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by Paul Webster
Thu May 10, 2012 10:12 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: MPEG-2 Decoding
Replies: 230
Views: 71789

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: 71789

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: 174143

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: 1769

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: 3048

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: 71789

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/> pi@raspberrypi:~$ 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: 71789

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: 1050

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: 1050

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: 71789

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: 71789

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: 1050

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: 31161

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: 63444

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: 314620

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: 23313

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: 2203

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.
by Paul Webster
Tue Apr 10, 2012 1:15 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Cost to boot then use?
Replies: 22
Views: 3361

Re: Cost to boot then use?

<t>Oth the Pulse8 device and native RPi HDMI CEC have been discussed here a few times.<br/> Quick summary - Pulse8 interested in making their library work with RPi without needing extra hardware. Support of CEC controls on same or similar hardware to RPi has been shown by Broadcom person but not yet...
by Paul Webster
Thu Mar 29, 2012 2:18 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: BBC Micro emulator running Elite
Replies: 26
Views: 9828

Re: BBC Micro emulator running Elite

Can someone get a video of David Braben playing this
by Paul Webster
Tue Mar 20, 2012 7:18 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: The current state of delivery
Replies: 12
Views: 2227

Re: The current state of delivery

You did realise that this was just a table of terms and not your order history ... didn"t you?
by Paul Webster
Sat Mar 17, 2012 5:24 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Yet ANOTHER email from RS...
Replies: 20
Views: 2423

Re: Yet ANOTHER email from RS...

;( damn
Ah well - I know I"ll get one in the end.
by Paul Webster
Sat Mar 17, 2012 8:57 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Yet ANOTHER email from RS...
Replies: 20
Views: 2423

Re: Yet ANOTHER email from RS...

My hope (having not received one of these "congrats" emails is that they correlated my register of interest email address with the account that I created on their system the next day once things had cooled down ...
by Paul Webster
Thu Mar 15, 2012 1:04 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Just heard...
Replies: 12
Views: 1668

Re: Just heard...

Just had same email.
I presume it means that they will be getting their 4k+ devices in batches (ie not 10k shipped from China in one big batch) and will be notifying prospective customers in order ... and hopefully getting this email early means I"m in an early batch
by Paul Webster
Tue Mar 13, 2012 11:25 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Can paypal still be used?
Replies: 2
Views: 872

Re: Can paypal still be used?

RS say that they will take PayPal in the recent home page update here on RPi site
http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/826
by Paul Webster
Tue Mar 13, 2012 11:15 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Composite rca
Replies: 18
Views: 3785

Re: Composite rca

Thanks Dom.
I"ll suck it and see - or whatever the appropriate term should be - when the thing arrives.

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