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by johndavies
Wed Jan 30, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: Watching live streams with the Pi, best way to do so?
Replies: 10
Views: 552

Re: Watching live streams with the Pi, best way to do so?

Youtube UrRLs often change. One of the Monterey Bay Aquarium URLs is shown as unavailable; perhaps this is the one that you used. Enter "Monterey Bay Aquarium" into Youtube's Search engine to see if there are any other entries. If you look at Rpi_Mike's explanation of how to download and use a very ...
by johndavies
Wed Jan 23, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Plex Media Server, IPTV.bundle folder move help
Replies: 4
Views: 438

Re: Plex Media Server, IPTV.bundle folder move help

I hope that the following is accurate. While I can still remember historical, geographical and literary facts quite easily, I forget technical details. It is always useful to put inverted commas at the beginning and end of paths since the Pi often needs these since it does not always like gaps betwe...
by johndavies
Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Another Pi TV HAT question
Replies: 1
Views: 266

Another Pi TV HAT question

I have saved an EXTM3U text file of my favourite 8 TV stations. VLC will play these and show a playlist. I saved the streams with the PI's ip address at the start followed by ":9981"and the rest of the stream details. I understand that I could use "http://localhost" instead of the the Pi's ip addres...
by johndavies
Thu Dec 27, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: GIANT UPDATE: Build FFmpeg and mpv – Automatically in 54 Minutes!
Replies: 162
Views: 63523

Re: GIANT UPDATE: Build FFmpeg and mpv – Automatically in 54 Minutes!

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation provides 4 live streams on its iview channel. The enhanced and improved mpv will play them at present. Below are the details: Programmes https://iview.abc.net.au/show/abc-live-stream/video/IV1512H001S00 News https://iview.abc.net.au/show/abc-news-24/video/NS14...
by johndavies
Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Kweb Suite (Minimal Kiosk Browser, omxplayerGUI)
Replies: 1496
Views: 589473

Re: Kweb Suite (Minimal Kiosk Browser, omxplayerGUI)

Ever since omxplayergui was improved by the addition of the Web button I have used its menus to play my music, recorded TV, recorded radio , live radio and video. Naturally when I acquired a Pi TV Hat, I was eager to use omxplayergui to play the TV streams that it produced. I was not able to use the...
by johndavies
Fri Nov 30, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: VLC 3.0 with hardware acceleration
Replies: 76
Views: 10170

Re: VLC 3.0 with hardware acceleration

I have tried to run the kwebfix patch to allow the Minimal Kiosk Browser to use VLC from inside a terminal and from inside the kweb installation directory. What follows is the error message: pi@raspberrypi:~ $ wget http://steinerdatenbank.de/software/kwebfix.gz --2018-11-30 18:47:08-- http://steiner...
by johndavies
Fri Nov 23, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: TV HAT - finds muxes but no services
Replies: 20
Views: 2716

Re: TV HAT - finds muxes but no services

If the above advice fails, look at the Pihut site. I found their advice very useful . The site address is: https://thepihut.com/blogs/raspberry-pi-tutorials/how-to-stream-digital-tv-with-the-raspberry-pi-tv-hat I used the information provided by www.Pimoroni.com to get started but the Pihut informat...
by johndavies
Wed Nov 21, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Early Use Of The TV Hat And VLC
Replies: 3
Views: 2633

Re: Early Use Of The TV Hat And VLC

I am still experimenting with the TV Hat. In my first post I mentioned how to run live TV stations. A file is saved in the Downloads section of the /home/pi/ directory. If you open up that file with the Text Editor, you are given a URL address in EXTMU format. This means that you should be able to s...
by johndavies
Mon Nov 19, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Early Use Of The TV Hat And VLC
Replies: 3
Views: 2633

Early Use Of The TV Hat And VLC

I had hoped that someone would explain the intricacies of streaming from the Pi TV Hat to a television or computer via the new Raspbian version of an accelerated VLC. Since no one has done this yet, you will have to put up with my ramblings. I am using the newly-updated Raspbian. First you have to t...
by johndavies
Sun Sep 23, 2018 5:44 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: what happen to scamp
Replies: 6
Views: 742

Re: what happen to scamp

Since I suggested way of setting up and playing radio station lists using omxplayergui, that program has been improved so that it can play all your audio and video media. Omxplayer is part of the Minimal Kosk Browser but works independently of it. It has a Settings feature which allows you to set up...
by johndavies
Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: Internet Radio and MP3 Player
Replies: 11
Views: 25709

Re: Internet Radio and MP3 Player

For those who do not have the confidence or a spare pi to add the extra hardware needed for the suggestions made above there is a relatively easy software solution. The Minimal Kiosk Browser package includes omxplayergui. This needs Minimal Kiosk Browser to be added to the programs on the SD card bu...
by johndavies
Mon Aug 27, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Recording with audacity in Raspbian (Pi 3B)
Replies: 8
Views: 1759

Re: Recording with audacity in Raspbian (Pi 3B)

You are making life difficult for those who are trying to help you. You have not yet revealed what sort of sound you want to record and from what sort of internet site. Streamripper will record the output of radio station URLs and you can use this in combination with crontab to set up timed recordin...
by johndavies
Sun Aug 19, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Youtube-dl on a Windows Machine [no you won't] (failed thread)
Replies: 11
Views: 3351

Youtube-dl on a Windows Machine [no you won't] (failed thread)

