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by esbeeb
Sun Sep 15, 2019 4:45 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Pi4 64-bit raspbian kernel for testing - Focus on Pi4
Replies: 244
Views: 40593

Re: Pi4 64-bit raspbian kernel for testing - Focus on Pi4

Raspberry Pi Foundation could incentivize the discovery of more such performance gains (and shake out many new bugs in the transition to 64-bit) by offering a bounty of a new Raspberry Pi 4, 1GB model, with a power supply (a suitable rig for basic testing), shipped all-expenses paid, to any RPi 4-u...
by esbeeb
Sat Sep 14, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Pi4 64-bit raspbian kernel for testing - Focus on Pi4
Replies: 244
Views: 40593

Re: Pi4 64-bit raspbian kernel for testing - Focus on Pi4

Having played around with a debian arm64 container a bit, I've got to eat crow. Going from hardfp armv6 to Debian's armv7 binaries may not have been much of an improvement, but debian's arm64 binaries makes a much bigger difference than I would've expected - double-digit in some cases. Using deboot...
by esbeeb
Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Current, best encrypted IM/VOIP experience in Raspbian?
Replies: 4
Views: 2322

Re: Current, best encrypted IM/VOIP experience in Raspbian?

After taking a closer look at OMEMO support in both Pidgin and Gajim, it's still very early days. Meaning, probably an enormous hassle, and probably not worth trying at this time. Both Pidgin and Gajim seem to have sluggish development momentum. There is far more development momentum in a web-based ...
by esbeeb
Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Current, best encrypted IM/VOIP experience in Raspbian?
Replies: 4
Views: 2322

Re: GNU Ring might actually be performant on a Pi 3B+

WebRTC is easily made possible on the Pi with UV4L because UV4L implements WebRTC natively and can use hardware acceleration for both H264 decoding and encoding. I'll believe that once someone actually attests to, say, Jitsi Meet, performing well in Chromium on an RPi. I'm very skeptical that all t...
by esbeeb
Fri Jun 01, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Current, best encrypted IM/VOIP experience in Raspbian?
Replies: 4
Views: 2322

GNU Ring might actually be performant on a Pi 3B+

I think I can quite accurately answer several of my own questions, after some poking around. Pidgin is performant, but the best you can expect is text chat, encrypted with OMEMO. A past issue of MagPi did recommend Pidgin as the best chat client. See issue 59, "The PC challenge", search for "Pidgin"...
by esbeeb
Fri Jun 01, 2018 4:17 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Current, best encrypted IM/VOIP experience in Raspbian?
Replies: 4
Views: 2322

Current, best encrypted IM/VOIP experience in Raspbian?

Hello Everyone, Can anyone post anecdotes of success stories using various Instant Messaging apps? I'm interested in knowing the best IM or VOIP experience available today in Raspbian (say, on a Pi 3B+, with a normal monitor, keyboard and mouse, plus "normal" internet connection). And I'm referring ...
by esbeeb
Sun Nov 19, 2017 5:37 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Wire instant messaging client?
Replies: 0
Views: 444

Wire instant messaging client?

The source code for Wire is here.

Has anyone successfully compiled and run Wire on a Raspberry Pi 3? Does everything work as expected?
by esbeeb
Tue Dec 08, 2015 2:14 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Raspbian Jessie Vs. Ubuntu MATE on the Pi 2
Replies: 1
Views: 22201

Raspbian Jessie Vs. Ubuntu MATE on the Pi 2

The latest episode of Linux Luddites ( ep. 65 ) has a 20-minute review of Ubuntu MATE for the Pi 2 , where they compare it to Raspbian Jesse. I enjoyed their insights, and I've become a fan of their show. Note: One of their hosts, Joe Ressington , also does " The Pi Podcast ". Spoilers ( you've been...
by esbeeb
Sat Dec 05, 2015 8:21 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Best video playback resolutions, framerates, codecs, format
Replies: 18
Views: 23272

Re: Best video playback resolutions, framerates, codecs, for

When it comes to installing one of the three omxplayer GUI frontends, only one of them seems to come as any sort of Debian package (for Raspbian) at present. This would be omxplayergui (which is included when you install the "kweb" package). Once you install the "kweb" package, then omxplayergui app...
by esbeeb
Sat Dec 05, 2015 3:59 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Best video playback resolutions, framerates, codecs, format
Replies: 18
Views: 23272

Re: Best video playback resolutions, framerates, codecs, for

I still have to see full HD movies playing without problems across a WiFi connection. Good to know! So we could probably assume that local storage (or perhaps wired ethernet) is best for HD video, then. I look forward to more anecdotes about this. None of the kodi-15 releases I have tested runs ful...
by esbeeb
Sat Dec 05, 2015 3:53 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Best video playback resolutions, framerates, codecs, format
Replies: 18
Views: 23272

Re: Best video playback resolutions, framerates, codecs, for

Here's another Youtube video showing video playback in Kodi: " Raspberry Pi ZERO Review + KODI Video " Fast-forward in to 2:50. At first he gets bad lag in the video, then he adjusts his wifi dongle for better reception, then he gets flawless, smooth video. I'm convinced (that it was wifi to blame, ...
by esbeeb
Sat Dec 05, 2015 1:07 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Best video playback resolutions, framerates, codecs, format
Replies: 18
Views: 23272

Re: Best video playback resolutions, framerates, codecs, for

Here's a Youtube Video showing Kodi on the Pi Zero: " Kodi on the $5 Raspberry Pi Zero " When he plays Big Buck Bunny (fast-forward in to 7:45) , it's not totally smooth looking, however he is playing the video over SMB, so the ancient SMB protocol, or his wifi connection might also introduce glitch...
by esbeeb
Mon Nov 30, 2015 11:35 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Best video playback resolutions, framerates, codecs, format
Replies: 18
Views: 23272

