OpenELEC Testbuilds for RaspberryPi Part 2
New OpenELEC Gotham build: #0221
(Supercedes previous build)

# uname -a
Linux rpi512 3.13.4 #1 PREEMPT Fri Feb 21 23:08:59 GMT 2014 armv6l GNU/Linux

# vcgencmd version
Feb 17 2014 21:35:01
Copyright (c) 2012 Broadcom
version f5c67bfc77e918b2c89a130bd2682dcab5903490 (clean) (release)

# lsb_release
OpenELEC (Milhouse) - Version: devel-20140221233032-r17780-ge46e3ad

Based on tip of XBMC master (a89ba23, changelog) and tip of OpenELEC master (e46e3ad, changelog) with the following modifications:
  • Includes newclock3 commits (except for 102417a which I've replaced with a static spinner)
  • Excludes the OpenELEC fernetmenta patches (due to conflict with newclock3)
  • Default setting for "Show RSS Feed" changed to disabled
  • "Total Duration" in Confluence is disabled
  • ALSA is enabled and any suitable hardware should be available in XBMC Audio Settings
Build Highlights:
  1. Custom: "Total Duration" in Confluence is disabled - if it makes a noticeable improvement, petition the XBMC developers to implement a better long term solution, such as an on/off option (see trac #14084). The patch in this build is trivial:
    diff --git a/addons/skin.confluence/720p/includes.xml b/addons/skin.confluence/720p/includes.xml
    index cb4438a..840b2ed 100644
    --- a/addons/skin.confluence/720p/includes.xml
    +++ b/addons/skin.confluence/720p/includes.xml
    @@ -350,7 +350,7 @@
                                    <label>$INFO[Container.NumItems,([COLOR=blue],[/COLOR]) $LOCALIZE[31025]]$INFO[Container.CurrentPage, - $LOCALIZE[31024] ([COLOR=blue]]$INFO[Container.NumPages,/,[/COLOR])]</label>
    -                       <control type="label">
    +                       <!--control type="label">
                                    <description>Container Duration Label</description>
    @@ -363,7 +363,7 @@
                                    <label>$INFO[Container.TotalTime,$LOCALIZE[31009] ([COLOR=blue],[/COLOR])]</label>
    -                       </control>
    +                       </control-->
            <include name="SmallMusicInfo">

Additional Testing Notes:
  1. Testers should try adding the following entry to their advancedsettings.xml:
    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:
    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 - 2014-02-22, 01:54
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