OpenELEC Testbuilds for RaspberryPi Part 2
New OpenELEC Gotham build: #0213b
(Supercedes previous build)

Code:
# uname -a
Linux rpi512 3.13.2 #1 PREEMPT Thu Feb 13 17:51:51 GMT 2014 armv6l GNU/Linux

# vcgencmd version
Feb 12 2014 20:29:25
Copyright (c) 2012 Broadcom
version 981c14ae8229477232a0349d9c3abbedbfa68d99 (clean) (release)

# lsb_release
OpenELEC (Milhouse) - Version: devel-20140213175528-r17700-g56e8f72

Based on tip of XBMC master (2ebd0d5, changelog) and tip of OpenELEC master (56e8f72, changelog) with the following modifications:
  • Includes newclock3 commits (except for ddcc72e which I've replaced with a static spinner)
  • Excludes the OpenELEC fernetmenta patches (due to conflict with newclock3)
  • "Show RSS Feed" default setting changed to disabled
Build Higlights:
  1. newclock3: New Ben Avison commit that improves performance of the CArchive cache considerably (this is used to cache items when entering libraries such as Movies, TVShows, Songs etc. so that subsequent entry to the same library is faster). I'd say that my 1GHz Pi with 7356 songs is about 4 seconds faster when re-entering the Songs library with this new build (previously taking 14 seconds, now only 10 seconds). Re-entering Movies is about 1 second faster (654 movies, previously 4-5 seconds, now consistently about 3 seconds).

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).
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.


Messages In This Thread
RE: OpenELEC Testbuilds for RaspberryPi Part 2 - by Milhouse - 2014-02-13, 20:34
AW: RE: - by DieterLumpen - 2013-07-29, 20:50
include guires switch? - by hpbaxxter - 2013-08-01, 21:46
RE: dual audio?? - by pootler - 2013-08-03, 17:13
Help, watch 3D Film on Non 3D TV - by unix72 - 2013-08-09, 12:39
Remote Controllers - by tfft - 2013-08-14, 09:11
rbej repeatable crash - by RichG - 2013-08-19, 12:43
New Tester - by theneverstill - 2013-10-03, 17:16