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Standalone Blissflixx?????
#1
When I first tried Blissflixx, i used my PC with my Raspberry Pi and it worked perfectly. I was able to watch BBC and ITV programmes. I bought a Hudl2 and could only see a minute or so of the programme before the "PIPE STOPPED" message came through. I am still not familiar with the Hudl2 and it is difficult to enter magnet streams or html addresses. It is so easy to open a number of windows on the Pi. After starting the program on the Pi and then entering the ip address onto the Hudl2, I decided to experiment. I left the Hudl2 on for a time and then entered my ip address into the Minimal kiosk Browser on the Pi. The Blissflixx loading screen appeared on the Pi and stayed there even when I switched the Hudl2 off. I used http://www.magnetdl.com to find a magnet. Minimal Kiosk Browser threw up an error message including the path of the magnet when I tried to load this. I was able to copy this path and paste it into "enter url, magnet etc" section of the Blissflixx screen. After a minute or so, this magnet file started playing. It was difficult to switch off. I had to switch off the Pi's power at first. Later I found I could use CTRL+ALT+F5 with a number of key presses. When I tried to enter the ip adress on the Pi again, the Blissflixx screen did not appear; it appears that I have to enter it into the Hudl2 first. I do not think I have explained this very well but a standalone Blissflixx on the Pi would be so much easier to use than a tablet and and a Pi.
johnd
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#2
Hi John,

>> I bought a Hudl2 and could only see a minute or so of the programme before the "PIPE STOPPED" message came through

I have a Hudl 1 and everything works fine for me. If possible, could you provide a specific TV program that works fine from your PC but fails when played from the Hudl? I can then try and reproduce the problem on my PC/Hudl.

As for using Blissflixx directly from the Pi have you tried using the latest Epiphany Web Browser? I have just tried it for a few minutes and it seems to work fine. On tip is that you can just enter:

http://localhost

into the browser address bar instead of the IP address.

Also have you installed the plugins provided here:

http://forum.blissflixx.rocks/showthread.php?tid=4

Installing these plugins means you should not have to enter magnet links directly - makes things easier on the tablet.
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#3
(06-12-2015, 01:19 PM)MrBliss Wrote: Hi John,

>> I bought a Hudl2 and could only see a minute or so of the programme before the "PIPE STOPPED" message came through

I have a Hudl 1 and everything works fine for me. If possible, could you provide a specific TV program that works fine from your PC but fails when played from the Hudl? I can then try and reproduce the problem on my PC/Hudl.

As for using Blissflixx directly from the Pi have you tried using the latest Epiphany Web Browser? I have just tried it for a few minutes and it seems to work fine. On tip is that you can just enter:

http://localhost

into the browser address bar instead of the IP address.

Also have you installed the plugins provided here:

http://forum.blissflixx.rocks/showthread.php?tid=4

Installing these plugins means you should not have to enter magnet links directly - makes things easier on the tablet.

I have two Raspberry Pis, one is at a girl friend's house and the other is at home. At home I have my Windows 7 PC. When tried Blissflixx at home I had no problems in running TV programmes or the Youtube movies; playback lasted more than a minute and only stopped when I wanted it to do so. I shall have to try my hudl2 at home. I have only had it for a few weeks. My home system uses Sky Broadband and the ip is http://192.168.0.8. At my girlfriend's house the Broadband provider is Virgin Media and the ip address of the Pi is http://192.168.1.6. So, in short, my Windows PC will run Blissflixx at home with no problems while my hudl2 will only run TV programmes and Youtube films for a minute or so. My technical knowledge is very limited so I do rely on your help.
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#4
Are both your Raspberry Pi's the same model or different?
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#5
Both are Model Bs. One is about a year old while the other (the one at home) is about two and a half years old
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#6
I have a friend who has a similar problem to what you describe. They are running on a Rpi Model 2 so I assumed it was something to do with that. However it seems not to be case. I will need to investigate further to see why some installations have this issue. Unfortunately I will only be able to get on my friends system at the beginning of next week so I won't be able to do anything until then.

PS. I'm pretty sure it does not have anything to do with using a Hudl vs using a PC.
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#7
I have tried the SD card that I use at home in the Pi at my girl friend's house. This time I can watch TV programmes without the programme shutting down after a minute or so. Either the other SD card is corrupted or there is a program clash with one of the many other programs I have installed. I have not yet tried my hudl2 at home. I assume it will work. I'll try a few more times with the SD card that I usually use.
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#8
I am testing a fix which may solve your issue. Let me test the fix for a day or two then you can see if it resolves your issues. I'll let you know when you can update your software
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#9
OK I have checked in the fix. Please try it out to see if it resolves your issues:

First cd into the blissflixx directory:

Code:
cd blissflixx

Now stop the server running:

Code:
./stop.sh

Now get the updated code:

Code:
git pull

Note that this command should show some files updating. You should get any errors.

Finally start the server again:

Code:
./start.sh

Let me know if this update fixes your issues.
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#10
Thanks for the help. I tried a general update before i saw the above message. I was able to watch BBC programmes without them stopping after a minute or so. When I did try the above the message came that the files were up to date.
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