Kodi 18 - LibreELEC Testbuilds for RaspberryPi (Kodi 18.0)

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techie67 Offline
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(2017-08-15 19:33)Aux_ Wrote:  
(2017-08-15 16:18)linkinsoldier Wrote:  I finally got the chance to integrate the thermal pads in my kodi case for the Rpi3. Temperature is now staying below 60° Celsius (instead of 80°) so that seems to work out pretty good! Unfortunately I still have the stuttering on Netflix sw Decoding playback - also with #814. When I watch the same episode in a lower quality (480p instead of 720p) or switch to hw Decoding (streaming via skygo addon instead of Netflix) everything is great!

@popcornmix: can I somehow help to debug this further? Unfortunately Netflix seems to be not fully usable for the wife (and therefore me ) with this "bug"

Is quite interesting. I have not overclocked, all standard RPi3 settings in config.txt (Except gpu_mem = 320).
My RPi3 does not even reach 62°C at the Amazon videos.
I use normal plastic housing and a glued-on aluminum cooler.

I personally think that overclocking is not good or not necessary for RPi3 because it only generates unnecessary temperature.
Just my opinion.


I had a similiar behaviour with the overtemp symbol showing in the right corner some weeks ago. I think it had to do with trying to update my music db with many files added from a directory on a nas.
I cannot say for shure that this was the rootcourse, but after deleting that source from kodi it worked flawlessly again with amazon videos and others.
Chris
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(2017-08-15 19:33)Aux_ Wrote:  
(2017-08-15 16:18)linkinsoldier Wrote:  I finally got the chance to integrate the thermal pads in my kodi case for the Rpi3. Temperature is now staying below 60° Celsius (instead of 80°) so that seems to work out pretty good! Unfortunately I still have the stuttering on Netflix sw Decoding playback - also with #814. When I watch the same episode in a lower quality (480p instead of 720p) or switch to hw Decoding (streaming via skygo addon instead of Netflix) everything is great!

@popcornmix: can I somehow help to debug this further? Unfortunately Netflix seems to be not fully usable for the wife (and therefore me ) with this "bug"

Is quite interesting. I have not overclocked, all standard RPi3 settings in config.txt (Except gpu_mem = 320).
My RPi3 does not even reach 62°C at the Amazon videos.
I use normal plastic housing and a glued-on aluminum cooler.
I personally think that overclocking is not good or not necessary for RPi3 because it only generates unnecessary temperature.
Just my opinion.

Maybe you can post your standard config.txt setting?

Mine rpi3 is also overclocked.
Yesterday i watched a 1080p hevc 8 bit and it reached 72°C and it wasn't get any higher.

Using the FLIRC aluminium kodi case.

I wonder what temperature it will reach with standard overclock settings...

rpi3 | LE9 Leia | Milhouse Testbuilds
2x odroid C2 | LE8.xx Krypton | LE9 Leia | Raybuntu's Community Build.
odroid XU4 | ubuntu-16.04.2-minimal-odroid-xu4
odroid XU4Q | ubuntu-16.04.0-minimal-odroid-xu4 | TVheadendserver
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Is Raspberry Pi 2 too weak for Netflix plugin? I tried a couple of nightly builds on my RPi2 after a fresh install and more or less everything else is working fine, but if I watch something on Netflix, video starts to stutter on a first complex scene with lots of movement, and audio de-syncs.

Thank you!
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(2017-08-15 20:15)kečiga Wrote:  Is Raspberry Pi 2 too weak for Netflix plugin? I tried a couple of nightly builds on my RPi2 after a fresh install and more or less everything else is working fine, but if I watch something on Netflix, video starts to stutter on a first complex scene with lots of movement, and audio de-syncs.

Thank you!

Yes it's too slow.

I tried netflix on my rpi2 too and had the same issues...

You'll be better of with rpi3 netflix is running fine on my rpi3

rpi3 | LE9 Leia | Milhouse Testbuilds
2x odroid C2 | LE8.xx Krypton | LE9 Leia | Raybuntu's Community Build.
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(2017-08-15 13:07)RappaSan Wrote:  Where is the config file in libreelec for the smb server part and where is the config file for the client to get e.g. video or music files from a network storage? How do i speed up the transfer?

