Falcon Christmas

Falcon Christmas => Falcon Player (FPP) => Topic started by: MyKroFt on November 25, 2013, 04:34:23 PM

Title: Falcon Player v1.x - Install Instructions - Raspberry Pi(Zero/A/A+/B/B+/Bv2/Bv3)
Post by: MyKroFt on November 25, 2013, 04:34:23 PM

NOTE: FPP v1.x is no longer developed or supported.  Users should move to v2.x.  See https://falconchristmas.com/forum/index.php/topic,9372.0.html


NOTE: These instructions are for installing FPP v1.x on the Raspberry Pi.


NOTE: This information is up to date as of March 16, 2017.

NOTE: This set of Install Instructions is for the Raspberry Pi models Zero/A/A+/B/B+/Bv2/Bv3

NOTE: These instructions have been updated to point to the new FPP v1.8 Pi image which also works on the Pi B v3 and Pi Zero.  The new v1.8 image also works on 4GB SD cards where the previous v1.5 SD image required a 8GB card.  For best performance - a Class 10 SD card is recommended.

Installing the Falcon Player (FPP) on your Raspberry Pi

The latest FPP release for the Raspberry Pi is FPP v1.8 and is available for download at the following location:

FPP v1.8 Release Pi SD image: https://github.com/FalconChristmas/fpp/releases/download/1.8/FPP-v1.8-Pi.zip (https://github.com/FalconChristmas/fpp/releases/download/1.8/FPP-v1.8-Pi.zip)

The Falcon Player is designed to be treated like a software appliance.  To make FPP installation easier on the Raspberry Pi, the player is distributed in a ZIP file which contains the Pi NOOBs installer.  This installer will install the Raspbian Linux Operating System and the FPP software onto the SD card.  You will need to copy the contents of the FPP .zip file onto a SD card and boot the Pi using the SD card.  Upon boot, the NOOBs installer will take over and install Raspbian and the Falcon Player.

These instructions will guide you through installing the NOOBs image on your SD card that will allow you to easily install the OS and FPP as well as recover your card if the OS becomes corrupted.


If you have a monitor connected and the display is not visible during the NOOBs install, you may need to select the correct output mode for your display by pressing one of the following number keys on your keyboard;
1. HDMI mode this is the default display mode.
2. HDMI safe mode select this mode if you are using the HDMI connector and cannot see anything on screen when the Pi has booted.
3. Composite PAL mode select either this mode or composite NTSC mode if you are using the composite RCA video connector
4. Composite NTSC mode