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by gkreidl
Thu Nov 14, 2013 11:11 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: Kweb Suite (Minimal Kiosk Browser, omxplayerGUI)
Replies: 1588
Views: 767077

Re: Minimal Kiosk Browser

The kiosk file must be in the top level of your home directory. If you login as "pi", it must be in /home/pi.

I never tried to auto boot into "xinit ./kiosk", but I've seen similar topics here on the forum; so you might find a solution there.
by gkreidl
Wed Nov 13, 2013 7:47 am
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: Sattelite Receiver with rPI
Replies: 4
Views: 1951

Re: Sattelite Receiver with rPI

I've successfully attached and run a Technisat USB HD box on my RPi.
You have to add the firmware file to your system. I've used mumudvb to access it, because it needs less resources than other solutions.
by gkreidl
Mon Nov 11, 2013 1:56 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: Kweb Suite (Minimal Kiosk Browser, omxplayerGUI)
Replies: 1588
Views: 767077

Re: Minimal Kiosk Browser

New version of kwebhelper.py 1.2.5 available This will go into the next version 1.3 of Minimal Kiosk Browser, but I thought I'll make it available separately for now. There are two big changes: The website video part (youtube and many other websites) has been completely rewritten. Until now, youtub...
by gkreidl
Sun Nov 10, 2013 9:19 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: omxgtk - slim and slick gtk frontend for omxplayer
Replies: 24
Views: 12234

Re: omxgtk - slim and slick gtk frontend for omxplayer

You have to modify two of the scripts that omxgtk uses. Adding the options to the command line when calling omxgtk does not help.

Both scripts are in /usr/local/bin
e. g. omxpipeonce:

Code: Select all

#!/bin/bash
# echo "$@"
omxgtkplayer -o local "$@" < /tmp/omxgtk_cmd
killall omxgtk
#xrefresh -display :0 
by gkreidl
Sun Nov 10, 2013 6:16 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: omxgtk - slim and slick gtk frontend for omxplayer
Replies: 24
Views: 12234

Re: omxgtk - slim and slick gtk frontend for omxplayer

You can add your options to the script files:
omxpipe.sh and omxpipeonce.sh (in front of "$@")

VLC's OpenMAX IL video output at the moment does not seem to support something like the --win option. And the hotkeys (keyboard) interface does not seem to work without QT or NCURSES interface
by gkreidl
Sat Nov 09, 2013 5:02 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: bochs not runnig!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 1018

Re: bochs not runnig!!!

you mean "Bochs x86 PC emulator"? What do you want to do with that?
by gkreidl
Thu Nov 07, 2013 5:02 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: Kweb Suite (Minimal Kiosk Browser, omxplayerGUI)
Replies: 1588
Views: 767077

Re: Minimal Kiosk Browser

It seems that you mean "omxgtk", a kind of "windowed" interface to omxplayer. It has been supported in the last version of Minimal Web Browser, from which Minimal Kiosk Browser (kweb) has been forked many months ago, but not from kweb. You may try to change the code of kwebhelper.py to call omxgtk i...
by gkreidl
Thu Nov 07, 2013 12:34 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: Stream IPTV from one RPi to another RPi
Replies: 29
Views: 12841

Re: Stream IPTV from one RPi to another RPi

If the video (and audio) are playing at all, it is not a question the codecs. If you can receive them with your laptop, the internet connection between your two LANs must be fast enough. You never said something about the source of the TV stream; this must be some kind of local hardware on your home...
by gkreidl
Wed Nov 06, 2013 12:26 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: Midori PDF plugin
Replies: 8
Views: 2429

Re: Midori PDF plugin

try pdftohtml with complex mode; it converts all images / graphics into a png background image (with text overlayed). By setting the zoom you can influence size and quality.
by gkreidl
Wed Nov 06, 2013 12:21 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: Stream IPTV from one RPi to another RPi
Replies: 29
Views: 12841

Re: Stream IPTV from one RPi to another RPi

Ok I'll try that when I get home. But if you are getting 80% idle with omxplayer, then why use vlc in the first place? I was simply interested how good the HW accelerated version of VLC on the RPi really is. And it has some niceties, that omxplayer misses (very good slow motion or fast replay, for ...
by gkreidl
Wed Nov 06, 2013 11:04 am
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: Stream IPTV from one RPi to another RPi
Replies: 29
Views: 12841

Re: Stream IPTV from one RPi to another RPi

If you have followed my tutorial step by step, omxil_vout is used as default video output, so there's no need to set the --vout option (but it doesn't harm either). Run VLC from the desktop, open the message window, open the stream from the menue, let it run for a moment and stop it with the "s" key...
by gkreidl
Wed Nov 06, 2013 10:39 am
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: Midori PDF plugin
Replies: 8
Views: 2429

Re: Midori PDF plugin

The easiest solution would be to convert all PDFs to html. I had to do this once for a collection of about 450 PDF books (ca. 110000 pages), to make them accessible from android browsers (same problem there: no PDF plugins) page by page.
by gkreidl
Wed Nov 06, 2013 8:53 am
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: Midori PDF plugin
Replies: 8
Views: 2429

Re: Midori PDF plugin

No, there are no PDF plugins for the RPi.

