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xLights / Re: strang text behavior with...
Last post by Poporacer - March 01, 2024, 07:13:42 AM
Quote from: e.oelberg on March 01, 2024, 02:07:37 AMI have grouped three matrixes 12 x 60 to form one 36 x 60 matrix.
Is there a reason that you are creating this as 3 different models? Just because they might be physically 3 pieces, that doesn't mean that you have to create them as 3 models.

Quote from: e.oelberg on March 01, 2024, 02:07:37 AMIf I run it on the group. it is completly crippled.
What render style have you tried? Things in groups sometimes behave a little differently and you have to change the render style.

Quote from: e.oelberg on March 01, 2024, 02:07:37 AMI suspect to have made a mistake grouping the models
That could be, but like I mentioned, you really don't need to make them separate. 
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xLights / Re: strang text behavior with...
Last post by e.oelberg - March 01, 2024, 02:07:37 AM
Thank you for your replies !  Yes I have played with the font size and it is possible to get the system font into a size that it looks fine. The thing is. The 10 and 12 point dot matrix fonts built into Xlights are much better to read. Especially when scrolling and these don't work. I have grouped three matrixes 12 x 60 to form one 36 x 60 matrix. If I run the 12 point Font on one of the three models everything looks fine. If I run it on the group. it is completly crippled. I just see 2 points in the middle. 

I suspect to have made a mistake grouping the models, yet If I run a video it looks just fine !

I attached two screenshots. One with system font and one with Xlights font to illustrate the problem



thank you to all of you, Nicholas
#3
Falcon Player (FPP) / Re: Playing video to Monitor o...
Last post by TomsLEDs - February 29, 2024, 10:08:20 PM
Quote from: Kensington Graves on March 17, 2022, 05:30:59 PMETA: Disregard.  Removing spaces from the video name appeared to solve the problem.
Curious, did you rename the video file before uploading or in the playlist on FPP?
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Falcon Player (FPP) / Re: Problem with images in pla...
Last post by CaptainMurdoch - February 29, 2024, 08:56:43 AM
Quote from: Markr90 on February 29, 2024, 12:11:16 AMI checked the box "Create Overlays Automatically From Outputs"
And could'nt select an overlay model in the playlist.

If you didn't restart fppd after checking that checkbox, I believe the models wouldn't appear in the dropdown in the playlist editor.

I'm glad you got it working, thanks for reporting back.
#5
New Hardware Projects / Re: Choosing P4 Panels / Color...
Last post by CaptainMurdoch - February 29, 2024, 08:52:41 AM
Quote from: clonida on February 29, 2024, 05:09:51 AMSo seems you exceed the 256x256 "max" res that Colorlight seems to support, is this to FFP's credit or just Colorlight false limits?
Can you detail a little bit more about the refresh rate? My understanding is that regarding the fps / rate you send data from FPP to the Colorlight, it's the card responsible for repeating and maintaining a high refresh rate (usually 1920hz) so how exactly the chain can affect to the refresh rate?

I think the specs on the 5A-75B are 512x256 and I'm only 256x64 as far as the ColorLight is concerned so should be well within the ColorLight specs.  FPP can work around those specs though because FPP doesn't need to use the same layout of the panels that the ColorLight thinks is true.  I realized this morning that I forgot to attach the image I referenced.  Maybe it will explain more.

I am using outputs 1-4 and have the ColorLight configured as a 256x64 matrix with 8 panels on 4 outputs.  The ColorLight software is limited in how it can lay out panels, so the ColorLight thinks I have them in 4 horizontal rows.  In FPP, I setup the true panel layout.  This means I can't use the ColorLight sender software to drive my matrices, but that doesn't matter to me since I"m using FPP.

I believe we have one FPP user who put a single line of P10 panels across the front of their house and I believe all they used was a single ColorLight card with FPP.  The ColorLight believed it was a compact matrix of maybe 6x7 panels with 6 outputs of 7 panels each, but FPP knew it was actually 6 outputs of 7 panels that were physically laid out as 1 row of 42 panels and FPP mapped the channel data accordingly.

