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[Beta] OpenELEC 6.0 Beta 1 released

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

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

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

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Posted: 1 day 15 hours ago by odoll #140679
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odoll wrote:
Just updated the 5.0.8 version to build 3.9.2765~g0294882 as well to see what will happen ...

same issue here: Tvheadend hangs after some time (:9981 also not responding)
Mem: 290584K used, 58312K free, 0K shrd, 32046992K buff, 32047040K cached
CPU:  0.2% usr  0.8% sys  0.0% nic 96.9% idle  0.0% io  0.0% irq  1.9% sirq
Load average: 0.00 0.01 0.05 1/107 1613
  PID  PPID USER     STAT   VSZ %VSZ CPU %CPU COMMAND
 1613  1609 root     R     2624  0.7   0  0.8 top
 1607   283 root     S     6664  1.9   0  0.6 sshd: root@pts/0
  922     1 root     S     395m115.7   0  0.2 tvheadend -B -C -u root -g video -

After restart of the service "RasTVH:~ # systemctl restart service.multimedia.tvheadend.service" it's OK again (for a while).

Will report in the Tvheadend section.
Posted: 1 day 21 hours ago by Magbert #140654
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I completely missed the fact that there is an unofficial openelec addons repo. Sorry about that. I have now installed OpenVPN from that Repo and everything is working perfectly. Thanks for your help!
Posted: 1 day 23 hours ago by nickr #140646
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There is only one openelec unofficial addons repo.
Posted: 2 days 1 hour ago by Magbert #140628
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I am using Bruce Hornsby's addon . To install OpenVPN (which is needed to run script.openvpn-2.1.0) I tried to follow the steps provided in brianhornsby.com/blog/how-to-setup-your-vpn-client but this guide is only applicable for Raspberry Pi. I cannot use apt-get on OpenELEC.

You say: OpenVPN has been banished to the unofficial addons repo

In which unofficial addons repo can I find OpenVPN?
Posted: 2 days 8 hours ago by chewitt #140617
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Yes/No. OpenVPN has been banished to the unofficial addons repo and we have removed the configuration GUI from our settings addon. You can install the GUI from Bruce Hornsby's addon instead if you need one, it's much better.
Posted: 2 days 10 hours ago by Magbert #140607
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I have been testing OpenELEC 5.95.1 (x86_64) for about two two weeks weeks now and I am quite impressed. It is very stable and there are some useful new features which I love.
One thing I noticed though: OpenVPN seems to missing. In OpenELEC 5.0.8 (x86_64) it could be found in /usr/sbin and in the OpenELEC settings => Network there was a section 'VPN'. Is there any chance that OpenVPN will still be included in OpenELEC 6.0 ?
Posted: 3 days 19 hours ago by odoll #140517
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Installed unofficial repo under 5.0.8 and upgraded to 5.91.1 then.
Tvheadend's back now - thx!

RPi B: Back to 5.0.8 - though Tvheadend works after a fresh start it becomes unresponsive after a couple of hours / few days. (process's still there but with low load).

PS: noticed the 'proper' version on my 5.0.8 image is still build 3.9.2427~gcde875e, though the hanging on my 5.91.1 is 3.9.2765~g0294882
Just updated the 5.0.8 version to build 3.9.2765~g0294882 as well to see what will happen ...
Posted: 5 days 7 minutes ago by vhanadium #140457
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I got a strange behaviour with the WiFi.

I use a DN2820FYKH intel NUC. I had lots of speed problem in 5.0.X with the 7260 WiFi card so I tried the 6.0 version and here no more speed problem.
But when I unplug the ethernet cable the WiFi don't start automaticaly. I have after each reboot to go to the system configuration panel to activate the WiFi.
When the ethernet cable is plugged in the WiFi stay active even after reboots.

Any idea ?
Posted: 5 days 2 hours ago by Mario S. #140441
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I have a Problem under OpenELEC 5.95.1. !
When i clean my video libary kodi delet all of my video db it says unavailable source under OpenELEC 5.0.8 its all ok it delet only missing video not the complete db (10 usb HDD)!!!
I use Local Files for my video`s !!!
My Source are ok i can play all my files and all HDD shows ok under Video Files!!
Posted: 5 days 16 hours ago by chewitt #140406
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If your GPU is new enough to use the 340.xx driver you should be able to use the Generic build which has the 346.xx driver. At some future point when a gap in support occurs we will probably bump "Legacy" to something newer (and alienate folks with older cards in the process). If you really want to run the 340.xx driver you can always self build, it's a one-line/one-file change.
Posted: 5 days 20 hours ago by wookl #140399
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I had not noticed that, I downloaded the 64-bit nvidia-legacy and my eyes just assumed there was a 32-bit too :)

For us that have to use the nvidia legacy-builds, but have gpus that are supported by the nvidia 340.xx legacy driver; will it be possible to build openelec with 340.xx?
Posted: 5 days 21 hours ago by chewitt #140395
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in OE 6.0 there are no i386 (32-bit) builds
Posted: 5 days 21 hours ago by wookl #140392
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The Nvidia 340.xx Legacy driver supports Nvidia gpus from the Geforce 8 Series which was launched about 9 years ago, and the Nvidia 304.xx Legacy driver supports Nvidia gpus from the 6 series. I was thinking that a pc that use a gpu that is more than 10 years old is probably x86 anyway, so why not use 304.xx Legacy driver on the Openelec x86 Nvidia Legacy builds and 340.xx Legacy driver on Openelec x64 Nvidia Legacy builds?
Posted: 6 days 5 hours ago by chewitt #140380
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wookl wrote:
What will happen to user that are on a legacy 340.xx, would a strategy to differentiate with a "catch all" x86 nvidia-legacy 304.xx build and a nvidia 340.xx on x86_64 nvidia-legacy builds for more modern machines be an alternative like you have since Openelec 4.2.1?

