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by LucidEye
Tue May 16, 2017 1:25 am
Forum: AIY Projects
Topic: APP: play tracks from youtube !
Replies: 81
Views: 25836

Re: APP: play tracks from youtube !

This is fantastic! Thank you for your work on this.

Now, is it possible to pipe the audio out to stereo speakers via the Pi3's built-in bluetooth? That would be pretty awesome :-)
by LucidEye
Tue May 09, 2017 5:30 am
Forum: AIY Projects
Topic: Google Play Music and Google Home integration
Replies: 6
Views: 7138

Re: Google Play Music and Google Home integration

I think people need to remember that this is a somewhat stripped down version of Google Assistant. As I understand it, most of the real functionality of consumer bought Google assistant devices comes from the integration with Google Home App. Since Google Home App only runs on iOS or Android, we wil...
by LucidEye
Sun Jan 29, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Is there a way to dual boot WITHOUT noobs or berryboot?
Replies: 16
Views: 4617

Re: Is there a way to dual boot WITHOUT noobs or berryboot?

I explained the problem... BerryBoot and Noobs uses compressed image files as 'containers' from which they run the operating system rather than placing each OS in it's own separate partition on the SD card or external hard drive. Distros like RetroPie have major problems running from inside compress...
by LucidEye
Mon Jan 09, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: PiKrellCam: motion vector detect + OSD web interface
Replies: 1344
Views: 217664

Re: PiKrellCam: motion vector detect + OSD web interface

I have also started to experience the same issues as a couple of others on here. On 3 of my 4 camera pi's the video is freezing and can be resumed by stopping and starting pikrellcam from the web interface. Sometimes everything runs for a while again but mostly it works for a few seconds and freeze...
by LucidEye
Wed Jan 04, 2017 11:58 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: PiKrellCam: motion vector detect + OSD web interface
Replies: 1344
Views: 217664

Re: PiKrellCam: motion vector detect + OSD web interface

AFAIK, PiKrellCam defaults to 24 fps because nothing faster will work on the RPi hardware available at the time, with the text & graphics overlay that are integrated in the system. Since then we've got faster HW and 30 fps does work on a RPi 3, but I doubt 60 fps or more would. However you could tr...
by LucidEye
Wed Jan 04, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: PiKrellCam: motion vector detect + OSD web interface
Replies: 1344
Views: 217664

Re: PiKrellCam: motion vector detect + OSD web interface

Asked this a while back and got no reply.... Is there a way to force Pikrellcam to record using the faster [email protected] and [email protected] frame per second video modes on a motion event? I would like to use it for filming birds... specifically humming birds at a feeder. I don't care if it affects the preview...
by LucidEye
Thu Dec 22, 2016 2:37 am
Forum: Camera board
Topic: PiKrellCam: motion vector detect + OSD web interface
Replies: 1344
Views: 217664

Can I video in 60 or 90fps?

I was curious if this is possible... The Pi camera is capable of shooting video at higher than the standard 24fps. The specs for the 5mp camera say it supports [email protected] and [email protected] or 90fps video record. I've read that the new 8mp camera hardware will support up to [email protected] and [email protected] or...
by LucidEye
Thu Dec 22, 2016 2:00 am
Forum: Camera board
Topic: PiKrellCam: motion vector detect + OSD web interface
Replies: 1344
Views: 217664

Re: Any tests on a Pi Zero? And some other questions...

So YES! Pikrellcam runs great on the new PI ZERO v1.3. It even handles direct driving of 3-5v micro servos from it's GPIO pins. Runs very smoothly with these overclock settings in /boot/config.txt arm_freq=1000 sdram_freq=500 core_freq=500 over_voltage=6 temp_limit=75 gpu_mem=128 Here's a very compa...
by LucidEye
Thu Dec 22, 2016 1:15 am
Forum: Camera board
Topic: PiKrellCam: motion vector detect + OSD web interface
Replies: 1344
Views: 217664

Re: PiKrellCam: motion vector detect + OSD web interface

If it hasn't been mentioned yet, make sure you are using an adequate power supply and a good USB cable. I have had almost identical problems with pikrellcam on a few different PIs because of inadequate power. Also, try re-seating all of your connectors... remove/reinsert SD card, both ends of the ca...
by LucidEye
Sun Dec 04, 2016 1:36 am
Forum: Camera board
Topic: PiKrellCam: motion vector detect + OSD web interface
Replies: 1344
Views: 217664

Any tests on a Pi Zero? And some other questions...

