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Post: #1006
(2017-02-16 19:46)Milhouse Wrote:  
(2017-02-16 19:10)raptorjr Wrote:  I am using that update channel, but don't see anything newer than #211.

I guess I'm doing something wrong.

We still have an issue with the LE clients pulling the list of available versions from the server. To force this you can toggle "Show Custom Channels" off/on, then set "Update Channel" to Milhouse-9.0 (again), or you can reboot.

Obviously we would rather it pulled the latest list automatically, but we currently need to implement that in a way which doesn't hammer the server - possibly a mixture of caching (background hourly/daily pulls for automatic notification) plus on demand ("Available Versions" button).

possible a "update list" button right below that lets a user manually refresh the list which should be less extensive on the server.
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(2017-02-16 19:10)raptorjr Wrote:  
(2017-02-15 01:29)Milhouse Wrote:  
(2017-02-15 01:15)liberator Wrote:  As an aside, I also see that no builds after #201 are shown in Updates - Available Versions. No problem for me because I get the updates with wget but maybe a problem for others?

You need to change the update channel to Milhouse-9.0.

I am using that update channel, but don't see anything newer than #211.

I guess I'm doing something wrong.

i just go to custom channel with the milhouse link and click ok then remove or add the trailing slash then press ok, this forces it to refresh and when you go to available versions, it will be the latest.
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(2017-02-18 01:32)garbear Wrote:  I've added the bugs to the Release Notes in the RetroPlayer test builds thread. I'm tracking all core-specific bugs in their github repos. Can you open Issues on the cores that don't work? If you don't have a github account, I'll open the issues myself when I get a chance to reproduce this bug.

I will reproduce it later and try to open the bug tickets on GitHub.
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New LibreELEC.tv Leia build #0217: RPi / RPi2
(Supercedes previous build)

Code:
# uname -a
Linux rpi512 4.9.10 #1 Sat Feb 18 07:39:59 GMT 2017 armv6l GNU/Linux

# vcgencmd version
Feb 17 2017 20:41:51
Copyright (c) 2012 Broadcom
version 88b8ca93c6eb22e38531075a6d7e4f25f900af43 (clean) (release)

# lsb_release
LibreELEC (Milhouse) - Version: devel-20170218073854-#0217-g6072304 [Build #0217]

# Kodi version
(18.0-ALPHA1 Git:4c792db). Platform: Linux ARM 32-bit

Based on tip of LibreELEC.tv master (6072304a, changelog) and tip of XBMC master (128c5ba7, changelog) with the following modifications: Build Highlights:
  1. New firmware (gpuserv)
  2. Exclude ffmpeg/gpuservice changes until build issues resolved
  3. Updated PR:1327 with Harmony fix
  4. (Clean build)
Build Details:
  1. Firmware (Feb 17):
    • firmware: Rebuild libs with gpuserv
    • gpuserv: Boost gpu frequencies when in use
  2. LibreELEC.tv:
    • busybox: add hexdump for C2 RAM OClocking script (PR:1333, 1 commit, 1 file changed)
    • packages/linux: Update Amlogic kernel to 3.10-de626d8 (PR:1362, 1 commit, 1 file changed)
  3. XBMC:
    • [depends] use ccache if available (PR:11529, 2 commits, 8 files changed)
    • Update README.raspberrypi (PR:11024, 0 commits, 0 files changed)
    • Fix cleanonupdate to clean music library (PR:11609, 1 commit, 1 file changed)
    • [Estouchy] add seekbar (PR:11642, 1 commit, 2 files changed)
    • [PVR] Timer settings dialog: Prefill recordings folder with timer title (PR:11679, 1 commit, 1 file changed)
    • [PVR] Refactoring: Remove GUI code from PVR core components, part 2. (PR:11676, 16 commits, 32 files changed)
    • [Fix]Limited number of Random songs apply sort and limit in DB (PR:11680, 1 commit, 1 file changed)
  4. inputstream.rtmp:
    • build for windows (PR:14, 4 commits, 9 files changed)
  5. pvr.mythtv:
    • Use rebased PTS for the program chain (2710285e)
    • no longer handle demuxing (18fe56e4)
  6. newclock5:
    • Commits no longer in build:
      • VideoPlayer: VideoReferenceClock to the right place (872427ce)
      • RPi: Fixup move of videosync to windowing (fe71b08a)
      • fixup! RPi: Fixup move of videosync to windowing (80f8cf4c)
      • windows: adapt to move of videosync to windowing (922e5b4c)
  7. kernel 4.9.y:
    • New commits in this build:
      • BCM270X_DT: Add SMSC ethernet controller to DT (0f4c9f7a)
      • brcmfmac: Mute expected startup 'errors' (535dec89)
      • clk-bcm2835: Mark used PLLs and dividers CRITICAL (6c453992)
      • clk-bcm2835: Add claim-clocks property (d8bc59c1)
  8. Additional commits/pull requests/changes not yet merged upstream:
    • Added: [env] PR:1365: build system: switch to absolute paths

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Post: #1010
(2017-02-17 23:21)Milhouse Wrote:  
(2017-02-17 10:41)esco Wrote:  
(2017-02-14 21:05)Milhouse Wrote:  Can you provide log information? "journalctl -a", "dmesg" and "kodi.log"?

