OpenELEC 5.0.5 released

28 Feb 2015

The OpenELEC team is proud to announce OpenELEC 5.0.5.

OpenELEC-5.0 is the next stable release, which is a feature release and the successor of OpenELEC-4.2.

The headline change is the update from XBMC 13 (Gotham) to Kodi 14.2 (Helix) and 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-unwinds/.

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 if you update directly from OpenELEC-4.x or earlier.

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

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Posted: 2 days 9 hours ago by Jabes #134060
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seano wrote:
Well, 5.0.5 now plays streaming radio etc, but after playing video Kodi completely reloads itself. Hitting stop on video playback or when it finishes normally drops you back to the source, however anything above 5.0.0 will always cause Kodi to reload.

Im using generic Intel build. Fully supported hardware. has been working right up to 5.0.x

As I said, I have this problem as well. I worked with fritsch and discovered that with VAAPI disabled the problem went away. fritsch reverted libva in this build (otherwise 5.0.5) and this fixes the problem for me. What about you? dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/55728161/Ope...-r20095-g88129e0.tar
Posted: 2 days 9 hours ago by popcornmix #134057
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bwaslo wrote:
I just setup a Raspberry Pi v2 with OpenELEC. Very, very nice and works quite well (and fast!). Also plays nicely with YATSE remote controller (on a cheap Android tablet).

One question - has anyone experience using OpenELEC on RaspberyPi2 for SPDIF sound output? I'm getting a DSP processor unit and it needs SPDIF input rather than HDMI.

Two options:
A HDMI/optical splitter (something like this.
An I2S ALSA card. Something like this
Posted: 2 days 10 hours ago by bwaslo #134054
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I just setup a Raspberry Pi v2 with OpenELEC. Very, very nice and works quite well (and fast!). Also plays nicely with YATSE remote controller (on a cheap Android tablet).

One question - has anyone experience using OpenELEC on RaspberyPi2 for SPDIF sound output? I'm getting a DSP processor unit and it needs SPDIF input rather than HDMI.
Posted: 2 days 18 hours ago by powerarmour #133985
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paobenti wrote:
i try KODI UBUNTU and the i see onu film without freeze.... with c6/c7 on

why? difference with openelec?

OpenELEC uses a newer kernel, a commit in >3.16 broke C6/C7 C-States for Bay Trail hardware. And yes, the way Intel just ignores problems on their 'cheaper' hardware is just ridiculous, they did exactly the same with Cedarview also on Linux.
Posted: 2 days 22 hours ago by paobenti #133951
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i try KODI UBUNTU and the i see onu film without freeze.... with c6/c7 on

why? difference with openelec?
Posted: 2 days 23 hours ago by DDD #133946
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No, Intel have no Time for it bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=88012
Posted: 3 days 6 hours ago by paobenti #133932
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Baytrail problem is risolved? With state c6/c7
Posted: 3 days 9 hours ago by DDD #133903
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Debug Log?
Posted: 3 days 9 hours ago by Jabes #133893
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seano wrote:
Well, 5.0.5 now plays streaming radio etc, but after playing video Kodi completely reloads itself. Hitting stop on video playback or when it finishes normally drops you back to the source, however anything above 5.0.0 will always cause Kodi to reload.

Im using generic Intel build. Fully supported hardware. has been working right up to 5.0.x

Same for me...
Posted: 3 days 12 hours ago by Arm247 #133865
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Thanks Guys for your hard work !

IR remote via GPIO working again Pi B+ & 2 :)

Spoke too soon stopped again :S
Posted: 3 days 14 hours ago by poena #133844
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shuuk wrote:
yes i know. But how can i update? should i download the .tar file and put it on downloads?
Or is there a update option in openelec?
Dont put the .tar file in downloads. Copy it to the "update" folder and restart.
Posted: 3 days 18 hours ago by cityblue2001 #133814
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shuuk wrote:
yes i know. But how can i update? should i download the .tar file and put it on downloads?
Or is there a update option in openelec?

Yes, that will work. Or auto-update using the OpenELEC Settings addon.
Posted: 3 days 18 hours ago by shuuk #133811
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yes i know. But how can i update? should i download the .tar file and put it on downloads?
Or is there a update option in openelec?
Posted: 3 days 18 hours ago by DDD #133803
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Why not, that should be the normal behaviour.
Nevertheless i would always recommend an Backup befor an Update.
Posted: 3 days 18 hours ago by shuuk #133800
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i have a question.
atm im on 5.0.4 can i only update the system to 5.0.5 without loosing my settings?
Posted: 4 days 2 hours ago by chewitt #133764
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Nomgle wrote:
Yep - just download a drive imaging tool like Macrium Reflect - www.macrium.com/reflectfree.aspx - or CloneZilla - clonezilla.org/liveusb.php - and use it to create a boot disc/USB. Boot the disc/USB on your OpenElec machine, and just take a complete image to another USB Hard Drive.

Or (and a lot easier.. which is why it exists) use the backup function in the OE settings addon. Just remember to store the resulting backup file off-box or it's not a backup.
Posted: 4 days 5 hours ago by Nomgle #133754
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casper663 wrote:
Can I backup my kodi to a network or USB drive, I'd so how can i?
Yep - just download a drive imaging tool like Macrium Reflect - www.macrium.com/reflectfree.aspx - or CloneZilla - clonezilla.org/liveusb.php - and use it to create a boot disc/USB.
Boot the disc/USB on your OpenElec machine, and just take a complete image to another USB Hard Drive.
Posted: 4 days 6 hours ago by casper663 #133753
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Can I backup my kodi to a network or USB drive, I'd so how can i?
Posted: 4 days 18 hours ago by Sulkowski #133645
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thx
Posted: 4 days 21 hours ago by PhyshBourne #133626
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i wonder where there is the "wetek play" version…
can't you offer it here as well?
just a thought.
at least they're sponsoring open elec, too…
Posted: 4 days 21 hours ago by seano #133625
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Well, 5.0.5 now plays streaming radio etc, but after playing video Kodi completely reloads itself. Hitting stop on video playback or when it finishes normally drops you back to the source, however anything above 5.0.0 will always cause Kodi to reload.

Im using generic Intel build. Fully supported hardware. has been working right up to 5.0.x
Posted: 5 days 6 hours ago by Sulkowski #133596
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Where could I find previous versions?
5.0.5 still useless on RPi B.
"info" button still not working. "info" from menu = play.
Unable to edit/read information about movie.
Posted: 5 days 10 hours ago by DDD #133571
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Thanks

OpenELEC 5.0.4 released

25 Feb 2015

The OpenELEC team is proud to announce OpenELEC 5.0.4.

OpenELEC-5.0 is the next stable release, which is a feature release and the successor of OpenELEC-4.2.

The headline change is the update from XBMC 13 (Gotham) to Kodi 14.1 (Helix) and 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-unwinds/.

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 if you update directly from OpenELEC-4.x or earlier.

