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by gkreidl
Tue Jan 28, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Raspberry Pi4 Boot Partition
Replies: 26
Views: 451

Re: Raspberry Pi4 Boot Partition

Etcher has got one more advantage: It does a bit by bit verification of the SD crad after writing to it.
by gkreidl
Mon Jan 27, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: Real Time Transcoding of DVB TV Streams
Replies: 344
Views: 124283

Re: Real Time Transcoding of DVB TV Streams

Possibly against my better judgement, I've had a quick look at gst-omx. There is a minor firmware bug in that the video_decode input port defaulted to MPEG4, however MPEG4 isn't supported on the Pi4. gst-omx does GetParameter(OMX_IndexParamPortDefinition) and then SetParameter(OMX_IndexParamPortDef...
by gkreidl
Mon Jan 27, 2020 7:42 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Future of raspberry pi - software related
Replies: 330
Views: 14264

Re: Future of raspberry pi

And don't ignore GStreamer. At the moment you'll need to software decode to get the field information, and software deinterlace, but hardware resize and encode should work. I'll see if it's possible to signal the field arrangement from the hardware in a way that can make V4L2 happy, as then GStream...
by gkreidl
Sat Jan 25, 2020 6:34 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: raspbian vlc performance
Replies: 3
Views: 140

Re: raspbian vlc performance

Perhaps the OP is trying to play videos using codecs which are not supported by the GPU (like H265, for example, he is using a RPi 3). On a Rpi 3 VLC will lose a lot of frames even with H264 encoding for 720p50 or 1080p25/30 if you do not switch to overlay mode (fuill screen with X11 MMAL splitter)....
by gkreidl
Sat Jan 25, 2020 6:28 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Cannot upgrade RPi4
Replies: 38
Views: 744

Re: Cannot upgrade RPi4

Imperf3kt wrote:
Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:27 pm

I wasn't trying to. I've never heard that a router will save you from the dangers presented by enabling SSH without changing the default password.
You shouldn't spread what you heard but what you understand.

Read about port forwarding and NAT (network address translation).
by gkreidl
Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:15 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Cannot upgrade RPi4
Replies: 38
Views: 744

Re: Cannot upgrade RPi4

Yes , as you cannot be sure what someone who might have accessed your Pi might have done. It is highly likely compromised. reflashing from a clean install is the only way to be sure nothing that shouldn't be there, isn't. botnets, crypto miners, viruses, keystroke loggers, just to name a few. Don't...
by gkreidl
Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:06 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: recent vlc updates
Replies: 9
Views: 774

Re: recent vlc updates

The sagacity :D and utility of my aforementioned comments have once again been demonstrated today. If you have been using vlc to play youtube videos you wil probably find that as of today it stopped working. I by the way use browser extensions available in both firefox and chromium to invoke vlc to...
by gkreidl
Fri Jan 24, 2020 4:39 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Pi4 how do we install apps on external drive
Replies: 8
Views: 235

Re: Pi4 how do we install apps on external drive

FreeWm wrote:
Fri Jan 24, 2020 3:33 am

Surely we have to tell the system where the root file system is. Where would I find this in the docs?
If you want to do this yourself, here's a great tutorial: https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/view ... 29&t=44177
by gkreidl
Thu Jan 23, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Pi4 how do we install apps on external drive
Replies: 8
Views: 235

Re: Pi4 how do we install apps on external drive

Move the root filesystem to the USB drive ...
by gkreidl
Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: [solved] mplayer stopped working after latest ffmpeg update
Replies: 22
Views: 1602

Re: mplayer stopped working after latest ffmpeg update

Todays ffmpeg update solved the problem. The default mplayer version without any patches is working again.
by gkreidl
Mon Jan 20, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Deutsch
Topic: rpiotrtool
Replies: 25
Views: 3896

Update auf rpiotrtool 1.2 in Vorbereitung

Ich arbeite seit einiger Zeit (immer wieder mal) an einer verbesserten Version von rpiotrtool. Jetzt nimmt die Sache so langsam Gestalt an und ich möchte die neuen Features hier mal vorstellen. 1) Unterstützung von Mplayer In Version 1.1 wurde die Unterstützung von VLC für die Cutlist-Vorschau und d...
by gkreidl
Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: [solved] mplayer stopped working after latest ffmpeg update
Replies: 22
Views: 1602

Re: mplayer stopped working after latest ffmpeg update

You have to rebuild the package. This is much easier to do with mplayer (one package) than with ffmpeg which consists of lots of packages (libraries). I have downloaded the Raspbian source package, modified the control file and rebuilt (including recompiling) the package using the standard Debian to...
by gkreidl
Thu Jan 16, 2020 12:14 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Kweb Suite (Minimal Kiosk Browser, omxplayerGUI)
Replies: 1567
Views: 700669

