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Anyone noticed that boblight stops after a few hibernate sessions ?

Didn't checked log thoroughly yet but it happend after Frodo RC2 and up, i was hoping it would be gone with Frodo Final but it still happens.
(2013-02-01, 00:34)Memphiz Wrote: [ -> ]Its stalling the gl/gles pipeline on each framegrab - you can't see it in any utilisation value.

I finally found the reason for the framedrops!
With the latest AMD catalyst update there must have been a change in the default video quality settings.

So with edge-enhancement, de-noise and mosquito noise reduction de-blocking enabled there are these tremendous framedrops.
Don't know why there options were active but disabling them help to run all content smoothly also with boblight Smile

So if someone got performance problems and uses AMD, give them a try.
Hi i got some flickering with the boblight addon. It's only happening on some colour variations and different refreshrates (from the leds).

I'm not sure what can cause this. Boblightd with boblight-constant got no flickering.

The boblight addon is running on a late 2008 macbook with a geforce 9400 grafics card. I disabled the gpu decoding and switched to software decoding. It's not getting any better.

On the other hand i tried the boblight addon on an atv2 (sadly the atv2 did'nt have enough power to decode the video and parse the image information).
I've got the same flickering.

Boblightd is running on a raspberry pi with the new ws2801 support.

Here is my boblight.conf:
http://pastebin.com/p10vry1f

I think memphiz said anywhere in this post that it is possible to change the tiles which get rendered from the current frame to a lower number (i think from 32x32 to 16x16). Can anybody give me a clue where i can change this setting? So that the atv2 don't have to grab so much information from every frame/image.

Thank you in advance
Hi, everyone. I'm finally integrating boblight into my living room, but I'm a huge noob. My 2 problems at the moment are:
1. only the first 25 (of 50) lights cooperate with boblight. all 50 work if I run the sketch from processing. I have a feeling this is due to my boblight.conf, but I don't really know where to go from here to fix it
http://pastebin.com/89Ct1rcC
2. getting boblightd to run when I start the machine. I'm using Frodo on XBMCbuntu

any and all help is appreciated. thanks!
(2013-02-09, 06:49)perkins.jt Wrote: [ -> ]Hi, everyone. I'm finally integrating boblight into my living room, but I'm a huge noob. My 2 problems at the moment are:
1. only the first 25 (of 50) lights cooperate with boblight. all 50 work if I run the sketch from processing. I have a feeling this is due to my boblight.conf, but I don't really know where to go from here to fix it
http://pastebin.com/89Ct1rcC
2. getting boblightd to run when I start the machine. I'm using Frodo on XBMCbuntu

any and all help is appreciated. thanks!

You have the wrong prefix, try this prefix 41 64 61 00 31 64

Edit:
More info can be found here http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid...t=boblight
Hi everyone.

Boblight is a wonderful addon but ive been dealing with one issue and I have really no clue how i can solve it. So I hope you can help me.

First of all my Setup is:
-Arduino Uno R3 running with Adalight
-connected via USB to my Dreambox DM800HDse
-XBMC boblight addon communicating via LAN with the Dreambox

The Problem is, that when I'm playing a video with boblight addon enabled im getting framedrops (I dont know if its the right word to describe it)

-The quality and type of the video doesnt matter
-The framedrops always appear when im moving the mouse while playing videos
-The framedrops apear less often when im just playing the video doing nothing. but still about 20-40 times in 1,5 hours.
-The framedrops appear only when boblight addon is enabled
-The framedrops appear when the LEDs are off (power cable not plugged in)
-The framedrops appear when the boblight addon is set to the wrong network source and is disconnected

Boblight plugin for the dreambox works like a charm. the dreambox is in standby when I'm using XBMC.

I just uploaded a video showing the issue.


and here is the xbmc log matching to the video:
http://pastebin.com/i2LGiJ8Q

I hope you have enough info to get a clue. If you need to know anything else, ill be happy to explain it.

Thank you very much in advance!

Greetings Daniel
glorious! i knew it was something simple. I've just been skipping over any windows based threads
+1
(2013-02-01, 21:45)Steini Wrote: [ -> ]
(2013-01-31, 11:43)wolfgr Wrote: [ -> ]
(2013-01-31, 10:10)skydancer Wrote: [ -> ]Is There any solution to the lights still on after stopping playback?[/align]

I have that issue too with frodo ,I think now that the full release is out we will get a fix.
I still have the error script issue but it appears more rare now.

