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by Paul Webster
Tue May 22, 2012 8:59 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: HISTORY: The start of raspbian (Debian Hard Float (armhf) for RPi)
Replies: 613
Views: 369721

Re: Debian Hard Float (armhf) for RPi

Has ffmpeg been built in armhf yet? If yes - then I'd be interested to know if it makes it feasible to play mpeg2 files. They are way too slow on the regular Debian distribution. I don't have a spare SD card at the moment so can't test the build - but I can make a short MPEG2 file available if anyon...
by Paul Webster
Sun May 20, 2012 9:13 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Squeezeslave on RaspberryPi
Replies: 35
Views: 14180

Re: Squeezeslave on RaspberryPi

I rebuilt it in the end - with the resulting executable the same size as the one that I had downloaded direct from the GoogleCode site (I realise that this does not mean that they are 100% the same). I have had one kernel panic - but 4 hours non-stop use including an hour or so with it synced up wit...
by Paul Webster
Fri May 18, 2012 5:49 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Squeezeslave on RaspberryPi
Replies: 35
Views: 14180

Re: Squeezeslave on RaspberryPi

Here is how I hacked getting the sound to be up on boot. I simply stuck the modprobe command into the /etc/default/squeezeslave file So now - my RPi boots up and continues playing from where it left off .... Easy way to do this (assuming above instructions were followed) sudo echo "modprobe snd-bcm2...
by Paul Webster
Fri May 18, 2012 5:10 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Squeezeslave on RaspberryPi
Replies: 35
Views: 14180

Re: Squeezeslave on RaspberryPi

Once it is working ... then it is fairly easy to get it started on system boot if you have downloaded and unpacked the full source code set. The paths below might not be quite right - so check carefully (I've assumed that you have moved to the directory containing the unpacked source - and that you ...
by Paul Webster
Fri May 18, 2012 2:45 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Squeezeslave on RaspberryPi
Replies: 35
Views: 14180

Re: Squeezeslave on RaspberryPi

Also - I see that there is a debian init script somewhere in the distribution.
So - treat my installation location and start-up mechanism as just temporary to prove that it works.
by Paul Webster
Fri May 18, 2012 12:45 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Squeezeslave on RaspberryPi
Replies: 35
Views: 14180

Re: Squeezeslave on RaspberryPi

That is how I started (the SVN from GoogleCode).
I see a lot of makefiles in the root - but not that one.
I didn't search lower directories at the time - but I do now see it in ./contrib
by Paul Webster
Fri May 18, 2012 12:13 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Squeezeslave on RaspberryPi
Replies: 35
Views: 14180

Re: Squeezeslave on RaspberryPi

Where did you find the makefile for the ARM build?
by Paul Webster
Fri May 18, 2012 12:02 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Squeezeslave on RaspberryPi
Replies: 35
Views: 14180

Re: Squeezeslave on RaspberryPi

I've had it running without incident so far. The set of makefiles in the current source release set did not include the ARM one .. so I simply tried the pre-built ARM binary and it worked fine. I am sending the sound out via the HDMI link. I used -F to auto-find my SqueezeServer (or whatever it is c...
by Paul Webster
Tue May 15, 2012 8:44 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RSS feeds for the new phpBB forum?
Replies: 11
Views: 3837

Re: RSS feeds for the new phpBB forum?

Can you also push up the number of items made available by Atom from 15 to ... say ... 50?
Reason - I read via Google Reader - which polls once every 3 hours - so I miss a lot.
by Paul Webster
Mon May 14, 2012 6:56 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RSS feeds for the new phpBB forum?
Replies: 11
Views: 3837

Re: RSS feeds for the new phpBB forum?

Am now experimenting with it (hidden but working)
by Paul Webster
Sun May 13, 2012 9:04 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RSS feeds for the new phpBB forum?
Replies: 11
Views: 3837

Re: RSS feeds for the new phpBB forum?

Another requester for Atom feed from me.
by Paul Webster
Fri May 11, 2012 10:33 pm
Forum: Teaching and learning resources
Topic: Broadcom documentation
Replies: 8
Views: 5724

Re: Broadcom documentation

Save them all to a new folder on your machine then open the index file in your browser.
by Paul Webster
Fri May 11, 2012 12:00 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: Default display parameters for DSI
Replies: 27
Views: 16256

Re: Default display parameters for DSI


I didn"t mean that processor parallelism..


