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by Paul Webster
Wed Jul 11, 2012 8:08 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: squeezeplug for raspberry pi is the business
Replies: 108
Views: 37003

Re: squeezeplug for raspberry pi is the business

I wonder if the problem was that /boot was not mounted.
We're their other files in /boot when start.elf was not present?
by Paul Webster
Tue Jul 10, 2012 8:09 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: upnp/dnla
Replies: 3
Views: 1728

Re: upnp/dnla

Yes - XBMC includes the ability to connect to UPnP server and it can also be controlled by an UPnP controller.
by Paul Webster
Mon Jul 09, 2012 4:54 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Unable to use HDMI
Replies: 3
Views: 916

Re: Unable to use HDMI

Check to see if the wiki helps - e.g. http://elinux.org/R-Pi_Troubleshooting# ... put_at_all
and if not then report back with info about which steps you tried and the results.
by Paul Webster
Sun Jul 08, 2012 9:49 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: squeezeplug for raspberry pi is the business
Replies: 108
Views: 37003

Re: squeezeplug for raspberry pi is the business

If SquezeSlave is already running then don't run it again with the -L ... because the other SqueezeSlave has already taken control of the audio (which is why the 2nd one can't find an audio device). The fact that it is already running shows the SqueezeSlave thinks that it has audio output available ...
by Paul Webster
Sun Jul 08, 2012 3:33 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Connect External HD
Replies: 7
Views: 4857

Re: Connect External HD

There was a problem in one of the scripts in recent Raspbmc - which meant that devices were not mounted on startup.
There is a fix available - but alternative approach for now is to replig the USB drive after XBMC has started.
by Paul Webster
Sun Jul 08, 2012 9:25 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: squeezeplug for raspberry pi is the business
Replies: 108
Views: 37003

Re: squeezeplug for raspberry pi is the business

If you cannot see SqueezeSlave running (ps -ef | grep squeezeslave) then it might be that SqueezeSlave cannot find an audio device.
You can run it by hand with -L parameter (if it is not already running) and it will List the audio devices that it can find.
by Paul Webster
Sat Jul 07, 2012 7:46 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Ampache (not Apache)
Replies: 4
Views: 6482

Re: Ampache (not Apache)

Take a look at Squeezeplug
by Paul Webster
Fri Jul 06, 2012 8:41 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Board schematic?
Replies: 2
Views: 771

Re: Board schematic?

The wiki (linked to at the top of each page) is a better starting point that the forum for this sort of reference material.
by Paul Webster
Fri Jul 06, 2012 6:43 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: HDMI CEC and XBMC
Replies: 98
Views: 188331

Re: HDMI CEC and XBMC

Nice update floating around ....
No longer using http to talk to XBMC (using UDP instead) meaning no need to remember to enable the built-in web server) and this also external key mapping making it easier to tailor.
by Paul Webster
Fri Jul 06, 2012 1:59 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Not happy, I've been charged twice
Replies: 14
Views: 3877

Re: Not happy, I've been charged twice

Could the other one be from RS Components ?
It has "RS" in it.
by Paul Webster
Thu Jul 05, 2012 5:34 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Mpeg 2 poll
Replies: 57
Views: 11183

Re: Mpeg 2 poll

[quote="robwriter" Perhaps the best route would be to find a royalty free codec that will work with the Pi from source to display, regardless of what the encoding scheme is...or convince the IP holders to allow one to be written. The issue isn't one of finding a player that has freely available sou...
by Paul Webster
Sun Jul 01, 2012 10:20 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: XBMC colour depth problem
Replies: 3
Views: 1120

Re: XBMC colour depth problem

Are you trying to run it from within X?
If yes then that might be the problem.
Try running it from console without X running at all.
by Paul Webster
Fri Jun 29, 2012 4:17 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: OpenELEC Image
Replies: 8
Views: 10911

Re: OpenELEC Image

There are at least 2 people hosting pre-built RPi images.
I downloaded from Chris Swan's site.
http://blog.thestateofme.com/2012/06/03 ... ec-images/
by Paul Webster
Thu Jun 28, 2012 5:59 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: XMBC on already installed Debian OS?
Replies: 31
Views: 30923

Re: XMBC on already installed Debian OS?

