v18 -  LibreELEC Testbuilds for RaspberryPi (Kodi 18.0)
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Kodi "master" is now based on Leia, or Kodi 18. See this thread for Kodi 17 (Krypton) testbuilds.

Fair Warning

Kodi 18 is currently alpha and there is likely to be a lot of activity in the coming weeks/months. There will be some breakage.

In addition, these are "bleeding edge" builds - they often contain cherry-picked commits that require early testing prior to merging upstream, and which won't be found in regular nightlies until after they have been merged.

Please continue to report issues in this thread, but as I'm often not responsible for bugs and regressions (unless it's build related) don't expect personal replies or for me to file any upstream bug reports on your behalf. The best you can hope for is that the developer responsible is monitoring this thread and responds appropriately. If you want to progress an issue, identify when the issue first appeared as that may help suggest the pull request (PR) responsible, then post a comment on the relevant github PR or - if it's VideoPlayer related, or you don't know which PR is responsible - on trac.kodi.tv.

Bug reports

Please include a debug log with all bug reports as this greatly increases your chances of anyone taking an interest in your issue.

Best way to do this:
  1. Enable debug logging: Settings > System > Logging > Enable debug logging
  2. Reboot
  3. Reproduce the issue
  4. Upload the log: Settings > LibreELEC > System > Submit Log > Upload latest Kodi log
  5. Post the URL in the forum with a description of the problem
In the case of Kodi crashing use the Upload latest Kodi crash log option.

Bug reports without a suitable log will often be ignored - no debug log, no issue - or at best will take much longer to be investigated.

Skin Usage

By all means use third party skins with these builds (if the skins are compatible), but please do not report problems that cannot be reproduced while using the stock Estuary skin that is included with every build.

If a problem is not reproducible with stock Estuary then it's most likely to be a third-party skin problem, in which case contact the skin maintainer.

Installing

You need a working LibreELEC system in order to install a test build. If you are starting from scratch, use an official LibreELEC disk image to create a working system on your SD card. Once you have a working system, install the test build by copying the tar file into your Update folder and reboot.

RPi 3/RPi 3+ users: Use RPi2 builds.


