Since my ambilight installation is only usable for videos which are played directly from the Raspberry Pi I decided to upgrade the installation to support all HDMI sources.

Therefore I followed a german tutorial which can be found here:


  • USB videograbber
  • HDMI 2 AV Converter
  • HDMI-Splitter
  • Cinch-Connector (S-VIDEO)
  • HDMI switch


  • All input sources are connected to the HDMI switch. (computer, Raspberry Pi, cable receiver).
  • The output of the switch is connected to the HDMI-Splitter where one cable is connected to the TV and the other one is connected to the HDMI 2 AV Converter.
  • The HDMI 2 AV Converter converts the input signal to a AV signal which can be read by the USB videograbber.
  • The output of the videograbber can be processed by the Raspberry Pi and the underlying Hyperion instance.