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by Wurlitzer28
Wed Jun 06, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Replacement for Visual Basic. Is this possible? If so best program to use
Replies: 9
Views: 862

Re: Replacement for Visual Basic. Is this possible? If so best program to use

Thanks for all the great replies: I'd like to address a few. This thread points out a general problem, that of proprietary language processors and why one shouldn't use them. It's a trap to keep you on a particular platform. True but I never felt trapped by VB6 as in my corporate life Windows was th...
by Wurlitzer28
Tue Jun 05, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Replacement for Visual Basic. Is this possible? If so best program to use
Replies: 9
Views: 862

Re: Is this possible? If so best program to use.

Thanks for all the quick replies. I'll research these suggestions.

Loved VB6 in the Windows world as it never failed me but fully realize it is unlikely it would ever work in the RPi world. If I can get the GUI right the RPi & SQLite would seem a great combination.
by Wurlitzer28
Tue Jun 05, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Replacement for Visual Basic. Is this possible? If so best program to use
Replies: 9
Views: 862

Replacement for Visual Basic. Is this possible? If so best program to use

I have written, in the Windows world, a VB program which does the following: 1) Reads a MS Access DB which contains a way to locate and display 2 ".JPG" files side by side NOTE: These files are 650 x 850 and approx 250KB in size. There are approx 2,000 .jpg files < .75GB total. 2) Allows the placeme...
by Wurlitzer28
Wed Feb 22, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Practicality of OTA PVR
Replies: 37
Views: 23424

Re: Practicality of OTA PVR

oldtechie I'd love to have a copy of your SD card [if it had been for a RPi 3] for that configuration or at least a blow by blow of what was required. I've had to give up [at least until I get another SD card to test] using the RPi 3 as none of my KODI Clients will work anymore with the .ts file for...
by Wurlitzer28
Mon Feb 20, 2017 10:51 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Practicality of OTA PVR
Replies: 37
Views: 23424

Re: Practicality of OTA PVR

Thanks Kenbud! I'll get another SD card and try LibreElec on the RPi that is currently running OSMC. I had to go back to WMC/ServerWMC to get a semi-workable solution and good EPG but live TV and or Recorded OTA is such an unstable environment. Even today, on my Nvidia Shield, Live Channels did an u...
by Wurlitzer28
Thu Feb 16, 2017 3:07 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Practicality of OTA PVR
Replies: 37
Views: 23424

Re: Practicality of OTA PVR

HiroProtagonist all mentions of Server, other than my backup WMC/ServerWMC are one in the same. I only have one Raspberry Pi server with OSMC & KODI [not used but loaded at boot] running TV Headend/backend. If I understood Linux better I would just stop KODI from booting. It took me so long to get i...
by Wurlitzer28
Tue Feb 14, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Practicality of OTA PVR
Replies: 37
Views: 23424

Re: Practicality of OTA PVR

Thank you HiroProtagonist for your detailed post. I will implement your suggestions and get back to this thread. I do have the MPEG-2 License installed as long as the Krypton update did not change this. I will try to verify this. Again everything on 3 different platforms worked prior to Krypton. Is ...
by Wurlitzer28
Sat Feb 11, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Practicality of OTA PVR
Replies: 37
Views: 23424

Re: Practicality of OTA PVR

HiroProtagonist, I tried the MKV file format and all I got was audio and upon hitting "Enter" a second time, I got the CD icon + audio indicating KODI was treating this like a music CD. All 3 KODI Krypton systems [NVIDIA Shield, Raspberry Pi 3/LibreElec, Windows 7 64 bit] are experiencing the same i...
by Wurlitzer28
Sat Feb 11, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Practicality of OTA PVR
Replies: 37
Views: 23424

Re: Practicality of OTA PVR

HiroProtagonist thank you very much for the reply. I have set up a new recording profile using the MKV instead of the TS format. I had to temporarily switch back to ServerWMC as I could no longer view the TS format but I am now testing the MKV to see if KODI 17 can view them. I have given up on post...
by Wurlitzer28
Thu Feb 09, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Practicality of OTA PVR
Replies: 37
Views: 23424

