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RPi + Other Software Help with 18ec:5555 Arkmicro Technologies Inc.

Discussion in 'Hardware Support' started by bob21, 22 May 2020.

  1. bob21

    bob21 Member

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    So thanks to TPmodding, I am pretty much up and running using WLED (thanks for the suggestion!)

    I initially had some issue getting things set up, until I realised that I was running the old version of Hyperion and HyperCon :p

    I am currently using 2.0.0 alpha5. To my surprise, my cheapo capture card from Aliexpress which was meant to be an STK1160 and isn't, started working and auto-detected when I installed v2alpha5. I didn't think it was compatible, so it was a nice surprise! :) After much testing and calibration (and reboots) I shut down and moved everything to it's final resting place, but when I booted up again it doesn't show a signal from the card o_O

    It's still listed under lsusb:

    Code:
    Bus 001 Device 005: ID 18ec:5555 Arkmicro Technologies Inc.
    
    And v4l2:

    Code:
    USB2.0 PC CAMERA (usb-3f980000.usb-1.4):
       /dev/video0
       /dev/video1
    
    and in Hyperion:

    [​IMG]

    But no longer in Hyperion's source selector:

    [​IMG]

    But it definitely was before.

    I have tried manually entering /dev/video0 and /dev/video1, no joy.

    How can I get this card working again? It obviously is capable of working, and it worked really well! I fail to understand how a reboot has killed it from being usable? o_O
     
    Last edited: 23 May 2020
  2. bob21

    bob21 Member

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    Funny thing is, if you use the button to stop / start the USB capture service, the device briefly appears in the source list then vanishes. I am wondering if this is a bug.
     
  3. Paulchen-Panther

    Paulchen-Panther Moderator Staff Member Developer

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    Export your config please and post here. thanks.
     
  4. bob21

    bob21 Member

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    Hi :)

    Here you go
     

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  5. bob21

    bob21 Member

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    This morning I tried reinstalling on a fresh Raspbian and going through everything to make sure the settings are ok but I cannot get it to work again. So weird because it was working well. Is there anything else I can try before I order another stick?
     
  6. TPmodding

    TPmodding Administrator Staff Member Administrator

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    what happens if you open the live view?
     
  7. bob21

    bob21 Member

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    The preview window is black. Before it showed the stream.
     
  8. TPmodding

    TPmodding Administrator Staff Member Administrator

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    but with the previous version it works, did you retested it?
     
  9. bob21

    bob21 Member

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    I started on Hyperion old and it never worked. I moved to NG alpha 5 and it worked, then for no apparent reason it stopped. Still on alpha 5.
     
  10. TPmodding

    TPmodding Administrator Staff Member Administrator

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    can you provied us some logs pls
     
  11. bob21

    bob21 Member

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    Code:
    [hyperiond V4L2:/dev/video0] (INFO) Signal detection is now disabled
    [hyperiond V4L2:/dev/video0] (INFO) Signal detection area set to: 0.250000,0.250000 x 0.750000,0.750000
    [hyperiond V4L2:/dev/video0] (INFO) Signal threshold set to: {12, 12, 12}
    [hyperiond V4L2:/dev/video0] (INFO) Signal detection area set to: 0.250000,0.250000 x 0.750000,0.750000
    [hyperiond V4L2:/dev/video0] (INFO) Signal threshold set to: {12, 12, 12}
    [hyperiond V4L2:/dev/video0] (DEBUG) (V4L2Grabber.cpp:84:uninit()) uninit grabber: /dev/video0
    [hyperiond V4L2:/dev/video0] (INFO) Stopped
    [hyperiond V4L2:/dev/video0] (INFO) available V4L2 devices:
        /dev/video0    USB2.0 PC CAMERA
    
    [hyperiond V4L2:/dev/video0] (INFO) search for usable video devices
    [hyperiond V4L2:/dev/video0] (INFO) test v4l device: /dev/video0
    [hyperiond V4L2:/dev/video0] (DEBUG) (V4L2Grabber.cpp:692:init_device()) Set resolution to width=640 height=480
    [hyperiond V4L2:/dev/video0] (DEBUG) (V4L2Grabber.cpp:709:init_device()) Set framerate to 15 fps
    [hyperiond V4L2:/dev/video0] (DEBUG) (V4L2Grabber.cpp:731:init_device()) Pixel format=YUYV
    [hyperiond V4L2:/dev/video0] (INFO) found usable v4l2 device: /dev/video0 (USB2.0 PC CAMERA)
    [hyperiond V4L2:/dev/video0] (INFO) Started
    [hyperiond HYPERION] (DEBUG) (PriorityMuxer.cpp:238:setInputImage()) Priority 240 is now active
    [hyperiond HYPERION] (DEBUG) (PriorityMuxer.cpp:333:setCurrentTime()) Set visible priority to 240
    [hyperiond HYPERION] (DEBUG) (PriorityMuxer.cpp:238:setInputImage()) Priority 240 is now inactive
    [hyperiond HYPERION] (DEBUG) (PriorityMuxer.cpp:333:setCurrentTime()) Set visible priority to 254
    
    It appears to initialise...

    But I only see this in preview:

    [​IMG]
     
  12. bob21

    bob21 Member

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    Are these not the required logs? If not, where can I find them and I will post :)
     
  13. TPmodding

    TPmodding Administrator Staff Member Administrator

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  14. Paulchen-Panther

    Paulchen-Panther Moderator Staff Member Developer

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    Did you connect a USB extension cable?
     
  15. bob21

    bob21 Member

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    Yes, it has been connected with the short USB extension cable that it came with. Do you think this could be the issue? I can try without and report back.
     
  16. bob21

    bob21 Member

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    I've tried without the extension and in all ports but there is no improvement. It's the same as before.
     
  17. Hellie

    Hellie New Member

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    I got the same grabber for my second setup. It only works with the NG project. I have to set everything to automatic in the capturing Hardware tab otherwise it doesn't work.

    USB capture and platform capture also needed to be activated to get it work...

    You could use the image from hyperbian for an easy install.

    https://github.com/hyperion-project/HyperBian

    My only compain is that the grabber captures a very green tint. But it can be compensated with the gamma settings and turning on the the blacklight setting very low.
     
  18. bob21

    bob21 Member

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    Thank you for posting! I have been scratching my head over this because it did work before. I think I will try HyperBian and see if that makes a difference. I didn't notice a green tint, but I will have a look if I can get it running again. Thanks again for the info!
     
  19. Paulchen-Panther

    Paulchen-Panther Moderator Staff Member Developer

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    Can you take a picture of the grabber please?
     
  20. bob21

    bob21 Member

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    Sure, do you mean the outer shell or the PCB?