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Questions related to playing or editing video on the Raspberry Pi, both in SD and HD.

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U4VL WebRTC hardware codec error

I installed U4VL with all the necessary libraries for WebRTC. But the webcam isn't working with hardware codec enabled, I am using the Camera Board V2. I got the following error: In the uv4l-rapicam....
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Recoding video files for easy (low CPU) playback on Pi4 / Firefox

I won't go into the full detail of how we arrived here but I have a need to play two (locally stored on the eMMC) video files simultaneously in Firefox running on a Pi CM4. Right now it's struggling ...
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What is the bottleneck when I'm downloading something and playing a video?

When I'm downloading a file (torrent) and playing a video, my video will periodically freeze. The video uses the GPU and barely the CPU, the total CPU usage isn't anywhere near 50% when I'm doing ...
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Force video output to part of a monitor

I have a FHD monitor with a smashed screen on the left side only. Is it possible to force the PI to output video to only part of the screen? For example, output 1500 x 1080, and align to the right ...
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Omxplayer not always starting with rc.local

I have trouble with my Raspberry Pi 4B configuration. I prepared RPI to work with TV - it turns on the TV and switches active source to HDMI1 with cec-client. After turning on the TV it should start ...
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Receive pycam video from socket and save to file or process it

I tried using the pycam documentation 3.13. Recording to a network stream where the client is the pycam that sends H.264 video over a socket and the server incrementally reads a file-like object and ...
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Problem using vlc without X

After having used OMXPlayer for many years, I am now trying to install vlc for command line on a Raspberry Pi B+ (Buster Lite) without X: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade sudo apt-get install ...
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Firefox 89 on Pi - visual codec artifacts

Firefox 89 on my Pi 4 is displaying bad codec symptoms, videos can be watched but the picture is corrupted by brightly coloured patches around areas of detail. On the Pi I am running Ubuntu 21.04 and ...
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Overlaying text to OMXPlayer using numpy array

Overlaying text to a video can be solved in this way: Play the video with OMXPlayer. Use Pillow to create a transparent image with the text. Save the image. Show the image with omxiv in a higher ...
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Does Pi4 output correct video for Apple CInema Displays?

I've seen the older thread asking about a pi 2 on a cinema display, but the responses weren't helpful. I have an old Apple Cinema display that does work - had an ancient mac up and running, but that ...
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Live streaming camera and microphone input on a Raspberry Pi 4

I got a a Raspberry Pi camera and a USB microphone connected to the Raspberry Pi 4. All of them are working seperately. But now, I would like to stream them live and combined for accessing it in HTML. ...
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How to use Raspberry Pi to encode video from an IP camera to stream to Azure?

Related to this question https://stackoverflow.com/questions/33530521/storing-live-video-on-azure-media-services Since WireCast is only for windows what is the alternative I could use to create an ...
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What code do I need to play videos using GPIO buttons with a raspberry pi?

I am trying to make a python program that uses GPIO buttons to play videos on a raspberry pi. I do not really understand python and I need some help with the code to make the videos play. I have tried ...
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Displaying only a gif on a Raspberry Pi

So all I want to do is when I turn on the raspberry Pi, I want to have it display a gif. I have tried to do research about how to do this and haven't had any luck so far. Would someone be able to help?...
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Cannot Stream From WAN remote Rpi using Python Server and Client Sockets

This is the first time I've ever asked a question to any on-line group, so apologies if this is the wrong place to ask this. I am trying to use stream live video using Python Server and Client sockets ...
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Overlay text on playing video

I am working on the following project: I want a video playing on a raspberry pi continuously in a loop. Whenever I press a button on the gpio, i want a text to be overlayed on the video for 5 seconds ...
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How to play on RPi4 two Full HD 1080p videos with audio outputting to two HDMIs separately?

Let's consider two mp4 containers media (h264/1080p video + aac audio) mountains.mp4 and forest.mp4. When omxplayer started for first video: $ omxplayer --no-keys --loop --display 2 ./mountains.mp4 ...
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Can I record HD 1080 p 60 fps through USB on a Raspberry Pi 3 or 4?