I'm not sure what your point is. Generic uses 346.72 in order to support current/latest hardware and Legacy uses 304.125 to support older hardware.
Posted: 6 days 8 hours ago by wookl #140371
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Did a fresh install of OpenELEC-Nvidia_Legacy.x86_64-5.95.1.img on a 2010 mac mini with nvidia 320m gpu. After the install openelec would not boot, after blessing the boot partition everything worked as normal again.
bless –device /dev/disk0s1 –setboot
chewitt wrote:
datafreak wrote:
Xtreamer Users have to use the Nvidia_Legacy Builds.

To clarify: Xtreamer Ultra (1) users need Legacy. The Ultra2 (GT520M) works fine with the normal Generic build. To answer other questions; We will not update the legacy build to 340.xx drivers as that significantly reduces the number of chipsets that the legacy build would support, which largely defeats the point of having it.

What will happen to user that are on a legacy 340.xx, would a strategy to differentiate with a "catch all" x86 nvidia-legacy 304.xx build and a nvidia 340.xx on x86_64 nvidia-legacy builds for more modern machines be an alternative like you have since Openelec 4.2.1?
Posted: 1 week 17 hours ago by incubus #140261
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Guilouz62 wrote:
The french language not fully translated in french. I have translated it 100% and i want to replace it by mine.
As you translated it all already, you may want to help the community and go to the Transifex Kodi project, register there and translate the project missing sentences in French.
Posted: 1 week 18 hours ago by Guilouz62 #140260
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All working fine for me, my remote VC1100 too.

However, how to replace the language file?
The french language not fully translated in french. I have translated it 100% and i want to replace it by mine.

In KODI 15, now the language files are add-ons and there is no add-ons languages files in openelec version (like osx or windows).
Posted: 1 week 1 day ago by wwessel #140188
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After upgrading from 5.0.8 to 5.95.1 I don't have ssh on my chromebox. I can't find the switch under openelec settings/services. There's only the "disable ssh password" switch. On my Cubox-i, also upgraded to 5.95.1, the switch to enable/disable ssh is still there :ohmy:

How can I enable ssh? Access over SMB works fine...

EDIT: On booting I have this message: "A start job is running for OpenSSH server daemon (1min30sec)", then it counts up to 1:30 before starting OpenELEC. So I think the ssh daemon doesn't work here?

EDIT 2: This is what I can find in the logfiles:

May 12 10:41:39 Chromebox systemd[1]: sshd.service start-pre operation timed out. Terminating.
May 12 10:41:39 Chromebox ssh-keygen[307]: ssh-keygen: generating new host keys: RSA1
May 12 10:41:39 Chromebox systemd[1]: Failed to start OpenSSH server daemon.
May 12 10:41:39 Chromebox systemd[1]: Unit sshd.service entered failed state.
May 12 10:41:39 Chromebox systemd[1]: sshd.service failed.

Any Suggestions?

OK, I got some more Information:
I upgraded from 5.0.8 to 5.95.1 with soft reset.
After reboot OpenELEC isn't able to create the ssh keyfiles in .cache/ssh, so it runs into timeout. After deleting the ssh dir it's recreated after reboot, but without any files.

Going back to 5.0.8 the keys are created. After upgrading to 5.95.1 without soft reset ssh works, but I don't have access to my mysql database / no library???

After restoring the saved 5.95.1 and copying the keys manually into .cahe/ssh the result is the same: ssh is working, but no library. Deleting the keys and reboot: no ssh but library working. This is really strange...
[SOLVED]
Sometimes it's too easy...

The chromebox is too fast, I had to activate "Wait for network before starting kodi" in the OE Settings. Now I have my library and ssh :-)
Posted: 1 week 1 day ago by renatoriolino #140177
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Hi,

On imx6, 3D is still broken (it works until 5.0.5), after that is broken. There is already an issue opened for 5.0.8, should open a new one for 6.0 beta?

Thanks
Posted: 1 week 2 days ago by alturismo #140150
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DDD wrote:
You can start with the Log.zip in the Logfiles Network Share

here are the logs, inlcuding wrong channel switch and last channel switch with an complete stop.

edit, seems im not allowed to add the log zip here so i uploaded to dropbox ...

www.dropbox.com/s/2lfh2kipvxembhv/log-2015-05-18-05.19.15.zip?dl=0

after another quick check before i had to leave i think its solved by the MP Client update ... will ceck later today and report if issue still persists.
Posted: 1 week 2 days ago by Roby77 #140144
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Keysersose12 wrote:
Fan is on at full speed when resuming with an asus chromebox M004U. Returns to normal/silent on reboot.

