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by doveman
Fri Jul 10, 2015 3:47 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: B+ composite video port
Replies: 47
Views: 20482

Re: B+ composite video port

If you can solder: http://www.ebay.com/itm/321340574736?_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT Make your own. I couldn't find a set of composite/audio cables that wern't either too long, messy or gawky and gets in the way. I can make my own that's short and only has wires I need...
by doveman
Fri Jul 10, 2015 11:20 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: B+ composite video port
Replies: 47
Views: 20482

Re: B+ composite video port

Actually, I just noticed the reviews have a comment that states: "We stock two different versions of this cable depending on the stock levels with our supplier. The version with the "Straight" 3.5mm Jack has the video on the Red. The version with the "Right Angle" 3.5mm Jack has video on the Yellow....
by doveman
Fri Jul 10, 2015 11:18 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: B+ composite video port
Replies: 47
Views: 20482

Re: B+ composite video port

I would just have bought one of those but they won't fit in the socket with the ModMyPi case that I'm using http://www.modmypi.com/raspberry-pi/cases/modmypi-single-colour/modmypi-modular-rpi-b-plus-case-blue These are very nice and well-built cases and I certainly wouldn't want to have to choose a ...
by doveman
Fri Jul 10, 2015 10:23 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: B+ composite video port
Replies: 47
Views: 20482

Re: B+ composite video port

http://www.dx.com/p/specified-av-cable-for-raspberry-pi-b-black-365625#.VPgpNihFCAh Apart from being more expensive, it looks like that's just using a non-compatible cable plugged into an adapter to swap the contacts around to the correct ones. Would be nice if they sold the adapter separately, so ...
by doveman
Fri Jul 10, 2015 9:54 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: B+ composite video port
Replies: 47
Views: 20482

Re: B+ composite video port

In the cable I've got it seems like all the wires are the same, including the ground, in their own plastic sleeving. I've only just got round to trying to rewire it though and it seems it's going to be too difficult. Comparing to the picture on this page http://www.raspberrypi-spy.co.uk/2014/07/rasp...
by doveman
Mon Jun 22, 2015 4:29 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: B+ composite video port
Replies: 47
Views: 20482

Re: B+ composite video port

Will this work? http://www.ebay.com/itm/1m-Long-3-5mm-TRRS-Male-To-3x-RCA-Male-AV-DV-DC-Video-Connection-Adapter-Cable-/391087281300 As mentioned in previous posts, right and Composite are usually swapped on mobile phone cables. So I expect that would be the case with this cable, but it would work?...
by doveman
Tue Feb 10, 2015 11:19 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: B+ composite video port
Replies: 47
Views: 20482

Re: B+ composite video port

If you're using the HDMI port for video why would you need to use the TRRS socket with anything other than a 3-pole TRS plug for analog audio (tip = left, ring = right, sleeve = GND)? At the moment, my brother's using composite video and analog audio but he might switch to HDMI video one day and it...
by doveman
Tue Feb 10, 2015 9:22 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: B+ composite video port
Replies: 47
Views: 20482

Re: B+ composite video port

Is there really nowhere to buy guaranteed compatible cables for this in the UK? What's wrong with the adapter that winkleink posted. That works with my A+ and my RPI2. The problem is that the 4-pole TRRS to 3 RCA cables don't have any pre-defined standard layout. Two of my TVs use those for the ana...
by doveman
Tue Feb 10, 2015 7:52 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: B+ composite video port
Replies: 47
Views: 20482

Re: B+ composite video port

Is there really nowhere to buy guaranteed compatible cables for this in the UK?
by doveman
Sun Feb 01, 2015 1:40 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: B+ composite video port
Replies: 47
Views: 20482

Re: B+ composite video port

I don't really like using those adapters as the can block other ports or just be hard to push in, so is there anywhere I can get a cable for the RPi that definitely works and has the right colour arrangement (White and Red - L & R audio, Yellow - Composite Video)? Would this definitely work or is th...
by doveman
Fri Dec 05, 2014 5:48 am
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: USB soundcard...Finally good (non HDMI) Analog Audio
Replies: 147
Views: 162520

Re: USB soundcard...Finally good (non HDMI) Analog Audio

I need to upgrade my brother's RPi as he's noticing the poor quality of the audio output. I was thinking of getting him the HiFiBerry DAC for his Model B (non-plus) http://www.hifiberry.com/dac and they even have a pre-configured image of OpenElec 4.1.6. He will have to continue using Gotham for a w...
by doveman
Fri Dec 20, 2013 7:29 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Restricted usable ports on Belkin hub
Replies: 4
Views: 1599

Re: Restricted usable ports on Belkin hub

OK, something seems to have improved on this issue as I'm currently running with two devices in the right-most D2 ports, as per Aydan's diagram, a USB tuner on the input side and a USB remote receiver on the other side opposite it. See this thread for said diagram and further discussion: http://www....
by doveman
Fri Dec 20, 2013 7:28 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Unable to run from USB stick in hub
Replies: 22
Views: 4087

Re: Unable to run from USB stick in hub

OK, something seems to have improved on this issue as I'm currently running with two devices in the right-most D2 ports, as per Aydan's diagram, a USB tuner on the input side and a USB remote receiver on the other side opposite it. I haven't tested to check whether USB sticks run at the same speed i...
by doveman
Fri Nov 29, 2013 5:47 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: OpenVPN tutorial
Replies: 74
Views: 135116

