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by Paul Webster
Mon Jul 16, 2012 9:11 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Recycle the packaging?
Replies: 1
Views: 1041

Re: Recycle the packaging?

They could add "cut here" marks to the box.
But not too difficult to work it out ... see http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewt ... 52#p115052
by Paul Webster
Sat Jul 14, 2012 6:33 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: No audio from 3.5 socket (solved)
Replies: 2
Views: 673

Re: No audio from 3.5 socket

Probably needs a "modprobe" - see the Troubleshooting section of the Wiki - in particular
http://elinux.org/R-Pi_Troubleshooting# ... plications
by Paul Webster
Sat Jul 14, 2012 6:15 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Question regarding XBMC and my SD Card
Replies: 2
Views: 1721

Re: Question regarding XBMC and my SD Card

Assuming your desktop PC is running Windows ... then this is not easy to do. If the boot partition on the SD card is sufficiently large then you can easily copy things there. If you plan to use your RPi on same network as your PC then you can play the contents of your PC on your RPi without copying ...
by Paul Webster
Fri Jul 13, 2012 11:48 am
Forum: Pidora / Fedora
Topic: Fedora 17 arm "Nightly Builds" problem.
Replies: 6
Views: 3600

Re: Fedora 17 arm "Nightly Builds" problem.

Is the date/time set correctly on you RPi?
by Paul Webster
Thu Jul 12, 2012 5:13 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: Instructions for building XBMC for Raspbian
Replies: 399
Views: 188466

Re: Instructions for building XBMC for Raspbian

masterluke wrote:Anyone else getting tormented by a flashing cursor at the top left of the screen? :D Sometimes there when watching video and sometimes not. No crashes yet.
You could try a
tput civis
before launching XBMC
and
tput cnorm
To restore the cursor after XBMC exits
by Paul Webster
Thu Jul 12, 2012 4:45 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: OpenElec and LMS (Logitech Media Server)
Replies: 1
Views: 2562

Re: OpenElec and LMS (Logitech Media Server)

I think that you might struggle to get LMS (and all of its Perl dependencies) installed on the OpenELEC OS.
The OpenELEC team dissuade this by having apt-get as a script that prints out a warning.
You might get further using Raspbmc, which is using more standard Debian build.
by Paul Webster
Wed Jul 11, 2012 8:27 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: upnp/dnla
Replies: 3
Views: 1769

Re: upnp/dnla

In broad terms there are 3 components that are defined in UPnP-AV. Something that stores the content and hence makes it accessible. Something that plays (renders) the content do that you can hear/see it. Something that allows you to control things (select media item X and ask player to play it). Tha...
by Paul Webster
Wed Jul 11, 2012 8:08 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: squeezeplug for raspberry pi is the business
Replies: 108
Views: 37587

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: 1769

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: 960

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: 37587

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: 4904

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: 37587

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: 6674

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: 785

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: 189380

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: 3984

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: 11467

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 ava...
by Paul Webster
Sun Jul 01, 2012 10:20 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: XBMC colour depth problem
Replies: 3
Views: 1140

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: 10970

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: 31079

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: 4957

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: 10491

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 ...

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