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by Paul Webster
Tue Mar 20, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Error buying mpeg-2 and vc-1 license
Replies: 13
Views: 2715

Re: Error buying mpeg-2 and vc-1 license

Update ... did not work for me.
I had 2 automated reminder emails from the store telling me that I have not completed my checkout.
I replied to explain why but I guess the robot that received it did not pass it on to the human controller.
by Paul Webster
Fri Mar 16, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Error buying mpeg-2 and vc-1 license
Replies: 13
Views: 2715

Re: Error buying mpeg-2 and vc-1 license

I had the same issue today and what finally worked was to select "proceed to checkout" and later select paypal. Using the "checkout with paypal" button in the shopping cart resulted in the invalid shipping address message. Opposite approach appears to have worked for me ... but I'll reserve judgeme...
by Paul Webster
Tue Feb 27, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: MPEG2 Patent expires this month
Replies: 19
Views: 10293

Re: MPEG2 Patent expires this month

See the list I posted at
viewtopic.php?f=67&t=201449#p1278465
by Paul Webster
Mon Feb 26, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Graphics programming
Topic: MPEG2 patents expiring
Replies: 34
Views: 17559

Re: MPEG2 patents expiring

This is the list that mpeg-la sent me Patent Number Licensor Expiration Date PH 1-1993-47458 GE Technology Development, Inc. 7/17/2019 MY 118172-A GE Technology Development, Inc. 9/30/2019 MY 118444 Sony Corporation 11/30/2019 MY 118734-A Thomson Licensing 1/31/2020 PH 1-1995-50216 Thomson Licensing...
by Paul Webster
Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Hdmi no output on pi zero w
Replies: 13
Views: 3698

Re: Hdmi no output on pi zero w

Have you tried the various suggestions from earlier in this thread?
by Paul Webster
Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Using Pi as a standalone jukebox solution?
Replies: 2
Views: 2239

Re: Using Pi as a standalone jukebox solution?

If you want to really create that old Jukebox look then try Fruitbox
viewtopic.php?f=38&t=188723#p1188358
by Paul Webster
Fri Feb 16, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Graph & timeline of Pi Sales
Replies: 99
Views: 31324

Re: Graph & timeline of Pi Sales

Jamesh mention 18m a few weeks ago
Here is one example
viewtopic.php?t=201916&start=25#p1256416
by Paul Webster
Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: British-made programming language
Replies: 54
Views: 15065

Re: British-made programming language

I was taught Algol (68R I think) and lambda notation by, amoung others, Peter Landin ... who, some years earlier, had taught the same thing to Tony Hoare. First big programming lesson that I remember (1977 by Prof Khabaza I think) was using recursive procedures to solve the missionaries and cannibal...
by Paul Webster
Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Hdmi no output on pi zero w
Replies: 13
Views: 3698

Re: Hdmi no output on pi zero w

Is your Pi0in a case?
If yes it is possible that the case is preventing the mini-HDMI connector going all of the way in.
I had that problem and resolved it by shaving some plastic from the end of the mini-HDMI connector.
by Paul Webster
Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:30 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: This forum is insane
Replies: 41
Views: 7656

Re: This forum is insane

jerryrp wrote:
Wed Jan 31, 2018 5:00 am
I am using RSS :) (app.php/feed)
Me too - with the annoyance (or benefit) that it only collects 15 posts at a time so I miss quite a few but tend to pick up on more active threads or postings during quiet hours.
by Paul Webster
Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Eben Upton on BBC Radio 4 "The Life Scientific"
Replies: 26
Views: 3970

Re: Eben Upton on BBC Radio 4 "The Life Scientific"

Given there was quite a lot spoken about BBC not wanting to take it on ... I would have asked about BBC micro:bit that came out later and late) and is aimed directly at schools (with a huge giveaway to get it started. eg was it the success of RPi that dragged BBC back into this arena? From their sit...
by Paul Webster
Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:02 am
Forum: Compute Module
Topic: Compute Module
Replies: 27
Views: 7529

Re: Compute Module

I'm thinking of making a media center out of this, like Slice http://fiveninjas.com/index.html Is it hard to make stuff with the module? To get an idea of how hard it is, take a look at the public information (e.g. About and Forum pages) on the fiveninjas site. Their objective was different to your...
by Paul Webster
Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: PIVR RPi Projects book - PCTV problem?
Replies: 6
Views: 1764

Re: PIVR RPi Projects book - PCTV problem?