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

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Posted: 5 days 14 hours ago by ams123 #133530
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I would not way worried as my as it looked like a error to me. I would only expect release versions of Kodi in released versions of OE. As a developer myself Beta means problems that I don't want to have to deal with on my main entertainment center my wife and kid use.
Posted: 5 days 16 hours ago by matsalka #133512
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Don't update, VERY buggy version!

I'm getting random freezes and some movies/shows won't play anymore on RPi2. Downgrading right now.

Edit: 5.0.5 seems to work again.
Posted: 5 days 17 hours ago by vfrjim #133504
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vfrjim wrote:
Anyone else getting a random reboot with the Mythtv PVR client on the RP2 with this latest build? If I turn off the client, it does not reboot at all.

Looks like the guys at OSMC are having the same issue with the PVR client making Kodi reboot: discourse.osmc.tv/t/solved-kodi-in-reboo...ysql-database/683/17

Seems like a corrupt database in the mySQL server makes the latest version for the RPi2 reboot (but not the original RPi)

Seems like this was reported to GITHUB and a new release to the MythTV PVR addon was suppose to be released to be included in the 5.0.4 release, but mine was the old version # 1.11.3, here is the discussion threat at Github: github.com/janbar/xbmc-pvr-addons/issues/34 , in that thread there is a link to download the latest PVR addon. Hope this helps someone like it did me.
Posted: 6 days 2 hours ago by risingevil #133465
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I'm not sure, but I think this has been happening since the 5.0 release. Basically,OpenELEC on Raspberry Pi stop being as a DLNA video renderer. Was the feature removed or is something wrong? And I"m not sure how to provide logs for this since it's not something I do on the Pi, it's my other devices that don't see the Pi as it should.

thanks
Posted: 6 days 5 hours ago by vfrjim #133454
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Anyone else getting a random reboot with the Mythtv PVR client on the RP2 with this latest build? If I turn off the client, it does not reboot at all.
Posted: 6 days 6 hours ago by nickr #133451
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Presumably to pull in fixes to 14.1. Should be a positive IMHO.

The release point IS noted in the changelog, and is easy to check

github.com/xbmc/xbmc/commits/Helix
Posted: 6 days 10 hours ago by jlpsvk #133436
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Is the LIVE TV back in the Confluence skin? Because in 5.0.3 when I enable PVR, no TV in menu... :(
Posted: 6 days 11 hours ago by rwss #133431
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I've got this comment from HiassofT on this error message:
Looks like commit 5928cb1 bumped the kernel version to 3.18.7, but packages/linux/patches/3.18.6 hadn't been renamed to 3.18.7.
So all the kernel specific patches, including linux-003-no_dev_console.patch, might be missing in the 5.0.4 RPi2 build.

See: github.com/OpenELEC/OpenELEC.tv/issues/3958
Posted: 6 days 13 hours ago by anotherron #133395
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Thanks. Looking at /storage, I had the update directory, which contained 5.0.4 tar file. After a reboot the system created the .update directory with the KERNEL and SYSTEM files. After another reboot, the system did not process the new system and is still running 5.0.3. Any suggestions? Thanks
Posted: 6 days 17 hours ago by JimmySmith #133356
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Hi , me too.. Dunno if the original statement is true, but I would like to know reasons for that. Until now OE inculdes Kodi releases, not Betas. So I assume there is important reason to do that.
Posted: 6 days 19 hours ago by Frank-NL #133340
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ams123 wrote:
Why does 5.0.4 come with Kodi 14.2 Beta 2? I assumed I would be getting only release versions of Kodi.

You're worried about the stability of the second beta of the second minor update of a major release version? :side:
Posted: 1 week 6 hours ago by nickr #133305
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Change the dirctory back to how you found it. It should be .update

Then reboot.
Posted: 1 week 6 hours ago by anotherron #133303
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I'm running 5.0.3 on a RP1. The system does not automatically update. I checked /storage/.update and it contains the new version. I also tried renaming the directory to /storage/update. It did not help. Am I doing something wrong? How can I update the system? Thanks.
Posted: 1 week 6 hours ago by invisable #133300
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I'm getting that message on my pi 2 too thanks for the info above I've checked out your link but can't seem to find much :)
Posted: 1 week 7 hours ago by ruidc #133297
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mrqs wrote:
Anyone else (on RPi 2) getting the "Unable to open initial console" message during boot-up? How to deal with it?

I am, but also have no idea how to proceed, I only found some old posts about it.

movian.tv/issues/1865 has a potential workaround that i'm too tired to try right now.
Posted: 1 week 7 hours ago by ruidc #133296
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my 5.0.4 update from .3 is now stuck at the openelec screen showing version, and like the other use, after reboot, says unable to open an initial console, help!
Posted: 1 week 7 hours ago by ams123 #133295
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Why does 5.0.4 come with Kodi 14.2 Beta 2? I assumed I would be getting only release versions of Kodi.
Posted: 1 week 7 hours ago by Sulkowski #133292
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Hello,

Could anybody test with similar system?
RPi B

"Info button" not working
Default action of OK button on "choose" - after selection of "info" movie starting to play.
Unable to open "info" with other ways.

The same was with 5.0.3
Posted: 1 week 7 hours ago by mrqs #133289
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Anyone else (on RPi 2) getting the "Unable to open initial console" message during boot-up? How to deal with it?
Posted: 1 week 7 hours ago by jone #133288
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Thanks!

Would it be possible to get the lirc_xbox.ko kernel module back in the next release? It was there in 5.0.3 / 3.18.6, but is missing from this build...
Posted: 1 week 8 hours ago by tinzarian #133287
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How can I put a request in to update the intel wifi firmware (at least for AC-7260)? There is a new version which solves some issues, and, at least for me, is more stable
Posted: 1 week 11 hours ago by mrqs #133267
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Thank you, guys! :)

BTW
The RPi2 config.txt still contains overclocking options for RPi1. This might be misleading for inexperienced users.
Posted: 1 week 11 hours ago by maulbongo #133266
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Hi,

Thanks a lot, but with pyload now this happens:
ImportError: pycurl: libcurl link-time version (7.37.1) is older than compile-time version (7.39.0)
Posted: 1 week 17 hours ago by PhyshBourne #133228
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brilliant!
but…
…where's the version for wetek play??

[UPDATE] OpenELEC 5.0.2 released

09 Feb 2015

The OpenELEC team is proud to announce OpenELEC 5.0.2.

[UPDATE]: Due to a bug while updating OpenELEC to newer releases in OpenELEC-5.0.2 for RaspberryPi and RaspberryPi-2, we released OpenELEC-5.0.3 for both platforms. The other platforms are not affected, so we did not release a update for the other systems. You can download the fixed builds via our download page.

OpenELEC-5.0 is the next stable release, which is a feature release and the successor of OpenELEC-4.2.

The headline change is the update from XBMC 13 (Gotham) to Kodi 14.1 (Helix) and 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-unwinds/.

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 if you update directly from OpenELEC-4.x or earlier.

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

Read more...


