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by johndavies
Sat May 30, 2020 6:29 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Using a second dvb adapter with vlc
Replies: 1
Views: 252

Using a second dvb adapter with vlc

I have ben trying to find out how to use a second dvb adapter with vlc through the command line. The trouble with Videolan is that there is a great deal of out-dated information to plough through. There needs to be a choice provided to limit information from the last two years or so.The command that...
by johndavies
Mon May 25, 2020 7:51 am
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: A second dvb tuner with the TVHat
Replies: 0
Views: 244

A second dvb tuner with the TVHat

This method does NOT use tvheadend. i have always tried to use the command line and I stopped using tvheadend because it clashed with the use of the command line when I tried to use it instead of tvheadend and stopped the Pi TVHat working too often for my liking . I set up a menu of my favourite cha...
by johndavies
Sat May 09, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Problems since recent vlc update
Replies: 6
Views: 327

Problems since recent vlc update

I have a Raspberry Pi 4 running Buster and a Raspberry Pi 3 running Stretch. Both have a Pi TVHat fitted. In the last few days both have had serious over-heating issues. On both vlc has failed. to work properly with live TV videos freezing while the sound came through properly. I tried mplayer on th...
by johndavies
Sat May 09, 2020 7:27 am
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: The pipe command with mpc/mpd
Replies: 0
Views: 152

The pipe command with mpc/mpd

The pipe cpmmand allows the output of of one command to be used as the input of another. On the keyboard it is shown as a broken vertical line but on screen it takes the shape of a solid vertical line. One widely documented command with mpc allows the playing of random music tracks. This command is ...
by johndavies
Sun Apr 26, 2020 8:07 am
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: omxplayer stops after 5 seconds of YoutubeLive [solved]
Replies: 5
Views: 443

Re: omxplayer stops after 5 seconds of YoutubeLive

It must be the fact that you are using a Raspberry Pi Zero which is cauing you problems. I do not have one to test. mpv should be the latest version downloaded from the repository by typing "sudo apt install mpv". mpv will stream many videos which other players cannot deal with. You can use vlc inst...
by johndavies
Fri Apr 24, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: omxplayer stops after 5 seconds of YoutubeLive [solved]
Replies: 5
Views: 443

Re: omxplayer stops after 5 seconds of YoutubeLive

You might have more success by just changing "omxplayer" to "mpv" and keeping the layout of the command just the same. The first time that I tried it I was using RPiMike's version of mpv on a Raspberry Pi 3 and I just about saw a bird on a nest and heard birdsong. I decided to try the enhanced repos...
by johndavies
Tue Apr 21, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: How many RPI TV hats could be used on 1 RPI if so how
Replies: 4
Views: 433

Re: How many RPI TV hats could be used on 1 RPI if so how

If you need to record from different frequencies at the same time- you could consider using dvb usb sticks in conjuction with one Pi TVhat. I do not have enough aerial leads to test my Raspberry Pi 3 but when I plugged in an RTL2832 it was shown as Adapter 0 while the TVhat was shown as Adapter 1. M...
by johndavies
Mon Apr 06, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: TV HAT and watching UK Freeview
Replies: 11
Views: 835

Re: TV HAT and watching UK Freeview

You can watch and even record Freeview WITHOUT using tvheadend. You do not have PVR facilities and only have a 24 hour window for recording. It is fairly easy to set up a vlc playlist which allows you to watch Freeview programmes with audio and video. Since I can record BBC programmes using get-ipla...
by johndavies
Thu Apr 02, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Installing mpc on a Raspberry Pi 4
Replies: 0
Views: 178

Installing mpc on a Raspberry Pi 4

I have just re-installed mpc/mpd on a new SD card for a Raspberry Pi 3. I have not used the program for a number of years. As usual, for me, the program did not work straight away, starting up on its own accord two or three days later. I had stored playlists for radio stations and favourite tracks o...
by johndavies
Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: Questions about mpd playlist location [solved]
Replies: 8
Views: 605

Re: Questions about mpd playlist location [solved]

To clarky56, Even though English is supposed to be my first langiage I do not find the mpc.mpd documentation easy to understand. I can only help a little with your request for help with a python program. The "mpc add" radio station is saved somewhere but I do not know where and you will find that it...
by johndavies
Sun Mar 22, 2020 5:01 am
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: Questions about mpd playlist location [solved]
Replies: 8
Views: 605

Re: Questions about mpd playlist location

To clarky56 Success BUT I do not know how it has been achieved. Once again the program has started working after i have given up on it. This time I had an error message which I have not seen before i.e. "Malformed Path" when I tried to access the music and the playlists stored on my hard disc. First...
by johndavies
Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: Questions about mpd playlist location [solved]
Replies: 8
Views: 605

Re: Questions about mpd playlist location

I have to admit defeat. I loaded mpc/mpd again, changed the /etc/mpd.conf file so that I could use my hard disc and could only get the mpc add coomand to work and this only added one radio station. In the past I always had problems and suddenly after a few days for no obvious reason it would start w...
by johndavies
Fri Mar 20, 2020 7:01 am
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: Questions about mpd playlist location [solved]
Replies: 8
Views: 605

