Retirement of Pi Presents Next (Version 1.2)

Having met my objectives for Pi Presents Gapless I have decided to make it the stable version of Pi Presents and hence to retire Pi Presents Next.

I will support Pi Presents Next for another year to allow you to upgrade to Gapless.

I have added a file upgrade_1p2_1p3.txt to the Gapless repository which gives instructions and hints for the upgrade. As always I will answer queries on the [pipresents-gapless] Github or via the contact form on this site.

I hope you will enjoy using the new software as much as I have enjoyed developing it with lots of input from many of you. It is difficult to estimate the number of people using Pi Presents but I have had contact with over 500 people from a few miles from where I live to Australia.


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2 Responses to Retirement of Pi Presents Next (Version 1.2)

  1. Jason says:

    Hi Ken, it’s a great piece of software. I do have one query regarding the omxplayer. I’m trying to overlay text on top of a video but the manual it says it’s not possible due to the limitations of omxplayer. Have you tried the hello_font example in /opt/vc/src/hello_pi?

    cheers – Jason

    • KenT says:

      Yes I know its possible but would require a major change to PP to use opengles instead of Tkinter and the screen buffer. This would be a rewrite of the core of PP. As it happens I have started experimenting with Python 3 asyncio and opengles to see whether a rewrite is possible.

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