For me the problem already happened with oe 5.x.x

Solved disabling rss feed
Posted: 1 week 2 days ago by Keysersose12 #140139
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Fan is on at full speed when resuming with an asus chromebox M004U. Returns to normal/silent on reboot.
Posted: 1 week 2 days ago by corb06 #140132
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I get a small sound distrortion lasting about 0.5 seconds everytime i start a movie or series since i Updated to beta 1.
Posted: 1 week 2 days ago by Keysersose12 #140130
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Seeking with left and right buttons doesn't work OK with my MCE remote. Theres a delay before it seeks unlike with previous openelec version.
Posted: 1 week 2 days ago by DDD #140124
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You can start with the Log.zip in the Logfiles Network Share

OpenELEC 5.0.7 Released

The OpenELEC team is proud to announce OpenELEC 5.0.7.

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 of our control and until this happens, they will either not work or be marked as broken by Kodi. If an addon or skin is essential to you, please confirm with its developer prior to upgrade if it is compatible with Kodi (Helix).

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Posted: 11 hours 58 minutes ago by nickr #140773
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Mysteriously 5.0.8 never had a formal announcement, but it exists. Use 5.0.8.
Posted: 12 hours 5 minutes ago by spjsche #140772
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Wonderful product, but I cannot locate version 5.0.7 anywhere, I can certainly find 5.0.8 for download.
Perhaps a typo somewhere...
Posted: 1 month 1 day ago by JSL #138633
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Hi All..

Getting super weird crashes didn't use to get any before upgrading to 5.0.8

Please help if possible..
18:34:10 T:139770575447808  NOTICE: COutput::OnStartup: Output Thread created
18:34:10 T:139771698186112  NOTICE: VAAPI::Close
18:34:10 T:139770368624384  NOTICE: COutput::OnExit: Output Thread terminated
18:40:38 T:139770385409792 WARNING: CDVDMessageQueue(video)::Get - asked for new data packet, with nothing available
18:40:38 T:139770377017088 WARNING: CDVDMessageQueue(audio)::Get - asked for new data packet, with nothing available
18:41:01 T:139771112318720   ERROR: Read - Error( -1, 22, Invalid argument ) - Retrying
18:41:23 T:139771112318720   ERROR: Read - Error( -1, 22, Invalid argument )
18:41:23 T:139771112318720  NOTICE: CDVDPlayer::OnExit()
18:41:23 T:139771112318720  NOTICE: DVDPlayer: eof, waiting for queues to empty
18:41:23 T:139771112318720  NOTICE: Closing stream player 1
18:41:23 T:139771112318720  NOTICE: CDVDMessageQueue(audio)::WaitUntilEmpty
18:41:23 T:139771112318720  NOTICE: Waiting for audio thread to exit
18:41:23 T:139770377017088  NOTICE: thread end: CDVDPlayerAudio::OnExit()
18:41:23 T:139771112318720  NOTICE: Closing audio device
18:41:23 T:139771112318720  NOTICE: Deleting audio codec
18:41:23 T:139771112318720  NOTICE: Closing stream player 2
18:41:23 T:139771112318720  NOTICE: CDVDMessageQueue(video)::WaitUntilEmpty
18:41:23 T:139771112318720  NOTICE: waiting for video thread to exit
18:41:23 T:139770385409792   ERROR: Got MSGQ_ABORT or MSGO_IS_ERROR return true
18:41:23 T:139770385409792  NOTICE: thread end: video_thread
18:41:23 T:139771112318720  NOTICE: deleting video codec
18:41:23 T:139771112318720  NOTICE: Thread BackgroundLoader start, auto delete: false
18:41:23 T:139771698186112  NOTICE: CDVDPlayer::CloseFile()
18:41:23 T:139771698186112  NOTICE: DVDPlayer: waiting for threads to exit
18:41:23 T:139771698186112  NOTICE: DVDPlayer: finished waiting
18:41:23 T:139771698186112  NOTICE: VAAPI::Close

I assume you only need the Kodi log? If you need anything else please advise..
Posted: 1 month 5 days ago by mentat #138370
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Brian B wrote:
It seems there is a newer 5.0.8 or .9. Are these imminent? That is, should I wait another week or two?

B.

OpenELEC 5.0.8 has been available for device update and from the download section for just over 2 weeks now (just no release announcement posted).

It's been working great (for me) on my RPi2 device.
Posted: 1 month 5 days ago by Brian B #138366
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It seems there is a newer 5.0.8 or .9. Are these imminent? That is, should I wait another week or two?

B.
Posted: 1 month 6 days ago by DDD #138327
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Backup your 421 and try it
Posted: 1 month 6 days ago by Brian B #138307
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So is it finally safe to upgrade from 4.2.1 or "if it ain't broke don't fix it?"

B.
Posted: 1 month 1 week ago by JSL #138189
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DDD wrote:
copy 506 zip in your update share and reboot.
if you don't provide logs and infos about your system, this issue maybe never can be fixed.

Would love to grab the logs to share.. If you're able to let me know which log files the info would be in.. I am really new to the openlec world..
Posted: 1 month 1 week ago by DDD #138185
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copy 506 zip in your update share and reboot.
if you don't provide logs and infos about your system, this issue maybe never can be fixed.
Posted: 1 month 1 week ago by JSL #138184
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I am on 5.0.8 and it is still getting random playback freezes.. The screen will freeze but the audio continues.. if i hit stop the system will be completely frozen.. never had this problem in 5.0.6

How do I go back to 5.0.6 without reinstalling? (hoping there is a way)
Posted: 1 month 1 week ago by Sanjeev #138018
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Hi, Thanks & Congrats!
Is Cinema Experience compatible with default skin- Confluence, in this version.
Regards
Posted: 1 month 1 week ago by spinmaster #137962
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doug wrote:
5.0.8 hardly changed anything from 5.0.7. Probably not worth the effort.

