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by donburch
Thu Dec 31, 2020 1:54 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: current best option for Kodi system?
Replies: 8
Views: 1167

Re: current best option for Kodi system?

Thanks fruitoftheloom for your comments. I appreciate the valid reasons for each of the issues I experienced with KODI on RasPi - but I don't anticipate "fixes"/updates/work arounds in the near future, so I decided KODI on RasPi is not currently a suitable solution to my stated requirement...
by donburch
Wed Dec 30, 2020 5:56 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: current best option for Kodi system?
Replies: 8
Views: 1167

Re: current best option for Kodi system?

FWIW I was also attracted to the idea of KODI on RasPi. My objective is to: • play my movies from an external USB Hard Disk, and MP3 collection from a USB stick, • stream movies (currently Amazon Prime and Kanopy, but later swap to Netflix, Binge, etc), • stream live local Australian free-to-air TV ...
by donburch
Sun May 31, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: Looking for a 26-pin stereo AMP HAT
Replies: 12
Views: 864

Looking for a 26-pin stereo AMP HAT

Hi all. I'm currently thinking to re-purpose my old Raspberry Pi model 1 (with 26 pin GPIO header) into a internet radio/music player. I want one power socket/switch (i.e. not a separate amplifier) ... so I understand that I'm looking for a 26-pin AMP HAT. Are there any 26-pin AMP HATs still on the ...
by donburch
Sun May 31, 2020 4:36 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Is there any Media Center Software in which one can also browse the web
Replies: 13
Views: 2097

Re: Is there any Media Center Software in which one can also browse the web

For what it's worth, I am in much the same situation. I ran Libreelec on my RasPi 3 with Netflix and Aussie add-ons - but there are still some streaming services with no Kodi add-on (like Kanopy through my local public library). They are available through a browser, so I had 2 SD cards next to the R...
by donburch
Sat May 30, 2020 3:55 am
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: Simple plug and play media player for my grandfather.
Replies: 5
Views: 562

Re: Simple plug and play media player for my grandfather.

KODI / Libreelec is a media centre, not a simple plug-and-play device ... so might be overly complex for your grandfather. If you already have a RasPi, download Libreelec and try it ;-) Also check out the add-ons. If you want ultra simple, have you considered playing movies from a USB stick plugged ...
by donburch
Tue May 26, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New to Pi Samba or FStab problems?
Replies: 5
Views: 281

Re: New to Pi Samba or FStab problems?

How are you going with this Thavato ? I also use NTFS formatted drives with my Ubuntu/Windows dual-boot and RasPi systems, and have found fstab and samba settings to be particularly fiddly. I also come from a Windows background, so guys please excuse that my explanation will probably not be technica...
by donburch
Fri Jun 08, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: PoE(Power over Ethernet)
Replies: 3
Views: 946

Re: PoE(Power over Ethernet)

Hello everyone, I'm on a project with raspberry pi 3 B+ but I need 4 or more PoE (Power over Ethernet) in My board but I have just one. Can you please suggest a solution for this issue? Thank you. It';s not entirely clear what you are needing to do. Can you clarify? Yes, we definitely need to know ...
by donburch
Fri Jun 08, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: It is possible to connect 3 external hard drives?
Replies: 7
Views: 802

Re: It is possible to connect 3 external hard drives?

I also considered using a RasPi as a low-volume home NAS ... but decided against it because (a) trying to simultaneously access 3 disks, each through USB interfaces would give poor performance; and (b) all the boxes and power supplies would be rather messy physically. Then on Kickstarter I found Hel...
by donburch
Tue Nov 21, 2017 2:36 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Configuring multiple ip cameras
Replies: 2
Views: 1663

Re: Configuring multiple ip cameras

Not sure what you´re trying to achieve here... Have you already got the IP cameras running, and able to view them from their IP address ? Do the IP cameras have wired and/or wireless interfaces ? Do you have an existing wireless network that you are wanting to connect RasPi and cameras to; or do you...
by donburch
Thu Dec 29, 2016 11:51 am
Forum: Camera board
Topic: High rate camera for Pi 3
Replies: 38
Views: 10160

Re: High rate camera for Pi 3

I just came across this at kickstarter https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/16 ... escription. object detection at 120fps in a self-contained module (but only 1.3MegaPixel).
by donburch
Tue Dec 13, 2016 1:15 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Adafruit servo HAT - How to move servo?
Replies: 4
Views: 5142

Re: Adafruit servo HAT - How to move servo?

I recently put together a servo HAT https://www.adafruit.com/products/2327 and I am not quite sure how to move a servo that I have attached to it. ... Do I use the wiringPi i2c library or the wiringPi PWM library, or both? I am confused because the wiringPi PWM library uses a gpio pin but I am usin...
by donburch
Sun Sep 18, 2016 11:56 pm
Forum: Official Foundation Display
Topic: Much larger DSI display wanted
Replies: 24
Views: 27405

Re: Much larger DSI display wanted

If a 10" DSI touch screen is planned then a resolution of 1280 x 720 would be highly appreciated. +1 for a larger screen option - both physical size and resolution. But consider the price too. IMHO the RPF display's benefit (using DSI connector) doesn't offset its low resolution and high price.
by donburch
Mon Sep 12, 2016 1:48 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Samba File Transfer: External HDD
Replies: 11
Views: 4160

Re: Samba File Transfer: External HDD

Hi Rodman, So I have my RPi 2 that I've been using as a fileshare for all my computers. ... I have 2 hard drives, 2TB, and 120GB, that are attached to the RPi and are mounted in media as /media/2TB/ and /media/120GB. When I map the RPi in Windows, I map the /media folder so that I can access the two...
by donburch
Sat Nov 02, 2013 1:22 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: USB Hub and back power
Replies: 22
Views: 61328

Re: USB Hub and back power

Like gregor I have read several threads about USB hub and back power ... and pieced together an understanding (which may not be particularly correct). I feel that there is still a need for a definitive and well explained (for us noobs) guide. Can you confirm one point for me ... If the RPi's micro-U...
by donburch
Sat Oct 26, 2013 6:10 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Small Screen for Pi?
Replies: 5
Views: 10654

Re: Small Screen for Pi?

I suggest you look at http://learn.adafruit.com/using-a-mini- ... spberry-pi in the adafruit tutorials. They also sell displays in 1.5", 2", 2.5" and plenty more sizes.

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