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by dextrus
Sun Jan 20, 2013 12:11 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Portable karaoke machine
Replies: 15
Views: 16460

Re: Portable karaoke machine

[email protected] wrote:Hey

Thanks dextrus, did an apt-get update, followed by an apt-get upgrade, then did apt-get install pykaraoke and worked perfectly........

@dextrus......sorry about before
Apology gratefully accepted! I'm not after your money!
by dextrus
Sun Jan 20, 2013 12:06 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Using the RP for a video/picture slideshow for a library.
Replies: 8
Views: 9798

Re: Using the RP for a video/picture slideshow for a library

XBMC will do what you require.

/Dextrus
by dextrus
Sun Jan 20, 2013 12:05 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: raspberry pi in an office
Replies: 8
Views: 1921

Re: raspberry pi in an office

The subject also intrigues me. There is a current thread on using a Pi as a "main" computer with the feedback largely negative. Of course the question is going not to office workers, but to enthusiasts, so the results are biased.. I use my Pi as an office computer (in conjunction with other stupidly...
by dextrus
Sat Jan 19, 2013 11:47 pm
Forum: Bare metal, Assembly language
Topic: Learning ARM assembly
Replies: 16
Views: 6575

Re: Learning ARM assembly

For a really good source of tutorials and help, don't forget the Game Boy Advanced, which uses an Arm 7 processor. There's shed loads of stuff out there for this directly relevant to the Pi. Just alter your searches a bit and look GBA-wards.

/Dextrus
by dextrus
Sat Jan 19, 2013 11:42 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: HELP! I just got my Pi, it won't Log In!!
Replies: 4
Views: 762

Re: HELP! I just got my Pi, it won't Log In!!

It's a bit old, but here is another one of my cringeworthy videos. They are useful for newbies though. This shows you what should happen at the start and how to log in. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SX08HnLcAT8 As has already been mentioned, case (i.e. Capitals) is important in the Pi world. You lo...
by dextrus
Sat Jan 19, 2013 11:36 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: OpenELEC-Network Problems
Replies: 10
Views: 5722

Re: OpenELEC-Network Problems

Yes, a good hybrid is XBian which is another XBMC built upon Raspbian. Try that.
by dextrus
Sat Jan 19, 2013 10:40 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: raspberry pi in an office
Replies: 8
Views: 1921

Re: raspberry pi in an office

I've found when over-clocking it really highlights the cards and the power-supply. I haven't tested or heard of A-Data, but powering by USB has come up here on the forums on numerous occasions as quite precarious. A non-branded card and poor choice of power supply would be the problem, IMHO. I can o...
by dextrus
Sat Jan 19, 2013 9:52 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: raspberry pi in an office
Replies: 8
Views: 1921

Re: raspberry pi in an office

I've found that with memory cards corrupting is down to over-clocking, power-supply or cheap memory cards. Yes you should shut down correctly but on my finally-arrived-at perfect Pi with good SD card, good power-supply and optimal over-clocking I can yank the power out at will any old time and its f...
by dextrus
Sat Jan 19, 2013 9:47 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: OpenELEC-Network Problems
Replies: 10
Views: 5722

Re: OpenELEC-Network Problems

Does your standard Wheezy set up need a static IP address or does it just pick one up? OpenELEC should do the same if it is the latter. If it's the settings and how to fill them in, I do have a video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7tCOlI5kjo ) but it's quite cringeworthy. Do remember, if it's WLAN...
by dextrus
Sat Jan 19, 2013 9:14 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: Playing multiple sounds (and recording).
Replies: 5
Views: 4010

Re: Playing multiple sounds (and recording).

Is there a reason why you need to record from the microphone and mix with music doing so would add latency to the recording and would sound a little weird unless you want reverbing effects?? A simple solution would be to play the music and add the microphone audio at the later stage in the output m...
by dextrus
Sat Jan 19, 2013 8:24 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: Playing multiple sounds (and recording).
Replies: 5
Views: 4010

Playing multiple sounds (and recording).

Raspbian: I'm trying to patch together a Karaoke application. There is already a good one, PyKaraoke that works well on the Pi (sudo apt-get install pykaraoke, but do update and upgrade before). However it doesn't support singing. I guess the assumption is you have a mic hooked up to a stereo or eve...
by dextrus
Sat Jan 19, 2013 7:57 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: Best method for audio input on the Pi
Replies: 2
Views: 4131

Re: Best method for audio input on the Pi

I just tried something similar yesterday, but I'm afraid you need a Fender Mustang amp (you didn't specify the amp) and some software called PLUG. If it's not for a fender amp, this might at least set you in the right direction. Oh, after updating and upgrading, it all worked. Here's a highly amateu...
by dextrus
Fri Jan 18, 2013 2:12 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Portable karaoke machine
Replies: 15
Views: 16460

