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by HiroProtagonist
Thu Sep 06, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Raspberry Pi 3B+ Media center build
Replies: 7
Views: 7022

Re: Raspberry Pi 3B+ Media center build

What I'd like to do is build a custom box for the PI to live in. The key points are as follows.... 1. Must house, both the PI and the Passport drive, so that I can leave them both plugged in together all the time. (I copy files onto it via the wired network) There is a need for a pi case that provi...
by HiroProtagonist
Wed Nov 29, 2017 3:47 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Help needed for making a OTA PVR OSMC Set Top Box of Raspberry Pi 3 Model B
Replies: 3
Views: 1121

Re: Help needed for making a OTA PVR OSMC Set Top Box of Raspberry Pi 3 Model B

Akashdeep Dhar wrote:
Sun Nov 19, 2017 3:53 am
Is it mandatory to have a MPEG-2
It is only mandatory if the TV system in your country uses MPEG-2 - you will know more about that than most of us.
by HiroProtagonist
Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:15 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Use Pi to use intenetconnection at home from work
Replies: 4
Views: 1030

Re: Use Pi to use intenetconnection at home from work

Here is what I like to accomplish: I want a pi in my home network, that can be reached from the "internet" at work. There access to webmailers is blocked, so I thought I can use the pi to tunnel requests from work to gmx and back for example. Is that possible, what software would I use and is it po...
by HiroProtagonist
Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:56 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Trying to understand networking and its capabilities
Replies: 8
Views: 1377

Re: Trying to understand networking and its capabilities

1. Can I use a wireless/wired router to create a network of RPis that can be accessed from a main laptop or desktop, but not have it connected to a modem, effectively creating a safe network that cannot be hacked??? You can, but if you're serious about "cannot be hacked", make it wired rather than ...
by HiroProtagonist
Wed May 24, 2017 2:36 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Kodi - Don't really do anything
Replies: 10
Views: 1779

Re: Kodi - Don't really do anything

Two things to check initially:

1) What does the kodi log tell you?
2) Verify that you can play these media files on the Pi without Kodi.
by HiroProtagonist
Thu Apr 20, 2017 11:36 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: DVB-T2 TV with Raspberry Pi 3?
Replies: 9
Views: 16158

Re: DVB-T2 TV with Raspberry Pi 3?

fkbreitl wrote:Excellent! And how can one get this working on Raspbian?
You can't view h265 real-time.

You can record h265 and post-process the files to something the Pi can display. Probably better to do this on a separate device to the one you're using as the front-end.
by HiroProtagonist
Wed Mar 22, 2017 11:10 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: 2 rPis: Downloading on one Pi to a HDD mounted on other pi
Replies: 1
Views: 476

Re: 2 rPis: Downloading on one Pi to a HDD mounted on other

You can mount the remote drive with nfs. The overhead is quite minor.
by HiroProtagonist
Fri Feb 24, 2017 2:49 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: How can I make a custom os
Replies: 15
Views: 19648

Re: How can I make a custom os

Hello! I want to make a custom os for the raspberry pi ,but Im a noob at coding. This is like saying "I've just learned to drive, and I want to race Formula 1". Take on something less ambitious and get to the point you're a good coder. Then think about something like this. Then you'll realise you n...
by HiroProtagonist
Thu Feb 23, 2017 3:43 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Practicality of OTA PVR
Replies: 37
Views: 23105

Re: Practicality of OTA PVR

OSMC/TV Headend/backend had the best recordings with minimal breaks in audio/video but completely died when all 3 KODI Clients were "upgraded" to Krypton. 3 different clients on 3 totally different platforms all refuse to play a .ts file created by the OSMC/TV Headend/backend. [hardwired to router]...
by HiroProtagonist
Sun Feb 19, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Build a RFID Reader
Replies: 5
Views: 1405

Re: Build a RFID Reader

Yes, you can read UHF tags at a distance with multiple tags in the field concurrently. Disambiguating can be fun but is doable.
by HiroProtagonist
Wed Feb 15, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Practicality of OTA PVR
Replies: 37
Views: 23105

Re: Practicality of OTA PVR

Just a suggestion, you talk about: "the RPi3 server", "the OSMC/KODI/TV Headend server", "the Media server". Do you really have 3 servers? If not, it would be helpful to use consistent naming, because the above is quite confusing. Longer term, if you're running TVHeadend with multiple clients, it mi...
by HiroProtagonist
Tue Feb 14, 2017 4:38 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Practicality of OTA PVR
Replies: 37
Views: 23105

Re: Practicality of OTA PVR

"I tried the MKV file format and all I got was audio and upon hitting "Enter" a second time, I got the CD icon + audio indicating KODI was treating this like a music CD." Typically this will happen if the file you're trying to play is not supported by the Pi's GPU - for example trying to play an MPE...
by HiroProtagonist
Fri Feb 10, 2017 2:16 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Practicality of OTA PVR
Replies: 37
Views: 23105

