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Post: #1651
There are still problems with iptv simple addon in 0501. After reboot it says that it was disabled. You can enable it after that but if you do a reboot it says 'addon migration in progress' and it says that it was disabled again because it is not compatible.,
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Post: #1652
(2017-05-02 03:06)J_E_F_F Wrote:  What is considered an overlay?

The Pi has a hardware video scaler (HVS) that can composite a number of layers (aka overlays) on the fly and output to display.
In Kodi this is typically an RGBA32 layer for the gui and a YUV layer for the video.
(There may occasionally be other layers like the temperature warning symbol).

If you are not using the OSD or subtitles the gui layer is fully transparent, but still requires fetching from sdram which is costly.
The updates over the last couple of days attempt to disable the gui layer when it is known to be fully transparent.
This improves software video decode performance (notably HEVC).
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Post: #1653
(2017-05-02 13:17)popcornmix Wrote:  This improves software video decode performance (notably HEVC).

Not so long ago pi3 struggled to decode "simple" 720p hevc, now it does hevc encodes from bluray source [email protected] (by git ffmpeg + git x265) with relatively low cpu load ...
What you already did is truly amazing.
(This post was last modified: 2017-05-02 14:54 by asavah.)
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Post: #1654
Hello everybody,

I just wanted to ask again if there is something in the direction of Astrometa DVB-T / C (MN88473) what does. Interestingly, when I connect the stick, he works short until the crash, then no more. If I then the Si2168 connected tvheadend work again, after rehofften change on Astrometa Stick, he works again short and falls again. Sometimes, however, I can do what I want it just does not work.

Crashlog's:
https://pastebin.com/J7r5n2Ev
https://pastebin.com/7476Cxhv

If you need a special log please ask for directions.
Currently running #0501

[ 2x RPi2, 2x RPi3 ]
[ LE Testbuilds for RaspberryPi (Kodi 18.0) ]
[ Marantz NR1506 ]
[ Panasonic TX-50EXW784 ]
[ NAS @ OMV 3.0.8x (Erasmus) on Banana Pi ]
[ ODROID C2 + wrxtasy's LE 8.0 ]
(This post was last modified: 2017-05-02 19:41 by Aux_.)
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Milhouse Offline
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Post: #1655
@Aux_ any different with #0501x ?

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Post: #1656
@Milhouse

Unfortunately the MN88473 does not work with # 0501x. After connecting the Si2168 he had 4 times crash at restart but the works finally.
Seems the MN88473 only works with # 0410x until now.

[ 2x RPi2, 2x RPi3 ]
[ LE Testbuilds for RaspberryPi (Kodi 18.0) ]
[ Marantz NR1506 ]
[ Panasonic TX-50EXW784 ]
[ NAS @ OMV 3.0.8x (Erasmus) on Banana Pi ]
[ ODROID C2 + wrxtasy's LE 8.0 ]
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Post: #1657
(2017-05-02 13:08)illiac4 Wrote:  There are still problems with iptv simple addon in 0501. After reboot it says that it was disabled. You can enable it after that but if you do a reboot it says 'addon migration in progress' and it says that it was disabled again because it is not compatible.,

I think Kodi days over filmon finished ,no longer available .mobdro on its way out links buffering,the days of free streaming coming to end slowly they are strangling us day by day,the bt sky's are winning
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Post: #1658
(2017-05-02 19:39)Aux_ Wrote:  Hello everybody,

I just wanted to ask again if there is something in the direction of Astrometa DVB-T / C (MN88473) what does. Interestingly, when I connect the stick, he works short until the crash, then no more. If I then the Si2168 connected tvheadend work again, after rehofften change on Astrometa Stick, he works again short and falls again. Sometimes, however, I can do what I want it just does not work.

