[RC] OpenELEC 5.0 RC 2 released

09 Dec 2014

The OpenELEC team is proud to announce its 2nd Release Candidate of OpenELEC 5.0.
Internally this will be known by the less-catchy name OpenELEC 4.97.2.

The OpenELEC 4.97 release series are test releases (release candidates) for OpenELEC-5.0.
OpenELEC-5.0 will be the next stable release, which is a feature release and the successor of OpenELEC-4.2.

The headline change is the big switch from XBMC to Kodi branding. Both project teams have conducted a major find/replace but if you spot residual mentions of XBMC anywhere please let us know. The name change affects more than the GUI; all references in code have been changed and in the OpenELEC filesystem /storage/.xbmc will be recreated as a symlink to /storage/.kodi to ensure hardcoded paths in addons or scripts continue to work. For information on Kodi 14 you can find on http://kodi.tv/kodi-14-0-helix-beta-1-springs-forward/ .

Due to the potential for typo-bugs and breakage from Kodi renaming 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.

Read more...


Posted: 15 hours 38 minutes ago by popcornmix #125518
popcornmix's Avatar
karel1 wrote:
Via Recently Added or by clicking on the tile / picture of the movie on the main screen.

Keep an eye on this
Posted: 1 day 3 hours ago by menakite #125498
menakite's Avatar
That is a known bug and a fix has been proposed already. It probably will be in next OpenELEC RC.
Posted: 1 day 7 hours ago by karel1 #125483
karel1's Avatar
Via Recently Added or by clicking on the tile / picture of the movie on the main screen.
Posted: 1 day 8 hours ago by menakite #125480
menakite's Avatar
karel1 wrote:
On my RPi Resume and Watch Points are not saved. Either the movie starts at the beginning again or resume starts where the last Beta left it.
Here is the log file: sprunge.us/PeJc ;) BTW RC1 has the same bug.
Are you playing these video via "Recently added" or via the video library?
Posted: 1 day 8 hours ago by anon99 #125479
anon99's Avatar
Partly answered my own Q.
system->addons->search "tvheadend", found tvheadend hts service, installed...
Ran userhdhome run, needed kernel driver, modprobe dvb_hdhomerun(its changed).
[Not sure ehere this came from..]
Now tvheadend sees the adapters/tuners. But doesnt seem to find any mux's.
Reports adapters as *atsc* so maybe a config thing [need dvb-c].
Posted: 1 day 13 hours ago by Jelínek #125459
Jelínek's Avatar
Now must waiting for new Openelec 5.0 RC3 ( Vaapi on/Off = to same problems with Live Tv . 10 min and OE Freeze
Posted: 2 days 4 hours ago by martyz #125437
martyz's Avatar
GoodOmens wrote:
martyz wrote:
Ok guys, I'm back from testing. I know that you might say I'm comparing pears and apples, but this was best I could do right now.
I tested kodi on clean Kodi Development Build - Kodi 14.0 “Helix” – RC 3 from here, just turned off RSS, turned debug on and tested both files - h265 and divx. Both smooth. Pastebin here: pastebin kodibuntu
Then I tested same files on OE 4.97.2 after factory reset, just turned off RSS, turned on debug and had a lot of skips and drops. Pastebin here: pastebin openelec
What is the next step I can contribute with?

Take care and thx for any help.

P.S. My intention was to install kodi from repo on ubuntu 14.10 live, because my environment is just home server with nfs and tftpd and htpc with OE usb drive and netboot... I ended up in dependency hell, then I downloaded koi from github (~700MB) and gave up compiling, because it might take significant time with uncertain result on ubuntu live. Then I decided to try kodibuntu, put it into tftpd and here we go.

If you are not watching live tv I'd turn off Prefer VAAPI render in settings. (System-->Settings-->Videos-->Acceleration: Prefer VAAPI Renderer:Not Selected)

I believe that bug has been fixed in development and not pushed to a release.

Thank you for a hint, but I tried every combination in Acceleration section and had no smooth results... And I am watching live tv sometimes, if watching dream box through PVR counts. I have to turn on deinterlacing for this and I have strange behaviour here also - dream box runs out of memory when accessed by OE. But this doesn't bother me like those skips and drops...
By the way - kodibuntu (live) plays without hiccups, but doesn't accept my remote, while OE does. I'm in cursed circle :-)
Posted: 3 days 3 hours ago by anon99 #125335
anon99's Avatar
RPi 4.97.2 (5.0 rc2) downloaded/installed yesterday I enabled tvheadend and it appeared to work.
I couldnt browser to it at ip:9981 so I looked around and I cant see
any "tvheadend" files ?. From the git repo there should be a .start (etc):-
ExecStart=/bin/sh -c "exec sh /storage/.kodi/addons/service.multimedia.tvheadend/bin/tvheadend.start"

find / -iname '*tvheadend*' returns nothing obvious.

Am I missing something? Is it "known" , can I somehow reinstall?.

Also I see there are *hdhomerun*.ko drivers and the config , but no apparently obvious way
of loading/configuring. [I can make modprobe etc, work, in the past there was an addon
that did all that, has it changed?].
Thanks...
Posted: 3 days 10 hours ago by GoodOmens #125312
GoodOmens's Avatar
martyz wrote:
Ok guys, I'm back from testing. I know that you might say I'm comparing pears and apples, but this was best I could do right now.
I tested kodi on clean Kodi Development Build - Kodi 14.0 “Helix” – RC 3 from here, just turned off RSS, turned debug on and tested both files - h265 and divx. Both smooth. Pastebin here: pastebin kodibuntu
Then I tested same files on OE 4.97.2 after factory reset, just turned off RSS, turned on debug and had a lot of skips and drops. Pastebin here: pastebin openelec
What is the next step I can contribute with?

Take care and thx for any help.

P.S. My intention was to install kodi from repo on ubuntu 14.10 live, because my environment is just home server with nfs and tftpd and htpc with OE usb drive and netboot... I ended up in dependency hell, then I downloaded koi from github (~700MB) and gave up compiling, because it might take significant time with uncertain result on ubuntu live. Then I decided to try kodibuntu, put it into tftpd and here we go.

If you are not watching live tv I'd turn off Prefer VAAPI render in settings. (System-->Settings-->Videos-->Acceleration: Prefer VAAPI Renderer:Not Selected)

I believe that bug has been fixed in development and not pushed to a release.
Posted: 4 days 3 hours ago by martyz #125253
martyz's Avatar
Ok guys, I'm back from testing. I know that you might say I'm comparing pears and apples, but this was best I could do right now.
I tested kodi on clean Kodi Development Build - Kodi 14.0 “Helix” – RC 3 from here, just turned off RSS, turned debug on and tested both files - h265 and divx. Both smooth. Pastebin here: pastebin kodibuntu
Then I tested same files on OE 4.97.2 after factory reset, just turned off RSS, turned on debug and had a lot of skips and drops. Pastebin here: pastebin openelec
What is the next step I can contribute with?

Take care and thx for any help.

P.S. My intention was to install kodi from repo on ubuntu 14.10 live, because my environment is just home server with nfs and tftpd and htpc with OE usb drive and netboot... I ended up in dependency hell, then I downloaded koi from github (~700MB) and gave up compiling, because it might take significant time with uncertain result on ubuntu live. Then I decided to try kodibuntu, put it into tftpd and here we go.
Posted: 4 days 5 hours ago by Nick #125247
Nick's Avatar
meikelmoeller wrote:
Same problem as other RC or beta releases. While watching Live-TV from my VDR server the system (Asrock Q1900DC) stops. No ping, no SSH only reboot.
Here the log after reboot "kodi.old.log": sprunge.us/Igah

I go back to OE4.2.1 because the system has no WAF. It is my 5th try with Kodi and every one fails.

OE4.2.1 runs nearly perfect.
Hello Meikelmoeller!

After clean install I still don't get any log.

But the same issue...

Total System hang
Nothing happens no respond
No SSH
No Web interface (tvheadend or Kodi)

Only power off helps

By now OE 5 RC2 is running great but ONLY by using a NV GT730 (VDPAU) instead of intel onboard video. Deinterlacing is way better but I need the PCIe slot for HW Raid card. The better deinterlacing by the NV card isn't worth +20Watt of power draw.

I'm also downgrading to OE4.2.1 for now.

Regards
Nick
Posted: 4 days 5 hours ago by Nick #125246
Nick's Avatar
Jelínek wrote:
meikelmoeller wrote:
Same problem as other RC or beta releases. While watching Live-TV from my VDR server the system (Asrock Q1900DC) stops. No ping, no SSH only reboot.
Here the log after reboot "kodi.old.log": sprunge.us/Igah

I go back to OE4.2.1 because the system has no WAF. It is my 5th try with Kodi and every one fails.

OE4.2.1 runs nearly perfect.

Yes , I have to same problems (Asrock Q2900)
+1

Asrock Q1900
4GB RAM
2xDVBSky S952 Dual

Regards
Nick
Posted: 4 days 6 hours ago by popcornmix #125245
popcornmix's Avatar
risingevil wrote:
I'm running OE on a Raspberry Pi B with HDMI through a receiver to my TV. Occasionally, my TV will just turn on by itself, presumably through the HDMI controls. Has anyone experienced this? My best guess would be that OE crashed, and the TV was turned on as a result as OE is rebooted. But as I have no way to reproduce this reliably, I am not sure as to how to provide a log that will include the problem that I am suspecting. My apologies, but I'm still new to providing logs on Kodi in general.

I am also suspicious of the Suspend power option. A few of the automatic turning on of the TV comes shortly after I put OE into Suspension mode for the night. Although, to be honest, I'm not quite sure as to what the function of Suspend is? Does it just stop outputting video and sound, or does it only keep server services like UPnP or AirPlay running?

In the meantime, will try to find a way to reproduce the problem to get a log to you you guys.

I think there is an issue with the"virtual" suspend code waking up spuriously in current RC. This feature won't be present in the final release,
If you never suspend, do you still have the HDMI turning on issue?

If so, then try disabling CEC options in settings/system/input/peripherals/cec.
Posted: 4 days 7 hours ago by Jelínek #125235
Jelínek's Avatar
meikelmoeller wrote:
Same problem as other RC or beta releases. While watching Live-TV from my VDR server the system (Asrock Q1900DC) stops. No ping, no SSH only reboot.
Here the log after reboot "kodi.old.log": sprunge.us/Igah

I go back to OE4.2.1 because the system has no WAF. It is my 5th try with Kodi and every one fails.

OE4.2.1 runs nearly perfect.

Yes , I have to same problems (Asrock Q2900)
Posted: 4 days 9 hours ago by Brujo #125231
Brujo's Avatar
Good day Openelec Stuff,
in general the RC runs very well exept two issues which might be allready reported

1. System completely freeze (after ~10 minutes) when playing 1080p mkv from USB Drive when in Settings VAAPI is enabled (with VAAPI disabled no system freeze). I can reproduce it as often I like. I have to hard switch off. Therefore I enabled debug run the movie until the System stoped and I rebooted it and pastebin the kodi.old.log: sprunge.us/MiOC

If helpfull I can paste the mediainfo of the mkv too.

2. starting with RC2 (not with the betas) randomly/rarely 1 of my 3 USB Drives istnt mounted, mostly different combination. I switchted back to 4.2.1 for double check and did several reboot and always all 3 USb Drives are mounted. Also I recogniced with previous Versions there was alway after starting at "down right corner" a message that USB devices are mounted - this seems to be not the case anymore with RC2. I dont know if the dmesg will help, but I add it too. sprunge.us/TAJV

If you have further Questions I am glad to check it out and do more tests - System I use see signature

kind regards
Brujo
Posted: 4 days 10 hours ago by risingevil #125226
risingevil's Avatar
hi

New to OpenELEC, but have been using Kodi for a few months.

I'm running OE on a Raspberry Pi B with HDMI through a receiver to my TV. Occasionally, my TV will just turn on by itself, presumably through the HDMI controls. Has anyone experienced this? My best guess would be that OE crashed, and the TV was turned on as a result as OE is rebooted. But as I have no way to reproduce this reliably, I am not sure as to how to provide a log that will include the problem that I am suspecting. My apologies, but I'm still new to providing logs on Kodi in general.

I am also suspicious of the Suspend power option. A few of the automatic turning on of the TV comes shortly after I put OE into Suspension mode for the night. Although, to be honest, I'm not quite sure as to what the function of Suspend is? Does it just stop outputting video and sound, or does it only keep server services like UPnP or AirPlay running?

In the meantime, will try to find a way to reproduce the problem to get a log to you you guys.
Posted: 4 days 14 hours ago by meikelmoeller #125196
meikelmoeller's Avatar
Same problem as other RC or beta releases. While watching Live-TV from my VDR server the system (Asrock Q1900DC) stops. No ping, no SSH only reboot.
Here the log after reboot "kodi.old.log": sprunge.us/Igah

I go back to OE4.2.1 because the system has no WAF. It is my 5th try with Kodi and every one fails.

OE4.2.1 runs nearly perfect.
Posted: 4 days 15 hours ago by karel1 #125194
karel1's Avatar
On my RPi Resume and Watch Points are not saved. Either the movie starts at the beginning again or resume starts where the last Beta left it.
Here is the log file: sprunge.us/PeJc ;) BTW RC1 has the same bug.
Posted: 4 days 15 hours ago by popcornmix #125192
popcornmix's Avatar
martyz wrote:
EDIT: I forgot to mention that friend of mine tried OE 5.0 beta 4 on same files (xvid/divx) with even worse results on RaspPI. So it is not probably HW related and would be better for me to be able play xvid/divx again than convert all those to h265 (which can take ages) and then wait for fix of h265 issues. Second reason why I want to go h265 way (if I have to recompress) is more free space.

Post a sample file. xvid/divx files play well for me (on Pi), but there may be something different in your files.
Posted: 4 days 16 hours ago by klojum #125186
klojum's Avatar
karel1 wrote:
On my RPi Resume and Watch Points are not saved. Either the movie starts at the beginning again or resume starts where the previous Rel Candidate left it. I have checked with Google and on a XDA / Android forum this is also reported. So this is probably a Kodi issue and not OpenElec, but a bug just the same.

Thanks.
That's it? No debug log, no dmesg listing, and also because others say so too..?
I guess we'll just have to pick up our magic wands again.
Posted: 4 days 17 hours ago by karel1 #125185
karel1's Avatar
On my RPi Resume and Watch Points are not saved. Either the movie starts at the beginning again or resume starts where the previous Rel Candidate left it. I have checked with Google and on a XDA / Android forum this is also reported. So this is probably a Kodi issue and not OpenElec, but a bug just the same.

