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Improving HD video playback with external USB RJ45 adapter?

Posted: Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:31 pm
by jazzldazzl
Dear All,

Did anyone try hooking up their raspberry to a 1000 mb LAN port via USB, like this one: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Moweek- ... 4c4dAL3tXE

I´m wondering if this would help HD video to play smoother in WTWare on Raspberry Pi 3B.

PS: I already ordered one so I can tell in a couple of weeks :)

Re: Improving HD video playback with external USB RJ45 adapter?

Posted: Sat Jun 22, 2019 5:28 pm
by akatik
Pi 3B+ (with Plus) has gigabit Ethernet onboard. Connected to USB 2.0 (no more than 480 megabit). I don't see much better playback.

And test it with raspbian first. My raspberry won't work with USB gigabit even with raspbian...

Re: Improving HD video playback with external USB RJ45 adapter?

Posted: Sun Jun 23, 2019 6:09 pm
by jazzldazzl
Thanks, I actually just realized this a few hours before reading your reply, that B+ has that 1GB interface and also a better performance. So I cancelled my order for the USB/LAN card and ordered a B+ instead. Should arrive in a few days so cannot wait to see if this will do the trick!

Re: Improving HD video playback with external USB RJ45 adapter?

Posted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:34 pm
by jazzldazzl
Btw, can I use the sdcard made for the 3b in the 3b+?

Re: Improving HD video playback with external USB RJ45 adapter?

Posted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:39 pm
by aka
Yes.

Re: Improving HD video playback with external USB RJ45 adapter?

Posted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:41 am
by jazzldazzl
aka wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:39 pm
Yes.
Thanks, it will not have configured itself for a lower performance when used with the 3B model?

Re: Improving HD video playback with external USB RJ45 adapter?

Posted: Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:59 pm
by jazzldazzl
Just tried it out with the new B+: Whether if I use the installation I had of WTWARE or a brandnew one, all I get is a black screen.
I´m thinking that this could be due to using v 5.6.24, instead of the latest one. The problem is that if I use the latest, I do not get the option to install "wtware for x86".

Could someone help out here please?

PS: I tried my libreelec sdcard to see if there´s any issues with the pi, but that worked fine.

Re: Improving HD video playback with external USB RJ45 adapter?

Posted: Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:12 am
by akatik
What is "the sdcard made for the 3b"? Wtware makes only one scard. This scard will run on all PIs this version can run.

Re: Improving HD video playback with external USB RJ45 adapter?

Posted: Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:12 am
by akatik
WTware 5.6.24 released on 10 January 2018.
Raspberry 3B+ released on 14 March 2018.
Install new WTware version, that is released after 3B+ and it will make SD for 3B+.

WTware for x86 on USB is "BOOT USB" button in top left corner of configurator.

Re: Improving HD video playback with external USB RJ45 adapter?

Posted: Sat Jun 29, 2019 1:23 pm
by jazzldazzl
Thanks, will try this tomorrow! Also gave a thought to the wtware installer version pre and post b+, so I´m glad you´ve explained how what I need can be done with the most recent build.