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by JFamily
Fri Jan 06, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: Learn C or Python first?
Replies: 29
Views: 7508

Re: Learn C or Python first?

I started with Fortran 77 (anyone remembers that?) then moved onto C (Kernighan & Ritchie) ... ultimately I ended up using Matlab more than any others. Now, as others have said on here, C is a very 'low-level' programming language, in the sense that you can do bit/byte level manipulation, accessing...
by JFamily
Fri Jan 06, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: Learn C or Python first?
Replies: 29
Views: 7508

Re: Learn C or Python first?

Funny, I would say things are the other way around: C is the more basic and low level language and Python is the high level language that will get you going a lot faster than C does in terms of programming effort (number of programming instructions/program lines). Python will take care of a lot of ...
by JFamily
Fri Jan 06, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: Learn C or Python first?
Replies: 29
Views: 7508

Learn C or Python first?

Hello, I'm interested in getting back to programming. My history has always been with web development, the languages I've learned (several years ago) are: (x)HTML(5.0)/CSS, PHP, SQL, and javascript (very basic). I want to learn both C and Python, I just don't know which one I should start with so I'...
by JFamily
Wed Jan 04, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: How to stream Pi audio over the internet?
Replies: 12
Views: 10231

Re: How to stream Pi audio over the internet?

Create a file named .asoundrc in your home directory and paste this into it: What do you mean by home directory??? can you tell my that please If you open the terminal or freshly log in to the device via PuTTy, you are in the home directory. If you ever need to get back to the home directory, you c...
by JFamily
Tue Nov 15, 2016 10:58 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Kiosk mode
Replies: 2
Views: 1029

Re: Kiosk mode

by JFamily
Wed Jul 27, 2016 2:26 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Yet Another PiNES, But Extra
Replies: 9
Views: 2558

Re: Yet Another PiNES, But Extra

This is one of the more interesting builds I've seen/read about. I would love to see the final product with everything put together. Internal and external pics please!
by JFamily
Wed Feb 03, 2016 1:13 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: [G] Ultimate (Raspbian) Media Center Setup (Jessie + Kodi)
Replies: 4
Views: 5400

Re: [G] Ultimate Media Center Setup (JessieLite + Kodi)

Or just download and burn an image of OpenElec or OSMC to the card and have a configured, optimised, streamlined and dedicated Kodi install straight out of the box in one easy process that takes all of 5-10 minutes, most of which being the card-writing. That's fine and dandy if that's what you're a...
by JFamily
Tue Feb 02, 2016 2:35 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: [G] Ultimate (Raspbian) Media Center Setup (Jessie + Kodi)
Replies: 4
Views: 5400

[G] Ultimate (Raspbian) Media Center Setup (Jessie + Kodi)

I've been dead set on making my RaspberryPi 2 a permanent media center solution. It's a beautiful little device that replaced a $600+ system and allowed it to have a more important life. My current setup to give you an idea of what you need: Desktop Computer w/ 4TB storage hard drive for media (Mine...
by JFamily
Mon Jan 11, 2016 5:50 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Turning a Cheap Portable DVD Player into A RPi Netbook
Replies: 5
Views: 2537

Re: Turning a Cheap Portable DVD Player into A RPi Netbook

Just yesterday I was trying to turn my kids' broken portable dvd player into a case for my RaspberryPi 2 and a 3.5" hard drive. I ended up scrapping the whole thing because I couldn't get it to fit back together without a significant amount of tape and ugliness. And I wanted to be able to lift the l...
by JFamily
Tue Dec 08, 2015 11:22 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: How to optimize my MediaPi?
Replies: 16
Views: 5015

Re: How to optimize my MediaPi?

And yes, running any system from HDD gives a great improvement in speed and reliability. Only people who never tried that can claim the opposite. Ever tried to compile kodi on a SD card? It takes a little bit more than an hour on a Pi2 using 3 cores and running from HDD. Everything needing lots of ...
by JFamily
Tue Dec 08, 2015 2:23 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: How to optimize my MediaPi?
Replies: 16
Views: 5015

Re: How to optimize my MediaPi?

I didn't see this information in your original post but what type of file are you trying to play. If you are using MPEG files, have you purchased and installed the MPEG2 codec from the foundation and installed the key in your config.txt file? - Barry The last video I tried to play that gave me prob...
by JFamily
Mon Dec 07, 2015 10:55 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: How to optimize my MediaPi?
Replies: 16
Views: 5015

Re: How to optimize my MediaPi?

Your best bet would be to isolate the problem - is it the network or the pi? Can you copy a media file to a usb stick & play that without problems on the Pi? I have no doubt that it is the Pi unless I'm trying to stream something of 1080 quality and then it's absolutely the network. As long as I ke...
by JFamily
Mon Dec 07, 2015 5:26 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: How to optimize my MediaPi?
Replies: 16
Views: 5015

Re: How to optimize my MediaPi?

I've tried both. I like having the ability to close Kodi and have a full OS to work with. I thought OSMC would be the best for the reasons you described (apt-get) but it didn't really measure up to what I want out of it. I like having the option to close kodi and have a full web browser available. I...
by JFamily
Mon Dec 07, 2015 4:23 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: How to optimize my MediaPi?
Replies: 16
Views: 5015

Re: How to optimize my MediaPi?

