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Title: Raspberry pi laserdisc replacement project EVA
Post by: xadhoom on February 24, 2016, 11:21:42 PM
Hi, just to update you all. I'm working quickly on this cool project.
Something  similar to Dexter but I use simply raspberry with hw acceleration and pal video @ 10mbits grabbed from Philips laserdisc.
I want to do this for euro version at the moment.
The EVA also translate commands for one ld player to another.
Currently implemented pioneer , working on Sony and Philips .
You can see some of my work here.
http://youtu.be/X5MrfekwUqU

http://youtu.be/xvgZfSks9es

Ciao


Title: Re: Raspberry pi laserdisc replacement project EVA
Post by: spectroman on February 25, 2016, 09:09:02 AM
Nice work alessandro

I've started (but not finish as ususal :) ) the same project with a cubieboard (this board has a RVB output for DLII PAL).

can you explain you work :
Do you use vlc?
Do you use a custom distribution?
Do you plan to release your source code (for adding new player)?





Title: Re: Raspberry pi laserdisc replacement project EVA
Post by: zamoth on February 25, 2016, 09:33:56 AM
GOOD JOB guys so nice !


Title: Re: Raspberry pi laserdisc replacement project EVA
Post by: xadhoom on February 25, 2016, 03:43:01 PM
Ok I'm working on DL euro, SA euro, Mad dog 2, DL2 ( as request of my friend spectroman ).


Title: Re: Raspberry pi laserdisc replacement project EVA
Post by: zamoth on February 25, 2016, 06:26:25 PM
really veru good fuck idea  ! so nice xadhoom !

better than dexter i love it !

stay tuned !


Title: Re: Raspberry pi laserdisc replacement project EVA
Post by: xadhoom on February 25, 2016, 07:34:05 PM
This project uses the USB adapter to write and read data to and from the arcade Pcb .
The system implements laserdisc player protocol and send commands to the digital player running on raspberry.
Using mpeg2 video @ high constant bitrate encoded from our laserdiscs. In this special case from one of the last Philips PAL DL.
The comunication between the subsystem is too quick so I'm going to insert delay in some parts to emulate laserdisc player seek speed.
Raspberry has composite ntsc and pal output so we can use it in many games.
As request for spectroman if we have rgbs output we can go straight to the monitor. I'll try it out.
Another request is to do overlay data on video... Quite interesting also for DL2.
Now the system is in tuning to set the right delay in search routine.
I'll finish soon the Sony protocol. Just missing the request of the position as address in frame.
Next Philips protocol.
The system also will translate commands from pioneer to Sony and back , from pioneer to Philips and back and each combination of the three.
Byez


Title: Re: Raspberry pi laserdisc replacement project EVA
Post by: DarthNuno on February 25, 2016, 09:03:11 PM
I would kill for a such device, but compatible with the Pioneer LD-V8000 model and so with my Galaxian Theater!  :ghost:


Title: Re: Raspberry pi laserdisc replacement project EVA
Post by: xadhoom on February 26, 2016, 08:02:16 PM
Ok i don't know if v8000 has some special features.
It is compatible with pioneer commands so EVA.
Just give me more info about Galaxian Theater


Title: Re: Raspberry pi laserdisc replacement project EVA
Post by: slowcade on March 30, 2016, 12:02:27 AM
Very nice!  I am interested in purchasing one of these for my Dragon's Lair cabinet. :)


Title: Re: Raspberry pi laserdisc replacement project EVA
Post by: slowcade on May 21, 2016, 03:12:45 PM
Any updates on this?  :)


Title: Re: Raspberry pi laserdisc replacement project EVA
Post by: xadhoom on May 21, 2016, 07:24:04 PM
Yes i'll work in It next month


Title: Re: Raspberry pi laserdisc replacement project EVA
Post by: slowcade on May 21, 2016, 08:33:54 PM
Thank you for the update!  :)
May I buy one from you when you have finished it?
Do you have a good quality image file of the PAL Dragon's Lair laserdisc?