Is #0101 the last build that has this working mux, or just the last working build you've used? Can you identify when this mux problem started in the normal daily builds?

We switched to using the media_build package in #0108 so you might be able to confirm that is when the problem started (ie. #0107 works, #0108 doesn't).

#0107 is fine, no issues at all. With #0108 I am able to scan muxes (however some "poll timeout" errors appear) but unable to watch TV - the log is full of MPEG2AUDIO/ H264 "Invalid start code" and "Continuity counter" errors. Am I supposed to send the logs with the latest #____x build?
Thank you.

Logs from latest build is fine, yes. In build #0108 we switched to the media_build package for DVB support so it's possible some hardware isn't fully supported in the media_build package. This will need input from a media_build expert - post your logs and I'll ping someone.

As requested:

dmesg: http://pastebin.com/f1DCtsZa
journal: http://pastebin.com/p52rvz6t
kodi.log http://pastebin.com/91sid8Z2

Thank you Milhouse.
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Post: #1011
(2017-02-18 01:32)garbear Wrote:  I've added the bugs to the Release Notes in the RetroPlayer test builds thread. I'm tracking all core-specific bugs in their github repos. Can you open Issues on the cores that don't work? If you don't have a github account, I'll open the issues myself when I get a chance to reproduce this bug.

@garbear:
i opened the issue:
https://github.com/kodi-game/game.libret...2/issues/2
I found out the pocketsnes was renamed to snes9x 2002 - so i installed this but it has the same problem..Can I be of any more assistance?
I think i should wait for the bugfix of this before i open another ticket because there is no working input on fifa97, right?

I have two more topics i found:

1) snes9x2002 and nestoopia emulators are running too good / too fast on the rpi3 - is there anyway to sync tho "real time"? Smile
2) opening mario kart 64 on mupen64 is rebooting libreelec

Both topics are already known right? Is there anyone who can say when N64 emulator is going to work on rpi3?

Could you please do me a favor and pinpoint on how i could my games section layout? Detailed question (with pictures) are here:
http://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?pid=...pid2521113

@Mildhouse/garbear:
I now know, why i had those issues finding anything worth finding in the "log files". I looked in the samba share/logfiles/*.zip - it contains a 1- kodi.log, but is only has crashlog data from end of january ... i think this is a bug right? .kodi/temp/kodi.log contained the desired information!
(This post was last modified: 2017-02-18 12:24 by linkinsoldier.)
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Post: #1012
I can't install any addon from libreelec repository with latest test build. Could anybody confirm this?
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(2017-02-17 22:14)popcornmix Wrote:  
(2017-02-17 15:42)doldi Wrote:  the problem with to fast scrolling with mouse in a folder is always on all Kodi Krypton builds for RPi and win32 present.
Nobody of the "skin - developer" have fixed them - making a little youtube-video and have postet that in the relevant thread some times ago.

If it's a general kodi issue that effect win32 then I'd suggest you open a trac ticket. It is not something we will be fixing here.

Thanks popcornmix,
...its a general Kodi win32 and Kodi RPi Problem since Krypton was released.

create a ticket now (bug):
#17334: Scroling with Mouse in the vertical menue and folders - RPi (Leia) and win32 (Krypton) - touch on a androidphone works (tolerably)

little video: ​https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D8uBPQjRHvM
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Post: #1014
New LibreELEC.tv Leia build #0218: RPi / RPi2
(Supercedes previous build)

Code:
# uname -a
Linux rpi512 4.9.10 #1 Sat Feb 18 21:04:33 GMT 2017 armv6l GNU/Linux

# vcgencmd version
Feb 17 2017 20:41:51
Copyright (c) 2012 Broadcom
version 88b8ca93c6eb22e38531075a6d7e4f25f900af43 (clean) (release)

