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authorJaromil <jaromil@dyne.org>2012-05-31 13:03:37 (GMT)
committer Jaromil <jaromil@dyne.org>2012-05-31 13:03:37 (GMT)
commit3bf56f3728d89265e05d254a0c564027ff26cf75 (patch)
tree31cba0ed02e513f5ef5aee941528f3b3cdf7c6c7
parent3d8ded56fe806b4b17fb3a79ead5fedb07ceda1e (diff)
documentation updatesv1.2
-rw-r--r--AUTHORS3
-rw-r--r--ChangeLog4
-rw-r--r--README4
-rw-r--r--doc/hdsync_manual.org43
4 files changed, 46 insertions, 8 deletions
diff --git a/AUTHORS b/AUTHORS
index 2062e56..661e6b4 100644
--- a/AUTHORS
+++ b/AUTHORS
@@ -13,6 +13,9 @@ Testing and fixes were contributed by:
This software is packaged to run on B-rad's WDLXTV firmware and
benefits by the research and development of the WDLXTV.com community.
+Since version 1.2 there is an optional dependency from the
+FFMpeg.app.bin kindly provided by RMerlin, to detect video length.
+
This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify
it under the terms of the GNU Affero General Public License as
published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the
diff --git a/ChangeLog b/ChangeLog
index 0d0aa3d..51ccc00 100644
--- a/ChangeLog
+++ b/ChangeLog
@@ -1,3 +1,7 @@
+31 May 2012 - 1.2 "Time Based Arts"
+ Fixed very long term playback freeze
+ Adds optional use of FFMpeg
+
22 May 2012 - 1.1 "Montevideo"
Fixed multicast for the static network setup
Removed /etc/networks log warnings
diff --git a/README b/README
index 005649d..934c963 100644
--- a/README
+++ b/README
@@ -11,7 +11,7 @@
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: .JMML JMML.`Wbmd"MML. M9mmmP' ,V .JMML JMML.YMbmd'
: ,V
-: OOb' ver. 1.1 "Montevideo"
+: OOb'ver. 1.2 "Time Based Arts"
:
: A network based sync-starter for multi-channel HD Video
: Written by Denis Roio aka Jaromil, R&D Montevideo/NIMk
@@ -95,7 +95,7 @@ In short: this software is finally STABLE ;^)
Empirical tests show way better synchronization (close to frame
precision) and very low margin of error in re-syncing after loops
-(still some de-sync occurs from time to time when using short clips).
+(still some de-sync occurs from time to time if using short clips).
Please note that now it is necessary to add 5 seconds of black in
front of the synced videos, in order to avoid an irregular blink at
diff --git a/doc/hdsync_manual.org b/doc/hdsync_manual.org
index 435b2f0..104d95c 100644
--- a/doc/hdsync_manual.org
+++ b/doc/hdsync_manual.org
@@ -1,6 +1,6 @@
#+TITLE: HDSync Setup Manual
#+AUTHOR: Denis Roio <jaromil@dyne.org>
-#+DATE: Version 1.1, May 2012
+#+DATE: Version 1.2, May 2012
#+LATEX_CLASS_OPTIONS: [a4paper,twocolumn]
@@ -43,6 +43,12 @@ back (Ethernet RJ45)
[[file:images/wdhdtv-retro.jpg]]
+* Mode of operation
+
+Below a graph illustrating how HDSync works
+[[file:hdsync-diagram.png]]
+
+
* Prepare the devices
Before proceeding with HDSync you need to upgrade your WDTV device
@@ -98,6 +104,13 @@ the moment only one video file is supported, the first one in the sync
directory list, so we recommend to put only one file in that directory
to be sure of which one will play.
+Freezes may occur after long term playback (sometimes in 4 hours,
+sometimes even after two weeks, due to WDTV firmware bugs). To
+overvome this problem one can include also *ffmpeg.app.bin* in the
+root of the USB: HDSync will make use of FFMpeg to detect the size of
+the video being played and make sure that it all restarts looping when
+is time.
+
* Connect
HDSync is made so that a complete setup will be extremely simple to
@@ -168,11 +181,30 @@ If you rely on this software and you wish we develop it further, you
are welcome to express your appreciation :)
If you need support using HDSync, distributing artworks or producing
-installations with it, you can certainly [[http://syncstarter.org/support][hire our services]]: after
+installations with it, you can certainly [[http://syncstarter.org/support][hire our assistance]] after
several years of experience in the fields of video art, installations
and wall projections, we are happy to make a living offering
assistance and development services in the field.
+#+LATEX: \pagebreak
+
+* Authors
+
+HDSync is copyright (C) 2010-2012
+
+by Denis Roio <jaromil@dyne.org>
+
+HDSync source includes code by iMatix Corporation (ZeroMQ library),
+Miru Limited (PGM library), Theodore Ts'o (UUID library).
+
+Testing and fixes were contributed by Nicholas Lue, Michael van
+Rosmalen, Eddie Bal.
+
+This software is packaged to run on B-rad's WDLXTV firmware and
+benefits by the research and development of the WDLXTV.com community.
+
+Since version 1.2 there is an optional dependency from the
+FFMpeg.app.bin kindly provided by RMerlin, to detect video length.
* Disclaimer
@@ -189,13 +221,12 @@ assistance and development services in the field.
You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
along with this program. If not, see <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/>.
+
#+begin_latex
-\vspace{30 mm}
+\linebreak
+\vspace{40 mm}
#+end_latex
-: HDSync is brought to you by:
-:
-
[[file:images/nimk-logo-eng.jpg]]
: &