Title: Re: Raspberry pi laserdisc replacement project EVA
Post by: xadhoom on May 21, 2016, 11:10:03 PM
Sure i have a perfect 10mbits capture from pal dl


Title: Re: Raspberry pi laserdisc replacement project EVA
Post by: Blanka on May 23, 2016, 06:48:04 AM
Nice work! Love to see how these Pi's come in handy everywhere.


Title: Re: Raspberry pi laserdisc replacement project EVA
Post by: Purity on June 17, 2016, 01:12:42 PM
Do you have a list of hardware this is compatible with please?

I'm wondering if it would work with a SONY LDP-1500P, without any additional hardware (i.e. Laser Ace Conversion Card)

If it does, I would be very interested in this also :-)


Title: Re: Raspberry pi laserdisc replacement project EVA
Post by: xadhoom on June 17, 2016, 01:36:44 PM
Yes you can connect it as command translator.
Sony is already implemented.
I'm going to finish it in next 2 months.


Title: Re: Raspberry pi laserdisc replacement project EVA
Post by: xadhoom on July 09, 2016, 11:57:50 PM
Today we did strong test and we are going well.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=em-upload_owner&v=-gaKR9HBHDg

And yes Sony could work


Title: Re: Raspberry pi laserdisc replacement project EVA
Post by: xadhoom on July 10, 2016, 12:00:43 AM
Remember the raspberry is used instead of laserdisc.
We connect the dl and sa pcb directly to raspberry via serial port


Title: Re: Raspberry pi laserdisc replacement project EVA
Post by: slowcade on July 10, 2016, 06:29:03 PM
It looks great!  :spaceace:
I want to buy one when it's ready.


Title: Re: Raspberry pi laserdisc replacement project EVA
Post by: xadhoom on July 10, 2016, 06:49:08 PM
Do you have a list of hardware this is compatible with please?

I'm wondering if it would work with a SONY LDP-1500P, without any additional hardware (i.e. Laser Ace Conversion Card)

If it does, I would be very interested in this also :-)

You want to use it as command translator from Philips to Sony and keep laserdisc inside your cab?
Which lasergames are you planning to play?


Title: Re: Raspberry pi laserdisc replacement project EVA
Post by: Purity on July 10, 2016, 11:38:13 PM
Yes I was hoping to use the SONY LDP-1500P, but instead of using the Laser Ace Card, use the Pi to deal with the commands

Games are likely to be Dragons Lair 1, 2 or Space Ace


Title: Re: Raspberry pi laserdisc replacement project EVA
Post by: xadhoom on July 10, 2016, 11:41:30 PM
You can use 1500p only with PAL discs.
So no dl2.
Which hardware do you have?


Title: Re: Raspberry pi laserdisc replacement project EVA
Post by: vernimark on July 12, 2016, 11:50:08 AM
Wow great job!
If I had a DL I would buy one  ;D ;D ;D ;D

 :spaceace:


Title: Re: Raspberry pi laserdisc replacement project EVA
Post by: Andreas_AUT on July 12, 2016, 03:33:27 PM
Wow great job!
If I had a DL I would buy one  ;D ;D ;D ;D

 :spaceace:

Me 2, but wait, maybe ill start an repro DL after some time ( cause dedicated ones are so hard 2 find ).


Title: Re: Raspberry pi laserdisc replacement project EVA
Post by: DarthNuno on July 12, 2016, 07:22:00 PM
Tell me it can replace a 22VP932 LDP?  :o


Title: Re: Raspberry pi laserdisc replacement project EVA
Post by: xadhoom on July 13, 2016, 12:55:28 AM
Yes i'm running it inside a sidam cab
Just some improving in the code
http://youtu.be/VbP6jHSSXxQ

This video is taken using original hardware connected to a raspberry 1 that is working as laserdisc player replacement.
My video is Mpeg2@10mbits.
Next test will be with uncompressed video and space ace


Title: Re: Raspberry pi laserdisc replacement project EVA
Post by: DarthNuno on July 13, 2016, 08:35:11 PM
 :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:
For the love of god, I need one please!  :o


Title: Re: Raspberry pi laserdisc replacement project EVA
Post by: atarimania on July 13, 2016, 10:15:03 PM
Me too !!!!   :o :o :o


Title: Re: Raspberry pi laserdisc replacement project EVA
Post by: xadhoom on August 16, 2016, 08:00:25 PM
Improvents
http://youtu.be/niOr5NJdBg0


Title: Re: Raspberry pi laserdisc replacement project EVA
Post by: DarthNuno on August 16, 2016, 08:03:52 PM
Great!  :-*
What are the improvements on this version?