Posted: 1 week 7 hours ago by Sulkowski #133291
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I made some tests after upgrade to 5.0.4
Tested with Android clients Yatse and Kodi Remote

"Info button" not working in both programs
Default action of OK button on "choose" - after selection of "info" movie starting to play.
Posted: 1 week 12 hours ago by Sulkowski #133254
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When I press "info" button, nothing happens
Posted: 1 week 1 day ago by nickr #133158
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What happens when you press the info button (usually mapped to i on a keyboard).
Posted: 1 week 1 day ago by Sulkowski #133156
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No. I have dafault acton set as "choose". When I set "Show information" it will also start playing movie.
There wasn't this problem with a previous versions of KODI.
Posted: 1 week 2 days ago by popcornmix #133034
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Sulkowski wrote:
When I'm trying to edit movie information ("Movie" menu) movie always start to play. Now it's impossible to edit any data about movie.
Hmmm... where could I find previous versions ofOpenelec for RPi?

Perhaps "default select action"
kodi.wiki/view/Settings/Videos
Posted: 1 week 2 days ago by Sulkowski #133031
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When I'm trying to edit movie information ("Movie" menu) movie always start to play. Now it's impossible to edit any data about movie.
Hmmm... where could I find previous versions ofOpenelec for RPi?

RPi 1 B
Posted: 1 week 2 days ago by andPS2 #133012
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thanks for the quick rpi2 support!
unfort i ran into a problem when trying to migrate from rpi to rpi2 (both 5.0.2)
the backup video library seems to be broken?
exporting to a single file or to separate files doesnt work
it created a folder with an xml file and all the subfolders are empty (actors,...)

this happened to me in the past already i think when going from openelec 4 to 5 back
then i thought it was a bug

is the whole functionality broken?
also the openelec wiki seems to have old info about openelec 4.0
the kodi wiki has different info according to this .nfo files are created but i cant find any

p.s. is there another way to get my resume points over?
can i just take the file .kodi/userdata/Database/MyVideos90.db and copy that to the new openelec?
Posted: 1 week 3 days ago by g12345567 #132808
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DDD wrote:
Thanks for the fixed updated versions. Internet radio now working again.
Posted: 1 week 4 days ago by d3rod #132768
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Any update coming soon ? i have to manually mark as watched every episode or movie and video auto resume is not working...
Is there a place where we can grab compiled nightly builds ?
Posted: 1 week 5 days ago by bhamail #132673
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Not sure where is the best place to report this, but I think there is an incorrect link on the Pi download page:
wiki.openelec.tv/index.php/HOW-TO:Instal...ll_Key#tab=DiskImage
That link has the text:
See our wiki for "special installation instructions."
The problem is that link is for an install key, when I think the link was supposed to be to the Pi image setup page:
wiki.openelec.tv/index.php?title=Installation
(this link appears at the top of the same page with the text:
Installing OpenELEC is easy, but if you're new to it then you might want to check out the "installation guide on the wiki".

Could really confuse folks.
Posted: 1 week 5 days ago by DDD #132652
Posted: 1 week 5 days ago by Cartman #132619
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Just for the sake of completeness, Radio and Shoutcast are not working with 5.0.2 also on the Arctic MC001 (generic build).
Error message "....skipping unplayable item..."
Seems to be the same error as on the Raspberrys. (?)

Rolled back to 5.0.0. That's working fine.
Posted: 1 week 6 days ago by Brujo #132492
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paobenti wrote:
I have another problema. When i pause a video for Long time and When i play again The video run for few second And Then freeze.

I THINK THE CAUSE IS BAYTRAIL..... BLAAA BAD BAD CHIP...

hmm on my Installation I do not have this issue
Posted: 2 weeks 23 hours ago by paobenti #132360
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I have another problema. When i pause a video for Long time and When i play again The video run for few second And Then freeze.

I THINK THE CAUSE IS BAYTRAIL..... BLAAA BAD BAD CHIP...
Posted: 2 weeks 1 day ago by Nick #132208
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Thank you Fritsch!
For building OE 5 with the older Kernel for Baytrail users like me!

I tried to make a build on a Ubuntu VM , but I got several errors each time without changing the Kernel....

Thank you guys for your Support!

The Build works great!
Running with C6 enabled since 11 hours without a glitch!

Best regards
Nick
Posted: 2 weeks 2 days ago by DDD #132156
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Maybe if you disable EIST it would also result in C1, but the Build from fritsch is the better Workaround i think
Posted: 2 weeks 2 days ago by CaptJackSparrow31 #132155
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CvH wrote:
By the way a WORKING OE 5.0 for <strong>J1800 / J1900 / J2900</strong> from Fritsch.
github.com/OpenELEC/OpenELEC.tv/issues/3...ssuecomment-74739051
Thanks for the info on this, looks like a fresh install is in the works for this evening.
Posted: 2 weeks 2 days ago by CaptJackSparrow31 #132154
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DDD wrote:
Whats behind this Options?
Here are the screens under advanced. http://imgur.com/a/MSBuw
Posted: 2 weeks 2 days ago by CvH #132149
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By the way a WORKING OE 5.0 for J1800 / J1900 / J2900 from Fritsch.
github.com/OpenELEC/OpenELEC.tv/issues/3...ssuecomment-74739051
Posted: 2 weeks 2 days ago by DDD #132143
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Whats behind this Options? i.imgur.com/btvrtah.jpg
Posted: 2 weeks 2 days ago by CvH #132142
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CaptJackSparrow31 wrote:
The acer bios is pretty locked down on this computer
looks like no option is available (of course i makes no sense to deactivate C6/C7)
Sadly the Intel devs seems like to ignore this failure or at least at very very low priority. A broken hardware platform for 3 major kernel releases did not speak for great support :)
Posted: 2 weeks 2 days ago by CaptJackSparrow31 #132133
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DDD wrote:
Maybe at the Advanced Tab?

I did not see it on the advanced tabs either :( , More Bios Screens . The acer bios is pretty locked down on this computer, I had to downgrade the bios just to get a boot menu to originally install OE.
Posted: 2 weeks 2 days ago by DDD #132055
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C6/C7, not C5 ;)

OpenELEC 5.0.1 released

02 Feb 2015

The OpenELEC team is proud to announce OpenELEC 5.0.1.

OpenELEC-5.0 is the next stable release, which is a feature release and the successor of OpenELEC-4.2.

The headline change is the update from XBMC 13 (Gotham) to Kodi 14.1 (Helix) and 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-unwinds/ .

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 if you update directly from OpenELEC-4.x or earlyer.

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

Read more...


Posted: 3 weeks 3 days ago by ThonaV #130897
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I have the same problem. Installed 5.0.1 one my Rasp Pi 2, status is visible but no mux and no signal.
Any ideas?
Posted: 3 weeks 4 days ago by envagyok #130731
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I have Raspberry pi B+ and Wetek play dual sat, at 5.0.0 was everything fine, but at 5.0.1 update and clean install too have problems with dvb-s and tvheadend.
Tvheadend at scanning not find any working mux, at status is visible no signal.
Pi has Technotrend S2-3600 usb dvb-s
Or sametimes find working muxes, but after next turning on the device isnt working livetv rue to no signal bug.

