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Video Grabber Freezes

Discussion in 'Hyperion General' started by Cody, 16 September 2018.

  1. Cody

    Cody New Member

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    Hardware:
    RPi3, +PhilipsHue
    Hey everyone I'm moving my Hyperion setup to a raspberry pi zero. So it worked fine on a pi 3 but now the video grabber freezes. When I try to take a screenshot with it it just freezes. If I cancel then I have to reboot because the grabber is "busy".

    Do you think it is power related? Perhaps it isn't getting enough power, has anyone set this up with a pie zero w before? I know the grabber works from my previous build.

    I'm open for suggestions. I'm using my old config and hyperion starts just fine. I just don't think the grabber is seeing anything and freezes when taking screenshots.

    Thanks for any help!
     
  2. Akriss

    Akriss Active Member

    Messages:
    375
    Hardware:
    RPi1/Zero, RPi2, RPi3, 32/64bit, +Arduino, +nodeMCU/ESP8266
    How are you powering the Pi zero and how is the grabber connected to the Pi.?

    I've always have used a powered usb hub.
    Grabber into the hub, hub into the Pi, and the Pi powered from the hub as well.

    Hope its of help
     
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  3. Cody

    Cody New Member

    Messages:
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    Hardware:
    RPi3, +PhilipsHue
    Thanks for the reply. So the pi came with a 2.5A power supply and I'm using that. I use a usb micro to full size usb then plug the grabber into that.

    I ordered a powered usb hub so I'll give that a try and report back. Thanks again!
     
  4. Cody

    Cody New Member

    Messages:
    13
    Hardware:
    RPi3, +PhilipsHue
    Okay so I got the hub. I actually don't think it was an issue with the grabber but possible with the hdmi to rca. It required power via usb and I was using a usb port from my tv. I swapped to the hub I bought and now it seems to work. I tested on windows and when I connected everything back up to the pi it started working like normal.

    I'm good to go now thanks for the help!