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The Great Red Bird!

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I've been playing with the video editor again.
Here ya go...
Watch the video, SOUND UP!
On the BIG SCREEN!
http://www.unclegeorge.duckdns.org:8081 ... edbird.mp4
Let me know what you think.


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George. Great video!! I truly enjoyed it. I really liked the part where you looked into the camera, winked, and gave the thumbs up. I thought that was just for me,,,lol.

Where is that video hosted? What video editor are you playing with. I like the titles and need to learn them as well.

Keep up the good work!!
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Thanks Cal! I enjoy making videos like that.
Your questions:
I use the Kdenlive free video editor. It rivals any of the expensive editors and is completely free. It has the capability of doing WAY more than I do with it. Much of it I don't even understand. It also does the title screens too.
A guy who goes by the name TJFREE has a complete set of 21 tutorial videos on Youtube for the Kdenlive editor. I refer to him constantly.

The video is hosted right here on my desk on a tiny Raspberry Pi computer. I like to use familiar songs as my sound track. Youtube would delete the video and accuse me of "digital rights violations" if I posted them there. So I don't.
I just host it on my own little server here at home. Works pretty good too!

If you have any more questions, just ask. I'll see what I can do.
Meanwhile, here's the first one I did a couple of years ago that you might not have seen:
Watch the video, SOUND UP!
On the BIG SCREEN!
http://www.unclegeorge.duckdns.org:8081 ... stride.mp4
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Nicely done videos! :D Looked beautiful on the 55" screen with surround sound from my HTPC.

I noticed you must've changed the gauge cluster, now you have black-face gauges.... The fall video showed the white-face gauges.

I actually watched it again on my Raspberry Pi 4B (4gb version) overclocked to 2.15 GHz and running Windows 10 ARM - not Linux. Connected my Pi to yours! With a 720P screen on it it did pretty well, a couple very short pauses here and there but it rendered in full FPS outside of the couple pauses. My Pi has been running Windows 10 ARM version since Nov '21, 24/7/365. Pretty impressive for a credit-card sized computer!

My Pi is mainly a file server, has an 8 port USB-3 hub with three 4TB HDD connected to USB-3 ports, and a 120 GB SSD (for OS) connected directly to the other USB3 port. Besides serving files I RDP into it a lot and do web surfing from the Pi.

Downloaded a copy of the editing software you mentioned, haven't installed it yet but looking forward to see what it can do. Didn't notice if it is x86 or 64 bit version, but if it isn't 64 bit the Pi should be able to run it - Win 10 for ARM has x86 emulator, and can run most 32 bit Windows software - including Microsoft OFFICE!

I don't really expect Kdenlive to be very fast on the Pi, though!

So how do you get a static URL to access your Pi? I could host stuff here, I have Gigabit Fiber connection, but my ISP modem is DHCP and my public IP addr frequently changes, does DuckDNS keep up with that?
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Thanks for the compliments.
I believe that the Kdenlive software might be available in either 32 or 64 bit. I'm running 64 bit on a Linux Mint computer.
You win the prize! You're the only one so far who noticed that I changed the instrument faces. Never liked the white ones. Made it hard to read the trip odometer, which is my gas gauge.
DuckDNS is a free IP forwarding service. You run a snippet of code on your Pi which constantly checks your dynamic IP address and then updates DuckDNS if the IP changes. So, anytime someone tries to connect to your server, DuckDNS always has the most recent IP on file to forward their request to. Also, since most home ISPs block port 80, I run the server on port 8081, which you see in my link.
I've been doing it this way for years. As long as your server doesn't attract too much traffic, your ISP should be none the wiser.
If you tried to run a busy website from home, I'm sure your ISP would shut you down in a heartbeat.
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First video I tried to play was the spring video, on my HTPC. It started to play, and then froze with a lot of "Spinning" buffering icon on my screen. You might have had multiple simultaneous connections to the Pi and it got overwhelmed. Not hard to do that on a Pi, though. I was patient, and after about 10 mins or so the video played to perfection. :D

I thought I'd ask this also, is there a web page on your Pi, too, or are you just direct-linking files?
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Of course there is a web site. Looks rather nice, too.
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Sure, it's Uncle George's Workshop.
http://www.unclegeorge.duckdns.org:8081
And thanks, Rambozo!
And yes, it wouldn't take much to overwhelm the Pi on a home connection.
Sometimes I'm amazed that it works at all!
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offcenter wrote: Sun Apr 09, 2023 10:08 am Sure, it's Uncle George's Workshop.
http://www.unclegeorge.duckdns.org:8081
And thanks, Rambozo!
And yes, it wouldn't take much to overwhelm the Pi on a home connection.
Sometimes I'm amazed that it works at all!
I find it interesting just how many of us Goldwing owners are also pilots. It's a noticeable amount.
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Scott, I'm also a ham radio operator.
I find it amazing how many hams are also motorcyclists and pilots.
Way more than I would have imagined.
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offcenter wrote: Mon Apr 10, 2023 12:03 pm Scott, I'm also a ham radio operator.
I find it amazing how many hams are also motorcyclists and pilots.
Way more than I would have imagined.
Funny, that. KE8AFW, commercial, multiengine, instrument. :)
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Ha! I kinda figured.
N2ELC, general, private pilot SEL.
...and of course a Goldwing owner.


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