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by johndavies
Sat Nov 27, 2021 12:43 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: Using mpc with bullseye on a Raspberry Pi 4
Replies: 3
Views: 132

Using mpc with bullseye on a Raspberry Pi 4

Has any one had any problems in running mpc with bullseye on a Raspberry Pi 4. I use it for playing radio stations as there is no need to load them once a playlist is set up. This is what I get when I type an "mpc play " command. mpc play 3 BBC - Radio 3 [paused] #3/14 0:00/0:00 (0%) volum...
by johndavies
Thu Aug 05, 2021 3:07 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: MPD/MPC not running.
Replies: 9
Views: 451

Re: MPD/MPC not running.

There is a post dated March 2021 which says the problem has been solved: viewtopic.php?t=306024&p=1830961 # An example of an ALSA output: # audio_output { type "alsa" name "My ALSA Device" device "hw:0,0" # optional mixer_type "software" # optional # mixer...
by johndavies
Fri Jul 16, 2021 4:30 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: DVB TV topHAT
Replies: 1
Views: 585

Re: DVB TV topHAT

I have only just seen your post. The first line of your entry seems to need spaces so it looks like. w-scan -X -c PT -o /home/pi/channels.conf This should save a channels.conf file for your nearest and strongest TV transmitter but it probably will not save any details of HD transmitters. w?scan is i...
by johndavies
Sat May 08, 2021 10:35 am
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: TV Hat trouble with DVB-T2
Replies: 9
Views: 2134

Re: TV Hat trouble with DVB-T2

There is one obvious piece of information which I completely forgot about. The Foundation tried to reduce costs by asking people who needed to play certain video files to buy codecs for MPEG2 and VC1. Afte receiving a few pounds (krone??) in payment it would send a code to be entered. . Here are som...
by johndavies
Mon Apr 26, 2021 6:16 am
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Improvement in mplayer's playing of SD dvb TV using the TVHat
Replies: 0
Views: 201

Improvement in mplayer's playing of SD dvb TV using the TVHat

mplayer can play SD dvb channels. It needs to be added from the repository by typing sudo apt install mplayer A directory .mplayer has to be created in the home directory and a copy of channel.conf placed inside it. SD stations could be played by typing a command such as mplayer dvb://"Sky Arts...
by johndavies
Mon Apr 05, 2021 7:11 am
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: TV Hat trouble with DVB-T2
Replies: 9
Views: 2134

Re: TV Hat trouble with DVB-T2

I only used tvheadend for a short time. I wanted to learn how to use the command line to download TV programmes and it sometimes stopped the Sony chip from working. I can play and download T2 TV programs with my TVHat. Either yours is faulty or the aerial signal reaching it is not strong enough for ...
by johndavies
Fri Apr 02, 2021 2:52 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: TV Hat trouble with DVB-T2
Replies: 9
Views: 2134

Re: TV Hat trouble with DVB-T2

You obviously know a lot more than me; I am just a blundering amateur. What little brain I have left has little room for technical information. You seem to base your vlc command line instructions on the system used by Windows. If I am loading a TV programme via vlc, I use a simpler set of insruction...
by johndavies
Wed Mar 31, 2021 4:33 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: TV Hat trouble with DVB-T2
Replies: 9
Views: 2134

Re: TV Hat trouble with DVB-T2

You do not have to use tvheadend. Look on the Internet for "t2scan." Download it. cd into its folder and read file README.md. Follow the instructions to compile the program, You should be able to run it straight away in a Terminal to make a list of HD channels: sudo t2scan -t2 -oxine -o /h...
by johndavies
Fri Mar 26, 2021 8:29 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Raspberry Pi TV HAT (Record one mux at time)
Replies: 3
Views: 1195

Re: Raspberry Pi TV HAT (Record one mux at time)

I am surprised that no one has asked you why you would want to record a mux for a week. I am assuming that a mux carries a number of TV channels which have the same frequency. I have not used tvheadend for a long time since I only tend to record BBC programmes using get-iplayer. I use the command li...
by johndavies
Thu Nov 12, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: Ubuntu
Topic: Simple VLC TV favourites menu for Ubuntu via RPi4
Replies: 0
Views: 225

Simple VLC TV favourites menu for Ubuntu via RPi4

If you do not want to use tvheadend,it is relatively easy to set up a menu on Ubuntu 20.10 showing your favourite UK TV stations. You will, of course,need a Pi TVHat or a dvb usb stick and a copy of channels.conf in your Home directory. You first create a text file (e.g FavTV.txt), enter the program...
by johndavies
Mon Nov 09, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: Ubuntu
Topic: dvb on Ubuntu 20.10 using RPi4 and VLC
Replies: 0
Views: 304

dvb on Ubuntu 20.10 using RPi4 and VLC

This lockdown I have set myself the task of learning how to use Ubuntu 20.10. This was surprisingly easy to download onto a Sandisk Ultra Flair 128 GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive using a Raspberry Pi 4. My main difficulty is knowing where most things are stored. I would like to move useful utilities like th...
by johndavies
Sun Nov 01, 2020 7:19 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: dvbv5-scan not working on RPI4
Replies: 3
Views: 1260

Re: dvbv5-scan not working on RPI4

Because I am living in the UK I have no idea of how to tune in an ATSC station. That being said I can assure you that dvbv5-scan will tune in European-style dvb-T and dvb-T2 stations on a Raspberry Pi4. In the UK you do need to name your local transmitter as far as I know, This is the command that I...
by johndavies
Mon Aug 17, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Accessing UK Live and Catch up TV programmes
Replies: 1
Views: 1031

