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by mazellan
Sat Apr 20, 2019 5:47 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Peppy player
Replies: 59
Views: 21113

Re: Peppy player

With your excellent checklist, that took 5 minutes to fix.
95-ads7846.rules doesn't exist in the image.

Now to try out podcasts! Thanks
by mazellan
Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Peppy player
Replies: 59
Views: 21113

Re: Peppy player

Thanks for that, I'll give it a try when I get time. You are right, it was Velázquez. Old age, memory failing!
by mazellan
Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Peppy player
Replies: 59
Views: 21113

Re: Peppy player

I'm using a Chinese clone, but it worked perfectly with Rubens, as it does with the Waveshare Raspbian image. I wish I hadn't overwritten my working Rubens, I could have compared it to the later image to see what might be different. I don't recall having to change anything to make touch work.
by mazellan
Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:27 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Peppy player
Replies: 59
Views: 21113

Re: Peppy player

Hi I was just trying to upgrade Peppy Waveshare 5" HDMI from Rubens to Durer. The touch screen wouldn't work. I tried El Greco same problem. Unfortunately I overwrote Rubens so couldn't go back. I confirmed the touch hardware with the Waveshare Raspbian image. Could you make the old Rubens image ava...
by mazellan
Tue Nov 06, 2018 4:57 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Peppy player
Replies: 59
Views: 21113

Re: Peppy player

I just realized I needed folder and folder-on - as for the case issue, it's really easy to miss. I've only been playing with linux for 6 months after 28 years of MS Windows! Thanks for the quick response.
by mazellan
Tue Nov 06, 2018 4:20 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Peppy player
Replies: 59
Views: 21113

Re: Peppy player

Thanks for new version, it's looking really good. One problem I'm having is adding new radio stations - I've deleted genres I don't wan't, and added a new one, only in the English language folder. A copy of the Genre folder is in my Google drive, link here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/12y...
by mazellan
Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Peppy player
Replies: 59
Views: 21113

Re: Peppy player

Here's a typical podcast I listen to:
https://feed.theskepticsguide.org/feed

Thanks for all your hard work!
by mazellan
Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Peppy player
Replies: 59
Views: 21113

Re: Peppy player

In my car, which is actually a campervan build in progress, I use my phone as a mobile hotspot. I live in Australia, and travel to remote areas a lot where there is no mobile coverage, so I need to download podcasts when I can. My car player includes a 500GB hard disk so storage is not a problem. I ...
by mazellan
Mon Oct 01, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Peppy player
Replies: 59
Views: 21113

Re: Peppy player

Thank you for your step by step directions. I was able to get my 3.5" display working with a pi zero. I also built up a 5" hdmi version with a Pi 3 B+ and due to it's much better boot times, I'm using that one in the car. I'm really looking forward to better podcast integration, if you have the time...
by mazellan
Fri Sep 07, 2018 1:12 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Peppy player
Replies: 59
Views: 21113

Re: Peppy player

Using the headless image, the display driver uses a script that installs xserver, after that all I get is a console - Peppy doesn't start. If I use the waveshare image and change the config.txt line dtoverlay=piscreen, I get the correct display but touch is calibrated incorrectly, and I cant run the...
by mazellan
Thu Sep 06, 2018 3:53 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Peppy player
Replies: 59
Views: 21113

Re: Peppy player

I've got a small problem - on my LCD the colors are inverted. My LCD is a clone of the Waveshare 3.5 (A) like the one you link to in github, and it works well with the Waveshare 3.5 (A) Raspbian image. However when I use your Waveshare image it installs drivers for the (B) version - the line in conf...
by mazellan
Fri Aug 24, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Peppy player
Replies: 59
Views: 21113

Re: Peppy player

What I envision is a relay to immediately pull a GPIO input low on ignition off, and a timer to remove 5V power supply after 60 seconds or so. The detected low immediately stops play, then initiates shutdown. On ignition on, the relay energizes removing the low, and power is applied to start normal ...
by mazellan
Fri Aug 24, 2018 4:01 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Peppy player
Replies: 59
Views: 21113

Re: Peppy player

Thanks for giving consideration to my suggestions. Here's another - a GPIO pin to initiate a clean shutdown? I'm using a hard disk so I'd like a clean power off with the cars ignition.
by mazellan
Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Peppy player
Replies: 59
Views: 21113

Re: Peppy player

Perfect. I think playing files in a folder alphabetically without playlists is the way to go. To that end I've always named my files beginning with the track number, and albums with the year. Maybe a setting for 'ignore playlists'? The ability to just find an artist, tap on it and play sequentially ...
by mazellan
Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:13 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Peppy player
Replies: 59
Views: 21113

Re: Peppy player

Thanks for that. How easy would it be for you to add the option of playing an album by tapping and holding the album for a second, (or artist) and then automatically playing albums and artists in alphabetic order from there on? Many years ago I used a DOS player called Mpxplay that worked somewhat l...
by mazellan
Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:54 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Peppy player
Replies: 59
Views: 21113

Re: Peppy player

Thank you for creating Peppy, it's just what I've been looking for. Is this post the best way to get support? My music is at /media/music/genre/artist/album/title.mp3 - it plays albums OK I've tried to get it to play a playlist - I created an m3u file at /media/music/playlists/playlist.m3u with the ...

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