for those of you who might have read this post.. I found it.. works now. I did not have
the plastic clamp pushed all the way down on the ribbon cable .. amazing that it
would cause this kind of error ... so symptom need hdmi display plugged in ..
check ribbon cable .. even though camera lights up .. still would like to know how
to turn off light..
I got my camera last week and it ran ok... I've been using the streaming option of raspivid with great success .. but today after I put on the latest updates via apt-get upgrade I can only stream IF the pi has an HDMI screen plugged into it...here is where I am software wise ..
Linux raspberrypi 3.6.11+ #456 PREEMPT Mon May 20 17:42:15 BST 2013 armv6l GNU/Linux
here is the command I am using ..
raspivid -b 5000000 -t 999999 --verbose -w 1280 -h 720 -o - | nc 192.168.1.129 5001
on my mac I am using
nc -l 5001 | mplayer -fps 31 -cache 1024 -flip -
this is on a raspberry pi model A
again it still works but only if I have an HDMI display plugged in ..
this is also happening @ #452 of the software .. I used another card .. same thing now..
here is what my log on the apple looks like when it works..
Opening video decoder: [ffmpeg] FFmpeg's libavcodec codec family
libavcodec version 54.23.100 (internal)
Selected video codec: [ffh264] vfm: ffmpeg (FFmpeg H.264)
Audio: no sound
FPS forced to be 31.000 (ftime: 0.032).
Unsupported PixelFormat 61
Unsupported PixelFormat 53
Unsupported PixelFormat 81
Could not find matching colorspace - retrying with -vf scale...
Opening video filter: [scale]
Opening video filter: [flip]
Movie-Aspect is undefined - no prescaling applied.
[swscaler @ 0x1103d60c0]BICUBIC scaler, from yuv420p to yuyv422 using MMX2
Opening video filter: [expand]
Expand: -1 x -1, -1 ; -1, osd: 0, aspect: 0.000000, round: 1
VO: [corevideo] 1280x720 => 1280x720 Packed YUY2
[ASPECT] Warning: No suitable new res found!
V: 0.0 60/ 60 63% 34% 0.0% 0 0 4%
my config.txt file has these lines in it..
[email protected] /boot $ cat config.txt
Any help would be appreciated or if you need more info just let me know
and if anyone knows how to turn off the camera that would be good too because I am running
this on a unibat battery (I chose the model a for low power consumption) and I am sure when
the camera light is on it is drawing power..