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by mooblie
Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Building a Raspberry Pi Home Media Center
Replies: 5
Views: 2028

Re: Building a Raspberry Pi Home Media Center

I was using an external USB drive, directly connected to the Pi, shown here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Proxima-Direct%C2%AE-External-compatible-MacBook/dp/B008NVWCIG It is "Currently Unavailable" but it only cost about <£20, but I would imagine any such DVD drive would work. Notably - that is a USB-p...
by mooblie
Mon Dec 03, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Is camera module really suitable for.24/7 streaming?
Replies: 16
Views: 1481

Re: Is camera module really suitable for.24/7 streaming?

Aha!! "I don't make jokes in base 13." :D I love it!
by mooblie
Mon Dec 03, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Building a Raspberry Pi Home Media Center
Replies: 5
Views: 2028

Re: Building a Raspberry Pi Home Media Center

You need the MPEG2 Licence Key - it's needed for ANY DVDs - whether "commercial" Macrovision-encoded DVDs (or whatever) or not. "Protected" or "unprotected" doesn't enter into it. DVDs ALL use MPEG2 and play vastly better with the hardware decoder enabled. The licence is just pennies anyway. I use a...
by mooblie
Mon Dec 03, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: pi zero w wpa_supplicant
Replies: 30
Views: 46258

Re: pi zero w wpa_supplicant

redlinesprint wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 3:27 pm
Here is the output when i run:

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sudo nano /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf

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Country=US
ctrl_interface=DIR/var/run/wpa_supplicant GROUP=netdev
update_config=1

network={
	ssid"ssid"
	psk="password"
}
Isn't this wpa_supplicant.conf file missing a "=" on the ssid line?
by mooblie
Mon Dec 03, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Background Noise on Audio
Replies: 15
Views: 1864

Re: Background Noise on Audio

ISTR talk of dither being applied to make the approx 11 bit PWM DAC analogue audio out sound a bit better. Is that enabled and present even on a digital output from the RPi? If it were the case that dither is causing the OP's noise, wouldn't everyone taking sound out of the Pi have heard it too?
by mooblie
Mon Dec 03, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Is camera module really suitable for.24/7 streaming?
Replies: 16
Views: 1481

Re: Is camera module really suitable for.24/7 streaming?

6by9 wrote:
Sun Dec 02, 2018 6:52 pm
Cmos, not ccd, therefore no issues of burn at all.
Thanks 6by9.
(BTW: I always wondered how come you're not 16by9, being a video expert an' all! :) )
by mooblie
Sun Dec 02, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Trying to use DELL 1320C networked printer with Pi.
Replies: 7
Views: 627

Re: Trying to use DELL 1320C networked printer with Pi.

mw0sec wrote:
Sun Dec 02, 2018 1:41 pm
I was wondering if anyone had actually succeeded to get a DELL 1320C printer to work with Raspberian/CUPS?
FWIW - I have managed to get my Dell 2330dn network-attached Laser Printer working OK from a Pi+Raspbian+CUPS.
by mooblie
Sun Dec 02, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Is camera module really suitable for.24/7 streaming?
Replies: 16
Views: 1481

Re: Is camera module really suitable for.24/7 streaming?

On a related note:

Does anyone have any evidence of "image burn-in" on the (presumably) CCDs inside these cameras, when used on a static image indefinitely, like in a security camera application?
by mooblie
Sat Dec 01, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Background Noise on Audio
Replies: 15
Views: 1864

Re: Background Noise on Audio

Good idea, Burngate. I have such test audio files available that I use for this type of thing. Pucksen, if you are up to try it, download and expand the zip file attached to this post below. It contains a 44.1kHz stereo 16-bit .aif file (= .wav file) that has a 1kHz test tone on both-, left-only, ri...
by mooblie
Sat Dec 01, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Background Noise on Audio
Replies: 15
Views: 1864

Re: Background Noise on Audio

Is it possible that the audio file you're trying to play has been digitized at a very low audio level? To test/eliminate this possibility, do you have any other (non-Pi) device that can feed the same audio file to your amp? Is there an analogue output you can try on the HiFiBerry? Which maybe DOES h...
by mooblie
Sat Dec 01, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: The MagPi
Topic: MagPi 76
Replies: 21
Views: 5974

Re: MagPi 76

oldjake wrote:
Sat Dec 01, 2018 1:52 pm
I should probably start a new thread for this.....
Oldjake: Perhaps you could use a meaningful thread title for this and any future threads? It helps others browsing/lurking to decide if they are going to read or answer a thread, and "MagPi 76" is not helpful.
by mooblie
Fri Nov 30, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Background Noise on Audio
Replies: 15
Views: 1864

Re: Background Noise on Audio

The TYPE of noise might help identify its source. Hiss? High/Low? Hum? Crackling? Buzzing? Is it affected by the volume control? If you have more than one place where you can adjust the volume, maybe your "gain staging" is at fault. If what you're actually hearing is the noise floor, try turning the...
by mooblie
Sat Nov 24, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Nothing goes as we say in Quebec - NOOBS issue
Replies: 11
Views: 855

Re: Nothing goes as we say in Quebec

Heater wrote:
Sat Nov 24, 2018 5:00 pm
NOOBS should be renamed GURUS or some such. For advanced users only.
+1.

