Oof, it’s been a long night here, sitting in front of this shiny new Pico DV base I got in the mail today. Running HDMI video on my Pi Pico? Yeah, that sounded pretty amazing. As soon as I opened the package, I went looking for some demo code to set up and flash over to the Pico.
While there is a basic link on the Pico DV page to what seems like an AV player, in fact it’s just part of a fork that has yet to be rolled into the main PicoDVI branch, so cloning with git doesn’t pull down the part of the repository that actually contains the files needed to build as shown on the page linked from the Pico DV product page.
After finally realizing that, I was able to pull and build the uf2 file for the raw_av_player, and then…nothing. Flashed the Pico, encoded my video and audio as shown, connected my monitor, and…nothing. Build was successful, flash was successful, followed all the instructions, and nothing.
So, went back to the main PicoDVI repository and tried each of the “main” examples just to see if I could get something-- anything-- to work. None of them work. They all build correctly, they all flash correctly, and nothing shows up on my monitor.
I realize the Pico DV is a “new” product, but it seems to have been tossed over the wall with precious little in the way of help for customers to get something up and running.
Honestly, I don’t know what more to say at this point other than “HELP”. Quite disappointed in this purchase, as I expected more in the way of ready-to-use demos and examples.