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FPP PI3 with Vast FM Transmitter URGENT HELP

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  1. gnarmstr

    gnarmstr Full Time Elf

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    So first full night tonight and I have just discovered that the Pi3 does not work properly with the Vast Transmitter, as in it will randomly produce just noise WTF.

    I am using the FPP Plug in with USB Vast as I have no audio in on the vast. Apparently there is no fix for this that I know of.

    Anyone got any suggestions as this has totally destroyed my show.

    Does anyone know where I can get another FM Transmitter from with audio in within the Brisbane area as I will need it tomorrow.

    Cheers
     
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    You could try jerry rigging a car FM transmitter, you know the old school ones that you needed to use before we had Bluetooth or Aux input in the car so you could play audio through your car stereo.

    they are 12v so a spare 12v power supply hooked up is all you need and they have limited range which is good, but a well place piece of wire might increase the range some what, and with 3.5mm audio input it might just be enough to get you out of trouble.
     
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    Thanks Kitman,

    Superman has come to the rescue and has a couple I can try until I can order one in, so will give that a go tomorrow.

    Thanks Superman (Steve).
     
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    I have an unused CZE-05B also if you have no luck - more than welcome to use it. I live/work Gold Coast north.
     
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    Thanks for the offer. I will see Steve today and try his but will keep you in mind.

    Cheers.
     
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    run the show from Xl on your computer, plug transmitter into headphone jack and away you go
    Cheers Boof63
    (tried 2 years to get pi to run show this will be third and last year- not looking good at this point either)
     
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    Sorry mate, as a Vixen developer I could never do that. :)

    I have two transmitters from Superman so will test them, hopefully they will work.
     
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    I hope @Superman plays some hero music when he does the hand over, then flies off :)
     
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    Superman I Have C.L.A.P and its very infectious Global Moderator

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    Wait,Wait,Wait... Your a Vixen user, Bring them back!!!!!!!! ;)
     
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    Not a user mate a developer, 1 step more awesome than a Vixen User, not sure how many steps more awesome than an XLights user that is :)
     
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    How about I give one of the two back as the EDM is working great. Thanks again.
     
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    The EDM served me well here for many years. looking forward to getting over there soon to check it all out
     
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    Thanks, I am just uploading some videos but it doesn't look that good compared to standing out the front.
     

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