I go back to 5.0.0. and everything working fine.
Posted: 3 weeks 5 days ago by gda #130712
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Do you try to connect to a remote tvheadend server, or a local tvheadend instance?
If you try to connect to a local instance then it can't work, because tvheadend is not part of the image anymore. It is now in the repository for unofficial openelec addons.
AFAIK is this repository not ready for the Raspberry Pi 2. So your post would be misleading, you can't know whether tvheadend works or not, because it simply doesn't exist currently.

Gerald
Posted: 3 weeks 5 days ago by DDD #130623
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Logfiles?
Posted: 3 weeks 5 days ago by kniazio #130597
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TVHeadend not work in 5.0.1
No client wants to connect
What happened to TVHeadend
Raspberry Pi 2
Posted: 1 month 10 hours ago by queeup #130344
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queeup wrote:
i updated from 4.2.1 to 5.0.1 with soft reset. Everything smooth exept PVR IPTV simple client. Not showing my IPTV channels on the list. My live TV screen is empty. i couldt fındık any info about this problem.

Anybody have same issue?

I guess Openelec IPTV simple API is 1.9.2. Kodi requires 1.9.3. Need upgrade to latest IPTV addon. I am not totally sure it's going to solve my problem. It's just a guess.
OpenELEC:~ # cat /usr/share/xbmc/addons/pvr.*/addon.xml | grep xbmc.pvr
    <import addon="xbmc.pvr" version="1.9.2"/>
    point="xbmc.pvrclient"
    <import addon="xbmc.pvr" version="1.9.2"/>
    point="xbmc.pvrclient"
    <import addon="xbmc.pvr" version="1.9.2"/>
    point="xbmc.pvrclient"
    <import addon="xbmc.pvr" version="1.9.2"/>
    point="xbmc.pvrclient"
    <import addon="xbmc.pvr" version="1.9.2"/>
    point="xbmc.pvrclient"
    <import addon="xbmc.pvr" version="1.9.2"/>
    point="xbmc.pvrclient"
    <import addon="xbmc.pvr" version="1.9.2"/>
    point="xbmc.pvrclient"
    <import addon="xbmc.pvr" version="1.9.2"/>
    point="xbmc.pvrclient"
    <import addon="xbmc.pvr" version="1.9.2"/>
    point="xbmc.pvrclient"
    <import addon="xbmc.pvr" version="1.9.2"/>
    point="xbmc.pvrclient"
    <import addon="xbmc.pvr" version="1.9.2"/>
    point="xbmc.pvrclient"
    point="xbmc.pvrclient"
    <import addon="xbmc.pvr" version="1.9.2"/>
    point="xbmc.pvrclient"
    <import addon="xbmc.pvr" version="1.9.2"/>
    point="xbmc.pvrclient"
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Posted: 1 month 12 hours ago by Hitcher #130334
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Invalid or unsupported image file format
Posted: 1 month 13 hours ago by queeup #130328
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i updated from 4.2.1 to 5.0.1 with soft reset. Everything smooth exept PVR IPTV simple client. Not showing my IPTV channels on the list. My live TV screen is empty. i couldt fındık any info about this problem.

Anybody have same issue?
Posted: 1 month 13 hours ago by mffhi #130326
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dechief42 wrote:
I have massive Problems with Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260. This exists since the switch to kernel 3.17.x
Wifi is not usable. Random connection drops and slow downs. iwlwifi Firmware is the same as in 5.0.0. (Firmware 23.10.10.0)

On wireless.wiki.kernel.org/en/users/drivers/iwlwifi there is a newer firmware (iwlwifi-7260-ucode-23.11.10.0.tgz)

In the meantime i have compiled 5.0.0 with kernel 3.16.3 on my own. This build works flawless.

+1
Same problem , on my nuc i5 wireless AC 7260
Posted: 1 month 19 hours ago by powerarmour #130295
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Nick wrote:
I haven't had a single freeze or hang and no kodi restart since 5.0.1. C1 only.

No, me neither, that's what I'm running now.
Posted: 1 month 1 day ago by Nick #130268
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@dechief42
Thank you mate!
Much appreciated!

@tmoo
I haven't had a single freeze or hang and no kodi restart since 5.0.1. C1 only.

With 5.0.0 I had kodi restarts but no hang or freeze.

Running 24/7
Asrock q1900 m-atx
NV GT730
4gb Ram DDR3 1600 cl9
WD Red 2tb
150W FS PSU
2xDVBSKY dual DVB-s
TVHeadend

Regards
Nick
Posted: 1 month 1 day ago by powerarmour #130263
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tmoo wrote:
Nick wrote:
Could someone make a build with the latest OE (5.0.1) with Kernel 3.16?

But why? I'm on ASROCK Q1900-ITX and OE 4.21 with Kernel 3.16 and random hangs occurs too.

That's true, I've had odd freezes/hangs on my Q1900-ITX with 4.21/3.16 also, but they are not nearly as annoying or as frequent as they are with a 3.17 kernel
Posted: 1 month 1 day ago by tmoo #130261
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Nick wrote:
Could someone make a build with the latest OE (5.0.1) with Kernel 3.16?

But why? I'm on ASROCK Q1900-ITX and OE 4.21 with Kernel 3.16 and random hangs occurs too.
Posted: 1 month 1 day ago by dechief42 #130231
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Nick wrote:
Could someone make a build with the latest OE (5.0.1) with Kernel 3.16?
Or can someone explane me how to do that or is there a tutorial or something?

I would do that for each OE build!
If someone can point me how to do that! Till it's getting fixed by intel later that...next year :silly:

Help appreciated!

Regards
Nick

i have send you a PM with details how to build.
Posted: 1 month 1 day ago by kniazio #130226
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Yes Im Polish sorry my language. Steel Freeze
Posted: 1 month 1 day ago by nickr #130222
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Overhang?
Posted: 1 month 1 day ago by kniazio #130217
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I installed 5.0.1 Openelec on Raspberry PI 2.
When navigating through the menus, there are at the moment overhangs.
Especially when entering and exiting additions (plugins)
Posted: 1 month 1 day ago by Nick #130209
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@Brujo

I saw it but he wrote 5.0.0 not 5.0.1. And if he would uploading it somewhere?

I think I will try mini ubuntu like you did.

Regards
Nick
Posted: 1 month 1 day ago by Brujo #130207
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@Nick - take a look in the post befor yours...
Nick wrote:
Could someone make a build with the latest OE (5.0.1) with Kernel 3.16?

Or can someone explane me how to do that or is there a tutorial or something?

I would do that for each OE build!
If someone can point me how to do that! Till it's getting fixed by intel later that...next year :silly:
Nick
dechief42 wrote:
In the meantime i have compiled 5.0.0 with kernel 3.16.3 on my own. This build works flawless.
Posted: 1 month 1 day ago by Nick #130196
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Brujo wrote:
CvH wrote:
DDD wrote:
Jelínek wrote:
fixes problems with Intel procesors Q1900 or Q2900 ?
No, intel have to fix that: bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=88012
github.com/OpenELEC/OpenELEC.tv/issues/3726

a major platform which is broken (intels fault) is not important enough to be mentioned here at the release news :pinch:
happy costumers incoming
+1. Should be clear mentioned on release note and yes have too be fixed by intel but it was also the decision of OE to use a kernel higher as 3.16 which have this issue. Or in other words it might be accepted broken for the minority of users with a baytrail device.
Maybe a dumb question...