Even if the changelog is (very) small - it still makes sense to announce it on the news page. This is were most people look first - and they get confused when a different version is available for download which is not (yet) listed on the frontpage.
Posted: 1 month 1 week ago by popcornmix #137851
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DDD wrote:
So then in 5.0.9 it should be fixed?
The hvs_priority issue? Was fixed in firmware here, so as long as OE bumps the firmware (they usually do) it will be in next release.
Posted: 1 month 1 week ago by doug #137779
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5.0.8 hardly changed anything from 5.0.7. Probably not worth the effort.
Posted: 1 month 1 week ago by Telgar #137763
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I am surprised not to find the info anywhere so I'll dare ask the obvious: why is there no announcement (and thread on) of the new 5.0.8 release ?
Posted: 1 month 1 week ago by DDD #137757
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So then in 5.0.9 it should be fixed?
Posted: 1 month 1 week ago by gda #137753
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DDD wrote:
in what OE version this hvs_Priority would be fixed in? 5.0.8?
Look at this post, with 5.0.8 he had the problem and fixed it afterwords.

Gerald
Posted: 1 month 2 weeks ago by DDD #137726
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in what OE version this hvs_Priority would be fixed in? 5.0.8?
Posted: 1 month 2 weeks ago by sfnava #137603
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Many thanks popcorn mix, now it works like a charm.
Posted: 1 month 2 weeks ago by popcornmix #137453
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Does adding "hvs_priority=0x32fc" to config.txt fix it?
Posted: 1 month 2 weeks ago by sfnava #137449
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Since upgrading to 5.0.7 and now to 5.0.8 on a Raspberry Pi 2, it appears that the video signal is randomly lost for a split second while watching streamed video from the internet.

---> Same problem on Raspberry 2 watching live TV OE 5.0.7 and 5.0.8 It seems that only happened on HD Channels but not in SD Channels or HD/SD Movies .
Posted: 1 month 2 weeks ago by Hawke84 #137345
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anyone else getting problems with network shares after resume from standby? openelec.tv/forum/69-network/75853-openelec-5-0-5-no-network-shares-after-resume
Posted: 1 month 3 weeks ago by GemNEye #137167
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For X86 releases there is an unofficial Chromium browser addon that can be used if you have enabled the Advanced OE repository.
Posted: 1 month 3 weeks ago by GemNEye #137166
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Since upgrading to 5.0.7 and now to 5.0.8 on a Raspberry Pi 2, it appears that the video signal is randomly lost for a split second while watching streamed video from the internet. The Pi 2 is connected via HDMI to a Yamaha AVR. HTPC running the same versions of OE connected to the same AVR has not yet displayed the same symtoms.

KODI logs can be found here:

xbmclogs.com/ppan3xa5p

OpenELEC 5.0.6 released

The OpenELEC team is proud to announce OpenELEC 5.0.6.

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 of our control and until this happens, they will either not work or be marked as broken by Kodi. If an addon or skin is essential to you, please confirm with its developer prior to upgrade if it is compatible with Kodi (Helix).

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Posted: 1 month 4 weeks ago by madas #136464
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I'm using a Cubox i4 and my boot problem is back. I was running the DEV build from 22nd Feb and everything was fine. I upgraded to 5.0.6 and now when the Cubox boots up my tv just flashes every 10 seconds but stays black. If I disable CEC on my TV the box boots ok, then once it has booted I can re-enable CEC and everything is fine (till the next boot). Reverted back to Dev build from 22nd Feb and its all fine again.

TV is a Samsung UN55ES7150

Anyone else experience this? I see some references above to a CEC error but i'm not sure which error they are referring to.
Posted: 1 month 4 weeks ago by seo #136381
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jack33978 wrote:
how do i update to new kodi.i dont see anything for g-box mx2

you wont see anything about gbox mx2. go ask for support somewhere else.
Posted: 2 months 8 hours ago by jack33978 #136358
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Im not a complier of any sorts.or i would give it a shot at making my own linux for the g-box mx2..if any body can help me here..very thankful
Posted: 2 months 8 hours ago by jack33978 #136357
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how do i update to new kodi.i dont see anything for g-box mx2
Posted: 2 months 5 days ago by squarooticus #135960
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The changelog says "linux: Enable all buttons on the TiVo Slide Pro remote", but the select button on my remote still doesn't do anything. Is this an issue of the kernel now having support for all the buttons, but the key map in Kodi itself not having been updated?
Posted: 2 months 1 week ago by MajorTom1352 #135750
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No, my issue is not the shutdown or reboot itself, these things work as designed, even with my skin, Xperience1080.
When I initiate a shutdown (or suspend) the Cubox enters a dead state. That is normal for a shutdown, and also ok for suspend, but to wake up the box again, I have to remove the power cable and insert it again. There is no other way to get the box out of this state.