Thanks.
Posted: 4 days 18 hours ago by martyz #125183
martyz's Avatar
I wouldn't be bothering you guys with this if I had same behaviour in 4.2.1 release, but I have skips only in 5.0 betas and RCs (h265 also smooth on 4.2.1). But like Nickr says - it will be probably more kodi issue then OE (I have at the beginning of debug log row NOTICE: WARNING: unsupported ffmpeg version detected, if it is relevant). I will make working kodi in ubuntu 14.10 on same HW and if there will be same behaviour -> kodi forum, if no issues, I'll be back here :-)
Thanx anyway.

EDIT: I forgot to mention that friend of mine tried OE 5.0 beta 4 on same files (xvid/divx) with even worse results on RaspPI. So it is not probably HW related and would be better for me to be able play xvid/divx again than convert all those to h265 (which can take ages) and then wait for fix of h265 issues. Second reason why I want to go h265 way (if I have to recompress) is more free space.
Posted: 5 days 2 hours ago by chewitt #125174
chewitt's Avatar
martyz wrote:
so I gave up and started recoding my ancient library to h265 (because I believe that OE is modern distro and will support h265 for a long time B) ) After 3 days of encoding I decided to test results and I cannot explain my feelings when I saw drops and skips even in h265! I tested those on 4.2.1 stable and had no issues. Could you fix that for me pls?

99% of HTPC platforms support native H.264 decoding (even lowly pi units) but nothing currently supports native H.265 decoding so it will be software decoded on the CPU and if your CPU is not up to this intensive task you will see skips. It may be the latest whizzy compression method and probably is the future, but until accelerated hardware comes along H.264 will be the optimum format for most users. H.265 support is also comparatively new (see kodi.wiki/view/HEVC) so it's reasonable for there to be some upstream wrinkles that need to be ironed out.
Posted: 5 days 3 hours ago by nickr #125169
nickr's Avatar
martyz wrote:
I know how it sounds, but you have no idea how frustrated I'm since OE 5beta1.. backup, upgrade, reset, check, swore, downgrade, restore and again. And how many options tried during "check phase"... After happy years on pre 5 I'm close to leave, and I don't want to get used to something new just because someone decides to stop support some codecs. So sorry for sharp tone, desperate time - desperate manners...

I don't think any codec support has been dropped. OpenELEC just uses XBMC/KODI. Yes it makes some tweaks, but it is largely KODI from their github.

Maybe you will get more support for your particular (and quite peculiar IME) problem on the kodi forums.
Posted: 5 days 4 hours ago by Warez #125168
Warez's Avatar
Warez wrote:
som black sreens on the RTLxl Addon:
Log files: www26.zippyshare.com/v/92805265/file.html
No picture.. just sound for 10 sec. and freeze!
Running Helix RC3 on the Pi B+

OMXPlayer off its oke now!!! Dont know why but its works...
And the picture quality is outstanding now... :)

[RC] OpenELEC 5.0 RC 1 released

02 Dec 2014

The OpenELEC team is proud to announce its 1st Release Candidate of OpenELEC 5.0.
Internally this will be known by the less-catchy name OpenELEC 4.97.1.

The OpenELEC 4.97 release series are test releases (release candidates) for OpenELEC-5.0.
OpenELEC-5.0 will be the next stable release, which is a feature release and the successor of OpenELEC-4.2.

The headline change is the big switch from XBMC to Kodi branding. Both project teams have conducted a major find/replace but if you spot residual mentions of XBMC anywhere please let us know. The name change affects more than the GUI; all references in code have been changed and in the OpenELEC filesystem /storage/.xbmc will be recreated as a symlink to /storage/.kodi to ensure hardcoded paths in addons or scripts continue to work. For information on Kodi 14 you can find on http://kodi.tv/kodi-14-0-helix-beta-1-springs-forward/ .

Due to the potential for typo-bugs and breakage from Kodi renaming 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.

Read more...


Posted: 1 week 3 days ago by tower41000 #124642
tower41000's Avatar
hey there !

i just tested it for another purpose and it seems that in the live version at least, there is no french AZERTY keyboard available in the regional settings. did i miss a thing or is it planned in the final version?
Posted: 1 week 3 days ago by sakos #124605
sakos's Avatar
It second time occured that 5.0 RC1 system suddenly restarted. Both cases happened when I unlocked my phone to check incoming message. Yatsee widget is running on my phone, however I cannot reproduce the fault intentionally yet.
The restart is not managed, no logs are stored.

Same issue was never seen on earlier 5.0 betas.
Posted: 1 week 3 days ago by Pienoet #124599
Pienoet's Avatar
I hope so
Posted: 1 week 3 days ago by GoodOmens #124598
GoodOmens's Avatar
Now that XBMC is on RC3 - is there any plan to update Openelec to the latest XBMC?
Posted: 1 week 4 days ago by sakos #124516
sakos's Avatar
Hi,

I tested all 5.0 betas and this RC seems the least stable for me. Particularly TVHeadend upgrade in RC1 caused degradations.
- opening multi EPG is slow and causes temporary freeze of live picture
- my system has suffered a spontaneous restart (no logs, sorry)
- activation of recording timer from EPG view got unreliable. It causes HTSP client restart.
Posted: 1 week 5 days ago by Nick #124447
Nick's Avatar
CvH wrote:
After reading back this topic it looks like xf86-video-intel-2.99.916 strikes again :silly:

+1
No problem with intel-2.99.911 in OE 4.2.1

Arch Forums: xf86-video-intel update to 2.99.912-1 breaks video rendering

Quotes form there:
Playing back videos causes tearing, black areas of the screen and then a hard lock-up
...
I tried removing the only non-standard option enabled for my xf86-video-intel driver (Tear-Free) and updated back to 2.99.912-1 successfully.
I can now play videos again without it completely locking up my video output and the glitches that used to be present that caused me to enable Tear-Free seem to be missing with the new driver version also.
...
I had the same issue and downgrading to 2.99.911 fixed it.

Could it be intel-2.99.916 still has the same bug?

Would be great if someone willing to offer support so I could patch the older intel video driver in the last RC to check be sure intel-2.99.916 is the root of the problem.

Regards
Nick
Posted: 1 week 5 days ago by Nick #124446
Nick's Avatar
Hello GoodOmens!

Thx for your help on this, but honestly...
Was one of the first things I tried and retried this numerous times. I used Bob cuz Bob with vaapi generates equal or more CPU load.

As I allready wrote.
Freezes/hangs also accured viewing non interlaced material and what's curious in the GUI when nothing was played back just out of the blue.

Nick
Posted: 1 week 5 days ago by GoodOmens #124403
GoodOmens's Avatar
Nick wrote:
GoodOmens wrote:
meikelmoeller wrote:
Fresh install on Asrock q1900. Watching Live-TV the system freeze...really often.
sprunge.us/UDFB

Sorry but for me absolutely unusable.

It's a intel driver bug that's not been fixed by intel.

bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=78960

Workaround: (Kodi/Linux) disable the 'Prefer VAAPI Rendering' option Settings-->Video-->Acceleration.
Thx for the information.
So it is a bug that adresses all intel gpu's...

As I wrote... I tried to dissable this option and more... nothing solved it... same freezes still happen.
So every beta and RC is unusable due to freezing...

I suggest using the same intel driver as used in 4.2.1 without vaapi deinterlacing support untill this bug is getting fixed?

Regards

Nick

This is what's recommended from XBMC who experience the intel driver bug

Since Kodi, you need to disable "Prefer VAAPI Render Method". And when
watching Live TV content choose: Deinterlace: Auto Deinterlacing-Method:
BOB or De-Interlace all other methods: VAAPI-BOB, VAAPI-MCDI, VAAPI-MADI
will have that very same bug.
Posted: 1 week 5 days ago by CvH #124401
CvH's Avatar
Playing any kind of Video (Live-TV, Movie ...) gives me stuttering (audio plays through) and followed from a kodi crash (sometimes) or video flickering and then a kodi crash - unuseable.

Intel G3258
xbmclogs.com/show.php?id=365708
NOTICE: VAAPI::Close
NOTICE: COutput::OnExit: Output Thread terminated
DEBUG: Thread Vaapi-Output 140057823323904 terminating
WARNING: CRenderManager::WaitForBuffer - timeout waiting for buffer
WARNING: Previous line repeats 25 times.
DEBUG: CPullupCorrection: detected pattern of length 1: 40000.00, frameduration: 40000.000000

After reading back this topic it looks like xf86-video-intel-2.99.916 strikes again :silly:
Posted: 1 week 6 days ago by Pienoet #124328
Pienoet's Avatar
wwessel wrote:
I have some issues with my new CuBox-i 2ex:

When starting 4.97.1 the screen stays black. After stop and start (systemctl stop kodi; systemctl start kodi) it comes up with the normal screen. With 4.95.5 it works fine! It looks like trouble with guisettings.xml. After deleting it the 4.97.1 starts normal. But when I make my settings and reboot it's black again.

One issue with 4.95.1 and 4.95.5 (and maybe with 4.97.1, too): When I set vsync to "always on" the screen stays black or freezes after the splash Screen (after reboot).

The next one: Sometimes after starting/stopping some movies the framerate goes down < 10fps with a CPU load of >80% when I start a new movie (SD or HD doesn't matter). When I then stop the movie, the last Picture/Frames stays on the Screen. The menu is in the Background and I can use my remote "blind" to reboot. After that it comes up and all is fine again. The videos are all on an external USB HDD, no network streaming.

I hope this can help to find out what's going wrong.

On my RasPi I don't have these issues...

Wolfgang

i have exactly the same issues like you have only i have cubox -i4 pro.

I had it with all the beta's and RC1.
Posted: 1 week 6 days ago by toneus #124326
toneus's Avatar
I may be restating the obvious, but Live TV Main Menu Item does not enable for Mythtv AddOn. I checked for an open issue, but found none. What is the best way to confirm this is reported correctly?

Posted in PVR Forum
Posted: 1 week 6 days ago by matthewLK #124312
matthewLK's Avatar
I'm using Asrock q1900.
Unfortunately same BUG always reported from other people.
+1 for Nick Solution because this solution is working perfectly in 4.2.1
"downgrade to xf86-video-intel-2.99.911, this solves stuttering while playing movies and hangs and stuttering in the XBMC Gui
update to libva-intel-driver 1.4.0
update to libva-1.4.0"
Posted: 1 week 6 days ago by Nick #124300
Nick's Avatar
Release notes OE4.2.1...

downgrade to xf86-video-intel-2.99.911, this solves stuttering while playing movies and hangs and stuttering in the XBMC Gui
update to libva-intel-driver 1.4.0
update to libva-1.4.0

Is there a way to do the same on my own with OE5 RC1 also in OE5 Release.

Nick
Posted: 1 week 6 days ago by ian-ep #124298
ian-ep's Avatar
Hi,

I'm still seeing very choppy playback on some videos. Framerates down to 10-15 fps coupled with high cpu usage.
Here's a log playing a film that exhibits this behaviour: http://sprunge.us/JBUM

EDIT: I should perhaps mention that this is on a Shuttle fanless XS35GS V3L - Intel Atom 1.86 GHz, AMD Radeon HD 7450 GPU, 4GB RAM.
Playback was perfect on OE4.2.1 and before. Choppiness started on the OE5 betas.

Cheers
Ian
Posted: 1 week 6 days ago by Smack #124281
Smack's Avatar
Just tried to install the latest beta (the one before the RC) and let it autoupdate from this beta. But still no luck. Didn't work either. But the problem did not accur in the beta version. Hopefully there will be an fix for my problem :(
Posted: 2 weeks 5 hours ago by Nick #124257
Nick's Avatar
GoodOmens wrote:
meikelmoeller wrote:
Fresh install on Asrock q1900. Watching Live-TV the system freeze...really often.
sprunge.us/UDFB

Sorry but for me absolutely unusable.

It's a intel driver bug that's not been fixed by intel.

bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=78960

Workaround: (Kodi/Linux) disable the 'Prefer VAAPI Rendering' option Settings-->Video-->Acceleration.
Thx for the information.
So it is a bug that adresses all intel gpu's...

As I wrote... I tried to dissable this option and more... nothing solved it... same freezes still happen.
So every beta and RC is unusable due to freezing...

I suggest using the same intel driver as used in 4.2.1 without vaapi deinterlacing support untill this bug is getting fixed?

Regards

Nick
Posted: 2 weeks 8 hours ago by Smack #124235
Smack's Avatar
I'm having problem with the scraper. It doesn't let me select the feature "movie are in seperate folders that match the movie title". And because of that the scraper doesn't find any movies :(

please excuse my bad english. not my native language.
Posted: 2 weeks 11 hours ago by GoodOmens #124221
GoodOmens's Avatar
meikelmoeller wrote:
Fresh install on Asrock q1900. Watching Live-TV the system freeze...really often.
sprunge.us/UDFB

Sorry but for me absolutely unusable.

It's a intel driver bug that's not been fixed by intel.

bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=78960

Workaround: (Kodi/Linux) disable the 'Prefer VAAPI Rendering' option Settings-->Video-->Acceleration.
Posted: 2 weeks 1 day ago by Nick #124161
Nick's Avatar
bombarie86 wrote:
I get a script error with backup xbmc addon and also tried backup XML addon which also failed to start(same problem) Can someone confirm this,
in the log file I found this:
00:29:24 453.665131 T:2680546368 ERROR: EXCEPTION Thrown (PythonToCppException) : -->Python callback/script returned the following error<--
- NOTE: IGNORING THIS CAN LEAD TO MEMORY LEAKS!
Error Type: <type 'exceptions.ImportError'>
Error Contents: No module named lib.utils
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/storage/.kodi/addons/script.xbmcbackup/default.py", line 3, in <module>
import resources.lib.utils as utils
ImportError: No module named lib.utils

I saw also in he logfile something about FFmpeg, what does this mean?