Recent builds (see next post for older builds):
  • #0621, 21-Jun-2018: RPi / RPi2 -- Release post (Kodi 18 alpha3)
  • #0620, 20-Jun-2018: RPi / RPi2 -- Release post (build with CONFIG_SHELL=dash; libbluray: update to libbluray-1.0.2; ffmpeg patch for unplayable videos; fix unsafe usage of last invoker thread; PVR API bump 5.10.1)
  • #0619, 19-Jun-2018: RPi / RPi2 -- Release post (Updated Ouya patch in PR:2772)
  • #0618, 18-Jun-2018: RPi / RPi2 -- Release post (New 4.14.50 kernel; [linux][gbm] add RendererDRMPRIMEGLES; json-rpc: fix playing URLs with options)
  • #0617, 17-Jun-2018: RPi / RPi2 -- Release post (Revert "addons/AddonEvents: remove virtual destructor"; usb: gadget ethernet: Re-enable Jumbo frames.)
  • #0616, 17-Jun-2018: RPi / RPi2 -- Release post (Updated Realtek WiFi drivers (kernel 4.15.y+ compatible); ntfs-3g_ntfsprogs: fix mount problem caused by Windows 10 Creators Update; [video] Cleanup and optimize; PAPlayer: fix advancing playlist on error; fix playback of playlists)
  • #0615, 15-Jun-2018: RPi / RPi2 -- Release post (LinuxRendererGLES: consolidate custom renderers; revert "utils/IXmlDeserializable: drop useless interface")
  • #0614, 14-Jun-2018: RPi / RPi2 -- Release post (VideoPlayer: ffmpeg - make sure not to return eof as long nothing was added; remove unused Rendersystem methods; display #channels in audio selection list; [GLES] update rendering method to use CPictureBuffer)
  • #0613, 13-Jun-2018: RPi / RPi2 -- Release post (New 4.14.49 kernel; [PVR] CPVRClients cleanup.; fix Season no. displayed for launcher Channels.)
  • #0612, 12-Jun-2018: RPi / RPi2 -- Release post ([PVR][VideoPlayer] Rework and simplify DVDInputStreamPVRManager.; Reusepython (#13814))
  • #0611, 11-Jun-2018: RPi / RPi2 -- Release post (GUILib cleanups & optimizations & dead code removal)
  • #0610, 10-Jun-2018: RPi / RPi2 -- Release post (Minors)
  • #0609, 10-Jun-2018: RPi / RPi2 -- Release post (sqlite: update to sqlite-autoconf-3240000; [PVR] Addon API 5.10.0)
  • #0608, 08-Jun-2018: RPi / RPi2 -- Release post (Normalise BOOT_IMAGE/DISK_IMAGE on all platforms; [JSON]Music library "lastupdated" property; do not use CURL::proxy for localhost; new settings version)
  • #0607, 07-Jun-2018: RPi / RPi2 -- Release post (New firmware (i2c/pmic fixes))
  • #0606, 07-Jun-2018: RPi / RPi2 -- Release post (New 4.14.48 kernel; MMALCodec: Initialise iRepeatPicture)
  • #0605, 05-Jun-2018: RPi / RPi2 -- Release post (inputstream.adaptive fixes)
  • #0604, 05-Jun-2018: RPi / RPi2 -- Release post (gcc: update to 8.1; [guiinfo] Fix after 2cef6e4 - skin.string label broken.; sync BCM4345C0.hcd)
  • #0603, 03-Jun-2018: RPi / RPi2 -- Release post (New firmware (fix overclocked RPi3 stability issues))
  • #0602, 02-Jun-2018: RPi / RPi2 -- Release post (VideoPlayer: update renderer after a resolution change; add video settings for HDR tone mapping)
  • #0601, 01-Jun-2018: RPi / RPi2 -- Release post (New firmware (fixes for borderline RPi3+ boards); fixes for DialogBusy)
  • #0531, 31-May-2018: RPi / RPi2 -- Release post (wireless-regdb: update to wireless-regdb-2018.05.31; enable LTO only for selected packages; NSS/NSPR update to 3.37.1/4.19; stats: add GPU type to LibreELEC update check)
  • #0530, 30-May-2018: RPi / RPi2 -- Release post (Fix OMX stutter; ffmpeg: hevc: Fix performance regression + latest ben optimisations)
  • #0529, 29-May-2018: RPi / RPi2 -- Release post (New 4.14.44 kernel; Python2: update to Python2-2.7.15 (and bump various Python related packages))
  • #0528, 28-May-2018: RPi / RPi2 -- Release post (ffmpeg: MVC: fixup for ffmpeg4)
