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by Paul Webster
Mon Jun 25, 2012 3:02 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Which Media-Server do you run ?
Replies: 3
Views: 3242

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: 3473

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: 28243

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: 188762

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: 16211

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: 3215

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)
by Paul Webster
Mon Jun 18, 2012 9:26 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: tvservice - set HDMI osd name
Replies: 1
Views: 3215

tvservice - set HDMI osd name

A suggestion for tvservice - add new command line parameter to set the HDMI osd device name via CEC. -n --name - set HDMI device name - uses hostname if no name given should be a call to vc_cec_set_osd_name ... with normalised version of given parameter value or hostname if no parameter value given....
by Paul Webster
Sun Jun 17, 2012 6:50 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: SqueezePlug for Raspberry Pi ready for download
Replies: 449
Views: 158958

Re: SqueezePlug for Raspberry Pi ready for download

I also get interruptions - usually coinciding with SD card activity.
Perhaps my SD card is slow.

Thomas - are you using sD for everything (except the music) or do you have some pieces stored on USB disk?
by Paul Webster
Sun Jun 17, 2012 8:28 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Changing the HDMI name
Replies: 1
Views: 766

Re: Changing the HDMI name

Take a look at the source code of rpi-cecd in GitHub. It does it in a couple of lines of code once the CEC link is established.
by Paul Webster
Sat Jun 16, 2012 5:04 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Simple setup for streaming to XBMC
Replies: 3
Views: 2623

Re: Simple setup for streaming to XBMC

I couldn't get Serviio to transcode from mpeg2 to mpeg4?
Is there a way?
by Paul Webster
Fri Jun 15, 2012 4:44 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: MPEG-2 Decoding
Replies: 230
Views: 88751

Re: MPEG-2 Decoding

Putting some links in the wiki to help document this on-going project could be useful - might induce others with skills in the area to help out. My guess is that the right people are more likely to stumble across relevant sections in the wiki as part of their research into what RPi can do rather tha...
by Paul Webster
Thu Jun 14, 2012 6:03 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: MPEG-2 Decoding
Replies: 230
Views: 88751

Re: MPEG-2 Decoding

I don't understand much of this but it is fascinating. I'm ready to pay a few quid to RPi Foundation for MPEG2 GPU acceleration license - but would happily put same into fund to help your efforts should it be needed. Also - if you want a DVB-T sample .ts from UK Freeview (in addition to the DVB-C) t...
by Paul Webster
Thu Jun 14, 2012 4:50 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: OpenELEC DVD Help
Replies: 19
Views: 23590

Re: OpenELEC DVD Help

I don't think that omxplayer can handle them. You could try a different player. A way to experiment would be to put the "official" Debian release on an SD card and experiment with that (Openelec is quite locked down if you are simply using prebuilt image). From the Debian build you could try .. sudo...
by Paul Webster
Wed Jun 13, 2012 12:49 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Raspbmc Release Candidate
Replies: 48
Views: 28301

Re: Raspbmc Release Candidate

If root/root works then you have made the classic mistake of downloading and installing the wrong image.
In that case, check back on the raspbmc site and see the blog posts for the link to use rather than the download page.
by Paul Webster
Tue Jun 12, 2012 8:55 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: iPod Dock - power and sound
Replies: 10
Views: 8883

Re: iPod Dock - power and sound

The page that I linked to has a fully worked example - with part numbers and close-ups of disassembled cable.