I think this can be improved by enabling the wol feature in the network driver.
Posted: 2 months 1 week ago by Brujo #135744
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MajorTom1352 wrote:
Wow, that's the first time I heared that a shutdown is skin-dependent. Can you tell me more about that? I always thought that the shutdown is a Kodi functionality, not a skin funtion. So what exactly happens when you shutdown the system? Can you bring it up again without pulling the power cable? I'm very interested in having a system which does not need a physical interaction to switch it on.

So is your issue within the default skin?

To answer your question - well yes & no it looks like it have to do with the renaming of things during the change from XBMC-> Kodi and "different" functions like XBMC.Powerdown() and just Powerdown() and so on... and which function is used is defined per skin in the DialogButtonMenu.xml
(see also: forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=221575)
Posted: 2 months 1 week ago by MajorTom1352 #135724
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Wow, that's the first time I heared that a shutdown is skin-dependent. Can you tell me more about that? I always thought that the shutdown is a Kodi functionality, not a skin funtion. So what exactly happens when you shutdown the system? Can you bring it up again without pulling the power cable? I'm very interested in having a system which does not need a physical interaction to switch it on.

What I did so far is: All my devices (TV, Cubox, Receiver) have a network connection.
- I installed a linux service that pings my TV in regular intervals
- If TV is on, Kodi service is started. If TV is off, Kodi will be killed by the service

That works quite good, but is not what I want. I want a system which comes up again when I want to view a movie or whatever. I don't want a box which has network activities all the time just to see if someone has switched on another device.

I guess it's just a small step to hit that target, nearly everything is prepared...
Posted: 2 months 1 week ago by rays #135680
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Try all last released 5.0.x on raspberry PI2
thanks for 5.0.6 release but always same problem to enter manual IP4 address and save the settings.
I can change dhcp to manual and then enter correct ip, netmask, gateway, dns. If i save the configuration dhcp always appaears on the openelec program settings.
Is there a specific order to enter informations in different fields to definitely enter in manual ip configuration ?
thanks for help if a workaround is founded.
Posted: 2 months 1 week ago by Brujo #135666
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MajorTom1352 wrote:
Thank you very much for your hard work, this is an awesome piece of software!
Just a question: I have a cubox i4 pro, which works very well for me. There are just 2 issues left for me. One is the CEC bug, which is already in the issue list and the other one is the shutdown issue. When I select to shutdown or suspend the box, it enters a dead state, a powercyle is the only way to bring the box up again, that's clear so far. I was wondering if the WOL feature could help here. In the cubox forum, they said that the hardware is prepared for WOL. Correct me if I'm wrong, but the only thing that keeps the box from a proper wakeup is the network driver, which does not support WOL. Is there a chance in the near future that this feature will be implemented in the driver?

let me guess you do not use the default skin - I faced the shutdown / reboot issue when not using Confluence
Posted: 2 months 1 week ago by didier.bastogne #135619
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Hi,

it works fine on my CuboxTv and the VDR VNSI server seems more stable but it completely break my raspberry Pi B system, it rebooted many time during the update process (update from 5.0.5 to 5.0.6) and then finally started on 5.0.6 but when I see the kodi 14.2 RC2 logo, kodi crash and restart..

I'll try to rebuild my rpi on an old version or a fresh install of 5.0.6

Didier B
Posted: 2 months 1 week ago by MajorTom1352 #135612
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Thank you very much for your hard work, this is an awesome piece of software!
Just a question: I have a cubox i4 pro, which works very well for me. There are just 2 issues left for me. One is the CEC bug, which is already in the issue list and the other one is the shutdown issue. When I select to shutdown or suspend the box, it enters a dead state, a powercyle is the only way to bring the box up again, that's clear so far. I was wondering if the WOL feature could help here. In the cubox forum, they said that the hardware is prepared for WOL. Correct me if I'm wrong, but the only thing that keeps the box from a proper wakeup is the network driver, which does not support WOL. Is there a chance in the near future that this feature will be implemented in the driver?
Posted: 2 months 1 week ago by sabamimi #135495
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Thx for this Release!
Keep up your work!
Most stable Release since 4.2.1 for BYT Users.

+1
Thanks
Posted: 2 months 1 week ago by fetterbr #135418
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borisnanev wrote:
The problem with CEC driver disconnect when TV is switched off still exist.

same here, i thought it was my tv.. but i can see after i reboot kodi it connects and than a few second later says disconnect
Posted: 2 months 1 week ago by borisnanev #135380
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The problem with CEC driver disconnect when TV is switched off still exist.
Posted: 2 months 1 week ago by NetMan939 #135362
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Thank you :cheer:
Posted: 2 months 1 week ago by inspector71 #135349
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Woohoo, found the changelog. Thanks!
Posted: 2 months 1 week ago by Nick #135325
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Thx for this Release!
Keep up your work!
Most stable Release since 4.2.1 for BYT Users.
Posted: 2 months 1 week ago by mhoogenbosch #135307
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and as ever, the update installed fine :) running smooth on two machines.
Posted: 2 months 1 week ago by nickr #135296
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Thanks, keep up the good work!
Posted: 2 months 1 week ago by magy77 #135251
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Best release for a long time! Keep going
Posted: 2 months 1 week ago by Guido.e #135248
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Looks to be running stable on rpi2 with Samsung 16gb evo 10 class (for now).
Posted: 2 months 1 week ago by DDD #135240
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thanks

OpenELEC 5.0.5 released

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).

