Composite video is an analog video signal used mainly by televisions. Composite video usually uses an RCA cable, and along with HDMI is one of the Raspberry Pi's two video outputs.

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Composite Video And HDMI

I am trying to connect my Pi to an old tv, which only has composite input. I have tried sdtv_mode in every mode (0 to 3) but it just gave me a flicking display. When I was pluging in the HDMI cable, ...
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Composite video out not working

I just got a new Raspberry Pi 3 with wifi. It works fine using the HDMI output, but I need to use it for a composite video project on an old PAL tv. Just plugging it in with a composite video cable ...
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Getting video to work on RPi 2 model B

I just got an RPi 2. I'm using NOOBS. I want to connect the RPi to a small screen I bought that takes NTSC composite input. For now, I'm testing on my TV, which has HDMI and composite inputs. I tried ...
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Is it possible to build a raspberry pi video player that connects to a TV via composite ports?

Are there any tutorials on this? I want to make it possible to play a mp4 avi video file like in a computer, just that it would be displayed on the TV screen. How do I handle the storage space? Is ...
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Purple Haze while recording from raspicam and picamera

I am recording from 8 raspicams using picamera. Initially the cameras gives the desired output but soon there is purple band/haze which appears on 3 cameras out of 8. I checked for digital_gain, ...
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Pi2 with Kodi, output to composite video only works in some cases

Having set up one Kodi installation via HDMI on my TV, I now want another for my projector, using composite video. The Pi OS (Raspbian) is delivering composite just fine, and so does the Kodi home ...
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How do I get RCA video out of OpenELEC?

Thanks to help received in here, I was able to get RCA video out of my Raspberry Pi 1 version B with NOOBS. With Raspian (installed via NOOBS) all I had to do was editing the config.txt file to ...
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TV screen is black when using analog TV via yellow video cable (with or without scart adapter)

My Pi (1 version B, running OpenELEC and Raspian installed via NOOBS) works like a charm via HDMI (mind you, I also happen to use an HDMI to DVI adapter and I have no problems with that). But I cannot ...
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How to Configure OSMC to output composite video on Raspberry Pi 2?

I have an http://osmc.tv (a Kodi distribution) setup on my Raspberry Pi 2. It works fine when plugging in the HDMI cable for video output. However, the composite video through the combined a/v jack ...
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how to connect raspberry pi with composite in crt monitor?

I don't have a monitor with hdmi input so I purchased an av cable to connect my raspberry pi 2 model b with a crt tv I have. I have read that the default output of the pi is the hdmi and I tried to ...
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3.5mm to RCA/composite video cable not working? [duplicate]

I just got an RPi 2, a 5V power supply, a microSD card (EMTEC 64GB) loaded with NOOBS, and a cheap keyboard, so I assumed I was good to go for playing with my RPi. I pulled out a 3.5mm to RCA/...
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FFMPEG stream video and audio from USB capture

I really need some help with using FFMPEG to stream video and audio together through RTMP .I've overclocked my raspi 2 and tried as much as I could so far. The video streams fine but I can't hear any ...
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Why is Component not working for Raspberry Pi 2?

Note: It may not be working because of which cable I am using. So I have a Raspberry Pi 2 Model B and I want to connect it to a computer monitor that only takes composite video input. This is what I'...
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Is it possible to have separate settings for composite and HDMI video?

For example, I want to output a 320x240 resolution to a composite monitor if no HDMI connection is found. Otherwise, output to HDMI as usual. Is this possible? Can I edit something in config.txt or ...
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Pi Compute Module, can I leave the unuse DAC reference and output pins floating?

Am designing my own daughter board using Compute Module. Since I not going to use the RCA video out (DAC portion), can I neglect putting a 2.5V regulator, leaving these pins (DAC_2V5, DAC_OUT & ...
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A way to solder composite video directly to RPi B+ board?

I have a b+ newly purchased that I'm slimming down for a handheld build. Ideally, I'd like to be able to solder my composite video connection to the underside of the board like I could with a model B....
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RPi HDMI to RCA

I live in India and intend to buy a Raspberry Pi 2 Model B sometime soon but do not have a display with a HDMI input. So I'm stuck with RCA (3pin Yellow/White/Red) and S-video (No VGA). I also cannot ...
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Raspberry pi 2 has a unified RCA and audio jack. What cable should i use to connect to an analog TV? [duplicate]

A 3.5 mm Male to an RCA Composite 3-pin cable was suggested, but i've read that this sort of cable needs modifications to work with the Raspberry Pi 2. Can anyone please give me a detailed description ...
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Can RPi dynamically switch between HDMI and NTSC output, or does this require a re-boot?

I am developing an application that will use the NTSC output. It displays mostly numeric data (preferably in various font sizes and colors) and a couple of graphic analog-style "meters". The desire ...
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Multiple Display Screens

I want to build a mini multimedia system based on the raspberry pi B+, which has 2 display screens: The main screen (like a 42" LED TV), which plays the main video in Full HD. HDMI RCA/AV/Composite ...
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Change video source on TV using SCART

I have a model B Raspberry Pi running OpenELEC v4.2.1 connected by the composite output to the SCART input of my TV using one of these: http://www.tandyonline.co.uk/media/catalog/product/cache/1/...
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RPi Model B 512 MB--FreeBSD--text running off screen

I am having a problem with FreeBSD, wherein I cannot get the text to be constrained within the area of a TV (composite). I have been using framebuffer_height and framebuffer_width in /boot/msdos/...
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No Video on 4.3" TFT using RCA composite cable on B+

I got a RPi scientific kit from CrazyPi.com. The kit came thru nicely, and upon following the instructions from various forums, I was able to do the following: Connect the RPi to a VGA display ...
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cheap low light display for PI

