Apr 16 2018 - info-beamer pi 0.9.9 released

info-beamer pi 0.9.9 adds minor improvements and finally allows paused HDMI audio for videos thanks to a firmware fix.

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Aug 14 2017 - info-beamer pi 0.9.8 released

info-beamer pi 0.9.8 adds support for Raspbian Stretch as well as other minor improvements.

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Apr 05 2017 - info-beamer pi 0.9.7 released

This release corrects minor problems and adds a new way of playing 1080p60 videos.

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Jul 25 2016 - info-beamer pi 0.9.6 released

This release updates the library LuaJIT used by info-beamer. The version used in 0.9.5 could result in wrong numerical results in some cases. If you're using 0.9.5 you should upgrade.

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Jul 18 2016 - info-beamer pi 0.9.5 released

After more than half a year of development the new info-beamer 0.9.5 release is ready. It offers a number of improvements like nested content.

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Feb 29 2016 - A new way of organizing code and assets

info-beamer pi 0.9.5 will add a new optional way of organizing code and content of a node. This post describes how it works and what's possible with the new nested node feature.

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Dec 08 2015 - info-beamer pi 0.9.4 released

info-beamer 0.9.4 now officially supports Raspbian Jessie. Various minor improvements make it easier to develop and debug visualizations.

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Oct 24 2015 - OMX vs CPU jpeg decoding

There are multiple ways of loading JPEG images on the Pi. OMX (hardware acceleration) and using the host CPU. This blog post compares those two options on the Pi1 and Pi2.

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Oct 03 2015 - info-beamer for Raspbian Jessie

There is now an info-beamer version that supports the new Raspbian Jessie release.

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Sep 28 2015 - Performance experiments

Getting the most out of the Raspberry PI is one of the top priorities for info-beamer. Not all improvements work as expected. This blog post shows three examples.

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Sep 22 2015 - info-beamer pi 0.9.3 released

info-beamer 0.9.3 adds an option that makes it easier to use the official Raspberry PI display.

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Aug 27 2015 - info-beamer pi 0.9.2 released

info-beamer 0.9.2 improves smoothness for visualizations that are running for a long time and provides a new way to safe energy.

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Jul 07 2015 - Running info-beamer in production

You have developed your visualization and are not sure how to run it in production? This post highlights a few recommendations.

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Jun 28 2015 - Playing a video on multiple screens

This is a walkthrough on how to use info-beamer as a multiscreen video player.

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Jun 28 2015 - info-beamer pi 0.9.1 released

info-beamer 0.9.1 fixes a bug introduced in 0.9 that could lead to info-beamer getting stuck.

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Jun 11 2015 - info-beamer pi 0.9.0 released

info-beamer 0.9.0 is the result of three months of development. It has some pretty awesome improvements.

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Apr 20 2015 - Unix filesystem semantics or 'How to foolproof your syncing process'

Sometimes you want play a sequence of videos or images. Making sure they are not deleted while playing them might be tricky. It might add complexity to your process of syncing media files to info-beamer. info-beamer 0.9 and later help you make this a lot easier.

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Mar 05 2015 - info-beamer pi 0.8.3 released

info-beamer 0.8.3 adds improvements to JPEG loading speed and prevents screen tearing during video playback.

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Feb 05 2015 - info-beamer pi 0.8.2 released

The first info-beamer pi release that is ready for the Raspberry PI 2. Learn what has changed.

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Jan 29 2015 - Understanding garbage collection

Having an eye on performance is critical when developing visualizations using info-beamer for the Raspberry PI. One of the things you have to consider when writing your code is garbage collection.

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Jan 21 2015 - info-beamer pi 0.8.1 released

Here is another release after 3 months of development. This release will give you yet another big performance boost. You visualizations could by up to 50% faster now.

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Jan 10 2015 - Performance insights into info-beamer pi

Performance has always been a top priority while developing info-beamer for the Raspberry PI. Since version 0.6.3 (released in november 2013) a lot has changed. It's time for some benchmarks and for some insights on how improvements were made.

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Nov 02 2014 - External data sources: A bitcoin ticker

Often you have external dynamic information that you want to show in an info-beamer visualization. Since info-beamer itself doesn't provide an API to (for example) use HTTP you might wonder how to do this. info-beamer makes this very easy. It's also language agnostic. So you can use the language of your choice to fetch information and then make it available to info-beamer. Here's a pretty basic bitcoin ticker that shows how to do this.

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Oct 19 2014 - info-beamer pi 0.8 released

I'm proud to annouce the release of info-beamer pi release 0.8. It's been under development for a few month now and will enable you do get more out of your Raspberry. Faster rendering, reduced memory usage and new debugging abilities.

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info-beamer pi is a powerful digital signage solution for the Raspberry Pi. Fully customizable and optionally fully hosted as well. Learn more...


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