# lsb_release
LibreELEC (Milhouse) - Version: devel-20170218210327-#0218-g6072304 [Build #0218]

# Kodi version
(18.0-ALPHA1 Git:4c792db). Platform: Linux ARM 32-bit

Based on tip of LibreELEC.tv master (6072304a, changelog) and tip of XBMC master (64e6de5c, changelog) with the following modifications:
  • Includes newclock5 patches
  • Excludes the LibreELEC linux-01-RPi_support patch in favour of sourcing these and possibly more recent patches directly from kernel branch rpi-4.9.y
  • Includes latest bcm2835-driver next (1d52debd, ahead +658)
  • Includes latest kodi-platform master (c8188d82)
  • Includes latest libcec master (0a97062d, ahead +22)
  • Includes latest libnfs master (91421265, ahead +48)
  • Includes latest p8-platform master (2d90f986, ahead +9)
  • Includes latest addons: inputstream.adaptive (a347296e), inputstream.rtmp (df64b9b2, +6), peripheral.joystick (69c9e5fe, +1), pvr.argustv (5a36c586), pvr.demo (8243935f), pvr.dvblink (0015079e), pvr.dvbviewer (9fb34b3c), pvr.filmon (315e5034), pvr.hdhomerun (98cb8d40), pvr.hts (1caa390d, +1), pvr.iptvsimple (53d63cce), pvr.mediaportal.tvserver (019c7e99), pvr.mythtv (18fe56e4, +11), pvr.nextpvr (cb1b5415), pvr.njoy (080cd321), pvr.octonet (8549a31c), pvr.pctv (e67e9695), pvr.stalker (a609149c), pvr.vbox (dea8335a), pvr.vdr.vnsi (7033621d), pvr.vuplus (6ff2eb28), pvr.wmc (5f1db43f)
  • Include [env] afbd134f: linux: Enable Fair Queue packet scheduling (TEST)
  • Include [env] e533a8be: linux: Default to CONFIG_TCP_CONG_BBR (TEST)
  • Include [env] compare: linux: update to linux-4.9.10
  • Include [env] patch: ffmpeg: add extra RPi lib required when building ffmpeg command line with gpu service hevc patches
  • Include [env] patch: repository.retroplayer.libreelec.addons: add temp repo for testing
  • Include [env] patch: Don't build ADSP addons
  • Include [env] patch: iwlwifi-firmware: update to iwlwifi-firmware-ba301aa
  • Include [env] patch: Bump included addon versions to prevent online updates
  • Include [env] patch: linux: enable in-tree rtl8192cu for RPi/RPi2
  • Include [env] patch: Add kodi binary addons (pvr, adsp, other)
  • Include [env] patch: Add experimental splash video for RPi
  • Include [env] patch: HACK: Disable multiple PVR addons during migration. Always enable inputstream.* and os.*
  • Include [env] PR:1287: virtio-gpu support (qemu/kvm)
  • Include [env] PR:1326: Build system scripts cleanup
  • Include [env] PR:1327: [master] input: change input repeat config
  • Include [env] PR:1329: imagedecoder.raw: add add-on
  • Include [env] PR:1355: xorg-server: clean package when nvidia drivers are bumped
  • Include [env] PR:1365: build system: switch to absolute paths
  • Include [pkg] patch: alsa-lib: conf: Add card config for Intel HDMI/DP LPE audio (alsa-lib)
  • Include [pkg] PR:56: bluetooth: add missing 'Connect' option when device is Trusted (service.libreelec.settings)
  • Include [pkg] PR:11668: FFmpegImage: Document and change alignment
Build Highlights:
  1. New MusicDB schema v62
  2. ffmpeg: improved HEVC 1080p playback
  3. Drop "hack: add iso to filedirectory list" (no longer reverts cleanly) - bug needs fixing in Kodi core
Build Details:
  1. XBMC:
    • fix views for videos content (PR:11681, 1 commit, 2 files changed)
    • Remove redundant calls of CVariant::isObject() (PR:11639, 1 commit, 5 files changed)
    • fix right order of topics (PR:11591, 1 commit, 1 file changed)
    • App-name fixes for master (PR:11452, 2 commits, 7 files changed)
    • allow tag rev to be defined for rebuilds (PR:11658, 1 commit, 1 file changed)
    • [cmake] [linux] Don't compile/add WiiRemote if libcwiid-dev is not present (PR:11584, 1 commit, 1 file changed)
    • Settings: Disable dithering by default - cause 100% load on old rigs (PR:11685, 1 commit, 1 file changed)
    • [cmake] Tidy up ffmpeg in order to be more flexible and versatile. Also includes switches for Raspberry Pi. (PR:11585, 2 commits, 3 files changed)
    • Allow multiple content elements in a single container (PR:10730, 1 commit, 9 files changed)
    • Basic audiobooks support (PR:11147, 6 commits, 17 files changed)
    • [cmake][windows] use precompiled JsonSchemaBuilder if cross compiling (PR:11686, 1 commit, 1 file changed)
    • Fixed Action_Increase/Decrease PAR Clamping code (#11607) (64e6de5c)
  2. newclock5:
    • New commits in this build:
      • ffmpeg: Update hevc optimisation to use the gpu service (8b324918)
  3. inputstream.rtmp:
    • windows: fix unresolved externals for Krypton (PR:15, 1 commit, 1 file changed)
    • bump version to 1.0.4 (df64b9b2)
  4. Additional commits/pull requests/changes not yet merged upstream:
    • Added: [env] patch: ffmpeg: add extra RPi lib required when building ffmpeg command line with gpu service hevc patches