I'm trying to build a dual-head alarm clock with a raspberry pi (1 pi, 2 display/button stations, 1 for each side of the bed). I was planning on using a pair of these off the composite port: http://...
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low resolution displaying on monitor in raspbian

I have low video output quality on the raspberry pi. I am using the analog output, on a 24" display which has an ideal resolution of 1920x1200. however I only get about 20" of that, at a of ...
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Display USB webcam video to composite output

I have an old TV that has a composite video connection (analog video) and a USB webcam. I would like to stream videos from the usb webcam on the old TV. I connected and could see kind of booting list ...
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Import composite/ntsc-signal

I already googled a lot and mostly read that importing composite Signal to the Raspberry is almost impossible. I would just take a webcam and proceed since it seems to be a lot easier. The problem is,...
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Ethernet video input to RCA composite output

I have a model B raspberry pi running raspbian with an 8GB sd card. I want to connect my laptop by ethernet cable to my RPi and then output the laptops screen over the RCA composite output of the RPi ...
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Is it possible to switch composite video on and off at will?

I want to use this small LCD screen with the Pi for a static application to display some information: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0056WJP1M/ I read in the reviews that it will switch on ...
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How do I shrink the screen with composite out?

I finally got my Pi to display on an old TV, via the RCA connector. Unfortunately, the Pi outputs a picture that is bigger than the TV can display. It does this on both the TV pictured here: and a ...
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How do I connect Raspberry Pi to my TV?

I have an old TV set and it does not have HDMI. I wanted to know how to connect my RPi to it and which cables I should buy. Problem is I don't know what are these inputs called as, so I couldn't ...
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HDMI input to composite out

I want to use my Canon 5D mkII as a video camera on a recorder with only an composite input. Is this possible with Raspberry Phi in the way that Raspeberry Pi uses HDMI-in and delivers composite-out? ...
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How to override config.txt settings during boot?

From the default NOOBS installation I have installed Raspbian. It seems NOOBS has added some settings to the config.txt file, where one of them is: hdmi_force_hotplug=1 which forces video to be on the ...
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Can I use the composite video connecor to send video INTO the Raspberry PI?

I am looking to convert video from an analogue surveillance camera (w. BNC connector) into a digital format using a Raspberry PI. I was wondering first if the composite video connector would allow me ...
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omxplayer rtsp stream over composite output

I only manage my pi over ssh. Finally I successfully tested a rtsp stream over hdmi with: sudo omxplayer -o hdmi rtsp://<ip-address>/<streamname>/ How can I play a video or a stream ...
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Raspistill fullscreen preview with valid aspect ratio on composite PAL 16:9 display

Software: raspbian, hardware: Pi model B 512 with camera board Display: rear view car display, PAL composite input, 480x272 resolution, 16:9 aspect ratio Goal: I'd like to shot still images with ...
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Using Raspberry Pi as video test pattern generator

I would like to use a Raspberry Pi to generate test patterns in the composite output (for adjusting TVs, VCRs etc). I think the most convenient way would be to control it using ssh (as I may not be ...
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Pygame screen resolution

I creating a data logger program in Python for a customer. I use pygame for displaying status and temperature. We plan to using a car display on the composite video output. The display will have ...
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Making text very readable without X server on a 3.5 inch backup camera monitor

I setup a Pi with a car backup camera monitor and push button. It's for displaying a to-do list that I cycle through by pressing the button. I wrote it for the command-line so I don't have to use X-...
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Can hot (un)plugging a SCART cable corrupt an SD card?

Currently I am using my Raspberry Pi as a media player with Raspbmc. It connects via SCART (using a composite-to-SCART cable) to my tv. My tv has only one SCART-input, and I also want to connect my ...
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Force NOOBS 1.3 to use composite

I currently only have access to composite video screens, so I can't use HDMI which makes it a royal pain to use NOOBS. I have NOOBS 1.3 and I wanted to try dual-booting a couple different OSs, but I ...
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Will this TFT LCD work with the Pi?

I got this screen from Amazon, and I mistook it for having RCA input. Anywhoo, it came today and I was wondering if it will work with the Pi. A whole caboodle of reviews said it did, but I don't know ...
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Using NOOBS, no keyboard

I have a keyboard/mouse combo that connect via Bluetooth to a sensor that plugs into the Pi. It works great because the sensor has minimal current draw, compared to other keyboards I have used (...
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On Boot: Random colors flashing in jagged formation then nothing

I am using Raspbian 2013-07-26 and I have been having a lot of trouble with my Pi lately (cheap SD card I'm thinking, lots of corrupt stuff). Anyways, when I try to boot it I get this on the screen (...
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How do I connect the Raspberry Pi to a TV with limited input options?

I have a new LG TV. This TV has: 1 HDMI input that is used for a second display on my desktop PC 1 VGA that is used for a second display on my MacBook Pro 1 SCART input (is free) 1 compositor with 5 ...
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input from GPIO requires touching composite video

I have a simple input setup via GPIO, on a headless PI (no video cables attached) The input it attached to a simple button. If I create a while loop and print out the status of the input, it goes ...
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Black/white on composite TV

Plugged my Pi into our old TV for the first time yesterday, using composite, it worked ok for a while, then flickered into black/white. Fiddling round with the cables, I discovered that just ...
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Streaming live video to Rasberry Pi

I am considering purchasing a Rasberry Pi solely for the purpose of sending video to my basement. I have a device with composite video out in the living room and I'd like the same content to be ...
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What qualities should I look for in a small, 7“ or 10” monitor?

Hi, which small small and portable monitors would you suggest to combine with Raspberry Pi. As Raspberry Pi is part of huge range of different project please suggest which would be best in each of ...