Could someone make a build with the latest OE (5.0.1) with Kernel 3.16?

Or can someone explane me how to do that or is there a tutorial or something?

I would do that for each OE build!
If someone can point me how to do that! Till it's getting fixed by intel later that...next year :silly:

Help appreciated!

Regards
Nick
Posted: 1 month 1 day ago by dechief42 #130189
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I have massive Problems with Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260. This exists since the switch to kernel 3.17.x
Wifi is not usable. Random connection drops and slow downs. iwlwifi Firmware is the same as in 5.0.0. (Firmware 23.10.10.0)

On wireless.wiki.kernel.org/en/users/drivers/iwlwifi there is a newer firmware (iwlwifi-7260-ucode-23.11.10.0.tgz)

In the meantime i have compiled 5.0.0 with kernel 3.16.3 on my own. This build works flawless.
Posted: 1 month 1 day ago by powerarmour #130183
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Brujo wrote:
CvH wrote:
DDD wrote:
Jelínek wrote:
fixes problems with Intel procesors Q1900 or Q2900 ?
No, intel have to fix that: bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=88012
github.com/OpenELEC/OpenELEC.tv/issues/3726

a major platform which is broken (intels fault) is not important enough to be mentioned here at the release news :pinch:
happy costumers incoming
+1. Should be clear mentioned on release note and yes have too be fixed by intel but it was also the decision of OE to use a kernel higher as 3.16 which have this issue. Or in other words it might be accepted broken for the minority of users with a baytrail device.

I'd like to see this also, it's been a pretty clear issue for Bay Trail users since 5.0.0.
Posted: 1 month 1 day ago by DDD #130146
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Can this be merged into the official OE Build?
openelec.tv/forum/83-dvb-s-s2-support/70...ers?start=465#125828
openelec.tv/forum/83-dvb-s-s2-support/70...ers?start=570#129760
OE 5.0.1 don't have WOL for the ALX so far.
Posted: 1 month 2 days ago by Brujo #130143
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CvH wrote:
DDD wrote:
Jelínek wrote:
fixes problems with Intel procesors Q1900 or Q2900 ?
No, intel have to fix that: bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=88012
github.com/OpenELEC/OpenELEC.tv/issues/3726

a major platform which is broken (intels fault) is not important enough to be mentioned here at the release news :pinch:
happy costumers incoming
+1. Should be clear mentioned on release note and yes have too be fixed by intel but it was also the decision of OE to use a kernel higher as 3.16 which have this issue. Or in other words it might be accepted broken for the minority of users with a baytrail device.

OpenELEC 5.0 released

28 Dec 2014

The OpenELEC team is proud to announce OpenELEC 5.0.

OpenELEC-5.0 is the next stable release, which is a feature release and the successor of OpenELEC-4.2.

The headline change is the update from XBMC 13 (Gotham) to Kodi 14 (Helix) and 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-unwinds/ .

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.

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

Read more...


Posted: 1 month 3 days ago by rudrood #129921
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Will OpenELEC work, or will it be working soon on the new Raspberry Pi 2 Model B?
Posted: 1 month 3 days ago by tent_icle #129863
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Ahh yes, I can see it now in the unoffical-addons repo. Thanks for explaining.
Posted: 1 month 3 days ago by Frank-NL #129862
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It's moved to the unofficial repository. That means OpenELEC will no longer support the software but will provide it anyway. It's because tvheadend is changing rapidly and causes issues (for some configurations) on updates. This now at your own risk, so don't complain when it breaks. It makes more sense to do this, because the only place where you should post issues and ask for help is at the tvheadend forum and bug tracker.
Posted: 1 month 3 days ago by tent_icle #129860
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I just compiled the latest commit on the 5.0 branch and noticed that Tvheadend seems to have been removed (under commit 83ca4c0). Is this permanent?

Sorry if this is not the right place to ask. I couldn't find it mentioed in another thread.
Posted: 1 month 4 days ago by chewitt #129817
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v5.0.1 is being worked on..
Posted: 1 month 5 days ago by Wulfsige #129754
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Now that Kodi 14.1 final has been release I'm itching to get OpenELEC 5.1, any chance of a build soon?
Posted: 1 month 5 days ago by popcornmix #129558
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Most likely is incompatible settings/addons.
From: openelec.tv/news/22-releases/153-openelec-5-0-released
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.

Note this will clear your current settings and addons.
Posted: 1 month 5 days ago by fatherb #129555
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Upgraded to 5.0 today and now every time I try to play a movie or stream anything it reboots. On Openelec Pi.

Not sure where to ask for help.

Log file is here: [url=http://http://xbmclogs.com/show.php?id=406694]Log File[/url]

Thanks

UPDATE: turned it off for 12 hours and it's working again. Bizarre. Thanks anyone who may have tried to help.
Posted: 1 month 1 week ago by zag #129354
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Just a theory but I'm having trouble with my USB tuner again

I wonder if this patch is missing from the openelec 5 release?

github.com/OpenELEC/OpenELEC.tv/blob/ope...ther-limit.patch#L14
Posted: 1 month 1 week ago by zag #129266
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For anyone upgrading Tvheadend you need to manually go to

KODI >> System >> Addons >> Check for updates

This will let tvheadend upgrade

Then go to the tvheadend web interface config >> DVB inputs >> tv card >> parameters >> tick enabled

Now go to config >> DVB inputs >> tv card >> universal lnb only and click the "networks" pull down. Here you need to select the network you have. In my case this is "Astra".

Do all that and test a channel in the web interface by playing it. If it works it should work in Kodi.

You may also need to re-arrange your channel order.
Posted: 1 month 1 week ago by Artone #129255
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I am using version 5.0 on an Intel NUC DCCP847DYE which is the Celeron version. Before installing the new version I upgraded the BIOS to the latest version. I also upgraded the memory from 2 x 1GB to 1 x 8GB and the mSATA drive as the old one was completely full (64GB) so I now am using a 256GB instead.

It is completely stable, I am impressed.

I have one minor niggle, when searching down the list of available videos on the old versions you could terminate the search simply by going to the HOME screen.
Now when I go back to VIDEO-ADDONS it goes back to where I was before going to the HOME screen, to get out of the search I have to right back to the beginning, by backing out via a series of PREVIOUS menu screens. I'm sure that this is a setting but I just can't find it. Any ideas? Thanks in advance.

