simon1974
Posts: 48
Joined: Mon Jan 22, 2018 7:08 pm

trouble installing lightshowpi

Fri Mar 30, 2018 11:16 am

hi all
i have managed to download lightshowpi on lightshow.org suing git and zip which downloaded ok but would not install as it came up with message which was to quick to see but went into the install.log and it says that there is a problem with ffmpeg.

any ideas

simon1974
Posts: 48
Joined: Mon Jan 22, 2018 7:08 pm

Re: trouble installing lightshowpi

Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:06 pm

I have managed to install lightshowpi but just wondering how open the program so I can do some coding

texy
Forum Moderator
Forum Moderator
Posts: 5160
Joined: Sat Mar 03, 2012 10:59 am
Location: Berkshire, England

Re: trouble installing lightshowpi

Sat Mar 31, 2018 6:17 pm

I deleted your other duplicate thread - if you don't feel you posted a question in the right place, please raise a report asking for a moderator to move it.
Thanks,
Texy
Various male/female 40- and 26-way GPIO header for sale here ( IDEAL FOR YOUR PiZero ):
https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=93&t=147682#p971555

User avatar
B.Goode
Posts: 8987
Joined: Mon Sep 01, 2014 4:03 pm
Location: UK

Re: trouble installing lightshowpi

Sat Mar 31, 2018 10:05 pm

simon1974 wrote:
Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:06 pm
I have managed to install lightshowpi but just wondering how open the program so I can do some coding
Have you followed the 'Configure and Test' documentation?

http://lightshowpi.org/configuring-and- ... -hardware/

Since this is a very specialised software application maybe you would get better informed support from their own support forum which seems to be hosted on Google Plus?

simon1974
Posts: 48
Joined: Mon Jan 22, 2018 7:08 pm

Re: trouble installing lightshowpi

Mon Apr 02, 2018 8:22 am

I have tested the hardware using the link and that worked fine
I have posted a message on the lightshowpi page on Google plus with no response yet

I have put some music in the music folder in lightshowpi and followed the instructions to get the music to play and nothing happened

User avatar
B.Goode
Posts: 8987
Joined: Mon Sep 01, 2014 4:03 pm
Location: UK

Re: trouble installing lightshowpi

Mon Apr 02, 2018 9:57 am

Have you tested your setup as described here:

http://lightshowpi.org/play-music/

Did the "deck the halls" sample play?

If not:
Did the lightshow part of that script run as described?
Does that sample MP3 exist in the location specified?
Have you checked the basic audio setup of your RPi using the Raspberry Pi Foundation documentation here: https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentati ... /README.md

simon1974
Posts: 48
Joined: Mon Jan 22, 2018 7:08 pm

Re: trouble installing lightshowpi

Mon Apr 02, 2018 10:33 am

I have managed to get the sound to play and lights flash to the examples now I have to work out how to get all 16 channels working and add my own music which is easy enough but have to convert them to mp3 as iTunes converts them to mp4

Return to “General discussion”