Edit:
Aha - here is one already made up ... but costs more than the RPi!
http://www.cablejive.com/products/dockBossplus.html
by Paul Webster
Tue Jun 12, 2012 8:36 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: iPod Dock - power and sound
Replies: 10
Views: 8883

iPod Dock - power and sound

I was wondering ... is there a magic cable, or cable with a tiny cheap bit of clever stuff, that could allow an RPi to connect to an iPod dock and get power plus have RPi send audio to the dock to play stuff. Having the dock do things like track search, volume control, display artwork is possibly to...
by Paul Webster
Tue Jun 12, 2012 6:48 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: SqueezePlug for Raspberry Pi ready for download
Replies: 449
Views: 158958

Re: SqueezePlug for Raspberry Pi ready for download

Prior to trying SqueezePlug I had used SqueezeSlave on the regular Debian image. Sound via HDMI was very good and I ran it for a few hours. On SqueezePlug RPi I found that the sound over HDMI had a few break-ups (perhaps once each 20 seconds), that I think coincided with a flash on the OK light. Whe...
by Paul Webster
Mon Jun 11, 2012 1:02 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: SqueezePlug for Raspberry Pi ready for download
Replies: 449
Views: 158958

Re: SqueezePlug for Raspberry Pi ready for download

FYI - I ran rpi-update on SD card that I was using with Squeezeplug ... and afterwards I could not get the local SqueezeSlave to play (via headphone socket in this case) any more (alsa error message). I see that rpi-update script updates more than the /boot partition ... and I suspect that the updat...
by Paul Webster
Sun Jun 10, 2012 4:56 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: OpenELEC meets Raspberry Pi - part 1 (XBMC)
Replies: 1232
Views: 415370

Re: OpenELEC meets Raspberry Pi - part 1 (XBMC)

The way that I understand it to work is that the CEC commands that are passed over HDMI are defined by the HDMI spec (there might be ways to extend it to include additional ones but it should not be necessary). rpi-cecd logs commands that it receives that it does not recognise (that is how I found 2...
by Paul Webster
Sat Jun 09, 2012 8:43 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: HDMI CEC and XBMC
Replies: 98
Views: 188762

Re: HDMI CEC and XBMC

... possibly a topic for a different thread ... but right now the TV is powering 2 RPis .... one running XBMC (OpenElec is time) and the other running SqueezePlug (just to see how it performs).
by Paul Webster
Sat Jun 09, 2012 5:13 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: HDMI CEC and XBMC
Replies: 98
Views: 188762

Re: HDMI CEC and XBMC

Are you referring to an external device, such as the Pulse8 adapter? Such a thing is not needed with this latest build. The HDMI CEC codes from the TV are recognised by software in RPi and are then sent as control codes to XBMC (currently via HTTP not via the Pulse8 libCEC route. I also have a Sony ...
by Paul Webster
Sat Jun 09, 2012 8:31 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: HDMI CEC and XBMC
Replies: 98
Views: 188762

Re: HDMI CEC and XBMC

Quick update - this is now working out of the box with Openelec r11264
by Paul Webster
Thu Jun 07, 2012 3:32 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: HDMI CEC and XBMC
Replies: 98
Views: 188762

Re: HDMI CEC and XBMC

I have had this working with Openelec. I don't have a build environment so I simply copied the binary. git clone --branch binary https://github.com/olajep/rpi-cecd.git rpi-cecd-binary then I copied the rpi.cecd file to the RPi (I put it on a local web server and used wget to grab it - but using scp ...
by Paul Webster
Wed Jun 06, 2012 1:40 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: HDMI CEC and XBMC
Replies: 98
Views: 188762

Re: HDMI CEC and XBMC

olajep wrote:Hello

I've written a quick hack which enables me to control OpenElec/XBMC with a TV remote control.
It's up on github:

https://github.com/olajep/rpi-cecd
Well done - and a clever way of doing it by feeding the keypresses back in via HTTP localhost to XBMC.
by Paul Webster
Wed Jun 06, 2012 12:39 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: networking recognised in OS but can't connect
Replies: 7
Views: 1433

Re: networking recognised in OS but can't connect

Just as FYI (sorry in advance if this confuses anything - but could be useful for a Squeezebox owner who wants to run RPi and can't get RPi WiFi to work ...) - some Squeezeboxes (eg my SB2s) can act as a 1-port bridge. ie Squeezebox can use its WiFi to connect to your home network and you can connec...

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