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raspberry_pi [2019/09/10 06:27]
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raspberry_pi [2019/09/17 03:38] (current)
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 ====== Raspberry Pi ====== ====== Raspberry Pi ======
-<​lead>​Raspberry Pi is a brand of "​single board computer" that can connect using HDMI, is fairly inexpensive,​ and is used by students and hobbyists for various electronics projects. Over the years it has turned out to be a useful device for a number of unexpected areas, including being used along side HDHomeRun products. There are multiple models of the Raspberry Pi, but most of them will function well as an HDHomeRun client or "​streaming box" for TVs, and the latest version (the "Pi 4") can also work as a DVR storage device for **[[:​DVR|HDHomeRun DVR service]]**.</​lead>​+<​lead>​Raspberry Pi is a brand of "​single board computers" that can connect using HDMI, is fairly inexpensive,​ and is used by students and hobbyists for various electronics projects. Over the years it has turned out to be a useful device for a number of unexpected areas, including being used along side HDHomeRun products. There are multiple models of the Raspberry Pi, but most of them will function well as an HDHomeRun client or "​streaming box" for TVs, and the latest version (the "Pi 4") can also work as a DVR storage device for **[[:​DVR|HDHomeRun DVR service]]**.</​lead>​
  
-===== Pi as a streamer ​for TV sets =====+===== Pi as a viewer ​for TV =====
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 ==== Installing the software ==== ==== Installing the software ====
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-<panel type="​success"​ title="​Step 1"><​image shape="​thumbnail">​{{ :​picture.png?​direct&​400|}}</​image>​ 
  
-</panel>+This guide will provide three basic paths for using a Raspberry Pi to view TV from an HDHomeRun device, all of which are based on using the open source video player [[Kodi]]: 
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 +<btn type="​success"​ size="​lg"​ icon="​glyphicon glyphicon-book">​[[Raspberry Pi:Basic client|Basic client]]</​btn>​\\ 
 +Click here if you want to use our pre-made Raspberry Pi image that has everything already set up, if all you intend to use the Pi/Kodi for is as a HDHomeRun viewer. 
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 +<btn type="​success"​ size="​lg"​ icon="​glyphicon glyphicon-book">​[[Raspberry Pi:​Community client|Unofficial community client]]</​btn>​\\ 
 +Click here if you want to use a pre-made unofficial community Raspberry Pi image that has everything already set up, and uses Kodi's built-in PVR/DVR features instead of the official HDHomeRun add-on. 
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 +<btn type="​success"​ size="​lg"​ icon="​glyphicon glyphicon-book">​[[:​kodi|Existing Kodi setup]]</btn>\\ 
 +Click here if you already have an existing Kodi setup on a Raspberry Pi, and just want to see the instructions for viewing HDHomeRun content. 
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-===== Pi 4 as DVR storage =====+===== Pi 4 as DVR server/storage =====
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 ==== Requirements ==== ==== Requirements ====
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-As most Raspberry Pi products ​are sold by themselves, you will need to make sure you have the right parts for a complete system.+The requirements for using the Raspberry Pi as a DVR server ​are the same as the above requirements ​for using it as viewer, with the following excepetions:​ 
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 +  * Only the Raspberry Pi model 4B is recommended 
 +  * Only an ethernet connection to your local network is recommended 
 +  * A USB 3 external hard drive of about 500 GB or more is needed for recordings. Using SSDs/Flash memory is discouraged due to the live TV buffer always writing to the drive. 
 +  * HDMI cables and remotes are not required.
  
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 ==== Installing the software ==== ==== Installing the software ====
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-sudo apt install usbmount 
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-enter password 
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-sed -i '​s/​PrivateMounts=yes/​PrivateMounts=no/​g'​ /​lib/​systemd/​system/​systemd-udevd.service 
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-mkdir /​home/​pi/​hdhomerun/​ 
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-mkdir /​media/​usb0/​hdhomerun_dvr_pi/​ 
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-echo '​RecordPath=/​media/​usb0/​hdhomerun_dvr_pi/'​ >/​home/​pi/​hdhomerun/​hdhomerun.conf 
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-curl https://​download.silicondust.com/​hdhomerun/​hdhomerun_record_linux >/​home/​pi/​hdhomerun/​hdhomerun_record 
  
-chmod +x /home/pi/​hdhomerun/​hdhomerun_record+<btn type="​success"​ size="​lg"​ icon="​glyphicon glyphicon-book">​[[Raspberry Pi:DVR server|Basic DVR server]]<​/btn>\\ 
 +Click here for our guide to setting up a basic DVR server using the HDHomeRun DVR software. 
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 +<btn type="​success"​ size="​lg"​ icon="​glyphicon glyphicon-book">​[[Raspberry Pi:​community DVR server|Unofficial community DVR server]]<​/btn>\\ 
 +Click here for the unofficial community guide for setting up a DVR server using the HDHomeRun DVR software, plus extras like commercial detection and other post-processing tricks. 
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-/​home/​pi/​hdhomerun/​hdhomerun_record start 
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