Sparkpad Sparks Joy for Streamers

The best streamers keep their audience constantly engaged. They might be making quips and doing the funny voices that everyone expects them to do, but they’re also busy reading chat messages aloud and responding, managing different scenes and transitions, and so on. Many streamers use a type of macro keyboard called a stream deck to greatly improve the experience of juggling all those broadcasting balls.

Sure, there are dedicated commercial versions, but they’re kind of expensive. And what’s the fun in that, anyway? A stream deck is a great candidate for DIY because you can highly personalize the one you make yourself. Give it clicky switches, if that’s what your ears and fingers want. Or don’t. It’s your macro keyboard, after all.

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Stream TV from your RaspberryPi with Tvheadend

In this tutorial, we will be showing you how to stream TV from your Raspberry Pi using Tvheadend and a USB Digital TV Tuner.
Tvheadend is a popular open-source TV streaming and recording server that can run on a Raspberry Pi.

The Tvheadhend software has a wide range of support for various input sources allowing it to function with most TV tuners.
Using this software, you can use your Raspberry Pi to record and stream live tv to various sources.
You can even watch the TV streams provided by the Tvheadend software using the Kodi media center or the VLC media player.

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New RK3566 Android Tv Box with 8GB of Ram! The New SOC We Needed?

We finally have a new arm CPU for these Android Tv boxes and Single-board computers but is it any good?
In this video, we take a look at the X88 pro 20 Android Tv box powered by the all-new RK3566 SOC and 8GB of ram! The Rk3566has 4 cores running at 1.8GHz and backed by the Mali G52 2EE GPU capable of 4k 60FPS and 8K 24FPS video playback is this the new CPU we need? let’s find out.

We run some benchmarks test out some native android games and finally see how well the RK3566 handles some of our favorite emulators like PPSSPP for PSP, Redream, and Flycast for Dreamcast.

Streamer-Focused Arduino-Powered Sparkpad Packs Keys, Volume Control, OLED Display, and More

Supplied as a kit with open source firmware, the Sparkpad aims to be a one-stop device for streaming, video editing, and more.

Maker Patrick “Paddy” Thomas has launched a display-equipped RGB macro pad, or “reconfigurable control surface,” built around an Arduino Pro Micro and with streamers in mind: the Sparkpad.

“The Sparkpad is a reconfigurable control surface, primarily aimed at Streamers. The V1 Sparkpad is designed to communicate with streaming software — such as OBS – via HID commands sent over USB,” Thomas explains of the design. “However, due to its modular hardware design and open source Arduino firmware, there is scope to do much more. We are hoping to foster a development community, and we will continue to develop improvements for the Sparkpad as and when we can.”

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MicroNova’s AmpliPi Is a RaspberryPi Powered Open Source Audio System for Your Entire Home

Driven by a Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3+, this Python-powered audio system supports up to six stereos zones — expandable to 36.

MicroNova has launched a crowdfunding campaign for AmpliPi — an open source, whole-home audio system powered by a Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3+ and running a Python REST API and mobile-first web application.

“AmpliPi is a multi room/zone home audio controller and amplifier made for whole house audio systems with many zones,” explains MicroNova co-founder Jason Gorski of the device. “It can play up to 4 simultaneous audio streams (Pandora, Spotify, AirPlay, etc) or sources (RCA inputs), each routed to one or many zones, all of which are configurable in real-time using the self-hosted AmpliPi Web App or its underlying REST API.”

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Slingbox server shutdown will kill every box in two years

Before streaming video from the cloud was a normal thing, a Slingbox was the best way to access TV from anywhere. Just plug one of their transcoders into your antenna or cable box, plug in the internet, and it provided a stream you could watch at work, and eventually, on your phone. As CEO Blake Krikorian explained to Engadget just after it launched in 2005, the concept was that while TiVo enabled time shifting, Slingbox could do placeshifting.

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PlayStation 5 Will Apparently Support Plex at Launch

Next-gen gaming is understandably the main selling point of the PlayStation 5, but that’s not all the new console will have to offer when it launches next month. Sony has confirmed that the PS5 will support multiple streaming apps at launch, and now one can add Plex to that list.

While the likes of Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime Video have been dominating the busy streaming market, Plex has managed to carve a niche for itself by offering more than just streaming. In addition to a wide selection of movies, TV shows, web shows, and live channels, the service doubles as a media hub, allowing users to organize their personal photos, music, and movies and access them from multiple devices.

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