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by Paul Webster
Sat May 26, 2012 3:39 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Squeezeslave on RaspberryPi
Replies: 35
Views: 12892

Re: Squeezeslave on RaspberryPi

I have just written up my notes on how I installed SqueezeSlave and set it to start automatically. In essence it is as a wrote in this thread a while ago - but I have now included some more background. Note - in the simplest form it is just one wget command. http://dabdig.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/runn...
by Paul Webster
Thu May 24, 2012 5:35 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Squeezeslave on RaspberryPi
Replies: 35
Views: 12892

Re: Squeezeslave on RaspberryPi

It is a bit fiddly but nothing too hard - and it can be controlled by other things.
by Paul Webster
Thu May 24, 2012 4:45 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Frambozenbier down?
Replies: 3
Views: 508

Frambozenbier down?

I get "502 Bad Gateway" error when I try to access
http://www.frambozenbier.org/
(from UK / BT)

Seems to be a general problem - since this reports it down as well
http://www.downforeveryoneorjustme.com/ ... enbier.org
by Paul Webster
Thu May 24, 2012 7:35 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: OpenELEC meets Raspberry Pi - part 1 (XBMC)
Replies: 1232
Views: 334875

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

I presume that your DVD issue is because MPEG2 is not hardware accelerated and software-only is too slow on RPi so players have it disabled and hence skip it.
by Paul Webster
Thu May 24, 2012 7:19 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Squeezeslave on RaspberryPi
Replies: 35
Views: 12892

Re: Squeezeslave on RaspberryPi

I made adjustments to the timing offsets via the LMS device settings to get it in sync and it stayed there for the hour that I left it playing.
by Paul Webster
Wed May 23, 2012 9:32 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: OpenELEC meets Raspberry Pi - part 1 (XBMC)
Replies: 1232
Views: 334875

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

From the RPi itself you can use wget to get the zip file.
If using raspbmc from SSH connection that your are probably in /home/pi directory - so that it where you would navigate to from the XBMC screen when you choose to add the plug-in.
by Paul Webster
Wed May 23, 2012 9:20 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Element 14 prep for Cased PI?
Replies: 8
Views: 1181

Re: Element 14 prep for Cased PI?

I posted a while back about RS plans for a basic free case - but I presume the Farnell is doing a more substantive case if they are going to charge for it.
by Paul Webster
Wed May 23, 2012 4:56 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Cheap Remote Control - Would this work on the Pi?
Replies: 9
Views: 10347

Re: Cheap Remote Control - Would this work on the Pi?

I suggest not buying a remote yet.
First check to see if your TV supports CEC over HDMI (described in the wiki).
If it does then ... hopefully the work being done by Pulse8 will mean that you will be able to use your TV remote to control your media centre RPi.
by Paul Webster
Tue May 22, 2012 9:40 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: HISTORY: The start of raspbian (Debian Hard Float (armhf) for RPi)
Replies: 613
Views: 257949

Re: Debian Hard Float (armhf) for RPi

Damn - but thanks for checking.
by Paul Webster
Tue May 22, 2012 8:59 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: HISTORY: The start of raspbian (Debian Hard Float (armhf) for RPi)
Replies: 613
Views: 257949

Re: Debian Hard Float (armhf) for RPi

Has ffmpeg been built in armhf yet? If yes - then I'd be interested to know if it makes it feasible to play mpeg2 files. They are way too slow on the regular Debian distribution. I don't have a spare SD card at the moment so can't test the build - but I can make a short MPEG2 file available if anyon...
by Paul Webster
Sun May 20, 2012 9:13 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Squeezeslave on RaspberryPi
Replies: 35
Views: 12892

Re: Squeezeslave on RaspberryPi

I rebuilt it in the end - with the resulting executable the same size as the one that I had downloaded direct from the GoogleCode site (I realise that this does not mean that they are 100% the same). I have had one kernel panic - but 4 hours non-stop use including an hour or so with it synced up wit...
by Paul Webster
Fri May 18, 2012 5:49 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Squeezeslave on RaspberryPi
Replies: 35
Views: 12892

