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RE: OpenELEC Testbuilds for RaspberryPi Part 2 - Milhouse - 2014-03-27

New OpenELEC Gotham build: #0327
(Supercedes previous build)

Code:
# uname -a
Linux rpi512 3.13.7 #1 PREEMPT Thu Mar 27 01:28:24 GMT 2014 armv6l GNU/Linux

# vcgencmd version
Mar 25 2014 15:17:24
Copyright (c) 2012 Broadcom
version 34a027868674ccc896149263215e91718770698f (clean) (release)

# lsb_release
OpenELEC (Milhouse) - Version: devel-20140327012712-r18014-gfacbb1c

Based on tip of XBMC master (1bb64ef, changelog) and tip of OpenELEC master (facbb1c, changelog) with the following modifications:
  • Includes newclock3 commits (except for 7b5ce9c which I've replaced with a static spinner to avoid hammering the GUI)
  • Excludes the OpenELEC fernetmenta patches (due to conflict with newclock3)
  • Includes Python regex package for evaluation purposes. Initial benchmarking indicates generally positive (and in some cases, significant) performance gains. Replace "import re" with "import regex as re" in addons to test effectiveness.
  • Default setting for "Show RSS Feed" changed to disabled
  • Disabled "Total Duration" in Confluence (see build #0221 for details)
  • ALSA is enabled and any suitable hardware should be available in XBMC Audio Settings
  • Includes newclock3: "More efficient infobool expression evaluator" (reverted in stock OpenELEC)
  • Includes newclock3: "Allow small audio packets to be concatenated to make better use of audio fifo" (reverted in stock OpenELEC)
Build Highlights:

Fix for mono GUI sounds (requires new firmware)
  1. New Firmware Mar 27:
  2. newclock3:
    • [PiSink] Analogue only supports stereo
    • [PiResample] Work around AE not providing correct src_bits

Additional Testing Notes:
  1. Testers should try adding the following entry to their advancedsettings.xml:
    Code:
    <advancedsettings>
      <video>
        <defaultplayer>dvdplayer</defaultplayer>
        <defaultdvdplayer>dvdplayer</defaultdvdplayer>
      </video>
    </advancedsettings>
    and report if it is better/worse than omxplayer. You can still play files with omxplayer using the context-menu "Play using... OMXPlayer".

  2. The following settings are no longer required in config.txt and should be removed:
    Code:
    no_hdmi_resample=1
    hdmi_stream_channels=1
    no_resample_audio is now a default, and hdmi_stream_channels is switched based on audio content. For the time being when using passthrough, 2.0 speaker layout should continue to be used (you will still get 5.1 with AC3/DTS).

  3. The FIQ_FSM patch is now enabled by default in OpenELEC master. See the FIQ_FSM announce thread for details.

    One new feature, currently disabled by default, is accelerated support of high-speed isochronous transactions (webcams, real time devices, etc.). There's a possibility this could be used by ALSA or DVB modules (although not always) which may affect some users (hopefully for the better). If you might benefit from this, enable by adding the following option to the end of the line in your /flash/cmdline.txt file:
    Code:
    dwc_otg.fiq_fsm_mask=0x7



RE: OpenELEC Testbuilds for RaspberryPi Part 2 - Stilt - 2014-03-27

First. massive thank you to MilhouseVH and all others for great work.

I did a clean install devel-20140326031537-r18011-gae1cb22.

I have a 10$ PCM2704 USB DAC, headphone connection to my amp. DAC works fine on Win8 PC.

Sample music is stored on the SD card itself-to eliminate wifi issues if any.

I've selected System>settings>systemlevel>expert>audio output>ALSA:USB Audio DAC,Analog

When I use the DAC on RP:

1) Sounds is only from one channel (Right channel)

2) RP reboots after every song.

Have I missed any setting?

Any guide is much appreciated.

Log to be uploaded.


RE: OpenELEC Testbuilds for RaspberryPi Part 2 - popcornmix - 2014-03-27

(2014-03-27, 13:30)Stilt Wrote: First. massive thank you to MilhouseVH and all others for great work.

I did a clean install devel-20140326031537-r18011-gae1cb22.

I have a 10$ PCM2704 USB DAC, headphone connection to my amp. DAC works fine on Win8 PC.

Sample music is stored on the SD card itself-to eliminate wifi issues if any.

I've selected System>settings>systemlevel>expert>audio output>ALSA:USB Audio DAC,Analog

When I use the DAC on RP:

1) Sounds is only from one channel (Right channel)

2) RP reboots after every song.

Please use xbmclogs.com for logs and paste a link to them.

The post above this reports:
Quote:Fix for mono GUI sounds (requires new firmware)

so that is needed for point 1. For 2, can you remove the USB card and test with default analogue or HDMI? Does that still reboot?


RE: OpenELEC Testbuilds for RaspberryPi Part 2 - Milhouse - 2014-03-27

@Stilt: Best not to post logs on the forum - upload them to pastebin.com or xbmclogs.com and then paste the link. You should probably remove the log from post #3722.

