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Raspberry Pi media player?

Post by arnoux » Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:33 pm

Hi people,

I'm kindly ask for your expertise as I'm looking for a solution to play some video files through a Rapsberry Pi (1) via composite video out.

I'd like to be able to scroll somehow through different clips to feed a EDIROL V4 for further processing. This clips can be long video files or shorter stuff if the software is able to auto-loop.

Clip selection through keyboard would be cool, auto play of first clip when powering on would be cool as well.

Can you point me on something with this capabilities if it exists?

Thanks in advance for your time NTSC/PAL pals

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Post by tau_seti » Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:49 pm

You wedded to a raspberry pi?

I’ve used this. Then again, if you really want to use the Pi don’t mess around with it’s awful composite out, buy a retrotink for much higher quality.

Micca Speck G2 1080p Full-HD Ultra Portable Digital Media Player For USB Drives and SD/SDHC Cards

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Post by nerdware » Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:42 am

Yeah, LZX inputs won't even sync to the Pi's composite output. So I only the HDMI output on the Pi. You can set the Pi to output SD video, but then you need to convert to composite. I've used a cheap converter I found on ebay. It's not great but it beats the Pi's direct composite out. Processing the Pi's composite with a video mixer also works, but that's overkill unless you're also using the mixer's effects.

There are definitely uses for a Pi in video - you just have to decide if/how they work for you. From what you say you want, it sounds like some custom programming would be needed. That may be the hardest part.
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Post by nerdware » Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:49 am

BTW, a Roland/Edirol P10 sampler may be be able to do what you want, if you can find one on ebay.
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Post by arnoux » Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:12 pm

It's never easy, right?

Thanks tau_seti for the suggestion, that media played looks good, could be an option.

I have a Raspberry on the shelf since ages, it's a present I sadly never found a use for, now it looked like the cheapest and most accessible solution so I started thinking about it, since I saw it here and there in video installations.
I thought it was easier.

nerdware, EDIROL P10 would be a must, I was never able to find one, it would be an insta buy.

LZX Andor 1 is still something I'm considering, need to study the user manual.

Thanks a lot :tu:

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Post by maggan » Sun Aug 19, 2018 2:02 pm

Have you tried Super Pikix Pi? A software to mix videos on the Raspberri Pi, might not be exactly what you are looking for but that community might guide you in the right direction...

http://pikilipita.com/superpikixpi/

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Post by destroythings » Sun Aug 19, 2018 2:49 pm

I use the Keedox and it syncs fine for BW input


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Post by arnoux » Mon Aug 20, 2018 12:33 pm

maggan wrote:Have you tried Super Pikix Pi? A software to mix videos on the Raspberri Pi, might not be exactly what you are looking for but that community might guide you in the right direction...

http://pikilipita.com/superpikixpi/
Thanks a lot, I will take a closer look!

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Post by arnoux » Mon Aug 20, 2018 12:39 pm

destroythings wrote:I use the Keedox and it syncs fine for BW input

Thanks, looks interesting, do you mean it syncs for black and white LXZ core modules? I guess it will work fine for color Edirol V4 composite as well right? Way cheaper than the Andor1, even if the Andor still looks pretty solid for the job..

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Post by destroythings » Mon Aug 20, 2018 1:20 pm

arnoux wrote:
destroythings wrote:I use the Keedox and it syncs fine for BW input

Thanks, looks interesting, do you mean it syncs for black and white LXZ core modules? I guess it will work fine for color Edirol V4 composite as well right? Way cheaper than the Andor1, even if the Andor still looks pretty solid for the job..
Yes i have mine in Sync via composite with a Visual Cortex giving black and white luma image.

They work in full color when used with V4

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Post by tau_seti » Sat Aug 25, 2018 8:25 am

Forgot to mention, you can always buy a Retrotink. That gives the Pi much better video output.

http://www.retrotink.com/

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Post by tau_seti » Sat Mar 02, 2019 9:08 am

I just bought a Visual Cortex which I love. I’m going to try it with my Pi’s Retrotink output this week. I know the Retrotink will work since I use it for Retrogaming on Sony PVM monitors and it is fabulous.

Any suggestions for software I can use it with?

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Post by nerdware » Sat Mar 02, 2019 3:24 pm

Well, the Pi video player works. I think the Andor's player could be based on it. It certainly has a similar delay before playing. I don't know of a better player for a Pi, unless you can install vlc.

I've also had fun using some of the Pi's 3D graphics examples. You can find them in the Pi source directory, which is typically non-standard location (i.e. not in /usr/src). I particularly like the rotating video cube.
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Post by tau_seti » Sat Mar 02, 2019 4:49 pm

Oh ha, I don’t need a video player, just video synthesis programs. I’ll look at those examples.

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Post by tylerm » Mon May 13, 2019 2:15 pm

Haven't seen recur mentioned here. About to build one myself as soon as my pi screen comes in. Costs ~$60 total for materials if you don't already own a pi and will allow you to store clips, trigger points, etc in multiple banks. Also has picamera input as well as picapture support for live video sampling. https://cyberboy666.com/recur/

haven't tried the super pikix pi mentioned above, but i'm curious how these two compare.

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Post by Hovercraft » Thu May 16, 2019 12:13 pm

tylerm wrote:Haven't seen recur mentioned here. About to build one myself as soon as my pi screen comes in. Costs ~$60 total for materials if you don't already own a pi and will allow you to store clips, trigger points, etc in multiple banks. Also has picamera input as well as picapture support for live video sampling. https://cyberboy666.com/recur/

haven't tried the super pikix pi mentioned above, but i'm curious how these two compare.
This looks good-thanks for posting. I have a pi, so it looks like all I’d need is the keypad and screen. My main concern is the quality of the composite signal out of the pi, but I can always run through a tbc. Please follow up when you get yours running.

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