Re: Squeezeslave on RaspberryPi

Here is how I hacked getting the sound to be up on boot. I simply stuck the modprobe command into the /etc/default/squeezeslave file So now - my RPi boots up and continues playing from where it left off .... Easy way to do this (assuming above instructions were followed) sudo echo "modprobe snd-bcm2...
by Paul Webster
Fri May 18, 2012 5:10 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Squeezeslave on RaspberryPi
Replies: 35
Views: 12892

Re: Squeezeslave on RaspberryPi

Once it is working ... then it is fairly easy to get it started on system boot if you have downloaded and unpacked the full source code set. The paths below might not be quite right - so check carefully (I've assumed that you have moved to the directory containing the unpacked source - and that you ...
by Paul Webster
Fri May 18, 2012 2:45 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Squeezeslave on RaspberryPi
Replies: 35
Views: 12892

Re: Squeezeslave on RaspberryPi

Also - I see that there is a debian init script somewhere in the distribution.
So - treat my installation location and start-up mechanism as just temporary to prove that it works.
by Paul Webster
Fri May 18, 2012 12:45 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Squeezeslave on RaspberryPi
Replies: 35
Views: 12892

Re: Squeezeslave on RaspberryPi

That is how I started (the SVN from GoogleCode).
I see a lot of makefiles in the root - but not that one.
I didn't search lower directories at the time - but I do now see it in ./contrib
by Paul Webster
Fri May 18, 2012 12:13 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Squeezeslave on RaspberryPi
Replies: 35
Views: 12892

Re: Squeezeslave on RaspberryPi

Where did you find the makefile for the ARM build?
by Paul Webster
Fri May 18, 2012 12:02 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Squeezeslave on RaspberryPi
Replies: 35
Views: 12892

Re: Squeezeslave on RaspberryPi

I've had it running without incident so far. The set of makefiles in the current source release set did not include the ARM one .. so I simply tried the pre-built ARM binary and it worked fine. I am sending the sound out via the HDMI link. I used -F to auto-find my SqueezeServer (or whatever it is c...
by Paul Webster
Tue May 15, 2012 8:44 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RSS feeds for the new phpBB forum?
Replies: 11
Views: 3064

Re: RSS feeds for the new phpBB forum?

Can you also push up the number of items made available by Atom from 15 to ... say ... 50?
Reason - I read via Google Reader - which polls once every 3 hours - so I miss a lot.
by Paul Webster
Mon May 14, 2012 6:56 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RSS feeds for the new phpBB forum?
Replies: 11
Views: 3064

Re: RSS feeds for the new phpBB forum?

Am now experimenting with it (hidden but working)
by Paul Webster
Sun May 13, 2012 9:04 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RSS feeds for the new phpBB forum?
Replies: 11
Views: 3064

Re: RSS feeds for the new phpBB forum?

Another requester for Atom feed from me.
by Paul Webster
Fri May 11, 2012 10:33 pm
Forum: Teaching and learning resources
Topic: Broadcom documentation
Replies: 8
Views: 4725

Re: Broadcom documentation

Save them all to a new folder on your machine then open the index file in your browser.
by Paul Webster
Fri May 11, 2012 12:00 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: Default display parameters for DSI
Replies: 27
Views: 15123

Re: Default display parameters for DSI


I didn"t mean that processor parallelism..


I suspect that JamesH was referring to a human processor.
by Paul Webster
Thu May 10, 2012 10:16 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: MPEG-2 Decoding
Replies: 230
Views: 74427

Re: MPEG-2 Decoding

<t>error404 said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Anyway, what's the source for your test file? The high 'sys' time is somewhat suspicious, I would guess this is time spent in the SD card driver?<br/> <br/> <br/> Yes - I copied the file to the SD card. My guess is that it would not make much difference if it was ...
by Paul Webster
Thu May 10, 2012 10:12 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: MPEG-2 Decoding
Replies: 230
Views: 74427

Re: MPEG-2 Decoding

zag said:



How do you do this? Any guides anywhere?


The wiki http://elinux.org/RPi_config.txt
by Paul Webster
Thu May 10, 2012 1:51 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: MPEG-2 Decoding
Replies: 230
Views: 74427

Re: MPEG-2 Decoding

and running it with real video output and -nosound (i.e. no -vo null) takes around 30-40 seconds - using -vo fbdev or -vo fbdev2 (need sudo for those 2) or starting up X and running -vo x11

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