30. Januar 2016 at 20:32 #18260
Just got my first PI today – loving M2P!
There are a couple of things I would like so definitely +1 to VPN and/or maybe FTP?
I have fudged a DDNS by using Chron, but maybe a more elegant way would be beneficial or is that just me? I couldn’t use apt-get, but am guessing that’s intentional and my knowledge of linux is severely limited anyway, so really grateful that this was OS was put together29. September 2018 at 2:03 #38234
I think this would not be to hard. I guess would have to put a light sensor on the GPIO pins so could dim the display when it get dark in the room. The Squeezebox radio all ready does this.
Don’t get why need VPN. What you want to log in to it from out side your LAN? But it just play at your home. Or just want to get on it only get on Max2play with a password?
-Raymond Day29. September 2018 at 3:28 #38237
About the LCD screen brightness. At lest the 7 inch touch one I have.
Went to try and test dimming it but so I went to this web site. Went to the folder /sys/class/backlight and did a git clone https://github.com/linusg/rpi-backlight.git because that folder is not there. But it says Permission denied and I log in as root. I guess it’s not a real root or I just don’t know why.
I was going to take the SD card out and mount it in another Ubuntu. But it’s to hard I would have to open up this hole case to get the SD card out.
If could do the dimming on the command line there are other web sites that say how to install a light sensor.
Tested tying it another way but it don’t work ether.
root@bed-max2play:~# pip install rpi_backlight Downloading/unpacking rpi-backlight Cannot fetch index base URL http://pypi.python.org/simple/ Could not find any downloads that satisfy the requirement rpi-backlight No distributions at all found for rpi-backlight Storing complete log in /root/.pip/pip.log root@bed-max2play:~#
11. Februar 2019 at 14:57 #44430
- This reply was modified 5 years, 5 months ago by Raymond Day.
I’ve just found this thread after checking out where Max2Play is at these days (I’ve not used it for a few months). I would very much like to see a VPN implementation. One of the reasons I’ve switched away from Max2Play is the lack of VPN support. OpenVPN support would seem a good first step. I have a subscription with PureVPN and their Kodi addon works flawlessly on the same Raspberry Pi B+ (using LibrELEC OS)on which I also ran M2P. Interestingly though, I’ve not had much success with PureVPN on my QNAP HS-251+ NAS. There, OpenVPN works better than other protocols (PureVPN can use several different protocols) but I haven’t been successful yet! Thought I’d share this, as implementation clearly needs careful research.
Come to think of it – isn’t there a Kodi implementation for Max2Play? So presumably any VPN addons for Kodi would work with Kodi on M2P, so there is already a partial implementation on M2P and that should be a help in creating a native M2P VPN addon, shouldn’t it?
16. Mai 2019 at 11:56 #45435
- This reply was modified 5 years ago by nickc. Reason: Additional thoughts
Ideally, I’d like an ExpressVPN plugin (as thats the vpn I use!), but an OpenVPN client wold probably be the best bet.
I’m trying to circumvent geoblocking to access BBC iPlayer radio UK quality streams and also Qobuz (which I pay for) from outside Europe. I can do it by adding a VPN to my router, but I also want to access local traffic so need 2 routers – local and VPN. A much tidier option would be to have the VPN client within max2play.29. Mai 2019 at 9:59 #45497
I’ve talked some with our experts on the subjects and it’s not feasible on a security level to open your home network to the Pi’s port for VPN usage. It is much safer and preferred to have the VPN on your whole home network and make sure the security of your private connections is ensured. The VPN would open up your home to exploits.
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