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TOPIC: [Beta] OpenELEC 7.0 beta 3 released

[Beta] OpenELEC 7.0 beta 3 released 1 year 4 months ago #1

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The OpenELEC 7.0 Beta 3 (internal version 6.95.3) release has been published. Users running OpenELEC 6.95.1 or later with auto-update enabled will be prompted on-screen to reboot and apply the update once it has been downloaded and enabled in some hours. Users running older OpenELEC releases or with auto-update disabled will need to manually update. If you would like to update from an older OpenELEC release please read update instructions/advice on the Wiki before updating. Manual update files can be obtained from the downloads page.

OpenELEC 7.0 Beta 3 is a feature release. The main changes are:

  • Platform changes:
    • New Platform WeTek Core supported with a own Build
      WeTek Core is the best Android TV box you can have to watch IPTV, Movies and TV Shows while you relax on your sofa.
      With an AMLogic S812-H, 2GHz Quad-core processor, 4K Support and 8-bit H265, this box will give you all entertainment you are looking for.
    • Merged Nvidia_Legacy build to Generic build.
      Users who used the Nvidia_Legacy build now have to use our Generic build.
  • Core OS updates and changes (old version in brackets):
    • ALSA updated to 1.1 (1.0.29)
    • Binutils updated to 2.26 (2.25)
    • GCC updated to 5.3 (4.9)
    • glibc updated to 2.23 (2.22)
    • Python updated to 2.7.11 (2.7.3)
    • LLVM updated to 2.8 (2.6)
    • Linux kernel updated to 4.4 (4.1)
    • Mesa updated to 11.2rc (11.0)
    • ffmpeg updated to 2.8 (2.6)
    • libva updated to 1.7 (1.6)
    • connman updated to 1.31 (1.23)
    • libnfs updated to 1.10 (1.9)
    • libressl updated to 2.2 (2.1)
    • systemd updated to 229 (219)
    • xorg-server updated to 1.18 (1.17)
  • Driver and firmware updates and changes:
    • updated WLAN drivers and firmware
    • added new AMDGPU driver for new AMD Graphic cards
    • updated Intel Graphic driver
    • merged Nvidia with Nvidia legacy driver to support old and new Graphic cards with one build.
  • Kodi updates and changes (old version in brackets)
    • Kodi updated to 16.1 final (15)
  • New features
    • Bluetooth Audio support (see below)
    • OpenVPN reincluded

Changes since OpenELEC-6.95.2 (Beta 2)

  • update to bcm2835-firmware-611d798
  • update to libsndfile-1.0.26
  • update to libdrm-2.4.68
  • update to fuse-2.9.6
  • update to OpenELEC-settings-0.6.13
  • update to kodi-16.1 (final)
  • update to bluez-5.39
  • update to libinput-1.2.4
  • update to util-linux-2.28
  • update to mesa-11.2.1
  • update to ccache-3.2.5
  • update to sqlite-autoconf-3120200
  • update to linux-4.4.8
  • update to misc-firmware-0582042
  • update to cpu-firmware-0920a7f
  • update to xf86-video-ati-7.7.0
  • update to xf86-video-amdgpu-1.1.0
  • update to xf86-input-libinput-0.18.0
  • update radeon and amdgpu firmwares
  • projects/RPi*/patches/linux: update RPi* support patches
  • kodi: use save settings patch for all projects
  • libva: enable EGL support
  • eventlircd: add support for 2252:1037 receivers
  • mesa: enable DRI3 support
  • linux: add new and update GPU firmwares
  • brcmfmac_sdio-firmware-aml: Fix built-in bluetooth on WeTek Core
  • add package 'mt7610u'

To view a complete list of GitHub changes since 6.95.1 click here: https://github.com/OpenELEC/OpenELEC.tv/compare/6.95.2...6.95.3

 

Enable and use Bluetooth Audio support

  • Enable Bluetooth support via OpenELECs settings addon
  • connect your Bluetooth Audio hardware via OpenELEC settings addon
  • change your Audio device to PULSE: Default, Bluetooth Audio (PULSEAUDIO)
  • disable passthrough in Kodis Audio settings

 

Kodi 16 support

OpenELEC 7.0 release contain a Kodi major version bump. If you are updating from OpenELEC 6.0 or earlier we strongly recommend you perform a full backup before performing a manual update. If you experience issues please perform a soft-reset to clear OpenELEC and Kodi settings.