I'm not sure if this is the information you're looking for as I don't know why you'd need to know the location of the libsmbclient config "to get e.g. video or music files from a network storage" - you should just add your sources using smb:// in the Kodi GUI (saved in /storage/.kodi/userdata/sources.xml). Since network browsing may not be working just enter the full path ie. smb://yourserver/yourshare. As anonymous logins are no long working you should use a username/password - enter this in the dialog when prompted and enable the option to remember the username/password so it is saved in /storage/.kodi/userdata/passwords.xml.

But anyway...

SMB Server: Create /storage/.config/samba.conf by copying /storage/.config/samba.conf.sample and then making your changes to /storage/.config/samba.conf
SMB Client: The config is /storage/.kodi/.smb.conf but you shouldn't edit this as it's overwritten the first time Kodi creates an SMB connection - put your own config in /storage/.kodi/.smb/user.conf

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(2017-08-15 20:15)kečiga Wrote:  Is Raspberry Pi 2 too weak for Netflix plugin? I tried a couple of nightly builds on my RPi2 after a fresh install and more or less everything else is working fine, but if I watch something on Netflix, video starts to stutter on a first complex scene with lots of movement, and audio de-syncs.

Pi2 is too slow for 720p stream, but you can reduce that in inputstream.adaptive settings then it will play fine (at lower resolution).
Pi3 is fine with 720p.
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(2017-08-15 20:28)popcornmix Wrote:  
(2017-08-15 20:15)kečiga Wrote:  Is Raspberry Pi 2 too weak for Netflix plugin? I tried a couple of nightly builds on my RPi2 after a fresh install and more or less everything else is working fine, but if I watch something on Netflix, video starts to stutter on a first complex scene with lots of movement, and audio de-syncs.

Pi2 is too slow for 720p stream, but you can reduce that in inputstream.adaptive settings then it will play fine (at lower resolution).
Pi3 is fine with 720p.
So, no 1080p for RPi3?

I don't want to spend a lot so I'm weighing whether it is actually worthwhile to buy the RPi3 or wait a bit for some better cheap hardware. I have two TVs. One with RPi2 and Apple TV 2 (with Netflix app) and another one with a solo RPi2. So, upgrading to RPi3 would mean that I could watch Netflix on both TVs, but if it's only 720p, I'm not sure if it's worth it. Especially since I plan in the next year or so to upgrade one of the TV screens (shitty Philips 32", worst electronics purchase in my life, and I own Windows phones, so there's that.)
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(2017-08-15 20:36)kečiga Wrote:  So, no 1080p for RPi3?

I don't want to spend a lot so I'm weighing whether it is actually worthwhile to buy the RPi3 or wait a bit for some better cheap hardware. I have two TVs. One with RPi2 and Apple TV 2 (with Netflix app) and another one with a solo RPi2. So, upgrading to RPi3 would mean that I could watch Netflix on both TVs, but if it's only 720p, I'm not sure if it's worth it. Especially since I plan in the next year or so to upgrade one of the TV screens (shitty Philips 32", worst electronics purchase in my life, and I own Windows phones, so there's that.)

Correct, 1080p is too much for RPi3 which has to decode/render the Netflix video in software (to be honest I can't really tell the difference between 720p and 1080p while watching at a normal viewing distance on 42" screen).

If you want 1080p Netflix without spending a lot then a cheap Android box might be your best bet.

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(2017-08-15 20:12)Pienoet Wrote:  Maybe you can post your standard config.txt setting?

Mine rpi3 is also overclocked.
Yesterday i watched a 1080p hevc 8 bit and it reached 72°C and it wasn't get any higher.

Using the FLIRC aluminium kodi case.

I wonder what temperature it will reach with standard overclock settings...

