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Werner

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Mediacenter 27 managing with vnc?
« on: April 29, 2021, 12:36:57 am »

I want to use JRiver on my Raspberry and manage it from my Mac. I installed Mediacenter27 and can VNC start it on the Raspberry (but not use it because I have no mouse attached. But how can I manage it with VNC? I find no possibility. Last year I used Mediacenter on the Raspberry headless and could access it with (the installation was a horror, but after I was ready, it worked.) Now I have no idea what to do and find no hint. Can anybody help me?
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Re: Mediacenter 27 managing with vnc?
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2021, 04:23:27 am »

RealVNC works fine for me with the Raspberry Pi - I can manage it from Windows, macOS and Linux (and even my Android phone!). It should already be included in the Raspberry Pi OS (aka Raspbian) repositories.
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Re: Mediacenter 27 managing with vnc?
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2021, 07:03:27 am »

I had great difficulty seeing the JRiver interface with VNC. I could get to a desktop, but JRiver wasn't accessible.
In the end I found that I had to connect to a specific vnc instance; in my case it's :0, e.g. 192.168.10.10:0. Of course, this could be a peculiarity of my setup.
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Re: Mediacenter 27 managing with vnc?
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2021, 07:44:26 am »

Oh, you can fix that easily. Open a terminal and copy and paste the following lines one-by-one...

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cd /boot
sudo nano config.txt

Then when it loads config.txt add the following lines to the bottom...

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framebuffer_depth=32
framebuffer_ignore_alpha=1

So it looks like this...



Then press CTRL+O then Enter to write the changes. Then reboot the Pi and it should display fine with Media Center using RealVNC.
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Re: Mediacenter 27 managing with vnc?
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2021, 09:00:01 am »

I want to use JRiver on my Raspberry and manage it from my Mac. I installed Mediacenter27 and can VNC start it on the Raspberry (but not use it because I have no mouse attached. But how can I manage it with VNC? I find no possibility. Last year I used Mediacenter on the Raspberry headless and could access it with (the installation was a horror, but after I was ready, it worked.) Now I have no idea what to do and find no hint. Can anybody help me?

The MAC has a built in VNC viewer, “Screen Sharing”
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Re: Mediacenter 27 managing with vnc?
« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2021, 01:01:05 pm »

That's what I hate about Linux, you have to find the magic incantation to make things work.

As it happens those 2 lines are already in my config.txt, although the previous 3 in your example aren't.
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