Crashlog's:
https://pastebin.com/J7r5n2Ev
https://pastebin.com/7476Cxhv

If you need a special log please ask for directions.
Currently running #0501

Filmon closed down yesterday ,it only play 5 mins
Wants paid subs
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Post: #1659
Hello
Don't know if all aware filmon has finished only plays 5 mins,wants the pay no longer free.is there any other apps apart from filmon we can view english tv?
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Post: #1660
@kingcole I'm sure there's a filmon support thread that may be a more suitable place to ask.

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Post: #1661
New LibreELEC.tv Leia build #0502: RPi / RPi2
(Supercedes previous build)

Code:
# uname -a
Linux rpi512 4.10.13 #1 Tue May 2 21:04:16 BST 2017 armv6l GNU/Linux

# vcgencmd version
May  1 2017 20:27:12
Copyright (c) 2012 Broadcom
version 2994b3a8f5d227cba748fda805c259a6c50140ab (clean) (release)

# lsb_release
LibreELEC (Milhouse) - Version: devel-20170502210309-#0502-g33a82f9 [Build #0502]

# Kodi version
(18.0-ALPHA1 Git:91a9066). Platform: Linux ARM 32-bit

Based on tip of LibreELEC.tv master (33a82f91, changelog) and tip of XBMC master (d0a790d4, 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-4.10.y
  • Includes latest bcm2835-driver master (9bf08f70, ahead +7)
  • Includes latest kodi-platform master (36fb4937)
  • Includes latest libcec master (3953f8dc, ahead +12)
  • Includes latest libnfs master (a523f843, ahead +59)
  • Includes latest p8-platform master (2d90f986)
  • Includes latest addons: inputstream.adaptive (f23ba39c), inputstream.rtmp (1052cd37, +2), peripheral.joystick (07aa1fe8, +1), pvr.argustv (8f898149, +2), pvr.demo (978f4289, +2), pvr.dvblink (b7d887c1, +2), pvr.dvbviewer (d099cfad, +2), pvr.filmon (0f1d34d4, +2), pvr.hdhomerun (ab911693, +2), pvr.hts (3911c7fe, +2), pvr.iptvsimple (f83990a4, +4), pvr.mediaportal.tvserver (367b1284, +2), pvr.mythtv (30cc7e23, +1), pvr.nextpvr (e6ece9fa, +2), pvr.njoy (296f558f, +2), pvr.octonet (8549a31c), pvr.pctv (eab5f856, +2), pvr.stalker (62b7908d, +2), pvr.vbox (60017353, +2), pvr.vdr.vnsi (b7c3f3b0, +2), pvr.vuplus (78df0306, +2), pvr.wmc (27a88ca2, +2), vfs.rar (26800ebe, +1)
  • Exclude [env] ffmpeg-99.1010-tls-1.2.patch: upstream ffmpeg-3.3
  • Include [env] compare: linux: update to linux-4.10.13
  • Include [env] patch: vfs addons: add vfs.rar, vfs.sacd and vfs.sftp kodi-binary-addons
  • Include [env] patch: imagedecoder.raw: update imagedecoder.raw
  • Include [env] patch: screensaver.shadertoy: bump screensaver.shadertoy to 434f5ce
  • Include [env] patch: visualization.projectm: bump visualization.projectm to 7489e4a
  • Include [env] patch: visualization.shadertoy: bump visualization.shadertoy to ae677ac
  • Include [env] patch: ffmpeg: update to ffmpeg-3.3
  • Include [env] patch: Bump included addon versions to prevent online updates
  • 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] patch: Add kodi binary addons (pvr, adsp, inputstream, vfs, other)
  • Include [env] PR:1469: samba: update to samba-4.6.2
  • Include [env] PR:1582: tvheadend42: update addon
  • Include [pkg] PR:2: Update b43 firmware (wlan-firmware)
  • Include [pkg] PR:7: Remove not used part (pvr.octonet)
  • Include [pkg] PR:8: libXBMC_codec.h removed and changed to libXBMC_pvr.h also fix compile fault after last request (pvr.octonet)
  • Include [pkg] PR:24: Remove not used part (inputstream.adaptive)
  • Include [pkg] PR:62: change smbd and nmbd location (service.libreelec.settings)
  • Include [pkg] PR:65: update language from transifex (service.libreelec.settings)
  • Include [pkg] PR:72: Remove not used part (pvr.mythtv)
  • Include [pkg] PR:73: libXBMC_codec.h removed and changed to libXBMC_pvr.h (pvr.mythtv)
  • Include [pkg] PR:12034: KODI: Update NEON support
Build Highlights:
  1. pvr.iptvsimple: Revert "change to automatic interface version set"
  2. newclock5: CGUIControl: Add stats parameter to Process calls
Build Details:
  1. XBMC:
    • Encasulate all the is playcount set functionality in CVideoInfoTag (PR:12022, 1 commit, 5 files changed)
    • [buildsteps][windows] run-tests: use 64-bit toolset if available (PR:12048, 1 commit, 1 file changed)
  2. libnfs:
    • Clamp read/write max size for servers that accept huge PDUs (a523f843)
  3. pvr.iptvsimple:
    • Revert "change to automatic interface version set" (PR:122, 1 commit, 1 file changed)
  4. newclock5:
    • New commits in this build:
      • CGUIControl: Add stats parameter to Process calls (3e427d24)
    • Commits no longer in build:
      • fixup! rbp: Remove GUI layer during video playback when it is empty (beee5817)
  5. kernel 4.10.y:
    • New commits in this build:
      • dwc_otg: make nak_holdoff work as intended with empty queues (140a65d1)
      • dwc_otg: fix split transaction data toggle handling around dequeues (ad7ab51f)
      • vcsm: Treat EBUSY as success rather than SIGBUS (445d6365)

