[APPLE TV 4] pre-alpha builds CORE TESTING

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keith Offline
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THIS WILL NEVER RUN ON ANY OLDER APPLE TV. APPLE TV 4 ONLY.
NO THIRD PARTY SUPPORT. THIS INCLUDES SKINS AND ADDONS.
THE FOCUS IS ONLY ON CORE KODI.


Now that that’s out of the way...

Thanks to the hard work of Memphiz, based off all the even harder work MrMC did, we now have a functional ATV4 build of Kodi!

This thread is about testing core functionality related specifically to the Apple TV 4 port, not related to general issues with 17.

FOR INSTALLATION: http://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=254199
FOR ADDONS: http://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=254200

Please post in the correct thread!

It is based on v17.3 (Krypton).

We want to make sure that the troubleshooting is focused specifically on Apple TV 4 issues and not generic 17 issues.

Any problems you encounter, please verify them on another platform to make sure it’s a ATV4 issue:

OSX: http://mirrors.kodi.tv/releases/osx/x86_...x86_64.dmg
WIN32: http://mirrors.kodi.tv/releases/win32/ko...rypton.exe
Android/ARM: http://mirrors.kodi.tv/snapshots/android...bi-v7a.apk
Android/X86: http://mirrors.kodi.tv/releases/android/...on-x86.apk
iPhone/iPad: http://mirrors.kodi.tv/releases/darwin/i...os-arm.deb

TROUBLESHOOTING STEPS / POST A LOG
Verify the bug is solely ATV4 related by trying to replicate it in a build above.

Disable as many addons as possible, since they fill up the log and are not related to your bug report.

Install Kodi Log Uploader - Goto Programs > Get More > Kodi Log Uploader
Enable Debug Log in settings and close out of Kodi, then reopen it, replicate the issue and then run kodi log uploader. Try to do as little as possible besides replicating the issue so the log is concise as possible.

You can also download the kodi.log from the kodi webinterface if enabled. You can find it under "help->kodi log"

If Kodi crashes:
If your issue involves Kodi crashing then you need to do an additional step. Go into Programs and just select the Log Uploader entry (don't enter it). Then bring up the context menu (press C on a keyboard or info on some remotes) and select "Add-on settings". Then uncheck "Always skip Kodi.old.log (log from previous run)". Now it will upload the debug log of when Kodi crashed (the previous run).

Post the log url and a clear description of the issue.

Sourcecode: https://github.com/Memphiz/xbmc/commits/yab (notice the branchname "yab"!)

CURRENT BUILD (based on MrMC 1.3) and Krypton 17.3:
20170704 - http://mirrors.kodi.tv/test-builds/darwi...--tvos.deb based on master https://github.com/xbmc/xbmc/releases/tag/17.3-Krypton

Latest changes
- fixed native on screen keyboard for ios 11
- rebase to Krypton 17.3

- updated skin, new default webinterface and everything else from master beta6
- backported videotoolbox hardware decoder from MrMC (hw decoding works as of tvos 10.0)
- It has now the ability to map the siri remote keys. Therefore the file customcontroller.SiriRemote.xml can be found in the userdata/keymaps folder and can be altered. (its accessible via the kodi file manager for example).
- With latest update the swipe left/right/up/down can be mapped independend from the tap left/right/up/down. To get the current customcontroller.SiriRemote.xml into your system, please go into the kodi filemanager into the profile folder / keymaps and delete your customcontroller.SiriRemote.xml file (you loose any changes you did on that keymap - make a backup if in doubt). After that restart Kodi. This will copy the default customcontroller.SiriRemote.xml into your profile folder / keymaps. This one has the swipe keys in it and also has the swipe keys disabled during video playback (section FullScreenVideo in the keymap).
- Fixed the tvos specific settings after the big settings refactor in Kodi master (mostly hiding stuff that is not applicable for tvos - also the siri remote settings are back for tvos now...)

PORTED COMMITS FROM LATEST MRMC RELEASE
- fixed multichannel pcm audio (backport from mrmc)

STUFF CONFIRMED NOT WORKING:
- wrong date/time in Kodi - no solution yet (tvos gives me an off by 20 hours error - there is no sane timezone that would explain this so i was not able to correct it with some generic fix)
- adding advancedsettings.xml is only possible via the file manager in confluence atm. Some users figured this out already. The same is for addon zip files.
- had an issue where playing a movie from a samba share stopped every 5 minutes <- no clue what it is yet - but there are some samba changes that i didn't inspect and backport yet from MrMC
- I had also some audio sync issues when using pass through (might be related to the boblight addon - i am not sure about that).
- TV Show scanning crashing Kodi, using MySQL & SQLite, only ATV4 confirmed (http://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=...pid2202792)
- remote is still quirky depending on the settings you choose in settings->system->input - thats MrMC's part - please don't report issues with this here... (i have backported the version which works best for me - this differs from MrMC!)

