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by mmkw43
Sun Nov 08, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: SMTP email -- worked fine, now nothing
Replies: 4
Views: 232

Re: SMTP email -- worked fine, now nothing

thanks very much.
by mmkw43
Sat Nov 07, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: SMTP email -- worked fine, now nothing
Replies: 4
Views: 232

Re: SMTP email -- worked fine, now nothing

Haven't touched the code -- thought a quick question regarding any other possible factors is a place to start.

Maybe.

I may have to check the gmail security settings again -- I'm sure that still gets in the way? If so, my bad.
by mmkw43
Sat Nov 07, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: SMTP email -- worked fine, now nothing
Replies: 4
Views: 232

SMTP email -- worked fine, now nothing

I had a python script I wrote a few years ago that sends email and it always worked flawlessly. My password is right, using gmail and port 587. Now, I tried to use it today (did NOT touch the code whatsoever) and it doesn't work at all.

Has "something" changed?
-- thanks
by mmkw43
Fri Nov 06, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: MPG321 and short files
Replies: 10
Views: 423

Re: MPG321 and short files

I'm wondering also if there are any command line options with mpg123 that may make a difference? And other command line audio players to try? And listen to this -- I installed Alsaplayer, played the short file and it does the complete opposite. Plays the beginning perfectly and chops off the end. ? ...
by mmkw43
Fri Nov 06, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: MPG321 and short files
Replies: 10
Views: 423

Re: MPG321 and short files

yeah scruss, that seems like it may be it and probably is in many cases but this is weird. first of all, if I use mpg123 rather than 321 -- there is slightly better performance playing the very same file on the very same tv. if it was the tv alc, it wouldn't show a difference like that. one would th...
by mmkw43
Fri Nov 06, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: MPG321 and short files
Replies: 10
Views: 423

Re: MPG321 and short files

Ok -- thank you so much. I really appreciate it when someone says something that you never read anywhere like to not use sudo in a script. (I'm an amateur and hobbyist) I'm doing this -- time.sleep(2) subprocess.call ('sudo mpg321 -q /home/pi/AUDIO/ch1.mp3',shell=True) time.sleep(2) It's been a whil...
by mmkw43
Fri Nov 06, 2020 12:49 am
Forum: Python
Topic: MPG321 and short files
Replies: 10
Views: 423

Re: MPG321 and short files

Ok. That's a new one -- Sox? Thanks, I'll research that -- at least you understood my question. Have you encountered other PI users with this problem I wonder? And -- tried MPG123 playing short files and just a slight improvement over MPG321 -- which in itself, when you think about it, says "so...
by mmkw43
Thu Nov 05, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: MPG321 and short files
Replies: 10
Views: 423

MPG321 and short files

I have a real problem. You can mimic it I suppose by calling MPG321 (and now I hear there's an MPG123? ! wtf?) and trying to play short (2 to 3 second) audio files in a script. Anyway -- this has been driving me crazy as "some" TV's will play the audio -- some do not, I have an audio extra...
by mmkw43
Tue Nov 03, 2020 12:45 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: PI3 HDMI audio -- only "some" tv's?
Replies: 4
Views: 156

Re: PI3 HDMI audio -- only "some" tv's?

I've come to the conclusion that it has something to do with a poorly designed HDMI section in some TV's. Some TV's work just fine -- some don't but will for a bit manipulating the connector and that's using the same cable but it's not just mechanical -- you can hear it's the flawed HDMI electronic...
by mmkw43
Tue Nov 03, 2020 12:00 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: PI3 HDMI audio -- only "some" tv's?
Replies: 4
Views: 156

Re: PI3 HDMI audio -- only "some" tv's?

ok thanks will check it out -- yes, these are just 2 or 3 second files.
by mmkw43
Mon Nov 02, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: PI3 HDMI audio -- only "some" tv's?
Replies: 4
Views: 156

Re: PI3 HDMI audio -- only "some" tv's?

and no it's not a cable issue.
by mmkw43
Mon Nov 02, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: PI3 HDMI audio -- only "some" tv's?
Replies: 4
Views: 156

PI3 HDMI audio -- only "some" tv's?

