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SOLVED Enable USB Capture by default

Discussion in 'Software Support' started by kkozhenov, 12 May 2020.

  1. kkozhenov

    kkozhenov New Member

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    RPi3, +Arduino
    I only want to use USB Capture in my setup.
    After starting hyperiond with ssh, it defaults to Platform Capture, I need to go to WebUI, and enable USB Capture.
    Unfortunately, "All changes are lost after a restart."
    Is there any way to enable USB Capture by default and select it automatically on the start?
     
  2. kkozhenov

    kkozhenov New Member

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    Hardware:
    RPi3, +Arduino
    If someone else needs it, here is the solution.
    Download any sql database viewer (i got DB Browser for SQLLite).
    Get your hyperion.db file from /home/pi/.hyperion/db and open in the viewer.
    In Browse Data tab select "settings" table find "instCapture" setting.
    In config column, change "v4lEnable":false to "v4lEnable":true, and in hyperion_inst column, change NULL to 0.(or whatever instance id you are using)

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  3. TPmodding

    TPmodding Administrator Staff Member Administrator

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    RPi1/Zero, RPi2, RPi3, +Arduino, +nodeMCU/ESP8266
  4. NeeeeB

    NeeeeB New Member

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    Hardware:
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    Sorry to Hijack this thread but based on your "All changes are lost after a restart" comment I would say that you didn't enable the USB capture at the right place in the WebUI.
    This setting has to be set in the "Configuration/Capturing hardware" tab.

    I have some "similar" problem btw, opened a thread here but had no answer.
    I'd like to use USBCapture only too, but even if I uncheck "Enable Platform Capture", as soon as I switch to Kodi, ambilight stops working...
    TV, game console and everything else than Kodi makes ambilight work (with the USB capture).
    Any idea on what is happening ?

    I'd really like to get rid of the Platform Capture and always rely on USBCapture for everything, less of a hassle to configure...