  • #0527, 27-May-2018: RPi / RPi2 -- Release post ((Temporarily) disable revision and repository logging)
  • #0526, 26-May-2018: RPi / RPi2 -- Release post (lto fixes for misoptimized warning)
  • #0525, 25-May-2018: RPi / RPi2 -- Release post (New firmware; new 4.14.43 kernel; drop renderer reverts from newclock5; drop PR13721 (Std Threads) as not currently compatible)
  • #0523, 23-May-2018: RPi / RPi2 -- Release post (inputstream.adaptive language/audio cleanup; ffmpeg: hevc: Fixes for ffmpeg 4)
  • #0522, 22-May-2018: RPi / RPi2 -- Release post (GUI Layout fixes; [fix] check write access for sqlite databases; implement orignal audio language flag)
  • #0521, 22-May-2018: RPi / RPi2 -- Release post (New 4.14.42 kernel; bump alsa-utils, alsa-lib, xorg)
  • #0520, 20-May-2018: RPi / RPi2 -- Release post (Resolution: Allow deviation of max 0.01 instead of 0.005; [curl] add url option to disable peer verification; media source dialog tidyup)
  • #0519, 20-May-2018: RPi / RPi2 -- Release post (Minors)
  • #0518, 18-May-2018: RPi / RPi2 -- Release post (New firmware (fix rebooting, temperature reading); allow user to select resolutions)
  • #0517, 17-May-2018: RPi / RPi2 -- Release post (New 4.14.41 kernel)
  • #0516, 17-May-2018: RPi / RPi2 -- Release post (samba: update to samba-4.8.2; set Audiocodec name on initial AudioFrame)
  • #0515, 15-May-2018: RPi / RPi2 -- Release post (More Busy Dialog/threading fixes; fix add-on search)
  • #0513, 14-May-2018: RPi / RPi2 -- Release post (New firmware (Pi3+ bootcode.bin fixes); Std threading fixes - LE Settings add-on now rendering correctly; [PVR] multithreading/access fixes; Application: register Stereoscopicmanager; connman: update to connman-1.36)
  • #0511, 12-May-2018: RPi / RPi2 -- Release post (ffmpeg: hevc: Latest updates from Ben)
  • #0510, 11-May-2018: RPi / RPi2 -- Release post (init: add sky42 enhancements/bug fixes; RPi, Generic: fix erratic IR timeout behaviour on Topseed mceusb receiver; Resolution: User current resolution - desktop might be something else; [Music]Artist art in file view and on playback from fileview)
  • #0509, 09-May-2018: RPi / RPi2 -- Release post (Fix CEvent::Set() crash with PR:13721)
  • #0508, 08-May-2018: RPi / RPi2 -- Release post (New firmware (mmal, voltage chicken bits); Drop Python reuse PR)
  • #0507, 07-May-2018: RPi / RPi2 -- Release post (windowing: use desktop resolution as a fallback)
  • #0506, 06-May-2018: RPi / RPi2 -- Release post (Rebase revert that causes OMX stutter)
  • #0505, 05-May-2018: RPi / RPi2 -- Release post (New 4.14.39 kernel; Python reuse fixes; [music]Fix fanart for library items on playback from file view)
  • #0504, 05-May-2018: RPi / RPi2 -- Release post (Drop PR2572 (update dvb addons) due to build issues; libvdvdread/nav/css bumps to Leia (alpha 3); RPi3+: lan78xx fixes)
  • #0503, 03-May-2018: RPi / RPi2 -- Release post (More Python re-use fixes!; don't cause system to hang on halt/reboot when net-booting)
  • #0502, 03-May-2018: RPi / RPi2 -- Release post (Revert videoplayer change - stutter/judder fixed?; python re-use: Fix a few more bugs, including some Profile-related issues)
  • #0501, 01-May-2018: RPi / RPi2 -- Release post (Fix for libinput thread spinning on one core; eventlircd: don't grab power buttons; busy dialog fixes)
  • #0430, 30-Apr-2018: RPi / RPi2 -- Release post (Fix keyboard layouts on non-X11 platforms) RPi build dropped, see post
  • #0429, 29-Apr-2018: RPi / RPi2 -- Release post (Systemd 238, libinput 1.10.4, systemd power button handling; [Music]Prefer scraped album covers to embedded images; [PVR] Parental check fix; Profile switch fix; libnfs updates)
