OpenELEC Testbuilds for RaspberryPi Part 2
New OpenELEC Gotham build: #0409
(Supercedes previous build)

# uname -a
Linux rpi512 3.14.0 #1 PREEMPT Wed Apr 9 17:07:28 BST 2014 armv6l GNU/Linux

# vcgencmd version
Apr  7 2014 14:14:06
Copyright (c) 2012 Broadcom
version f85d26d96b56f0e29e1ac37fbf65050eb923c32a (clean) (release)

# lsb_release
OpenELEC (Milhouse) - Version: devel-20140409170000-r18124-g1848fdc

Based on tip of XBMC master (492e29a, changelog) and tip of OpenELEC master (1848fdc, changelog) with the following modifications:
  • Includes newclock3 commits (except for 326b55a, a patch to avoid hammering the GUI, which has been replaced with a static spinner)
  • Excludes the OpenELEC fernetmenta patches (due to conflict with newclock3)
  • Includes Python regex package for evaluation purposes. Initial benchmarking indicates generally positive (and in some cases, significant) performance gains. See this post for a description of how to test effectiveness of this package with addons
  • Default setting for "Show RSS Feed" changed to disabled
  • Disabled "Total Duration" in Confluence (see build #0221 for details)
  • ALSA is enabled and any suitable hardware should be available in XBMC Audio Settings
  • Includes newclock3: "More efficient infobool expression evaluator" (reverted in stock OpenELEC)
  • Includes newclock3: "Allow small audio packets to be concatenated to make better use of audio fifo" (reverted in stock OpenELEC)
Build Highlights:

Potential fix for network failure with FIQ FSM enabled (which is now enabled by default - please test & report), fix for OpenSSL "Heartbleed" exploit, fix for stereoscopic font issue, added support for ISW IWL 4000 WiFi adapter.
  1. OpenELEC:
    • openssl: update to openssl-1.0.1g (includes fix for "Heartbleed" exploit)
    • linux: pm: disable async suspend/resume by default (fixes #2862)
    • dvb-firmware: update to dvb-firmware-0.0.39
    • projects/*/linux: (re)enable userspace firmware loader support, this should fix #3083
    • RTL8192CU: add 050D:21F2 device id, this should fix #3081
  2. newclock3:
    • Fix font display in stereoscopic modes (Ben Avison patch for this issue)
  3. Other patches:
    • Potential fix for the network dropouts with FIQ FSM
    • FIQ FSM enabled by default (dwc_otg.fiq_enable=1 dwc_otg.fiq_fsm_enable=1 dwc_otg.fiq_fsm_mask=0x7)

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).

  3. The FIQ_FSM patch is currently enabled by default in this build (disabled by default in OpenELEC master). See the FIQ_FSM announce thread for details.

    One new feature, currently enabled by default, is accelerated support of high-speed isochronous transactions (webcams, real time devices, etc.). There's a possibility this could be used by ALSA or DVB modules (although not always) which may affect some users (hopefully for the better).

    If you need to disable FIQ FSM, add the following option to the end of the line in your /flash/cmdline.txt file:
    dwc_otg.fiq_enable=0 dwc_otg.fiq_fsm_enable=0

  4. These test builds include the option to dump audio and video packets to a file for later debugging. This is for issues with Live TV or streaming plugins that popcornmix can't access.

    In Settings -> System -> Debugging, enable "Debug logging" then in verbose logging enable "Dump video frames to debug file" and/or "Dump audio frames to debug file". These files will appear in ~/.xbmc/temp as audio.dat and video.dat. Hopefully popcornmix can then use these files when debugging issues.
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 - 2014-04-09, 18:44
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