VLC is not as unstable as you are experiencing it. There must be another cause for your problems. Remove all overclocking (except for the GPU).Bruce Crowthorne wrote: ↑Thu Jan 03, 2019 1:43 pmThanks guys.
My recordings are all SD, so I don't think I am putting a huge load on the GPU, plus it has the codec, so I am assuming that makes it's life easier.
So maybe just going for a 3B+ might be the answer.....
LTolledo - did you get any helpful ideas?
Maybe just going back to Kodi (OSMC) is the answer, I haven't reformatted that card so it is easy to switch back.
But it would be nice to have VLC and the desktop as my interface.
Bruce Crowthorne wrote: ↑Sat Jan 05, 2019 1:09 pmOK Next test.
I am now trying it on a RPi3B+ with an up to date standard Stretch build. It doesn't have the Codec (I only own one and I think it is tied to the hardware). I am running only the wired LAN and have the WLan switched off.
Also running my Python temperature programme and htop, but nothing else.
So it ran a 30 minute video basically OK, maybe a tiny bit "stuttery" at first, but perfectly acceptable (may be improved with the addition of the Codec?). Then it moved happily on to the next video as it should and played that fine! GREAT!!!
The CPU report on htop was about 125% but the load appeared to switch between the cores as expected. I assume that htop reports a percentage based on a single core? So that would mean potentially only using an average of 30% of the total available compute power? Does anyone on here know much about htop?
Memory is only 13% (same as the RPi3). Note I have not changed the GPU memory settings - that may be something else to try later. Temperature was about 46C at idle and 54C when running the video.
So that seems to be working fine. Maybe it just needs the extra compute power that the RPi3B+ offers or maybe the better networking (that probably seems more likely).
Next I'll order the codec and give it another try.
None of my RPis ever "crashes". But any RPi may seem to freeze if it is running out of memory and starts to swap. Sometimes it may take minutes before you can continue to work again. If you loose patience and pull the power plug, you will sooner or later destroy you file system or even the SD card.Bruce Crowthorne wrote: ↑Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:33 pmSo it has now been running well for a week - GREAT.
Very happy and in fact I am watching a recording right now.....
Only one word of caution.
It's really nice to use the GUI, and of course I started running other "stuff" on the GUI at the same time as watching a video on VLC - I was running a Python programme and updating numpy, and of course it crashed - but hey what do you expect, poor wee thing was running at 100% for a while and then crashed. No surprise, I was pushing my luck!
Still, very happy with the video performance.
PS How do I change the thread title to add a " - now FIXED"?