  • #0428, 28-Apr-2018: RPi / RPi2 -- Release post (lirc: work around buggy client lib; [fix] save resume points on exit)
  • #0427, 27-Apr-2018: RPi / RPi2 -- Release post (New firmware)
  • #0426, 26-Apr-2018: RPi / RPi2 -- Release post (New 4.14.37 kernel; samba 4.8.1)
  • #0425, 25-Apr-2018: RPi / RPi2 -- Release post (ffmpeg 4.0-Leia-Alpha-1)
  • #0424, 24-Apr-2018: RPi / RPi2 -- Release post (Reusable Python fixes)
  • #0423, 24-Apr-2018: RPi / RPi2 -- Release post (Python optimisation updated (hopefully fixing some of the initial issues); kill CNetworkServices global; bump repository add-on to 3.1.0)
  • #0422, 22-Apr-2018: RPi / RPi2 -- Release post (Enable kernel debugging for IR latency; kodi: reuse last python session if possible)
  • #0421, 21-Apr-2018: RPi / RPi2 -- Release post (fix crash if iso is mounted)
  • #0420, 20-Apr-2018: RPi / RPi2 -- Release post (Updated DVB drivers; fix missing "Search" in blade menu; fix fractional refresh rate matching in Whitelist; GLES: allow using limited color range)
  • #0419, 19-Apr-2018: RPi / RPi2 -- Release post (Whitelist: include DESKTOP resolution, sort list; revert ffmpeg 4.0 for now (revert PR13780))
  • #0418, 19-Apr-2018: RPi / RPi2 -- Release post (Latest mceusb IR latency fix; libinput mouse wheel fix; GUI: Fix file title)
  • #0417, 18-Apr-2018: RPi / RPi2 -- Release post (Drop mceusb from IR latency patches; kodi libinput fixes; kill infomanager global)
  • #0416, 16-Apr-2018: RPi / RPi2 -- Release post (New firmware (reduce 3B+ sdram freq to 450Mhz); new 4.14.34 kernel; include memtester in build; update IR latency patches)
  • #0415, 15-Apr-2018: RPi / RPi2 -- Release post (VideoPlayer: do not render video until a/v streams are in sync; linux: add OptionalsReg for audio drivers; kill global CStereoscopicsManager; [guiinfo] Major refactoring of CGUIInfoManager; lirc: redesign, fix; net: lan78xx: VLAN fixes)
  • #0409, 09-Apr-2018: RPi / RPi2 -- Release post (New firmware (clock/pll fixes); new 4.14.33 kernel; have ServiceBroker return a pointer for WinSystem; [Music]Refactor Artist/Album Information Dialog; add OnResume, OnAVChange and OnAVStart to jsonRPC notifications; verify add-on zip authenticity) **PULLED**: major IR related regression
  • #0407, 07-Apr-2018: RPi / RPi2 -- Release post (Whitelist fix; fix double busy dialog on playback start)
  • #0406, 07-Apr-2018: RPi / RPi2 -- Release post (New firmware (gpio pn/np); Allo DigiOne passthrough; kill more globals; PVR API 5.9.0 updates; ffmpeg: hevc: Latest updates)
  • #0405, 05-Apr-2018: RPi / RPi2 -- Release post (Move all platform specific code to platform's folders.; [Estuary] Reintroduce/fix busy dialog animations after #13715.; lan78xx: Move enabling of EEE into PHY init code)
  • #0404, 04-Apr-2018: RPi / RPi2 -- Release post (New firmware; Pi3+ 78xx LAN fixes)
  • #0403, 03-Apr-2018: RPi / RPi2 -- Release post (New 4.14.32 kernel; [xbmc] Allow enter an user domain in GUI for SMB protocol.; use OpenSSL for hash calculation)
  • #0402, 02-Apr-2018: RPi / RPi2 -- Release post (newclock5 rebased after g_windowManager removal, temp fix for splash issue; remove Audio DSP)
  • #0401, 01-Apr-2018: RPi / RPi2 -- Release post (Minors - "kill global g_windowManager" reverted due to newclock5 conflicts)
  • #0331, 01-Apr-2018: RPi / RPi2 -- Release post (AE, VideoPlayer, Binary Addon fixes)
  • #0330, 30-Mar-2018: RPi / RPi2 -- Release post (Minors)
  • #0329, 29-Mar-2018: RPi / RPi2 -- Release post (New 4.14.31 kernel; player: re-add busy dialog on start)
  • #0328, 28-Mar-2018: RPi / RPi2 -- Release post (Pi3+ lan78xx fixes; RPi, Generic: backport proposed patch to reduce IR latency; openssl: update to openssl-1.0.2o)
