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Raspberry Pi 2 Server Essentials

By : Piotr J Kula
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Raspberry Pi 2 Server Essentials

By: Piotr J Kula

Overview of this book

There’s no end to what you can do with a Raspberry Pi – it makes a huge range of tech projects possible. This book shows you how to transform it into a multipurpose web server, able to store and manage resources that lets you build some truly innovative and impressive computing creations. You’ll learn how to use your Raspberry Pi 2 to host a website using a range of different languages, host a game server, store files, and run everything from a media center to a cloud network. If you want to take control of your technological world, start building your own server and find out what’s possible with the Raspberry Pi microcomputer. Begin by getting your Pi set up – follow each step as the book shows you how to prepare a network and configure the additional features that you’ll need to build your projects. Once you’ve done this you’ll dig a little deeper and set up your pi as a file server, making sure it’s built for speed using a range of different tools, including Python, Node.js and ASP.NET. Following this the book shows you how to extend your server to allow you to host games, and stream live HD video before customizing it even further to create a fully-fledged media center. It doesn’t stop there however – the book then dives into the exciting world of the Internet of Things (IoT). You’ll learn how to install Windows IoT onto your Raspberry Pi, the operating system that’s driving embedded software projects all around the world. Once you’ve done this you’ll be ready to explore IoT further, as the book shows you how to use your device to host a cloud network that can form the basis of a wider IoT project.
Table of Contents (19 chapters)
Raspberry Pi 2 Server Essentials
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Real time HTTP streaming

To configure the HTTP stream, you can click on the Camera Control Panel link on the UV4L web page and set the format and other options you would like.

Alternatively, if you don't want to access the webpage, you can just configure the raspicam configuration file as you need it, and then you can use the corresponding URL in VLC or a third-party app to capture the stream:

  • HTTP/MJPEG: http://raspberrypi:8080/stream/video.mjpeg

  • HTTP/Raw H264: http://raspberrypi:8080/stream/video.h264

  • HTTP/JPEG: http://raspberrypi:8080/stream/video.jpeg

To receive a H264 stream using VLC, I have found that tweaking some of the plugin settings worked best for me:

  1. Click on Tools | Preferences.

  2. Click on All in the Show settings panel in the bottom-left corner.

  3. Click on Input / Codecs | Demuxers.

  4. Change the demux module from the Automatic to H264 video demuxer.

  5. Click on Demuxers | H264.

  6. You will notice that it is set to 25 frames per second. Unfortunately, changing this value does not work as expected...