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Receiving IPTV channels is good, but broadcasting DVB channels with only one box, is great. WeTek OpenELEC is available with 3 different tuners, depending on your location and signal type (satellite, cable, terrestrial) you may opt for different tuners (DVB-S2, DVB-C/T/T2 and ATSC).

You may use a HDMI or an AV cable to connect the box, this guarantee that it can be used not only with modern TV but also with older one. This is the easiest way to enjoy Kodi environment on your TV.

This new device is already available on our website and includes 24 months guarantee and free express delivery. This is a limited edition reserved for OpenELEC fans, so access our OpenELEC webshop and don't wait to get your own.

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 7.0 beta 3 (6.95.3) 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 7.0 beta 3 (6.95.3) on the downloads page

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[Beta] OpenELEC 7.0 beta 3 released 1 year 4 months ago #2

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Happy testing :-)
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[Beta] OpenELEC 7.0 beta 3 released 1 year 4 months ago #3

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Will the Wetek Core be in the Shop anytime soon? Meanwhile testing the imx6 built on a Cubox :)
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[Beta] OpenELEC 7.0 beta 3 released 1 year 4 months ago #4

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Hello

Bluetooth does not work well with my headphones Sennheiser Momentum 2.0 and the raspberry pi 3
There is a big difference from the video, especially if I digress a bit :(
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Re:[Beta] OpenELEC 7.0 beta 3 released 1 year 4 months ago #5

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Everything (including Bluetooth) is working great with my RPi2.
Thanks for this great release.
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[Beta] OpenELEC 7.0 beta 3 released 1 year 4 months ago #6

Thank you so much for this release.
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[Beta] OpenELEC 7.0 beta 3 released 1 year 4 months ago #7

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What is OpenVPN?
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[Beta] OpenELEC 7.0 beta 3 released 1 year 4 months ago #8

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It lets people in one country route their internet connection through another.

It's commonly used so that you can watch catch-up TV services that are locked out for certain countries.

For example, it allow an English person on holiday in the US to watch the BBC iPlayer by sending their internet signal through a server in the UK.
Openelec Generic 4.0.6, Zotac zBox AD02.
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[Beta] OpenELEC 7.0 beta 3 released 1 year 4 months ago #9

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Does Boblight run OK on their build?
Openelec Generic 4.0.6, Zotac zBox AD02.
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[Beta] OpenELEC 7.0 beta 3 released 1 year 4 months ago #10

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New features
OpenVPN reincluded

I can't find it.
Please some walkthrough.
Tnx.
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[Beta] OpenELEC 7.0 beta 3 released 1 year 4 months ago #11

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The Menu-key doesn't activate the home screen since OE 7.0.
I have to add <menu>XBMC.ActivateWindow(Home)</menu> to the keymap to get it working.
Hardware: Raspberry Pi 2
Last Edit: 1 year 4 months ago by Niceplay.
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[Beta] OpenELEC 7.0 beta 3 released 1 year 4 months ago #12

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Niceplay wrote:
The Menu-key doesn't activate the home screen since OE 7.0.
I have to add <menu>XBMC.ActivateWindow(Home)</menu> to the keymap to get it working.
Hardware: Raspberry Pi 2

Quite a useless report without knowing which remote, and which IR receiver (or bluetooth) etc.
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[Beta] OpenELEC 7.0 beta 3 released 1 year 4 months ago #13

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Got "Rainbow Screen" elinux.org/R-Pi_Troubleshooting#Coloured_splash_screen on RPi update from OE 7 beta 2. Any clues?
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[Beta] OpenELEC 7.0 beta 3 released 1 year 4 months ago #14

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I got exactly the same thing. Working perfectly fine before the update.

Please help
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[Beta] OpenELEC 7.0 beta 3 released 1 year 4 months ago #15

Does it fix the issue of displaying subititle as I submitted in beta 2 topic? can anyone check it? Thanks
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