I had now testet hevc1080p 8bit and had temperature not over 77°C

[Image: LE_Temp.jpg]

Here config.txt
Code:
gpu_mem=320

gpu_mem_256=112
gpu_mem_512=160
gpu_mem_1024=320

hdmi_force_hotplug=1

hdmi_ignore_cec_init=1

max_usb_current=1
boot_delay=10

That's all...

[ 2x RPi2, 2x RPi3 ]
[ LE Testbuilds for RaspberryPi (Kodi 18.0) ]
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(2017-08-15 21:12)Milhouse Wrote:  If you want 1080p Netflix without spending a lot then a cheap Android box might be your best bet.
This will be the cheapest Dual Boot unofficial Android TV 1080p Netflix / LibreELEC device you will be able to find anywhere. Absolute bargain !

All for USD$40
http://whrl.pl/ReX678

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(2017-08-14 19:16)techie67 Wrote:  Hi, with 813 Amazon vod on my Pi3 flickers when watching a film e.g. The infiltrator.
It works fine with 810.

When i remember it correctly, 808 worked fine too and 809 had this flicker issue too.

Regards
Chris

This is confirmed (and somewhat understood), although it only seems to affect the Sandman Amazon addon. No fix yet, developers are cogitating.

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New LibreELEC.tv Leia build #0815: RPi / RPi2
(Supercedes previous build)

Code:
# uname -a
Linux rpi512 4.12.7 #1 Tue Aug 15 23:30:16 BST 2017 armv6l GNU/Linux

# vcgencmd version
Aug  8 2017 12:05:45
Copyright (c) 2012 Broadcom
version 196063438d7bb0769861c86f948ae653727adb7e (clean) (release)