XBMC on ARM is not yet in the official Debian respoitory. You could try copying the binaries and .xbmc directories from a Raspbmc or Openelec installation - however, this is quite error prone. There is a post on the Raspbmc forum about getting the XBMC nightly build from a location that has an ARM b...
by Paul Webster
Wed Jun 27, 2012 2:01 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Network speed?
Replies: 5
Views: 4930

Re: Network speed?

You can shutdown XBMC and compare.
When you exit the Raspbmc version of XBMC (from the icon near bottom left of screen) you should see (with RC3 build) that after a few seconds it brings up a white screen with a message on hit.
At that point hit ESC on locally connected keyboard and it will quit.
by Paul Webster
Wed Jun 27, 2012 1:07 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Using Pi as media center
Replies: 7
Views: 10418

Re: Using Pi as media center

3.Depends, if you want a pure media player then probably OpenELEC or Raspmbc would be a worth a look. If you want a fully fledged OS (I assume so if you want skype) then I would go for Debian, it’s probably the easiest to use and you can install XBMC from the repository. I don't think that the ARM ...
by Paul Webster
Mon Jun 25, 2012 5:31 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Power from TV USB Port?
Replies: 11
Views: 64674

Re: Power from TV USB Port?

Works fine from TV USB for me (Sony) - I added that info to the wiki some weeks ago.
by Paul Webster
Mon Jun 25, 2012 3:02 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Which Media-Server do you run ?
Replies: 3
Views: 3215

Re: Which Media-Server do you run ?

Expect that the most popular at the moment is XBMC (home built or via Raspbmc or Openelec). There is a Squeezebox plug-in for XBMC called Xsqueeze - which I have been experimenting with. It also incorporates Squeezeplay. It needs some manual intervention to get it working at the moment because it do...
by Paul Webster
Sat Jun 23, 2012 5:57 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Got my Pi struggling to keep it alive?
Replies: 18
Views: 3411

Re: Got my Pi struggling to keep it alive?

With RS and Farnell running different assembly lines in different factories I've seen an earlier post saying they are in different assembly lines but has anyone confirmed that they are in different factories? If they were in different factories then we wouldn't need to be informed that they are dif...
by Paul Webster
Thu Jun 21, 2012 6:37 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: media center remote control
Replies: 8
Views: 28184

Re: media center remote control

If your TV supports HDMI CEC (many new ones do - search for more info) then you should be able to use your TV remote control for this. Both Raspbmc and Openelec now include a module to do this - just make sure that you have enabled XBMC to be controlled via HTTP (one of the settings). Longer term th...
by Paul Webster
Thu Jun 21, 2012 5:02 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: HDMI CEC and XBMC
Replies: 98
Views: 188331

Re: HDMI CEC and XBMC

Now included in Raspbmc (RC3 released last night) and has been in Openelec for a few days.
by Paul Webster
Tue Jun 19, 2012 7:20 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Squeeze Player on the Raspberry Pi
Replies: 16
Views: 16132

Re: Squeeze Player on the Raspberry Pi

Do you need SqueezePlay? I ask because SqueezeSlave works quite well (some of us get audio break ups every now and then) ... and SqueezePlug packages SqueezeServer (LMS) and SqueezeSlave.
There is a lot about on this forum.
by Paul Webster
Mon Jun 18, 2012 10:49 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: tvservice - set HDMI osd name
Replies: 1
Views: 3182

Re: tvservice - set HDMI osd name

... and how about a way to send text to the screen

"Set OSD String"
-t --text - send text string to display. If no value given then clears text on screen

e.g.
tvservice -t "Eng 1 - 0 Ukr"
(Edit: max length 13 I think)

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