  • #0327, 27-Mar-2018: RPi / RPi2 -- Release post (Minors)
  • #0326, 26-Mar-2018: RPi / RPi2 -- Release post (New firmware (fix boot issues with Slice and CM); new 4.14.30 kernel)
  • #0325, 25-Mar-2018: RPi / RPi2 -- Release post (EGLUtils: Allow windowing system to set EGL context attributes)
  • #0324, 24-Mar-2018: RPi / RPi2 -- Release post (Minors)
  • #0323, 23-Mar-2018: RPi / RPi2 -- Release post (Change LAN78XX from module to built-in, fixes netbooting; remove use of g_application from CApplication; bump meson-0.45)
  • #0322, 22-Mar-2018: RPi / RPi2 -- Release post (New firmware (update dt-blob.dts with 3B Plus support); new 4.14.29 kernel; EGL cleanup and consolidation; ffmpeg: hevc: Rework deblock control)
  • #0321, 21-Mar-2018: RPi / RPi2 -- Release post (New firmware (new gpio command, always set turbo freq immediately))
  • #0320, 20-Mar-2018: RPi / RPi2 -- Release post (ffmpeg: hevc: fixup: Fix issue with caching and tiles)
  • #0319, 19-Mar-2018: RPi / RPi2 -- Release post (Update Pi3+ WiFI firmware to v7.45.154; ffmpeg: hevc: fixup: Fix for segfault and more neon scheduling optimisations)
  • #0318, 18-Mar-2018: RPi / RPi2 -- Release post (GuiInfoManager: Restore Announcements; inputstream.adaptive and pvr.mythtv fixes)
  • #0317, 17-Mar-2018: RPi / RPi2 -- Release post (playlist fixes; inputstream.adaptive fixes)
  • #0316, 16-Mar-2018: RPi / RPi2 -- Release post (New firmware; new 4.14.27 kernel; fix playing video strm files with autoplay; more PVR/guiinfo fixes)
  • #0315, 15-Mar-2018: RPi / RPi2 -- Release post (offload videodb task from mainthread to job)
  • #0314, 14-Mar-2018: RPi / RPi2 -- Release post (New firmware; new 4.14.26 kernel; update to Samba 4.8.0; avoid unncecessary DB access by GUI on update Item)
  • #0313, 14-Mar-2018: RPi / RPi2 -- Release post (New firmware (Avoid temporary high clock, and other platform/power fixes); Samba 4.7.6; Bunch of PVR guiinfo fixes and improvements; drop libinput)
  • #0312, 12-Mar-2018: RPi / RPi2 -- Release post (Various language updates)
  • #0311, 11-Mar-2018: RPi / RPi2 -- Release post (AE: init struct AESinkRegEntry)
  • #0310, 10-Mar-2018: RPi / RPi2 -- Release post (Revert change that leads to crash at end of playback)
  • #0309, 09-Mar-2018: RPi / RPi2 -- Release post (New firmware (limit sdram voltage, increase vcsm limit); Kodi 18.0a2; fix "firewall off" setting)
  • #0308, 09-Mar-2018: RPi / RPi2 -- Release post (Fix Generic DT in kernel; linux: switch to Raspberry Pi vendor kernel (4.14.24))
  • #0307, 07-Mar-2018: RPi / RPi2 -- Release post (New firmware (Rework the frequency/voltage scaling logic; Clamp SDRAM frequencies only when sdm audio is active); ARM: dts: Add model-specific compatible strings)
  • #0306, 06-Mar-2018: RPi / RPi2 -- Release post (Minors)
  • #0305, 05-Mar-2018: RPi / RPi2 -- Release post (New firmware; new 4.14.24 kernel)
  • #0304, 04-Mar-2018: RPi / RPi2 -- Release post (Kodi master is now Kodi 18.0a2; [PVR] Direct channel number input improvement)
  • #0303, 03-Mar-2018: RPi / RPi2 -- Release post (overlays: Add 'upstream' overlay; buildsystem flags and get handlers; libreELEC Settings with additional language support for connman firewall rules)
  • #0302, 03-Mar-2018: RPi / RPi2 -- Release post (VideoPlayer: videobuffers, fix memleak, allow to have more pools of same type; kodi: libinput fixes and libinput backend for non window system platforms)
  • #0301, 01-Mar-2018: RPi / RPi2 -- Release post (Removing (broken) RaspiDac3 support...; [Music]Refactor Song Information Dialog)