Regards Art
Posted: 1 month 1 week ago by powerarmour #129129
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I finally settled on just sticking with 5.0 with my Q1900-ITX and setting the C-State to C1 instead, but it's true the temps do run ~10'C higher like this and if you've got adequate cooling it's not too much of a problem really, and everything has been running reliably stable so far.
Posted: 1 month 1 week ago by Nick #129043
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Thx guys!
Posted: 1 month 1 week ago by Brujo #129027
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@Nick - DDD was faster,

right I set it up based on the Howto with mini Ubuntu linux - VAAPI: Nuc, Chromebox, HSW, IVB, Baytrail with Ubuntu 14.04 and Kernel Version 3.16.7-031607-generic. I have it now a week running without an issue, very nice Kodi experience, very smooth.
Posted: 1 month 1 week ago by DDD #128997
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His last Post there have the answer for your Question ;)
thanks for the suggestion with the mini Ubuntu - second day running kodi very stable & smooth, have C6/7 enabled as it should be - very nice kodi experience now :-)

from: forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=165707
Posted: 1 month 1 week ago by Nick #128989
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Hello Brujo!

Over at github you wrote you are running stable with C7 enabled.

Did you build a 5.0 realease with an older Kernel? Or do you run another distro?

If so... could you be kind to share your build please.

Regards
Nick
Posted: 1 month 1 week ago by magicpaws788 #128877
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how to upgrade to OpenELEC 5.0 Release?
thanks :laugh: :laugh:
Posted: 1 month 2 weeks ago by DDD #128792
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Never when you don't provide Logs of the hangup ;)
Posted: 1 month 2 weeks ago by Vegeto_10 #128785
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Openelec 5.0 stable version not working on my Intel NUC BOXDC3217IYE Intel QS77 204Pin Core i3 3217U 1.8GHZ.

Its hangup all the time went back to 4.2.1. When is fix coming??
Posted: 1 month 2 weeks ago by DDD #128691
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Then make an Backup of the whole system and try to update via tar file in Update Folder.
Posted: 1 month 2 weeks ago by fetterbr #128690
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poena wrote:
Rieche wrote:
DDD wrote:
Best way is not to upgrade, but to install from scratch

Meaning I have to go through every single file again to set it the way I had before??

Make a back up of your library before installing and then just restore. I think its under openelec settings select export library and select to do it in a single file.

Copy the back up to a different machine, install new openelec, reset and then restore your library back up.

that dosent work, i have tried to backup 4.2.1 with openelec and restore under 5.0. it just show like it restores but when finish you just have a fresh 5.0 and need start setting everything up again. it is already mention in previous posts here.
Posted: 1 month 2 weeks ago by poena #128686
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Rieche wrote:
DDD wrote:
Best way is not to upgrade, but to install from scratch

Meaning I have to go through every single file again to set it the way I had before??

Make a back up of your library before installing and then just restore. I think its under openelec settings select export library and select to do it in a single file.

Copy the back up to a different machine, install new openelec, reset and then restore your library back up.
Posted: 1 month 2 weeks ago by Rieche #128680
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DDD wrote:
Best way is not to upgrade, but to install from scratch

Meaning I have to go through every single file again to set it the way I had before??

[RC] OpenELEC 5.0 RC 3 released

21 Dec 2014

The OpenELEC team is proud to announce its 3rd Release Candidate of OpenELEC 5.0.
Internally this will be known by the less-catchy name OpenELEC 4.97.3.

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 month 3 weeks ago by DDD #127866
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Yes, 4.2.1 works better.
You also can disable C6 in BIOS.
The news about the Baytrail Freeze you can find here: github.com/OpenELEC/OpenELEC.tv/issues/3726
Posted: 1 month 3 weeks ago by jzimmer #127864
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Brujo wrote:
Sorry to say, but my Zotax Box CI320 still freeze with RC3 and playing an 720p Series mkv.

Debug enabled
Settings > Video > Accelleration > reset to standard setting
after reset it looks like: Hardware Accelleration enabled VDPAU enabled VAAPI enabled exept VC-1

Same here: New CI320 and I installed OE 5.0.0 Generic 64bit yesterday. About 10 mins into playing mkv files, or playing Youtube stream via Youtube plugin, the box freezes completely. Only power-button down works.
Any news what might cause this?
Can I assume that OE 4.2.1 works better on this device?
Posted: 2 months 4 days ago by sat4all #126846
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Ipaddle wrote:
sat4all wrote:
Ipaddle wrote:
sat4all wrote:
fritsch wrote:
Thx much. Sadly that's all I can do currently. We will merge that patch then after some hsw feedback.

Tried your samples with my hsw nuc and r19866 test build, so far no problems using VAAPI-MCDI. :)

Can you provide a link? Thanks.

EDIT: And you video settings! :)

solidrun.maltegrosse.de/~fritsch/

System->Settings->System->Video Settings:
Vertical Sync: Let Driver decide
Limited Range: On

System -> Video -> Playback
Sync Playback to Display: On
Sync Method: Video Clock (Drop/Dupe)
Adjust display refresh rate to match video: On Start / Stop

System ->Video->Acceleration:
Enable HQ Scalers for scaling above: 20%
Allow hardware acceleration (VDPAU): off
Allow hardware acceleration (VAAPI): On
Use Mpeg-2 VAAPI: Yes
Use Mpeg-4 VAAPI: Yes
UseVC-1 VAAPI: Yes
Prefer VAAPI Render: Yes ( just for testing but my main setting is off, bcs i'm outputing limited range )

Deinterlace: Auto
Deinterlace Method: MCDI ( just for testing again, Deinterlace for daily use, bcs MCDI use VAAPI Render path )
Scaling algorithm: Lanczos 3 optimized

Hi, did you update to OpenElec 5.0? Everything ok? Same video settlings as in RC3? I am asking because we share the same hardware. :)

Hi,
yes no problems, with same settings.

cheers
Posted: 2 months 4 days ago by Ipaddle #126286
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sat4all wrote:
Ipaddle wrote:
sat4all wrote:
fritsch wrote:
Thx much. Sadly that's all I can do currently. We will merge that patch then after some hsw feedback.

Tried your samples with my hsw nuc and r19866 test build, so far no problems using VAAPI-MCDI. :)

Can you provide a link? Thanks.

EDIT: And you video settings! :)

solidrun.maltegrosse.de/~fritsch/

System->Settings->System->Video Settings:
Vertical Sync: Let Driver decide
Limited Range: On

System -> Video -> Playback
Sync Playback to Display: On
Sync Method: Video Clock (Drop/Dupe)
Adjust display refresh rate to match video: On Start / Stop

System ->Video->Acceleration:
Enable HQ Scalers for scaling above: 20%
Allow hardware acceleration (VDPAU): off
Allow hardware acceleration (VAAPI): On
Use Mpeg-2 VAAPI: Yes
Use Mpeg-4 VAAPI: Yes
UseVC-1 VAAPI: Yes
Prefer VAAPI Render: Yes ( just for testing but my main setting is off, bcs i'm outputing limited range )

Deinterlace: Auto
Deinterlace Method: MCDI ( just for testing again, Deinterlace for daily use, bcs MCDI use VAAPI Render path )
Scaling algorithm: Lanczos 3 optimized

Hi, did you update to OpenElec 5.0? Everything ok? Same video settlings as in RC3? I am asking because we share the same hardware. :)
Posted: 2 months 5 days ago by powerarmour #126216
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fetterbr wrote:
is that for the cubox or what system you talk about ? i mean for the reboot issue.

