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by gtechn
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Minecraft Bedrock edition on Pi?
Replies: 6
Views: 203

Re: Minecraft Bedrock edition on Pi?

Actually, according to the MagPi, there is a way to run Android on the Pi.
https://www.raspberrypi.org/magpi/android-raspberry-pi/
by gtechn
Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: When are people in the U.S. getting their Pi 4s?
Replies: 96
Views: 3183

Re: When are people in the U.S. getting their Pi 4s?

I personally don't have many "long-term" uses of the Pi. I just experiment a lot. And because I might use the same Pi for a variety of experiments, I always order what is top-of-the-line. (I don't have any Model As for this reason). I'm sure I'm not alone.
by gtechn
Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:51 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: When are people in the U.S. getting their Pi 4s?
Replies: 96
Views: 3183

Re: When are people in the U.S. getting their Pi 4s?

Hello, I have a few updates for everyone on this thread. element14 : Some people (including myself) noticed the date slipping from July 5, to 8, to 10, to 12, to 16... So, I talked to element14, and they said that they actually are getting a shipment in SEPTEMBER. The system is just automatically sh...
by gtechn
Fri Jul 05, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: When are people in the U.S. getting their Pi 4s?
Replies: 96
Views: 3183

Re: When are people in the U.S. getting their Pi 4s?

I'm in the US, and I bought the 4GB version about 14 hours or so after launch on Newark Element14. Shipping July 5 (today). I bought the official case and power supply from Chicago Electric Distributors. They have already arrived. UDPATE: Turns out that element14 does not have stock and will not hav...
by gtechn
Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Why doesn't the next Pi add...? Why doesn't the Pi 4 have...? The definitive debunking!
Replies: 68
Views: 2771

Re: Why doesn't the next Pi add...? Why doesn't the Pi 4 have...? The definitive debunking!

Simple, board space and power. At least stub one of the HDMI ports. Then use a pliers and pull the extra microHDMI off. Not a problem! Edit: Power? If you don't have any displays connected, you aren't using any power. Board Space? I would think that, if that mattered to you, those GPIO pins and USB...
by gtechn
Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Why doesn't the next Pi add...? Why doesn't the Pi 4 have...? The definitive debunking!
Replies: 68
Views: 2771

Re: Why doesn't the next Pi add...? Why doesn't the Pi 4 have...? The definitive debunking!

@jcyr Your post came off as so incredibly selfish and derogatory (you seriously think that the USB-C decision was because of the "lowest common denominator"? I assume you mean kids and first-timers.) And tropes, seriously? Just because it is a trope doesn't make it wrong or misguided - and I don't t...
by gtechn
Thu Jul 04, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Why doesn't the next Pi add...? Why doesn't the Pi 4 have...? The definitive debunking!
Replies: 68
Views: 2771

Re: Why doesn't the next Pi add...? Why doesn't the Pi 4 have...? The definitive debunking!

Added more commentary, a new section on why 64-bit Raspbian isn't a thing, and balanced opinion slightly.
by gtechn
Thu Jul 04, 2019 2:33 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Why doesn't the next Pi add...? Why doesn't the Pi 4 have...? The definitive debunking!
Replies: 68
Views: 2771

Re: Why doesn't the next Pi add...? Why doesn't the Pi 4 have...? The definitive debunking!

Interesting! I wonder if @jamesh could weigh in on why this would not have worked (probably cost, licensing fees, IP, board space, that sort of thing). Edit: I also wonder if this wasn't compatible with combining Power (3A!) and Display data. This might have been an unwieldy adapter that might not e...
by gtechn
Thu Jul 04, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Why doesn't the next Pi add...? Why doesn't the Pi 4 have...? The definitive debunking!
Replies: 68
Views: 2771

Re: Why doesn't the next Pi add...? Why doesn't the Pi 4 have...? The definitive debunking!

Man, some of these barrel jack stories are both hilarious and frightening. :o
I just added some more of the best commentary inline to the original post.
by gtechn
Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Why doesn't the next Pi add...? Why doesn't the Pi 4 have...? The definitive debunking!
Replies: 68
Views: 2771

Re: Why doesn't the next Pi add...? Why doesn't the Pi 4 have...? The definitive debunking!

I added the info on Barrel Jacks and corrected info about UART. Can't get everything right all the time. Thanks! :)
by gtechn
Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Why doesn't the next Pi add...? Why doesn't the Pi 4 have...? The definitive debunking!
Replies: 68
Views: 2771

Re: Why doesn't the next Pi add...? Why doesn't the Pi 4 have...? The definitive debunking!

Any defense will come off as slightly fanboy-ish regardless of the truth within. If you have any ideas on how to fix it or make it more neutral-sounding, let me know. Also, it does matter. When YouTube videos with over 100K views exist spreading misinformation and leaving out important facts exist a...
by gtechn
Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Why doesn't the next Pi add...? Why doesn't the Pi 4 have...? The definitive debunking!
Replies: 68
Views: 2771

Why doesn't the next Pi add...? Why doesn't the Pi 4 have...? The definitive debunking!