With the refresh rate, the less data that has to be clocked out an output, the more time you have for refresh so you can do faster refresh.  If you have 8 panels on 1 output, it takes 8 times as long to output the data as it would with 8 panels spread across 8 outputs.  That means you can only refresh 1/8 as often if all panels are on the same output.  Most panels have an upper limit on refresh rate, so in some cases it won't matter, but it does help to spread the panels across more outputs if the layout and cabling allow.
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New Hardware Projects / Re: Choosing P4 Panels / Color...
Last post by Poporacer - February 29, 2024, 08:43:32 AM
Quote from: clonida on February 28, 2024, 11:52:00 AMI am clear that the panels are going to be P4
Is there a reason that you want P4 specifically? Unless your audience is going to be closer than 10' you are probably not going to gain any benefit by using a P4

Quote from: clonida on February 28, 2024, 11:52:00 AMI understand that the lower the scan the brighter
The scan rate doesn't typically define the brightness

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New Hardware Projects / Re: Choosing P4 Panels / Color...
Last post by clonida - February 29, 2024, 05:09:51 AM
Quote from: CaptainMurdoch on February 28, 2024, 04:20:15 PMI will let others comment on the max they have driven on a single colorlight, I only have 30 p10 panels connected to mine, so I'm not stressing things.

The main thing I will point out is how FPP treats the panels.  FPP does its own layout of the panels and pixels.  When you setup the Channel Output in FPP, you will tell it where each panel is located in the matrix and what output number and panel number the panel is on the output.  FPP handles all orientation and layout of panels and it maps the channel data into the order and layout that the ColorLight card is expecting.  Attached is a copy of my layout to show the kinds of things this allows.  This is the Advanced panel layout UI, but most of this is supported by the simple UI.  I have the 30 panels on 4 outputs, so all outputs do not have the same number of panels.  I have some panels upside down and some turned on their side.  FPP sees this as a 292x64 "matrix", but there are holes in it because this single ColorLight is actually driving 3 matrices in 3 side-by-side windows.  The gaps are the window frames between the windows.  I might not use the odd panel layout if I were rebuilding, but it was what was easiest at the time.  The main point is to show that the specs on the ColorLight card only apply for how things are physically connected.  The panels don't have to be laid out in the manner that the ColorLight expects unless you plan on using a ColorLight sender card to drive the receiver.  If FPP is driving the receiver, then you can do all kinds of things.

FPP does the same amount of work whether you use 1 chain of 8 panels or 8 chains of 1 panel each.  The network traffic is lower if you use one output because on the network, one row of pixels equates to one (or more for wide displays) network packets.  The amount of traffic doesn't matter as much on our size displays.  The panel refresh can be quicker with shorter chains, so if your layout allows, I would use more outputs with fewer panels on each.
Thank you very much for your detailed explanation which I understand perfectly well but which raises even more doubts  ;D

So seems you exceed the 256x256 "max" res that Colorlight seems to support, is this to FFP's credit or just Colorlight false limits?
Can you detail a little bit more about the refresh rate? My understanding is that regarding the fps / rate you send data from FPP to the Colorlight, it's the card responsible for repeating and maintaining a high refresh rate (usually 1920hz) so how exactly the chain can affect to the refresh rate?

Thank again for your support  :-*
 
Quote from: MikeKrebs on February 28, 2024, 09:55:50 PMThis is not a commercial. I am a customer of wired watts, not a spokesperson. Go here:
https://www.wiredwatts.com/bamk/w5h4yo5e1mspwlbd1ccps64
or here if you want to do your thing
https://www.wiredwatts.com/build-a-matrix-kit

Build a kit similar to yours (first link). Look over the BOM and it will help. These are P5 not P4 but you can extrapolate.


I appreciate your efforts. I think I have decided on the screen, my doubts are more technical about which panel to choose between the 3 P4 models.
#8
Falcon Player (FPP) / Re: Problem with images in pla...
Last post by Markr90 - February 29, 2024, 12:11:16 AM
It's version 7.5.

I checked the box "Create Overlays Automatically From Outputs"
And could'nt select an overlay model in the playlist.

I thought that this was only necessery for LED pixelboards


Got it, i've entered a new overlay, with the "frame buffer"
Assigned this in the playlist, and now it's working!


Thankyou!
#9
xLights / Re: strang text behavior with...
Last post by MikeKrebs - February 28, 2024, 10:09:03 PM
I tried this based on your description and had to substantially increase the font size to something like 24 and different font selections had big changes in how it looked. Likely you just need to mess with it until you get something you like.

It is in the middle because that is where you told it to locate the text. There is a position slider for both x and y that will change the initial position of the text (depends on movement selected).

In case you haven't read it... https://manual.xlights.org/xlights/effects/off/text
#10
New Hardware Projects / Re: Choosing P4 Panels / Color...
Last post by MikeKrebs - February 28, 2024, 09:55:50 PM
This is not a commercial. I am a customer of wired watts, not a spokesperson. Go here:
https://www.wiredwatts.com/bamk/w5h4yo5e1mspwlbd1ccps64
or here if you want to do your thing
https://www.wiredwatts.com/build-a-matrix-kit

Build a kit similar to yours (first link). Look over the BOM and it will help. These are P5 not P4 but you can extrapolate.

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