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by johndavies
Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: rpi as a media player WITHOUT kodi
Replies: 9
Views: 2289

Re: rpi as a media player WITHOUT kodi

The Minimal Kiosk Browser (Google it to find the download site) might be the answer to your request. It has a very useful, well-documented and highly adaptable browser. I use my version for showing sites where I can find radio station urls and play vintage radio programmes. The Minimal Kiosk Browser...
by johndavies
Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: No tvheadend
Replies: 6
Views: 667

Re: No tvheadend

Adding HD channel details can be done by using the dvb_channel.conf channels file produced by dvbv5-scan to create a revised channels.conf file as this does not seem to pick up HD channels. dvbv5-scan is one of a number of utilities produced by loading dvb-apps. The dvb_channel.conf file is produced...
by johndavies
Sun Aug 04, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: No tvheadend
Replies: 6
Views: 667

Re: No tvheadend

Thank you very much phpbg for suggesting that I look at Watch TV Since it is a work in progress e.g. no recording of programmes at present, there should be further improvements. It downloaded successfully on my Raspberry Pi 3. The TV stations were played successfully by VLC using the Pi TVHat. I had...
by johndavies
Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: No tvheadend
Replies: 6
Views: 667

Re: No tvheadend

So far I have only seen one dvb tool which provides reliable timed saving for dvb programme streams. This is dvbjet. If you enter three lines into a terminal, a directory called DVBdirect is created and this contains a number of utilities including dvbjet. git clone --recursive https://github.com/li...
by johndavies
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: No tvheadend
Replies: 6
Views: 667

Re: No tvheadend

There is an ArchiWiki post which might interest those who want to devlop their knowledge of dvb. It is at "https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/DVB-T" I could not get the vlc suggestions to work at first. I had to make some changes. First I had to add ":bandwidth=8" directly after the frequency figu...
by johndavies
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: No tvheadend
Replies: 6
Views: 667

No tvheadend

Since I am long retired and an early riser I have too much free time in the mornings. I have a Pi TVHat and naturally installed tvheadend. I began to look at other methods of showing TV stations. "channels.conf" is a file that is made from the TV transmitter details and tvheadend and other providers...
by johndavies
Sat Jun 22, 2019 6:52 am
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: I try to run TV HAT
Replies: 5
Views: 767

Re: I try to run TV HAT

Thank you very much Dougie Lawson for the information about adding dtoverlay=rpi-tv to the /boot/config.txt file. I assume that this is required by the latest Raspbian download. Why have I not seen it mentioned before? I was able to run the PI TVHat using tvheadend and rtranscode4 using the previous...
by johndavies
Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: Recording TV with Raspberry Pi
Replies: 4
Views: 705

Re: Recording TV with Raspberry Pi

You do not give any information on where you are based. If you are a UK TV Licence payer, there is a huge amount of TV and radio programmes which can be legally down loaded using get-iplayer. It is quicker and easier to use this to download BBC programmes than it is to use tvheadend and the TVHat. S...
by johndavies
Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:47 am
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: TV Hat
Replies: 2
Views: 354

Re: TV Hat

There is so much that you do not mention. Where are you based? Have you selected the correct local transmitter? What instructions have you followed? The PiHut ones are very clear https://thepihut.com/blogs/raspberry-pi-tutorials/how-to-stream-digital-tv-with-the-raspberry-pi-tv-hat#Tvheadend%20insta...
by johndavies
Thu May 30, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: Real Time Transcoding of DVB TV Streams
Replies: 330
Views: 111247

Using a Pi TVHat, tvheadend URLs and rtranscode4

I put the following in the TVHat section and I thought i might as well post it here in case it is of use to anyone. I will accept that VLC produces a higher quality output than omxplayergui but I was curious to see if I could use tvheadend-generated URLs with the Pi TVHat and rtranscode4. My problem...
by johndavies
Thu May 30, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: The Pi TVHAT, tvheadend URLs and gkreidls rtranscode4
Replies: 1
Views: 267

The Pi TVHAT, tvheadend URLs and gkreidls rtranscode4

I did report my attempts to use a different method of producing URLs outlined in a series of Youtube videos made by an Australian. i did manage to watch a few TV programmes but my efforts usually ended in failure. I can only assume that there was a clash with tvheadend. I did say I would report back...
by johndavies
Mon Apr 08, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Can the PiTVHat work without tvheadend?
Replies: 1
Views: 1296

Re: Can the PiTVHat work without tvheadend?

I cannot give a proper answer to the above question yet. I assume that it will work properly but not with tvdeadend installed. I made a .conf file of my favourite non-BBC channels and only had it running once. I believe that I have not been able to stop completely tvheadend by typing "sudo service t...
by johndavies
Sun Apr 07, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Can the PiTVHat work without tvheadend?
Replies: 1
Views: 1296

Can the PiTVHat work without tvheadend?

I wote a thread in the Media section after learning a little about Digital TV from videos put on youtube by an Australian. I probably should have put it in this section because I was using a Pi with a TVHat fitted to follow the procedures he was suggesting. I had to disable the Pi TVHat a number of ...
by johndavies
Sat Mar 30, 2019 7:04 am
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: How to use OMXPlayer's 'next audio stream' playback option?
Replies: 8
Views: 719

Re: How to use OMXPlayer's 'next audio stream' playback option?

If the learning curve for omxplayergui seems too steep, you could use VLC. An enhanced and accelerated version of this is now available to Raspberry Pi users by entering "sudo apt install vlc" into a Terminal after first updating and upgrading by typing "sudo apt update" and then "sudo apt dist-upgr...
by johndavies
Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: How to use OMXPlayer's 'next audio stream' playback option?
Replies: 8
Views: 719

Re: How to use OMXPlayer's 'next audio stream' playback option?

John did indeed forget that he had used omxplayergui to play stored llsts of radio stations. Either enter "Minimal Kiosk Browser" into a search engine or scroll down the contents of the Raspbian section until you find details of it. I would now advise any beginner to use the latest version of omxpla...
by johndavies
Thu Mar 28, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: How to use OMXPlayer's 'next audio stream' playback option?
Replies: 8
Views: 719

Re: How to use OMXPlayer's 'next audio stream' playback option?

Since you have had no replies, I shall make a suggestion which may be useless. When I am preparing a list of radio stations to be played using omxplayer I use the following procedures: Open up a textfile Enter the radio URLs in pairs as follows: File=URL of radio station Title=Any meaningful title e...
by johndavies
Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: raspberry pi, tv-stream, nl-ziet.nl
Replies: 3
Views: 1054

Re: raspberry pi, tv-stream, nl-ziet.nl

nlziet.nl is a paid service. Since I am unable to understand Dutch, I cannot begin to log on for the month's free trial. Have you tried using the Terminal? Click on the video source to see if you can copy the link address and then enter it after the name of the media player into the Terminal. There ...
by johndavies
Thu Feb 28, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Kweb Suite (Minimal Kiosk Browser, omxplayerGUI)
Replies: 1526
Views: 653853

Re: Kweb Suite (Minimal Kiosk Browser, omxplayerGUI)

I have followed gkreidl's excellent advice to me on changing the omxplayergui player from omxplayergui to VLC to play live TV streams from tvheadend using the Pi TVHat on the omxplayergui Web menu. This has resulted in much quicker loading and much smoother playing of streams than when using omxplay...
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: 14
Views: 2198

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: 1808

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: 465

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: 222
Views: 101903

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: 1526
Views: 653853

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: 97
Views: 25584

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: 5826

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...

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