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RE: Amazon Fire TV for XBMC - thess - 2014-04-06

(2014-04-06, 18:11)Koying Wrote:
(2014-04-06, 16:02)dismantler Wrote: http://xbmclogs.com/show.php?id=167513

Crash from new build as soon as I try to play. The background menu fades as if it's going to load and then it drops back to the fire launcher.

Software multi-threaded still works fine.

Btw I noticed you said leave mediacodec on, but was I supposed to turn off libstagefright?
Right, thanks.
Updated build: http://mirrors.xbmc.org/test-builds/android/arm/xbmc-20140406-029f083-fixamcoutput-armeabi-v7a.apk

If mediacodec is ON, it's picked up whatever the value of libstagefright...

Out of the box: gray/blank screen for a second, then full application crash back to Fire launcher. PMing you a log. I tried multiple file types.

(2014-04-06, 19:56)dogatemyrouter Wrote:
(2014-04-06, 18:56)jocala Wrote:
(2014-04-06, 18:27)tennisbgc Wrote: has anyone tested out vc-1 or mpeg-2 files on this? heres a sample https://www.dropbox.com/s/ji0d8q4h322pd8p/Jurassic%20Park%20%281993%29.REMUX.bluray%20%281%29-001.mkv


The Microsoft usb ir remote/receiver does not work Sad
(Bummed by this. I've used this remote for years.)

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1524543/amazon-to-announce-a-new-product-on-april-2nd-looks-like-a-new-media-streamer-running-android/210#post_24573197

This MCE IR usb works with the Fire TV. $12 and you have IR.

Oh god. I have a huge, ugly old MCE receiver somewhere. I can't do this to myself, the thing's practically as big as the Fire. Smile (To be fair, the receiver linked looks newer and less ugly.)


RE: Amazon Fire TV for XBMC - eracknaphobia - 2014-04-06

http://xbmclogs.com/show.php?id=167753

Lastest test build attempting to play test video from wiki page. When attempting to play video xbmc closes / crashes and sends me to fire tv's settings screen.


RE: Amazon Fire TV for XBMC - forestrat - 2014-04-06

(2014-04-06, 20:04)eracknaphobia Wrote: http://xbmclogs.com/show.php?id=167753

Lastest test build attempting to play test video from wiki page. When attempting to play video xbmc closes / crashes and sends me to fire tv's settings screen.

Same here.


RE: Amazon Fire TV for XBMC - Koying - 2014-04-06

Please send the "old" log if it's crashing. By default, the current one is sent, which doesn't show anything...


RE: Amazon Fire TV for XBMC - eracknaphobia - 2014-04-06

http://xbmclogs.com/show.php?id=167761

Ah yes, sorry about that.


RE: Amazon Fire TV for XBMC - KrakaJap - 2014-04-06

It's been a while since I've used xbmc but when amazon (or root) adds the ability to use external storage, is it possible to offset xbmc's storage of artwork and such to external? I've noticed the ~5gb of usable internal storage runs out very quickly and you get that annoying popup warning about capacity.


RE: Amazon Fire TV for XBMC - thess - 2014-04-06

My old, probably first gen MCE IR USB receiver does not work. I connected it and power cycled the Fire for good measure. The receiver is obviously receiving the commands (it blinks when it does), but neither the Fire nor XBMC care about them. (This isn't exactly a tragedy, but it could explain why there are conflicting reports. Maybe older models don't work.)


RE: Amazon Fire TV for XBMC - joeyf - 2014-04-06

(2014-04-06, 20:19)thess Wrote: My old, probably first gen MCE IR USB receiver does not work. I connected it and power cycled the Fire for good measure. The receiver is obviously receiving the commands (it blinks when it does), but neither the Fire nor XBMC care about them. (This isn't exactly a tragedy, but it could explain why there are conflicting reports. Maybe older models don't work.)
LOL, I just remembered I had one tucked away in the closet. Is the receiver on the one you tried labeled with a model #OVU400002/00 on the bottom?