I have a set-top box with HDMI output and want to record some programs from it on a Raspberry Pi (model 3 or 4). I found some HDMI to USB 3.0 converters with HDMI 'loop-out' which would enable us to ...
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raspberry pi 4B: writing to screen buffer / framebuffer

In the old days you could bypass system calls, bios calls, etc. by writing an ASCII character directly to a byte in the "screen buffer". Is there something similar with the raspberry pi 4b?
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Is the quantization aka quality factor of Pi camera images an integer or floating point value?

I want to make small changes to the size of video files produced by a Pi camera. I have a feedback loop that frequently measures video file size, since I have short duration files, and adjusts q in ...
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Wyze v2 mjpg-streamer-experimental input_uvc.so setting for turning IR lights on to auto or on

Does anyone know the variable or setting to turning the new usb wyze v2 firmware on using mjpg-streamer? ~/mjpg-streamer# ./mjpg_streamer -i "./input_uvc.so -f 15 -r 1280x720" -o "./...
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Having trouble with SD Card Copier

I put my USB on my pi and open SD Card Copier. I select the pi's sd card and the output device to my usb (dev/sda) and I click start: I notice on the file manager it creates a ~280MB partition and ...
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Picamera use_video_port=true low quality images

When I use use_video_port=True with capture_continuous() or capture_sequence() the image quality seems low with the following code import io import time import picamera from PIL import Image with ...
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Ultra-wide monitor support - Screen resolution, Video and Audio Raspberry Pi 4 B

Ultra-wide monitor specs: 34 inch WHFD (2560 x 1080) IPS Display (21:9) - HD 10 AMD Free sync OS: Arch linux with Openbox (lightdm) Issues: Managed to get 2560x1080 pixels with "...
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How to change the brightness of the video output?

I bought a monitor that has a "minimum" brightness that is still quite bright. How can I change the brightness of the video output of the Raspberry pi, so that the signal going to the ...
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Send GPIO trigger(s) at specific video timecode(s)?

Just starting out in the wonderful world of RPi maker projects, scored a Model 2b v.1.1, installed the latest Raspbian and now ready for my first project :-) What I want to build is a video player for ...
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USB webcam (spherical camera) not working with Raspberry Pi OS

I'm feeling utterly hopeless with this one, but my USB spherical camera, Insta360 Air, no longer works with Raspberry Pi. It used to work in a previous OS (forgot the kernel version but before the OS ...
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Professional video editor for Pi 4B [closed]

I'm looking for a professional video editor for the Raspberry Pi 4B. Is there anything good that I can use? I mainly use special effects, and I split the frame a lot, so preferably with that feature. ...
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Is local video streaming site possible?

I'm not familiar with Raspberry Pi and I just want to ask if my idea is possible. I am planning to install Ubuntu and Python 3. I will put all videos in a hard drive, connect it to the raspberry pi, ...
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PIR Sensor activated video

I've attempted to modify this script here, but instead of for 4 video outputs, to only 2. I'm pretty new to programming a pi and am trying to wrap this up for an gallery project. Here is my current ...
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Raspivid multicast UDP streaming

I need to stream raspivid video via UDP instead TCP in a multicast fashion. Using: raspivid -w 640 -h 480 -vf -ih -fps 30 -n -o udp://dest_address:12345 I can stream the video trough UDP on ...
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Why this command works correctly in command line but doesn't in autostart file?

This command works in command line but doesn't in autostart: raspivid -t 10000 --segment 2000 --output video_%d.h264
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How much video can I store on a pi 3 a+?

I recently got a pi model 3 a+ and a camera module 2.0. I need to store about three hours of video on it. I have a 16gb SD card with raspbian installed. Can someone tell me how much video I can record ...
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How to prevent libvlc from opening a new window for every mp4 in playlist?

