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F48 Pixel Controller / Re: Data Wire only
« Last post by sklankowski on Today at 10:18:59 AM »
I am building a mega RGB tree with infused power all around the base.  With this F48 Pixel controller, what card would be best to supply the needed data signal, or should I use the F16V3.

When many pixels strings are in close proximity, (like with a pixel tree or pixel matrix) then the F16 controller (with 16+ local string ports) makes more sense.  The F48 is more appropriate when pixel strings are spread out across a wider area or longer distance
I do as Pixlepuppy stated. I use the F16 mounted at the base of the tree with power injection and use an expansion board with differential receivers for the outlying props. I will be using the F48 this year for the roof and window outlines because of the distance those will require and it will allow me to put the power where I need it.

That is what I will try and design, Thank you Todd and pixelpuppy.
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Heres a few more logs if it helps, figured the more you have maybe the better to compare


ran M$a files on a schedule, froze a few hours later - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1lI2gSo4L6SatljdmswcXP4KRq28yvOhZ/view?usp=sharing


ran the MP3 list not from a schedule and still froze 8 hours later - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1m5YSnzLjs0IO8Ttoq_9BXjPk_8WvIG3_/view?usp=sharing


could it be something with memory filling up or something? this is all really weird


whats interesting too I just noticed is once the freeze happens, its consistent, I can stop the track, play a completely different track or playlist and it will always freeze at 5 seconds in like you can see in the video below, once I restart FPPD the tracks will play fine for another 8 hours or so and then freeze again


https://youtu.be/3MKhEHqs2aM

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Falcon Player (FPP) / Re: Beta SD image for FPP running on Raspbian Stretch
« Last post by Sawdust on May 19, 2018, 06:34:57 PM »
My steps are to setup using DHCP on both ech0 and wlan0.  Once working, I can adjust to static.
Reset network WiFi to DHCP - verify SSID and Password are correct....double check again  (this is the biggest error point)
Reboot - then go to multisync page to see connected IP's

With this simple process, a non connection is typically outside of FPP.

Edit: 2B+ does not have internal WiFi - FPP is very picky to which WiFi dongle it will connect thru.....I found only EDIMAX brand work for me.
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Falcon Player (FPP) / Re: Beta SD image for FPP running on Raspbian Stretch
« Last post by tombmatt on May 19, 2018, 06:19:49 PM »
I have loaded the beta 315 image onto my PI2B+ had no trouble loading 315 could not get the earlier image to load. started with etho connected and can get DHCP address and is extremely fast. set static wifi and can not connect. tried with etho disconnected and connected. I am not a programer although i did take some classes. but a long time ago. I am pretty sure my home network is seeing the PI but will not connect to my home router. i have connected my other PI using 1.8 and it woks with static etho and wlano. i looked in troubleshooting and it says no wifi connection. i looked in FPP  files and there is no connman files. that was as much as i knew to do so i am here hoping for easy suggestions on connecting wifi.  I am attempting this because it looks like stretch is where you are going and it is time better spent than continuing on the old system.  attached are sections from troubleshooting page of FPP and my home router ip listing i dont understand why there are 2 FPP ethernet listing , i get the active item just not the inactive one?
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Falcon Player (FPP) / Re: v2.x-master-582-g6ef7b300 MP3 froze mid schedule
« Last post by brichi on May 19, 2018, 06:35:12 AM »



I also reencoded the 4 tracks from 320K to 128 to see if that would matter


Note:  with the new SDL based output, you should be able to use the m4a file from iTunes directly and not re-encode anything.


ran again last night encoded as 128CBR as a scheduled playlist and froze at 3am, today and tonight im letting the schedule run those same 4 tracks but now I converted them to M4A in iTunes so we can see if its an MP3 issue or not


heres the logs from last this morning. -  https://drive.google.com/file/d/14AajiQU2D4Se6lnUq71YFX3v0dklM_mK/view?usp=sharing




after letting m4a's planet a while I notice this message in the log, not sure if it really means anything


mediaoutput/SDLOut.cpp:633:"JINGLE BELL ROCK.m4a" - [aac @ 0x16005c0] Could not update timestamps for skipped samples. 2018-05-19 08:35:32 (12977)

message is after each track played
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BeagleBone Black Controllers / F8-PB / FPP v2 - Differential Weirdness
« Last post by bh2545 on May 18, 2018, 11:27:07 PM »
Not sure if this should go here, in the FPP forum or the "I'm an idiot" forum..


Testing a new 504 pixel matrix on the F8-PB (prototype) with the current FPP v2 build.  Everything works correctly when attached directly to any of 8 on-board ports.  When I connect a differential receiver and connect to the remote ports, I see "random" weirdness.


Differential port 1 - Ports 9 & 10 loose the last 80 pixels.  Oddly, ports 11 & 12 seem fine.
Differential port 2 - Ports 13 - 16 all seem to loose the last 186 pixels.
Differential port 3 - Ports 17 - 20 all seem to loose the last 250 pixels.
For dif ports 2 & 3 "loose" really isn't correct for the last x pixels.  In some cases there are a number of dark pixels then it seems like the rest start on some random wrong channel.

The config is fairly simple, start channel 1 for 504 pixels.

Thoughts?

Thanks,
Bill

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This month we will be meeting on Saturday, May 26 from 0900 to 1700 at the South Metro Fire Rescue Administration Building located at 9195 East Mineral Avenue; Centennial, CO 80112 in the lower level, but check the monitor by the front door to make sure as there is quite a bit of construction going on that may cause us to change rooms.

Doug Reel with be review how many of the effects icons work in xlights.

As always, bring any questions and issues you need help with. Feel free to bring any for sale and trade items.
Look forward to seeing everyone.
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F48 Pixel Controller / Re: Data Wire only
« Last post by Todd on May 18, 2018, 09:15:13 AM »
I do as Pixlepuppy stated. I use the F16 mounted at the base of the tree with power injection and use an expansion board with differential receivers for the outlying props. I will be using the F48 this year for the roof and window outlines because of the distance those will require and it will allow me to put the power where I need it.
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Falcon Group Buys / Re: [GROUP BUY] F8-PB and PocketScroller
« Last post by dkulp on May 18, 2018, 07:32:15 AM »
Thanks for the update.  My company just started dealing with board houses and it's amazing how much they screw up.


I kind of got that feeling.    When I said they are wrong, I'm thinking "20 boards, 2 headers, each 46 pins, right next to a bunch of other components, how is it even possible to fix?"


They are like:  "not a big deal, should just take a day or two to fix".     I'm assuming they have a LOT more practice at fixing these types of situations than I do.     I wouldn't know how to even start.
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Falcon Player (FPP) / Re: v2.x-master-582-g6ef7b300 MP3 froze mid schedule
« Last post by brichi on May 18, 2018, 07:29:15 AM »



I also reencoded the 4 tracks from 320K to 128 to see if that would matter


Note:  with the new SDL based output, you should be able to use the m4a file from iTunes directly and not re-encode anything.


I also reencoded the 4 tracks from 320K to 128 to see if that would matter
Note:  with the new SDL based output, you should be able to use the m4a file from iTunes directly and not re-encode anything.



they were already MP3's I had, I just use iTunes to encode quick. Maybe I should try M4A and see if that freezes overnight. I have 3 pi's all running the same versions, cards and USB, I can run 3 different scenarios and see if any play though
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