TCPSyphon

<TL; DR> I’ve built a TCPSyphon Server myself in Java and tried to circumvent some of the flaws of the original Version </TL; DR>

 

Maybe you heard about Syphon. “Syphon is an open source Mac OS X technology that allows applications to share frames – full frame rate video or stills – with one another in realtime” (Link). It was originally intended to only work locally and not be shared between different Hosts on a Network. Fortunately someone took care of this and built a set of applications to share “Syphon data” between multiple Computers. Actually it doesn’t: It renders local Syphon data into single images (jpeg, for example), applies a compression and sends them over the network. Anyways, this is one of the applications you don’t get around as a VJ. You just HAVE to have it: TCPSyphon.

The person behind the TCPSyphon-apps also built a client for the Raspberry Pi. The TCPSClient. Now things become really interesting.

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Syphon to RTMP

This idea caught me a while back and it took quite some effort to rebuild it from the leftovers a few days ago. Kids don’t forget: The only difference between noodling around and being a true specialiologist (they don’t call me “Doktor Andy” for nothing) lies in a reusable form of documentation. Fortunately I got this website. What would I do without it.

<TL; DR> video from Mac to Raspberry via network</TL; DR>

The approach uses Syphon, Open Broadcaster Software (obs), nginx and Omxplayer. I guess this ain’t too revolutionary. Using RTMP is quite a common task to distribute video. But it’s a good idea to have it all written down at least once. Furthermore I couldn’t find any kind of writeup like this covering this topic so … it’s okay.

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Unboxing Raspberry PI

[24.7.2012]

It’s finally there….My Raspberry PI model B. I tried to get on the orderlist as soon as lines were opened. Payed for it ~6 weeks ago and now … there it is. In all its glory.

 

Unboxing like a boss.

 

 

Purest expression of joy upon holding it in my hands.

 

Outrageous joy….

 

Truely outrageous joy…

 

OK…enough with that…stop it…

 

It’s me…Doktor-Andy .. so I’ve got to examine it thoroughly.

 

I have about 2 tons of USB cables lying around. Dozens of every flavour. But the fr*gg*ng “micro USB” ain’t one of them….

 

Bam!….