Really looking forward for a fix for this then xbmc will be perfect for me.... Untill I get bored and find something I can change or add to my setup Smile

just wanted to confirm, that i also have the same issue with boblight.
sometimes the lights are disabled properly when the video is stopped. sometimes not Huh
(2013-02-09, 20:39)blubserl Wrote: [ -> ]
(2013-02-01, 21:45)Steini Wrote: [ -> ]
(2013-01-31, 11:43)wolfgr Wrote: [ -> ]I have that issue too with frodo ,I think now that the full release is out we will get a fix.
I still have the error script issue but it appears more rare now.

Really looking forward for a fix for this then xbmc will be perfect for me.... Untill I get bored and find something I can change or add to my setup Smile

just wanted to confirm, that i also have the same issue with boblight.
sometimes the lights are disabled properly when the video is stopped. sometimes not Huh

It would probably help if everyone with this problem would post which hardware (ambilight not pc) and software they are using.

I dont think its a bug in the xbmc addon.
(2013-02-09, 13:42)dansolo10 Wrote: [ -> ]Hi everyone.

Boblight is a wonderful addon but ive been dealing with one issue and I have really no clue how i can solve it. So I hope you can help me.

First of all my Setup is:
-Arduino Uno R3 running with Adalight
-connected via USB to my Dreambox DM800HDse
-XBMC boblight addon communicating via LAN with the Dreambox

The Problem is, that when I'm playing a video with boblight addon enabled im getting framedrops (I dont know if its the right word to describe it)

-The quality and type of the video doesnt matter
-The framedrops always appear when im moving the mouse while playing videos
-The framedrops apear less often when im just playing the video doing nothing. but still about 20-40 times in 1,5 hours.
-The framedrops appear only when boblight addon is enabled
-The framedrops appear when the LEDs are off (power cable not plugged in)
-The framedrops appear when the boblight addon is set to the wrong network source and is disconnected

Boblight plugin for the dreambox works like a charm. the dreambox is in standby when I'm using XBMC.

I just uploaded a video showing the issue.


and here is the xbmc log matching to the video:
http://pastebin.com/i2LGiJ8Q

I hope you have enough info to get a clue. If you need to know anything else, ill be happy to explain it.

Thank you very much in advance!

Greetings Daniel

Update: Just played video from my laptop with the boblight plugin and it works perfectly. So I'm assuming its a hardware issue (because i tested it with a freshly installed win7 with up to date drivers)
Anyone got an idea how to solve this problem?
(2013-02-09, 21:32)TeKo Wrote: [ -> ]It would probably help if everyone with this problem would post which hardware (ambilight not pc) and software they are using.

I dont think its a bug in the xbmc addon.

Openelec Generic OSS i386 2.99.2 (3.0 RC 2)
4 Channel Atmolight from http://ca.rstenpresser.de
(2013-02-09, 21:32)TeKo Wrote: [ -> ]
(2013-02-09, 20:39)blubserl Wrote: [ -> ]
(2013-02-01, 21:45)Steini Wrote: [ -> ]Really looking forward for a fix for this then xbmc will be perfect for me.... Untill I get bored and find something I can change or add to my setup Smile

just wanted to confirm, that i also have the same issue with boblight.
sometimes the lights are disabled properly when the video is stopped. sometimes not Huh

It would probably help if everyone with this problem would post which hardware (ambilight not pc) and software they are using.

I dont think its a bug in the xbmc addon.
Acer aspirerevo 3610
Homemade arduino based lights
Openelec 3 RC2
Openelec boblightd addon

Thanks Smile
Htpc with win7 x64
Official frodo xbmc
Homemade adruino with 4channels

Truth is that since official final frodo ,the issue has greatly reduced but still happen from time to time.
Boblight working nearly flawlessly. I'm pretty excited to show it off. The only remaining issue I have with it is some flickering on white edges. It sounds like this issue, but I can't be sure.
http://code.google.com/p/boblight/issues/detail?id=38
Is there a workaround for this?

edit: some googling turned up this command as a potential fix
Code:
cp /etc/X11/xorg-nvidia.conf /storage/.config/xorg.conf

edit2: and this post. is this still applicable?
http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid...#pid609280
I have a problem with connection to boblight and XBMC show me "failed to connect to boblightd" messege. Bolight.conf is OK, becouse it's working on Win7 x64 as long as I do not turn on XBMC. What could be wrong?