I know someone asked this a while back, but I never saw any definitive answer. Will Pikrellcam run on the new Pi Zero v1.3 using the older 5MP Pi camera? (I think the new 8MP camera would be too much data) Would love to have such a tiny camera setup like the Zero running Pikrellcam... would be the i...
by LucidEye
Sun Nov 06, 2016 7:02 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Is there a way to dual boot WITHOUT noobs or berryboot?
Replies: 16
Views: 4617

Is there a way to dual boot WITHOUT noobs or berryboot?

I need to setup a multiple boot menu, but I can not use noobs or berryboot because of the way they use compressed image files, so please don't tell me to use those methods because I have tried them several times and they don't work the way I need, especially for distros like RetroPie. So what I have...
by LucidEye
Sun Oct 02, 2016 2:58 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RPF Chromium Browser "sign into chromium" (SOLVED)
Replies: 49
Views: 20359

Re: RPF Chromium Browser "sign into chromium" not working

Sorry about my rant... just so darn frustrating to still not have a browser :-P Just out of curiosity, can someone please provide the CLI code and PPAs (if any) for doing an apt-get install of this particular version of Chromium that has been packaged with PIXEL Raspbian. I want to see if I can do a...
by LucidEye
Sat Oct 01, 2016 8:39 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Raspbian Mate - Complete Setup
Replies: 2
Views: 2362

Re: Raspbian Mate - Complete Setup

Bluetooth does not seem to be working properly. I can see my bluetooth mouse, but the pi won't connect to it... don't have this issue with any other distro. are there firmware updates or something I need to install to make it work? rpi-update no longer seems to be installed on the newest raspbian di...
by LucidEye
Thu Sep 29, 2016 9:44 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RPF Chromium Browser "sign into chromium" (SOLVED)
Replies: 49
Views: 20359

Re: RPF Chromium Browser "sign into chromium" not working

Same issue here... can't sign into Chromium with any of my google accounts. This is only happening on this new install, not on any of my other machines. Get the "Uh-oh! Service unavailable, try again later" error. I tried all of the recommendations that the "see more" page offers and nothing fixed t...
by LucidEye
Fri Jun 03, 2016 4:18 am
Forum: Camera board
Topic: PiKrellCam: motion vector detect + OSD web interface
Replies: 1344
Views: 217664

Re: PiKrellCam: motion vector detect + OSD web interface

I installed per your instructions... started "gkrellmd" on the Pi, then tried "gkrellm -s my-IP" and only get "broken server connection" :-( You can also graphically monitor with gkrellm the wlan0 traffic, cpu usage, etc of wifi connected headless Pi boxes. ssh in and: sudo apt-get install gkrellmd ...
by LucidEye
Fri Jun 03, 2016 3:03 am
Forum: Camera board
Topic: PiKrellCam: motion vector detect + OSD web interface
Replies: 1344
Views: 217664

Re: PiKrellCam: motion vector detect + OSD web interface

I just bought a new 4.5 amp power supply specifically for my Pi3 and I am using a cable I know to be good. No under-voltage indicators being displayed. I was using the built-in wifi on the Pi3, but I disabled it and I am now using one of my trusty AusPi antenna dongles... it has better signal and ra...
by LucidEye
Thu Jun 02, 2016 8:23 am
Forum: Camera board
Topic: PiKrellCam: motion vector detect + OSD web interface
Replies: 1344
Views: 217664