23:22:07 17.411509 T:3043000320 NOTICE: FFmpeg version: 2.4.3
23:22:07 17.411629 T:3043000320 NOTICE: WARNING: unsupported ffmpeg version detected

Edit: with Kodi Backup rev 1.0.1 the error is fixed :-)
Have you tried the update to 1.0.1?
Posted: 2 weeks 1 day ago by bombarie86 #124156
bombarie86's Avatar
I get a script error with backup xbmc addon and also tried backup XML addon which also failed to start(same problem) Can someone confirm this,
in the log file I found this:
00:29:24 453.665131 T:2680546368 ERROR: EXCEPTION Thrown (PythonToCppException) : -->Python callback/script returned the following error<--
- NOTE: IGNORING THIS CAN LEAD TO MEMORY LEAKS!
Error Type: <type 'exceptions.ImportError'>
Error Contents: No module named lib.utils
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/storage/.kodi/addons/script.xbmcbackup/default.py", line 3, in <module>
import resources.lib.utils as utils
ImportError: No module named lib.utils

I saw also in he logfile something about FFmpeg, what does this mean?

23:22:07 17.411509 T:3043000320 NOTICE: FFmpeg version: 2.4.3
23:22:07 17.411629 T:3043000320 NOTICE: WARNING: unsupported ffmpeg version detected

Edit: with Kodi Backup rev 1.0.1 the error is fixed :-)
Posted: 2 weeks 1 day ago by LossAngeles #124146
LossAngeles's Avatar
Things have gone from bad to worse for my Zotac first generation ION machine on anything with kodi branding.

Up until this RC Kodi was reloading upon a stop of any video file. Now kodi reloads upon trying to play any video file. I've tried this build on existing and fresh install /storage environments. I'm starting to think these builds aren't compatible with ION 1 devices =(

Debug log: sprunge.us/gjOc
Posted: 2 weeks 1 day ago by kilian2050 #124144
kilian2050's Avatar
Hi all,

I have Openelec 5.0 RC 1 running on a cubox-i2ex and found an issue that I didn't have before with my raspberrypi running openelec 4.2.1. The issue is as follows:

When I want to browse the directories (thumbnail view) in the pictures/photo tab, the systems hangs for minutes or freezes the very moment I change in a folder with multiple images (>20 .jpeg & .nef files). I switched off the extraction of EXIF data in the options menu, but the problem remains. It seems to be an issue with the thumbnail creation processes.

Not sure if this issue is specific to the cubox.

Anybody else has this issue?
Posted: 2 weeks 1 day ago by 0per8or #124136
0per8or's Avatar
Ok, i found the problem why I got the message "Failed to start xorg. Is your GPU supported?". I have done the installation of RC1 to an external flash drive. While I tried to boot from it the internal SSD with 4.2.1 was still attached. I think the drives mixed up during the mount. After I detached the SSD xorg came up and everything is working smoothly so far.

Patrick
Posted: 2 weeks 1 day ago by gffmac #124114
gffmac's Avatar
Anyone having issues mounting cifs to a folder in storage? Keep getting failed.

[Beta] OpenELEC 5.0 Beta 4 released

22 Nov 2014

The OpenELEC team is proud to announce its 4th Beta of OpenELEC 5.0.
Internally this will be known by the less-catchy name OpenELEC 4.95.4.

The OpenELEC 4.95 release series are test releases (beta) for OpenELEC-5.0.
OpenELEC-5.0 will be the next stable release, which is a feature release and the successor of OpenELEC-4.2.

The headline change is the big switch from XBMC to Kodi branding. Both project teams have conducted a major find/replace but if you spot residual mentions of XBMC anywhere please let us know. The name change affects more than the GUI; all references in code have been changed and in the OpenELEC filesystem /storage/.xbmc will be recreated as a symlink to /storage/.kodi to ensure hardcoded paths in addons or scripts continue to work. For information on Kodi 14 you can find on http://kodi.tv/kodi-14-0-helix-beta-1-springs-forward/ .

Due to the potential for typo-bugs and breakage from Kodi renaming 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.

Read more...


Posted: 2 weeks 4 days ago by heatmisernyc #123873
heatmisernyc's Avatar
Seems like this beta has stalled a bit. 4.95 works so well I can't possibly install anything newer until everybody else signs off on it. Oh well, the Devs always end up getting it all perfect anyway - I'll wait.
Posted: 2 weeks 5 days ago by ciacnorris #123836
ciacnorris's Avatar
Hi, this is the first time I try OpenELEC.

I Installed 5.0 Beta 4 on a Dell OptiPlex 990, but my CSL bluetooth usb dongle doesn't work with it. The settings' page always says there's no bluetooth adapter.

The bluetooth dongle works of course on other machines with Win7 and Linux Mint.

Under Linux Mint KDE 17, lsusb says:
Bus 005 Device 005: ID 0a12:0001 Cambridge Silicon Radio, Ltd Bluetooth Dongle (HCI mode)
Posted: 2 weeks 5 days ago by DDD #123792
DDD's Avatar
Strange, where is the News for Beta5?!
Posted: 2 weeks 5 days ago by Brujo #123789
Brujo's Avatar
DDD wrote:
You mean 4.95.4?

I was talking about the 4.95.5 which is in the latest Downloads on the home section
Posted: 2 weeks 5 days ago by DDD #123760
DDD's Avatar
You mean 4.95.4?
Posted: 2 weeks 5 days ago by Brujo #123746
Brujo's Avatar
Plany wrote:
On beta.3 my i5 Nuc (haswell) work idle 1,3GHz (4.2.1 idle 800MHz)
but now, beta.4, one cpu core is permanently up to 20% and goes not under 1,4GHz

Well my Zotac Ci320 Nano scale down to 499 MHz when idle now testet with the 4.95.5 Version of Openelec

cat /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu0/cpufreq/cpuinfo_cur_freq
499741

cat /proc/cpuinfo | grep "cpu MHz"
cpu MHz : 499.741
cpu MHz : 499.741
cpu MHz : 499.741
cpu MHz : 499.741
Posted: 2 weeks 6 days ago by Plany #123727
Plany's Avatar
On beta.3 my i5 Nuc (haswell) work idle 1,3GHz (4.2.1 idle 800MHz)
but now, beta.4, one cpu core is permanently up to 20% and goes not under 1,4GHz

still beta, I know but hope the developer keep it in mind :)
Posted: 2 weeks 6 days ago by DDD #123717
DDD's Avatar
damien wrote:
still no remote (imon + harmony one (mce) )
maybe this helps?
www.computerbase.de/forum/showthread.php...6621197#post16621197
Posted: 3 weeks 1 day ago by averylinden #123537
averylinden's Avatar
I'm having some trouble with my Edimax 7811Un USB wireless that was working in 4.2.1 and is not in beta 4. edit: This is the raspberry pi version. Wireless networks are not showing up in the initial setup wizard. If you enable wireless after the wizard, you are able to see and connect to a network.

I've included lsusb output and dmesg output, both before and after my "fix"

lsusb and dmesg

The driver is still included in the base image, a simple fix is to bring up the wireless interface in the autostart.sh script:
#!/bin/sh
(sleep 15; \
/sbin/ifconfig wlan0 up ; \
)&
Posted: 3 weeks 2 days ago by chewitt #123500
chewitt's Avatar
ErikBrown wrote:
On my Solidrun Cubox i4 pro, after upgrading to beta 4, the frame rate shown in system - system info - video is about 30 fps instead of 60 fps. It was exactly 60 fps in the previous beta. I use 1080p resolution.

It sounds like imx6 gained the same optimisation that other builds has .. the GUI is not doing anything 99.999% of the time so rendering at 30 fps saves CPU and lowers the idle energy consumption of the machine vs. doing the same amount of nothing at 60 fps.
Posted: 3 weeks 2 days ago by ErikBrown #123486
ErikBrown's Avatar
On my Solidrun Cubox i4 pro, after upgrading to beta 4, the frame rate shown in system - system info - video is about 30 fps instead of 60 fps. It was exactly 60 fps in the previous beta. I use 1080p resolution.
Posted: 3 weeks 2 days ago by daweze #123472
daweze's Avatar
Ok, still plugging away at it and i have stumbled on some thing. I am running at 1080p 60hz and have lock GUI hard lock ups evertime i play a 1080 mkv. But if I set the system resolution to 720p 60 Hz all content my 1080 content will play fine and at 720p.

?????


just tired beta 4 and same issue.

I have two dissimilar systems a core 2 and an i5 both using the INTEL GPU's and GUI hangs and has to be rebooted when trying to play a HD mkv file. SD files will play without problems. i have tried beta 2/3 and the test snap OpenELEC-Generic.x86_64-devel-20141114164949-r19632-g230295b.tar. I have also tried turning on software render with the same result. Going back to any 4.x version and all is well.

cat kodi.log | pastebinit
sprunge.us/aPYV

cat Xorg.0.log | pastebinit
sprunge.us/GUKF
Posted: 3 weeks 2 days ago by klojum #123452
klojum's Avatar
cires wrote:
Connecting to SQL Database still not working in Beta on Cubox.
Sometimes a reboot helps.... Waiting for Network is enabled an set to 15 seconds, but seems not working at all.
Sometimes a RPi needs 30 seconds. The Cubox may be a bit faster, but who knows.
Change it to 60 seconds, it is a maximum time out after all. If the connect is there, Kodi will boot on.
Posted: 3 weeks 2 days ago by damien #123448
damien's Avatar
still no remote (imon + harmony one (mce) )
Posted: 3 weeks 3 days ago by cires #123364
cires's Avatar
Connecting to SQL Database still not working in Beta on Cubox.
Sometimes a reboot helps.... Waiting for Network is enabled an set to 15 seconds, but seems not working at all.



cires
Posted: 3 weeks 3 days ago by popcornmix #123346
popcornmix's Avatar
gilsond wrote:
What else can I provide to help, a sample of a file?
EDIT:
I unrared one of the files and it is plays correctly.

A sample video file (inside rar) that plays with stable OE and fails to play with beta (with browse into archives enabled) would be useful.
Posted: 3 weeks 3 days ago by BennieBoy #123327
BennieBoy's Avatar
On my two AMD AM1 systems 4k h.264 and 1080p h.265 are not working properly anymore.
Don't know in which of the Betas it broke, but from normal framerates, they are now reduced to slideshows (1 frame per second).
Not really a showbreaker (There is little to no content anyway), but for the future it would be nice if this is working again.
Posted: 3 weeks 4 days ago by seo #123280
seo's Avatar
meikelmoeller wrote:
klojum wrote:
In general, use 'Add a network location' when adding SMB sources. Then you can also add login credentials to that SMB source.

In general I do not use "Add a network location" because I browse through SMB Network and a popup appears asking for my login credentials. Sorry, but I think it is a bug and not a feature ;).

cool stuff, a change in behaviour, or regression (or a bug, whatever you call it doesnt matter), likely related to github.com/xbmc/xbmc/pull/5739

I can not test smb right now so not going to try bisect.. would be nice if someone can revert and confirm ?


please ignore. my fault, the above PR is not in OE. for some weird reason I thought it was in ;)
apologies for the noise

EDIT: after reverting github.com/xbmc/xbmc/pull/5767 and github.com/xbmc/xbmc/pull/5740 smb works again. will bisect tomorrow and report upstream so it hopefuly gets fixed for next beta. thanks for reporting it here @meikelmoeller
Posted: 3 weeks 4 days ago by gilsond #123279
gilsond's Avatar
popcornmix wrote:
gilsond wrote:
I downgraded to beta2 and the same files didn't play, but other HD movies I have played worked, as well as other HD TV episodes.
I also played the same episodes on my main HTPC running x86/64 Beta 4 no problem.
Here is the log output after enabling debug and rebooting, I played a couple of episodes that failed.
sprunge.us/WZFW
Thanks again

You're playing a video from a rar file?
You need to explicitly enable that on the Pi on Helix.
Try settings/appearance/file lists and enable "Suppot browsing into archives".

Thanks but that didn't fix the issue, I played many other HD movies, TV shows that are in rars with no problem. Also the stable version plays affected files no problem. What else can I provide to help, a sample of a file?

EDIT:
I unrared one of the files and it is plays correctly.
Posted: 3 weeks 4 days ago by nikstra #123255
nikstra's Avatar
CEC stops me from changing input on my AVR. When OE is running and I try to change input to another device the AVR emediatley returns to the OE/RPi input. Only way to view another source is to disable CEC from within Kodi and reboot OE. I don't use CEC myself but it should allow the user change input.
Posted: 3 weeks 4 days ago by meikelmoeller #123253
meikelmoeller's Avatar
klojum wrote:
In general, use 'Add a network location' when adding SMB sources. Then you can also add login credentials to that SMB source.

In general I do not use "Add a network location" because I browse through SMB Network and a popup appears asking for my login credentials. Sorry, but I think it is a bug and not a feature ;).
Posted: 3 weeks 4 days ago by odoll #123250
odoll's Avatar
I have an RPi B+ running a 'headless' OE 4.2.1 (TVHeadend server enabled, but with stopped XBMC).

Tried to upgrade the configured 4.2.1 directly to 5.0b4, but looks like TVHE isn't starting properly then.
Posted: 3 weeks 4 days ago by gaelic #123249
gaelic's Avatar
It seems I cant upgrade; actual system: OpenELEC (official) Version: 4.95.2 on a Cubox-i

I download the file using curl/wget directly on the box into the .update folder; I reboot the system, the file in the folder is gone but nothing changed, still at 4.95.2.
What I also noticed:
uname -r gives me
3.14.20

Is OpenELEC tweaking the kernel version or is it some bug I'm experiencing (it should be 3.17.x as far as I'm informed).

Thanks for the work, C
Posted: 3 weeks 4 days ago by Lifelogger #123223
Lifelogger's Avatar
Have only one problem since the beta's. That is when I fast forward a recording that I recorded on my NAS with TVHeadend, the screen image go's gray. So you can actually not see where you are during fast forward. Dit not have this issue in the stable versions of OpenElec.
Posted: 3 weeks 4 days ago by klojum #123220
klojum's Avatar
meikelmoeller wrote:
In Beta 4 I cannot set the SMB credentials for my server. The field for username and password does not appear.
07:48:43 T:139836600534912 ERROR: GetDirectory - Error getting smb://HP-SERVER/Medien/
blahblah...
Please use pastebinit websites for logs. Also, always pastebin FULL logs, not just a section of where you THINK the problem is.

In general, use 'Add a network location' when adding SMB sources. Then you can also add login credentials to that SMB source.

[Beta] OpenELEC 5.0 Beta 3 released

19 Nov 2014

The OpenELEC team is proud to announce its 3rd Beta of OpenELEC 5.0.
Internally this will be known by the less-catchy name OpenELEC 4.95.3.

