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by shadowofdarkness
Mon Feb 15, 2016 7:15 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: config.txt entry for NTSC frequency HDMI
Replies: 8
Views: 1375

Re: config.txt entry for NTSC frequency HDMI

I want this frequency because this Pi is a media centre and 97% of the media I watch is @23.98Hz so Kodi automatically changes the TV mode to match it. Which causes a annoying short blackout and then my TV to show a banner (which input I'm on, the frequency, and the time) on every mode change which...
by shadowofdarkness
Mon Feb 15, 2016 4:53 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: config.txt entry for NTSC frequency HDMI
Replies: 8
Views: 1375

Re: config.txt entry for NTSC frequency HDMI

NTSC anf HDMI?! i thought NTSC is only an analog standard like PAL or SECAM. i can not find any standard HDMI TV frequency in the config.txt description, that serves your frequency. for what is it so important to you, to have the exact matching frequency of 23.89Hz ??? I want this frequency because...
by shadowofdarkness
Mon Feb 15, 2016 10:11 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: config.txt entry for NTSC frequency HDMI
Replies: 8
Views: 1375

config.txt entry for NTSC frequency HDMI

What would I put in my config.txt so I can get default video output of 23.98 which for the tvservice command would need --ntsc So far I can get it close but not right at 24hz but that still causes annoying mode changes using hdmi_group=1 hdmi_mode=32 A fully working tvservice command would be tvserv...
by shadowofdarkness
Sun Dec 13, 2015 2:56 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Does max_usb_current work on the Pi Zero?
Replies: 3
Views: 1402

Does max_usb_current work on the Pi Zero?

I just want to know if I can power a 2.5" hard drive plugged into the Pi without a powered hub like I do on my other systems. It could be a deciding factor on if I buy one for fun.
by shadowofdarkness
Sat Oct 24, 2015 4:49 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Install New OS from OSMC?
Replies: 2
Views: 448

Re: Install New OS from OSMX?

It may be possible but would probably be better especially in the long run to remove the current card and solder the connectors on a microsd to SD adaptor to the board then you would just use microsd cards after that can be easily removed and imaged on a computer.
by shadowofdarkness
Mon Oct 12, 2015 4:29 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Strange electric question.
Replies: 2
Views: 490

Re: Strange electric question.

Thank you for the info, at least I know it is something like that and not a strange problem. It is just sad because the power supply was only $14.80 CAD and that price for a 3A with 5' cable is a amazing price in my area and I was thinking of suggesting it to anyone looking for a new phone charger. ...
by shadowofdarkness
Mon Oct 12, 2015 4:13 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Strange electric question.
Replies: 2
Views: 490

Strange electric question.

I have a question for someone that knows the technical side of power supplies that is more curiosity on my part then a problem. I bought a great power supply from a electrical component supply store that works amazing for the Pi, they actually sell Pi's + accessories in store and recommend this one....
by shadowofdarkness
Sat Sep 26, 2015 4:59 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Bluray messages
Replies: 2
Views: 462

Re: Bluray messages

Yes, it is due to HDMI CEC and it works with the Pi. I don't have experience with the generic distros like Raspbian if they include the right software but the multimedia ones like OSMC and Openelec do include said software and use it fine.
by shadowofdarkness
Tue Jun 16, 2015 12:40 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Rpi2 renaming Flash?
Replies: 4
Views: 825

Re: Rpi2 renaming Flash?

Does the FRED directory already exist before plugging the drive in. Because a extra underscore usually is only added if the directory already exists under /media so can't be used.
by shadowofdarkness
Thu May 28, 2015 12:44 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: create image with dd
Replies: 6
Views: 805

Re: create image with dd

You could just compress the image file. For best results fill the drive with a temporary zeroed out file (compresses great) to get rid of any deleted files data (since deleting a file doesn't get rid of the data) then delete the temporary file. You will end up with a full image file just the size of...
by shadowofdarkness
Wed May 13, 2015 1:12 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: For temporary use only is 1amp fine for a Pi 2?
Replies: 9
Views: 826

For temporary use only is 1amp fine for a Pi 2?

I just impulse bought a second Pi 2 from a local store and have not had time to buy another 2 amp power supply and all my others are in use so until I buy another 2 amp online can the Pi 2 survive off a old 5.25v 1A power supply. It is just the Pi2 + GPIO IR receiver. No network or USB devices. (Med...
by shadowofdarkness
Tue Mar 31, 2015 3:49 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: On the Pi itself, SD benchmarks.
Replies: 12
Views: 2018

Re: On the Pi itself, SD benchmarks.

