Improved Portsdown Jessie Streamer Software

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Improved Portsdown Jessie Streamer Software

Post by G8GKQ » Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:38 pm

I have just published an update to the Portsdown Jessie software (201810311) that includes 2 significant improvements for streaming:
  • It reboots the Raspberry Pi at 0300 UTC each morning to restart the stream if there has been a failure
  • The audio may be better (the difference is not so marked as with the Stretch software)
To upgrade a Repeater Streamer that is running (a special case for the Portsdown), please follow this procedure:

1. Log in the RPi using your username (pi) and you password. You may get a message "modprobe: FATAL: Module usbtv is in use.", do not worry about this.

2. Type the following at the command line

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rpidatv/scripts/ menu
3. You should get the Portsdown console menu displayed. Use the down arrow to highlight

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5 System   System Setup
and press enter.

4. Again, use the down arrow to highlight

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10 Update         Check for Updated rpidatv Software
and press enter.

5. It will check that the upgrade is available ask you whether you want to upgrade. Press y for yes.

This is only a minor update to the Jessie software for streaming and should take about 15 minutes to complete. It does not include the other recent enhancements to the Stretch software (H264 with audio) and is only intended for streaming use. DO NOT UPGRADE YOUR PORTSDOWN JESSIE SOFTWARE IF YOU USE IT FOR TRANSMISSION - rebuild your card with the Stretch software instead. When the upgrade is complete is complete, the streamer will reboot and start streaming again.

Dave, G8GKQ

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