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.
(This post was last modified: 2017-02-19 15:56 by Milhouse.)
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Post: #1015
(2017-02-18 23:26)Milhouse Wrote:  [*]ffmpeg: improved HEVC 1080p playback

John Cox is back working on HEVC acceleration for Pi.
This update switches to using the vchiq gpu service (rather than old mailbox interface) which allows more flexibility when submitting GPU jobs.
It also adds gpu support for weighted prediction which was one example that previously wasn't gpu accelerated.

So, if you have any HEVC (aka H.265) content then try it with this build. It should be a little better than the previous build
(and work is continuing).
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All of the 1080p HEVC content I've tried (apart from Jellyfish 3Mbps and 5Mbps samples, which might have some weird encoding that isn't yet supported) are playing really well with none of the drops or skips that are present with last night's #0217 build, so this is a major advance! Thanks popcornmix & John! Smile

Edit: I should add that's on an RPi3 with moderate overclock:
Code:
arm_freq=1300
core_freq=500
gpu_freq=500
over_voltage=4
force_turbo=1

sdram_freq=580
over_voltage_sdram=5
sdram_schmoo=0x02000020
but even so, like-for-like this latest #0218 build is flawless with 1080p content - with previous builds the same content and overclock would drop frames whenever there is a lot of action/movement/detail.

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.
(This post was last modified: 2017-02-19 00:09 by Milhouse.)
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Post: #1017
Just in case there are any reproducible crashes with the latest build it might be worth having some debug-enabled builds on hand:

Build #0218z: RPi / RPi2

These debug-enabled builds should produce more useful crashlogs, assuming you're able to reproduce the crash etc.

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Post: #1018
(2017-02-18 12:20)linkinsoldier Wrote:  I found out the pocketsnes was renamed to snes9x 2002 - so i installed this but it has the same problem..Can I be of any more assistance?

I'll post on the GitHub issue if I need anything.

(2017-02-18 12:20)linkinsoldier Wrote:  I think i should wait for the bugfix of this before i open another ticket because there is no working input on fifa97, right?

No, you should open an issue for every problem you encounter. Even if there's too many issues to track down, we can still get a sense for which emulators are working better and which should be shipped as default.

(2017-02-18 12:20)linkinsoldier Wrote:  2) opening mario kart 64 on mupen64 is rebooting libreelec

Is there anyone who can say when N64 emulator is going to work on rpi3?

This is a known issue because OpenGLES support isn't implemented in RetroPlayer on the Pi. Given that it's still experimental on OpenGL (current progress), it might be a while before we see built-in N64 support on the Pi.

Have you tried IARL and RetroArch? RetroArch should support N64 on the Pi.

BTC: 1JtXwJdGdE9YnYgThWBT2StFCU5sEYkbVD (personal), https://kodi.tv/contribute/donate-bitcoin (foundation). Donations in the form of controllers, especially ones that don't work in Kodi, are also appreciated.
(This post was last modified: 2017-02-19 00:38 by garbear.)
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Post: #1019
Is it possible to see frame skip/drop information? It would be handy to be able to see that info when testing HEVC files.
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Post: #1020
Shift-O on a keyboard. Or map a button to PlayerDebug

This is (part of) my custom remote.xml, as I'm short of buttons so the same button has to do double duty - the <record> button toggles PlayerProcesInfo during playback, but open the Info panel (during video playback) and the same button toggles PlayerDebug.
Code:
<keymap>
  <FullscreenVideo>
    <remote>
      <record>PlayerProcessInfo</record>
    </remote>
  </FullscreenVideo>

  <FullscreenInfo>
    <remote>
      <record>PlayerDebug</record>
      <info>Close</info>
    </remote>
  </FullscreenInfo>

  <PlayerProcessInfo>
    <remote>
      <record>PlayerProcessInfo</record>
    </remote>
  </PlayerProcessInfo>
</keymap>

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