The OpenELEC 4.95 release series are test releases (beta) for OpenELEC-5.0.
OpenELEC-5.0 will be the next stable release, which is a feature release and the successor of OpenELEC-4.2.

The headline change is the big switch from XBMC to Kodi branding. Both project teams have conducted a major find/replace but if you spot residual mentions of XBMC anywhere please let us know. The name change affects more than the GUI; all references in code have been changed and in the OpenELEC filesystem /storage/.xbmc will be recreated as a symlink to /storage/.kodi to ensure hardcoded paths in addons or scripts continue to work. For information on Kodi 14 you can find on http://kodi.tv/kodi-14-0-helix-beta-1-springs-forward/ .

Due to the potential for typo-bugs and breakage from Kodi renaming 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.

Read more...


Posted: 3 weeks 5 days ago by deanrparry #123105
deanrparry's Avatar
beta 4 wow flying through now and still not had chance to debug my fault! lol 4.2.1 is stable enough anyway :)
Posted: 3 weeks 6 days ago by BennieBoy #123084
BennieBoy's Avatar
Very nice.
With previous versions I had random crashes on my AM1 8350 systems.
But with this version (I migrated from 4.2.1) I had no crashes yet.

Only issue now is that DTS-HD does not work (yet).
Posted: 3 weeks 6 days ago by fastcolors #123083
fastcolors's Avatar
javaboyuk wrote:
The CuBox-i Build for Beta 3 is broken (USB does not work)

Note: Building images as of Nov 20 at 2pm GMT DOES work well. (git pull was done about 2pm oh OpenElec.tv head)

OpenELEC-imx6.arm-devel-20141120143327-r19668-g948041c.tar

where would one find devel builds?

seems like snapshot.openelc.tv is at 30/10/2014

I'm pretty now to all this so sorry if I'm asking a dumb question.
Posted: 3 weeks 6 days ago by Developer #123067
Developer's Avatar
Updated from 4.2.1. Using Hama MCE Remote. Worked very good (ever), but the pause key does not work anymore (tried playing movie via nfs, youtube,...). But the gui pause button works. Any settings to get this to work? remote.xml contains <pause>Pause</pause>
Posted: 3 weeks 6 days ago by daweze #123051
daweze's Avatar
I have two dissimilar systems a core 2 and an i5 both using the INTEL GPU's and GUI hangs and has to be rebooted when trying to play a HD mkv file. SD files will play without problems. i have tried beta 2/3 and the test snap OpenELEC-Generic.x86_64-devel-20141114164949-r19632-g230295b.tar. I have also tried turning on software render with the same result. Going back to any 4.x version and all is well.

cat kodi.log | pastebinit
sprunge.us/gbFU

cat Xorg.0.log | pastebinit
sprunge.us/eWQc
Posted: 3 weeks 6 days ago by tuck72 #123049
tuck72's Avatar
Which update should I use for the Matricom G Box, I already have openelec installed from the link shown on the Matricom web page.
Thanks
Posted: 3 weeks 6 days ago by Celedhrim #123046
Celedhrim's Avatar
Hi,

Black screen with mouse cursor on 4.95.*
here is my xorg log : sprunge.us/XbRd
My hardware is an asrock ion 330 HT
Posted: 3 weeks 6 days ago by cires #123042
cires's Avatar
no connection to video/audio database (SQL DB on NAS) with CuBox....



cires
Posted: 3 weeks 6 days ago by SubElement #123037
SubElement's Avatar
No WiFi or Bluetooth for me on my Intel NUC DC3217IYE running the Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6235 Mini PCI Express Wireless Adaptor.

After updating and fresh install.

No drivers I'm assuming?


Turns out I'm just an idiot and it's disabled by default. :blush:
Posted: 4 weeks 9 hours ago by LossAngeles #123002
LossAngeles's Avatar
I'm still experiencing the GUI / Kodi process restarting anytime I stop a video file, AVI, MKV .. doesn't matter the type.

My original post was here about this issue. I'll try to gen new debug logs if it will help this weekend when my work load lightens.
Thx and cheers,
-Greg

openelec.tv/forum/120-news-announcements...?limitstart=0#122273
Posted: 4 weeks 14 hours ago by HiassofT #122976
HiassofT's Avatar
HiassofT wrote:
On RPi playing videos with dvdplayer (disabling OMXPlayer acceleration) is broken. On start the analog video output just switches off and I hear some stuttering audio. Video output is still disabled after pressing stop, and trying a "systemctl stop kodi" results in a zombie kodi.bin process.
FYI: popcornmix fixed this issue in the newclock4 branch (it only affected composite video out).
forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=192380&pid=1841961#pid1841961

so long,

Hias
Posted: 4 weeks 1 day ago by javaboyuk #122920
javaboyuk's Avatar
Beta 3 is broken, USB does not work, however the fix seems to be in the head for Beta 4 already.
Posted: 4 weeks 1 day ago by javaboyuk #122919
javaboyuk's Avatar
The CuBox-i Build for Beta 3 is broken (USB does not work)

Note: Building images as of Nov 20 at 2pm GMT DOES work well. (git pull was done about 2pm oh OpenElec.tv head)

OpenELEC-imx6.arm-devel-20141120143327-r19668-g948041c.tar
Posted: 4 weeks 1 day ago by Krautmaster #122907
Krautmaster's Avatar
awesome. Now my AMD zbox is bricked too (E-350). hopefully the IR in my 2 intels will work now again

Edit: Intel zbox updated vorm beta1, neither VNSI nor XVDR works!


Edit: Bug in VDR oder in VNSIServer, it crashes after some min. XVDR works. Can report that the iR Problem was fixed with beta 3
Posted: 4 weeks 1 day ago by Krautmaster #122906
Krautmaster's Avatar
wtf. all my OE Kodi systems ran fine till backup releases... what happend?

Is the zotac zbox IR fixed?
Posted: 4 weeks 1 day ago by sraue #122899
sraue's Avatar
NYPlayer wrote:
stryjek4 wrote:
Unfortunately, I had to downgrade to 4.95.2 because screen went black as soon as OpenELEC logo disappeared. I assume it has something to do with xorg?
I use AMD E350 (Radeon 6130).
SSH worked fine so I was able do to downgrade remotely, do you need any logs? Or is it a known issue?
That is exactly the problem I am having I too have and ATI AMD videocard.
cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log | pastebinit
Posted: 4 weeks 1 day ago by sraue #122898
sraue's Avatar
stryjek4 wrote:
Unfortunately, I had to downgrade to 4.95.2 because screen went black as soon as OpenELEC logo disappeared. I assume it has something to do with xorg?
I use AMD E350 (Radeon 6130).
SSH worked fine so I was able do to downgrade remotely, do you need any logs? Or is it a known issue?
cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log | pastebinit
Posted: 4 weeks 1 day ago by polo_joe #122896
polo_joe's Avatar
I also use fusion e350 on my zbox ad02, I've no such problems so far!
Posted: 4 weeks 1 day ago by NYPlayer #122891
NYPlayer's Avatar
stryjek4 wrote:
Unfortunately, I had to downgrade to 4.95.2 because screen went black as soon as OpenELEC logo disappeared. I assume it has something to do with xorg?
I use AMD E350 (Radeon 6130).
SSH worked fine so I was able do to downgrade remotely, do you need any logs? Or is it a known issue?
That is exactly the problem I am having I too have and ATI AMD videocard.
Posted: 4 weeks 1 day ago by moronim #122884
moronim's Avatar
In 4.95.3, there appears to be an issue with the "Use backend channel numbers" options for Live TV and the EPG. Whether you select this option or not, OpenElec only uses the Kodi channel numbers assigned and not the backend channel numbers.

I have verified that by downgrading to 4.95.2 this issue is not present and I am able to use backend channel numbers. Additionally, this does not seem to be an issue with the stock build of Kodi Helix, Beta 3. Thus, it leads me to believe it was something introduced in 4.95.3 which causes the issue.

Further Info:
- LiveTV Server Backend: ServerWMC: 1.0.0.49, build 1171
- Live TV PVR Addon: PVR WMC Client (default version which ships with 4.95.3)
Posted: 4 weeks 1 day ago by stryjek4 #122853
stryjek4's Avatar
Unfortunately, I had to downgrade to 4.95.2 because screen went black as soon as OpenELEC logo disappeared. I assume it has something to do with xorg?
I use AMD E350 (Radeon 6130).
SSH worked fine so I was able do to downgrade remotely, do you need any logs? Or is it a known issue?
Posted: 4 weeks 1 day ago by sebj #122852
sebj's Avatar
pastebin.com/Gv842SWg

I'm having issues with Mythtv and my fresh test setup.

It's a PXE install

LABEL helix
KERNEL /images/OE_helix/KERNEL
APPEND ip=dhcp boot=NFS=192.168.0.2:/volume1/PXE/tftpboot/images/OE_helix/ disk=NFS=192.168.0.2:/volume1/PXE/tftpboot/nfsroot/openelec/OE_helix,proto=udp,timeo=20 ssh
ENDTEXT

Something has changed?
Posted: 1 month 5 hours ago by klojum #122842
klojum's Avatar
IanPH wrote:
No problem with all of this in 4.2.1 so unfortunately I had to go back.
A posted debug log of the 4.95.3 session would have been nice though.
Posted: 1 month 8 hours ago by IanPH #122827
IanPH's Avatar
Just installed 4.95.3. These are the bugs I've noticed:

1: in de GUI there often are strange thing like @ARCHITECTURE@ e.g in the middle of texts
2: I have a ATI HD3600 and with 4.95.3 it suddenly does not hardware decode video (interlaced Live TV in The Netherlands). CPU is at 100% and the FPS goes down to 4,5fps.
3: MCE beanbag remote (USB) works weird. When you slowly go through a list or menu all is well. But when you try to go through it a bit quicker it stops, lags or skips the input.

No problem with all of this in 4.2.1 so unfortunately I had to go back.

[Beta] OpenELEC 5.0 Beta 2 released

12 Nov 2014

The OpenELEC team is proud to announce its 2nd Beta of OpenELEC 5.0.
Internally this will be known by the less-catchy name OpenELEC 4.95.2.

The OpenELEC 4.95 release series are test releases (beta) for OpenELEC-5.0.
OpenELEC-5.0 will be the next stable release, which is a feature release and the successor of OpenELEC-4.2.

The headline change is the big switch from XBMC to Kodi branding. Both project teams have conducted a major find/replace but if you spot residual mentions of XBMC anywhere please let us know. The name change affects more than the GUI; all references in code have been changed and in the OpenELEC filesystem /storage/.xbmc will be recreated as a symlink to /storage/.kodi to ensure hardcoded paths in addons or scripts continue to work. For information on Kodi 14 you can find on http://kodi.tv/kodi-14-0-helix-beta-1-springs-forward/ .

Due to the potential for typo-bugs and breakage from Kodi renaming 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.

Read more...


Posted: 1 week 4 days ago by deffcon #124489
deffcon's Avatar
After upgrading from Openlec 5.0 Beta 1 to Beta 2,3,4,RC1 No video output anymore due the upgrade on the Nvidia Drivers :

Dmesg output =

[ 4.188064] nvidia: module license 'NVIDIA' taints kernel.
[ 4.188067] Disabling lock debugging due to kernel taint
[ 4.200208] vgaarb: device changed decodes: PCI:0000:01:00.0,olddecodes=io+mem,decodes=none:owns=io+mem
[ 4.201175] [drm] Initialized nvidia-drm 0.0.0 20130102 for 0000:01:00.0 on minor 0
[ 4.201181] NVRM: loading NVIDIA UNIX x86_64 Kernel Module 340.58 Fri Oct 31 17:40:28 PDT 2014
[ 4.300032] mceusb 3-1:1.0: Registered FINTEK eHome Infrared Transceiver with mce emulator interface version 2
[ 4.300036] mceusb 3-1:1.0: 0 tx ports (0x0 cabled) and 2 rx sensors (0x1 active)
[ 4.300065] usbcore: registered new interface driver mceusb
[ 4.317327] e1000: eth0 NIC Link is Up 1000 Mbps Full Duplex, Flow Control: RX
[ 4.451594] nvidia 0000:01:00.0: irq 31 for MSI/MSI-X
[ 4.686146] input: HDA NVidia HDMI/DP,pcm=3 as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1c.0/0000:01:00.1/sound/card1/input9
[ 4.686224] input: HDA NVidia HDMI/DP,pcm=7 as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1c.0/0000:01:00.1/sound/card1/input10
[ 4.686299] input: HDA NVidia HDMI/DP,pcm=8 as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1c.0/0000:01:00.1/sound/card1/input11
[ 4.686375] input: HDA NVidia HDMI/DP,pcm=9 as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1c.0/0000:01:00.1/sound/card1/input12
[ 4.976781] NVRM: RmInitAdapter failed! (0x25:0xffffffff:1203)
[ 4.976787] NVRM: rm_init_adapter failed for device bearing minor number 0
[ 4.985637] NVRM: nvidia_frontend_open: minor 0, module->open() failed, error -5
[ 5.013839] random: nonblocking pool is initialized
[ 34.759882] snd_hda_intel 0000:01:00.1: IRQ timing workaround is activated for card #1. Suggest a bigger bdl_pos_adj.
[ 35.246247] traps: kodi.bin[568] general protection ip:7e5eb6 sp:7fffb3bc5f10 error:0 in kodi.bin[400000+1411000]
[ 36.423564] nvidia 0000:01:00.0: irq 31 for MSI/MSI-X
[ 36.486009] NVRM: RmInitAdapter failed! (0x25:0xffffffff:1203)
[ 36.486016] NVRM: rm_init_adapter failed for device bearing minor number 0
[ 36.494687] NVRM: nvidia_frontend_open: minor 0, module->open() failed, error -5
[ 66.866503] traps: kodi.bin[588] general protection ip:7e5eb6 sp:7fff6dd57530 error:0 in kodi.bin[400000+1411000]
[ 68.680719] nvidia 0000:01:00.0: irq 31 for MSI/MSI-X
[ 68.750024] NVRM: RmInitAdapter failed! (0x25:0xffffffff:1203)
[ 68.750032] NVRM: rm_init_adapter failed for device bearing minor number 0
[ 68.755696] NVRM: nvidia_frontend_open: minor 0, module->open() failed, error -5
[ 81.820766] [drm] Module unloaded
[ 88.278368] vgaarb: device changed decodes: PCI:0000:01:00.0,olddecodes=none,decodes=none:owns=io+mem
[ 88.278824] [drm] Initialized nvidia-drm 0.0.0 20130102 for 0000:01:00.0 on minor 0
[ 88.278831] NVRM: loading NVIDIA UNIX x86_64 Kernel Module 340.58 Fri Oct 31 17:40:28 PDT 2014
[ 99.094455] traps: kodi.bin[621] general protection ip:7e5eb6 sp:7fffa6803800 error:0 in kodi.bin[400000+1411000]
[ 100.927682] nvidia 0000:01:00.0: irq 31 for MSI/MSI-X
[ 101.453752] NVRM: RmInitAdapter failed! (0x25:0xffffffff:1203)
[ 101.453759] NVRM: rm_init_adapter failed for device bearing minor number 0
[ 101.459803] NVRM: nvidia_frontend_open: minor 0, module->open() failed, error -5
Posted: 4 weeks 1 day ago by Krautmaster #122910
Krautmaster's Avatar
yeah, maybe the AMD GPU drivers for my other Zbox E-350 with beta 4 o_O