Read more...


Posted: 2 months 1 week ago by DDD #135241
Posted: 2 months 1 week ago by snamds #135109
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maulbongo wrote:
Hi there,

Since one of the 5.x releases I got Problems with my pi installations. Quite everytime I shut down the pi via kodi menu, I have afterwards at bootup to do manually fsck /dev/mmcblk0p2 to get things run again. Got two pi running and tried it already with different sdcards, clean installs, upgrades backup restores, but nothing is really working.
with 4.x never had this problem and for now I work araound this probs by keeping the pi running and no shutdown (reboot works by the way).
Same problem here.
I don't use the kodi shutdown. My pi is powered by a tv usb port so pi is powered off when i switch off the tv.
Never had any problem with openelec 4.
Posted: 2 months 2 weeks ago by Travis82 #135002
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so far stable really well no lockups on ass. subs h265 1080p plays at 80% usuage on these C1037u's. So its been really nice and stable so far. Thanks a ton.
Posted: 2 months 2 weeks ago by fritsch #134996
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@petepat:

Your lockup is most likely not C6 state related as your machine was never affected.
Posted: 2 months 2 weeks ago by lrusak #134993
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Wag wrote:
A little confused. Should BayTrail users install the unofficial 5.0.5 build or should we wait for 5.0.6?

Once I do an install I'm not going to stick with that build for a while, so I want to make sure it works properly before I do.

It's easy enough to change between versions, you just need to use the manual update method.

But yes the fix will be in 5.0.6
Posted: 2 months 2 weeks ago by Wag #134992
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A little confused. Should BayTrail users install the unofficial 5.0.5 build or should we wait for 5.0.6?

Once I do an install I'm not going to stick with that build for a while, so I want to make sure it works properly before I do.
Posted: 2 months 2 weeks ago by seano #134943
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FYI this unofficial build works flawlessly now.

Many kind thanks for sorting this!
Posted: 2 months 2 weeks ago by maulbongo #134932
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Hi there,

Since one of the 5.x releases I got Problems with my pi installations. Quite everytime I shut down the pi via kodi menu, I have afterwards at bootup to do manually fsck /dev/mmcblk0p2 to get things run again. Got two pi running and tried it already with different sdcards, clean installs, upgrades backup restores, but nothing is really working.
with 4.x never had this problem and for now I work araound this probs by keeping the pi running and no shutdown (reboot works by the way).
Posted: 2 months 2 weeks ago by Hans Gruber #134931
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petepat wrote:
Hans Gruber wrote:
fritsch wrote:
As my fixes came too late for OE 5.0.5 - here is a stable build (including the BYT fix and the libva segfault): dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/55728161/OpenELEC-Generic.x86_64-devel-20150307090204-r20103-g030e2a8.tar

I had a lockup with this build on my Baytrail N2820 NUC. I've turned C6 back off in the BIOS and it's not happened since so I don't think it's fully fixed, sadly.

Sorry for derailing from topic, but how do you turn off c6 state on n2820?

From memory, in the BIOS go to the "power" section then on the left hand side of the page chose "custom" from the drop down menu then an option to disable it will appear with a check box next to it.
Posted: 2 months 2 weeks ago by petepat #134930
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Hans Gruber wrote:
fritsch wrote:
As my fixes came too late for OE 5.0.5 - here is a stable build (including the BYT fix and the libva segfault): dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/55728161/OpenELEC-Generic.x86_64-devel-20150307090204-r20103-g030e2a8.tar

I had a lockup with this build on my Baytrail N2820 NUC. I've turned C6 back off in the BIOS and it's not happened since so I don't think it's fully fixed, sadly.

Sorry for derailing from topic, but how do you turn off c6 state on n2820?
Posted: 2 months 2 weeks ago by Hans Gruber #134929
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Brujo wrote:
Hans Gruber wrote:
fritsch wrote:
As my fixes came too late for OE 5.0.5 - here is a stable build (including the BYT fix and the libva segfault): dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/55728161/OpenELEC-Generic.x86_64-devel-20150307090204-r20103-g030e2a8.tar

I had a lockup with this build on my Baytrail N2820 NUC. I've turned C6 back off in the BIOS and it's not happened since so I don't think it's fully fixed, sadly.
'
Can you explain the lockup , was the system completely frozen? Any logs?

I'm not at the machine at the moment to check logs but it was just a complete system freeze, which was the same as I was getting before turning C6 off in the bios. It was after about 30-60mins of watching a 60fps 720p .mp4 (from giantbomb.com to downloaded to the a SSD inside the NUC). I used to get these lockups regularly, since OE 5.0 at least, and hadn't had once since turning C6 off. I then installed that test build and turned C6 back on and it locked up soon after. Again, sorry for no logs as I'm not near the machine right now.
Posted: 2 months 2 weeks ago by Brujo #134920
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Hans Gruber wrote:
fritsch wrote:
As my fixes came too late for OE 5.0.5 - here is a stable build (including the BYT fix and the libva segfault): dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/55728161/OpenELEC-Generic.x86_64-devel-20150307090204-r20103-g030e2a8.tar

