I have read about using OBS without a Portsdown, "talking" to the Pluto direct, can I use my Portsdown with its easily configured menus?
Thanks 2E0ILY, Chris in north Shropshire.
Yes, you can use OBS with Portsdown, but your PC needs to capable of encoding the video stream.
The normal setup is
- OBS with the virtual cam plugin (not the in-built virtual cam)
- F1EJP script to encode the video as a Transport Stream and route it to the Portsdown
- Portsdown in "IPTS in" mode (selected from the "Encoder" button)
There is plenty of information on this forum to help you configure the setup. btw it is exactly what I use for the Thursday nets.
The next thing was when I went to the Portsdown menu to look for an IPTS stream, the screen was blank. Being an impatient sort I clicked back to the first screen. After many goes I was distracted by someone and when I cam back to the previously blank IPTS viewer screen, there was the video. Patience is indeed a virtue, probably especially with a geriatric PC such as I am using...
So, thanks you Dave, thank you F1EJP!
my next question is, given I have a few videos of my motorsport activities, how might I most easily caption them with at least my call sign and locator? I see some web sites claim to b able to do this "in the clouds", but expect Chrome, which I do not have. I use Firefox and sometimes Opera.
Is there a simple way to add basic static or active captions to an existing video in say .mpg format?
Finally, I have seen some RP Linux commands to turn the RP camera image in the RP 7 inch housing through ninety degrees. Will something like that work to edit the Portsdown software somehow, or do I still need to butcher the housing and physically turn the camera 90 degrees?
l will try and get a better understanding of things as I go along.
All the best and thanks for the replies everyone.