Hello, I've just been reading a lot of online comments on Reddit, these forums, and even on YouTube reviews about the Pi 4 and have read complaints that the RPT has repeatedly answered and yet keep getting asked. So, I've compiled a bunch of the "complaints" here, and my hope is that the RPT could t...
by gtechn
Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4 Thread - general discussion
Replies: 705
Views: 59741

Re: Raspberry Pi 4 Thread - general discussion

It is total amazing watching an empty google page and watching on my PC via ssh the pi4 temperature and htop. 4 Cores maximum load and the pi4 reaches 80°C and it starts to throttle. I already installed small heat sinks on the CPU but i am not sure how much it helps. The over temperature icon shows...
by gtechn
Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Official Power Supply Question
Replies: 9
Views: 374

Official Power Supply Question

Hello. I know this is a really, really odd question. I have a new official Raspberry Pi power supply coming, and I am wondering what would happen if I wasn't using my Pi and used it to charge a phone (or if someone got it mixed up as a phone charger). Phones charge at about 2.1A, but the charger out...
by gtechn
Sun Jun 30, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4 Thread - general discussion
Replies: 705
Views: 59741

Re: Raspberry Pi 4 Thread - general discussion

By my reckoning, it will fit into a RPi3B official case with that side removed, as a temporary measure until the RPi4B official case is available. It is available, but in such limited quantities. For anyone in the US, Chicago Electric Distributors still has some: https://chicagodist.com/collections...
by gtechn
Sat Jun 29, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What limits RPi4 OC to 1750 MHz?
Replies: 19
Views: 1123

Re: What limits RPi4 OC to 1750 MHz?

A Warning to anyone following this from the Overclocking the Raspberry Pi website: NOTE: Setting any overclocking parameters to values other than those used by raspi-config may set a permanent bit within the SoC, making it possible to detect that your Pi has been overclocked. The specific circumsta...
by gtechn
Sat Jun 29, 2019 12:33 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What limits RPi4 OC to 1750 MHz?
Replies: 19
Views: 1123

Re: What limits RPi4 OC to 1750 MHz?

The latest firmware from rpi-update lets you OC past 1750mhz. I've hit a wall at 2Ghz where is refuses to boot at anything higher, but that could just be the limits of my pi. How stable is 2GHz? What are you using for cooling? Is any overvolting used? Update: Obligatory WARNING for anyone reading t...
by gtechn
Sat Jun 29, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What limits RPi4 OC to 1750 MHz?
Replies: 19
Views: 1123

Re: What limits RPi4 OC to 1750 MHz?

You are not alone with this. https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/raspberry-pi-4-b-overclocking,6188.html The second setting, arm_freq=1750, sets the clock speed of the SoC’s four Arm Cortex-A72 processor cores to 1,750MHz or 1.75GHz, an increase of 250MHz over the stock 1.5GHz setting. At the time ...
by gtechn
Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4 can't play video
Replies: 6
Views: 437

Re: Raspberry Pi 4 can't play video

Try it as an mp4. ffmpeg -i your.mov -c:v copy -c:a copy new.mp4 Even if it can't use hardware acceleration to playback larger video, it should still be able to do it in software. Software decoding is, except for MPEG-2 and VC1, way too slow and unwatchable on a Pi. I wouldn't recommend it. I would...
by gtechn
Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4 can't play video
Replies: 6
Views: 437

Re: Raspberry Pi 4 can't play video

The Raspberry Pi 4 has two video decode blocks: - H.264 @ 1920x1080 max - H.265 @ 4K max To watch your video, you will need to re-encode it. Using ffmpeg or (on a desktop) the easy-to-use Handbrake, you must re-encode your video to H.264 @ 1920x1080 (shrinking it from 4K to 1080p), or re-encoding yo...
by gtechn
Fri Jun 28, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Broadcom investigated for anti-competitive behavior in Europe
Replies: 0
Views: 391

Broadcom investigated for anti-competitive behavior in Europe

https://www.theverge.com/2019/6/26/18759683/broadcom-eu-investigation-antitrust-anticompetitive-european-commission https://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/3077981/broadcom-eu-antitrust-probe The crime is... interesting. Basically Broadcom is believed to have deals that "if you buy one part from ...
by gtechn
Fri Jun 28, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4 Thread - general discussion
Replies: 705
Views: 59741

Re: Raspberry Pi 4 Thread - general discussion

I was referring to the previous generation of Raspberry Pi, which is the 3B+.
by gtechn
Fri Jun 28, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4 Thread - general discussion
Replies: 705
Views: 59741

Re: Raspberry Pi 4 Thread - general discussion

Not quite related to the previous discussion, but for the Engineers: I've been watching many of the Pi 4 review videos (and I'm sure you have too), and I've noticed that many (at least in my recommendations, almost all) of the reviewers are opening up Chromium and trying to play even 1080p and compl...

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