It's been a long while so it's hard to remember but I have a python script that calls mpg321 to play some files and when I was doing this, (if I remember right) I was having problems with the HDMI audio on some televisions (as I'm having right now). The audio is cut off considerably and I only hear ...
by mmkw43
Sun Nov 01, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Graphics programming
Topic: Tkinter -- pack with place?
Replies: 2
Views: 210

Re: Tkinter -- pack with place?

well, I'm doing something rather hard to explain -- I'll just try it and see what happens.
by mmkw43
Sun Nov 01, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Graphics programming
Topic: Tkinter -- pack with place?
Replies: 2
Views: 210

Tkinter -- pack with place?

Maybe someone knows offhand to save me time trying it but if I have some labels that I have written with place at specific points, if I add another label with pack, what happens? Does it somehow find a place to put itself? -- thanks
by mmkw43
Fri Oct 23, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: Dear Raspian....
Replies: 8
Views: 630

Re: Dear Raspian....

KDE is a browser? Is that what it's called? Just KDE? -- thanks
by mmkw43
Thu Oct 22, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: Dear Raspian....
Replies: 8
Views: 630

Re: Dear Raspian....

I want to go to my desktop and do it one click.

open chrome -- look for the bookmark and where the hell did I put it? -- click it.

Have my reasons for wanting a simpler process. In fact I want to do have a desktop with nothing but
internet shortcuts on one of my PI's.
by mmkw43
Thu Oct 22, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: Dear Raspian....
Replies: 8
Views: 630

Dear Raspian....

What I wouldn't give for this -- you right click in the address bar of a web site and you have the option to create a shortcut on the desktop with ONE click? AND, clicking on that shortcut opens your browser and takes you there. maybe not possible? and yes I know I can write a shortcut myself I gues...
by mmkw43
Fri Jul 03, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Graphics programming
Topic: Off topic -- animation?
Replies: 0
Views: 533

Off topic -- animation?

I don't have a clue what I'm talking about regarding this but who knows, I may get lucky. Ok -- so you've seen videos of neopixel led lights I suppose? Or just a plain red LED flashing? The problem is that a video camera will see the "hot spot" of the light and it will look lousy -- very u...
by mmkw43
Wed Apr 29, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: Receive (only) text messages on a PI with python
Replies: 1
Views: 282

Receive (only) text messages on a PI with python

Can someone point me in the right direction (tutorial maybe) on how this can be done? I've seen some articles on sending text messages with python but I just want to, if possible, have a python script check for an incoming message from any number and display the message text. I have no experience wi...
by mmkw43
Mon Apr 27, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: VNC -- copy files?
Replies: 3
Views: 256

VNC -- copy files?

In an effort to save time on this, can anyone help me? Is it possible to transfer files (some text files) from 2 VNC connected PC's (one will be windows, the other a PI). PI receives the files, windows PC sends. Don't know if I can do this -- guess I could email the files to the PI and go that route...
by mmkw43
Thu Apr 16, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: Weather forecast with python
Replies: 7
Views: 659

Re: Weather forecast with python

Oh Ok -- just saw your peppy player. THAT is what I want !
I may be back with questions. Thanks.
by mmkw43
Thu Apr 16, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: Weather forecast with python
Replies: 7
Views: 659

Re: Weather forecast with python

Ok. I did try openweather but it has no actual (detailed) forecast. It just gives true or false answers for a 3 day forecast like rain? clouds? etc.
Do you know if the yahoo api has a forecast? (Like % chance of rain etc)
by mmkw43
Thu Apr 16, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: Weather forecast with python
Replies: 7
Views: 659

Re: Weather forecast with python

Wow, pretty cool. I'll have to play with that. Going to need something I can depend on but this looks very interesting. Thanks a lot.
by mmkw43
Thu Apr 16, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: Weather forecast with python
Replies: 7
Views: 659

Weather forecast with python

A novice on this -- looked into openweathermap and I can see what that's all about. Unfortunately there isn't an easy way to have an actual forecast with rain percentage etc. So stupid question maybe but is there any way I can have a forecast in a python application? I was wondering if these weather...
by mmkw43
Thu Apr 16, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Graphics programming
Topic: Tkinter front rear ?
Replies: 4
Views: 551

Re: Tkinter front rear ?

Yeah that's the way to go. Just my quest for less is better. Thanks.

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