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by LTolledo
Sat Sep 28, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: RPi4 HEVC (h.265) playback not possible on Raspbian?
Replies: 21
Views: 3311

Re: RPi4 HEVC (h.265) playback not possible on Raspbian?

I've just tested playing 1080p HEVC 10bit video in Kodi 18.4
plays fine, no lags, no stuttering, no choppiness.
by LTolledo
Sat Sep 28, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Usb c problem in pi4
Replies: 3
Views: 190

Re: Usb c problem in pi4

The USB-C in RPi4B is not the problem the problem is improper device used by the human to power the RPi board. repeat it again and the results will always be the same, no matter how many times it will always be the same. use proper device for powering the RPi, like most of us are using. and the numb...
by LTolledo
Sat Sep 28, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Where is the GPU on the Pi4 ?
Replies: 19
Views: 845

Re: Where is the GPU on the Pi4 ?

I've just installed a similar armor case on my NAS project but its a fan version https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=244224&p=1543764#p1543764 and the inside "blobs", as you call it, are still 3, but all on the top side. here is how I it looks (top 2 pics) https://www.raspberrypi...
by LTolledo
Sat Sep 28, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4 as a NAS or personal cloud server?
Replies: 13
Views: 29905

Re: Raspberry Pi 4 as a NAS or personal cloud server?

the time I replied to @faboille, the 3 pics had bout 350 views only. as of this writing its 1090 views.... :shock: anyway, just wanted to post my latest "upgrade" to the project aim was to: 1. minimize dust buildup on the RPi4B board SoC side (board top side) by covering it. 2. further improve cooli...
by LTolledo
Sat Sep 28, 2019 3:53 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Kodi audio issues
Replies: 1
Views: 86

Re: Kodi audio issues

been using Kodi 18.2 on RPi3B, but its still on Raspbian Stretch (can plug the Buster USB later, installed with Kodi 18.4) now watching video on it (a 720p video, while typing this post). No video lag, no video choppiness, no audio lag (HDMI, or analog, even bluetooth...) same thing I expect with my...
by LTolledo
Sat Sep 28, 2019 3:42 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Pi4 Buster VNC problem?
Replies: 3
Views: 162

Re: Pi4 Buster VNC problem?

have you tried setting the screen resolution? (not use default value)
by LTolledo
Sat Sep 28, 2019 3:40 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: What are these?
Replies: 8
Views: 373

Re: What are these?

due to image quality....looks like "sea urchins" to me... :shock:
by LTolledo
Sat Sep 28, 2019 3:21 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4 temperature
Replies: 558
Views: 162122

Re: Raspberry Pi 4 temperature

@genodesiful
Nice DIY setup you have!
truly showcasing ".....if there's a will.... there's a way...." :D

and good luck/have fun on your hunt for the "appealing" cooling solution for your setup.... ;)
by LTolledo
Fri Sep 27, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4 Cooling Testing
Replies: 10
Views: 2540

Re: Raspberry Pi 4 Cooling Testing

Armor case is awesome when using a copper shim and thermal grease. Good to know someone used my idea.... and is happy with it. :D https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=243500&p=1530798#p1530798 am currently exploring some other ideas for cooling the RPi4B.... this is just one of m...
by LTolledo
Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Slow samba server
Replies: 10
Views: 314

Re: Slow samba server

I suspect HDD access speed (yep I've encountered this one as well)
can you check the output of

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sudo hdparm -t /dev/sda1 
and paste it here?
by LTolledo
Fri Sep 27, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What is a good replacement for Etcher (ads and ignores privacy)
Replies: 84
Views: 3714

Re: What is a good replacement for Etcher (ads and ignores privacy)

Am also not a person who eagerly wait while watching Etcher writes and verifies the flashing of an image. :D "...ignores privacy..."? :o am I missing something? where and what process in Etcher where it "intrudes privacy" gosh hope it's not peeking while am changing clothes... :shock: :mrgreen:
by LTolledo
Thu Sep 26, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: TFT & PiDAC - Dedicated GPIO Solutions
Replies: 9
Views: 301

Re: TFT & PiDAC - Dedicated GPIO Solutions

<r>Glad you have it running! Have fun!<br/> <br/> FYI<br/> am using one of my setup (bottom left) as a web radio receiver most of the time.<br/> its also my Party Animal Pi <E>:D</E> <br/> <URL url="https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=91&t=216869&p=1333683&hilit=Party+Anim...
by LTolledo
Thu Sep 26, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What is a good replacement for Etcher (ads and ignores privacy)
Replies: 84
Views: 3714

Re: What is a good replacement for Etcher (ads and ignores privacy)

Every time I use Etcher to write a Pi image I have to go through three level of permissions in Win10. I am so sick of that. Just flashed a USB thumb drive with Raspbian Buster Desktop Full (for my RPi3B+), using Balena Etcher.... on a W10 laptop odd...I didn't have to go through three levels (or ev...
by LTolledo
Thu Sep 26, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Can the Pi support an external drive for file serving?
Replies: 4
Views: 212

Re: Can the Pi support an external drive for file serving?