Feature Requests:
I will not be adding extra add-hoc packages to these builds as that is not their purpose, which is to help test bug fixes and enhancements for existing features/packages/drivers in stock LibreELEC. New functionality may be included for testing purposes if it is considered both beneficial and highly likely to be merged upstream in the near future, and is available as a github pull request or commit.

I have no desire to create builds with unique features upon which someone becomes dependent, as this benefits nobody in the long term not even those using the unique features once I stop creating new builds. In theory, when I stop creating new builds you should all be able to seamlessly switch back to official LibreELEC builds which by then should be including most if not all of the enhancements originally tested in these builds.

If you care about long term support for your favourite package, feature or driver and want to see it included in an LibreELEC build, contact the LibreELEC developers on github or post on the LibreELEC.tv forum requesting the addition of support in the base LibreELEC build (or better yet, create a Pull Request with patch). That way everyone building or using an LibreELEC derived system "wins".

Additional Testing Notes:
  1. Build references

    When reporting issues, refer to builds using only the published build codes, ie. #0215, #0216 etc. The build code is visible on the boot screen, and by typing "lsb_release".

    Do NOT use any other reference, as these are often meaningless. For instance, the LibreELEC github revision identifier, 20272, 20281 etc. can be used by more than one build if nothing changes in LibreELEC between successive builds meaning such references could identify multiple builds, rendering it useless as a unique reference.

    Anyone using the wrong reference will be ignored by me, possibly others, as I'm just not interested in working out which build you may or may not be referring to.

  2. Usage information

    Starting with build #0529(2014), very limited usage information will be collected during the first boot of each newly installed build. The information collected is: build#, Pi memory size (256MB, 512MB or 1008MB) and maximum ARM frequency. No IP or personal information is collected!

    If you wish to opt out of data collection, run the following command:
    Code:
    touch /storage/.config/milhouse.dnt
    The purpose of this data collection is really just to get an idea of how much testing is being carried out and on what hardware, and would otherwise be achieved via non-opt out server logs if such logs were available (which they're not).

  3. Migrating LibreELEC from RPi1 to RPi2, and back again

    Note #1: Prior to migration I would recommend disabling all overclocks, as a Pi1 overclock may not work successfully on a Pi2, and vice versa.

    Note #2: LibreELEC now includes a compatability check to intentionally make it more difficult to upgrade the RPi1 or RPi2 with the wrong software. In order to switch from RPi1 to RPi2 (or vice versa) you will need to disable this compatability check by executing the following command in ssh BEFORE commencing the upgrade:
    Code:
    touch /storage/.update/.nocompat

    From RPi1 to RPi2: While using the RPi1, upgrade with the RPi2 tar. Once the upgrade is complete, the system will reboot to a rainbow boot screen (as you're now booting the ARMv7 kernel). Shutdown (pull the power) and transfer the SD card into your RPi2, which will boot normally.

    From RPi2 to RPi1: While using the RPi2, upgrade with the RPi tar. Once the upgrade is complete, the system will reboot to a rainbow boot screen (as you're now using the ARMv6 kernel). Shutdown (pull the power) and transfer the SD card into your RPi1, which will boot normally.

  4. Builds since early Dec 2014 include crashlog support

    In the event of a crash, the file /storage/.kodi/temp/kodi_crashlog_<ccyymmddhhmmss>.log will be created. The symbolic link "/storage/.kodi/temp/kodi_crash.log" will always point to the latest crashlog. Upload one of these files to a paste site and post details on the forum.

    Debug builds are occasionally uploaded to the debug folder. Debug builds will usually include more detailed crashlog information, but require a larger System partition (at least 384MB) and more RAM.

    Use the following command to upload the most recent crashlog:
    Code:
    cat /storage/.kodi/temp/kodi_crash.log | pastebinit

  5. Resizing partitions for debug-enabled builds (or undersized partitions that result in "CHECKING SIZE: FAILED" errors)

    The default FAT partitition created by a disk-image installation (prior to OpenELEC 6.0.1) is too small for a debug-enabled build (and even some of the more experimental non-debug builds depending on what features are included), and will need to be increased in size to 512MB using some of the free space allocated to the second ext4 partition.

    To resize the FAT and ext4 partitions of an existing installation:
    • Linux: use gparted to resize FAT/ext4 partitions
    • Windows: use MiniTool Partition Wizard. See this post for more details - unfortunately partition move/resize is not supported by MiniTool for ext4 filesystems so backup, delete/recreate ext4, then restore to resize the Storage partition
    • Windows: An alternative solution is to boot a Linux "LiveCD" and then use gparted

    Alternatively, if you have a Linux system available and are creating a fresh SD installation, manually creating the partitions may be a quicker option (the linked instructions will create a 512MB FAT partition).

    Starting with OpenELEC 6.0.1, disk image installations will now create a 512MB FAT partition although this will wipe all existing data - use the backup/restore procedure to save existing data.

  6. Amazon Prime / Netflix / inputstream.adaptive
    Amazon is working working (as of 03 July 2017)
    Netflix is currently working (as of 29 Jun 2017)

    These builds include the inputstream.adaptive addon, which is enabled by default.

    With inputstream.adaptive it is possible to view Netflix and Amazon Prime content.

