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Offline smeighan

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Users experience using FPP over in FPP facebook group
« on: December 23, 2016, 04:57:34 PM »
I started a poll of users experience using FPP this year.
Results are over in facebook FPP group.
prob everyone belongs there anyways, but if not look at
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1554782254796752/permalink/1827915470816761/?comment_id=1828041834137458&notif_t=group_comment&notif_id=1482506289431928


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Re: Users experience using FPP over in FPP facebook group
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2016, 05:27:31 PM »
Very satisfied except my remote failed to start twice


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Re: Users experience using FPP over in FPP facebook group
« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2016, 07:30:38 AM »
Falcon Pi Player is pretty awesome!

I was orginally very happy to use Xlights for scheduling/playing the show due to great stability over Vixen 2.

FPP stepped it up a few notches by providing excellent stability, new features, and the ability to offload the show to a raspberry pi.

Thank you!

P.S. I wasn't a member of the Facebook group but I am now.
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Re: Users experience using FPP over in FPP facebook group
« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2016, 07:59:35 AM »
I'm actually pretty surprised at how many people in that FB thread have mentioned that they continuously have issues with FPP. I've never had a single issue that I didn't directly cause.In fact my main fpp pi is mounted in my garage and sat untouched but powered on all year long and when I went to start testing and setting everything up this year I was shocked that it was still up and running. Plugged a controller into it, hit the test page and everything worked, even after sitting since last season.
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Re: Users experience using FPP over in FPP facebook group
« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2016, 09:08:03 AM »
I'm actually pretty surprised at how many people in that FB thread have mentioned that they continuously have issues with FPP. I've never had a single issue that I didn't directly cause.In fact my main fpp pi is mounted in my garage and sat untouched but powered on all year long and when I went to start testing and setting everything up this year I was shocked that it was still up and running. Plugged a controller into it, hit the test page and everything worked, even after sitting since last season.

what fpp version are you running?
  

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Re: Users experience using FPP over in FPP facebook group
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Re: Users experience using FPP over in FPP facebook group
« Reply #6 on: December 24, 2016, 09:29:16 AM »
I think the FPP troubleshooting goes like this
1) get good usb flash, sometimes cheapest walmart might work better than some others
2) Be sure you have enough power running rpi. plugging stuff into usb ports means need more power.
3) Get on latest software, once it is working disable automatic updates.
4) get good usb flash




I used 7 rpi 3's for the marching band. 200-300 ft apart, wifi on rpi3 worked fine. I did use a ubiquiti pico as access point. I use another ubiquiti as ap for my home.


approx 90% had a great experience using FPP in that poll, 10% have some issues. 3% abandoned FPP and went back to xlights or LOR to run their shows.

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Re: Users experience using FPP over in FPP facebook group
« Reply #7 on: December 24, 2016, 10:15:43 AM »
approx 90% had a great experience using FPP in that poll, 10% have some issues. 3% abandoned FPP and went back to xlights or LOR to run their shows.


I am so surprised about the 10%/3% folks.  Once I have the FPP/RPi loaded correctly I've not had one problem (knock on wood).  The key, for me, was to disable automatic updates once the unit was setup and running.  Since all of mine are not connected to the internet unless I bring it into my workshop, they don't change and neither does any of the show. 


All have been running since 18 November - 24 hours a day.

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Re: Users experience using FPP over in FPP facebook group
« Reply #8 on: December 24, 2016, 06:58:39 PM »
I don't belong to the FB group.  I find FB useless for anything other than conversations.  I have used FPP since it first came out.  Had a lot of issues last year, but this year has been great and I am using master slave.  B+ for master and 5 Pi3s for remotes.
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Re: Users experience using FPP over in FPP facebook group
« Reply #9 on: December 25, 2016, 07:17:56 AM »
Agree with Jim on Facebook.

I haven't had any issues with FPP on my raspberry pi. However, FPP on my bbbs, a completely different story. I'm sure it's not necessarily a FPP problem, but a hardware problem. I'm going to get rid of the bbbs next year.

Wait, just remembered, I had FPP stop once on my pi, right in the middle of a show. My wife just restarted fppd and it started again.

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Re: Users experience using FPP over in FPP facebook group
« Reply #10 on: December 25, 2016, 07:31:31 AM »
I am on Facebook and prefer Falcon website for my information as I can look up and look at history of posting,  for this year as I am in an new home  I tried not do it's big display as I been doing home as first priority.  I been running two pi one as master in the second as a remote I've only had one stopping but it's been continuously running ever since.. one comment I will make on the remote the wifi that I am using has a external antenna and the wifi strength is at 100% as this about 40 feet from the access point

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Re: Users experience using FPP over in FPP facebook group
« Reply #11 on: December 25, 2016, 09:08:23 AM »
Overall, I'm very pleased with FPP, but I have had each of my remote pi3s (I have 12 remote pis and 3 remote BBBs) stop FPPD at least once this season (most have multiple stops). Restarting FPPD solves the problem. Now, with the watcher app running in all of them, at lews I don't have to worry about long dropout. Even with this scenario, I'm still happy with it.

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Re: Users experience using FPP over in FPP facebook group
« Reply #12 on: December 25, 2016, 11:47:12 AM »
Overall, I'm very pleased with FPP, but I have had each of my remote pi3s (I have 12 remote pis and 3 remote BBBs) stop FPPD at least once this season (most have multiple stops). Restarting FPPD solves the problem. Now, with the watcher app running in all of them, at lews I don't have to worry about long dropout. Even with this scenario, I'm still happy with it.

Was very pleased with the FPP/Pi controllers in my set-up (ran 4 for the show, had one inside for testing).

I also had ocassional FPPD stoping to, but was an easy start/restart.  Didn't manage to have time to look into the watcher.

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Re: Users experience using FPP over in FPP facebook group
« Reply #13 on: December 25, 2016, 08:05:20 PM »
First I have no reason to be on facebook. it just wrecks lives,
   Now for my Pi3 and FPP. I started my show Thanksgiving Day and along the way add some sequences changed some times  "but"
love that word "But" NOT one issue. 9000 channels    FPP and Xlights flawless..............
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Re: Users experience using FPP over in FPP facebook group
« Reply #14 on: December 26, 2016, 07:31:37 AM »
Copy of poll of users experience using FPP  from facebook!

 

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