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RE: Amazon Fire TV for XBMC - Scott R - 2014-04-26

(2014-04-25, 21:27)Dixon Butz Wrote: This will be my next XBMC box:

https://www.nuvola4k.com/

Nuvola NP-1
Off-topic here, but I don't see anything super-compelling about that one. No claims of VC-1 support, and I'm guessing it doesn't do 24Hz either. So 3x the price of a Fire TV for 4k video support with no 4k source material to play?

Back on topic...regarding the claims of complexity in sideloading XBMC onto the Fire TV...as a newbie to Android, the Wiki was good for pointing me to the right place to get ADB downloaded, but I suppose it could have dumbed it down a bit more for me in terms of telling me that I needed to start up a Terminal window (I'm on OS X). Having to deal with a terminal window at all is what I'd say makes the whole process a bit tricky/difficult. Of course, it isn't really that difficult, but in today's day and age it would seem like there would be a simple file directory / FTP-style GUI tool tool that we could quickly install, point to the Fire TV (just need to know the IP address) and then easily move the apk file over, along with other files. Does no such app exist?


RE: Amazon Fire TV for XBMC - Goldyflix - 2014-04-26

(2014-04-26, 04:22)derrickrozay Wrote:
(2014-04-26, 03:32)Goldyflix Wrote:
(2014-04-26, 02:30)derrickrozay Wrote: This thread is way too long to read. Can somebody explain which version of xbmc is best to install on this? Ouya, SPMC, Frodo Gotham etc etc?

Pros/Cons would be nice.

If you don't use some Addon's I would go with gotham, but if not use spmc ( I get some weird video flickering and images becomes black with top green using gotham + some addons. I have not encountered those issues with spmc)

FTV add ons like netflix, spotify and nba? Or xbmc add ons?

also will there be an official xbmc release built specifically for FTV?

(2014-04-26, 15:38)alwayzbless Wrote: I've seen a few users mention but I haven't heard of a fix yet. So any of my 720p mkvs that play on the 4/25 nightlie are fine for the first 10 minites and after that no video and green bars display at the top. Is there a better build I should be using or is this pretty much just a known issue at the moment with no current workaround? Thx guys

Xbmc addons, and alwayzbless in your own question you awnser it.. use spmc I don't get those issues using it


RE: Amazon Fire TV for XBMC - Goldyflix - 2014-04-26

is there a way I can push a whole directory into the firetv xbmc?


RE: Amazon Fire TV for XBMC - jocala - 2014-04-26

(2014-04-26, 18:30)Goldyflix Wrote: is there a way I can push a whole directory into the firetv xbmc?

adb push directory/ /sdcard/directory/


RE: Amazon Fire TV for XBMC - yocoldrain - 2014-04-26

(2014-04-26, 18:41)jocala Wrote:
(2014-04-26, 18:30)Goldyflix Wrote: is there a way I can push a whole directory into the firetv xbmc?

adb push directory/ /sdcard/directory/

i think you need to include /. at end for whole directory


RE: Amazon Fire TV for XBMC - underworld123 - 2014-04-26

(2014-04-26, 23:10)yocoldrain Wrote:
(2014-04-26, 18:41)jocala Wrote:
(2014-04-26, 18:30)Goldyflix Wrote: is there a way I can push a whole directory into the firetv xbmc?

adb push directory/ /sdcard/directory/

i think you need to include /. at end for whole directory

Yes, the command should be
Code:
adb push directory/. /sdcard/directory/



RE: Amazon Fire TV for XBMC - underworld123 - 2014-04-26

What is the ideal setting when XBMC is idle? I have currently set it to quit after 20 min, so that it does not keep running overnight, but wondering if there is a better setup.


RE: Amazon Fire TV for XBMC - Dixon Butz - 2014-04-27

Does anyone else have issues after pausing a movie for a while. Like stuttering and freezing video in Gotham?


RE: Amazon Fire TV for XBMC - underworld123 - 2014-04-27

(2014-04-27, 00:09)Dixon Butz Wrote: Does anyone else have issues after pausing a movie for a while. Like stuttering and freezing video in Gotham?

No such issues here....


RE: Amazon Fire TV for XBMC - jocala - 2014-04-27

(2014-04-26, 23:26)underworld123 Wrote:
(2014-04-26, 23:10)yocoldrain Wrote:
(2014-04-26, 18:41)jocala Wrote: adb push directory/ /sdcard/directory/

i think you need to include /. at end for whole directory

Yes, the command should be
Code:
adb push directory/. /sdcard/directory/

Worked fine w/o the . here. Whatever.

Code:
[email protected] Desktop $ adb devices
List of devices attached
firetv:5555    device

[email protected] Desktop $ adb push test/ /sdcard/test/
push: test/game_piratePig.png -> /sdcard/test/game_piratePig.png
push: test/game_panda.png -> /sdcard/test/game_panda.png
push: test/game_lemon.png -> /sdcard/test/game_lemon.png
push: test/game_carrot.png -> /sdcard/test/game_carrot.png
push: test/game_bunny_02.png -> /sdcard/test/game_bunny_02.png
push: test/game_bear.png -> /sdcard/test/game_bear.png
push: test/.DS_Store -> /sdcard/test/.DS_Store
7 files pushed. 0 files skipped.
247 KB/s (49441 bytes in 0.194s)
[email protected] Desktop $ adb shell
[email protected]:/ $ cd /sdcard/
[email protected]:/sdcard $ ls test
game_bear.png
game_bunny_02.png
game_carrot.png
game_lemon.png
game_panda.png
game_piratePig.png

No trailing period required.