    Amazon Prime addons (valid Amazon Prime account required):

    https://github.com/liberty-developer/plu...me_instant
    https://github.com/phil65/plugin.video.amazon65

    If the Amazon addons do not support the Inputstream Helper addon then you may have to install libwidevine manually - this is an unsupported method, contact the Amazon addon maintainers if it doesn't work:
    Code:
    curl -Ls http://nmacleod.com/public/libreelec/getwidevine.sh | bash

    Netflix addon (valid Netflix account required):

    The Netflix addon with Inputstream Helper can be installed from the Kodinerds Netflix repository - once the repository is installed you can install the Netflix addon, and when a video is watched if the libwidevine library needs to be installed you will be prompted to do so.

    Netflix support: https://github.com/asciidisco/plugin.video.netflix

  7. LibreELEC Settings add-on Development Updates
    For these builds since #0612, enter a URL into a Custom Channel, selecting from the following URLs based on your hardware:
    Code:
    RPi Zero/RPi1: http://milhouse.libreelec.tv/builds/master/RPi
    RPi2/RPi3:     http://milhouse.libreelec.tv/builds/master/RPi2
    Generic (x86): http://milhouse.libreelec.tv/builds/master/Generic
    then select "Milhouse-9.0" as the Update Channel (or "Milhouse-8.0" for builds before #0202).

  8. Clean builds - what are they?
    There are two ways to build LE: a "clean" build, where everything (every package) is built from scratch - this takes 2.5 to 3 hours - or there's an "incremental" build where only the packages that have changed from the last build are re-built - this is much quicker, usually 10-15 minutes depending on the number of packages that have changed.

    Obviously "incremental" builds are the preferred method since they're so much quicker, however there are consequences when packages have inter-dependencies and only some of those packages are changed (and thus rebuilt) which may result in unpredictable results at run-time. For this reason, every now and again it's a good idea to "clean build". Also, when there are a large number of core packages being updated/bumped it's also a good idea to "clean build" since the likelihood/risk of inter-dependency is so much greater.

    I'll sometimes make a point of mentioning in the build highlights when a build is of the "clean build" variety, mainly so that I remember this if/when I come back to this build for any reason in another 6 months time... Note that I won't always do this as I'll sometimes forget to mention it, so the lack of any reference to "clean build" should not be taken as confirmation that the build is incremental.

  9. Uploading debug logs
    Without a debug log there's often no way to investigate a problem, and you can expect your bug report to be ignored as a result. This is the easiest way to upload a debug log:
    1. Enable debug logging. If this is not possible in the GUI (because Kodi is crashing) then add the following to /storage/.kodi/userdata/advancedsettings.xml:
      Code:
      <advancedsettings>
        <loglevel>1</loglevel>
      </advancedsettings>
    2. Reboot, so that debug logging is in effect from the very start of Kodi
    3. Reproduce the problem
    4. Using ssh connect to LibreELEC (username: root, password: libreelec)
    5. Execute the command:
      Code:
      cat /storage/.kodi/temp/kodi.log | pastebinit
      then paste the resulting url to the forum
    Debug logging is enabled in Settings > System Settings > Logging > Enable debug log. Sometimes component-specific logging may be useful depending on the issue.

    Do NOT upload the log itself to the forum! Always us a pastebin-type site (or dropbox/googledrive if you have to compress the log).

  10. Game Emulators
    Access games via Internet Archive ROM Launcher (IARL):
    1. Download Zach Morris Repo and install from zip (don't use "Install from zip file" Home screen widget - use Add-ons > Add-on browser > Install from zip file)
    2. Install from repository > Zach Morris Add-ons > Game add-ons > Game providers > Internet Archive ROM Launcher
    3. Within IARL, install emulators, launch games etc.

  11. Odds and sods
    1. What are newclock3, newclock4 etc.? Link.
    2. A selection of addons are available here
Texture Cache Maintenance Utility: Preload your texture cache for optimal UI performance. Remotely manage media libraries. Purge unused artwork to free up space. Find missing media. Configurable QA check to highlight metadata issues. Aid in diagnosis of library and cache related problems.
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LibreELEC Testbuilds for RaspberryPi (Kodi 18.0) - by Milhouse - 2016-12-01, 06:34