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by Gadgetguy
Thu Feb 06, 2020 2:38 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: VLC testing
Replies: 78
Views: 8887

Re: VLC testing

Today I downloaded a video from German TV station "ARD". I was surprised to see that they now offer it in 1080p50 (non-interlaced) resolution. I tried to play it in VLC and only got a black screen (but heard the audio track). The message window shows lots of messages like mmal_codec error.............
by Gadgetguy
Mon Jan 27, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: STICKY: If you have a Raspberry Pi 4 and are getting bad speeds transferring data to/from USB3.0 SSDs, read this
Replies: 81
Views: 53414

Re: STICKY: If you have a Raspberry Pi 4 and are getting bad speeds transferring data to/from USB3.0 SSDs, read this

I have a QNINE M.2 NGFF Portable SSD Enclosure USB3.0 Case, SATA https://www.amazon.ca/QNINE-Portable-Enclosure-Converter-External/dp/B06VWC158P used to enclose and connect a 32gb kingdian m.2 ssd. to the usb 3 port on my pi4. The enclosure shows as JMicron Technology Corp. Vendor id 152d part id 15...
by Gadgetguy
Sat Jan 25, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: raspbian vlc performance
Replies: 3
Views: 209

Re: raspbian vlc performance

Guenter. you have enlightened me !! I have been selecting vlc video ouput as x11 (xcb) seemingly without performance penaltly. I guess I hadn't noticed because I am not sure I have any local video files that are 60 or even 50 fps and vlc plays online youtube at 720 or less. Sure enough when I downlo...
by Gadgetguy
Sat Jan 25, 2020 12:51 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: raspbian vlc performance
Replies: 3
Views: 209

Re: raspbian vlc performance

Under tools/preferences/video/output which video output have you selected? In order to get hardware acceleration with the h264 codec you would either have to select mmal x11 splitter for raspberry pi or alternatively x11 video output (xcb). Although some might disagree I prefer the latter alternativ...
by Gadgetguy
Fri Jan 24, 2020 3:58 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Pi freezing when plugging in a new SSD
Replies: 15
Views: 762

Re: Pi freezing when plugging in a new SSD

I too encountered problems when I plugged my ssd and enclosure (via a long usb 3 extender cable )into the pi 4 usb 3 port. I already had a pre-existing usb 2 flash drive plugged into the other usb 3 port and two wireless dongles in the 2 usb ports, one for keyboard the other for mouse. Upon plugging...
by Gadgetguy
Fri Jan 24, 2020 1:58 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: recent vlc updates
Replies: 9
Views: 898

Re: recent vlc updates

vlcs’s functionality can be enhanced by various add-ons. Three that I find particularly useful are: youtube.lua at https://github.com/videolan/vlc/blob/master/share/lua/playlist/youtube.lua Youtube playlist addon at: https://addons.videolan.org/p/1344170/ and TuneIn Radio addon at: https://addons.v...
by Gadgetguy
Thu Jan 16, 2020 12:31 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: recent vlc updates
Replies: 9
Views: 898

Re: recent vlc updates

ktb said: Why don't you check which versions of the packages you have installed?....))) Thanks very much- very useful information. The versions of these three programs that I acquired while in the untested repository were indeed exactly the same as the versions uploaded to the stable repository on J...
by Gadgetguy
Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: [solved] mplayer stopped working after latest ffmpeg update
Replies: 22
Views: 1801

Re: mplayer stopped working after latest ffmpeg update

Since youtube changes its code from time to time and since smplayer can make use of either its own internal youtube code or the youtube-dl utilty( it's own internal code is quicker) it is nice to know that there is an updated stable armhf version available for easy download in debians bullsye reposi...
by Gadgetguy
Sun Jan 12, 2020 1:54 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: recent vlc updates
Replies: 9
Views: 898

Re: recent vlc updates

In other words and perhaps I am flogging a dead horse but to be more explicit would the updates to vlc, ffmpeg, and chromium have been finalized in testing before they were uploaded to the stable repository ie did I get the very same updates while I was in testing
by Gadgetguy
Sat Jan 11, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: recent vlc updates
Replies: 9
Views: 898

Re: recent vlc updates

Checking the raspbian buster repository I see the vlc updates to version 3.08 occured on January 8, 2020. Would they be exactly the same 3.08 updates I received while in the testing repository? I ask because my vlc 3.08 updates that came through while in the testing repository did have a few minor f...
by Gadgetguy
Sat Jan 11, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: recent vlc updates
Replies: 9
Views: 898

recent vlc updates

I note on the forum that several people have referred to updates to vlc that have occured in the last few days. I just updated my system each of the last few days and updates to vlc have not shown up. I suspect that is because I had added raspian untested to my source repositories earlier back in De...
by Gadgetguy
Fri Jan 10, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: [solved] mplayer stopped working after latest ffmpeg update
Replies: 22
Views: 1801

Re: mplayer stopped working after latest ffmpeg update

Its funny I just posted a reply which seems to have vanished into the ether so I will try again. As you are no doubt aware the version of ffmpeg in Raspbian's buster repository is not stock debian but has been compiled specifically for the Raspberry Pi and you will note that in its configuration it ...
by Gadgetguy
Tue Jan 07, 2020 3:40 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Avidemux on Raspberry Pi in Raspbian (Debian Buster)
Replies: 6
Views: 444

Re: Avidemux on Raspberry Pi in Raspbian (Debian Buster)

