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TOPIC: [Beta] OpenELEC 6.0 Beta 1 released

[Beta] OpenELEC 6.0 Beta 1 released 2 years 6 months ago #1

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The OpenELEC team is proud to announce its 1st Beta of OpenELEC 6.0. Internally this will be known by the less-catchy name OpenELEC 5.95.1.

The OpenELEC 5.95 release series are test releases (beta) for OpenELEC-6.0.
OpenELEC-6.0 will be the next stable release, which is a feature release and the successor of OpenELEC-5.0.

The most visible change is the update from Kodi-14.2 Helix to Kodi-15.0 Isengard (beta 1). Beginning with Kodi-15 most audio encoder, audio decoder, PVR and visualisation addons are no longer included in our base OS, but they are available via Kodi's addon manager and must be installed from there, if needed. Our own PVR backends such as VDR and TVHeadend will install needed dependencies automatically. Other than that, please refer to http://kodi.tv/kodi-15-0-isengard-beta-1/ to see all the changes in Kodi-15.

Our OS is updated to latest ffmpeg (2.6), Mesa (10.5), Kernel 4.0 (except iMX6 / WeTek_Play platform), systemd (219), Binutils (2.25), Glibc (2.21), libressl (2.1.6) and LLVM-3.6. Also we updated the whole OS with recent releases of all packages and we added support for Xorg's new input driver system based on libinput and updated many Xorg libs and GPU drivers to more modern releases.

We now officially support WeTek'sWeTek Play devices with a build that can be installed to the internal NAND or as a dual boot system together with WeTek's Android version on SDCard. Our iMX6 build supports now all Solidrun CuBox-i/TV devices, Solidrun Hummingboard and OSMC's Vero (but we recommend that you use at least Solidrun CuBox-i2eX / Hummingboard-i2eX or better).

Because we are now using NVidia's latest stable GPU drivers, older ION-based systems are no longer supported via our Generic build. To continue support of older NVidia-based hardware, we introduced a new build called "NVidia_Legacy" which must be used on such hardware. Be aware NVidia will drop support for this device in the next few years.

YOU ARE STRONGLY ADVISED TO MAKE A FULL BACKUP before performing a manual update and perform a “Reset System Settings to defaults (Soft Reset)” after the update if you update directly from OpenELEC-5.0 or earlier.

Please note that many addons and skins remain to be ported by their developers. This is out of our control and until this happens, they will either not work or be marked as broken by Kodi. If an addon or skin is essential to you, please confirm with its developer prior to upgrade if it is compatible with Kodi (Isengard).

If you want to support us, you can buy your own RaspberryPi-2 at ThePiHut by using this link.
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Supported Platform Changes

  • [Dropped] Generic 32bit (i386) builds

We dropped our Generic 32bit (i386) build. There are not many more devices which are used with OpenELEC. This mainly affects users with one of the first NVidia ION devices. Most users running this build are able to switch to our 64bit build (x86_64) because the hardware supports this. Please refer to our Wiki for instructions for migrating a 32bit build to 64bit or use our forum to get support.
Users with 32bit hardware can use our 5.0 releases. If they want to buy new hardware, we recommend switching to a RaspberryPi 2 or WeTek-Play

  • [CHANGED] Generic 64bit (x86_64) builds

The Generic x86_64 build contains now the latest NVidia GPU drivers, which drops support for older NVidia GPU hardware. A list of supported Graphic hardware you can find at http://www.geforce.com/drivers/results/83686.

  • [NEW] NVidia_Legacy 64bit (x86_64) build

Due to the drop of older NVidia Hardware in our Generic 64bit build, we provide a legacy build with legacy NVidia drivers. This build contains only NVidia Graphic drivers (no Intel/AMD GPU hardware is supported). A list of supported Graphic hardware can be found at http://www.geforce.com/drivers/results/80134. Please update to this build from Generic build if you have this hardware. Be aware that NVidia will drop support for these devices in the next few years.

  • [NEW] WeTek_Play ARM build

WeTek offers a new dimension of technology, innovative products and solutions with the best support. Wetek is a company dedicated to designing and manufacturing products, which will satisfy all customer needs (in the sector of Home entertainment) and contribute to a better quality life for clients.