I had a lockup with this build on my Baytrail N2820 NUC. I've turned C6 back off in the BIOS and it's not happened since so I don't think it's fully fixed, sadly.
'
Can you explain the lockup , was the system completely frozen? Any logs?
Posted: 2 months 2 weeks ago by mhoogenbosch #134901
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Hans Gruber wrote:
fritsch wrote:
As my fixes came too late for OE 5.0.5 - here is a stable build (including the BYT fix and the libva segfault): dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/55728161/OpenELEC-Generic.x86_64-devel-20150307090204-r20103-g030e2a8.tar

I had a lockup with this build on my Baytrail N2820 NUC. I've turned C6 back off in the BIOS and it's not happened since so I don't think it's fully fixed, sadly.
Great to see you provided logs to see if it actually is the same problem.
Posted: 2 months 2 weeks ago by Hans Gruber #134899
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fritsch wrote:
As my fixes came too late for OE 5.0.5 - here is a stable build (including the BYT fix and the libva segfault): dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/55728161/OpenELEC-Generic.x86_64-devel-20150307090204-r20103-g030e2a8.tar

I had a lockup with this build on my Baytrail N2820 NUC. I've turned C6 back off in the BIOS and it's not happened since so I don't think it's fully fixed, sadly.
Posted: 2 months 2 weeks ago by Brujo #134875
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Wag wrote:
fritsch: One thing I noticed about the Bay Trail build you released based on the 3.16 kernel was that my CI320 no longer worked with Microsoft Multimedia Keyboard commands from my Harmony 880 remote over the CIR (other commands seem to work just fine from the remote, including Kodi SW commands). It worked just fine on a Windows 10/Kodi install I was fooling around with.

@Wag for this we have the CI320 Thread because this Remote Control Issue is usually to this Box related :-(
Posted: 2 months 2 weeks ago by Wag #134873
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fritsch wrote:
As my fixes came too late for OE 5.0.5 - here is a stable build (including the BYT fix and the libva segfault): dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/55728161/OpenELEC-Generic.x86_64-devel-20150307090204-r20103-g030e2a8.tar

Excellent! Should I install this build on my Zotac CI320 or should I wait for the final 5.0.6 release?

fritsch: One thing I noticed about the Bay Trail build you released based on the 3.16 kernel was that my CI320 no longer worked with Microsoft Multimedia Keyboard commands from my Harmony 880 remote over the CIR (other commands seem to work just fine from the remote, including Kodi SW commands). It worked just fine on a Windows 10/Kodi install I was fooling around with.
Posted: 2 months 2 weeks ago by Travis82 #134826
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Freaking great :) About time hehehe dang.

I'll plop this on my main intel box and if all go's well on the rest. I'll report back here in a few hours to let you know how stable its being for us intel nuc/ mico board intel users.


Thanks for the bug fixes much appreciated devs.


Trav
Posted: 2 months 2 weeks ago by fritsch #134754
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As my fixes came too late for OE 5.0.5 - here is a stable build (including the BYT fix and the libva segfault): dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/55728161/OpenELEC-Generic.x86_64-devel-20150307090204-r20103-g030e2a8.tar
Posted: 2 months 2 weeks ago by powerarmour #134666
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Brujo wrote:
Fritsch has pushed the Interim fix to OE 5.0.x stable and afaik sraue has merged already the commit, therefore it should be included in the upcoming OE Version. So all the BYT User will be happy again with OE 5.x :laugh:

Indeed, +1 happy user B)
Posted: 2 months 2 weeks ago by DDD #134664
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I think they will release an 5.0.6 soon with the Fix.
Posted: 2 months 2 weeks ago by seano #134663
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Brujo wrote:
Thanks for the heads up.

Reading through the thread, it is said:
fritsch commented 23 hours ago

From the bugtracker I think they will just use the legacy turbo for now (as interim fix) and afterwards post other patches that you guys need to test in their bugtracker.

I will push the fix to 5.0.x stable now. Thanks again to you all for your contributions!

I would assume that 5.0.5 has been recompiled with this fix in it?
Posted: 2 months 2 weeks ago by ajp2k13 #134661
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Maybe, the N2807 is low power anyway with a TDP of 4.3W or somthing so maybe it's not relevant on that model... I see in Kodi that the idle clock is something like 800MHz.
Posted: 2 months 2 weeks ago by DDD #134658
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Maybe, some Mainboard Manufacturers don't care about C6 and Low Idle Power so they only allow C3
Posted: 2 months 2 weeks ago by ajp2k13 #134657
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DDD wrote:
Do you want some? Maybe your Brix or Bios don't reach C6 States?

Haha, no thanks! :whistle:

I was just curious why. I can't find anything about C6 in the BIOS so maybe the low power N2807 works differently...
Posted: 2 months 2 weeks ago by DDD #134654
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Do you want some? Maybe your Brix or Bios don't reach C6 States?

OpenELEC 5.0.4 released

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).

Read more...


Posted: 2 months 4 weeks 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: 2 months 4 weeks 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: 2 months 4 weeks 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-reboot-loop-using-mysql-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: 2 months 4 weeks 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: 2 months 4 weeks 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: 2 months 4 weeks 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: 2 months 4 weeks 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: 2 months 4 weeks 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: 2 months 4 weeks 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: 2 months 4 weeks 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: 2 months 4 weeks 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: 3 months 10 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: 3 months 10 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: 3 months 10 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: 3 months 11 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: 3 months 11 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: 3 months 11 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: 3 months 11 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: 3 months 11 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: 3 months 11 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: 3 months 11 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: 3 months 15 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: 3 months 15 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: 3 months 20 hours ago by PhyshBourne #133228
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brilliant!
but…
…where's the version for wetek play??

