Raspberry very slow

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I installed the raspberry player without any problems. It only runs very slow. My google powerpoint runs like it should but my two RSS feeds are way to slow.
On my pc, in view mode, everything runs fine. They scroll like they should but on the raspberry, in view mode and with the player, they scroll very slow to not scrolling.

Anyone got an idea what the problem may be?
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Posted 5 years ago

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Hi Raoul,

Unfortunately, there isn't much that can be done to help the Pi go faster. It has limited resources and isn't really suited for Presentations that involve animations or moving text. Simple Presentations that contain images or static content would be best suited on the Pi.
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Additional info: the text scroller is also running very slow so I don't think it's a problem with a too large RSS feed or something.
The raspberry is brand new and nothing extra is installed other then the rvplayer
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Mmm ok. Maybe that's something that could be mentioned on the Raspberry player page. I would have saved me 80€. If I only want images and static text I can just plug in a usb stick in the TV and loop a few images with text.
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Thanks for the additional information Raoul.

I still stand by my original answer that the Pi doesn't really handle moving content and should be limited to static content. I find the Pi to be sluggish at best for most things. Apparently its overall real world performance is something like a 300MHz Pentium 2.
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I understand where you're coming from. Hopefully you do find a use for the Pi.

Thanks.
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It looks to me that Rise can't fix my problem then. I want a display showing dynamic content but the TV I'm using is hanging on the wall in the center of our meeting room. I don't have the possibility to place a PC next to it running windows or ubuntu.
Do you know of a solution so I can use Rise for my display?
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I know that there are a few Android Players that have been getting decent reviews. You can check out this thread as an example of one of the users building their own Player.

Thanks.
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Raoul,

You could also look into using an Intel NUC with Windows or Ubuntu. They cost a bit more than the Pi, and have a bigger footprint, but are still very small and easy to conceal behind an LCD. There is a version that uses an i5 as well, and that should have no problem running your content.

Justin
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Justin,

thanks for the tip. I looked into the NUC but it's about the same price as our LCD has cost so that would double the cost of our display. I already promised my boss that the Rasp would work (because Rise only mentions video not working, which we don't need) so I'll have to find another solution without an extra cost.
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Hi there! With raspberry pi 2, is there still no chance of getting the text to scroll without lagging?
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Anton,

I don't know that any in-house testing has been done with the text scrolling widget. If you have the chance to try it out, you should let our community know the results!
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