Title: Re: Raspberry pi laserdisc replacement project EVA
Post by: xadhoom on August 16, 2016, 08:04:16 PM
http://youtu.be/yTCSni0hbHM


Title: Re: Raspberry pi laserdisc replacement project EVA
Post by: xadhoom on August 16, 2016, 08:05:32 PM
I'm tuning the digital play to be as similar as possible to Laserdisc play
Next in list is space ace and then cinematronics version


Title: Re: Raspberry pi laserdisc replacement project EVA
Post by: slowcade on August 16, 2016, 11:19:27 PM
Nice! Is it ready for Atari Dragon's Lair? That is all I need, so I want to buy it.  :)


Title: Re: Raspberry pi laserdisc replacement project EVA
Post by: xadhoom on August 16, 2016, 11:21:42 PM
Yes Atari Ready.
Next video will be in Atari dl and sa.


Title: Re: Raspberry pi laserdisc replacement project EVA
Post by: DarthNuno on August 17, 2016, 10:42:34 AM
Holy shit!  :-* :-* :-* My guess is that all the Atari/Sidam DL cabinets owners will want this. Be ready to produce a good run of it!  :)
 :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:


Title: Re: Raspberry pi laserdisc replacement project EVA
Post by: ROADBLASTER on August 29, 2016, 10:40:54 PM
This is a very interesting project.  I would like to see if it could work with my Data East Road Blaster boards & NTSC laserdisc.  Data East used Sony LDP-1000A laser disc players in Bega's Battle & Road Blaster. 

Could you tell me what program(s) you used to rip the video from the laserdisc?  I would like to try to rip the video from my disc while it is still good.


Title: Re: Raspberry pi laserdisc replacement project EVA
Post by: DarthNuno on October 06, 2016, 11:02:22 PM
For the love of God, any update on this pleeeeeaaase!  :P :P :P


Title: Re: Raspberry pi laserdisc replacement project EVA
Post by: xadhoom on October 06, 2016, 11:04:14 PM
Hi, it should be officially shown at our event on 18-20 November running on some cabs


Title: Re: Raspberry pi laserdisc replacement project EVA
Post by: xadhoom on October 14, 2016, 07:47:56 PM
http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/index.php?topic=7015.0


Title: Re: Raspberry pi laserdisc replacement project EVA
Post by: xadhoom on January 14, 2017, 09:50:48 PM
Hi to all, EVA is ready to be produced in 20 pieces.
I'm asking pre orders at 200 each. Reached the 20 orders. I'll start.
Each kit will have a complete kit to replace your laserdisc player with EVA.
Video included. Just reply below with the video you need. You can choose space ace or dragon's' lair euro version.
Some of you have saw EVA working in our event . So feel free to ask if you have any questions.

Ps remember it's not an emulator , it's laserdisc player replacement. You need the original pcb to be able to play with it


Title: Re: Raspberry pi laserdisc replacement project EVA
Post by: atarimania on January 14, 2017, 11:12:43 PM
Great news !
One dragon's lair for me :)

Franck


Title: Re: Raspberry pi laserdisc replacement project EVA
Post by: DarthNuno on January 14, 2017, 11:50:02 PM
Ah yes!

 :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:

One for me please! Set up for Euro Atari Dragon's Lair  :-*  Thx  :-*


Title: Re: Raspberry pi laserdisc replacement project EVA
Post by: slowcade on January 16, 2017, 09:29:34 PM
I want one for Dragon's Lair, but you already know that.  :)