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Post: #1662
(2017-05-02 13:17)popcornmix Wrote:  [
If you are not using the OSD or subtitles the gui layer is fully transparent, but still requires fetching from sdram which is costly.
The updates over the last couple of days attempt to disable the gui layer when it is known to be fully transparent.
This improves software video decode performance (notably HEVC).

I also noticed HEVC 1080 playback improved dramatically. Great!

Most people need/use subtitles I suppose, so I hope performance with an overlay will keep up.

Often I see a lag just before the first subtitle shows, also on h264, has that something to do with this?
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Post: #1663
(2017-05-02 14:53)asavah Wrote:  
(2017-05-02 13:17)popcornmix Wrote:  This improves software video decode performance (notably HEVC).

Not so long ago pi3 struggled to decode "simple" 720p hevc, now it does hevc encodes from bluray source [email protected] (by git ffmpeg + git x265) with relatively low cpu load ...
What you already did is truly amazing.


Completely agree with this :-)
Some examples. I am now able to play hevc videos on a Pi 3 full screen, no letterbox, with lots of detail and movement.
1920x1080 (1080p), 31fps encoded with Handbrake with a quality factor of 22RF which is quite acceptable, even close up on a high resolution monitor.
This is about as high as I can go, at this resolution with the quality setting, without occasional missed frames.
1280x720 (720p), 31fps encoded with Handbrake with a quality factor of 16RF which is way higher than I would normally use, again looks great close up on a high resolution monitor.
This is still only using about 50% CPU on the four cores. Even at a quality factor of 12RF the CPUs are still only maxing at about 70%

Much thanks to Popcornmix (Dom), Milhouse and presumably the mysterious John.
Thanks for your continuing hard work.
Regards, Kevin.
PS. I actually use a Slice as my day to day TV media box, so I'm hopefull that Chewitt will be able to get these latest improvements on to that in the future. :-)
(This post was last modified: 2017-05-03 11:30 by bleep42.)
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Post: #1664
(2017-05-03 10:25)ElectricPim Wrote:  Often I see a lag just before the first subtitle shows, also on h264, has that something to do with this?