Re: OpenVPN tutorial

There still doesn't appear to be an OpenVPN tutorial on the wiki though, only a PPTP one. http://elinux.org/RPi_Tutorials I'm trying to setup an OpenVPN server but followed a couple of different guides A) http://raspberrypi-hacks.com/29/turn-your-raspberry-into-an-openvpn-vpn-server/ B) http://raspb...
by doveman
Fri Nov 29, 2013 5:17 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Turn your Raspberry Pi into a OpenVPN VPN-Server
Replies: 6
Views: 55036

Re: Turn your Raspberry Pi into a OpenVPN VPN-Server

OK, I got the client1.crt to actually contain data now. Not sure what happened the first time but I used "./build-key-pass client1" this time to create a password-protected key, so I know how to do that now. I also found I just needed to edit vars to set the key to 2048-bits. I should probably conti...
by doveman
Fri Nov 29, 2013 3:08 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Turn your Raspberry Pi into a OpenVPN VPN-Server
Replies: 6
Views: 55036

Re: Turn your Raspberry Pi into a OpenVPN VPN-Server

It's always hard to know which guide to follow when you find a few that differ slightly but these two were fairly similar, which gave me some confidence that it should work. A) http://raspberrypi-hacks.com/29/turn-your-raspberry-into-an-openvpn-vpn-server/ B) http://raspberrypihelp.net/tutorials/1-o...
by doveman
Wed Nov 27, 2013 11:42 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: USB soundcard...Finally good (non HDMI) Analog Audio
Replies: 147
Views: 162520

Re: USB soundcard...Finally good (non HDMI) Analog Audio

Just wondering if this PCM2704 USB soundcard can be used with XBMC yet or if there's still problems doing so?
by doveman
Wed Nov 27, 2013 5:55 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: STICKY: New to Raspbian and Linux? Start here...
Replies: 58
Views: 211908

Re: New to Raspbian and Linux? Start here...

I'm trying to follow this guide to install an OpenVPN server http://jamesslootweg.com/view/Using_your_Raspberry_Pi_as_a_VPN_access_point but I'm having problems with practically everything. I'm using Putty to connect (and WinSCP which would be easier to edit the files with but that doesn't have perm...
by doveman
Wed Sep 11, 2013 3:08 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Excessive current usage
Replies: 17
Views: 4936

Re: Excessive current usage

I'm currently using my second RPi and have it powered the same way, via an UBEC connected to the GPIO but I'm powering the Belkin hub with it's own PSU for now, rather than taking power from the UBEC. Not only is the hub still getting rather hot but so is it's PSU, which is rather alarming, so I hop...
by doveman
Sat Aug 17, 2013 11:00 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Excessive current usage
Replies: 17
Views: 4936

Re: Excessive current usage

Thanks jbd, I appreciate you looking into this and replying :) If the kernel could have autosuspend enabled it might help, certainly for those who don't normally have anything plugged into their hubs and just use them to plug in usb sticks occasionally. However, I have my remote receiver plugged int...
by doveman
Sat Aug 17, 2013 2:40 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: USB soundcard...Finally good (non HDMI) Analog Audio
Replies: 147
Views: 162520

Re: USB soundcard...Finally good (non HDMI) Analog Audio

Why do HDMI->Analog converters cost at least £25 when optical->Analog converters can be had for £10 or less? Surely they're both just converting digital audio to analog. I don't think I want to risk that Amazon HDMI->VGA+Analog adapter considering some of the reports about it damaging the RPi. Tryin...
by doveman
Sat Aug 17, 2013 1:55 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Excessive current usage
Replies: 17
Views: 4936

Re: Excessive current usage

My understanding (which may be incorrect) was "100mA per port" ie. for a 4-port hub 400mA for the 4 ports + 100mA for the hub (electronics) = 500mA = the maximum for a "powered hub port". However, virtually all of the, albeit "low-cost", hubs I've investigated, powered or unpowered, seem to have al...
by doveman
Sun Aug 04, 2013 11:44 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: PSU tripping / blowing
Replies: 2
Views: 552

Re: PSU tripping / blowing

Sounds like a thermal switch is tripping inside the PSU. I use my old laptop PSUs to power my Pi in the same fashion as you, conveniently 12V into a 5V 4A UBEC. Perhaps, although it's still not working over 45mins later. It's a bit worrying as I bought the same PSU for my brother and gave it to him...
by doveman
Sun Aug 04, 2013 10:33 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: PSU tripping / blowing
Replies: 2
Views: 552

PSU tripping / blowing

Been using this 12v/5A PSU into a 5v UBEC that then goes to a quick-blow fuse before going to the GPIO header. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Universal-12V-5A-60W-AC-DC-Power-Supply-Adapter-Charger-for-PC-LCD-monitor-TV-/290768767897?pt=UK_Computing_LaptopAccessories_PowerSupplies&hash=item43b32b4b99 I h...
by doveman
Sun Aug 04, 2013 1:35 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Excessive current usage
Replies: 17
Views: 4936

Re: Excessive current usage

Did a quick test with a recent Gotham build. With the hub powered straight from the 5v ubec and not through the RPi, there's only 0.17ma on the USB cable with the remote receiver plugged into the hub. Once I disconnect the power cable from the hub, this shoots up to 194ma, which is higher than Frodo...

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