In Minimal Kiosk Browser I've therefore implemented a solution, that downloads PDF files automatically and opens them with either mupdf or xpdf, when you click a PDF link.
by gkreidl
Tue Nov 05, 2013 6:53 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Issues stream bluray rips (720, 1080) off of Windows share
Replies: 6
Views: 1140

Re: Issues stream bluray rips (720, 1080) off of Windows sha

theNewguyyyy wrote:So NFS offers better performance? I'll try that :idea: .

Has anyone been able to stream 1080p with smb without loading issues?
I'm doing that all the time. I've mounted the samba shares to local directories but that should not make any difference. I'm on Raspbian, using omxplayer.
by gkreidl
Tue Nov 05, 2013 1:54 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: Stream IPTV from one RPi to another RPi
Replies: 29
Views: 12841

Re: Stream IPTV from one RPi to another RPi

skebo3000 wrote:Ok, so we are talking about HW acceleration on the RPi located in the German-LAN (receiving site) and not on the RPi located in the homeland-LAN (sending site), right?
right
by gkreidl
Tue Nov 05, 2013 12:58 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: Stream IPTV from one RPi to another RPi
Replies: 29
Views: 12841

Re: Stream IPTV from one RPi to another RPi

1) I'm not sure if omxplayer supports udp streams (never tried it). If it does, it should work perfectly. Give it a try. 2) If your video resolution is SD or HD 720p with a not too high bitrate, you could use the HW accelerated version of VLC. You have to compile it yourself. I posted a complete ste...
by gkreidl
Mon Nov 04, 2013 3:24 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Using Raspberry Pi (with USB DAC) as Media Player
Replies: 11
Views: 9619

Re: Using Raspberry Pi (with USB DAC) as Media Player

Regarding VLC with hardware acceleration: I posted a complete tutorial yesterday, that will help you create a full version with all interfaces. VLC uses software decoding for audio and can output sound vial ALSA, so USB sound cards should work. But (partly for this reason) it is not as efficient as ...
by gkreidl
Sun Nov 03, 2013 7:11 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: Tutorial: Compile VLC with HW acceleration - Jessie, RPi 2/3
Replies: 404
Views: 239831

Re: Compile VLC with HW acceleration - complete tutorial

No, the problem with true hd resolution is processor speed: demuxing and audio decoding. omxplayer is much more efficient - maybe because it is much simpler and uses the GPU for audio decoding.

I'm using 128 MB GPU memory anyway.
by gkreidl
Sun Nov 03, 2013 6:34 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: LAN transfers 100% CPU utilisation
Replies: 8
Views: 2990

Re: LAN transfers 100% CPU utilisation

You are comparing the speed of the RPi to a computer which is about 16 times as fast and presumably has a better way of accessing ethernet hardware (compared to the combined USB/Ethernet chipset).
by gkreidl
Sun Nov 03, 2013 4:29 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: Tutorial: Compile VLC with HW acceleration - Jessie, RPi 2/3
Replies: 404
Views: 239831

Re: Compile VLC with HW acceleration - complete tutorial

I've updated the list of dependencies with two more files and now it worked for tvjon.
by gkreidl
Sun Nov 03, 2013 8:17 am
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: Tutorial: Compile VLC with HW acceleration - Jessie, RPi 2/3
Replies: 404
Views: 239831

Re: Compile VLC with HW acceleration - complete tutorial

I have all interfaces available: QT (default interface), skins2, ncurses, lua, dummy ... Send me the output of the ./configure .... command better by PM. Perhaps I have a few more -dev files installed from former projects. But it is strange, that you did not get the plugins. Did you include the "--p...
by gkreidl
Sat Nov 02, 2013 8:30 am
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: Tutorial: Compile VLC with HW acceleration - Jessie, RPi 2/3
Replies: 404
Views: 239831

Tutorial: Compile VLC with HW acceleration - Jessie, RPi 2/3

Update March 14th, 2016: This is now finally working again! This tutorial is for Raspbian Jessie and the RPi 2 and 3 only! Update May 5th, 2016: now version 2.2.3 Update June 29th, 2016: now version 2.2.4 Update May, 17th, 2017: now version 2.2.5.1 Update October, 12th, 2017: For compiling on Raspb...
by gkreidl
Sat Nov 02, 2013 7:47 am
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: Fixing VLC gui and merging the new VLC into raspbian?
Replies: 2
Views: 2574

Re: Fixing VLC gui and merging the new VLC into raspbian?

The version you downloaded is not complete. You have to compile your own version. I'll publish a complete tutorial in a new thread today. Install vlc and the plug-in from the repository first, then compile a new version following my tutorial and install it. The old version from the repository will b...
by gkreidl
Thu Oct 31, 2013 4:03 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: Kweb Suite (Minimal Kiosk Browser, omxplayerGUI)
Replies: 1588
Views: 767077

Re: Minimal Kiosk Browser

Anyone been able to compile this on arch? I wanted to test this with certain html5 animated websites, but I'd hate to have to burn a raspbian image just for that. Try installing midori first. If that works, compiling shouldn't be a problem. You'll need libwebkitgtk-dev at least. But animated HTML5 ...

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