A thread I had found before but after checking the first couple pages and the last which only had Crystal Mark benchmarks I gave up on as not being on device but I just noticed after hitting a middle page in a Google search the middle was a lot of results on device. So this thread is not really need...
by shadowofdarkness
Tue Mar 31, 2015 3:10 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: On the Pi itself, SD benchmarks.
Replies: 12
Views: 2018

Re: On the Pi itself, SD benchmarks.

I'm currently using a USB hard drive, so you're probably not interested in my results, but other people can use iozone like this: cd ~ wget http://www.iozone.org/src/current/iozone3_430.tar tar -xf iozone3_430.tar cd iozone3_430/src/current make linux-arm ./iozone -e -I -a -s 50M -r 4k -r 512k -i 0...
by shadowofdarkness
Tue Mar 31, 2015 1:40 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: On the Pi itself, SD benchmarks.
Replies: 12
Views: 2018

Re: On the Pi itself, SD benchmarks.

I'm running OSMC and never even thought of it not being in any other distributions repos.

For uncached I will have to look into how to do it. For the iozone command I just found it on the Internet listed as one that did the same tests as the popular benchmark program Crystal Mark for Windows.
by shadowofdarkness
Tue Mar 31, 2015 12:51 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: On the Pi itself, SD benchmarks.
Replies: 12
Views: 2018

On the Pi itself, SD benchmarks.

I was hoping we could get some SD card benchmarks done on the Pi not a computer where variables like your card reader being USB3 or other computer performance can affect the results. This should give realistic real world Pi performance in the same environment the card will be used. This way I can se...
by shadowofdarkness
Thu Mar 26, 2015 2:01 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Model B REV 2 no longer crashes on USB hotplug?
Replies: 2
Views: 452

Re: Model B REV 2 no longer crashes on USB hotplug?

I tried a couple devices a keyboard which previously has crashed the Pi plus WiFi and Bluetooth dongles.
by shadowofdarkness
Thu Mar 26, 2015 12:01 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Model B REV 2 no longer crashes on USB hotplug?
Replies: 2
Views: 452

Model B REV 2 no longer crashes on USB hotplug?

Has anything changed in firmware to stop that problem? I recently started using one of my old Model B REV 2 Pi's again, it was one that would restart if hot plugging USB devices. But it is not doing it any more. I found out when I was stuck with a failed Internet connection and nothing plugged into ...
by shadowofdarkness
Sat Mar 07, 2015 7:30 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: About Rpi2 usb power output (0.6Amp/1.2Amp switch)
Replies: 9
Views: 47964

Re: About Rpi2 usb power output (0.6Amp/1.2Amp switch)

Is that true about the pi only allowing 2a in? Lucky I didn't finalize my payment yet but I was just about to buy a 5v 3.5a charger with a fixed cable for less loss. But now I'll stick with my 5.3v 2a one. If the extra amps will not actually help when I use max USB current I'll stick with the better...
by shadowofdarkness
Sat Mar 07, 2015 7:37 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: wifi without usb hub needed
Replies: 14
Views: 7633

Re: wifi without usb hub needed

Probably most will work if you raise the current to the USB ports. I personally got the following results with the very popular and cheap ($12 CDN) TP-Link WN725N When directly plugged into the PI under the basic setup I was only get LAN transfer speeds jumping around in the range of 1 - 2 megabytes...
by shadowofdarkness
Thu Mar 05, 2015 11:31 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Is 5.3v to much for a Pi?
Replies: 2
Views: 956

Re: Is 5.3v to much for a Pi?

Thanks I never even thought of loss. So using a 5 foot official Samsung microusb cable I measured at tp1 and tp2 and it was 5.11v which is safely in the 4.75-5.25 spec.
by shadowofdarkness
Thu Mar 05, 2015 10:51 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Is 5.3v to much for a Pi?
Replies: 2
Views: 956

Is 5.3v to much for a Pi?

I have read a long time ago the Pi went up to 5.25v for its power supply but at the time 5.3v didn't commonly exist. Would I have any problems with using one that gives a little to much voltage. It will be for a Pi 2. I ask because in a unrelated thing I read before when they first started coming ou...
by shadowofdarkness
Sun Jan 26, 2014 1:09 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Any plans to add support for VP9?
Replies: 2
Views: 3331

Re: Any plans to add support for VP9?

OK, thanks.
by shadowofdarkness
Sun Jan 26, 2014 12:47 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Any plans to add support for VP9?
Replies: 2
Views: 3331

Any plans to add support for VP9?

I have seen new codecs added over time so it may be possible. I'm looking into new codecs to compress my MythTV recordings and new ones like VP9 or h265 look promising for file size and quality. But I don't want to lose the use of my Pi for watching them. It's a free codec with no royalty fees and m...

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