 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: Raspberry Pi getting weird local IP address?
Replies: 6
Views: 3233

Re: Raspberry Pi getting weird local IP address?

Yep good advice, I did this shortly after I posted my last reply :-) At least now I know where my Pi is going to 'be' all the time!
by peanutismint
Thu Nov 29, 2012 3:26 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: Resize partition left me with tiny root folder??
Replies: 11
Views: 3508

Re: Resize partition left me with tiny root folder??

Thanks, RaTTuS; what will this do exactly? And will it matter that I've already run the setup tool to enlarge my SD card partition?? Or is that necessary anyway?
by peanutismint
Thu Nov 29, 2012 2:58 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: Resize partition left me with tiny root folder??
Replies: 11
Views: 3508

Re: Resize partition left me with tiny root folder??

It's Raspbian; I'm running a dual-boot image but trying to install more apps on the Raspbian side, but it's telling me I'm running out of space in the root folder and when I'm running the setup config utility thing to enlarge my SD card partition it seems to be making the SD card bigger but the 'roo...

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