STUFF THAT NEEDS TESTING/CONFIRMATION FROM MEMPHIZ/MRMC:
- skin settings are saved for me - (also the addon shortcuts in confluence) - ensure to really quit Kodi at least once after changing those settings (with the quit button in the main menu)
- please track down under which circumstences those settings are NOT saved.
- Airplay from Kodi to speakers is producing crackling/pops in ATV4 only. OSX was verified fine. (http://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=...pid2216156)

Any post is that is off topic, discussing any python addons, does not have a log, or is a generic issue that is not specifically ATV4/TVOS related will be removed.
(mods, please help enforce this and feel free to bin any topic you deem fits above description)

If you think your post might not belong here, feel free to create to a new thread, when in doubt, don’t post in this thread.

If you need help, join #kodi-ios on freenode.
(This post was last modified: 2017-07-04 20:09 by Memphiz.)
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Great work, loving this so far!

I've found an issue with content settings not sticking. If i use the context menu to set content for my the folder containng all my movies (shared via SMB) to movies and TMDB as the scraper Kodi will ask if i want to refresh, but either way the settiings are not saved. When i go back into the context menu moments later they have reverted to default i.e. all settings are empty again.

Suspect this is similar to the issue with skin settings not saving. Permissions not set to allow writing to the files perhaps?
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New build linked in first post.

AppleTV4/iPhone/iPod/iPad: HowTo find debug logs and everything else which the devs like so much: click here
HowTo setup NFS for Kodi: NFS (wiki)
HowTo configure avahi (zeroconf): Avahi_Zeroconf (wiki)
READ THE IOS FAQ!: iOS FAQ (wiki)
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(2015-12-31 01:00)Memphiz Wrote:  New build linked in first post.

tried downloading the new 12/30 build but keep getting The requested URL /mirrors/xbmc/nightlies/darwin/tvos/kodi-20151230-f8daf8c-yab-tvos.deb was not found on this server. Any ideas?

EDIT: Disregard it must of been uploading, thanks for the great work once again in doing this for the community.
(This post was last modified: 2015-12-31 01:31 by chrisjohnson83.)
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You can't swipe up/down on a DVD menu

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(This post was last modified: 2015-12-31 03:03 by DanTheMan827.)
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Thanks for this awesome write up, especially the bit about the skin settings not saving due to writing to an area than ATV4 can wipe without warning. That explains why the settings I set in my custom quartz skin keep resetting.

Thanks guys for the hard work, it's good to know we have somewhere where we can now come to for support (ish) and also to provide help
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(2015-12-31 03:02)DanTheMan827 Wrote:  You can't swipe up/down on a DVD menu

mhhh - thats something for kodi only i guess - MrMC has no dvd support and doesn't care ...

AppleTV4/iPhone/iPod/iPad: HowTo find debug logs and everything else which the devs like so much: click here
HowTo setup NFS for Kodi: NFS (wiki)
HowTo configure avahi (zeroconf): Avahi_Zeroconf (wiki)
READ THE IOS FAQ!: iOS FAQ (wiki)
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Current master has updated python API and it is expected that addons break until they are adapted to those changes by the authors.

AppleTV4/iPhone/iPod/iPad: HowTo find debug logs and everything else which the devs like so much: click here
HowTo setup NFS for Kodi: NFS (wiki)
HowTo configure avahi (zeroconf): Avahi_Zeroconf (wiki)
READ THE IOS FAQ!: iOS FAQ (wiki)
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(2015-12-31 14:14)Memphiz Wrote:  
(2015-12-31 03:02)DanTheMan827 Wrote:  You can't swipe up/down on a DVD menu

mhhh - thats something for kodi only i guess - MrMC has no dvd support and doesn't care ...

The masses have spoken and dvd/br support will be returning to MrMC, unencrypted only Smile

MrMC Forums : http://forum.mrmc.tv
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First off - fantastic work guys Smile

I've noticed on the 30-Dec build (& I haven't tested the others), the black level in videos is a bit too bright. It's a minor issue, but noticeable on my TV.

I have an Nvidia Shield that displays the video correctly. Any ideas?

EDIT: I just went into the video settings (while playing a movie) and bumped the brightness setting down to 46%. Looks much better.

Nvidia Shield
Apple TV 4
(This post was last modified: 2015-12-31 19:12 by beemarp.)
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Oh man, I just noticed I somehow swapped the CURRENT STATUS and this thread's OP. I have fixed them. You'll see the 'posting the log' stuff here. Thanks for mentioning wgstarks. I feel like an idiot.
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(2015-12-31 21:16)keith Wrote:  Oh man, I just noticed I somehow swapped the CURRENT STATUS and this thread's OP. I have fixed them. You'll see the 'posting the log' stuff here. Thanks for mentioning wgstarks. I feel like an idiot.

That's a relief. I thought it was me. Knew I saw it yesterday and then today everything changed.
Is this the support thread now?

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If you installed via xcode, reconnect and look in window -> devices. at the bottom is a flag to open up syslog. kodi.log might be echoed there.

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(2015-12-31 21:30)wgstarks Wrote:  That's a relief. I thought it was me. Knew I saw it yesterday and then today everything changed.
Is this the support thread now?

Yes, this is the support thread. The other one is to discuss stuff related to the changes needed, stuff like icloud support, etc.
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I've removed all of clairebear's post, since they are clearly in volation of Piracy Policy since she is clearly using a very well known private tv service with pvr stalker.

We are still interested in valid bug reports with logs on stuff using legitimate services, but pirate stuff will be deleted/binned.
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