RE: Amazon Fire TV for XBMC - yocoldrain - 2014-04-27

(2014-04-27, 00:38)jocala Wrote:
(2014-04-26, 23:26)underworld123 Wrote:
(2014-04-26, 23:10)yocoldrain Wrote: i think you need to include /. at end for whole directory

Yes, the command should be
Code:
adb push directory/. /sdcard/directory/

Worked fine w/o the . here. Whatever.

Code:
[email protected] Desktop $ adb devices
List of devices attached
firetv:5555    device

[email protected] Desktop $ adb push test/ /sdcard/test/
push: test/game_piratePig.png -> /sdcard/test/game_piratePig.png
push: test/game_panda.png -> /sdcard/test/game_panda.png
push: test/game_lemon.png -> /sdcard/test/game_lemon.png
push: test/game_carrot.png -> /sdcard/test/game_carrot.png
push: test/game_bunny_02.png -> /sdcard/test/game_bunny_02.png
push: test/game_bear.png -> /sdcard/test/game_bear.png
push: test/.DS_Store -> /sdcard/test/.DS_Store
7 files pushed. 0 files skipped.
247 KB/s (49441 bytes in 0.194s)
[email protected] Desktop $ adb shell
[email protected]:/ $ cd /sdcard/
[email protected]:/sdcard $ ls test
game_bear.png
game_bunny_02.png
game_carrot.png
game_lemon.png
game_panda.png
game_piratePig.png

No trailing period required.

very interesting. I learned of /. few days ago, when Above what you showed didnt work at all.


RE: Amazon Fire TV for XBMC - jocala - 2014-04-27

(2014-04-27, 02:13)yocoldrain Wrote:
(2014-04-27, 00:38)jocala Wrote:
(2014-04-26, 23:26)underworld123 Wrote: Yes, the command should be
Code:
adb push directory/. /sdcard/directory/

Worked fine w/o the . here. Whatever.

Code:
[email protected] Desktop $ adb devices
List of devices attached
firetv:5555    device

[email protected] Desktop $ adb push test/ /sdcard/test/
push: test/game_piratePig.png -> /sdcard/test/game_piratePig.png
push: test/game_panda.png -> /sdcard/test/game_panda.png
push: test/game_lemon.png -> /sdcard/test/game_lemon.png
push: test/game_carrot.png -> /sdcard/test/game_carrot.png
push: test/game_bunny_02.png -> /sdcard/test/game_bunny_02.png
push: test/game_bear.png -> /sdcard/test/game_bear.png
push: test/.DS_Store -> /sdcard/test/.DS_Store
7 files pushed. 0 files skipped.
247 KB/s (49441 bytes in 0.194s)
[email protected] Desktop $ adb shell
[email protected]:/ $ cd /sdcard/
[email protected]:/sdcard $ ls test
game_bear.png
game_bunny_02.png
game_carrot.png
game_lemon.png
game_panda.png
game_piratePig.png

No trailing period required.

very interesting. I learned of /. few days ago, when Above what you showed didnt work at all.

It occurs to me that you are probably not running a *nix OS. That is probably the issue, I don't run Windows.


RE: Amazon Fire TV for XBMC - jjhtpc - 2014-04-27

Thought I would post what I have observed. I received the AFTV on Wed. Everything loaded up properly with Gotham beta 4, but I was experiencing some random xbmc crashes, so I decided to move to the nightlies. I installed the 04/19 nightly and no recorded tv would play at first. I went into acceleration and played around a little bit and found out that ligstagefright being enabled was causing recorded tv and live tv not to play. So I disabled libstage and mediacodec and saw too much aliasing (software decoding may be too much for the CPU?). I then switched back to hw accel and went through all of the combinations (there are only four available I believe) and found out that with this version mediacodec works, and works great.

The only issue that I have seen once or twice is a crash after playing multiple shows. This has only happened twice and I can't really explain it. Just instead of the video kicking off it booted me out to the AFTV application list with xbmc highlighted.

I know these are betas, so I kind of expect some of the crashes.

Oh one other thing that I have noticed is that while system menus show up at full screen 1920 X 1080 all of my main menu backdrops and all of my videos are playing with black bars at the bottom.


RE: Amazon Fire TV for XBMC - Set845 - 2014-04-27

(2014-04-26, 18:08)Goldyflix Wrote:
(2014-04-26, 04:22)derrickrozay Wrote:
(2014-04-26, 03:32)Goldyflix Wrote: If you don't use some Addon's I would go with gotham, but if not use spmc ( I get some weird video flickering and images becomes black with top green using gotham + some addons. I have not encountered those issues with spmc)

FTV add ons like netflix, spotify and nba? Or xbmc add ons?

also will there be an official xbmc release built specifically for FTV?

(2014-04-26, 15:38)alwayzbless Wrote: I've seen a few users mention but I haven't heard of a fix yet. So any of my 720p mkvs that play on the 4/25 nightlie are fine for the first 10 minites and after that no video and green bars display at the top. Is there a better build I should be using or is this pretty much just a known issue at the moment with no current workaround? Thx guys

Xbmc addons, and alwayzbless in your own question you awnser it.. use spmc I don't get those issues using it

I have seen those issues, blank screen and green blotches at the top, on three different FTVs running SPMC. I noticed if you turn off hardware acceleration the issue goes away. I've also seen this in Gotham.


RE: Amazon Fire TV for XBMC - Scenebean - 2014-04-27

I hate to ask this again if it has already been asked but i cannot find a good answer. What is the best way to get acestream installed and how do I install it or where do I get the apk? Also how do I watch acestreams from within XBMC? I only have XBMC side loaded on my fire tv. Gotham beta 4