Also if possible please filter out the CecLogMessage spam as it does my head in and I give up trying to follow the log. On OpenELEC this is easy:
Code:
grep -v CecLogMessage /storage/.xbmc/temp/xbmc.log | pastebinit

Edit: Beaten to it by popcornmix...


RE: OpenELEC Testbuilds for RaspberryPi Part 2 - SenorLoco - 2014-03-27

Not sure if its me or something with the latest build but I'm having problems with my wifi (Edimax EW-7811Un) not connecting during startup. I did try upgrading from a previous build (which was working fine) and when that wasn't working I did a clean install of the latest but the issue was still there. Now if I go into the openELEC setting and then turn off and on Wireless it does then connect properly. Here is a link to the xbmc.log http://sprunge.us/gJZN

Let me know if you need anything else or have other suggestions. Thanks!


RE: OpenELEC Testbuilds for RaspberryPi Part 2 - Milhouse - 2014-03-27

@SenorLoco, can you upload your dmesg output. Is this issue related?


RE: OpenELEC Testbuilds for RaspberryPi Part 2 - SenorLoco - 2014-03-27

I have been noticing issues with the wifi connection dropping randomly (in fact it just happened since my last post. I'm currently away from home so I'll try to get the dmesg later today). When the wifi connection has been dropping openELEC is still running fine, just no network connection.


RE: OpenELEC Testbuilds for RaspberryPi Part 2 - popcornmix - 2014-03-27

(2014-03-27, 18:30)SenorLoco Wrote: I have been noticing issues with the wifi connection dropping randomly (in fact it just happened since my last post. I'm currently away from home so I'll try to get the dmesg later today). When the wifi connection has been dropping openELEC is still running fine, just no network connection.

If you have any USB/network problems, then try:
Code:
dwc_otg.fiq_fsm_enable=0
(added to end of cmdline.txt).


RE: OpenELEC Testbuilds for RaspberryPi Part 2 - SenorLoco - 2014-03-27

I do have dwc_otg.fiq_fsm_mask=0x7 at the end currently, but will give dwc_otg.fiq_fsm_enable=0 a try. (now if I could train my dog to reset openELEC I'd be set)


RE: OpenELEC Testbuilds for RaspberryPi Part 2 - Milhouse - 2014-03-27

It would be useful to know when your WiFi was last stable, and if you experience instability with the latest OpenELEC master nightly (see here, although the current 24 March r18003-g4ff4835 build doesn't include the very latest WiFi changes - not sure what is preventing newer builds from appearing).


RE: OpenELEC Testbuilds for RaspberryPi Part 2 - SenorLoco - 2014-03-27

For a long time I was using OpenELEC-RPi.arm-Rbej-Version-Gotham-Popcornmix-Branch(09.10.2013) which I never had any problems with and just recently started trying your test builds again over the last couple weeks. I have noticed the wifi dropping out since trying to test builds, but haven't had a ton of time to work on it. Build 323 worked fine for loading wifi after reboot, I skipped 325 and just noticed wifi not connecting on boot up on 327.
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RE: OpenELEC Testbuilds for RaspberryPi Part 2 - pplucky - 2014-03-27

(2014-03-27, 02:17)pplucky Wrote:
(2014-03-27, 01:51)popcornmix Wrote:
(2014-03-27, 01:45)pplucky Wrote: Newly installed latest Gotham test build and when trying to check a 3D SBS movie, TV auto-switches properly to 3D mode and back out of it when video playback is stopped.
Still then, external SRT subtitles are not displayed properly and cut half on the right hand side (left part of subtitle) and the remaining on the left hand side (right part of subtitle).

Like this?
http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=176043&pid=1663487#pid1663487

Nope, like this:
Image

Correct subtitle should be:
TIM BURTON APRESENTA O
ESTRANHO MUNDO DE JACK

Edit: Don't know if it is relevant, but it behaves the same in omxplayer or DVDplayer.
Anything else I can provide to help track/fix this issue or should I report somewhere else?


RE: OpenELEC Testbuilds for RaspberryPi Part 2 - Milhouse - 2014-03-27

My guess is that the #0326 build is when your problem may have been introduced, as not only is there a new kernel but also several WiFi changes (see OE changelog for the #0326 build). If you can reproduce the problem in an OE dev nightly created after 25 March (once such a build becomes available) then the matter will need to be raised with the OpenELEC developers via the OE github.


RE: OpenELEC Testbuilds for RaspberryPi Part 2 - Milhouse - 2014-03-27

The Edimax EW-7811un would appear to be using the rtl8192cu firmware which is supposedly enabled as a kernel module since 25 March, and which would suggest a problem with the kernel module.


RE: OpenELEC Testbuilds for RaspberryPi Part 2 - SenorLoco - 2014-03-27

Well just for fun I tried connecting to my pi again (still haven't been home to reboot) and it did reconnect to wifi at home point. Here is the dmesg http://sprunge.us/dYhO


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