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Bullseye breaks Pi Presents

The latest version of the RPi OS which was issued on 8th November has seriously broken Pi Presents. As an amateur developer I get no notice of these changes. Fortunately the previous version of the OS, based on Debian Buster, … Continue reading

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Beep has updated Video and Web Tracks in Version 1.4.5

By default Web Tracks and Video Tracks are now implemented by Chromium Browser and VLC respectively. The old implementations of UZBL and omxplayer are still available but may be removed in the future. Chromium browser is the modern browser which … Continue reading

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Android Application for Controlling Pi Presents using OSC

David Verheyen from Belgium has kindly developed an Android App for controlling Pi Presents from an Android phone or tablet. The source code of the App is here. It can be compiled with App Inventor which is a free program … Continue reading

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The December update of Raspberry Pi OS has broken Audio Device Selection

The December 2020 version of the Raspberry Pi OS has yet again modified the way that application software selects the audio device. The OS now uses PulseAudio which is becoming the standard way to control audio on Linux operating systems. … Continue reading

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GermanTranslation of the manual for Pi Presents Beep

Peter Vasen has very kindly produced a German translation of the Pi Presents Beep manual to add to his Pi Presents Gapless manual. You can download it at http://www.web-echo.de/4.html If you wish to contact Peter you can do it via … Continue reading

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May 2020 Raspbian Update breaks Audio Device selection for Audio Tracks and Beeps

The May 2020 version of the Raspberry Pi OS has modified the way that application software selects the audio device. This means that the only way to control the selection with the new RPi OS is by the Task Bar … Continue reading

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Pi Presents Beep, two updates

I have just pushed a second recent update to pipresents-beep which brings it to Version 1.4.4c. It fixes the PPmanager deletion bug highlighted in the previous post. In addition there are several improvements: Updated Remi which is the library behind … Continue reading

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IMPORTANT: Serious bug in pp_manager.py

Hi All I have just found a nasty bug in the web based manager pp_manager.py. Fortunately I doubt if many people use this part of the suite as I have not had any angry emails saying where have all my … Continue reading

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Pi 4, Python 3, 2 Displays , and Pi Presents Beep

For a while now I have frozen development of [pipresents-gapless] and have continued further development in a new repo [pipresents-beep]. Initially this was intended to have some minor upgrades, the first being short beep sounds when keys are pressed, hence … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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