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by Paul Webster
Mon Jun 11, 2012 1:02 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: SqueezePlug for Raspberry Pi ready for download
Replies: 449
Views: 147876

Re: SqueezePlug for Raspberry Pi ready for download

FYI - I ran rpi-update on SD card that I was using with Squeezeplug ... and afterwards I could not get the local SqueezeSlave to play (via headphone socket in this case) any more (alsa error message). I see that rpi-update script updates more than the /boot partition ... and I suspect that the updat...
by Paul Webster
Sun Jun 10, 2012 4:56 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: OpenELEC meets Raspberry Pi - part 1 (XBMC)
Replies: 1232
Views: 382495

Re: OpenELEC meets Raspberry Pi - part 1 (XBMC)

The way that I understand it to work is that the CEC commands that are passed over HDMI are defined by the HDMI spec (there might be ways to extend it to include additional ones but it should not be necessary). rpi-cecd logs commands that it receives that it does not recognise (that is how I found 2...
by Paul Webster
Sat Jun 09, 2012 8:43 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: HDMI CEC and XBMC
Replies: 98
Views: 183702

Re: HDMI CEC and XBMC

... possibly a topic for a different thread ... but right now the TV is powering 2 RPis .... one running XBMC (OpenElec is time) and the other running SqueezePlug (just to see how it performs).
by Paul Webster
Sat Jun 09, 2012 5:13 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: HDMI CEC and XBMC
Replies: 98
Views: 183702

Re: HDMI CEC and XBMC

Are you referring to an external device, such as the Pulse8 adapter? Such a thing is not needed with this latest build. The HDMI CEC codes from the TV are recognised by software in RPi and are then sent as control codes to XBMC (currently via HTTP not via the Pulse8 libCEC route. I also have a Sony ...
by Paul Webster
Sat Jun 09, 2012 8:31 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: HDMI CEC and XBMC
Replies: 98
Views: 183702

Re: HDMI CEC and XBMC

Quick update - this is now working out of the box with Openelec r11264
by Paul Webster
Thu Jun 07, 2012 3:32 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: HDMI CEC and XBMC
Replies: 98
Views: 183702

Re: HDMI CEC and XBMC

I have had this working with Openelec. I don't have a build environment so I simply copied the binary. git clone --branch binary https://github.com/olajep/rpi-cecd.git rpi-cecd-binary then I copied the rpi.cecd file to the RPi (I put it on a local web server and used wget to grab it - but using scp ...
by Paul Webster
Wed Jun 06, 2012 1:40 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: HDMI CEC and XBMC
Replies: 98
Views: 183702

Re: HDMI CEC and XBMC

olajep wrote:Hello

I've written a quick hack which enables me to control OpenElec/XBMC with a TV remote control.
It's up on github:

https://github.com/olajep/rpi-cecd
Well done - and a clever way of doing it by feeding the keypresses back in via HTTP localhost to XBMC.
by Paul Webster
Wed Jun 06, 2012 12:39 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: networking recognised in OS but can't connect
Replies: 7
Views: 1293

Re: networking recognised in OS but can't connect

Just as FYI (sorry in advance if this confuses anything - but could be useful for a Squeezebox owner who wants to run RPi and can't get RPi WiFi to work ...) - some Squeezeboxes (eg my SB2s) can act as a 1-port bridge. ie Squeezebox can use its WiFi to connect to your home network and you can connec...
by Paul Webster
Tue Jun 05, 2012 3:44 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Moving RPi or SD between systems
Replies: 2
Views: 774

Re: Moving RPi or SD between systems

Can you explain how it would work when RPi is moved between 2 locations with different HDMI monitors that, for examle, require different overscan settings?
I'm not saying it can be done - just asking how?
by Paul Webster
Tue Jun 05, 2012 7:31 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Moving RPi or SD between systems
Replies: 2
Views: 774

Moving RPi or SD between systems

I know that there can be issues when moving a working SD card between different RPi devices (e.g. Ethernet MAC address stuff) but what about different screens? I presume that this is seen as a likely scenario for school use - where the SD card and maybe even the RPi is moved between home and school....
by Paul Webster
Mon Jun 04, 2012 10:13 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Raspbmc Distribution now in Beta
Replies: 111
Views: 50407

Re: Raspbmc Distribution now in Beta

There is a Raspbmc site that has an essential wiki.
There has been a recent update - so read this new blog entry for more info and installation link.
http://www.raspbmc.com/2012/06/raspbmc- ... candidate/
by Paul Webster
Mon Jun 04, 2012 6:16 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: TV USB Port as Power Supply
Replies: 4
Views: 4757