Any how, every alpha ran out of box while the beta 1+ sucks :D

Edit:
i just have to read here...
openelec.tv/forum/120-news-announcements...-5-0-beta-3-released

no USB? no imon? still AMD driver mess... :-/
Posted: 4 weeks 1 day ago by DDD #122905
DDD's Avatar
Maybe the IR is fixed with Beta 3 ;)
Posted: 4 weeks 1 day ago by Krautmaster #122904
Krautmaster's Avatar
good damn... all Zotac zboxes IRs seem to be broken with beta 2 and worse... the restopre from older (14 days old backups) does not work. Instead, it kills my complete config. argh!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted: 4 weeks 1 day ago by DDD #122902
Posted: 1 month 1 day ago by Plany #122756
Plany's Avatar
Install the new Beta on my i5 Haswell NUC ... so far so good the problem with laggy seeking through movies is gone (old Post)

everything seems fine for now ;)

Edit: I have an issue with my Retroarch setup
retroarch: error while loading shared libraries: libSDL-1.2.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
possible for the future to include the libSDL lib?
Posted: 1 month 1 day ago by polo_joe #122739
polo_joe's Avatar
I've some problems with vdr addon in latest beta.

http://openelec.tv/forum/87-vdr-addon/73797-no-audio-in-live-tv-recording
Posted: 1 month 1 day ago by BEBER2410 #122687
BEBER2410's Avatar
BEBER2410 wrote:
Hello,
My intel system crash when wake up from suspend. It was good on OE 4.2 but not in 4.95.1 and 4.95.2
I tryed to desable addons (watchdog, weather) but it's the same ...
Here's logs :
kodi.log : xbmclogs.com/show.php?id=351176
kodi.old.log : xbmclogs.com/show.php?id=351180
Regards,
Beber

Ok, I did some test with a new install.
It seems that OE crash come from Tvheadend. It comes after I put saa716x_tbs_dvb into "unload dvb module before suspend"
When the system wake up from suspend, OE hangs when Tvheadend try to reconnect ...
Posted: 1 month 2 days ago by popcornmix #122626
popcornmix's Avatar
Raptor039 wrote:
Hello & thanks for all the work, I use Openelec for 1 year and it's just a wonderful ditro !

I upgraded yesterday my Raspberry pi from OpenElec 4.2.1 (Who worked fine :) ) to OpenElec Beta 4.95.2. All is ok but I've an issue with the language selection.

I speak french, so when I want to change the language from English to French, all is fine but after reboot, the OS language return all the time to English.

I read on the web that it might have a bug with the CeC (i've got a LG TV), so i tried to change some options to System -> Input -> Peripherals -> Pulse-Eight CEC Adapter (like by turning on or off "Use the TV's language setting") but it seems that my changes are not saved and have no effect...

I believe you can only change CEC settings once per boot.
Try rebooting, change the setting you want and confirm (you should see the pop-up saying CEC configuration changed).
A subsequent change to CEC settings doesn't generate the pop-up and is ignored, so just reboot here and hopefully the setting you changed will have stuck.

This is a bug, and I have reported it to opdenkamp, but no fix so far.
Posted: 1 month 2 days ago by klojum #122623
klojum's Avatar
Not sure if the CEC Input settings are stored in guisettings.xml as well, but doublecheck this file before AND after changing the CEC language setting, and after rebooting. If the change is not stored, then it's a bug that needs to be reported.
Posted: 1 month 2 days ago by Raptor039 #122614
Raptor039's Avatar
Hello & thanks for all the work, I use Openelec for 1 year and it's just a wonderful ditro !

I upgraded yesterday my Raspberry pi from OpenElec 4.2.1 (Who worked fine :) ) to OpenElec Beta 4.95.2. All is ok but I've an issue with the language selection.

I speak french, so when I want to change the language from English to French, all is fine but after reboot, the OS language return all the time to English.

I read on the web that it might have a bug with the CeC (i've got a LG TV), so i tried to change some options to System -> Input -> Peripherals -> Pulse-Eight CEC Adapter (like by turning on or off "Use the TV's language setting") but it seems that my changes are not saved and have no effect...

Any idea to solve this problem ?

Regards.
Posted: 1 month 3 days ago by 2ami #122545
2ami's Avatar
klojum wrote:
2ami wrote:
I own 2 amd fusion box, zacate e450 and llano a3300, both shows strannge text menu like lack of ink printing, and somtimes the text dissappear in sub menu, no matter what skin i use.. i've never seen this error in all version in oe excep in tthis beta 2
Screenshots (via phone or onboard) and pastebin'd log files are always very appreciated.

xbmc log --> sprunge.us/PJLA
kodi.log --> sprunge.us/fAjD

screenshot from camera (bad quality, but strange thing should be seen)
http://i61.tinypic.com/2dj0xgo.jpg
http://imgur.com/JkjC2VH

thanks
Posted: 1 month 3 days ago by popcornmix #122540
popcornmix's Avatar
laptopu wrote:
I'm having issues fast forwarding and rewinding, have been since beta 1. Using Pi model B with 512mb ram, connected to TV via composite and using USB hard drive. Also have USB i/r controller.

If I fast forward, whenever I press play again the video and audio is out of sync. It usually stops and looks like it's frozen but pressing stop does stop the video. If I hit rewind even on full speed it goes back only a couple of seconds at a time.

As posted on xbmc forum. Can you try this Milhouse (nightly) build:
forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=192380

Hopefully it will fix your audio sync after trickplay issue. This fix should be in next official beta.
Posted: 1 month 3 days ago by chewitt #122537
chewitt's Avatar
klojum wrote:
We do appreciate all your debug efforts, but perhaps the best solution is to 'do nothing', and simply continue with the build and settings that ARE working on your OE box. Unless there are specific features of Helix that you cannot do without.

In more simplistic terms .. "if it works, don't fix it" :whistle:
Posted: 1 month 3 days ago by klojum #122536
klojum's Avatar
2ami wrote:
I own 2 amd fusion box, zacate e450 and llano a3300, both shows strannge text menu like lack of ink printing, and somtimes the text dissappear in sub menu, no matter what skin i use.. i've never seen this error in all version in oe excep in tthis beta 2
Screenshots (via phone or onboard) and pastebin'd log files are always very appreciated.
Posted: 1 month 3 days ago by klojum #122534
klojum's Avatar
laptopu wrote:
I'll be honest though, with me spending hours on this problem and no-one else even being able to replicate it, I'm about to chuck my computer the other side of the room, stamp on the Pi, kick the TV and give up. This release is giving me the biggest headache of all releases.
We do appreciate all your debug efforts, but perhaps the best solution is to 'do nothing', and simply continue with the build and settings that ARE working on your OE box. Unless there are specific features of Helix that you cannot do without.
Posted: 1 month 3 days ago by 2ami #122533
2ami's Avatar
I own 2 amd fusion box, zacate e450 and llano a3300, both shows strannge text menu like lack of ink printing, and somtimes the text dissappear in sub menu, no matter what skin i use.. i've never seen this error in all version in oe excep in tthis beta 2
Posted: 1 month 4 days ago by Lenx #122498
Lenx's Avatar
Tried beta 2 after giving up on beta1.
All my settings are reset and my library is gone post update.
Can't get tvheadend to work. It seems not to recognise my adapter correctly as DVB T2 only DVB T. Messed around in the backend to try and set it up for 30mins but made no progress. Are there any docs which tell you how to do this for the new version? Reverting back to last stable. Here are my xbmc, system & hardware logs. xbmclogs.com/show.php?id=351488
Posted: 1 month 4 days ago by laptopu #122472
laptopu's Avatar
I can't find any paste site that will let me paste a log as big as the one I've got. I've also had some really bad luck here, tried spending 3 hours getting a simple video online and failed as youtube doesn't like my cameraphone now. So I'm giving up on that.
The basics are right - got the proper power supply, not overclocked, using powered hub, it's worked fine in Frodo and Gotham but now on Helix we've got a problem.

The reason why I think I'm having a problem and others haven't noticed is possibly because I'm using analogue audio and composite video, not HDMI, so I suspect that may be a contributor.

I'll be honest though, with me spending hours on this problem and no-one else even being able to replicate it, I'm about to chuck my computer the other side of the room, stamp on the Pi, kick the TV and give up. This release is giving me the biggest headache of all releases.
Posted: 1 month 4 days ago by BEBER2410 #122463
BEBER2410's Avatar
Hello,
My intel system crash when wake up from suspend. It was good on OE 4.2 but not in 4.95.1 and 4.95.2
I tryed to desable addons (watchdog, weather) but it's the same ...
Here's logs :
kodi.log : xbmclogs.com/show.php?id=351176
kodi.old.log : xbmclogs.com/show.php?id=351180
Regards,
Beber
Posted: 1 month 4 days ago by RogerS #122462
RogerS's Avatar
I did a fresh install of OpenElec 5.0 beta 2 (64 bit) on my Intel D34010WYK. It worked for a while but now if I boot the HTPC, cold boot or resume it doesn't matter, it either shows the Kodi splash screen or a text "busy" a small box at the right bottom of the screen.

I still can access the HTPC via Filezilla.

Which files do I need to delete so that OpenElec starts correctly?

Here is the kodi.log:
Warning: Spoiler! [ Click to expand ]


Edit: Fixed it. I took the easy way just did a full re-install. now it works again.
Posted: 1 month 4 days ago by tinzarian #122461
tinzarian's Avatar
Beta 2 breaks IR on my zotac box. Log is at sprunge.us/CeUC

Below is from beta 1, the last three lines are missing in the logs from beta 2:
[    2.735301] nuvoton_cir: w836x7hg: unknown chip, id: 0xc5 0x62, it may not work...
[    2.770023] Registered IR keymap rc-rc6-mce
[    2.770180] input: Nuvoton w836x7hg Infrared Remote Transceiver as /devices/pnp0/00:06/rc/rc0/input6
[    2.770259] rc0: Nuvoton w836x7hg Infrared Remote Transceiver as /devices/pnp0/00:06/rc/rc0
Posted: 1 month 5 days ago by danielwlewis #122446
danielwlewis's Avatar
When trying to change channels via the EPG, sometimes (1) it works as expected ("Working" message in lower right corner, then changes to new channel), sometimes (2) it changes channels without the "Working" message, and sometimes (3) the video pauses, no "Working" message, and finally it goes back to the EPG without changing channels. In the latter case, a second attempt successfully changes channels.

I'm using the regular (non-cmyth) version of the MythTV client with a MythBuntu backend. This problem occurs with both the generic 386 and generic x64 versions of 4.95.2. My 4.2.1 clients don't have this problem.

I'm happy to provide logs, but someone will have to hold my hand since I am totally lost in Linux! :)

Dan
Posted: 1 month 5 days ago by laptopu #122435
laptopu's Avatar
I've been scanning an additional log and this line comes up a few times:

20:37:45 6581.866211 T:3032478784 INFO: CAESinkALSA - ALSA: /home/stephan/projects/openelec-5.0/build.OpenELEC-RPi.arm-4.95.2/alsa-lib-1.0.28/src/confmisc.c:392:(snd_func_concat) error evaluating strings

Could this have something to do with the rewind/fast forward sync problems? I want to post a full log but it's a fairly big file and xbmclogs.com keeps giving me a 504, I also have a video to demonstrate the error but the filehosting site I'm trying to use is snafu'd at the moment.
Posted: 1 month 5 days ago by reiniervanrutten #122434
reiniervanrutten's Avatar
sat4all wrote:
the remote still work very laggy here.
debug log provided already in beta1 topic.

same here!

[Beta] OpenELEC 5.0 Beta 1 released

05 Nov 2014

The OpenELEC team is proud to announce its 1st Beta of OpenELEC 5.0.
Internally this will be known by the less-catchy name OpenELEC 4.95.1.

The OpenELEC 4.95 release series are test releases (beta) for OpenELEC-5.0.
OpenELEC-5.0 will be the next stable release, which is a feature release and the successor of OpenELEC-4.2.

The headline change is the big switch from XBMC to Kodi branding. Both project teams have conducted a major find/replace but if you spot residual mentions of XBMC anywhere please let us know. The name change affects more than the GUI; all references in code have been changed and in the OpenELEC filesystem /storage/.xbmc will be recreated as a symlink to /storage/.kodi to ensure hardcoded paths in addons or scripts continue to work. For information on Kodi 14 you can find on http://kodi.tv/kodi-14-0-helix-beta-1-springs-forward/ .

Due to the potential for typo-bugs and breakage from Kodi renaming 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.

Read more...


Posted: 1 month 1 week ago by chewitt #122255
chewitt's Avatar
Thread locked as BETA 2 (4.95.2) has been released. Support continues here:

openelec.tv/forum/120-news-announcements...-5-0-beta-2-released
Posted: 1 month 1 week ago by g14nluc4 #122243
g14nluc4's Avatar
Hello, there will be support for hifiberry for audio dts and ac3 to run the surround sound on home theater
Posted: 1 month 1 week ago by nickr #122236
nickr's Avatar
Rieche wrote:
klojum wrote:
Rieche wrote:
NUC users beware - this beta seriously affects your system's performance. Menu navigation is laggy, videos skip frames on a regular basis and some menu items have now missing text.

I suspect it's the kernel update that is messing with the NUC drivers.

I'd wait for the (hopefully stable) full release.
Yeah... Let's all just go hide in a deep cave, and wait... and hope that all problems will go away just like that. *poof*

Right? :blink:

Did I ever say that? Of course not.

