Posts by davieboy

    great topic lol - I think it boils down to each hardware setup in all honesty.

    I had no resistor or capacitor it all worked, i fitted both, it still works and i don't notice any difference, I only picked the capacitors up as i was getting other things from that place and they were cheap and i was curious more than anything else as WLED has it on their main diagram.

    but im still on the if you have a decent psu that can put out the proper current and voltage required - it should be on tap to use, as and when the LEDS require it, whether the capacitor does provide the litlle burst at the right time - who knows but as most vids or tutorials use the barrel connectors as they plug into the brick psu im happy believing that you only need it if you have one of those unstable PSU's

    Resistor on the 1st led to protect it - could be the case if your running slightly higher than 5v and your MCU is out putting 5v , resistor could pull that signal down to a more cleaner stable level but meh im quite happy to chop it off if needed and move the wiring down 1 led.

    Just my thoughts on it

    wladi posted a solution for Hyperion not recognising capture card after an unplug, might be worth while skimming over that

    The quickest and easiest fix would be to flash Hyperbian to the SD card, esp if its sole purpose it to provide Hyperion Greatness to your LEDS :thumbup:

    Honestly have no clue about the Classic Duncan, however you could drive an MCU from the HTPC instead

    Hopefully someone else in the know can get you up and running again

    Good Luck

    Ah my bad i didn't realise you were splitting the setup like that, why not just run everything on the HTPC then you wont have a conflict between Hyperion Classic and NG

    Memory leak - sounds like now might be the time to remove the old setup and install the new version

    or even cleaner, reflash libreelec 9.2.6 and disable auto updates then use the install method above - very easy an less time consuming than troubleshooting the fault.

    If you do use NG make sure you don't install any of the Hyperion addons as they are not required in new version and backup your /storage/.kodi folder to save you setting everything back up from scratch

    Good Luck

    yeah its quite sweet, also just while your researching and deciding, I have noticed that a few of the audio reactive setups, the ESP32 board is preferred, not looked to far into it myself but may save you a future upgrade if you think you'd probably want that feature :D :thumbup:

    Whooops! :D

    Voltage doesn't matter, you shorted the Live to the Ground so the weakest part/s in that circuit will break, if your PSU is semi decent you may have protection at the side for the short circuit, LEDS you should probably cut that first one off and reattach the wiring.

    If you dont have a multimeter id invest in that before throwing any parts at it and at least check the PSU :thumbup: might save you some cash in the long run.

    Good Luck

    2m is a big distance, definitely do-able but you'd need to go quite thick on the cable to allow for led power consumption and volt drop across the wire then there is the signal side of things - thats where most of your problems would lie with a long run like that.

    or you could go down the ESP route then all you would need is the power and earth to the LEDS - solder the MCU a few inch from the strip - strip powers the MCU and signal wire is nice and short so shouldn't need a level shifter and allows more possibilities with WLED

    just my thoughts :thumbup:

    well your call Seven75271 , can troubleshoot this and get it running but will require a good few terminal commands to work out whats wrong then put it right

    or you could download the Hyperbian image burn it to SD card and away you go, advantage to that would be you running the most recent version of Hyperbian


    LibreELEC 10.0 BETA 1 is released! bringing Kodi (Matrix) v19.0 to LibreELEC users. As discussed in the recent Upcoming Changes blog post it, the 10.0 release is a disruptive and limited hardware release. If you have not read the blog post – please do

    Kind of says it all, that's from LibreELEC homepage, full article @

    main goal of that release is to fix any bugs in the actual operating system and you will probably find the devs working on Hyperion wont touch LibreELEC until its out of Beta phase and in a somewhat stable condition and you couldn't blame them.

    I personally wouldn't touch a Kodi or LibreELEC in a Alpha or BETA phase on my main Pi as things do usually get broken flash 9.2.6 back on until the dust settles :thumbup:

    few things, your a bit low on information but the ip address you used to SSH into the Pi is the ip address you should be going to on the browser followed by the :8090

    I take it by the Hyperion version 8 that you installed you just went for the same 1 in the vid?

    Did it install correctly?

    If you just setup the Zero purely for Hyperion, the easiest way to install the latest version would be to use Hyperbian as it installs the o/s and Hyperion in one go and would work out the better option for upgrades etc if you are unfamiliar with installing or uninstalling things.

    what do you get when you run this via SSH

    sudo systemctl status hyperion

    Lord-Grey would this work in Hyperbian as a way of granting the pi user the perms to Hyperion rather than running the service as root, fair play 99% of these builds it will make no difference if running as root but for the other 1% that may be out there

    switch to root user then use visudo to add the following at the end

    ## Hyperion Service
    Cmnd_Alias HYPERIONSERV =  /usr/bin/hyperiond start,  /usr/bin/hyperiond stop,  /usr/bin/hyperiond restart,  /usr/bin/hyperiond status,  /usr/bin/hyperiond enable,  /usr/bin/hyperiond disable


    looks like you got it or are on the right path, as you see that layout thats how its laid out, not the rear of the tv but looking at it from the front, that black box at bottom left is your starting led and it is going clockwise, if you want it to start from the other side you want to change that input position and reverse the direction until the black box is where the led strip starts


    hopefully i read that right and thats what you were asking

    1, looks good - as you want quality id defo recommend a good splitter, capture cards are a hit or miss whichever way you look at them

    2, No it should be ok without them but some need them and some dont.

    3, I been impressed with the Wifi setup on mine, i was sceptical like you but it uses very little bandwidth so not a problem, and another thing i didn't realise is you can keep them on their own network to isolate them but it makes it harder to configure it via the webui as you need to connect to that network then do whatever controls you wanted to do, rather than just opening a browser on any device and putting in the ip

    4, No idea

    5, very little but would advise LibreELEC or coreelec build with Paulchen-Panther libreelec guide in tutorials section as any other kodi setups are not as buttery smooth but Hassio may be the obstacle in this as if you run a docker setup you cannot have the plugin feature, if you go down that route then youd need to do a standard install of kodi and they can be a bit sluggish imo - maybe flash a few before hand and see what you think.

    6, Wouldnt think so as silicon can handle extreme heat

    7, user preferance but saw a lot suggesting the Natural white

    8, probably :D

    I recorded some stats while testing mine out if there any use to you…/3754-2-days-netdata-png/…shot-20210319-013708-png/

    Good Luck