Re: TV USB Port as Power Supply

Similar success for me - so I added a mention to the wiki a while ago with the specific model number that I have.
http://elinux.org/RPi_Hardware_Basic_Setup#Power_Supply
by Paul Webster
Mon Jun 04, 2012 7:27 am
Forum: Debian
Topic: BlueNEXT GPS Receiver and NTP
Replies: 6
Views: 3218

Re: BlueNEXT GPS Receiver and NTP

gpsd docs has the following: "If you are using an NMEA-only GPS (that is, not using SiRF or Garmin or Zodiac binary mode), gpsd relies on the system clock to tell it the current century. If the system clock returns an invalid value near zero, and the GPS does not emit GPZDA at the start of its updat...
by Paul Webster
Sun Jun 03, 2012 4:31 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: XBMC freezes on opening music folder
Replies: 5
Views: 2587

Re: XBMC freezes on opening music folder

Do you have artwork there - like folder.jpg ?
I have reported an issue with XBMX 12Alpha on RPi getting stuck on some folder.jpg files.
Most worked fine but I had to replace about 4 out of a few hundred to get the scan to complete.
by Paul Webster
Thu May 31, 2012 7:27 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: MPEG-2 Decoding
Replies: 230
Views: 83304

Re: MPEG-2 Decoding

2 of the people closely involved with RPi (Dom and Gert) have recently made very positive statements on this forum about getting more codecs licensed on the GPU (requiring those that want it to pay a bit more and associate license with serial number). I assume that there would then be a new version ...
by Paul Webster
Tue May 29, 2012 7:00 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: SqueezePlug for Raspberry Pi ready for download
Replies: 449
Views: 147876

Re: SqueezePlug for Raspberry Pi ready for download

obarthelemy wrote:I assume ssh is in there somewhere ^^
Yes - in fact it is explicitly stated above.
by Paul Webster
Sat May 26, 2012 3:39 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Squeezeslave on RaspberryPi
Replies: 35
Views: 14163

Re: Squeezeslave on RaspberryPi

I have just written up my notes on how I installed SqueezeSlave and set it to start automatically. In essence it is as a wrote in this thread a while ago - but I have now included some more background. Note - in the simplest form it is just one wget command. http://dabdig.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/runn...
by Paul Webster
Thu May 24, 2012 5:35 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Squeezeslave on RaspberryPi
Replies: 35
Views: 14163

Re: Squeezeslave on RaspberryPi

It is a bit fiddly but nothing too hard - and it can be controlled by other things.
by Paul Webster
Thu May 24, 2012 4:45 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Frambozenbier down?
Replies: 3
Views: 653

Frambozenbier down?

I get "502 Bad Gateway" error when I try to access
http://www.frambozenbier.org/
(from UK / BT)

Seems to be a general problem - since this reports it down as well
http://www.downforeveryoneorjustme.com/ ... enbier.org
by Paul Webster
Thu May 24, 2012 7:35 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: OpenELEC meets Raspberry Pi - part 1 (XBMC)
Replies: 1232
Views: 382495

Re: OpenELEC meets Raspberry Pi - part 1 (XBMC)

I presume that your DVD issue is because MPEG2 is not hardware accelerated and software-only is too slow on RPi so players have it disabled and hence skip it.
by Paul Webster
Thu May 24, 2012 7:19 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Squeezeslave on RaspberryPi
Replies: 35
Views: 14163

Re: Squeezeslave on RaspberryPi

I made adjustments to the timing offsets via the LMS device settings to get it in sync and it stayed there for the hour that I left it playing.
by Paul Webster
Wed May 23, 2012 9:32 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: OpenELEC meets Raspberry Pi - part 1 (XBMC)
Replies: 1232
Views: 382495

Re: OpenELEC meets Raspberry Pi - part 1 (XBMC)

From the RPi itself you can use wget to get the zip file.
If using raspbmc from SSH connection that your are probably in /home/pi directory - so that it where you would navigate to from the XBMC screen when you choose to add the plug-in.
by Paul Webster
Wed May 23, 2012 9:20 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Element 14 prep for Cased PI?
Replies: 8
Views: 1444

Re: Element 14 prep for Cased PI?

I posted a while back about RS plans for a basic free case - but I presume the Farnell is doing a more substantive case if they are going to charge for it.
by Paul Webster
Wed May 23, 2012 4:56 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Cheap Remote Control - Would this work on the Pi?
Replies: 9
Views: 10906

Re: Cheap Remote Control - Would this work on the Pi?

I suggest not buying a remote yet.
First check to see if your TV supports CEC over HDMI (described in the wiki).
If it does then ... hopefully the work being done by Pulse8 will mean that you will be able to use your TV remote to control your media centre RPi.
by Paul Webster
Tue May 22, 2012 9:40 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: HISTORY: The start of raspbian (Debian Hard Float (armhf) for RPi)
Replies: 613
Views: 368086

Re: Debian Hard Float (armhf) for RPi

Damn - but thanks for checking.

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