Accessing UK Live and Catch up TV programmes

I had hoped that I would not have to pay a Licence fee this Autumn; alas it was not to be. I should take a stand and cancel my direct debit.Entirely coincidentally I have been looking at the free streaming services which the TV companies provide for catchup TV. I have a Pi TVHat so I can record the ...
by johndavies
Sat May 30, 2020 6:29 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Using a second dvb adapter with vlc
Replies: 1
Views: 500

Using a second dvb adapter with vlc

I have ben trying to find out how to use a second dvb adapter with vlc through the command line. The trouble with Videolan is that there is a great deal of out-dated information to plough through. There needs to be a choice provided to limit information from the last two years or so.The command that...
by johndavies
Mon May 25, 2020 7:51 am
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: A second dvb tuner with the TVHat
Replies: 0
Views: 696

A second dvb tuner with the TVHat

This method does NOT use tvheadend. i have always tried to use the command line and I stopped using tvheadend because it clashed with the use of the command line when I tried to use it instead of tvheadend and stopped the Pi TVHat working too often for my liking . I set up a menu of my favourite cha...
by johndavies
Sat May 09, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Problems since recent vlc update
Replies: 6
Views: 675

Problems since recent vlc update

I have a Raspberry Pi 4 running Buster and a Raspberry Pi 3 running Stretch. Both have a Pi TVHat fitted. In the last few days both have had serious over-heating issues. On both vlc has failed. to work properly with live TV videos freezing while the sound came through properly. I tried mplayer on th...
by johndavies
Sat May 09, 2020 7:27 am
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: The pipe command with mpc/mpd
Replies: 0
Views: 514

The pipe command with mpc/mpd

The pipe cpmmand allows the output of of one command to be used as the input of another. On the keyboard it is shown as a broken vertical line but on screen it takes the shape of a solid vertical line. One widely documented command with mpc allows the playing of random music tracks. This command is ...
by johndavies
Sun Apr 26, 2020 8:07 am
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: omxplayer stops after 5 seconds of YoutubeLive [solved]
Replies: 5
Views: 1280

Re: omxplayer stops after 5 seconds of YoutubeLive

It must be the fact that you are using a Raspberry Pi Zero which is cauing you problems. I do not have one to test. mpv should be the latest version downloaded from the repository by typing "sudo apt install mpv". mpv will stream many videos which other players cannot deal with. You can us...
by johndavies
Fri Apr 24, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: omxplayer stops after 5 seconds of YoutubeLive [solved]
Replies: 5
Views: 1280

Re: omxplayer stops after 5 seconds of YoutubeLive

You might have more success by just changing "omxplayer" to "mpv" and keeping the layout of the command just the same. The first time that I tried it I was using RPiMike's version of mpv on a Raspberry Pi 3 and I just about saw a bird on a nest and heard birdsong. I decided to tr...
by johndavies
Tue Apr 21, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: How many RPI TV hats could be used on 1 RPI if so how
Replies: 4
Views: 713

Re: How many RPI TV hats could be used on 1 RPI if so how

If you need to record from different frequencies at the same time- you could consider using dvb usb sticks in conjuction with one Pi TVhat. I do not have enough aerial leads to test my Raspberry Pi 3 but when I plugged in an RTL2832 it was shown as Adapter 0 while the TVhat was shown as Adapter 1. M...
by johndavies
Mon Apr 06, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: TV HAT and watching UK Freeview
Replies: 11
Views: 2203

Re: TV HAT and watching UK Freeview

You can watch and even record Freeview WITHOUT using tvheadend. You do not have PVR facilities and only have a 24 hour window for recording. It is fairly easy to set up a vlc playlist which allows you to watch Freeview programmes with audio and video. Since I can record BBC programmes using get-ipla...
by johndavies
Thu Apr 02, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Installing mpc on a Raspberry Pi 4
Replies: 0
Views: 960

Installing mpc on a Raspberry Pi 4

I have just re-installed mpc/mpd on a new SD card for a Raspberry Pi 3. I have not used the program for a number of years. As usual, for me, the program did not work straight away, starting up on its own accord two or three days later. I had stored playlists for radio stations and favourite tracks o...
by johndavies
Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: Questions about mpd playlist location [solved]
Replies: 8
Views: 2877

Re: Questions about mpd playlist location [solved]

To clarky56, Even though English is supposed to be my first langiage I do not find the mpc.mpd documentation easy to understand. I can only help a little with your request for help with a python program. The "mpc add" radio station is saved somewhere but I do not know where and you will fi...
by johndavies
Sun Mar 22, 2020 5:01 am
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: Questions about mpd playlist location [solved]
Replies: 8
Views: 2877

Re: Questions about mpd playlist location

To clarky56 Success BUT I do not know how it has been achieved. Once again the program has started working after i have given up on it. This time I had an error message which I have not seen before i.e. "Malformed Path" when I tried to access the music and the playlists stored on my hard d...
by johndavies
Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: Questions about mpd playlist location [solved]
Replies: 8
Views: 2877

Re: Questions about mpd playlist location

I have to admit defeat. I loaded mpc/mpd again, changed the /etc/mpd.conf file so that I could use my hard disc and could only get the mpc add coomand to work and this only added one radio station. In the past I always had problems and suddenly after a few days for no obvious reason it would start w...

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