It is a fair warning for NUC owners, especially considering similar statements from other users in previous pages. It is not criticism but rather an observation. I know you'd like to see some logs instead but not everyone has the time for this.

I'm sure there are others who actively track these issues and get them fixed eventually, and I am grateful for that. However, I am not one of them and downgrading to 4.2.1 was a painful experience.

This is not to say I don't appreciate the work that goes into this. In fact, I admire the effort that was put into this piece of software in the first place.

If you don't have time to create logs, why are you using a beta?
Posted: 1 month 1 week ago by kobrawerde #122227
kobrawerde's Avatar
Thank you for the work on the new version of OE !
After going from version 4.0.7 ......to 4.95.1 Beta
I noticed:
several times self-off system
system freezing ! ..... after waking the system suspend option
DHCP option connection error ... (static ip works OK)
regards!
Posted: 1 month 1 week ago by LossAngeles #122226
LossAngeles's Avatar
I had debugging turned on ; I'll give it another shot. I agree it's not SQL related. To stop I simply click the stop button on the player interface with a mouse.

Edit - I blew it and shared the wrong log. Pls try this one : sprunge.us/RSGN

Thx,
-Greg
seo wrote:
LossAngeles wrote:
Play any video file ... stop it and kodi crashes ; resulting in restart of the GUI ; not the entire OS. This also happens when I attempt to stream content from mBox and such.

Hardware is first generation ION device (as noted in my footer)

Debug logging.
sprunge.us/BZQS

1. this is not debug log
2. it looks like a normal exit. not a crash. no idea how you stop your video playback, here I do via "x" (or "f2" button on my remote, mapped to "Stop")
3. I dont see how it's related to mysql
Posted: 1 month 1 week ago by meikelmoeller #122221
meikelmoeller's Avatar
No problem, your work is it worth. We all are waiting for version 5.0 stable.
4.95.1 is not so good and makes much problems. Freezes, restarts, slow remote control and so on. Its a real "beta" :).
Posted: 1 month 1 week ago by sraue #122214
sraue's Avatar
meikelmoeller wrote:
I use OE for a long time and it works great on my different HTPC. So I made the second donation. THX

thank you to you too :-)

Stephan
Posted: 1 month 1 week ago by sraue #122213
sraue's Avatar
Frank-NL wrote:
Nice work! Already been using the snapshots for the last month... they've already been stable enough for daily use. So OE5 will be great! Time for a donation.

thank you much :-)

greetings, Stephan
Posted: 1 month 1 week ago by Rieche #122200
Rieche's Avatar
Frank-NL wrote:
It's not a fair warning, there's no point in joining a beta testing thread to point out there are issues. It's what's expected really. If you cannot provide logs you should not upgrade to a beta version but stay on the stable releases.

That is a fair point.

I might have over exaggerated in my original comment. I guess I was a tad bit frustrated with my downgrading experience.
Posted: 1 month 1 week ago by Frank-NL #122199
Frank-NL's Avatar
It's not a fair warning, there's no point in joining a beta testing thread to point out there are issues. It's what's expected really. If you cannot provide logs you should not upgrade to a beta version but stay on the stable releases.
Posted: 1 month 1 week ago by Rieche #122197
Rieche's Avatar
klojum wrote:
Rieche wrote:
NUC users beware - this beta seriously affects your system's performance. Menu navigation is laggy, videos skip frames on a regular basis and some menu items have now missing text.

I suspect it's the kernel update that is messing with the NUC drivers.

I'd wait for the (hopefully stable) full release.
Yeah... Let's all just go hide in a deep cave, and wait... and hope that all problems will go away just like that. *poof*

Right? :blink:

Did I ever say that? Of course not.

It is a fair warning for NUC owners, especially considering similar statements from other users in previous pages. It is not criticism but rather an observation. I know you'd like to see some logs instead but not everyone has the time for this.

I'm sure there are others who actively track these issues and get them fixed eventually, and I am grateful for that. However, I am not one of them and downgrading to 4.2.1 was a painful experience.

This is not to say I don't appreciate the work that goes into this. In fact, I admire the effort that was put into this piece of software in the first place.
Posted: 1 month 1 week ago by klojum #122188
klojum's Avatar
Rieche wrote:
NUC users beware - this beta seriously affects your system's performance. Menu navigation is laggy, videos skip frames on a regular basis and some menu items have now missing text.

I suspect it's the kernel update that is messing with the NUC drivers.

I'd wait for the (hopefully stable) full release.
Yeah... Let's all just go hide in a deep cave, and wait... and hope that all problems will go away just like that. *poof*

Right? :blink:
Posted: 1 month 1 week ago by Rieche #122187
Rieche's Avatar
NUC users beware - this beta seriously affects your system's performance. Menu navigation is laggy, videos skip frames on a regular basis and some menu items have now missing text.

I suspect it's the kernel update that is messing with the NUC drivers.

I'd wait for the (hopefully stable) full release.

4.2.1 is rock solid.
Posted: 1 month 1 week ago by meikelmoeller #122161
meikelmoeller's Avatar
After a while watching an Live-TV stream from my yaVDR Server Kodi freezes and restarts. This happen after 40-60 minutes.

The last entry in kodi.old.log
23:25:07 T:140485580044160  NOTICE: GL: Using GL_ARB_pixel_buffer_object
23:38:21 T:140485419067136   ERROR: CAESinkALSA - snd_pcm_writei(-32) Broken pipe - trying to recover
23:38:45 T:140484442543872   ERROR: Previous line repeats 29 times.
23:38:46 T:140484442543872 WARNING: CDVDMessageQueue(audio)::Get - asked for new data packet, with nothing available
23:38:47 T:140485419067136   ERROR: CAESinkALSA - snd_pcm_writei(-32) Broken pipe - trying to recover
Posted: 1 month 1 week ago by seo #122148
seo's Avatar
LossAngeles wrote:
Play any video file ... stop it and kodi crashes ; resulting in restart of the GUI ; not the entire OS. This also happens when I attempt to stream content from mBox and such.

Hardware is first generation ION device (as noted in my footer)

Debug logging.
sprunge.us/BZQS

1. this is not debug log
2. it looks like a normal exit. not a crash. no idea how you stop your video playback, here I do via "x" (or "f2" button on my remote, mapped to "Stop")
3. I dont see how it's related to mysql
Posted: 1 month 1 week ago by LossAngeles #122146
LossAngeles's Avatar
Play any video file ... stop it and kodi crashes ; resulting in restart of the GUI ; not the entire OS. This also happens when I attempt to stream content from mBox and such.

Hardware is first generation ION device (as noted in my footer)

Debug logging.
sprunge.us/BZQS
Posted: 1 month 1 week ago by DDD #122145
Posted: 1 month 1 week ago by Jean-Max #122123
Jean-Max's Avatar
punky.mtp wrote:
The DVD ISO problem is solved in a test build. See : openelec.tv/forum/124-raspberry-pi/73668...aying-dvd-iso#122032
Thanks :)

But where can-we download this 4.95.1 test build 1109 for Generic X86_64 ?
It's not is this download zone:
openelec.tv/get-openelec/viewcategory/8-generic-builds
(there is the previous 11/05 version of 4.95.1)

Thanks :)
Posted: 1 month 1 week ago by exodus123 #122117
exodus123's Avatar
Thanks for new BETA.
I've updated from 4.2.1 but now my ASUS Vivo VC 60 with I5 is stuttering while playing back full HD MKV until the movie stops completely.

Now I'm back to 4.2.1 and everything is fine.
Posted: 1 month 1 week ago by punky.mtp #122107
punky.mtp's Avatar
The DVD ISO problem is solved in a test build. See : openelec.tv/forum/124-raspberry-pi/73668...aying-dvd-iso#122032
Posted: 1 month 1 week ago by Tolotos #122097
Tolotos's Avatar
LossAngeles wrote:
uPnP is the possible replacement for shared MySQL. See: forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=184203

UPNP is only a replacement for MySQL if there is a KODI server available which can run on several NAS systems or home-servers as a service. Just as MySQL / MariaDB do. Just my 2 cents.

Tolotos
Posted: 1 month 1 week ago by LossAngeles #122093
LossAngeles's Avatar
>> uPnP is the possible replacement for shared MySQL. See: forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=184203
^---> utterly stupid
>> I can't be the only person with multiple Openelec devices in the house. Very nice having a shared library, tracking watched/un-watched etc etc.
^---> You aren't and this might explain why Kodi crashes upon any movie stop on my initial ION tests using mySql for library and meta data handling.
Posted: 1 month 1 week ago by popcornmix #122067
popcornmix's Avatar
jsbear wrote:
I have no problem getting away from it, but the question is, what is replacing it ? I can't be the only person with multiple Openelec devices in the house. Very nice having a shared library, tracking watched/un-watched etc etc.

uPnP is the possible replacement for shared MySQL. See: forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=184203

However I don't think MySQL is going anywhere soon and I don't believe uPnP is ready as a replacement, so I'd suggest you carry on using mysql (as I do).
Posted: 1 month 1 week ago by jsbear #122058
jsbear's Avatar
I have no problem getting away from it, but the question is, what is replacing it ? I can't be the only person with multiple Openelec devices in the house. Very nice having a shared library, tracking watched/un-watched etc etc.
Posted: 1 month 1 week ago by popcornmix #122056
popcornmix's Avatar
karel1 wrote:
Maybe I should clarify: I can play music via Airplay on the Alsa device, and have movie audio on HDMI in OE4.2.1, not at the same time ofcourse. In OE4.9.5. no such luck:
All audio also from the movie is either on HDMI or Alsa.

In video acceleration settings try playing with the options. Disable mmal acceleration and the automatic switch option.

OpenELEC 4.2.1 released

04 Oct 2014

The OpenELEC team is proud to announce OpenELEC 4.2.1.

This release includes some bugfixes, security fixes and improvements since OpenELEC-4.2.0. Besides the usual bugfixes and package updates we fixed the following reported issues:

 

 

  • WLAN not working (using Aetheros HTC based WLAN sticks)
  • double keypresses with remotes
  • showing Xorg mouse cursor in various situations, like after wakeup from dpms/standby...
  • no or corrupt ASS/SSA subtitles
  • non working cpu temperature output on some systems
  • "stuttering" while playing videos on systems with Intel GPU

We also added support for ICE1712 Audio devices and PantherLord Gamecontroller devices.

Preinstalled SD cards for RaspberryPi are available from The Pi Hut.*

* Advertisenment

Read more...


Posted: 1 month 2 weeks ago by nickr #121519
nickr's Avatar
@bomb What don't you understand about the use of the paste command?
Posted: 1 month 2 weeks ago by ikarampa #121482
ikarampa's Avatar
I am on generic x64. None of the screen savers work, they seem to start but immediately stop. Also, on my motherboard (ASRock B75M-ITX) shutdown now is doing a reboot, I have to press the power button for the PC to switch off. Suspend is also failing.
Posted: 2 months 8 hours ago by b0mb #120466
b0mb's Avatar
here is the second logfile - sorry i couldn´t post both files at one time....

here is the link to both logfiles ;)

logfiles
Posted: 2 months 8 hours ago by b0mb #120461
b0mb's Avatar
I've tried to upload the two log files from my system but for some reason it didn't work. I'll try again later


[File Attachment: log-2014-10-19-15.50.50.zip]
Posted: 2 months 8 hours ago by nickr #120460
nickr's Avatar
You haven't posted the URLs for your logs on pastebin.
Posted: 2 months 11 hours ago by b0mb #120456
b0mb's Avatar
So I've turned on debugging and now I have 2 log files with wrong timestamps in the logging directory. Shall i do another debugging run when the error appears again and which of those file do i need to upload?

edit:

whyever i got two files during the first run i hope can solve my problem with the two logfiles attached.... the older one is with working gpu acceleration and the younger one without....
Posted: 2 months 1 day ago by DDD #120385
DDD's Avatar
github.com/OpenELEC/OpenELEC.tv/blob/master/CONTRIBUTING.md

"It is also importent to provide logs for debugging. A zip file can be found in the logfiles samba share, this will contain all the logs needed."

kodi.wiki/view/Log_file/Easy
kodi.wiki/view/Log_file/Advanced
Posted: 2 months 1 day ago by b0mb #120383
b0mb's Avatar
Please tell me how to do again...
Posted: 2 months 1 day ago by DDD #120376
DDD's Avatar
Debug Log?
Posted: 2 months 1 day ago by b0mb #120361
b0mb's Avatar
for some reason hardware decoding doesn´t work anymore for me after some time....

the solarwinds screensaver is stuttering and hardware decoding does´t work anymore

i have a celeron with intel hd graphics
Posted: 2 months 4 days ago by nickr #120174
nickr's Avatar
Please take your log off the forum and put it on pastebin or some similar site. OpeneELEC even has the paste command line utility to do ths.
Posted: 2 months 4 days ago by rodsjbv #120173
rodsjbv's Avatar
here the log
pastebin.com/t5ABcLs7
Posted: 2 months 4 days ago by popcornmix #120165
popcornmix's Avatar
ddavisva82 wrote:
Just upgraded from 4.0.07 to 4.2.1 on a Raspberry Pi B+. I now get a little multi-colored box that fades in and out in the upper right corner. Is this an indicator of something or do I need to reset some setting I haven't found yet?

www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=82373
Posted: 2 months 4 days ago by invisable #120157
invisable's Avatar
ddavisva82 wrote:
Just upgraded from 4.0.07 to 4.2.1 on a Raspberry Pi B+. I now get a little multi-colored box that fades in and out in the upper right corner. Is this an indicator of something or do I need to reset some setting I haven't found yet?

Thanks
Rainbow coloured box means your pi is under voltaged. Check the rating of your psu, it should obviously be 5volts. but it needs to be at least 2amp or over for B+
Posted: 2 months 4 days ago by ddavisva82 #120155
ddavisva82's Avatar
Just upgraded from 4.0.07 to 4.2.1 on a Raspberry Pi B+. I now get a little multi-colored box that fades in and out in the upper right corner. Is this an indicator of something or do I need to reset some setting I haven't found yet?

Thanks
Posted: 2 months 4 days ago by popcornmix #120138
popcornmix's Avatar
rodsjbv wrote:
After upgrade to 4.2.0 and later to 4.2.1 on my raspberry pi modB MKV movies does not play… if I choose to play using dvdplayer option only audio come out no video… any ideas?