Re: Best video playback resolutions, framerates, codecs, for

Thanks everyone! :D

I'm blown away by how the $5 Pi Zero will also have this same HD video playback capability (as I recently heard from the LinuxLuddites, in Ep. 64), as the Pi Zero's SoC is the same as the one on the Pi 1 Model A+ and B+.
by esbeeb
Sat Nov 28, 2015 9:44 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Best video playback resolutions, framerates, codecs, format
Replies: 18
Views: 23272

Re: Best video playback resolutions, framerates, codecs, for

That is so intensely cool! :D I also trust the new Pi Zero has this exact same GPU goodness as well? ;) Much appreciated for all the hard work by the Pi Towers team!! I love it when the software and hardware work in such harmony. This kind of "automagical" goodness seems to me to be quite rare in th...
by esbeeb
Sat Nov 28, 2015 5:58 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Best video playback resolutions, framerates, codecs, format
Replies: 18
Views: 23272

Re: Best video playback resolutions, framerates, codecs, for

...GPU Frequency overclocked to 500 MHz (works on all my Pis). :D Did you overclock your GPU by editing /boot/config.txt? Or was there a more menu-based way? Did you overclock your CPU and RAM as well? What temp do your Pis get during extended HD playback (and I'm assuming the room is "room tempera...
by esbeeb
Sat Nov 28, 2015 5:40 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: about omx player
Replies: 17
Views: 7357

Re: about omx player

In the Youtube vid, when the word "Dreamworks" began slowly scrolling across (in giant letters taking up the whole window), I could see a pattern of slight "jerkiness". Can I ask what the native resolution, framerate, and video codec/file format type that file was? And what, prey tell, was the maxi...
by esbeeb
Sat Nov 28, 2015 5:36 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Best video playback resolutions, framerates, codecs, format
Replies: 18
Views: 23272

Best video playback resolutions, framerates, codecs, format

After watching a youtube video showing video playback within Raspbian Jesse (linked to from this discussion ), I noticing a pattern of "stuttering" (notice the part where the large word "Dreamworks" scrolls by slowly). It made me wonder, when using any of the omxplayer GUI frontends ( TBOPlayer , om...
by esbeeb
Sat Nov 28, 2015 12:42 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: about omx player
Replies: 17
Views: 7357

Re: about omx player

You can use Ubeify [...] There's a demo video of me doing just this here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_KwBLSyYKG4 Thanks for the replies, everyone, and thanks for the Youtube video link. In the Youtube vid, when the word "Dreamworks" began slowly scrolling across (in giant letters taking up the...
by esbeeb
Mon Nov 23, 2015 6:37 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: about omx player
Replies: 17
Views: 7357

Re: about omx player

Hopefully over time, more and more commonly known Multimedia apps will have plugins/add-ons/extensions/modules/whatever written that transparently use omxplayer in the background. I'm no coder myself, but I look forward to the day when apps such as these can seamlessly use omxplayer: - Firefox - Mid...
by esbeeb
Mon Nov 02, 2015 11:56 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Youtube through Minitube 2.2 or 2.5 in Raspbian Jessie?
Replies: 5
Views: 3238

Re: Youtube through Minitube 2.2 or 2.5 in Raspbian Jessie?

fruitoftheloom wrote:Posting instructions for an unsupported OS can cause issues
OK, fair enough, you've got me there. I'll stop doing this.
by esbeeb
Sun Nov 01, 2015 12:07 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Youtube through Minitube 2.2 or 2.5 in Raspbian Jessie?
Replies: 5
Views: 3238

Re: Youtube through Minitube 2.2 or 2.5 in Raspbian Jessie?

Sorry, but you are really mixing things up. X-Org HW acceleration has nothing to do with HW acceleration of video decoding (and encoding), just with 2D/3D graphics. Thanks for clarifying. In fact, the use of HW acceleration for video is not very common yet on most desktop i686 systems, but much mor...
by esbeeb
Sat Oct 31, 2015 3:02 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Navigate with Tor
Replies: 12
Views: 2794

Re: torsocks seems to be preferable to torify

Do you not have Raspbian Jessie running on a RPi2B or even a RPi1 :?: I used to have access to an RPi1 (which I played with a lot, and made many forum posts with respect to), but it's long gone now. Surely it is better to post relevant instructions to an Operating System which is supported on both ...
by esbeeb
Sat Oct 31, 2015 2:00 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Youtube through Minitube 2.2 or 2.5 in Raspbian Jessie?
Replies: 5
Views: 3238

ARM multimedia curse?

OmxPlayer is the only Media Player Hardware Accelerated. OK, can somebody please explain why video hardware acceleration has to be built-in on an app-by-app basis on the Pi (or on any ARM SBC, it would seem)? I'm much more accustomed to how things work on the i386 or amd64 architectures, where once...
by esbeeb
Sat Oct 31, 2015 1:07 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Navigate with Tor
Replies: 12
Views: 2794

torsocks seems to be preferable to torify

After reading this , I somewhat learned the difference between the "torify" and "torsocks" commands. @Nicca, I think I have a minimal procedure here which may interest you, as it uses " torsocks " instead of "torify" (which seems to be safer or more appropriate than "torify", and I'm not exactly sur...
by esbeeb
Sat Oct 31, 2015 12:31 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Navigate with Tor
Replies: 12
Views: 2794

Re: Navigate with Tor

Ok, i have find solution, i use torify, it work with Lynx browser. Kudos! :D I'm curious how you did it. Can you post the minimal steps needed to implement your solution? I ask because "apt-cache search torify" turns up nothing for me, and I don't see any software package called "torify" here . Sur...

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