I am a newbie (but experienced in other ways!) and I read of more grief from early adopters caused by NOOBS than anything else. Tell Noobs to use Rasbpian!
by mooblie
Thu Nov 22, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Interfacing (DSI, CSI, I2C, etc.)
Topic: WiFi usb stick with detachable external antenna.
Replies: 3
Views: 2479

Re: WiFi usb stick with detachable external antenna.

The Dynamode WL-700N-ART2 is Pi-friendly, USB-attached and comes with a removeable antenna: http://www.dynamode.com/english/pages/product/Wireless%20LAN/USB%20Adapter/WL-700N-ART.html http://www.dynamode.com/english/pic/product/Wireless%20LAN/USB%20Adapter/WL-700N-ART.jpg Works with Raspbian native ...
by mooblie
Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Ban from Raspberry Pi forums. [Self-imposed.]
Replies: 33
Views: 2692

Re: Ban from Raspberry Pi forums. [Self-imposed.]

Fair enough. I feel his mistake was simply that he did NOT use a smiley in that particular post.
by mooblie
Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Ban from Raspberry Pi forums. [Self-imposed.]
Replies: 33
Views: 2692

Re: Ban from Raspberry Pi forums. [Self-imposed.]

I just took DL's language and "threat" as a joke - not meant in any sense seriously. Typical of his robust style. Had I been the object of it, I would have laughed/shrugged and moved on.
by mooblie
Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: The future of computer mice
Replies: 26
Views: 7373

Re: The future of computer mice

Aside from the advantage of pixel-level precision of mice, mentioned above, there is the massive advantage of an entirely-absent interface methodology with touchpads etc:.: viz. the mouse-over . How does one hover over a button, menu, icon, control, link, title bar, , etc., etc. to generate an infor...
by mooblie
Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Cables for connecting sensors to Pi
Replies: 7
Views: 1184

Re: Cables for connecting sensors to Pi

I realise you said "2m" but depending on your sensors, your application, the frequency of change of the signal and the noise level in the intended environment, you may find that simply extending a cable that works at 20cm will not work so well at ten times the length. You really need to investigate ...
by mooblie
Sun Nov 04, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: YES - Maplin are back as online.
Replies: 10
Views: 2649

Re: Maplin coming back as online?

They were (IMHO) always hopelessly price-uncompetitive - both online and in-store. Unless they change that in the new incarnation, I'm not interested.
by mooblie
Fri Nov 02, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi 3B+ onboard WiFi failure?
Replies: 16
Views: 1106

Re: Pi 3B+ onboard WiFi failure?

Good point. It will be a bu**er to track that down, of course. Flexing the board, or putting just the right amount of pressure/stress near the mounting holes and connectors... ...tricky.
by mooblie
Fri Nov 02, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi 3B+ onboard WiFi failure?
Replies: 16
Views: 1106

Re: Pi 3B+ onboard WiFi failure?

Typical - having removed the Pi 3B+ from its case, ready for return to the (helpful) supplier, and testing it "naked" on the bench, it's working perfectly! Now I have to find what's causing the problem?...

It was a plastic case, before you ask...
by mooblie
Fri Nov 02, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Whoa, cheap flash memory prices?!
Replies: 24
Views: 2040

Re: Whoa, cheap flash memory prices?!

It's a royal pain when you only need an 8/16GB pi card but the 32 is not much more ;-) What we all need here is a legitimate source of high quality, old stock, 8GB cards, that some distributor we can trust has left over, and wants to offload cheaply - but they're actually high quality cards of a pr...
by mooblie
Thu Nov 01, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi 3B+ onboard WiFi failure?
Replies: 16
Views: 1106

Re: Pi 3B+ onboard WiFi failure?

Thanks. I have an iPhone - I turned on the Mobile Data Personal Hotspot - but my 3B+ won't connect to that either. Again it sees SSID, it takes password, then it won't connect using onboard wifi. (Other PC/Macs I have can see/connect via the iPhone hotspot OK.) Going back to my own private router - ...
by mooblie
Wed Oct 31, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi 3B+ onboard WiFi failure?
Replies: 16
Views: 1106

Re: Pi 3B+ onboard WiFi failure?

PSU = standard recommended official 2.5A PSU. The real thing!
by mooblie
Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi 3B+ onboard WiFi failure?
Replies: 16
Views: 1106

Re: Pi 3B+ onboard WiFi failure?

Original /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf looks like: ctrl_interface=DIR=/var/run/wpa_supplicant GROUP=netdev update_config=1 country=GB network={ ssid="MY_SSID" psk="MY_PWD" key_mgmt=WPA-PSK } And after using... sudo sh -c "wpa_passphrase ssid-goes-here cleartext-password-goes-here >> /etc/w...

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