Re: Portable karaoke machine

I have just tried installing it (pykaraoke) using apt-get and it worked just fine! It comes with a desktop and a command-line version. Works very well. I am using the latest Raspbian. Now how to get sound from the microphone out to the TV while simultaneously playing the track? I can do the first: a...
by dextrus
Sun Jan 13, 2013 6:36 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Problems with Class 10 SDHC card
Replies: 2
Views: 737

Re: Problems with Class 10 SDHC card

The internet is awash with fake cards at the moment. Get H2TestW.exe, here a link: http://fightflashfraud.wordpress.com/download-h2testw-free-and-test-flash-memory/ Use it to test your card. I use class 10 16Gb cards all the time, and only the fake ones cause trouble. I suspect your card might be a ...
by dextrus
Sun Jan 13, 2013 5:49 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Newbie: How to use R-PI to simply show a video in a loop
Replies: 7
Views: 970

Re: Newbie: How to use R-PI to simply show a video in a loop

It sounds like your best bet would be one of the XBMC distro's (XBian, Raspbmc, OpenELEC) which can boot up and play a video. This can be configured easily from the UI. I'm not sure about looping though.
by dextrus
Sat Jan 12, 2013 7:30 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Apps, Apps, Apps
Replies: 10
Views: 5059

Re: Apps, Apps, Apps

I'm in the *slow* process of testing every single game from the Debian collection (I think there are around 1,000). I'm also creating a nicer list with discussion areas, videos and ratings for each game. I'm doing this manually for some reason I thought was a good one at the time. Needless to say, I...
by dextrus
Wed Jan 02, 2013 11:21 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Streaming tv on xbmc beginner so use easy language lol
Replies: 2
Views: 2134

Re: Streaming tv on xbmc beginner so use easy language lol

You can add live TV functionality whereby you can view live TV from cable or satellite but yes, that does require additions and of course, additional hardware. You can do almost the same without any of this providing your Pi has fast internet. Install the BBC IPlayer add-on. This lets you watch BBC ...
by dextrus
Thu Nov 29, 2012 1:59 am
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: Take a picture with a webcam. (program it)
Replies: 3
Views: 1703

Re: Take a picture with a webcam. (program it)

Can I suggest that you use Wifi rather than Bluetooth? I'm not sure of the dimensions of your track, but Wifi will reach further, plus programming for Bluetooth can be bothersome to say the least, whereas with Wifi it's sort of "taken care of". Also, it seems you only want to convey the readings to ...
by dextrus
Thu Nov 22, 2012 12:03 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: How to install/ build/ play Quake 3....
Replies: 201
Views: 196157

Re: How to install/ build/ play Quake 3....

I can't see anything "wrong" with the output. What memory split are you using?
by dextrus
Sat Nov 17, 2012 10:31 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: How to install/ build/ play Quake 3....
Replies: 201
Views: 196157

Re: How to install/ build/ play Quake 3....

Chris1975 wrote:Works great!! :)
Compiled without any issues.

Can I move my pack files over from my Quake 3 cd?

Thanks for the tutorial.
Yes, if you copy Pak0.pk3 from your cd to the base3q directory on the Pi, you will unlock the full game providing you enter the CD key. Multiplayer works a treat!

/Dextrus
by dextrus
Sat Nov 17, 2012 2:10 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Irrlicht with OpenGL ES 2.0 hardware support
Replies: 3
Views: 2422

Re: Irrlicht with OpenGL ES 2.0 hardware support

Oh, it was with a 512 Pi. I'll try it with a 256. Can't see why it wouldn't work though. I certainly hope it works!
by dextrus
Fri Nov 16, 2012 10:31 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: How to install/ build/ play Quake 3....
Replies: 201
Views: 196157

Re: How to install/ build/ play Quake 3....

Have you overclocked your Pi at all? I find that the game really exposes any underlying problems with power-supplies etc. We have one Pi that overclocks to high just fine, but crashes as soon as Quake starts. Another Pi copes just fine. A student of mine had it crash on a non-overclocked Pi but trie...
by dextrus
Wed Nov 14, 2012 11:39 pm
Forum: Arch
Topic: accelerated desktop with wayland / weston
Replies: 32
Views: 21110

Re: accelerated desktop with wayland / weston

Thanks for that! Very detailed instructions!

/Dextrus
by dextrus
Wed Nov 14, 2012 10:36 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: Stereoscopic viewing (3DTV) on Quake3
Replies: 5
Views: 3680

Re: Stereoscopic viewing (3DTV) on Quake3

ok Will have a look at ioquake tonight. I already have it installed on my laptop. By the way, othe readers, the author of this post is just posting this to get you all to part with your hard earned, he is taking open source software and putting it on an sd card and charging you double what the sd i...
by dextrus
Wed Nov 14, 2012 3:01 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Irrlicht with OpenGL ES 2.0 hardware support
Replies: 3
Views: 2422

Irrlicht with OpenGL ES 2.0 hardware support

I've just managed to compile it and make a video before I keel over. Good frame rates, especially considering what you'll see. Early days, with a hack to write directly to the framebuffer. I must stress this is just the latest ogl-es code from Irrlicht FORCED to run on a Pi and is no way indicative ...

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