Re: Practicality of OTA PVR

HiroProtagonist, good post with with some good suggestions. I do have my OSMC RPi 3 on wired ethernet. I can live without EPG, as it is obvious I don't have the Linux skills to follow the few bread crumbs on the web to set one up in the USA especially when so many bread crumbs are missing. Writing m...
by Wurlitzer28
Fri Feb 03, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Practicality of OTA PVR
Replies: 37
Views: 23424

Re: Practicality of OTA PVR

BuffaloFan, regarding the HD Homerun, no advantage IMO but given the problems I had your choice may be better. I selected them because they were going to have a PVR app and if it had worked [$60 I think] it would be great. They have a version which runs on the NVIDIA Shield and in all honesty I don'...
by Wurlitzer28
Fri Feb 03, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Practicality of OTA PVR
Replies: 37
Views: 23424

Re: Practicality of OTA PVR

BuffaloFan regarding what to load. With LibreElec you just download the package from their web site onto your PC Win/Mac and follow their directions to write it to an SD card for the RPi. LibreElec comes with KODI and contains both the TVHeadend client and the TVHeadend/backend but I was never able ...
by Wurlitzer28
Fri Feb 03, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Practicality of OTA PVR
Replies: 37
Views: 23424

Re: Practicality of OTA PVR

BuffaloFan [Not from Western NY are you???] If you plan on using TVHeadend I would suggest starting with this video [and subscribing to his YouTube Channel] as I was able to get TV Headend running by watching, pausing, watching, pausing..... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Y-E4sQSb94 Ronnie Bailey ...
by Wurlitzer28
Fri Feb 03, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Practicality of OTA PVR
Replies: 37
Views: 23424

Re: Practicality of OTA PVR

How much work is required????? Here is my experience with 3 KODI clients, NVIDIA Shield, RPi 3, Win 7 laptop. Well lets say in my installation, had Live TV/PVR been the first thing I tried to set up in Kodi I would have never had Kodi. I am using an HD Homerun Extend tuner for OTA channels [7 all wi...
by Wurlitzer28
Mon Jan 02, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Practicality of OTA PVR
Replies: 37
Views: 23424

Re: Practicality of OTA PVR

Finally got TVHeadend/backend to record to my NAS device with OSMC. For whatever reason this works much better than TVHeadend/backend under LibreElec which is great for everything but a PVR Server in my installation, YMMV and most likely will be better. I did have to create the directory /home/osmc/...
by Wurlitzer28
Sun Dec 11, 2016 9:43 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Practicality of OTA PVR
Replies: 37
Views: 23424

Re: Practicality of OTA PVR

sumatra, thank you very much for your detailed reply. My CPU utilization, like yours, was quite low, usually well under 30% for 1 cpu while the others did not have much at all. Remembering of course that in my configuration, KODI was running on the device that I was attempting to make a server, even...
by Wurlitzer28
Sun Dec 11, 2016 3:08 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Practicality of OTA PVR
Replies: 37
Views: 23424

Re: Practicality of OTA PVR

I see this is an older thread but it does apply. I am in the USA if any of the following is effected by location. I have 2 RPi 3 KODI installations & 1 NVIDIA Shield KODI system. I have yet to be successful using the RPi to run TVHeadend/Backend for a simple 1 HDHomeRun Extend OTA tuner DVR applicat...
by Wurlitzer28
Fri Jan 02, 2015 4:54 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: adobe flash player with raspberry
Replies: 33
Views: 115190

Re: adobe flash player with raspberry

Very recent newbie to the LINUX/Raspberry PI world and have run into this Flash situation about 3 days and numerous hours of failed debugging ago. Getting through the vindictiveness of some posts this is a great thread especially for newcomers (and there will always be new newcomers). I have tried a...

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