Debug log?
Posted: 2 months 5 days ago by rodsjbv #120100
rodsjbv's Avatar
After upgrade to 4.2.0 and later to 4.2.1 on my raspberry pi modB MKV movies does not play… if I choose to play using dvdplayer option only audio come out no video… any ideas?
Posted: 2 months 5 days ago by miqel #120096
miqel's Avatar
updating from 3.2 -> 4.2 caused a complete loss of my videos !!!
Posted: 2 months 5 days ago by megil #120095
megil's Avatar
Not sure if this is related, but I upgraded to 4.2.1 which caused a complete loss of sound over HDMI at all times even after a reboot.

However restoring from an older OpenELEC (system and XBMC) backup fixed the issue despite it staying on version 4.2.1.

I wonder if some of the settings might have changed and restore forced a change??
Posted: 2 months 6 days ago by zorvalth #119992
zorvalth's Avatar
What is the aspect ration on your tv? I got simmillar problem and my tv ratio was 16:9 (Wide) or Auto, I dontremember. But when i changed it to Exact scan or Native the stretch was fixed.
Posted: 2 months 6 days ago by jzimmer #119962
jzimmer's Avatar
Dear all,

I've been on OE 3.2.6 for ages now on my Shuttle X35GT with Nvidia ION 2, because of the following problem with all 4.x releases.
I've just tried OE 4.2.1 Live and after booting the user interface is streched vertically over about 2 1/2 times my screen height. I can't really navigate in XBMC, however by guessing I ended up on the video setup page and even the overscan correction cannot overcome the enormous vertical strech. Are there other people who have this problem with ION 2 chipsets?
I looks exactly as mentioned here:
openelec.tv/forum/120-news-announcements...ased?start=30#104651
Settings look OK: 1080p, HDMI output, etc. It even shows my Samsung TV (connected via an AVR) to choose for video output.
Is there any way I can fix this?
I'd really like to upgrade my OE, but I'm stuck with 3.2.6 because that release really works well.

Cheers
Posted: 2 months 1 week ago by tamasp #119934
tamasp's Avatar
I updated my Intel NUC 34010 from OPENELEC 4.0.7 to 4.2.1 and now the files of my usb drive won't show anymore. I tested to go back to 4.0.7 and there are my files again. Under 4.2.1 when i attached the usb drive i got a message if i want to connect the drive but i can't input a answer. How can i connect my usb drive so i see my files again?

Thanks for help
Posted: 2 months 1 week ago by chewitt #119840
chewitt's Avatar
forums.xbmc.org <= report there, because for this kind of thing we are simply consumers of their application
Posted: 2 months 1 week ago by Wingfat #119834
Wingfat's Avatar
I'm finding that 4.2.1 will not allow any control over ASS/SSA subtitles. I guess I should be happy as 4.2.0 eliminated the subs entirely..
How do I report this issue? (NUC i5)

Thanks;
Posted: 2 months 1 week ago by rabside #119805
rabside's Avatar
Sulkowski wrote:
Hi
After upgrading my RPi + HifiBerryDAC the sound becomes... noise. It is rather grinding than sound.
HW is ok, I tested the same config with Raspbmc (older version) and everything is ok.
Any idea?

Same problem here!
what can we do? I love my hifiberry dac!

OpenELEC 4.2.0 released

26 Sep 2014

The OpenELEC team is proud to announce OpenELEC 4.2.0.

OpenELEC-4.2 is the next stable release, which is a feature release and the successor of OpenELEC-4.0.

Since OpenELEC 4.0 we have reworked many parts of the underlying OS. This release is the result of 6 months of development and testing and will be the basis for the upcoming OpenELEC-5.0 release series which is planned to release with Kodi-14 later this year.

 

  • OpenELEC-4.2 is now based on Kernel linux-3.16, Mesa-10.3, llvm-3.5 and Xorg-1.16.
  • We updated the Nvidia Graphic drivers in the 64-bit image to 340.x (32-bit remains on 304.123), systemd to systemd-216, our Connectionmanager to connman-1.25 and XBMC to XBMC Gotham 13.2.
  • We switched our libc from eglibc to glibc, upgraded to glibc-2.20 and binutils-2.24.
  • We added support for nss-mdns, support to perform filesystem checks on every boot for our both default system partitions and ffmpeg-2.4 to our x86 builds. With switching to ffmpeg-2.4 on our x86 builds we now support h265(HEVC) and Dolby Atmos.
  • OpenELEC 4.2 includes a new MMC/SDCard driver for RaspberryPiThis is now the default sdcard driver. It should avoid some of the issues of the old driver, like polling with interrupts disabled, and could improve performance and avoid interfering with other drivers (e.g. USB or LIRC).
  • OpenELEC now uses the PSTATE CPU scaling driver for Intel Systems and includes drivers for more hardware like DVB devices and WLAN adapters.

OpenELEC is not affected by the shellshock Bash bug because we haven't used Bash for 1.5 years. :-)

Preinstalled SD cards for RaspberryPi are available from The Pi Hut.*

* Advertisenment

Read more...


Posted: 2 months 2 weeks ago by sraue #118995
sraue's Avatar
adb76 wrote:
sraue wrote:
it seems tearfree support causes the stutter, but there are other issues (locking, GUI problems...) with 2.99.916 or 2.99.914 (which we use in 4.1.3) which should be investigated and reported (but i cant reproduce here on my systems)

Is there anything I can do for now?

maybe i will contact you later, we have to figure out which version exactly is broken. Will contact you per Mail.

thanks for your help
Posted: 2 months 2 weeks ago by sraue #118994
Posted: 2 months 2 weeks ago by tmotard #118986
tmotard's Avatar
tmotard wrote:
Hi,
i installed the 4.2 few days ago.
I've got a NUC and whith this version, i can't suspend after watching some videos.

I can suspend the NUC while i don't watch a video.
Didn't had this problem with the previous version. (4.0.7)
i attach the logs here (i saw the trick about pastebin, thanks a lot, but i didn't know wich log you need... only the wbms one ?)

Thanks a lot.
[File Attachment: log-2014-09-30-19.18.51.zip]

Hi,
Yesterday, i flashed the last BIOS for my NUC (august bios), then no more problem tu suspend now with 4.2 ..
Didn't had any problem with 4.0.7
case solved. :cheer:
Posted: 2 months 2 weeks ago by adb76 #118978
adb76's Avatar
sraue wrote:
it seems tearfree support causes the stutter, but there are other issues (locking, GUI problems...) with 2.99.916 or 2.99.914 (which we use in 4.1.3) which should be investigated and reported (but i cant reproduce here on my systems)

Is there anything I can do for now?
Posted: 2 months 2 weeks ago by DekiFR #118975
DekiFR's Avatar
sraue wrote:
DekiFR wrote:
Hello,
My experience from 4.2.0... All works fine in my 2 intel nuc except live tv link rtsp and rtmp... Xbmc crash du new pvr in openelec 4.2.0 so... Downgrad in 4.0.7 work fine :-)
I hope this bug will be resolved in the next release.
Thanks again for your hard work !!!

not sure what you mean with " du new pvr in openelec 4.2.0" ... whats this for crashes? any logs?

yes i have posted log here : openelec.tv/forum/71-pvr-live-tv/73151-r...rtsp-or-rtmp-tv-link
in preview release no probleme, and i have same problem in my 2 intel NUC
Posted: 2 months 2 weeks ago by spunti #118972
spunti's Avatar
Thank you sraue :)
The stuttering is gone.
Posted: 2 months 2 weeks ago by kire #118961
kire's Avatar
Hi! Pretty new openelec user here so please bare with me.

I built a htpc a few weeks ago and installed openelec! Most work fine except a few things.

cpu: Intel Core i3 4130T
mobo: ASRock H87M-ITX
ram: Corsair Vengeance Low Profile DDR3 PC12800/1600MHz CL9 2x4GB (CML8GX3M2A1600C9)
hdd: WD Green WD20NPVX 8MB 2TB

4.07 - i had no issues apart from wakeup from suspend. (ps2 keyboard resume works but NOT usb keyboard)
4.2 - now shutdown is also having issues and not shuting down completetly everytime, it stalls on the logo and just sits there (i have to manually switch it off). suspend still doesnt work. After display inactivity i get a mouse pointer stuck on the screen (this is solvable by moving the mouse to the screen edge at powerup) - ps2 keyboard resume no longer works
The latest patches solves my mouse issues but i still have problems with shutdown including resume from suspend

Im unsure on which logs you require so if you need me to check anything please let me know what logs you need.

Thanks!
Posted: 2 months 2 weeks ago by sraue #118958
sraue's Avatar
mhoogenbosch wrote:
adb76 wrote:
sraue wrote:
another testbuild which should solve the stutter:
snapshots.openelec.tv/test/stutter/OpenE...-r19113-g3620416.tar

if this helps for most users the solution there will go in 4.2.1. hope we get some feedback soon as possible so we can release a bugfix release asap.

thanks

Stephan

After first tests for me it seems to solve the issues regarding the "stuttering" on my Intel Haswell NUC i3.

Thanks for your support Stephan!
Great to see this solved. @sraue could you tell us what you did to fix this, did you revert back to the previous intel driver? Or did you change something with the new intel drivers?

this is the change for now:
github.com/OpenELEC/OpenELEC.tv/commit/9...1b5faa16bad7392eb6b7

it seems tearfree support causes the stutter, but there are other issues (locking, GUI problems...) with 2.99.916 or 2.99.914 (which we use in 4.1.3) which should be investigated and reported (but i cant reproduce here on my systems)
Posted: 2 months 2 weeks ago by mhoogenbosch #118956
mhoogenbosch's Avatar
adb76 wrote:
sraue wrote:
another testbuild which should solve the stutter:
snapshots.openelec.tv/test/stutter/OpenE...-r19113-g3620416.tar

if this helps for most users the solution there will go in 4.2.1. hope we get some feedback soon as possible so we can release a bugfix release asap.

thanks

Stephan

After first tests for me it seems to solve the issues regarding the "stuttering" on my Intel Haswell NUC i3.

Thanks for your support Stephan!
Great to see this solved. @sraue could you tell us what you did to fix this, did you revert back to the previous intel driver? Or did you change something with the new intel drivers?
Posted: 2 months 2 weeks ago by sraue #118953
sraue's Avatar
DekiFR wrote:
Hello,
My experience from 4.2.0... All works fine in my 2 intel nuc except live tv link rtsp and rtmp... Xbmc crash du new pvr in openelec 4.2.0 so... Downgrad in 4.0.7 work fine :-)
I hope this bug will be resolved in the next release.
Thanks again for your hard work !!!

not sure what you mean with " du new pvr in openelec 4.2.0" ... whats this for crashes? any logs?
Posted: 2 months 2 weeks ago by DekiFR #118951
DekiFR's Avatar
Hello,
My experience from 4.2.0... All works fine in my 2 intel nuc except live tv link rtsp and rtmp... Xbmc crash du new pvr in openelec 4.2.0 so... Downgrad in 4.0.7 work fine :-)
I hope this bug will be resolved in the next release.
Thanks again for your hard work !!!
Posted: 2 months 2 weeks ago by adb76 #118950
adb76's Avatar
sraue wrote:
another testbuild which should solve the stutter:
snapshots.openelec.tv/test/stutter/OpenE...-r19113-g3620416.tar

if this helps for most users the solution there will go in 4.2.1. hope we get some feedback soon as possible so we can release a bugfix release asap.

thanks

Stephan

After first tests for me it seems to solve the issues regarding the "stuttering" on my Intel Haswell NUC i3.

Thanks for your support Stephan!
Posted: 2 months 2 weeks ago by canuma #118948
canuma's Avatar
I don't want to be annoying, but is there a chance to get some feedback about why my machine is crashing? Admitted, it is strange that except me nobody else seems to have that problem, but i really would like to know how to fix that.
Description
Posted: 2 months 2 weeks ago by ix400 #118946
ix400's Avatar
... yes, the stuttering is fixed with that build.

Thanks a lot. :)

Chris
nickr wrote:
sraue wrote:
another testbuild which should solve the stutter:
snapshots.openelec.tv/test/stutter/OpenE...-r19113-g3620416.tar

if this helps for most users the solution there will go in 4.2.1. hope we get some feedback soon as possible so we can release a bugfix release asap.

thanks

Stephan
looking good on my Intel 1037u
Posted: 2 months 2 weeks ago by nickr #118932
nickr's Avatar
sraue wrote:
another testbuild which should solve the stutter:
snapshots.openelec.tv/test/stutter/OpenE...-r19113-g3620416.tar

if this helps for most users the solution there will go in 4.2.1. hope we get some feedback soon as possible so we can release a bugfix release asap.

thanks

Stephan
looking good on my Intel 1037u
Posted: 2 months 2 weeks ago by frarev #118928
frarev's Avatar
sraue wrote:
another testbuild which should solve the stutter:
snapshots.openelec.tv/test/stutter/OpenE...-r19113-g3620416.tar

if this helps for most users the solution there will go in 4.2.1. hope we get some feedback soon as possible so we can release a bugfix release asap.

thanks

Stephan

I made quick test and it seems very smooth now.

But I have always a problem with the first seconds of an airplay video : a quick jump forward ou backward after few seconds of playing.
If you can have a look : sprunge.us/Zgdi
That happens to the second airplay video.
Posted: 2 months 2 weeks ago by sraue #118924
sraue's Avatar
another testbuild which should solve the stutter:
snapshots.openelec.tv/test/stutter/OpenE...-r19113-g3620416.tar

if this helps for most users the solution there will go in 4.2.1. hope we get some feedback soon as possible so we can release a bugfix release asap.

thanks

Stephan
Posted: 2 months 2 weeks ago by frarev #118922
frarev's Avatar
sraue wrote:
at all with "stuttering" videooutput, please test again with:
snapshots.openelec.tv/test/stutter/tearf...-r19113-g3620416.tar

and report back

thanks much

I tested. Less stuttering but stutters a little. Not so smooth than 4.0.7 that is perfect.

Log : sprunge.us/UjWU
Posted: 2 months 2 weeks ago by b0mb #118921
b0mb's Avatar
the last snapshot from sraue solved the stuttering for me also ;)

thx a lot!
Posted: 2 months 2 weeks ago by zorvalth #118914
zorvalth's Avatar
I didnt change it :) It auto updated but i had no problems updating the previous versions .Anyway i will probably upgrade the hardware in the near future.
Posted: 2 months 2 weeks ago by fritsch #118911
fritsch's Avatar
I said, that a Baytrail (which only has the Celeron name cause of marketing) has the worst GPU we have seen in 2K14 and that the only thing you can use is SWFilter + normal Bob. Cause for everything else the render performance is too limited.

