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by Tdi-Me
Sun Oct 08, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: Graphics programming
Topic: ffmpeg audio encoding / tricking?
Replies: 1
Views: 1607

Re: ffmpeg audio encoding / tricking?

I have been fooling around with trying to use variables for this but its been maddening to try capturing all the variables correctly. Is there a way to capture everything sent up to a certain point and then insert something? I can just imagine to people more familiar with linux this is probably an e...
by Tdi-Me
Sun Oct 08, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: Graphics programming
Topic: ffmpeg audio encoding / tricking?
Replies: 1
Views: 1607

ffmpeg audio encoding / tricking?

I really like using emby server on my pi. I only have one problem with it. When it comes to transcoding they use the default audio encoder built into ffmpeg. I am sure this is high quality audio and all that but its a major drag for the pi. I have been poking around looking for information on ffmpeg...
by Tdi-Me
Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:13 pm
Forum: Graphics programming
Topic: Mpeg2 hardware decoding?
Replies: 9
Views: 4278

Re: Mpeg2 hardware decoding?

I thank you very much for your insight on this. I have been fiddling around with this for a while now trying to get my media server more optimized to at least have things run smoothly. Not really knowing what is causing such an issue but always seeing people say the rpi can decode very smoothly with...
by Tdi-Me
Fri Oct 06, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: Graphics programming
Topic: Mpeg2 hardware decoding?
Replies: 9
Views: 4278

Re: Mpeg2 hardware decoding?

holy crap thats a lot faster. frame= 627 fps=147 q=-0.0 Lsize= 1532kB time=00:00:21.08 bitrate= 595.0kbits/s dup=151 drop=0 speed=4.96x what audio format is ac3 though? I am completely unfamiliar with that. O and cpu usage is only 50% so ya for mpeg2 playback without audio transcoding the pi can mor...
by Tdi-Me
Fri Oct 06, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: Graphics programming
Topic: Mpeg2 hardware decoding?
Replies: 9
Views: 4278

Re: Mpeg2 hardware decoding?

Ok, i have a tv show i recorded that is saved as a .ts i can convert. I am primarily using emby for this so a great deal of the commands i dont have control over. I had just expected playback to run a bit smoother with hardware acceleration. For live tv its still not great, it pauses here and there ...
by Tdi-Me
Fri Oct 06, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Graphics programming
Topic: Mpeg2 hardware decoding?
Replies: 9
Views: 4278

Re: Mpeg2 hardware decoding?

This is actually streaming live tv from my hdhomerun prime. The channel itself is a SD channel, not sure what resolution it would be. Watching the channel with HW decoding turned on my cpu for ffmpeg is: 1581 root 20 0 184672 31968 11908 R 116.8 3.6 0:07.10 ffmpeg with software decoding for mpeg2 tu...
by Tdi-Me
Fri Oct 06, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: Graphics programming
Topic: Mpeg2 hardware decoding?
Replies: 9
Views: 4278

Mpeg2 hardware decoding?

I have a rpi3 and i bought the license for mpeg2 decoding. I have verified that it is installed correctly but i am trying to use ffmpeg with hardware decoding and i think i am using the correct command but the performance is not much different than software decoding. /media/emby/ffmpeg-stuff/FFmpeg/...
by Tdi-Me
Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Using usb hard drive as default boot and storage?
Replies: 33
Views: 104203

Re: Using usb hard drive as default boot and storage?

Personally i found this thread here: https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=44177 to be one of the better ones with regards to using a usb drive with the pi. There is some 1 line command you can put into the config.txt also that will let the pi boot from usb, but that doesnt work well if...
by Tdi-Me
Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Ffmpeg mmal and the pi
Replies: 1
Views: 626

Ffmpeg mmal and the pi

I have a rpi3 with the mpeg2 license. I also have ffmpeg compiled with mmal for mpeg2 hardware acceleration decoding. Can anyone tell me the ffmpeg command to say use hardware acceleration decoding a mpeg2 and then encode it to MP4 using hardware acceleration? Please
by Tdi-Me
Sun Sep 24, 2017 11:12 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Can RAS PI3 handle?
Replies: 10
Views: 1396

Re: Can RAS PI3 handle?

I have heard of people setting up a pi as a miner for different crypto currencies, I just wonder if they ever actually find anything. I would also agree with previous comments about using a micro sd car, that will be a giant choking point. You will want to either use a ssd or external hard drive wit...
by Tdi-Me
Sun Aug 20, 2017 2:09 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Cable motem
Replies: 5
Views: 629

Re: Cable motem

A few questions, Are there other devices that connect through the same router in question to get internet service? If yes do they currently have internet service? If no it might be worthwhile to troubleshoot the router and maybe the modem ( depending on how the router connects to the internet ) If t...
by Tdi-Me
Sun Aug 20, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Raspberry Pi 3 Broken microSD card slot
Replies: 6
Views: 1689

Re: Raspberry Pi 3 Broken microSD card slot

If you can get it working briefly i would suggest following the guide on how to enable booting from usb. I dont have the link handy but I remember it was a pretty easy thing to enable. There is a 4 second delay though for it to search for bootable media on the microsd then going to the usb drives.
by Tdi-Me
Thu Jul 06, 2017 12:36 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Plex Media Server - Full Guide
Replies: 15
Views: 54198