My requirement is that a list of mp4 files play sequentially in the same window. The aim is to produce a simple animated face, specific characteristics being added programmatically to the list. ...
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Is Raspberry Pi fast enough for realtime video processing?

I want to use Raspberry Pi 3 B+ on my RC airplane for a realtime image classification task. Airplane will be flying at an altitude ranged between 10-30 meters with a airspeed of 15m/s. What I need is ...
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Plugged in a 32GB Sandisk flash drive to my RPie3 (running Retro Pie) and it won't boot now

I wasn't sure if the flash drive was the culprit, so after reinstalling the OS (RetroPie) I tried the flash drive again....and sure enough, it killed my OS again. Even after unplugging it and power-...
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hardware accelerated h.265 encoding

will (or does) the pi 4 have hardware accelerated h265 encoding ? I know it has h264 options like MMAL or OpenMAX (for ffmpeg), just wondering if anything is in the works, or if its possible(or useful ...
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Recording audio from RPi3-B1.2, recording video on Windows PC

I am recording .NET programming videos for YouTube, on Windows 10. Because of background noise, I have been trying to record the audio in a different room, while doing the coding remotely from the ...
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Raspberry pi 4 - Framerate drop with video on chromium browser

I have a problem using chromium-browser in kiosk mode on a raspberry pi 4. I launch a web interface in Html with my video on it. Sometimes there is some drop frame / lag on the video, and I don't know ...
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omxplayer accelerates all video playbacks after upgrade to Buster

RPi lovers. Running Buster on an RPi3, which I just upgraded to from Raspbian Stretch. My omxplayer used to work fine right before the upgrade, and now after the upgrade if I try to play a video file (...
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Full HD playback on RPi4 with hardware acceleration

I am the owner of Raspberry Pi 4B with 2GB RAM and latest Raspbian OS. I already did some basic testing with HTML5 FullHD video or with Youtube and 1080p video, but playback is jerky and definitely ...
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Video tearing in custom Electron app but not with included Chromium app

I have firstly played with the Raspbian config for video to see if that's the cause but after trying the web app within a different browser (Chromium included) it works. I have a web version of my ...
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Overlay text to a playing video

My project will play a video on a Pi with some buttons attached to the GPIO. What I need is to pop up a menu in response to those buttons, ideally without pausing the video if it's playing. I've seen ...
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How to get 10-bit depth black and white image from raspicam v2.1?

I am a little bit confused about image capturing by Raspberry pi camera V2.1 [1]. I work on the Raspberry pi 4 and I know how to get 8-bit depth black and white (BW) image from it on the C++ level ...
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Watch Youtube videos without "personal API key", because I don't have a Google account

Kodi Youtube addon stopped working (RPI4 and LibreELEC distro) and a DDG search advises me to create a personal API key. Youtube acess not configured, youtube data api has not been... For privacy ...
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RPI 4 - ffmpeg - how to get hardware h.264 decoding to work?

I have had good success on the RPi 3 using ffmpeg to decode h.264 streams from various Ethernet video sources. However, on the RPi 4, when I include the -c:v h264_mmal directive, it appears to ...
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Video Distortion using PiCamera 2.0, but raspistill is fine

I'm new to using the Picamera, but I cannot play a video without distortion. The top of the image and any activity is redish/pink in color. I can take a picture with no problem. I'm using VLC to view, ...
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Horizontal lines on video capture

There are random lines in my camera recording. I have this system running on a vehicle. I doubt the following three to be the reason. Help me identify the root cause. Vibration of the camera ...
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DIY Ambilight project, Raspberry Pi receiving video input

So Got myself a Raspberry Pi 4 Model B 4GB RAM. I have also bought a S-100-5 PSU (20A) for lighting a WS2812 addressable light strip. My overall goal is to create a Responsive AmbiLight for my TV. ...
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Extend Official Display Connections

Is there a type of extender for the official Pi display connections? I don't mean the 15 pin FFC, but the two directly on the display. I'm mounting the driver board separately from the display in a ...

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