With Helix you get another option which is done on the GPU - but this currently has other issues.

Edit: And to add (Never change a running build). 4.0.7 had the exactly same SWFilter VAAPI implementation, btw.
Posted: 2 months 2 weeks ago by nickr #118908
nickr's Avatar
kobrawerde wrote:
hmmmy ... OE version 4.2.0 ....is for me too many errors
from time to time no LAN connection to the internet (Atheros AR9271)
no connection to tether ?
tvheadend program has errors autorec ...etc
OE v 4.0.7 works for me best
regards
and by giving no debug log or proper information you are part of the problem.
Posted: 2 months 2 weeks ago by zorvalth #118907
zorvalth's Avatar
I can confirm that 4.2 is the least stable build i ever used. I have NUC DN2820. 4.0.7 was perfect. On 4.2 I cant use DHCP, after every restart i have to go and click "Connect". Static IP is ok. Some videos got stutter as other NUC users. I recently added USB DVB-C tuner, and live tv performance got small problems too. I contacted fritsch about deinterlacing but we got to the conclusion that the celeron is not good enough for good deinterlacing.Also when i stop the HTPC there is weird flickering on the OE Logo, probably result of the new intel drivers... when i got from my vacation in Monday i will try the test build..
Posted: 2 months 2 weeks ago by kobrawerde #118904
kobrawerde's Avatar
hmmmy ... OE version 4.2.0 ....is for me too many errors
from time to time no LAN connection to the internet
no connection to tether ? (Atheros AR9271)
tvheadend program has errors autorec ...etc
OE v 4.0.7 works for me best
regards
Posted: 2 months 2 weeks ago by ix400 #118903
ix400's Avatar
... I did some quick testing, and it seems that this build fixed the stuttering problem.

Haswell i3, Intel NUC.

Thanks!

OpenELEC 4.2 Beta 6 released

06 Sep 2014

The OpenELEC team is proud to announce OpenELEC 4.1.6.

The OpenELEC 4.1 release series are test releases (beta) for OpenELEC-4.2.
OpenELEC-4.2 will be the next stable release, which is a feature release and the successor of OpenELEC-4.0.

This release includes some bugfixes, security fixes and improvements since OpenELEC-4.1.5. Besides the usual bugfixes and package updates we updated Mesa to Mesa-10.3-rc3, llvm to llvm-3.5.0 and kernel to linux 3.16.2. We fixed a crash in our installer and when pairing a PS3 remote and updated the RaspberryPi firmware to include the last fixes and features. Also we added STK1160 framegrabber, CH341 USB-serial support and the PSTATE CPU scaling driver for Intel Systems.

RaspberryPi Users:
This build includes a new MMC/SDCard driver, which is now enabled by default.
This is now the default sdcard driver. It should avoid some of the issues of the old driver, like polling with interrupts disabled, and could improve performance and avoid interfering with other drivers (e.g. USB or LIRC).
You can disable the new driver with adding bcm2708.bcm2835_mmc=0 to cmdline.txt. Please report any issues with this driver in our forums. To edit your cmdline.txt run the following commands and reboot after the change:

mount -o remount,rw /flash
nano /flash/cmdline.txt

 

Since OpenELEC 4.0 we have some parts of the underlying OS reworked. OpenELEC 4.1/4.2 is now based on Kernel linux-3.16, Mesa-10.3, llvm-3.5 and Xorg-1.16. We updated the Nvidia Graphic drivers in the 64-bit image to 340.x (32-bit remains on 304.123), Systemd to systemd-216, our Connectionmanager to connman-1.25 and XBMC to XBMC Gotham 13.2. We switched our libc from eglibc to glibc. We added support for nss-mdns, support to perform filesystem checks on every boot for our both default system partitions and ffmpeg-2.3 to our x86 builds. With switching to ffmpeg-2.3 on our x86 builds we now support h265(HEVC)

You should only upgrade from OpenELEC-4.0 to OpenELEC 4.1 for testing purposes. If you are going to update to one of our beta releases, we STRONGLY advise that you make a backup of your XBMC data.

Read more...


Posted: 2 months 3 weeks ago by DDD #117994
Posted: 2 months 3 weeks ago by proletar #117853
proletar's Avatar
Okay, it gets a bit weirder. So I booted into Ubuntu (it's a multi boot system) restarted and back into Openelec and now I can't reproduce the issue anymore. That is Openelec now shuts down correctly.

Furthermore, there doesn't seem to be zipped log files for all the times the system rebooted instead of shutting down. I have added two logs files though, the first one I believe is from the last time the system started up before I noticed the issue. The other one is from 30 mins ago and (I believe) was created when Openelec started after having booted Ubuntu.
Posted: 2 months 3 weeks ago by DDD #117847
DDD's Avatar
You can post all Logs in the Zipfile on the Samba Share:
wiki.openelec.tv/index.php?title=OpenELE...rate_support_logs.3F
Posted: 2 months 3 weeks ago by proletar #117845
proletar's Avatar
Hi,

I've got a bit of a weird issue with the 4.2 beta 6. When I try to power off the system it just reboots instead, returning me right back into XBMC.
This is the "Generic x86_64" build on an Asus EB1501, i.e. an ION based system.

The reboot happens both if I select shutdown from within XBMC or type 'poweroff' via SSH.

This didn't happen on the stable 4.0.7, I haven't tried any of the previous 4.2 betas though.

I'd be happy to provide logs if necessary, I just have no idea what logs to provide and how to acquire them.
Posted: 2 months 3 weeks ago by maulbongo #117560
maulbongo's Avatar
Hi there,

I've got the 4.1.6 running on a raspberry and since this upgrade to 4.1.6 the Networking ist not working proper after startup.
In my constellation I have got an nas with sambashares and the pi is connected via wifi (TP-LINK N150).
With 4.1.5 all worked like a charme, but with 4.1.6 the Network became laggy and watching videos is nerving, it stutters or even takes long breaks for buffering.
When I go to networking in openelec settings and disable Networking and reenable it, all is working like a charme again.
Seems that on startup the Networking is not starting proper.

edit: I can't reproduce this workarround all the time, sometimes it works, sometimes not. Which logfile could be helpful in this case?
Posted: 2 months 4 weeks ago by wow999 #117497
wow999's Avatar
sraue wrote:
wow999 wrote:
i still get a mousepointer stuck in middle of screen when openelec wakes from sleep
Intel® NUC Kit D54250WYK

thanks for the hard work ;)

can you make a short video from the screen when you go to suspend and wakeup so i can see the mouse cursor? i cant replicate here

unrender has posted pics her openelec.tv/forum/41-supported-hardware/...ter-of-screen#117476

thanks
Posted: 2 months 4 weeks ago by sraue #117486
sraue's Avatar
wow999 wrote:
i still get a mousepointer stuck in middle of screen when openelec wakes from sleep
Intel® NUC Kit D54250WYK

thanks for the hard work ;)

can you make a short video from the screen when you go to suspend and wakeup so i can see the mouse cursor? i cant replicate here
Posted: 3 months 11 hours ago by lrusak #117346
lrusak's Avatar
snake007 wrote:
Hi I have only encountered 1 problem so far on my HTPC. It is when I play a file with 5.1 sound I don't get the audio through my sony DAV-DZ330 amplifier using optical out. When I had a play around with the audio settings I noticed if I change the speaker setting from 5.1 to 2.0 and enable passthrough it plays fine and comes through my amp in 5.1. If I change the speakers back to 5.1 the sound stops even with passthough enabled. As I said it works perfectly still with passthrough enabled and 2.0 speaker option. Apart from that it has worked perfectly for me. My Setup Asus M5 motherboard. AMD fx eight core 3.1ghz cpu. Nvidia gtx 550ti. 8gb ram.

Seems odd, consulting the XBMC wiki says this, "Number of channels: This setting does not apply to passthrough audio connections, if enabled."
wiki.xbmc.org/index.php?title=Audio_settings

So, just keep passthrough enabled. and set the number of channels to whatever, (ei, 2.0)

Also take a look here for a quick setup guide.
wiki.xbmc.org/index.php?title=Audio_quickstart_guide
Posted: 3 months 19 hours ago by jan #117329
jan's Avatar
all 4.2 betas are showing me a very cool 0 degrees C for cpu temp, gpu temp seems ok.
using a Zotac ID41 (ion2)
Posted: 3 months 20 hours ago by snake007 #117327
snake007's Avatar
Hi I have only encountered 1 problem so far on my HTPC. It is when I play a file with 5.1 sound I don't get the audio through my sony DAV-DZ330 amplifier using optical out. When I had a play around with the audio settings I noticed if I change the speaker setting from 5.1 to 2.0 and enable passthrough it plays fine and comes through my amp in 5.1. If I change the speakers back to 5.1 the sound stops even with passthough enabled. As I said it works perfectly still with passthrough enabled and 2.0 speaker option. Apart from that it has worked perfectly for me. My Setup Asus M5 motherboard. AMD fx eight core 3.1ghz cpu. Nvidia gtx 550ti. 8gb ram.
Posted: 3 months 1 day ago by Mettbrot #117274
Mettbrot's Avatar
It is the 6th beta for version 4.2
The versioning scheme can be a bit confusing. Odd numbers on the second digit are used for development leading to the next even number.
Posted: 3 months 1 day ago by miqel #117269
miqel's Avatar
Is it 4.2 beta 6 or 4.1.6 like we can see in second line?
Posted: 3 months 2 days ago by leonidas #117219
leonidas's Avatar
Driver for Nuvoton* Consumer Infrared (CIR) for Intel® NUC (eg D54250WYK) is supported?
Posted: 3 months 3 days ago by paziu #117137
paziu's Avatar
Hi,

The OE 4.2b6 boots fine off pxe/nfs. During the playback ( x264 ) a horizontal line appears on the screen, in random locations, and random colors, for a fraction of a second every 1-3 seconds.

The hardware is a HP gt7725 thin client, AMD X2 Turion 2+GHz, and an integrated HD 3200 Radeon.
It performs well on OE 3.x releases with 1080p/DTS h/x264 content.

Thanks!

Mike


edit: disabling "sync video to playback" solved the appearance of >horizontal< lines. dual core Sempron and HD 3200 combo might be taking its last breath in the modern world.
beside that, very nice release!
Posted: 3 months 5 days ago by lrusak #117020
lrusak's Avatar
matsalka wrote:
Anyone got an idea why I'm getting this with irssi?
RPi:~ # /storage/mant/irssi/irssi
setupterm() failed for TERM=xterm: 0
Can't initialize screen handling, quitting.
You can still use the dummy mode with -d parameter
The same happens in beta 5, last working was beta 4.

This isn't the place for this, Please ask your issue elsewhere.
0rphu wrote:
Running the shoutcast2 plugin from web interface (chorus) uses omxplayer even though advancedsettings.xml says to use paplayer for music. When run from TV GUI, it correctly selects paplayer.

Consult the xbmc forums
Posted: 3 months 5 days ago by 0rphu #117013
0rphu's Avatar
Running the shoutcast2 plugin from web interface (chorus) uses omxplayer even though advancedsettings.xml says to use paplayer for music. When run from TV GUI, it correctly selects paplayer.
Posted: 3 months 6 days ago by matsalka #116943
matsalka's Avatar
Anyone got an idea why I'm getting this with irssi?
RPi:~ # /storage/mant/irssi/irssi
setupterm() failed for TERM=xterm: 0
Can't initialize screen handling, quitting.
You can still use the dummy mode with -d parameter
The same happens in beta 5, last working was beta 4.
Posted: 3 months 6 days ago by wow999 #116942
wow999's Avatar
have never tried Aeon skin so there was no entries with Aeon so did not work but thanks anyway ;)
Posted: 3 months 1 week ago by kraecki #116843
kraecki's Avatar
wow999 wrote:
i still get a mousepointer stuck in middle of screen when openelec wakes from sleep
Intel® NUC Kit D54250WYK

thanks for the hard work ;)

Had the same problem....
I'm using Confluence skin, but tested Aeon skin months before. The de-installation routine isn't quite clean, there were several
entries left in "guisettings.xml" (under /.xbmc/userdata/).
Delete every "aeon" setting at the end of the file, reboot and the mouse pointer should be gone ;)

greets,
kraecki
Posted: 3 months 1 week ago by lrusak #116760
lrusak's Avatar
AL8782 wrote:
I'm still having the same problem that started in 4.1.5 with 4.1.6.

In openelec settings section. System and Network show the same display. Network works at first but if I switch from wired to wireless then try to switch back I can't because all the network options display the same thing as whats under System.

This started with 4.1.5

This has been fixed for the next version
github.com/OpenELEC/service.openelec.set...dd7b784c41ca29e2ba62

Warez wrote:
Is the next stable version going to be the last Gotham xbmc? Don't know about Helix if it's a whole new platform?
And is it running on Linux 3.17?

Yes, the betas already include gotham 13.2.
No, the OpenELEC 4.2 branch is running kernel 3.16.2

OpenELEC 5.0 will be based on Kodi 14, Helix. and will most likely use kernel 3.17 or maybe 3.18.
Posted: 3 months 1 week ago by frarev #116745
frarev's Avatar
No post. Just for following
Posted: 3 months 1 week ago by Warez #116707
Warez's Avatar
Is the next stable version going to be the last Gotham xbmc? Don't know about Helix if it's a whole new platform?
And is it running on Linux 3.17?
Posted: 3 months 1 week ago by wow999 #116705
wow999's Avatar
i still get a mousepointer stuck in middle of screen when openelec wakes from sleep
Intel® NUC Kit D54250WYK

thanks for the hard work ;)
Posted: 3 months 1 week ago by AL8782 #116702
AL8782's Avatar
I'm still having the same problem that started in 4.1.5 with 4.1.6.

In openelec settings section. System and Network show the same display. Network works at first but if I switch from wired to wireless then try to switch back I can't because all the network options display the same thing as whats under System.

This started with 4.1.5
Posted: 3 months 1 week ago by paralogo #116622
paralogo's Avatar
Yes, i have changed nothing. It connects fine with router and internet but it cannot for some reason communicate with the network!!!! I had raspbmc and changed it to check 4.1.6 . I have no idea why it's not working.

Our Sponsors & Partners

 

arctic_logo
at-visions   SolNet   ThePiHut