Re: Plex Media Server - Full Guide

Well, I am not really familiar with plex, i run emby myself. I have found that having movies in mp4 format helps greatly and i compiled ffmpeg ( its what emby uses a lot for playback ) to support hardware acceleration and it runs just fine even over my vpn by remote.
by Tdi-Me
Sun Jun 11, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: RP3 media center
Replies: 0
Views: 610

RP3 media center

Greetings, I have a raspberry pi3 running raspbian jessie. I have it set up as a pi-hole and emby media center. I also have a hd homerun prime that i use for cable channels. I somewhat recently bought the mp2 license and installed that on the pi. The commands to verify it works show its enabled. I a...
by Tdi-Me
Fri Jun 02, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Curious about mpeg2 hardware decoding
Replies: 6
Views: 1383

Re: Curious about mpeg2 hardware decoding

Really? That implies that you only need the key once, and thereafter, the bit is set anyway. I have a number of Pi boards of varying types, (Pi0,Pi0W,PiA,PiB,PiB+,Pi2B,Pi3B), and I assumed it was a runtime thing. In other words, you have to have the key in /boot/config.txt when booting each time, w...
by Tdi-Me
Thu Jun 01, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Curious about mpeg2 hardware decoding
Replies: 6
Views: 1383

Curious about mpeg2 hardware decoding

So from what i understand i need to buy a license to use hardware accelerated mpeg2 decoding. I have the license for my pi. I am curious though how this works. I use emby as a media server, will it suddenly just have much better performance decoding mpeg2 / transcoding live tv for me? Or is there so...
by Tdi-Me
Thu May 25, 2017 12:57 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: microsd and usb booting
Replies: 10
Views: 1065

Re: microsd and usb booting

I found something that works well for me and its pretty simple. I made a bootable microsd card using Win32DiskImager used a stock image of rasbian jessie from raspberrypi.org. Then i simply copied the cmdline.txt from my running image on the usb drive and copied that to the microsd card. powered dow...
by Tdi-Me
Thu May 25, 2017 12:13 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: microsd and usb booting
Replies: 10
Views: 1065

Re: microsd and usb booting

First off...the Pi has no BIOS. What it has is a fairly simple chunk of code built into the chip that, when the boot process is started, is just barely bright enough to look for an SD card. If it doesn't find one, or it isn't bootable, *and* the "boot over USB" OTP bit is set, *then* it will start ...
by Tdi-Me
Wed May 24, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: microsd and usb booting
Replies: 10
Views: 1065

Re: microsd and usb booting

Ok, I guess my next question would be, is there anything that can be done on say the microsd card to simply point it to a usb drive ( prefer bally a uuid ) for booting? I am pretty sure i have a small microsd card ( by small i mean i think its 250mb ) that would be plenty of space to simply have som...
by Tdi-Me
Wed May 24, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: microsd and usb booting
Replies: 10
Views: 1065

Re: microsd and usb booting

It is listed there as well. However one thing i just realized, it might not really matter what the config files on the drive say. My computer knowledge is a bit dated and mostly from traditional computers ( which the pi is not ) But if the bios is simply looking at any usb storage device as being bo...
by Tdi-Me
Wed May 24, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: microsd and usb booting
Replies: 10
Views: 1065

Re: microsd and usb booting

weird, it looks like it already is using the uuid for root. pi@raspberrypi:~ $ cat /etc/fstab proc /proc proc defaults 0 0 PARTUUID=28c3660a-01 /boot vfat defaults 0 2 PARTUUID=28c3660a-02 / ext4 defaults,noatime 0 1 unless i should be looking at something other than the fstab for boot.
by Tdi-Me
Wed May 24, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: microsd and usb booting
Replies: 10
Views: 1065

microsd and usb booting

I set my system up to boot from usb, now i have an annoying issue, when i reboot it hangs. I figured out this is because i have a second usb drive i use for storage which i don't want to put an os on. It seems the pi likes to try to boot off the usb storage drive. Anyone know how / if i can change t...
by Tdi-Me
Sun May 21, 2017 11:58 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Media server pi3
Replies: 3
Views: 1425

Re: Media server pi3

Someone from here suggested embry and i am so glad they did. Its a great server, supporting both live tv and recorded movie playback. I am thrilled with this setup now.
by Tdi-Me
Sun May 21, 2017 9:19 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Embry for pi3
Replies: 1
Views: 432

Re: Embry for pi3

Well just fwiw i did manage to get embry running. Then the whole pi crashed. I havent been able to look into it yet though. It might be my external hard drive. I am using a re-purposed usb hard drive ( with external power ) and who knows maybe its tine is up heck maybe i was having issues with it be...
by Tdi-Me
Sun May 21, 2017 9:13 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: headless ssh raspberian on pi3
Replies: 2
Views: 420

Re: headless ssh raspberian on pi3

With this router is it a typical home router or are we talking something more advanced? I ask because home routers are more like router / switches and more advanced / commercial grade routers treat each interface differently. Also if its a home router make sure they are connected just to the numbere...

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