Good news.

Regarding HDMI CEC ... if you want to know some more about it and in particular how software support for it arrived in RPi you might like to read through an old message thread that I started here in January 2012!
viewtopic.php?f=63&t=2485
by Paul Webster
Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Can an RPi3 be used as an audio monitor?
Replies: 1
Views: 2345

Re: Can an RPi3 be used as an audio monitor?

The Raspberry Pi blog has a posting about. A video-based monitor.
One of the responders to it linked to his audio-only monitor
http://lallafa.de/blog/raspberry-pi-pro ... ect-pifon/
by Paul Webster
Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi Zero with headers
Replies: 50
Views: 11321

Re: Pi Zero with headers

Pimoroni now selling Zero W with a soldered (not hammered) header.
Premium is GBP 3.04 plus tax
https://shop.pimoroni.com/products/raspberry-pi-zero-w
by Paul Webster
Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: PIVR RPi Projects book - PCTV problem?
Replies: 6
Views: 1764

Re: PIVR RPi Projects book - PCTV problem?

Check the Kodi log to see if it gives more clues ... can also increase the logging level.

To stop a playing video .... try X
http://kodi.wiki/view/Keyboard_controls
by Paul Webster
Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Eben Upton on BBC Radio 4 "The Life Scientific"
Replies: 26
Views: 3970

Eben Upton on BBC Radio 4 "The Life Scientific"

Will be on 16th Jan. Interview by Professor Jim Al-Khalili Series has been running for a few years. "Eben Upton on Raspberry Pi When Eben Upton was in his twenties, he wanted to get children thinking about how computers think, to boost the number of people applying to read computer science at univer...
by Paul Webster
Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Raspberry Pi Desktop for PC and Mac
Topic: PiServer, RPi3 setup. Raspbian locked down. How to install apps?
Replies: 5
Views: 4252

Re: PiServer, RPi3 setup. Raspbian locked down. How to install apps?

This is a guess but is based on the answer I received to a question I asked on the original announcement blog post. I think that you update the server images by using chroot to get inside the image on the server. There is a script in PiServer that gives some clues. See https://www.raspberrypi.org/bl...
by Paul Webster
Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Current, detailed instructions for using PI as DVR?
Replies: 1
Views: 4445

Re: Current, detailed instructions for using PI as DVR?

It should have been possible with OSMC.
Did you try installing TVHeadend from the OSMC App Store (via the OSMC GUI?

If yes, was your TV tuner card recognised?
by Paul Webster
Wed Jan 03, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Chip architecture - is the Pi vulnerable?
Replies: 55
Views: 9612

Re: Chip architecture - is the Pi vulnerable?

they are are likely to have implemented the same bug
probably should have been
"they are are not likely to have implemented the same bug"
by Paul Webster
Wed Dec 27, 2017 8:11 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: What's the best way to remote access music on my Pi3?
Replies: 8
Views: 1607

Re: What's the best way to remote access music on my Pi3?

Does Kore provide local playback of content from Kodi?

If not - you could look at enabling UPnP-AV server capability in Kodi and then use a UPnP player on Android.
by Paul Webster
Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:35 am
Forum: The MagPi
Topic: Issue with HDMI Adapter
Replies: 4
Views: 2530

Re: Issue with HDMI Adapter

I had the issue with HDMI adapter recently. Was a white one sold as compatible with Pi Zero.
My solution was to use a sharp craft knife to cut away a few mm of plastic on the adapter.
Obviously needs to be done carefully because of risk of cutting finger - but worked perfectly for me.
by Paul Webster
Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:41 am
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: Logitec Boom rebuild
Replies: 1
Views: 412

Re: Logitec Boom rebuild

You might get some help on http://forums.slimdevices.com
An alternative and very simple approach would be to run LMS on your spare Raspberry Pi and tell the Boom to access that.

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