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Questions tagged [composite-video]

For questions pertaining to using or troubleshooting the composite video of a Raspberry Pi.

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Any difference between using HDMI versus composite for fbcp?

Is there any tangible difference at all between using composite video and HDMI to copy to a TFT with fbcp? It would be done with hdmi_force_hotplug=1 and hdmi_ignore_hotplug=1.
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Raspberry pi 3B+ RCA noisy video output

I am working on a project in which I would like to connect my RPI to an old CRT TV, For this, I am using a 3.5mm to RCA composite cable. But when I connect my raspberry pi and TV the output on so ...
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What will happen with 2 AV signals

Should be a quick one. I know you can mix AV channels to overlay images but if I connect 2 raspberry pi to one screen in AV and no multiplexer how will the channels mix if they are at different ...
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Composite not Working on Raspberry Pi 3 B+

Raspberry Pi 3B+ with Noobs installation Then Emulation Station There is an official Rasberry pi touch screen attached by the ribon cable and 4 jumper wires to the Gpio. I used different power and ...
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Couldn't get Composite Video Output on Raspberry Pi 3B

I am trying to get composite video output from my raspberry pi to feed into my old CRT TV. I tried multiple times but without success. I bought an 4 pole 3.5mm RCA cable which was not according to the ...
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Help using av jack on pi 2

Help please I have a portable DVD player with an audio/video input and it works with all devices except my raspberry pi 2. I also need it to fit in the DVD player case so I soldered the video cable to ...
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Soldered composite video connection not working on Raspberry Pi 3 B [duplicate]

have a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B and I'm trying to output video from the pads on the back of the PCB, how ever it is not outputting video. I've tested the video with a raspberry pi zero and the video ...
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Soldered connection to composite video is not outputting video | Raspberry Pi 3 Model B

I have a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B and I'm trying to output video from the pads on the back of the PCB, how ever it is not outputting video. I've tested the video with a raspberry pi zero and the video ...
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Why is my composite display so fuzzy?

I've been working on a portable raspberry pi zero w for a while now and I've soldered the yellow and white wires from a 480x240 tft LCD display directly to the pis two tv pins. It may be hard to tell ...
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NOOBS bootloader doesn't use composite video

I created a dual-boot setup on my Pi 1B today and have it hooked up to an old NTSC CRT TV. When I first installed the OSes, I pressed "4" on my keyboard to get composite video out, and NOOBS prompted ...
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Play movies found on USB stick on boot

I'd like to connect a RPi2 to an old TV (via composite) and use it as media player. With a plugged USB stick containing movies (avi files, DivX or other formats, etc.), I would like the RPi to auto-...
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Raspberry Pi 3 Model B v1.2 - Connect to old TV via Composite Video Output

I have a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B v1.2. It works great on my TV that has HDMI port, but I am trying to hook it up to a TV that only has A/V and Composite Video inputs. From what I understand, I needed ...
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Raspberry Pi 3 Composite not working [duplicate]

I'm trying to make use of a car DVD player by using its composite cable it came with and using it with the pi. The problem is theres no singal and when booting into NOOBs and pressing 3/4 I get a very ...
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What is the 3.5mm port standard in RPi3?

What is the 3.5mm port standard in Raspberry Pi 3? Is it CTIA or OMTP or any other standard? Mainly I want to know, which one is grounded? Say, tip ring ring sleeve = <1 2 3 4> respectively.
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“Pipe” video output to audio channel in auxiliary port?

Question Is there a way to "pipe" video output to either audio left or audio right in the auxiliary port? Such that the audio cable from the RCA needs to be plugged into the video port on the TV. ...
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Push button to play mp4 video [closed]

I would like to know if anyone can help me with this, I would like to activate the reproduction of the video by pushing a button. The video will be played using Raspberry Pi. Do I need to program the ...
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Composite video color resolution

I have a rather theoretical question. I connected my Raspberry Pi to my Composite NTSC TV and observed that the terminal video output has 640 pixels horizontal resolution with nice solid clear colors ...
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How to set the video resolution over composite?

I am trying to make a RPi 1 work nicely with an old LCD PAL TV (Sony KLV-20SR3). The video signal goes over composite (over SCART) because HDMI is not available. I am using LibreELEC. By default the ...
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Raspberry Pi Zero 1.3 Audio pins

So I saw this awesome project Element 14 did with the Pi here https://www.element14.com/community/docs/DOC-79282/l/raspberry-pi-zero-retro-gaming-system I have a Pi Zero 1.3 and I want to do this ...
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Connect Raspberry Pi to Macintosh 128k's cathodic screen

I have a Macintosh 128k and I want to connect its screen with a Raspberry Pi. Is it possible? How? Can I take some parts of another cathodic TV like composite video?
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How can I relay video to a TV (has only RCA input) from RaspberryPI (model B+)?

Please specify the necessary components required to connect a Raspberry Pi to a TV with only an RCA input.
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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/LibreELEC?

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 using ...
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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 ...