Starting with OpenELEC-6.0 we officially support Wetek's WeTek Play ARM devices. WeTek Play is a unique TV box. With Android and/or OpenELEC, WeTek gives your TV the full potential of Internet. Certified by Google, WeTek gives you access to thousands of Android applications through Google Play. WeTek Play includes Plug and Play DVB Tuners for Satellite (Twin Tuner), Cable, Terrestrial and ATSC (depending on the model) and you have a unique experience of DVB and Multimedia in one small device.

For more information about WeTek, visit http://www.wetek.com or Wetek's shop at https://wetek.com/product/wetek-play

Specification

Processor (CPU) AMLogic AML-8726 MX (1.5 GHz Dual Core)
GPU Mali MP400 (Dual Core)
RAM Memory 1GB DDR III
Flash memory 4GB NAND
Tuners*

Plug & Play:

  • no Tuner
  • 2xDVB-S2 (satellite)
  • DVB-T/T2/C (cable/terrestrial)
  • ATSC (over-the-air)
  • ISDB-T (terrestrial)

*can be purchased separately

Wireless LAN 802.11 B/G/N
Bluetooth 4.0
Ethernet 10/100 Mbit
MicroSD 1x
USB 5 (3 external, 2 internal)
SPDIF 1x
Serial Debug Yes external
A/V Output 1x
HDMI 1x
Power socket DC In
LED 3x (power, LAN, WiFi)
IR Yes
RF With motion RCU

Help Supporting OpenELEC

If you would like to contribute to the OpenELEC project, there are lots of ways you can help. We are always looking for people to help with documentation, testing and reporting bugs. If you enjoy using OpenELEC and would like to make a donation to support the project, you can do this using PayPal. Donating is easy and takes only a few minutes, and you do not need a PayPal account to make a donation. We can also accept donations by other means (bitcoin, flattr, etc…). You can find out more about donating here.

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How To Upgrade To OpenELEC 6.0 Release

If you are going to update from one of our older releases, we STRONGLY advise that you make a backup of your XBMC data and do a manual update. You can use our OpenELEC Settings addon if you are using OpenELEC-3.2 or later to backup your data. For more details, please visit http://wiki.openelec.tv/index.php?title=Updating_OpenELEC.

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Testing and Reporting

There has been many months of development and testing in the run-up to this releases, but like any major update there are a lot of changes. Unfortunately, we are unable to test every scenario on all hardware, so it’s possible you might pick up on an issue we may have missed (this is why we do beta tests). We would like anyone brave enough to test this release and report issues that they find either with OpenELEC or Kodi.

Thank You!

We would like to thank our users, team members and partners for testing, reporting and fixing issues, creating how-to documents, developing new features, and their donations of hardware and funds to the project. We appreciate your continued support, without it we would not be able to continue.

Questions & Feedback

If you have any questions about OpenELEC, sponsoring the project, or think you might be able to offer another service that will be useful to us, then please drop me an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. There is always someone that is able to answer your questions in the #openelec irc on freenode.

You can find the new release of OpenELEC 5.95.1 on the downloads page

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[Beta] OpenELEC 6.0 Beta 1 released 2 years 6 months ago #2

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The Link to Wetek Play at "[Dropped] Generic 32bit (i386) builds" is incorrect and link to the RPI2.

Thanks for the Release!
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[Beta] OpenELEC 6.0 Beta 1 released 2 years 6 months ago #3

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fixed, thanks much
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[Beta] OpenELEC 6.0 Beta 1 released 2 years 6 months ago #4

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Wow... Just updated and my MCE remote stopped working properly. "Ok", "Stop" and "Back" button don't work at all. Backup before updating folks!
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[Beta] OpenELEC 6.0 Beta 1 released 2 years 6 months ago #5

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lysin wrote:
Wow... Just updated and my MCE remote stopped working properly. "Ok", "Stop" and "Back" button don't work at all. Backup before updating folks!

tell us which remote, what you get if you run "irw" via ssh and pressing this buttons? whats your "cat /proc/bus/input/devices" output?
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[Beta] OpenELEC 6.0 Beta 1 released 2 years 6 months ago #6

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sraue wrote:
lysin wrote:
Wow... Just updated and my MCE remote stopped working properly. "Ok", "Stop" and "Back" button don't work at all. Backup before updating folks!

tell us which remote, what you get if you run "irw" via ssh and pressing this buttons? whats your "cat /proc/bus/input/devices" output?

