OpenELEC Testbuilds for RaspberryPi Part 2
New OpenELEC Gotham build: #0414
(Supercedes previous build)

# uname -a
Linux rpi512 3.14.0 #1 PREEMPT Sun Apr 13 23:26:14 BST 2014 armv6l GNU/Linux

# vcgencmd version
Apr 11 2014 19:33:27
Copyright (c) 2012 Broadcom
version ed3181364acfe9aaec83112f3d1b792c3f591e5a (clean) (release)

# lsb_release
OpenELEC (Milhouse) - Version: devel-20140414000617-r18160-gd06cd8c

Based on tip of XBMC master (a46e548, changelog) and tip of OpenELEC master (d06cd8c, changelog) with the following modifications:
  • Includes newclock3 commits (except for 947f7e9, 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" (PR3677, reverted in stock OpenELEC)
  • Includes newclock3: "Cache font vertices, GPU-side when possible" (PR4143, reverted in stock OpenELEC)
Build Highlights:

OpenELEC master now officially building with ALSA enabled on R-Pi.
  1. OpenELEC:
    • bluez: update to bluez-5.17
    • alsa-utils: add upstream patches, thanks to Anssi
    • libdrm: update to libdrm-2.4.53
    • projects/*/options: enable RTL8812AU driver
    • remove package 'RTL8723AU', seems to be not needed actually
    • elfutils: update to elfutils-0.158
    • linux: update PLL numbers patch
    • projects/RPi/options: enable experimental ALSA support
  2. XBMC:
    • fix crash when changing language from non-GUI thread (PR4551, fixes #15113)
    • fix crash when changing the skin zoom from non-GUI thread (PR4551, fixes #15114)
  3. newclock3:
    • [omxplayer] Ignore occasionally valid pts values, they cause live tv stutter
    • [omxplayer] Fix for 3d video in mono mode. The test for no aspect wasn't correct, causing large black bars
    • Revert "demuxer: Don't replace timestamps of 0 with unknown". This reverts commit bfa76b0.

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 disabled by default in OpenELEC master, but enabled by default in this build. 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 - 2014-04-14, 01:58
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