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It’s just that a lot of tools (e.g. telnet, curl) don’t support udp so you’re more limited in your solutions. I assume its more common in some other scenarios which is why you chose it, so maybe it will cause me to find new things.
OK I’ve had a chance to use the new firmware for a while and its great.
The udp local interface is great as now I can control it via Home Assistant using a method like this: https://community.home-assistant.io/t/send-udp-packages-with-ha-on-rpi/35104 and not rely on IFTTT.
It’s a bummer its using UDP, but with the tooling above it should be good enough. It would be nice if there was a way to get the state of the device somehow, but I can get around this by setting explicitly.
I have still have problems with the interface not responding after a while, but I have it hooked up to a plug which can power cycle it if it can’t reach it so while it would be nice if it was more reliable its not a deal breaker.
I think my problem with the images not cycling appears to be a little complicated. I think its there are so many images if I have them cycling sequentially at 15 minutes they same images generally show by the time I’m awake. Setting it randomly should be able to see infrequently, but maybe its not random enough or something, but I haven’t really dug into it. As it’s unrelated to this if I have some breakthrough I’ll start a new thread.
Thanks for the update!
No this was an existing problem. I’ll see if it somehow got fixed with the new firmware and report back if its still a problem.
Well maybe one more release if this is still an issue, or at least tell me if I can fix it. 🙂
I grabbed all the pictures I could find on the forums, and my preferred way to run color clock and have it show the pictures every 15 minutes. I’ve noticed that it only cycles through a subset of the pictures. Yet if I choose gallery it cycles through all the pictures.