I have an ASRock Q1900-ITX board, and even with fresh installs all of the 5.0 RC's (and now 5.0.0 final) I've been unable to reboot normally through the GUI, only shutdown works. 4.2.1 works fine in either case. It's no big deal though tbh.
Posted: 2 months 5 days ago by Ipaddle #126215
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Ipaddle wrote:
Really?

EDIT: yes really - see the wiki. :whistle:
Posted: 2 months 5 days ago by Ipaddle #126210
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Really?
Posted: 2 months 5 days ago by fetterbr #126208
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is that for the cubox or what system you talk about ? i mean for the reboot issue.
Posted: 2 months 5 days ago by powerarmour #126207
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Psycho wrote:
fetterbr wrote:
does anyone know if i can just put the tar file in the storage update folder ?

You have to put the contents of the "target" folder inside the tar into your update folder, and reboot.

Just placing the whole .tar in the Update folder will do now also, then reboot to update.
Posted: 2 months 5 days ago by powerarmour #126206
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No freezes yet with 5.0.0 final, but my machine still has a reboot issue that started with all the 5.0 RC's (4.2.1 is fine). Shutting down is normal, but it doesn't seem to want to reboot.
Posted: 2 months 5 days ago by Psycho #126203
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fetterbr wrote:
does anyone know if i can just put the tar file in the storage update folder ?

You have to put the contents of the "target" folder inside the tar into your update folder, and reboot.
Posted: 2 months 5 days ago by fetterbr #126199
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does anyone know if i can just put the tar file in the storage update folder ?
Posted: 2 months 5 days ago by meikelmoeller #126197
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Brujo wrote:
I was testing it yesterday several times and allways freeze Freeze test and all the days before

and now with this Version id did run the test twice and no freeze until now - which makes me happy :laugh: Well I realy like to know which magical thing was done on this release??

Ok. Then I will give this version a next chance and tell you the result.
Posted: 2 months 5 days ago by Brujo #126194
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I was testing it yesterday several times and allways freeze Freeze test and all the days before

and now with this Final 5.0.0 Version I did run the test twice and no freeze until now - which makes me happy :laugh: Well I realy like to know which magical thing was done on this release??
Posted: 2 months 5 days ago by Psycho #126193
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Ipaddle wrote:
DDD wrote: Hah! With Intel GPU fix? Probably. :)

Just updated my box with that file (OE 5.0).

And yes, all problems suffered with RC3 are gone. I can play my files again :D

Intel NUC Celeron 847
Posted: 2 months 5 days ago by Ipaddle #126192
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DDD wrote: Hah! With Intel GPU fix? Probably. :)
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Posted: 2 months 6 days ago by sat4all #126121
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Ipaddle wrote:
sat4all wrote:
fritsch wrote:
Thx much. Sadly that's all I can do currently. We will merge that patch then after some hsw feedback.

Tried your samples with my hsw nuc and r19866 test build, so far no problems using VAAPI-MCDI. :)

Can you provide a link? Thanks.

EDIT: And you video settings! :)

solidrun.maltegrosse.de/~fritsch/

System->Settings->System->Video Settings:
Vertical Sync: Let Driver decide
Limited Range: On

System -> Video -> Playback
Sync Playback to Display: On
Sync Method: Video Clock (Drop/Dupe)
Adjust display refresh rate to match video: On Start / Stop

System ->Video->Acceleration:
Enable HQ Scalers for scaling above: 20%
Allow hardware acceleration (VDPAU): off
Allow hardware acceleration (VAAPI): On
Use Mpeg-2 VAAPI: Yes
Use Mpeg-4 VAAPI: Yes
UseVC-1 VAAPI: Yes
Prefer VAAPI Render: Yes ( just for testing but my main setting is off, bcs i'm outputing limited range )

Deinterlace: Auto
Deinterlace Method: MCDI ( just for testing again, Deinterlace for daily use, bcs MCDI use VAAPI Render path )
Scaling algorithm: Lanczos 3 optimized
Posted: 2 months 6 days ago by wwessel #126120
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With RC3 I got problems on my Cuboxi 2ex playing SD files (MKVs from DVD Rips). There are many stutters playing these files. The fps rate varies between 24.98 and 25.02. With RC2 playing was always smooth without stutter having a constant fps rate of 25.00. I don't have this issue with HD files!?

Wolfgang
Posted: 2 months 6 days ago by powerarmour #126117
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fritsch wrote:
Thx much. Sadly that's all I can do currently. We will merge that patch then after some hsw feedback.

Just again to confirm, r19824 and r19866 both play all test files fine. The issue is that after a period of time RC3 and r19866 will hang during playback with VAAPI enabled, whereas r19824 seems more stable.
Posted: 2 months 6 days ago by Ipaddle #126111
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sat4all wrote:
fritsch wrote:
Thx much. Sadly that's all I can do currently. We will merge that patch then after some hsw feedback.

Tried your samples with my hsw nuc and r19866 test build, so far no problems using VAAPI-MCDI. :)

Can you provide a link? Thanks.

EDIT: And you video settings! :)
Posted: 2 months 6 days ago by sat4all #126099
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fritsch wrote:
Thx much. Sadly that's all I can do currently. We will merge that patch then after some hsw feedback.

Tried your samples with my hsw nuc and r19866 test build, so far no problems using VAAPI-MCDI. :)
Posted: 2 months 6 days ago by kobrawerde #126098
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For me, the OE version RC3 works really well ...course required method :
Reset System Settings to defaults (Soft Reset) !!!
my wifi card TL-WN722N works OK (tether option - OK)
however after shutdown the system OE -RC3 green LED still works ?
OE v 4.0.7 after shutdown system / OE ....LED on the WiFi off :)
Thank you for your work on the new version of OpenELEC!
regards
Posted: 2 months 6 days ago by meikelmoeller #126091
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Thx for the information. I have testet with OpenELEC-Generic.x86_64-devel-20141225001643-r19824-gf61a706 and went back to 4.2.1 which works really good. The baytrail System is my main system and i can´t test all the time. My family named me crazy and I must wait for the next stable version.
Thanks for OE at all. It is a great piece software and I love it. Kodi works great on my other clients.
Posted: 2 months 6 days ago by fritsch #126090
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Thx much. Sadly that's all I can do currently. We will merge that patch then after some hsw feedback.

