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by treeHouse
Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:51 am
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: GIANT UPDATE: Build FFmpeg and mpv – Automatically in 54 Minutes!
Replies: 229
Views: 113967

Re: MAJOR UPDATE: Play or Encode High-Quality Video and Audio – with FFmpeg and mpv

Thanks a thousand times over for this tutorial. It has proven useful on so many levels, not just mpv. I'm now using mpv for windows and mac, as well as various non-RPI linuxes. Also, I discovered a great command line youtube program called mps-youtube that is so light on the RPI that it doesn't even...
by treeHouse
Wed Jan 31, 2018 5:47 am
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: GIANT UPDATE: Build FFmpeg and mpv – Automatically in 54 Minutes!
Replies: 229
Views: 113967

Re: TUTORIAL: Play or Encode High-Quality Video and Audio – with FFmpeg and mpv

Just by coincidence, I've been working on a surprise announcement over the last several days. It will be posted within the next 24 hours – so if you can, hold off until then!

Aww man, the suspense ... I think we are pushing more than 24 hours!
by treeHouse
Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:38 am
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: GIANT UPDATE: Build FFmpeg and mpv – Automatically in 54 Minutes!
Replies: 229
Views: 113967

Re: TUTORIAL: Play or Encode High-Quality Video and Audio – with FFmpeg and mpv

I have been wanting to follow this tutorial for weeks, and finally chipped away at it over the last few days. This is an "above and beyond" tutorial. Seriously fine work! Thanks Rpi_mike! Works wonderfully as stated, and keeps the pi resources free. Like having the movie window in a corner for some ...
by treeHouse
Sat Dec 16, 2017 11:00 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: GIANT UPDATE: Build FFmpeg and mpv – Automatically in 54 Minutes!
Replies: 229
Views: 113967

Re: TUTORIAL: Play or Encode High-Quality Video and Audio – with FFmpeg and mpv

Wow, this is beautifully done!
Thanks for the tutorial. I'll hopefully get a chance to try this out next weekend.

Can this build coexist with the accelerated vlc build outlined here?
viewtopic.php?f=66&t=195221
by treeHouse
Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:01 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Theme and Appearance Settings not working as expected...
Replies: 6
Views: 4189

Re: Theme and Appearance Settings not working as expected...

Raspbian has a carefully planned and designed custom interface, which is why the normal openbox stuff might not work as expected. As for the mixing of openbox and GTK3, I don't think they are theme compatible. GTK2 themes might give you better results. If you want to customize try installing the UI ...
by treeHouse
Thu Aug 03, 2017 4:53 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: GUI Question
Replies: 8
Views: 1220

Re: GUI Question

Here is an old thread discussing this very issue.
viewtopic.php?t=7709

Seems SDL is what you want, though they suggest using C or C++.
I believe PyGame uses SDL, so maybe you can use python after all.
by treeHouse
Tue Jun 06, 2017 2:49 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: youtube broken in chromium
Replies: 2
Views: 1475

Re: youtube broken in chromium

The thing is, I've had this problem previously, and it was right after installing some video editing software, I believe both kdenlive and openshot (or shotcut ... can't remember which). At that time though, omxplayer was also broken. After trying to find logs and other things to troubleshoot, to no...
by treeHouse
Sat Jun 03, 2017 4:37 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: youtube broken in chromium
Replies: 2
Views: 1475

youtube broken in chromium

I have Raspbian Jessie, standard updates (dist-upgrade, not rpi-update) on a RPi3. This problem occurs in Chromium. I have the standard pi foundation extentions, plus "uBlock origin extra" installed. A few days ago youtube started to say "If playback doesn't begin shortly, try restarting your device...
by treeHouse
Sun Mar 26, 2017 9:04 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: USB boot drive oddity
Replies: 4
Views: 921

Re: USB boot drive oddity

Just in case anyone comes to this post looking for answers, I figured I'd do a follow up. I ended up hosing that particular install (It was a series of ill timed power outages during installs, and I ended up in a fsck/reboot loop -- rather that fix it I just started over). Rather than back up from m...
by treeHouse
Sun Mar 19, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: Problem with midi out on Pi 2
Replies: 1
Views: 718

Re: Problem with midi out on Pi 2

I know this is an old post, but I had the same question, and wasted far too much time finding an answer. (Note: This may only apply to those using the built -in sound.) ***** Whether you are running through jack, or just alsa straight into qsynth, make sure the buffer counts are >= 4. ***** The defa...
by treeHouse
Sat Mar 18, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: USB boot drive oddity
Replies: 4
Views: 921

Re: USB boot drive oddity

Well, I think I will need to step-up my technical strategy to the hammer. Once again, a piece of data was fictitiously saved. I know it was not in my head, because my daughter was present. I was providing an impromptu linux lesson, in this case how to get an application only showing in the 'other' c...
by treeHouse
Thu Mar 16, 2017 4:06 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: USB boot drive oddity
Replies: 4
Views: 921

Re: USB boot drive oddity

Seems to be working now. I don't know what was going on before.