Re: Kweb Suite (Minimal Kiosk Browser, omxplayerGUI)

Hi All, I've been using KWeb in kiosk mode to show a dashboard generated by HADashboard (part of AppDaemon) in Homeassistant. I recently upgraded AppDaemon, and now the page won't load properly in KWeb. Other browsers (on the Pi and on my laptop) had to be hard refreshed to show the page properly a...
by gkreidl
Thu Jan 16, 2020 12:04 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: OMXplayer won't play content
Replies: 15
Views: 410

Re: OMXplayer won't play content

Sorry if I am offending anyone I am just frustrated. Not my intention to get anyone upset here. I looked into Kodi but they do not have a fully functional browser correct? A fully functional browser is needed to view the content for which is 50% of the reason I bought the device unfortunately. You ...
by gkreidl
Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: [solved] mplayer stopped working after latest ffmpeg update
Replies: 22
Views: 1602

Re: mplayer stopped working after latest ffmpeg update

ShiftPlusOne wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:39 pm
Thanks, gkreidl.

We'll either re-enable vdpau support in ffmpeg or disable it in mplayer.
Thanks! You should consider, that lots of packages dpend on ffmpeg libraries and there could be other applications with similar problems which we simply didn't find yet.
by gkreidl
Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: [solved] mplayer stopped working after latest ffmpeg update
Replies: 22
Views: 1602

Re: mplayer stopped working after latest ffmpeg update

kitopopo wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:31 pm
Dear friend, your link doesn't work. can you repair please?

Thanks in advanced
Some problem with the file name. I've packed it into an tar.gz archive with a simpler name and now it works. I have edited the post above accordingly.
by gkreidl
Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: [solved] mplayer stopped working after latest ffmpeg update
Replies: 22
Views: 1602

Re: mplayer stopped working after latest ffmpeg update

I have re-built the latest Raspbian mplayer version with one more option added to the control file:
--disable-vdpau

This version works again (and also smplayer and gnome-mplayer).

you cand download it from here

Edit: fixed URL for download.
by gkreidl
Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Rpi4-4G Buster - why is LibreOffice suddenly so laggy
Replies: 2
Views: 387

Re: Rpi4-4G Buster - why is LibreOffice suddenly so laggy

You could try to run the RPi 4 without the 3D graphic driver.
by gkreidl
Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Poor SATA to USB HDD performance.
Replies: 22
Views: 792

Re: Poor SATA to USB HDD performance.

I have a number of Seagate USB3 3.5 " drives connected to my RPi 4. They work without the quirks. Speed is about 100 MB/sec.
by gkreidl
Fri Jan 10, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: [solved] mplayer stopped working after latest ffmpeg update
Replies: 22
Views: 1602

Re: mplayer stopped working after latest ffmpeg update

Its funny I just posted a reply which seems to have vanished into the ether so I will try again. As you are no doubt aware the version of ffmpeg in Raspbian's buster repository is not stock debian but has been compiled specifically for the Raspberry Pi and you will note that in its configuration it...
by gkreidl
Fri Jan 10, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: [solved] mplayer stopped working after latest ffmpeg update
Replies: 22
Views: 1602

Re: mplayer stopped working after latest ffmpeg update

mpv is not a solution for me (for a number of reasons). The problem is related to ffmpeg's libavcodec.so.58 library as can be clearly seen from the error message. It is no caused by the mplayer update (I reinstalled the older version just for testing and got the same error). I suppose ffmpeg (librar...
by gkreidl
Fri Jan 10, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: [solved] mplayer stopped working after latest ffmpeg update
Replies: 22
Views: 1602

[solved] mplayer stopped working after latest ffmpeg update

Today I updated to the latest versions of ffmpeg libraries (and all the other new stuff like vlc etc.). Now mplayer (and also smplayer using mplayer) completely stopped working. This is the error message I get: mplayer: relocation error: mplayer: symbol av_alloc_vdpaucontext version LIBAVCODEC_58 no...
by gkreidl
Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: [Guide] Kodi on Raspbian Buster
Replies: 251
Views: 54249

Re: [Guide] Kodi on Raspbian Buster

If I start a 1080p Video on my PI 4 4gb. The Video stutter I don't know if the debug Infos in Kodi are legit but it shows that my fps drops from 40-12 and goes then sometime up to 60. If I start a Movie in 4k h264 decoded it stutter even more Kodi debug show fps between 25 and 8 fps. Why is that so...
by gkreidl
Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: OMXplayer won't play content
Replies: 15
Views: 410

Re: OMXplayer won't play content

no they aren't 4k. at best 1080p most of them are 720p. It almost seems as if the GUI player for the content isn't compatible. they are live streams after all, and not pre-recorded like a youtube video. does that make any difference? how do I check the format of the stream? I tried this originally ...

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