[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: 1 month 3 weeks ago by c_g_f #128109
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Thank's for pointing out that it was RC2 that had the suspend mode.. was about to go crazy.. I have a pc monitor at a very high place in my kitchen and without the suspend function it never goes into standby.. I updated to the final release and the function was missing, tried to find a workaround, found a line of code to put in the autostart.sh file but it didn't work.. I hope the function will be back in 5.1.. doesn't need to be a real suspend mode, but something that kills the video signal..
Posted: 2 months 2 days ago by DDD #126679
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You are in 4.97.2 Thread, the Thread for Final 5.0 is here: openelec.tv/forum/120-news-announcements...penelec-5-0-released
Edit: :)
Posted: 2 months 2 days ago by Lich #126675
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[Edit]
Sorry, i've posted in the wrong thread!
Posted: 2 months 4 days ago by anon99 #126396
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I had this. Using ATSC us cable center frequencies finally found some muxes.
[Add an atsc network then add that to the adapter/mux, after a couple of attempts it finally started a scan and found muxes].
I couldnt get the services with meaningful names but eventually found that adding the mux manually came up with a reasonable service name].
This area hasnt ever been tvheadends strongpoint, now its also rearranged.
Posted: 2 months 1 week ago by risingevil #125737
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popcornmix wrote:
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.
I actually haven't seen the random TV startup again since my last post. so, I'm sad that The suspend option has now been removed in RC3. I've gotten quite used to its convenience when trying to reproduce this problem.
Posted: 2 months 1 week ago by DDD #125692
Posted: 2 months 1 week ago by Jaspov #125633
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Still issues with my HP USB remote receiver, ever after 4.0.7. It will work for a minute or two then stop working until I replug it. very annoying. Stkill setting up log uploader etc so log will follow.Also read about switching USB3 off in bios but I don't even have USB3 (asrock 330)
Posted: 2 months 1 week ago by martyz #125595
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Hi guys, did you have chance to check and compare logs from kodibuntu and openelec rc2 ? To me are suspicious differences in these rows, but I will leave conclusions to the experts...
### 01 ###
## KB ##
23:10:03 T:3033261888  NOTICE: FFmpeg statically linked, version: 2.4.3-xbmc-2.4.3-Helix-beta1
## OE ##
23:39:47 T:140261028136832  NOTICE: WARNING: unsupported ffmpeg version detected
### 02 ###
## KB ##
23:10:49 T:3033261888   DEBUG: CRenderManager::UpdateDisplayLatency - Latency set to 0 msec
## OE ##
23:40:30 T:140260109432576 WARNING: CRenderManager::WaitForBuffer - timeout waiting for buffer
23:40:36 T:140261028136832 WARNING: Previous line repeats 46 times.
I'm referring to my post #72 in this thread where kodibuntu plays test files well while OE RC2 not. Thank you for any hints.
Posted: 2 months 1 week ago by bguild #125592
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Guys, on this version, when I select the us-cable-standard-center-frequencies-qam256 predefined mux from the ATSC list under the Network tab, it finds no Muxes. Is anyone else having a similar problem? Using this same predefined mux list on the older version of OpenElec I was successful in finding about 157 muxes, and 600+ signals. Any advice on how to wake this thing up or fix the problem? It's kind of frustrating because as a Verizon Fios customer, I can't find a list of freqencies to enter the muxes manually. So, I can't watch any TV.
Posted: 2 months 2 weeks ago by popcornmix #125518
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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: 2 months 2 weeks ago by menakite #125498
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That is a known bug and a fix has been proposed already. It probably will be in next OpenELEC RC.
Posted: 2 months 2 weeks ago by karel1 #125483
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Via Recently Added or by clicking on the tile / picture of the movie on the main screen.
Posted: 2 months 2 weeks ago by menakite #125480
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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: 2 months 2 weeks ago by anon99 #125479
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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: 2 months 2 weeks ago by Jelínek #125459
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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 months 2 weeks ago by martyz #125437
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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: 2 months 2 weeks ago by anon99 #125335
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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: 2 months 2 weeks ago by GoodOmens #125312
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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: 2 months 2 weeks ago by martyz #125253
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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: 2 months 2 weeks ago by Nick #125247
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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: 2 months 2 weeks ago by Nick #125246
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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: 2 months 2 weeks ago by popcornmix #125245
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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: 2 months 2 weeks ago by Jelínek #125235
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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: 2 months 2 weeks ago by Brujo #125231
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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: 2 months 2 weeks ago by risingevil #125226
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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.

[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: 2 months 3 weeks ago by DDD #124715
Posted: 2 months 3 weeks ago by tower41000 #124642
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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: 2 months 3 weeks ago by sakos #124605
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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: 2 months 3 weeks ago by Pienoet #124599
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I hope so
Posted: 2 months 3 weeks ago by GoodOmens #124598
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Now that XBMC is on RC3 - is there any plan to update Openelec to the latest XBMC?
Posted: 2 months 3 weeks ago by sakos #124516
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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: 2 months 3 weeks ago by Nick #124447
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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: 2 months 3 weeks ago by Nick #124446
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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: 2 months 3 weeks ago by GoodOmens #124403
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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: 2 months 3 weeks ago by CvH #124401
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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: 2 months 3 weeks ago by Pienoet #124328
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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: 2 months 3 weeks ago by toneus #124326
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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?

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Posted: 2 months 3 weeks ago by matthewLK #124312
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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: 2 months 3 weeks ago by Nick #124300
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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: 2 months 3 weeks ago by ian-ep #124298
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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: 2 months 3 weeks ago by Smack #124281
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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: 3 months 7 hours ago by Nick #124257
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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: 3 months 10 hours ago by Smack #124235
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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: 3 months 13 hours ago by GoodOmens #124221
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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: 3 months 1 day ago by Nick #124161
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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: 3 months 1 day ago by bombarie86 #124156
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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: 3 months 1 day ago by LossAngeles #124146
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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: 3 months 1 day ago by kilian2050 #124144
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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: 3 months 1 day ago by 0per8or #124136
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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: 3 months 1 day ago by gffmac #124114
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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: 3 months 4 days ago by heatmisernyc #123873
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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: 3 months 5 days ago by ciacnorris #123836
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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: 3 months 3 days ago by DDD #123792
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Strange, where is the News for Beta5?!
Posted: 3 months 3 days ago by Brujo #123789
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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: 3 months 3 days ago by DDD #123760
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You mean 4.95.4?
Posted: 3 months 3 days ago by Brujo #123746
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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: 3 months 4 days ago by Plany #123727
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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: 3 months 4 days ago by DDD #123717
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damien wrote:
still no remote (imon + harmony one (mce) )
maybe this helps?
www.computerbase.de/forum/showthread.php...6621197#post16621197
Posted: 3 months 1 week ago by averylinden #123537
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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 months 1 week ago by chewitt #123500
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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 months 1 week ago by ErikBrown #123486
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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 months 1 week ago by daweze #123472
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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 months 1 week ago by klojum #123452
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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 months 1 week ago by damien #123448
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still no remote (imon + harmony one (mce) )
Posted: 3 months 1 week ago by cires #123364
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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 months 1 week ago by popcornmix #123346
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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 months 1 week ago by BennieBoy #123327
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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 months 1 week ago by seo #123280
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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 months 1 week ago by gilsond #123279
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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 months 1 week ago by nikstra #123255
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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 months 1 week ago by meikelmoeller #123253
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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 months 1 week ago by odoll #123250
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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 months 1 week ago by gaelic #123249
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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 months 1 week ago by Lifelogger #123223
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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 months 1 week ago by klojum #123220
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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.

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