Yes it can, am using one now
below is the link containing the images

https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/view ... 7#p1540477

as a test I also tried connecting my 2.5" 80GB PATA drive (in a bus powered PATA to USB2.0 enclosure) and it still works....
by LTolledo
Thu Sep 26, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Does Pi 4 support stereo sound?
Replies: 8
Views: 435

Re: Does Pi 4 support stereo sound?

I confirm stereo audio on HDMI and analog, and from audio DAC. use this to check if mono or stereo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTvJoYnpeRQ&t=119s and check if speakers are placed properly (left channel in left side, right channel on right side) if mono sound is coming out try another set (headph...
by LTolledo
Wed Sep 25, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4 as a NAS or personal cloud server?
Replies: 13
Views: 29905

Re: Raspberry Pi 4 as a NAS or personal cloud server?

Very neat! Thanks! my original idea for the project looked the same as yours... but pondered upon the space requirement and the apparent "wiring nightmare" after the build due to the 4 PSU requirement. an ITX power supply was the first choice, however the need for a dummy load was, for me, a "dumb"...
by LTolledo
Wed Sep 25, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RPI4: Why is everything still 32-bit?
Replies: 180
Views: 6341

Re: RPI4: Why is everything still 32-bit?

As for a 64kernel, that's on its way, there's a thread about it. Quite noticeable how many issues are being seen on something that should 'just work'. But they are getting sorted, bit by bit, and it's very much a combined effort. I'll probably pick on the 64bit Raspbian when its already "ripe for t...
by LTolledo
Wed Sep 25, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: TFT & PiDAC - Dedicated GPIO Solutions
Replies: 9
Views: 301

Re: TFT & PiDAC - Dedicated GPIO Solutions

yes, seems that they will share the 5v and ground pins on either side of the RPiZW. I have yet to check the schematics (if available) but me thinks it no problem... looking at the board trace, pHAT DAC uses both pin2 and pin4 for 5v the "waveshare" display also does the same... so the only problem w...
by LTolledo
Wed Sep 25, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Just a question? Reformatting an HD
Replies: 9
Views: 245

Re: Just a question? Reformatting an HD

I usually plug a "suspect drive" into an RPi (3B, 3B+) and see if it can be detected. if not then I'll try to initialize it if cannot initialize then I conclude its dead if can initialize, proceed to initialization then use gparted to format the drive if gparted cannot format the drive I conclude it...
by LTolledo
Wed Sep 25, 2019 6:22 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: knowledge is power
Replies: 10
Views: 366

Re: knowledge is power

I made a NAS using RPi4B-2G

but did not use OMV
just Raspbian Buster Lite, and easy to setup samba.
finished initial setup in under 30 minutes (already workable).
some fine tuning (but mostly on hardware) but thats it.

yes OMV was a pain to setup... gave it a very wide berth the last time I used it.
by LTolledo
Wed Sep 25, 2019 6:17 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Update for Rpi Zero W?
Replies: 74
Views: 2217

Re: Update for Rpi Zero W?

Just use RPiA3+ and you're good to go....
by LTolledo
Wed Sep 25, 2019 3:15 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Pi4 audio to HDMI apparently only works for HDMI0
Replies: 3
Views: 190

Re: Pi4 audio to HDMI apparently only works for HDMI0

This is a "wide open secret" :D
by LTolledo
Tue Sep 24, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi4: Are HATs practical anymore?
Replies: 3
Views: 241

Re: Pi4: Are HATs practical anymore?

My solution to the problem is to get another power source for the fan
sample image below:
Extend_headers.jpg
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and the HAT plugs into the extended headers:
RPiDesktopSetups.jpg
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by LTolledo
Tue Sep 24, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Raspberry pi 3B+ board DXF file
Replies: 5
Views: 282

Re: Raspberry pi 3B+ board DXF file

Me probably do it the "old fashioned way" armed with digital caliper, 150mm and 300mm steel rule, RPi board, board's major component's data sheet (or search the internet) and ACAD (or even sketchup) I'd make my own file (dwg, dxf, skp) As far as I can remember there is a 3D model of a Raspberry Pi b...
by LTolledo
Tue Sep 24, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: RPi 4 Buster No audo over HDMI
Replies: 7
Views: 652

Re: RPi 4 Buster No audo over HDMI

to switch is overly simple

just plug the micro-HDMI cable to HDMI0 (near the USB-C port)

now was that a very hard, complex procedure?

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