THIS MANUAL IS FOR FPP v1.x AND IS NOW OUTDATED.
Please follow the link below to go to the current version of the FPP manual.
The manual is also available by clicking the 'Manual' link at the top of the 'Help' menu in FPP.
Downloading the Falcon Player
The latest FPP release for the Raspberry Pi is FPP 1.8.
FPP v1.8 Release Pi SD image: https://github.com/FalconChristmas/fpp/releases/download/1.6/FPP-v1.5-Pi.zip
If you already have an earlier version of FPP v1.6/v1.7, then FPP v1.8 is available via an upgrade button in the FPP UI.
The Falcon Player is designed to be treated like a software appliance. To make FPP installation easier on the Raspberry Pi, the player is distributed in a ZIP file which contains the Pi NOOBs installer.
Beagle Bone Black or Beagle Bone Green
The latest FPP release for the BeagleBone Black is FPP 1.8
The 1.8 images have not yet been released so you need to install 1.5 and then upgrade as below:
FPP v1.5 BBB SD image: https://github.com/FalconChristmas/fpp/releases/download/1.5/FPP-v1.5-BBB-SD.img.zip
FPP v1.5 BBB eMMC image: https://github.com/FalconChristmas/fpp/releases/download/1.5/FPP-v1.5-BBB-eMMC.img.zip
After successful installation, click on the Big Green Upgrade button banner on any screen to upgrade to 1.8.
Note: You do not need to download or install both images. The image you use will be determined by whether you choose to run FPP off the micro-SD card or the onboard eMMC drive on the BBB.
The Falcon Player is designed to be treated like a software appliance. To make FPP installation easier on the BeagleBone Black, the player is distributed as a pair of ZIP files which both contain a disk image containing an Operating System with FPP pre-installed. The "SD" image is for running FPP off of the micro-SD card on the BBB. The "eMMC" image will install the OS and FPP onto the onboard eMMC on the BBB.