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by Paul Webster
Fri May 18, 2012 12:13 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Squeezeslave on RaspberryPi
Replies: 35
Views: 12715

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: 12715

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: 2990

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: 2990

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: 2990

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: 4653

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: 14966

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: 73274

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: 73274

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: 73274

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
by Paul Webster
Thu May 10, 2012 1:24 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: HDMI CEC and XBMC
Replies: 98
Views: 175988

Re: HDMI CEC and XBMC

<r>Latest update from Pulse8 - 3rd-May<br/> <br/> <br/> "The r-pi has CEC support in the chip and we are working with broadcom to bring libCEC support for that chip, however it does not support wake-on-cec due the way the chip itself is designed, therefore the adapter still serves a purpose in terms...
by Paul Webster
Thu May 10, 2012 1:04 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Waiting
Replies: 17
Views: 1983

Re: Waiting

Supply and demand ... if there was a plentiful supply available then there would be no demand to buy at inflated prices on eBay.

Only a few thousand have shipped so far - and some of the people who were lucky enough to get one early have decided to make some money.
by Paul Webster
Thu May 10, 2012 7:52 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi Case / Enclosure
Replies: 12
Views: 3146

Re: Pi Case / Enclosure

<t>A while ago I posted a picture of the plastic case that my old PCMCIA hard-drive came in.<br/> <br/> PCMCIA cards are about the same area as the Pi - and this case has some rubber supports with square cut-outs in the corners.<br/> <br/> It is a great fit for the Pi ... except for the height - so ...
by Paul Webster
Thu May 10, 2012 7:39 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: MPEG-2 Decoding
Replies: 230
Views: 73274

Re: MPEG-2 Decoding

<t>As requested - here is the result of running mplayer in benchmark mode.<br/> <br/> I ran it twice - once with -ao null and then with -nosound<br/> <br/> [email protected]:~$ mplayer -benchmark -vo null -ao null mpeg2sample.mpg<br/> <br/> MPlayer 1.0rc3-4.4.4 (C) 2000-2009 MPlayer Team<br/> <br/> mpl...
by Paul Webster
Wed May 09, 2012 10:01 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: MPEG-2 Decoding
Replies: 230
Views: 73274

Re: MPEG-2 Decoding

I also tried with vlc (sudo apt-get install vlc) and it played the sound but only showed still image for the video.

Looks like I will have to look at transcoding at the desktop server next.
by Paul Webster
Wed May 09, 2012 7:01 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RPi powered by TV
Replies: 5
Views: 1086

Re: RPi powered by TV

Just as an FYI - this TV has 2 USB ports. The other one is designed to be used with an external hard drive ... which then turns the TV into a PVR!
by Paul Webster
Wed May 09, 2012 6:46 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RPi powered by TV
Replies: 5
Views: 1086

Re: RPi powered by TV

Playing video (soft codec so heavier CPU load) while powered only from the TV USB (and with keyboard and mouse connected to Pi USB) worked.
by Paul Webster
Wed May 09, 2012 6:44 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: MPEG-2 Decoding
Replies: 230
Views: 73274

Re: MPEG-2 Decoding

Just tried it via mplayer on Debian ... and it played (no audio and not full screen ... but am sure that is just config step that I missed).
However, it was a bit jerky.
Am off to experiment a bit more - eg how to make Openelec/XBMC launch mplayer is file extension is .ts
by Paul Webster
Wed May 09, 2012 5:58 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: MPEG-2 Decoding
Replies: 230
Views: 73274

Re: MPEG-2 Decoding

<t>robwriter said: <br/> <br/> <br/> …<br/> <br/> Has anyone tried to decode TV/DVD quality MPEG-2 using the Pi? If so, was the performance OK? If not, how close was it to being OK?<br/> <br/> …<br/> <br/> <br/> I just tried this with Openelec XBMC (on real RPi) – and it does not work. However, that...
by Paul Webster
Wed May 09, 2012 11:26 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RPi powered by TV
Replies: 5
Views: 1086

Re: RPi powered by TV

<t>My Pi arrived today - which is good news.<br/> Even better, the USB socket on my TV provides enough power to run it (along with simple keyboard and mouse).<br/> <br/> Is it worth recording this in the Wiki (TVs with good enough power)?<br/> Mine is a Sony KDL-40HX723<br/> <br/> Once the HDMI CEC ...
by Paul Webster
Tue May 08, 2012 5:47 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Debian DHCP configuration
Replies: 16
Views: 32063

Re: Debian DHCP configuration

I"ve not checked this with recent Debian - but old solution was: to add the following line to
/etc/dhcp3/dhclient.conf

send host-name "mypiname";
by Paul Webster
Fri May 04, 2012 9:31 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Invitation to order from RS
Replies: 575
Views: 69002

Re: Invitation to order from RS

ref 204x - in email - and same error on web (but did not panic because I saw that the URL was

http://raspberrypi.rsdelivers......ssful.aspx

so - checked email
by Paul Webster
Sat Apr 28, 2012 6:51 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: OpenELEC meets Raspberry Pi - part 1 (XBMC)
Replies: 1232
Views: 327093

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

wumpyr said:


Hi, what is the status of libCEC support for rpi/xbmc/openelec?



My guess is that Dom is working on it.
by Paul Webster
Fri Apr 27, 2012 12:19 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Email from Farnell
Replies: 223
Views: 25864

Re: Email from Farnell

<t>Had my Farnell email as well w/c 21/5 - ordered late afternoon on Pi day.<br/> Still never had chance to order on RS having registered my interest in opening minutes (delayed by the infamous tweet saying register of interest is the wrong place to be).<br/> <br/> I"m happy.<br/> <br/> This thread ...
by Paul Webster
Wed Apr 25, 2012 6:38 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Other Raspberry Pi forums out there ?
Replies: 11
Views: 2304

Re: Other Raspberry Pi forums out there ?

This forum is planned to move to phpBB soon - see the news on front page of site for link to beta test.

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