My remote is the VCR-1100 (aka Hama MCE Remote 52451 ).

irw is giving the same output as before:
80 0 KEY_STOP devinput
80 0 KEY_STOP_UP devinput
cf 0 KEY_PLAY devinput
cf 0 KEY_PLAY_UP devinput
e 0 KEY_BACKSPACE devinput
e 0 KEY_BACKSPACE_UP devinput
1 0 KEY_ESC devinput
1 0 KEY_ESC_UP devinput
3e 0 KEY_F4 devinput
3e 0 KEY_F4_UP devinput
1c 0 KEY_ENTER devinput
1c 0 KEY_ENTER_UP devinput

and this is the output from "cat /proc/bus/input/devices" :

Warning: Spoiler! [ Click to expand ]


Thanks for the help :)
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[Beta] OpenELEC 6.0 Beta 1 released 2 years 6 months ago #7

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Is there a .tar for updating previous 5.0.8 Wetek's nand installation?
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Re:[Beta] OpenELEC 6.0 Beta 1 released 2 years 6 months ago #8

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I have sone issue with my remote : the 'ok' button dosn't work with this build. No problem with 5.0.8


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[Beta] OpenELEC 6.0 Beta 1 released 2 years 6 months ago #9

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I've tried rolling back to the previous version using the backup I just created and it's no go.
Still at 15 beta 1 after rebooting...

EDIT: Downloading OE 5.0.8 and downgrading to that version (including the kernel version) fixed the remote problem.

I really hope this gets a fix soon.

Cheers
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Re:[Beta] OpenELEC 6.0 Beta 1 released 2 years 6 months ago #10

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Xtreamer Users have to use the Nvidia_Legacy Builds.
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[Beta] OpenELEC 6.0 Beta 1 released 2 years 6 months ago #11

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Everything ok on my HTPC. Thanks.
Intel NUC D54250WYB in Tranquil Abel H2 Chassis, 40PFL9704, 2x2TB NAS mybook live & mybook live duo , Logitech Harmony One+, DENON AVR-X-2000, Bose Acoustimass 10
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Re:Re : Re:[Beta] OpenELEC 6.0 Beta 1 released 2 years 6 months ago #12

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datafreak wrote:
Xtreamer Users have to use the Nvidia_Legacy Builds.
Why do you say this ?
I'm using OE6 Generic for weeks on my Ultra2 without problem.
Xtreamer Ultra 2 with OE 6.0 - Synology DS212+ NAS 6TB
Panasonic DMP-BD65 bluray - DVDO Edge scaler
Yamaha RX-V1800 AVR - Kef KHT3005SE 5.1 speakers
Optoma HD87 projector - Exclusiv-Home 2.8m 16:9 screen
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[Beta] OpenELEC 6.0 Beta 1 released 2 years 6 months ago #13

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Hello i have just install this beta in my intel nuc, same probleme with remote (i use logitech Harmony touch, with a IR modul) "Ok", "Stop" "Info" and "Back" button don't work.
In 5.0.8 work perfectly. i downgrad.
I have also seen another bug on the PVR I have a microphone micro-mute all 1 minute and in all channels. (Problem are present in my 2 device) all its ok in 5.0.8 :) many thank for your hard work
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Re:[Beta] OpenELEC 6.0 Beta 1 released 2 years 6 months ago #14

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Hello!
Same here Hama remote not working. I tried the test build guessing the first beta will fix this. Back to 5.0.8.
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Re:Re : Re:[Beta] OpenELEC 6.0 Beta 1 released 2 years 6 months ago #15

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incubus wrote:
datafreak wrote:
Xtreamer Users have to use the Nvidia_Legacy Builds.
Why do you say this ?
I'm using OE6 Generic for weeks on my Ultra2 without problem.
Because there are different versions of Xtreamer hardware.

The orginal Ultra series 1 (ION) is using a different GPU than in Ultra2, same as in the ION1 and ION2 series in general. Also, some ION-based nettops have 32-bit only hardware, others have 64-bit hardware.

A slight specification in the news article is perhaps in order.
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