Re: Questions about mpd playlist location

Dear clarky56, It has been some time since i looked at mpc/mpd so i hope that i do not confuse you any more.Now that I am racing away from three score and ten my memory is not what it used to be. To see where the files are stored and to make any changes you type sudo nano /etc/mpd.conf and, if you d...
by johndavies
Wed Dec 11, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: TV Hat - no DVB-T2 muxes
Replies: 5
Views: 958

Re: TV Hat - no DVB-T2 muxes

The channel data that w_scan provides for my local UK transmiitter is about 6 years old and does not include HD channels. https://git.linuxtv.org/dtv-scan-tables.git/log is a site which provides more up-to-date information for the UK and other countries. There are two Czech Republic entries by Josef...
by johndavies
Sun Nov 17, 2019 6:16 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: rtl2838: unknown tuner NONE
Replies: 3
Views: 594

Re: rtl2838: unknown tuner NONE

One widely available tuner is a Realtek RTL2832. I assume yours is a variant of that. There should be a connection to an aerial via an MCX adapter. You need to get details of your local transmitter to make a channels.conf file. The utilty you need to install is w-scan by entering "sudo apt install w...
by johndavies
Sat Nov 16, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Recording dvb-t sound on a Raspberry Pi 4
Replies: 6
Views: 481

Re: Recording dvb-t sound on a Raspberry Pi 4

Thanks again gkreidl for the information you provided.I vaguely remember reading somewhere that MPEG2 codecs would not be needed for the Raspbery Pi 4 because they could be provided in software. Perhaps this still has to be done. What can be done is to convert .ts videofiles into .mp4 ones. I was ab...
by johndavies
Fri Nov 15, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Recording dvb-t sound on a Raspberry Pi 4
Replies: 6
Views: 481

Re: Recording dvb-t sound on a Raspberry Pi 4

Here is the output you requested: @raspberrypi:~ $ omxplayer -i /home/pi/Videos/Skytry [mpeg2video @ 0x204c620] Invalid frame dimensions 0x0. [mpeg2video @ 0x204c620] Invalid frame dimensions 0x0. [mpeg2video @ 0x204c620] Invalid frame dimensions 0x0. [mpeg2video @ 0x204c620] Invalid frame dimension...
by johndavies
Fri Nov 15, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Recording dvb-t sound on a Raspberry Pi 4
Replies: 6
Views: 481

Recording dvb-t sound on a Raspberry Pi 4

I have just got my hands on a Raspberry Pi 4 and I have been having problems in recording dvb-t sound wth video using an RTL2832 and the dvbjet utility to set up timed recordings . The Pt TVHat with Stretch on a Raspberry Pi 3 would not play recorded sound via VLC but would play recorded sound and v...
by johndavies
Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Arduino RTL2832 as a TV tuner
Replies: 1
Views: 405

Arduino RTL2832 as a TV tuner

I always wanted to use my RaspberryPi 3 to tune in TV signals but, in the days before the TVHat appeared, the choice of dvb stick or other hardware was rather bewildering and I was afraid of making the wrong one so I decided to look at SDR radio. I bought an Arduino RTL2832. I was a little disappoin...
by johndavies
Sun Oct 27, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Adding HD channels to a channels.conf file to make vlc playlist
Replies: 0
Views: 1022

Adding HD channels to a channels.conf file to make vlc playlist

There is a rather convoluted method which converts a dvb_Channel.conf file into an up to date channels.conf file which can then be used with a short program to create an .m3u playlist. Channel data for your favourite channels can then be saved under a different filename e.g. play.m3u to make a short...
by johndavies
Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4 not performing initial boot
Replies: 1
Views: 214

Raspberry Pi 4 not performing initial boot

I made the mistake of constructing a case around the board before I made the initial boot. The power-in and the hdmi-out leads did not fit in the sockets as well as they should have done. The result was that I could not carry out the usual initialisation process because of intermittent power and scr...
by johndavies
Mon Sep 30, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: dvbjet,mpegts,mplayer and the Pi TVHat
Replies: 0
Views: 1653

dvbjet,mpegts,mplayer and the Pi TVHat

Recently I started a thread called no tvheadend in which I mentioned a very useful program called dvbjet which could make timed recordings of HD channels. This was down loaded together with a program called mpegts and I explained that I could not get it to work. My technical skills are very limited ...
by johndavies
Wed Sep 25, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: How to get work DVB T2 Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-935HD
Replies: 8
Views: 7762

Re: How to get work DVB T2 Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-935HD

I'll begin by admitting that i know nothing about your device for tuning in TV signals. I assume that you need to download from your local transmitter. The ones that are stored on the Pi date back to about 2013 and do not include HD channels. You need to find a more modern version. Look at https://g...
by johndavies
Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: rpi as a media player WITHOUT kodi
Replies: 9
Views: 4019

Re: rpi as a media player WITHOUT kodi

The Minimal Kiosk Browser (Google it to find the download site) might be the answer to your request. It has a very useful, well-documented and highly adaptable browser. I use my version for showing sites where I can find radio station urls and play vintage radio programmes. The Minimal Kiosk Browser...
by johndavies
Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: No tvheadend
Replies: 6
Views: 1415

Re: No tvheadend

Adding HD channel details can be done by using the dvb_channel.conf channels file produced by dvbv5-scan to create a revised channels.conf file as this does not seem to pick up HD channels. dvbv5-scan is one of a number of utilities produced by loading dvb-apps. The dvb_channel.conf file is produced...

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