Maybe the whole thing was a misperception due to lack of sleep.

So, if your hard drive decides not to do its job, the official technical solution is to walk away for a bit, and then give it another go.
by treeHouse
Wed Mar 15, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: USB boot drive oddity
Replies: 4
Views: 921

USB boot drive oddity

I've cloned my sd card to an external usb SSD drive. All seemed to go well, and it behaves wonderfully. But after a reboot, it is right back to what it was initially after the clone. Nothing I do is saved. So its as if it is write only, but it is not. It confirms things are saved--and I can close an...
by treeHouse
Mon Mar 13, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Run Program/Script from GUI desktop without the 2nd step?
Replies: 7
Views: 2714

Re: Run Program/Script from GUI desktop without the 2nd step

I used the .desktop file approach, which allows you to get the script off the desktop (maybe put it in a local executables folder) and become a lxmenu item. Here is how I launch an appimage of the latest musescore (debian stable repos have very old version). Without this, it would always ask me how ...
by treeHouse
Sat Mar 04, 2017 3:46 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi3 internet browsing and Youtube performance
Replies: 29
Views: 104910

Re: Pi3 internet browsing and Youtube performance

I have 2 rp3's, one on a 720p tv and the other on a 1080p.
The latest chromium does full screen youtube very well on the 720, but choppily on the 1080.

So for the 1080 I just use kweb. :)
by treeHouse
Sat Feb 18, 2017 9:12 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Chromium updated v56 in Rasbian with Pixel
Replies: 8
Views: 3029

Re: Chromium updated v56 in Rasbian with Pixel

This update allows fullscreen youtube, stutter free! ... at least on a 720p monitor.

Thank you rbpi foundation!
by treeHouse
Sat Feb 04, 2017 4:32 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.
Replies: 864
Views: 290856

Re: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.

Hey,
I re downloaded PINN and arch showed up just fine. I think I might have extracted NOOBs on accident (have a copy of that also), and was thinking that it was PINN. Who knows, but its working fine now.
Thanks.
by treeHouse
Thu Feb 02, 2017 1:23 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.
Replies: 864
Views: 290856

Re: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.

Thanks for making PINN. For the latest PINN 2.13, Arch does not show up in os install list. I've use the default setup, and later appended "alt-image-source=https://raw.githubusercontent.com/procount/pinn-os/master/os/os_list_v3.json" to the "recovery.cmdline", but still no go. I'm using a rpi3, 32g...
by treeHouse
Fri Jan 20, 2017 4:23 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: [Suggestion]Discontinue NOOBS
Replies: 96
Views: 13705

Re: [Suggestion]Discontinue NOOBS

I love NOOBS and PINN and have them on all my SD cards for my rpis.

I wish they existed for other achitectures Linux installs.

Please don't suggest they go away. That would be a terrible loss.
by treeHouse
Thu Nov 24, 2016 10:01 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Kweb Suite (Minimal Kiosk Browser, omxplayerGUI)
Replies: 1545
Views: 674142

Re: Kweb Suite (Minimal Kiosk Browser)

Thank you fruitoftheloom. Hidden in plain sight!
by treeHouse
Thu Nov 24, 2016 2:06 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Kweb Suite (Minimal Kiosk Browser, omxplayerGUI)
Replies: 1545
Views: 674142

Re: Kweb Suite (Minimal Kiosk Browser)

Sorry if this has been asked before:

I want to update Kweb from 1.7.4 to 1.7.5.
Do I just install from scratch, or is there a "update" option?

And If I reinstall from scratch, do I need to remove the old version first?

Thanks for the kweb suite!
by treeHouse
Mon Oct 10, 2016 3:23 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Compiling Epson ESC/P-R Driver (generic print driver)
Replies: 11
Views: 4449

Re: Compiling Epson ESC/P-R Driver (generic print driver)

There is a working esc/p-r already in the repositories. If you use synaptic, just search for 'epson'.
by treeHouse
Wed Oct 05, 2016 11:50 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: OpenGL Driver screen issues
Replies: 24
Views: 5894

Re: OpenGL Driver screen issues

What type of monitor and resolution?
Is it HDMI?
by treeHouse
Wed Oct 05, 2016 11:41 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Like Pixel + unrelated questions
Replies: 8
Views: 1391

Re: Like Pixel + unrelated questions

Look under
Preferences/Raspberry Pi Configuration

There you will find an option in the "system" tab to boot to the command line.

Then when you want the GUI you can just "startx".
by treeHouse
Thu Sep 22, 2016 9:43 pm
Forum: Arch
Topic: Setting up Arch Linux on a PI 3 (with all wistles and bells)
Replies: 14
Views: 30503

Re: Setting up Arch Linux on a PI 3 (with all wistles and be

Thanks for the setup walkthrough. It was very easy to follow, although I used PINN, which I find very convenient for quickly reinstalling and starting from scratch. The only problem I encountered was during the wifi activation. I seemed to work, but not consistently. I regrettably didn't look at the...

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