[XBMC Live] How to update to libmms-6.0 ?
#1
Quote some streaming options don't work correctly on the current XBMC Live CD, due to the usage of an old version of libmms.
How can I update the XBMC binary on my XBMC Live 10.1, which is installed on my SDD?
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#2
compile from source or backport it in a ppa or seach for a backported version.

google ppa search

then there's a search box there you can look and see if anyone already backported it.

easiest answer because of type of question asked is compile it from source.
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#3
X3lectric Wrote:compile from source or backport it in a ppa or seach for a backported version.

google ppa search

then there's a search box there you can look and see if anyone already backported it.

easiest answer because of type of question asked is compile it from source.

Thanks for the input, but I am afraid you overestimate me.
If I was able to compile this stuff myself and make a complete autobooting & running system, I wouldn't have to ask this question, nor would I run the live version.
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#4
Then why dont you search for a pre backported package here?

Didn't I suggest that?https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+ppas

if you click that link and search for libmms you end up with this (very difficult searching I find)

https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+ppas?name_filter=libmms

now pick a ppa that has the version you want. (hint your USING LUCID)

If you dont know how to use ppas, no sweat. google has the answer

then you pick the right topic...

https://launchpad.net/+help/soyuz/ppa-sources-list.html

if that is still too difficult let me know.

cheers.
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#5
X3lectric Wrote:Then why dont you search for a pre backported package here?

Didn't I suggest that?https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+ppas

if you click that link and search for libmms you end up with this (very difficult searching I find)

https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+ppas?name_filter=libmms

now pick a ppa that has the version you want. (hint your USING LUCID)

If you dont know how to use ppas, no sweat. google has the answer

then you pick the right topic...

https://launchpad.net/+help/soyuz/ppa-sources-list.html

if that is still too difficult let me know.

cheers.
Hi,

I already found the launchpad site after your first reaction, only I searched for XBMC and backport, and the first one gave me a lot of hits, but I couldn t find any details to what libmms version it comes with. Searching fo backport didn t help me a lot eather.
I also fail to see the logic why searching for libmms wil only display versions with 0.6 (or higher). For you it s probably very, very logical, but for an XBMC user without a lot of Linux experience, I can tell you it isn't.

Anyway, I will take your word for it, that the versions shown with this filter will have the correct libmms version.

So, if I understand correctly, the version on the bottom of this page:

https://launchpad.net/~alexandr-surkov/+archive/xbmc

should be the version I need, right?

And following the manual you gave me, I should be able to install this in the following way:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:alexandr-surkov/xbmc
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade xbmc

After this, I should end up with a replaced xbmc binary which will have the new libmms included?
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#6
well I did say search for libmms (backports=version form a newer linux os imported back to an older version). Honestly I dont expect anything from anyone, and common sense is a myth.

The manual tell you how to use a ppa you have to adapt the instruction to install what you want (logical?)

so what you should have done is

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:alexandr-surkov/xbmc
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade libmms0 xbmc

and whatver else you want, if you know what you want/need

I cant blame you for not knowing stuff, but what I can surely affirm is The GOD of the Intranet gave us google (or search engines) and webpages/wikipedia as a educational tool.

So use them as such.

\\Edit I learned The little I know, fom a great deal of learning and trial and error... making mistakes is a part or learning.
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#7
Well Smile I was more thinking about Windows, and exepcted to receive a single binary, to replace the existing file. I have the idea half of my OS got upgraded in the process, but... it s working -> XBMC is now showing all the streams I want it to.

Thanks for putting up with me Wink
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#8
The version of xbmc you upgraded to is built from git and contains much newer code and improvements bugfixes etc.

Funny however when you compile xbmc from source you only get one binary file and a ton of modules/drivers the skin etc.

I doubt now you havent learned anything and feels a little more confident about Linux.

Im glad that it help you in the end even if I seemed a bit too sarcastic (is because I am).

anyway have a good Sunday, Im off to compile XBMC from source and then have dinner and watch a movie or something.
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#9
It's a joy to have the decent streaming fuctions back in XBMC. I think it's quite surprising the XBMC staff hasn't released a new version of their Live CD. Although it might not be a bug in XBMC itself, it does affect it quite a bit.

Anyway, TFH is a happy camper!
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#10
well, the live CD contains the latest stable release, which is still 10 dharma. What you upgraded to now is Pre 11 Eden from very recent source code. Still is still in heavy development, so there is no point in Xbmc releasing a new live version until Eden is considered stable.
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#11
thats why they do ppas (unstable) since the xbmclive can be updated via ppa )all packages) or if you like via compile, specially since none of the other files like xbmc-live and xbmc-standalone changed at all since dharma until now.
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#12
wsnipex Wrote:well, the live CD contains the latest stable release, which is still 10 dharma. What you upgraded to now is Pre 11 Eden from very recent source code. Still is still in heavy development, so there is no point in Xbmc releasing a new live version until Eden is considered stable.

Well, I wasn't saying you should compile the most recent release. Making a new LiveCD based on the stable 10 Dharma version, but just compiled with libmms-6.0.
A lot of LiveCD users aren't really in to Linux (like me), so they really don't have a clue on how to compile stuff. But at this moment the recent LiveCD is close to unusable for streaming a lot of things as it will just return errors.
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#13
I doubt the problem was libmms, but so we put this one to bed type this on terminal
Code:
aptitude show libmms0
and post here what it outputs.
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#14
Well, I read here on the forum that this caused the problem, and the problem is gone now. Packages like XOT-UZG & Icefilms work perfectly now.
The output you have requested:

Code:
Package: libmms0
State: installed
Automatically installed: yes
Version: 0.6.2-lucid1
Priority: optional
Section: libs
Maintainer: Debian Multimedia Maintainers <[email protected]>
Uncompressed Size: 131k
Depends: libc6 (>= 2.7), libglib2.0-0 (>= 2.12.0)
Description: MMS stream protocol library - shared library
LibMMS is a common library for parsing mms:// and mmsh:// type network streams.
These are commonly used to stream Windows Media Video content over the web.
LibMMS itself is only for receiving MMS stream, it doesn't handle sending at
all.

Also check:

http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=86833
and
http://forum.xbmcfreak.nl/topic/xot-uzg-...m-opgelost

for example...
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#15
Though my curiosity sways tbh this is a closed/resoved issue.
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