No. That has always been present. The first subtitle that appears renders and caches the font required.
Subsequent subtitles will use the cached font so will be quicker.

This is done in the main render thread which is wrong as it can cause video frame drops.
It should really be handled from a background thread where it doesn't interfere with the video.
Part of the ongoing VideoPlayer work is separating the rendering and application threads which may solve this issue.
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Post: #1665
New LibreELEC.tv Leia build #0503: RPi / RPi2
(Supercedes previous build)

Code:
# uname -a
Linux rpi512 4.10.13 #1 Wed May 3 21:06:45 BST 2017 armv6l GNU/Linux

# vcgencmd version
May  1 2017 20:27:12
Copyright (c) 2012 Broadcom
version 2994b3a8f5d227cba748fda805c259a6c50140ab (clean) (release)

# lsb_release
LibreELEC (Milhouse) - Version: devel-20170503210537-#0503-g33a82f9 [Build #0503]

# Kodi version
(18.0-ALPHA1 Git:91a9066). Platform: Linux ARM 32-bit

Based on tip of LibreELEC.tv master (33a82f91, changelog) and tip of XBMC master (80fc2616, changelog) with the following modifications: Build Highlights:
  1. [PVR] Another round of code cleanup
  2. libnfs: Fix bug in nfs_link when using the wrong(invalid) handle when dropping cache
  3. newclock5 videoplayer updates
Build Details:
  1. XBMC:
    • [cmake] copy_files_from_filelist_to_buildtree: evaluate all variables (PR:12043, 1 commit, 1 file changed)
    • [PVR] Another round of code cleanup (PR:12044, 17 commits, 41 files changed)
  2. libnfs:
    • Add example util for nfs_link() (24064e96)
    • Fix bug in nfs_link when using the wrong(invalid) handle when dropping cache (64f7e73d)
  3. pvr.octonet:
    • Remove not used part (e9f0d6bf)
    • libXBMC_codec.h removed and changed to libXBMC_pvr.h also fix compile fault after last request (2a63777b)
  4. newclock5:
    • New commits in this build:
      • squash: windows: dxva adaptions (a49c239a)
      • squash: VideoPlayer: rendering updates (f7f3c944)
      • squash: VideoPlayer: shader updates (ae0eda2b)
      • New API / Crypto (28807a00)
      • New API / Crypto (cleanup) (f5135054)
      • New VP interface (a29f85de)
      • VideoPlayer: fix demux queue (3019a7a3)
      • add missing files (4d30469f)
      • Initialize m_codec (a738b87a)
      • VideoPlayer: Fix error due to bad cast (cd4666ff)
      • VideoPlayer: Fix compiler warnings (0f4db3fb)
      • VideoPlayer: Fix bad cast in DVDAudioCodecFFmpeg.cpp (c4a77b1a)
      • don't request for secure decoder if stream is unencrypted (1cf9b7fa)
      • VideoPlayer: Fix gcc compiler warning (d9480420)
      • VideoPlayer: Remove unused function (c72477b6)
      • VPV: do not open on streams with missing extradata (09363fe5)
      • VideoPlayer: demuxClient - hide video streams with no extradata (1243660c)
      • VideoPlayer: fix hang on stop (2797de31)
      • adapt VTB renderer to VideoPicture (4b94e18d)
      • windows: rename fmpeg_options to ffmpeg_options (9361b584)
      • mpeg2 Bitstream Converter (b62374c2)
      • BitstreamConverter::mpeg2 fix double -> int (91b1c0c7)
      • Mediacodec buffer handling fixed (235708b4)
      • VideoPlayer: better calculation of starttime (6196bbc4)
      • Remove ClearPicture from VPV and all Codecs (bee0f287)
      • remove MediaCodec::ClearPicture (89c76a35)
      • retroplayer: Fixup ClearPicture (5956d904)
      • fixup! Remove ClearPicture from VPV and all Codecs (0dd1f5f6)
    • Commits no longer in build:

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