Re: PiKrellCam: motion vector detect + OSD web interface

Well that's handy :o I'll give it a go when time permits and try see what's going on in there. So, as I understand, all of pikrellcam's processes are running on only one of the 4 CPU cores? Seems a shame to let all that computing power go to waste :-( Is there any way to divide the work to other cor...
by LucidEye
Thu Jun 02, 2016 7:56 am
Forum: Camera board
Topic: PiKrellCam: motion vector detect + OSD web interface
Replies: 1344
Views: 217664

Re: PiKrellCam: motion vector detect + OSD web interface

You are right that shouldn't be happening. Anything else running on the Pi3? There is a simple text mode tool called "speedometer" that can show you current bandwidth use. You can SSH into your Pi3 and run it to see what the current TX and Rx rate is. apt-get install speedometer https://excess.org/...
by LucidEye
Wed Jun 01, 2016 1:51 am
Forum: Camera board
Topic: PiKrellCam: motion vector detect + OSD web interface
Replies: 1344
Views: 217664

Re: PiKrellCam: motion vector detect + OSD web interface

So, after getting everything setup and testing for a couple of days... it seems that pikrellcam is causing some serious bandwidth issues on my network. All my connections are WiFi, currently I can not connect via ethernet cable because of the location of the router, and I can not move the router bec...
by LucidEye
Sun May 29, 2016 11:46 am
Forum: Camera board
Topic: PiKrellCam: motion vector detect + OSD web interface
Replies: 1344
Views: 217664

Re: PiKrellCam: motion vector detect + OSD web interface

I've been having fun tinkering with this software. I know this is off on a tangent, but photography is one of my main hobbies and I've been looking for more ways to shoot time lapse movies. I really want to setup a small, self-contained, portable pan/tilt (motion control) time lapse rig with the Pi,...
by LucidEye
Thu May 26, 2016 3:23 am
Forum: Camera board
Topic: PiKrellCam: motion vector detect + OSD web interface
Replies: 1344
Views: 217664

Re: PiKrellCam: motion vector detect + OSD web interface

OK... back up and running. Is there any way of getting a faster frame rate on the preview? Even at the lowest res it only seems to be around 2 or 3 frames/sec if that. I'm only going to be using it on my LAN or in ad-hoc mode with a tablet, so I don't need to reduce data for WAN viewing. Does the Pi...
by LucidEye
Wed May 25, 2016 3:39 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: PiKrellCam: motion vector detect + OSD web interface
Replies: 1344
Views: 217664

Re: PiKrellCam: motion vector detect + OSD web interface

I have 5 different PIs from model A1 to model B3 and about a dozen different SD cards... and in the 4 years I have been doing Pi projects I have never seen evidence of "card corruption". I only buy name brand class 10 cards. The card I am using for this is a fairly new 16gb class 10 SanDisk Extreme....
by LucidEye
Wed May 25, 2016 3:24 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: PiKrellCam: motion vector detect + OSD web interface
Replies: 1344
Views: 217664

Re: PiKrellCam: motion vector detect + OSD web interface

Well... I've managed to break something already... I was playing around in the video resolution settings, and I tried to set the video resolution to the highest available res after setting the mjpeg divider to 2. I was trying to get a smoother video preview... I don't like the low preview frame rate...
by LucidEye
Wed May 25, 2016 5:47 am
Forum: Camera board
Topic: PiKrellCam: motion vector detect + OSD web interface
Replies: 1344
Views: 217664

Re: PiKrellCam: motion vector detect + OSD web interface

WOO HOO! Got it working! It would seem that my Jessie-lite download had some corruption. :( Had to download the image again and did a full reinstall of everything and it started up fine the first try... also got my servos running! Nice smooth servo movement... well done on that... I had been using R...
by LucidEye
Wed May 25, 2016 4:59 am
Forum: Camera board
Topic: PiKrellCam: motion vector detect + OSD web interface
Replies: 1344
Views: 217664

Re: PiKrellCam will not connect after install and reboot

Umm... I think you are confused. I am not the owner of that ddns page. I can see the camera on that site too... and it is not mine. My camera was not working, and even if it was, it is behind 2 routers, on a separate subnet which is isolated from the first router, and has no external tunneling setup...

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