Do they make a ethernet HAT for the Pi?

If not, is it possible to make your own? You can make your own wireless HAT, it requires some soldering.

Would it be faster then a 100 Mbps USB adapter? I don’t want to buy anymore USB ethernet adapters. I have four of them. Two 100 Mbps ethernet ones, and two 1000 Mbps USB 3.0 ones. Does the Switch really need network access? I could use that adapter.

The Pi Zero W replacement I bought, came presoldered.

If you want 10 Mbps, a ethernet HAT will work. Except, on one site, it says discontinued. Is 10 Mbps a limitation of GPIO or the controller they used? You need to be smart to answer that question. Google won’t give you a non technical answer.

Script isn’t working right

Said the process completed when I got home. Looks like one problem, is it wasn’t killing ffmpeg, most likely.

Script should work now. Also added to check if the PID is valid. Otherwise, it’ll get an error, depending on when you kill the script.

Another way to get low delay from your Raspberry Pi camera

Use the -l option in raspivid. You could leave that running all the time. You’d have to make a loop though, it closes when you disconnect.

raspivid -l -o tcp://0.0.0.0:3333 -t 0 -w 1920 -h 1080 -fps 30 -hf -vf

Can ffmpeg open that directly without netcat? MPlayer can’t. Yes it can, that’s better then using netcat.

It would make more sense to have the Pi run that command all the time, on exit start back up. But then what was the point in staying up all morning getting my script to work?

Apparently the Raspberry Pi can do better then 10 MB/s on the network

If you get a USB 3.0 ethernet adapter, it won’t be 1000 Mbps, but it’ll be faster then 100 Mbps.

I didn’t think it was worth buying a 3.0 adapter for the Pi, so I bought another USB 2.0 100 Mbps adapter. I suppose I could buy a 3.0 one, but I’m cheap. Also, the Pi security camera works, if you use netcat.

Not sure why I want 1080p 30 FPS though, 1280×720 has a bigger field of view.

Script finally works

Netcat was running, because of bad code, so a whole bunch were running in the background. Finally decided to see if netcat was running, it was. Killed it, started the script, and now it works as it should.

Don’t use threading in Python, you apparently can’t stop the thread. Or that could of been the netcat running in the background. Either way Process works fine.

I may share the script later. It runs a script on the Pi by SSH, and runs netcat -l on my computer with ffmpeg. Kills ffmpeg after 1810 seconds, no need to use the -t setting in ffmpeg. 1810 seconds, because it doesn’t start actually recording anything right away.

Can you run motion from a netcat stream? I can’t get 1080p 30 FPS any other way, VLC there’s a delay, mjpg-streamer is in slow motion.

I should probably go to bed now.

Is there a cl only version of VLC?

Going to try that instead of mjpg-streamer.

I want 1080p 30 FPS, and mjpg-streamer is in slow motion if you do so.

Just installed vlc-bin, didn’t install any X stuff, does the minimal Raspbian come with that?

If you install vlc-plugin-base, it’ll install X related stuff. But I think you need that for it to work. And how will h264 work? Does the Pi Zero have hardware transcoding?

Slower motion then mjpg-streamer, I lowered the bitrate, that didn’t solve it.

The CPU usage isn’t high.

Not slow motion, huge delay in getting video. So put your hand in front of it, and it doesn’t show up right away. VLC on my desktop could be the problem.

It’s missing packets, according to MPlayer.

The delay is there if you lower the resolution too.

Trying to do HTTP streaming with VLC now. Why do you have to use ogg? Use mux=ts, otherwise it won’t work. And the shitty delay is still there.

If you use netcat, run nc -l 5001 on your giant computer, then send the data from the camera on the Pi to your giant computer, | nc xxx 5001.

Problem with that, is that would make a PITA script, you’d have to start the command on your desktop, then ssh into the Pi to start the sending script. You might be able to just keep sending it to your desktop forever, but that’s messy.

No delay if you do that though. At least not visible to me. Is there a reason the Pi can send data no problem, but if it’s the server it sucks?

I updated the firmware on the Pi, it did nothing. The other Pi seems to have the same issue. Maybe it’s the USB ethernet adapter. They have the same one.

Fantom Drives might use Toshiba drives

That might be the worst hard drive maker. All I know, is I pulled a 2.5″ Toshiba out of a laptop, and it was a hot drive. Not reliable if it’s hot.

I think that drive still works though, it’s hooked up to my mom’s Wii U. Don’t think they turn the Wii U on much.

All external hard drives die? More like all mechanical drives die.

I think SSDs just have a write limit, but otherwise might survive 50+ years.

Maybe I should get the dual bay enclosure, that might be crap. At least it’ll be in a software RAID 1. So if the drives don’t both die at the same time, I won’t lose anything, unless the other drive dies while rebuilding.

Doesn’t matter what brand you buy, they will all die most likely. I already have Seagate, WesternDick, HGST/Hitachi.

Does Toshiba make NAS drives? Buy two of em. Seagate is cheaper then Toshiba. Refurbished HGST is even cheaper.

You need a fortune teller to find the most reliable brand. By the time somebody has tested a model, new models will be available, that may be better or worse.

They claim Seagate has a historical higher failure rate then WD. Where did they get that from? Also, why are they storing data on just one drive? That’s why you back your data up, then when one drive dies, you won’t lose everything.

Recent Seagate drives are better, and it might of just been select models in the past.

SAMBA is faster then SSH on Raspberry Pi Zero

Over 5 MB/s copying to my folder. The all command was broken in scrub.py, I never tested it, while looking at it, it probably wasn’t adding anything to the array.

I added copying to scrub.py, and it deletes if the file size matches. Using shasum would be better, but that would probably be super slow.

I plan on running the all command everyday at 12 am. So I don’t have to manually connect in FileZilla and download everything, and then delete.

Does that mean 1080p 30 FPS should work from the other Pi? Cause it doesn’t, using mjpeg-streamer. It’s in slow motion, maybe the camera can’t handle it.

Need a bigger toaster oven

My cooking sheet or whatever it’s called, is to big to fit in it. I have to put the tray in upside down, and near the top. Don’t think you can put it upside down in the middle, there’s little handles or something on it. With those, the sheet doesn’t fit at all. It fits if you take the tray out, not really a good solution. Think I did that once.

How much is a bigger toaster oven? Doesn’t look like Amazon is a good place to buy one, over $100 for most of them. I spent probably max $50 on the one I have, might of only been $20.

It gets burned if you toast it to long, if you toast not as long, then not all the cheese melts. I had to put it in the microwave for 30 seconds to melt the rest of the cheese. But I think I’ll be cheap, and use the toaster oven + microwave.

AMD Link

Lets you stream games, but only to iOS and Android. No tvOS support, I was hoping it worked on the Apple TV. I still have a Steam Link, I could use. But I’d rather use the Apple TV.

There’s a big AMD driver update. Didn’t get rid of stuttering in Fallout 76. Was running good at first.