Thank you gdkreidl, The media is shared via samba. In Kodi, sources are setup to point to smb://192.168.0.10/movies /tvshows, etc. We access the folder's directly instead of using Kodi's library system by editing the home screen options to point to favorites I created that are linked to the smb:// d...
by JFamily
Mon Dec 07, 2015 3:05 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: How to optimize my MediaPi?
Replies: 16
Views: 5015

How to optimize my MediaPi?

I'm trying to find a way to improve the performance of my RasPi. It's running raspbian jessie w/ Kodi (gkreidl) on a SanDisk Ultra 8GB Class 10. All content is streamed from my main computer via a 100% wired network. For the most part everything is pretty good. However, certain films are very glitch...
by JFamily
Mon Oct 05, 2015 11:49 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Kodi 15/16/17 Packages for Raspbian
Replies: 745
Views: 567387

Re: Kodi 15.1 Debian package for Raspbian on RPi 2

Alrighty, so I reinstalled Jessie again just to be certain everything was clean and fresh for your usage. These are the exact steps I followed, I know the first several lines aren't entirely necessary for you but anyway: 1. Format SD card with SDFormatter 2. extract 2015-09-24-raspbian-jessie.zip 3....
by JFamily
Mon Oct 05, 2015 9:01 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Kodi 15/16/17 Packages for Raspbian
Replies: 745
Views: 567387

Re: Kodi 15.1 Debian package for Raspbian on RPi 2

I'm sorry, probably wasn't entirely clear. When it was installed successfully, I was running Wheezy. After installing it on Jessie, the ./install script gave me: pi@Media-Pi ~/Downloads/kodi-15 $ sudo ./install Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done ...
by JFamily
Mon Oct 05, 2015 6:43 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Kodi 15/16/17 Packages for Raspbian
Replies: 745
Views: 567387

Re: Kodi 15.1 Debian package for Raspbian on RPi 2

pi@Media-Pi ~/Downloads/kodi-15 $ sudo dpkg -i kodi_15.1-150901-3_armhf.deb Selecting previously unselected package kodi. (Reading database ... 117038 files and directories currently installed.) Preparing to unpack kodi_15.1-150901-3_armhf.deb ... Unpacking kodi (15.1-150901-3) ... dpkg: dependency...
by JFamily
Mon Oct 05, 2015 6:29 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Kodi 15/16/17 Packages for Raspbian
Replies: 745
Views: 567387

Re: Kodi 15.1 Debian package for Raspbian on RPi 2

Neither exist
by JFamily
Mon Oct 05, 2015 6:06 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Kodi 15/16/17 Packages for Raspbian
Replies: 745
Views: 567387

Re: Kodi 15.1 Debian package for Raspbian on RPi 2

Could you first check if the directory /usr/local/bin does exist? It might be missing on a fresh Jessie installation. If not, run (from the kodi-15 folder): sudo mkdir /usr/local/bin sudo cp startkodi /usr/local/bin That might fix it. I can't speak for the Foundation but I suppose that we'll get a ...
by JFamily
Mon Oct 05, 2015 5:46 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Kodi 15/16/17 Packages for Raspbian
Replies: 745
Views: 567387

Re: Kodi 15.1 Debian package for Raspbian on RPi 2

First off, I want to say thank you gkreidl for your work here! I've used this package for around a month now running wheezy with no complaints. My wife hates that I turned our media center into a tiny box running linux. Ever since I found your package and set it up, she has been more than pleased. S...
by JFamily
Sat Sep 26, 2015 10:52 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: Streaming audio to another device?
Replies: 1
Views: 696

Re: Streaming audio to another device?

Cant be done I suppose? edit: broke down and began writing a website to accomplish this. haven't coded in several (10+) years. During my research I actually found what should do the trick. Incase anyone else is interested, it is http://ampache.org/ I guess I wasn't phrasing my searches correctly, so...
by JFamily
Sat Sep 19, 2015 2:41 am
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: Streaming audio to another device?
Replies: 1
Views: 696

Streaming audio to another device?

So far, I have my Pi2B running raspbian with kodi and kweb so we can watch our movies, tv shows and youtube. It uses smb shares for my local media. I've recently been offered a job which has me working from home 80% of the time. They provide a laptop to do my work with. I cannot install additional p...
by JFamily
Thu Aug 13, 2015 3:28 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Logitech Wireless Touch Keyboard K400: Does it work for you?
Replies: 97
Views: 114712

Re: Logitech Wireless Touch Keyboard K400: Does it work for

I've been using this keyboard for nearly 2 years on my windows media pc with no issues. Seriously, just changed the batteries for the first time last week. It is a very durable keyboard, we've knocked it off the couch or tables more than we could count. That said, the right click button has become v...
by JFamily
Wed Aug 12, 2015 3:01 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Yet Another Automount Thread
Replies: 9
Views: 1301

Re: Yet Another Automount Thread

So just to be clear, you recommend that I dont do it in rc.local or fstab unless all attempts of hijacking the login fails? If that fails, I should try rc.local but only when I'm 100% certain the script will run (if I understand correctly, rc.local can break the boot process). I believe I read a bit...

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