Edit: NVM, dug up some batteries - doesn't work.


RE: Amazon Fire TV for XBMC - dogatemyrouter - 2014-04-06

(2014-04-06, 20:19)thess Wrote: My old, probably first gen MCE IR USB receiver does not work. I connected it and power cycled the Fire for good measure. The receiver is obviously receiving the commands (it blinks when it does), but neither the Fire nor XBMC care about them. (This isn't exactly a tragedy, but it could explain why there are conflicting reports. Maybe older models don't work.)
my first gen doesn't work either
the one in the linked post (updated model) works.


RE: Amazon Fire TV for XBMC - RGB_Gamer - 2014-04-06

Has anyone tried Autostart app for Android to auto load XBMC on boot up instead of side loading XBMC?


RE: Amazon Fire TV for XBMC - jocala - 2014-04-06

(2014-04-06, 20:27)dogatemyrouter Wrote:
(2014-04-06, 20:19)thess Wrote: My old, probably first gen MCE IR USB receiver does not work. I connected it and power cycled the Fire for good measure. The receiver is obviously receiving the commands (it blinks when it does), but neither the Fire nor XBMC care about them. (This isn't exactly a tragedy, but it could explain why there are conflicting reports. Maybe older models don't work.)
my first gen doesn't work either
the one in the linked post (updated model) works.

Confirmed here. Mine is 1.0a.


RE: Amazon Fire TV for XBMC - elmerohueso - 2014-04-06

(2014-04-06, 20:16)KrakaJap Wrote: It's been a while since I've used xbmc but when amazon (or root) adds the ability to use external storage, is it possible to offset xbmc's storage of artwork and such to external? I've noticed the ~5gb of usable internal storage runs out very quickly and you get that annoying popup warning about capacity.
You can redirect folders with advancedsettings.xml. You can even redirect to a network share. So if external storage is ever possible, you should be able to redirect to there, too.


RE: Amazon Fire TV for XBMC - calev - 2014-04-06

(2014-04-06, 20:30)jocala Wrote:
(2014-04-06, 20:27)dogatemyrouter Wrote:
(2014-04-06, 20:19)thess Wrote: My old, probably first gen MCE IR USB receiver does not work. I connected it and power cycled the Fire for good measure. The receiver is obviously receiving the commands (it blinks when it does), but neither the Fire nor XBMC care about them. (This isn't exactly a tragedy, but it could explain why there are conflicting reports. Maybe older models don't work.)
my first gen doesn't work either
the one in the linked post (updated model) works.

Confirmed here. Mine is 1.0a.

mce receivers never worked in android as far as I know. Flirc does though.


RE: Amazon Fire TV for XBMC - jocala - 2014-04-06

(2014-04-06, 20:16)KrakaJap Wrote: It's been a while since I've used xbmc but when amazon (or root) adds the ability to use external storage, is it possible to offset xbmc's storage of artwork and such to external? I've noticed the ~5gb of usable internal storage runs out very quickly and you get that annoying popup warning about capacity.

Good point. My .xbmc dir on my openelec pc is 2gb. /data on the firetv shows 5gb with 2gb free, so things could get tight.

As far as root goes, I was not able to get cydia impactor to work for root. It says that no signature bugs are found. A logcat detects activity when a usb drive is connected to a hub, but idk if root can make use of it.


RE: Amazon Fire TV for XBMC - dogatemyrouter - 2014-04-06

(2014-04-06, 20:51)calev Wrote:
(2014-04-06, 20:30)jocala Wrote:
(2014-04-06, 20:27)dogatemyrouter Wrote: my first gen doesn't work either
the one in the linked post (updated model) works.

Confirmed here. Mine is 1.0a.

mce receivers never worked in android as far as I know. Flirc does though.

dont know what to tell you but this IR receiver works fine for me on my Fire TV: http://www.amazon.com/Ortek-Windows-Infrared-Receiver-Ultimate/dp/B00224ZDFY