Smart rendering means, that you can cut at any frame. This means, that small parts of the video have to reencoded (but not the whole video). One example: Cutting ads from TV recordings. To get a seamless cut, you need smart rendering - or you have to reencode everything. Older versions of Avidemux ...
by Gadgetguy
Mon Jan 06, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Avidemux on Raspberry Pi in Raspbian (Debian Buster)
Replies: 6
Views: 444

Re: Avidemux on Raspberry Pi in Raspbian (Debian Buster)

Does this version of avidemux support smart rendering? And if so, for which codecs? HI Guenter , I am away from my pi for a while and I will try to check when i get a chance. I cut a few videos mp4's not avi's in copy mode at intra frame points. In the menu i could have specified next frame rather ...
by Gadgetguy
Mon Jan 06, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Avidemux on Raspberry Pi in Raspbian (Debian Buster)
Replies: 6
Views: 444

Re: Avidemux on Raspberry Pi in Raspbian (Debian Buster)

Thanks very much for posting instructions on installing avidemux on the raspberry pi. It has been working flawlessly for me. I compiled my own debs per your instructions It is particularly useful for instantaneously correcting audio/video sync problems without trans coding. cutting out a portion of ...
by Gadgetguy
Mon Jan 06, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: GIANT UPDATE: Build FFmpeg and mpv – Automatically in 54 Minutes!
Replies: 243
Views: 129923

Re: GIANT UPDATE: Build FFmpeg and mpv – Automatically in 54 Minutes!

PS, @Gadgetguy are there instructions for installing and "connecting" smplayer and mpv ? See for a precompiled version that works: https://packages.debian.org/bullseye/smplayer and see : Smplayer some updated suggestions at https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=38&t=261217 Hope this he...
by Gadgetguy
Mon Jan 06, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: Smplayer some updated suggestions
Replies: 0
Views: 232

Smplayer some updated suggestions

As I have mentioned in previous posts on raspberry forums I believe smplayer as a gui for mpv media player enhances it’s utilty, efficiency and pleasure not only for the new raspberry pi 4 ( but also and particularly for Pi 2 and Pi 3 where to achieve hardware acceleration requires displaying video ...
by Gadgetguy
Tue Dec 24, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: GIANT UPDATE: Build FFmpeg and mpv – Automatically in 54 Minutes!
Replies: 243
Views: 129923

Re: GIANT UPDATE: Build FFmpeg and mpv – Automatically in 54 Minutes!

Sorry to bother but I just got the brand new Pi4. Is there already working script for Pi4 to get hardware accelerated video playback with mpv? If yes, then what instructions I should follow? Good news! On raspbian buster with the pi 4 you no longer have to compile ffmpeg or mpv. The repository vers...
by Gadgetguy
Sun Dec 22, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: VLC testing
Replies: 78
Views: 8887

Re: VLC testing

just to add a little more context mpv repository version via smplayer plays the aforementioned video without a glitch.
by Gadgetguy
Sun Dec 22, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: VLC testing
Replies: 78
Views: 8887

Re: VLC testing

Addenda so far with limited testing of apulse installed and audio out pulse no more crashes with vlc playing youtube videos.
adenda to addendas vlc just crashed
vlc with pulse enabled just crashed. alas!
by Gadgetguy
Sun Dec 22, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: VLC testing
Replies: 78
Views: 8887

Re: VLC testing

Addenda to my previous post. I ggogled : alsa error: cannot estimate delay: Broken pipe which yielded a plethora of results. Following a suggestion at: https://github.com/alexa-pi/AlexaPi/issues/265 by kis4karma I enabled pulse in vlc audio out . I had previously installed apulse a pulse emulator to...
by Gadgetguy
Sun Dec 22, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: VLC testing
Replies: 78
Views: 8887

Re: VLC testing

I downloaded vlc testing on December 11th as directed by changing the source repositories to testing which also brought updates to ffmpeg and chromium. This was for my 4b 4gb (acquired after the firmware updates that corrected overheating problems and which has been more or (occasionally) less a joy...
by Gadgetguy
Fri Dec 13, 2019 3:02 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: [Guide] Kodi on Raspbian Buster
Replies: 268
Views: 61990

Re: [Guide] Kodi on Raspbian Buster

Guys, I am getting Kodi freezed on exit like 80 percent of the time for last 14 days. The crashlog is not generated and I am forcing the Raspberry PI 4 to reboot so I don't need to unplug cable. Anyway it take quite a long time for reboot to kill Kodi and reboot. Any guide how to get the log or any...
by Gadgetguy
Wed Nov 06, 2019 2:30 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4 as a primary desktop computer?
Replies: 53
Views: 7199

Re: Raspberry Pi 4 as a primary desktop computer?

fladda wrote ".....The one think I've not worked out how to do on my PRi4 yet, is how to get an icon on the taskbar that takes me direct to the desktop (i.e. minimises all of the currently open windows)." Right click your taskbar, select "add" then select "minimize all windows " and move the icon to...
by Gadgetguy
Sun Sep 01, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: Recipe for hardware-accelerated mpv video player in Raspbian Buster using Raspberry Pi 3 !!!
Replies: 9
Views: 3749

Re: Recipe for hardware-accelerated mpv video player in Raspbian Buster using Raspberry Pi 3 !!!

jordiblanchcarles wrote: "Hello! I've tried to build and use your recipe for mpv in Buster and it seems to be working properly....." Thanks for the feedback ! When you say you experience a “glitch” in the audio at the beginning and end of a video/audio file is it some form of distortion or is a port...

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