Re: Practicality of OTA PVR

In my country the EPG is handled differently to most other countries on DVB-T, so I had to do quite a bit of work to get an EPG working. If you have problems with playing files after a Kodi upgrade, this is unlikely to be a TVHeadend issue, so asking for input on the Kodi forums would be worthwhile....
by HiroProtagonist
Thu Feb 09, 2017 3:25 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Lowest power server
Replies: 15
Views: 4682

Re: Lowest power server

So that leaves regular hard drives. I haven't been able to find too many power usage numbers, but it seems like externally powered drives and hard drive docking stations will use perhaps around 30 watts. You can buy portable 2.5" USB HDDs in terabyte plus capacity quite cheaply. Connect a couple of...
by HiroProtagonist
Thu Feb 09, 2017 3:15 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Practicality of OTA PVR
Replies: 37
Views: 23105

Re: Practicality of OTA PVR

The reason there is no one all-singing all-dancing TVHeadend tutorial, is because everyone's situation is different. One of the major differences involves your country, which will impact such things as how you configure TVHeadend, what tuners you should use, and how you obtain an EPG. Note that Kodi...
by HiroProtagonist
Thu Feb 02, 2017 10:48 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: OMXPlayer
Replies: 1
Views: 974

Re: OMXPlayer

Do you have an MPEG-2 license installed?
by HiroProtagonist
Wed Jan 18, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Setting up Port Forwarding
Replies: 15
Views: 13553

Re: Setting up Port Forwarding

I called Google Fiber support and they confirmed my port forwarding looked correct, so I believe it's narrowed down to some Pi configuration. Is there anything I can check on the device? SSH works from the LAN and there shouldn't be any firewall on the Pi. If you can ssh to the Pi from your LAN, th...
by HiroProtagonist
Thu Dec 15, 2016 3:48 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Max number of USB Tuners
Replies: 4
Views: 1753

Re: Max number of USB Tuners

I have a second tuner on the way but my question is. How many tuners can you run off a Pi2/Pi3? I currently have 1 tuner and 1 USB stick as my hardrive crashed every time it spun up (need external power). As another user has mentioned, you need to investigate max_usb_current if you're running this ...
by HiroProtagonist
Sun Jul 03, 2016 11:13 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Practicality of OTA PVR
Replies: 37
Views: 23105

Re: Practicality of OTA PVR

sumatra wrote:What tuners are you using?
I'm on DVB-T, so the tuners I'm using aren't going to be useful for you.
by HiroProtagonist
Thu Jun 30, 2016 4:02 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: USB Storage Devices don't automount.
Replies: 0
Views: 323

USB Storage Devices don't automount.

I'm running Raspbian jessie on a Pi 3. If I plug in a USB drive, it automounts to /media. If I plug in a USB storage device [camera or phone etc], it doesn't automount. I can mount the storage device without problems manually. On my Ubuntu boxen, the same devices automount. Is this normal behaviour ...
by HiroProtagonist
Thu Jun 30, 2016 3:35 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Practicality of OTA PVR
Replies: 37
Views: 23105

Re: Practicality of OTA PVR

Is the result usable and reliable? Short answer - yes. In particular, I've read reviews of tuners and some people are unable receive TV channels that their TVs have no problem with (USB tuners not being sensitive enough), or the picture/sound quality is not good, or it is slow changing channels. Wi...
by HiroProtagonist
Thu Jun 30, 2016 3:22 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Battery Power + How should I make a case for Raspberry Pi 3
Replies: 5
Views: 911

Re: Battery Power + How should I make a case for Raspberry P

If you need wifi, the esp8266 world be a good place to start.
by HiroProtagonist
Tue Jun 14, 2016 4:38 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Raspberry Pi 2 with LCD HD 44780 in OSMC
Replies: 3
Views: 958

Re: Raspberry Pi 2 with LCD HD 44780 in OSMC

edmundhei wrote:I got a instruction sheet from the lcd seller saying that
The LCD uses the following connections:-
Was this instruction sheet specific to the Pi ?
by HiroProtagonist
Tue May 31, 2016 4:40 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Nasty one..(!)
Replies: 5
Views: 2325

Re: Nasty one..(!)

asbrc99 wrote: 1. In the UK, once I have set up (in my case) OSMC as my TV tuner beast and have got that working...what is the output and is it likely to be 'seen' by my elderly Toshiba?
If you are running a TVHeadend server on your Pi, it is already capable of recording. No need for anything else.
by HiroProtagonist
Tue May 31, 2016 4:37 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: media over cat 5
Replies: 2
Views: 954

Re: media over cat 5

If you have a TVHeadend server on your OSMC box, simplest solution is another Pi on the other TV, a TVHeadend PVR client can then connect to the server on the other box using your existing cabling as intended.

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