Since I had such a dismissive reply from an ill-mannered individual I have decided to delete this post. I have never used or had any knowledge of the Windows Command Line until this weekend. I included the details of what I had discovered because it could be useful for Raspberry Pi users of youtube-...
by johndavies
Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:50 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Playing fullhd videos without stuttering
Replies: 2
Views: 137

Re: Playing fullhd videos without stuttering

Have you increased your GPU memory to 128? The easiest way to do this is to do this is to click on the Raspberry icon on the top left of your screen, scroll down to the "Preferences" section, open up the "Raspberry Pi Configuration" menu, choose "Performance", enter 128 in the GPU Memory box and the...
by johndavies
Sat Jun 30, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Kweb Suite (Minimal Kiosk Browser, omxplayerGUI)
Replies: 1496
Views: 589473

Re: Kweb Suite (Minimal Kiosk Browser, omxplayerGUI)

The lastprime wrote that he could not access youtube from the kweb site. johndavies said that he could not do this either. I seem to have found an answer to the problem. Every time my Pi is switched on Javascript is enabled and attempting to play a youtube file from within kweb results in a blank yo...
by johndavies
Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Kweb Suite (Minimal Kiosk Browser, omxplayerGUI)
Replies: 1496
Views: 589473

Re: Kweb Suite (Minimal Kiosk Browser, omxplayerGUI)

I have just checked the Minimal Kiosk Browser site again and I cannot use it to play youtube streams. If I type omxplayergui and the stream address into the Terminal and press "Enter" , nothing happens. Yet I have a very simple program which allows me to enter youtube addresses and plays them with o...
by johndavies
Thu Jun 28, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Kweb Suite (Minimal Kiosk Browser, omxplayerGUI)
Replies: 1496
Views: 589473

Re: Kweb Suite (Minimal Kiosk Browser, omxplayerGUI)

It does appear that the Minimal Kiosk Browser can no longer play youtube videos from the youtube site. It is an easy problem to get around if you have youtube-dl. This program allows you to save and rename youtube stream addresses. omxplayergui will play the .mp4 outputs but not the .webm one. If yo...
by johndavies
Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:06 am
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: AM/FM tuner suitable for Pi?
Replies: 16
Views: 9622

Re: AM/FM tuner suitable for Pi?

I have not had much success with SDR radio. I suspect that this is because of the limitations of the type of aerial that is usually supplied, a short length of plastic covered wire coming from a circular magnetic base which is supposed to be stuck on a large metallic object for earthing purposes e.g...
by johndavies
Sun May 20, 2018 6:30 am
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: GIANT UPDATE: Build FFmpeg and mpv – Automatically in 54 Minutes!
Replies: 162
Views: 63523

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

I added the following post to the Graphics, Sound and Media Section some time ago. Afterwards begin to think that I should have included it in the excellent TUTORIAL. Accordingly here it is. Those who have built RPi_Mike's excellent enhanced mpv can use it to play and save some streamed material.To ...
by johndavies
Thu Apr 26, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Raspbian, plaing movies slow.
Replies: 10
Views: 733

Re: Raspbian, plaing movies slow.

You will not be able to stream many online movies using omxplayer or omxplayergui. There are a few sites which have Video On Demand movies (VOD). The Raspberry Pi is not powerful enough to do much streaming. . Omxplayergui, which uses youtube-dl, will play youtube and other compatible video streams....
by johndavies
Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Raspbian, plaing movies slow.
Replies: 10
Views: 733

Re: Raspbian, playing movies slow.

Firstly, you should be using omxplayer to play movies. Secondly, you need to change the GPU Memory to 128. Go to the Raspberry Pi Menu on the top left of the screen and scroll down to Preferences. Go down to Raspberry Pi Configuration, click on Performance and make the changes to the GPU.
by johndavies
Wed Apr 25, 2018 7:34 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Playing Videos Crashes The System
Replies: 10
Views: 709

Re: Playing Videos Crashes The System

VLC will only work with audio if it is not hardware accelerated. Have you gone through the Raspberry Pi Menu on the top left of the screen.?Go down to Preferences and then nt Raspberry Pi Configuration. Make sure that the GPU memory is set at 128.
by johndavies
Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: make pi web radio
Replies: 2
Views: 322

Re: make pi web radio

You should decide whether you are going to use extra hardware e.g. an amplifier hat and speakers for extra quality and other additions for appearance or whether you are happy with the output through a hdmi cable via a television or a small screen. Radio stations can be played using the Terminal and ...
by johndavies
Thu Apr 12, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: Playing and saving some streamed files using mpv
Replies: 3
Views: 1839

Re: Playing and saving some streamed files using mpv

To topguy and anyone who might share his concerns: RPi_Mike's post first appeared on December 12th 2017 and was called " Tutorial: Play OR Encode High Quality Video And Audio- With FFmpeg And MPV". Its reference number is https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=38&t=199775#p1245719. I fou...
by johndavies
Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: Playing and saving some streamed files using mpv
Replies: 3
Views: 1839

Playing and saving some streamed files using mpv

Those who have built RPi_Mike's excellent enhanced mpv can use it to play and save some streamed material.To play, type mpv and the URL of the compatible streamed material into a Terminal and press Enter e.g. mpv https://abcnews24mha-lh.akamaihd.net/i/abcnews24nospe_1@70019/master.m3u8 To save mater...

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