# lsb_release
LibreELEC (Milhouse): devel-20170815232906-#0815-ge67a1c9 [Build #0815]

# Kodi version
(18.0-ALPHA1 Git:50b29a1). Platform: Linux ARM 32-bit

Based on tip of LibreELEC.tv master (e67a1c9a, changelog) and tip of XBMC master (50b29a1a, 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-4.12.y
  • Includes latest bcm2835-driver master (e7ba7ab1, ahead +3)
  • Includes latest kodi-platform master (36fb4937)
  • Includes latest libcec master (8adc786b, ahead +26)
  • Includes latest libnfs master (df94ae93, ahead +56)
  • Includes latest p8-platform master (a822e196)
  • Includes latest addons: inputstream.adaptive (54a90a49, +33), inputstream.rtmp (476bde07), peripheral.joystick (1815c0fb), pvr.argustv (310737e2), pvr.demo (f07d898c, +1), pvr.dvblink (0b66c640, +4), pvr.dvbviewer (eba6d0e9, +4), pvr.filmon (1c9d2ebe), pvr.hdhomerun (b89c2be4, +9), pvr.hts (a1de6329, +1), pvr.iptvsimple (260434e4, +5), pvr.mediaportal.tvserver (d7a9acdb), pvr.mythtv (a17a3a4f, +1), pvr.nextpvr (03a3b714), pvr.njoy (79e8e653), pvr.octonet (a77cf111), pvr.pctv (00b76689), pvr.stalker (9e28f125), pvr.vbox (44f3d04e), pvr.vdr.vnsi (07172ed0, +1), pvr.vuplus (921b14f6, +5), pvr.wmc (1d655540)
  • Include [env] compare: linux: update to linux-4.12.7
  • Include [env] patch: nss/nspr: include in main image [rfc][gcc7]
  • Include [env] patch: rev hack for kodi
  • Include [env] patch: tvheadend42: fixup ffmpeg patch
  • Include [env] patch: buildsystem: update to gcc (to 7.2), glibc and binutils
  • 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: pvr addons: disable broken addons
  • Include [env] patch: Add kodi binary addons (pvr, adsp, inputstream, vfs, other)
  • Include [env] PR:1726: [WIP] lirc: update to 0.10.0
  • Include [env] PR:1773: init: make break after behaviour really break after
  • Include [env] PR:1776: Don't cause system to hang on halt/reboot when net-booting
  • Include [env] PR:1835: add support for optional kernel modules in image and from addons
  • Include [env] PR:1862: busybox: revert dd fsync change which makes no sense
  • Include [env] PR:1896: config/functions: fix bash-4.4 issue, and empty 2nd param behaviour
  • Include [pkg] patch: Pre-release RPi0W/RPi3 Bluetooth firmware (details) (brcmfmac_sdio-firmware-rpi)
  • Include [pkg] patch: Pre-release RPi0W/RPi3 WiFi firmware (details) (kernel-firmware)
  • Include [pkg] patch: Pre-release RPi0W/RPi3 WiFi firmware (details) (wlan-firmware)
  • Include [pkg] patch: skin.estuary: reduce system info font size (kodi)
  • Include [pkg] PR:12311: FIX: ensure real filename from videodb in playlists
Build Highlights:
  1. Update to gcc-7.2.0 (final) and glib-2.53.5
  2. More PVR cleanup and updates
  3. More inputstream.adaptive updates
  4. MMALRender: Improve quality of 10->8 bit conversion
Build Details:
  1. LibreELEC.tv:
    • build system: use DISK_SIZE in bytes for ovf template (PR:1878, 1 commit, 2 files changed)
  2. XBMC:
    • [addons] save skin settings after they get changed (PR:12648, 1 commit, 2 files changed)
    • [PVR] Another round of code cleanup (PR:12677, 5 commits, 81 files changed)
  3. inputstream.adaptive:
    • [HLS]default unknown media files to .ts (03cfd0bd)
    • [HLS Live] wait for new segments (ec7154b5)
    • Use IPosTime instead DemuxSeekTime / [HLS] interrupt fragmend polling on stopp (54a90a49)
  4. pvr.dvblink:
    • Fixed #94: Missing compatibility with API 5.6.0 (PR:95, 3 commits, 4 files changed)
  5. pvr.dvbviewer:
    • migrate add-on settings to settings library (68c9d42b)
    • GetAddonCapabilities: add missing capabilities (44183287)
    • PVR API 5.6.0 (1f318071)
    • Bump version to 3.2.0 (eba6d0e9)
  6. pvr.vuplus:
    • Fix channel playback after recent API changes. (PR:70, 1 commit, 6 files changed)
  7. newclock5:
    • New commits in this build:
      • MMALRender: Improve quality of 10->8 bit conversion (b7fb6b03)
  8. Additional commits/pull requests/changes not yet merged upstream:
    • Updated: [env] patch: buildsystem: update to gcc (to 7.2), glibc and binutils
    • Added: [env] PR:1896: config/functions: fix bash-4.4 issue, and empty 2nd param behaviour

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Hi everybody

I need a little help here.
I just had a version of kodi working fine here (krypton 17.3) and I
just download this today version ( and others too ..11, 12th ).

In all, I lost access to my files in network trough samba.

The kodi did not see my shared files anymore.

Please, help me solve this

Ty
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(2017-08-16 02:26)mvlc Wrote:  Hi everybody

I need a little help here.
I just had a version of kodi working fine here (krypton 17.3) and I
just download this today version ( and others too ..11, 12th ).

In all, I lost access to my files in network trough samba.

The kodi did not see my shared files anymore.

Please, help me solve this

Ty

If you mean you've lost access to files shared by the LibreELEC Samba server, then if you're using a custom Samba config you'll need to fix it: https://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid...pid2599284

If your files are on a different Samba server try adjusting the Samba max protocol in System > Settings > Services > SMB Client > Maximum protocol version (needs Advanced/Expert level settings) as your server may be buggy and unable to support the latest protocols reliably.

Also be aware that anonymous access to Samba shares no longer works so use always use a username/password. Also, network browsing no longer works when SMB1 is disabled.

If none of the above helps you'll need to provide more details about your network in particular your Samba server (make, model, Samba version, what SMB protocols are enabled).

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(This post was last modified: 2017-08-16 11:54 by Milhouse.)
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Thanks Milhouse,
now i'm able to make changes with WinSCP from my office...
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