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Preview of Falcon Pi Player User Interface

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  1. dpitts

    dpitts Apprentice Elf

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    We are getting very close to first version of the Falcon Pi Player. Here are a few videos of the user interface.

    Improvements to be done before Academy.

    1) Finish 6 Universe Pixelnet and 6 DMX universe add-on board firmware.
    This board gives 6 Pixelnet and 6 MDX outputs while up to 80 universes of E131 is being output.
    A total of 27000+ channels can be output.
    This board will work also when FPP is configured to be an E131 to Pixelnet/DMX bridge

    Future Improvements.

    1) Show all entries in currently playing playlist.
    2) Jump to a particular entry in a playlist.
    3) Pause, Fast forward, Next entry buttons.

    Please feel free to give feedback.

    Creating sequence files for FPP
    Making a Falcon Pi Player sequence file

    Uploading Files
    Falcon Pi Player File Upload

    Creating playlists
    Falcon Pi - Creating Playlists

    Scheduling playlists
    Falcon Pi - Scheduling

    Configuring Universe Output
    Falcon Pi Player - Universes

    Status/Control
    Falcon Pi Player - Status/Control
     
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    Very impressive, if only I could output my vixen 3 sequences to it, I might not need a show computer at all.

    Cheers,
    Rowan
     
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    The file format is very simple to make. I will post it for all to see soon. Vixen 3 guys could easily implement it.
     
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    And HLS?
     
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    Right now you can bring HLS file into Xlights and convert directly to FPP file format. Joe said he would support a direct export to FPP. I just need to get him the details when we lock them down.
     
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    Habbosrus New house (again) 2017

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    I was looking at Xlights earlier today trying to work out if I could convert HLS files. I couldn't see an input for HLS files in the converter, only an output. It's good to know it will be supported. I will put a raspberry pi into the plans.
     
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    You are right about import. HLS is not currently supported. I will add that to the things to fix in Xlights and get with Joe on direct export from HLS.
     
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    Habbosrus New house (again) 2017

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    Thanks Dave.
     
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    Hi Dave, Any news on a release date? I've just ordered my PI in anticipation.
     
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    Dumb question, but what's the difference between this Pi and the Raspberry Pi?
     
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    Pi = Raspberry Pi.

    The Falcon Pi Player is a scheduling package that runs on a Raspberry Pi
     
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    So it's only software that runs on the Raspberry hardware?
     
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    Yes. This is software to run on the Raspberry Pi.
    I placed an order for my new Raspberry Pi (with case) with element14 at 4.45pm yesterday afternoon and it arrived today!
     
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    correct, Their is an expansion board that you can buy to allow two pixelnet universes to be output. But very few people in Australia have gone down the pixelnet path. Most in Aus stick to E1.31 controllers. And for them a Pi is all you need.

    Get your internet connection from a wifi dongle (the Pi doesn't have a clock, so needs this to run scheduler), and plug your E1.31 network into the Ethernet port and away you go.

    Cheers,
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    I too have ordered a Pi today and this looks so easy to set up. So if I didnt have a wifi connection avialable, does this mean that I cant run the Pi as it wont know the time and hence the scheduler cant run? Or is there some other way of getting around this?
     

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