[UPDATE] OpenELEC 5.0.2 released

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 month 1 week ago by chewitt #138211
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archive.openelec.tv is the official archive site
Posted: 1 month 1 week ago by PrvSAT #138201
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Hi,

I am looking to download generic 5.02 and could not find it anywhere, including the archive.
To me 5.02 with a Zbox HTPC worked the best, don't need PVR's and other addons fixed. The problem is that with every "fix" it seems that there are more and more problems. With the latest 5.08, the sound does not work anymore after sleep or simply does not come back from sleep, period, need to hard reboot. It is very annoying since my box is set elsewhere, not in the same room. I am sure that many of you encountered these problems so, there is no need of a log, just a reliable fix from the coders, perhaps we are talking about very unstable kernel and/or video drivers, nothing to do with kodi.
So anyway, where I could find the generic 5.02, please?
Posted: 3 months 11 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: 3 months 16 hours ago by Sulkowski #133254
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When I press "info" button, nothing happens
Posted: 3 months 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: 3 months 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: 3 months 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: 3 months 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: 3 months 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: 3 months 4 days ago by g12345567 #132808
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DDD wrote:
Thanks for the fixed updated versions. Internet radio now working again.
Posted: 3 months 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: 3 months 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:Installing_OpenELEC/Creating_The_Install_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: 3 months 5 days ago by DDD #132652
Posted: 3 months 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: 3 months 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: 3 months 1 week 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: 3 months 1 week 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: 3 months 1 week 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: 3 months 1 week 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/3726#issuecomment-74739051
Thanks for the info on this, looks like a fresh install is in the works for this evening.
Posted: 3 months 1 week 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: 3 months 1 week 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/3726#issuecomment-74739051
Posted: 3 months 1 week ago by DDD #132143
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Whats behind this Options? i.imgur.com/btvrtah.jpg

OpenELEC 5.0.1 released

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 months 2 weeks 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 months 2 weeks 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 months 2 weeks 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 months 2 weeks ago by DDD #130623
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Logfiles?
Posted: 3 months 2 weeks 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: 3 months 3 weeks 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"
OpenELEC:~ #
Posted: 3 months 3 weeks ago by Hitcher #130334
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Invalid or unsupported image file format
Posted: 3 months 3 weeks 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: 3 months 3 weeks 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: 3 months 3 weeks 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: 3 months 3 weeks 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: 3 months 3 weeks 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: 3 months 3 weeks 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: 3 months 3 weeks 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: 3 months 3 weeks ago by kniazio #130226
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Yes Im Polish sorry my language. Steel Freeze
Posted: 3 months 3 weeks ago by nickr #130222
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Overhang?
Posted: 3 months 3 weeks 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: 3 months 3 weeks 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: 3 months 3 weeks 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: 3 months 3 weeks 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: 3 months 3 weeks 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: 3 months 3 weeks 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: 3 months 3 weeks 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

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: 3 months 3 weeks 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: 3 months 3 weeks 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: 3 months 3 weeks 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: 3 months 3 weeks 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: 3 months 3 weeks ago by chewitt #129817
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v5.0.1 is being worked on..
Posted: 3 months 3 weeks 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: 3 months 4 weeks 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: 3 months 4 weeks 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: 4 months 18 hours 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/openelec-4.2/packages/linux/patches/3.16.3/linux-999.04-revert-xhci-Set-scatter-gather-limit.patch#L14
Posted: 4 months 1 day 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: 4 months 1 day 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: 4 months 3 days 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: 4 months 4 days ago by Nick #129043
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Thx guys!
Posted: 4 months 5 days 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: 4 months 5 days 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: 4 months 5 days 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: 4 months 1 week ago by magicpaws788 #128877
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how to upgrade to OpenELEC 5.0 Release?
thanks :laugh: :laugh:
Posted: 4 months 1 week ago by DDD #128792
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Never when you don't provide Logs of the hangup ;)
Posted: 4 months 1 week 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: 4 months 1 week 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: 4 months 1 week 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: 4 months 1 week 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: 4 months 1 week 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

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: 4 months 2 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: 4 months 2 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: 4 months 3 weeks 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: 4 months 4 weeks 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: 4 months 4 weeks 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: 4 months 4 weeks ago by Ipaddle #126215
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Ipaddle wrote:
Really?

EDIT: yes really - see the wiki. :whistle:
Posted: 4 months 4 weeks ago by Ipaddle #126210
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Really?
Posted: 4 months 4 weeks 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: 4 months 4 weeks 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: 4 months 4 weeks 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: 4 months 4 weeks 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: 4 months 4 weeks 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: 4 months 4 weeks 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: 4 months 4 weeks 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: 4 months 4 weeks 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: 4 months 4 weeks ago by Ipaddle #126192
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DDD wrote: Hah! With Intel GPU fix? Probably. :)
Posted: 4 months 4 weeks ago by DDD #126189
Posted: 4 months 4 weeks 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: 4 months 4 weeks 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: 4 months 4 weeks 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: 4 months 4 weeks 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: 4 months 4 weeks 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: 4 months 4 weeks 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: 5 months 1 hour 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: 5 months 1 hour 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.

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