I suspect that JamesH was referring to a human processor.
by Paul Webster
Thu May 10, 2012 10:16 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: MPEG-2 Decoding
Replies: 230
Views: 83387

Re: MPEG-2 Decoding

<t>error404 said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Anyway, what's the source for your test file? The high 'sys' time is somewhat suspicious, I would guess this is time spent in the SD card driver?<br/> <br/> <br/> Yes - I copied the file to the SD card. My guess is that it would not make much difference if it was ...
by Paul Webster
Thu May 10, 2012 10:12 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: MPEG-2 Decoding
Replies: 230
Views: 83387

Re: MPEG-2 Decoding

zag said:



How do you do this? Any guides anywhere?


The wiki http://elinux.org/RPi_config.txt
by Paul Webster
Thu May 10, 2012 1:51 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: MPEG-2 Decoding
Replies: 230
Views: 83387

Re: MPEG-2 Decoding

and running it with real video output and -nosound (i.e. no -vo null) takes around 30-40 seconds - using -vo fbdev or -vo fbdev2 (need sudo for those 2) or starting up X and running -vo x11
by Paul Webster
Thu May 10, 2012 1:24 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: HDMI CEC and XBMC
Replies: 98
Views: 183832

Re: HDMI CEC and XBMC

<r>Latest update from Pulse8 - 3rd-May<br/> <br/> <br/> "The r-pi has CEC support in the chip and we are working with broadcom to bring libCEC support for that chip, however it does not support wake-on-cec due the way the chip itself is designed, therefore the adapter still serves a purpose in terms...
by Paul Webster
Thu May 10, 2012 1:04 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Waiting
Replies: 17
Views: 3272

Re: Waiting

Supply and demand ... if there was a plentiful supply available then there would be no demand to buy at inflated prices on eBay.

Only a few thousand have shipped so far - and some of the people who were lucky enough to get one early have decided to make some money.
by Paul Webster
Thu May 10, 2012 7:52 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi Case / Enclosure
Replies: 12
Views: 3679

Re: Pi Case / Enclosure

<t>A while ago I posted a picture of the plastic case that my old PCMCIA hard-drive came in.<br/> <br/> PCMCIA cards are about the same area as the Pi - and this case has some rubber supports with square cut-outs in the corners.<br/> <br/> It is a great fit for the Pi ... except for the height - so ...
by Paul Webster
Thu May 10, 2012 7:39 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: MPEG-2 Decoding
Replies: 230
Views: 83387

Re: MPEG-2 Decoding

<t>As requested - here is the result of running mplayer in benchmark mode.<br/> <br/> I ran it twice - once with -ao null and then with -nosound<br/> <br/> pi@raspberrypi:~$ mplayer -benchmark -vo null -ao null mpeg2sample.mpg<br/> <br/> MPlayer 1.0rc3-4.4.4 (C) 2000-2009 MPlayer Team<br/> <br/> mpl...
by Paul Webster
Wed May 09, 2012 10:01 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: MPEG-2 Decoding
Replies: 230
Views: 83387

Re: MPEG-2 Decoding

I also tried with vlc (sudo apt-get install vlc) and it played the sound but only showed still image for the video.

Looks like I will have to look at transcoding at the desktop server next.
by Paul Webster
Wed May 09, 2012 7:01 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RPi powered by TV
Replies: 5
Views: 1405

Re: RPi powered by TV

Just as an FYI - this TV has 2 USB ports. The other one is designed to be used with an external hard drive ... which then turns the TV into a PVR!
by Paul Webster
Wed May 09, 2012 6:46 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RPi powered by TV
Replies: 5
Views: 1405

Re: RPi powered by TV

Playing video (soft codec so heavier CPU load) while powered only from the TV USB (and with keyboard and mouse connected to Pi USB) worked.
by Paul Webster
Wed May 09, 2012 6:44 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: MPEG-2 Decoding
Replies: 230
Views: 83387

Re: MPEG-2 Decoding

Just tried it via mplayer on Debian ... and it played (no audio and not full screen ... but am sure that is just config step that I missed).
However, it was a bit jerky.
Am off to experiment a bit more - eg how to make Openelec/XBMC launch mplayer is file extension is .ts
by Paul Webster
Wed May 09, 2012 5:58 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: MPEG-2 Decoding
Replies: 230
Views: 83387

Re: MPEG-2 Decoding

<t>robwriter said: <br/> <br/> <br/> …<br/> <br/> Has anyone tried to decode TV/DVD quality MPEG-2 using the Pi? If so, was the performance OK? If not, how close was it to being OK?<br/> <br/> …<br/> <br/> <br/> I just tried this with Openelec XBMC (on real RPi) – and it does not work. However, that...

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