2020-05-28 (Th) HouseRobotInterference

Today was a frustrating day.

I started by looking for music players with visualizations. VLC was high on the list, and it came bundled with Raspbian. I needed a download and install for the visuals to show, but the instructions were for Windows, and I couldn't find equivalents on my Pi to make them function. When I got a simple one working, I realized that the video dropped out between tracks, so it was jarring to watch that flicker every second.

The next most promising option was Audacious, a Linux-based music player. Installing was as easy as using the "Add/Remove Software" control panel. I had no complaints about Audacious, but the real frustrations were about to start.

I assumed that streaming a window from my computer would be as simple as sharing my desktop in a video chat. Maybe I set myself up for this frustration because I never looked at how to do it ahead of time. It turns out that you need a way to feed a stream to YouTube via their RTMP protocol. Plenty of folks have tutorials of how they stream their Raspberry Pi camera module, but never their desktop.

It seemed like there were a few options, some of them were with VLC, but it was far more likely these articles were talking about VIEWing a stream rather than broadcasting. Software out there exists for doing what I want, but it wasn't available for the RasPi and would probably bog it down horribly.

I need to keep looking as there seems to be a way with FFmpeg and a screen recording program. Wish me luck, or wish me patience.
Visualizations in Audacious

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