OpenELEC 3.2 released

13 Sep 2013

OpenELEC 3.2 is the first stable release following OpenELEC 3.0 and is recommended for all new installations. Systems running OpenELEC 3.0 and 3.1 will automatically update to 3.2 if auto-update is enabled. Users who are still running OpenELEC 1.0 or 2.0 are encouraged to manually update to enjoy the many new features. We would like to thank our users, project team and partners for their efforts in testing, reporting and fixing issues, adding features, creating how-to documents, and donations of hardware and funds to the project. We hugely appreciate your continued support!

 

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Whats new in OpenELEC 3.2?

Like OpenELEC 3.0, the 3.2 release is based upon XBMC Frodo (12.x) but “under the hood” it includes many notable changes:

  • Many feature enhancements and bugfixes to XBMC Frodo; including a number of backports from Gotham and speed improvements for RaspberryPi users
  • Linux kernel 3.10, bringing many new and updated drivers and improvements
  • Mesa-9.2
  • ALSA 1.0.27 (thanks to Anssi Hannula for various fixes and improvements)
  • Updated graphic drivers from AMD, Intel and nVidia
  • Updated and improved pi firmware (thanks to Dom Cobley)
  • Updated drivers and driver firmware
  • Updated XVBA, VDPAU and VAAPI libraries
  • Intel VPP (Video Post Processing API) support by Timo Rothenpieler (thanks also to various Intel developers like Haihao Xiang)
  • Support for many more remotes and keymaps
  • Initial PPTP and OpenVPN support (via connman)
  • Wireless tethering support (on WLAN cards that support it)
  • Completely reworked networking
  • Completely reworked bluetooth with support for more remotes
  • Added support for bluetooth keyboards and file transfers
  • Boot speed improvements for all platforms (particularly Raspberry pi)
  • Many bugfixes and package updates

OpenELEC has been working closely with several AMD engineers and our special thanks go out to Jamy and Sabre for their constant support and attentive listening. You may have spotted this on the changelog for the 13.6 fglrx driver:

[377379] Fix the regression of performance drop with XBMC for UVD playback, which was the direct outcome of their constructive work. Thanks also to Peter Frühberger (fritsch) and Rainer Hochecker (FernetMenta) for their work.

Did we mention our new settings addon?

The most visible change in OpenELEC 3.2 is our new settings addon. It’s a huge improvement where changes are effected immediately without needing a reboot, and short descriptions of each and every function to make it easier to comprehend. Thanks to lufie, seo, chewitt and vpeter from the project team, and the many others who helped with developing, translating and testing the addon. We also send a special ‘thank you’ to the connman developers for their patient help and guidance during its creation.

The new addon does not migrate settings from OpenELEC 3.0 or older installs so the first time you boot OpenELEC 3.2 a first-run wizard will ensure you configure essentials like keyboard language, hostname, networking, and startup of SSH and samba services.

NB: OpenELEC is used by people from around the world so the new settings addon needs to be translated into as many languages as possible. If your native language is not currently supported it would be awesome if you can help us out with the words. To contribute a new translation or corrections to an existing one; please use this link to visit the transifex site and get started.

New and dropped builds:

To simplify the number of OpenELEC 3.2 builds available we have discontinuted the ION 32-bit, Intel 32-bit, and ‘Ultra’ builds for Xtreamer users. If you are using one of these builds the correct migration path to follow is:

  • ION i386 (with 32-bit capable hardware) => Generic i386
  • ION i386 (with 64-bit capable hardware) => ION x86_64
  • Intel i386 (with 32-bit capable hardware) => Generic i386
  • Intel i386 (with 64-bit capable hardware) => Intel x86_64
  • Xtreamer Ultra 1 / Xtreamer Ultra 2 => ION x86_64


Starting with OpenELEC 3.2 we have added a Generic 64-bit release as a “catch-all” for recent 64-bit hardware. You can find all OpenELEC 3.2 releases on the downloads page. Please ask any questions in our forums!

 


Posted: 11 months 3 weeks ago by gjwAudio #90502
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Posted: 11 months 3 weeks ago by tOmki #90472
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cshadow wrote:
Hi

I have a problem after upgrading from 3.06.
I'm using fusion build for my Asrock E350M1.
In XBMC I use "Dim" screensaver, 10 min and "Put display to sleep" (30min). After display is put to sleep, my Asrock IR remote does not "wake" the XBMC anymore. I can connect via SSH, everything works ok. Web interface also works, inviting remote and pressing any key gets back to XBMC and after that my remote works fine.
Any ideas?

I have the same problem. Every time I turn on my screensaver (dim) to use the remote, I have to wake up the computer using the keyboard.

Currently, turned off the screensaver

I turned the IR receiver - problem gone
Posted: 1 year 1 week ago by Bjorre #89056
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Hi!

After upgrade to 3.2, i dont get any sound at all, until i do a reboot, then the sound works.
Cold start - no sound, and after reboot sound works fine.

Same problem on my both my ION and Fusion boxes..

Anyone with the same problem, or is it just me?


Found some kind of 'logic' to this.
I have 2 xbmc profiles: 1 for my kids and 1 master. The 'kids'-profile is a copy of the Masterprofile.
If i startup my openelec machine and 'kids' was the last logged on user everthing works ok.
But, if I startup with the masteruser as last logged on only passthrough sound works. I.e no sounds in menu or when i play music.
Profiles are identically configured, so they should both work the same but doesn't.
Posted: 1 year 3 weeks ago by polar #87493
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I have had problems with stuttering in regard to settings with deinterlacing.
Since the update to 3.2.1 all problems are gone. The video playback is smooth, LiveTV (TVHeadend) included.
Keep up the excellent work!!!
This is the moment I am going to donate money for the first time (one year has passed since my first Openelec installation).
THUMBS UP!!!
Posted: 1 year 3 weeks ago by japi #87283
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same here , it worked with the autostart.sh file till 3.2.0. From 3.2.0 you could use the OE_SETTINGS.XML file or the network mount options from the GUI.

wondering what changed with 3.2.1.. also hope this doesn't happen with every update.
Posted: 1 year 3 weeks ago by bedouinvert #87268
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Sorry, but my HDD doesn't shows up automatically at start up in 3.2.1 as in 3.1.7 ( In VIDEOS->FILES ) in raspberry
It shows up only if i unplugg then replug them.
It work well on 3.2.0.
So it's maybe an issue.
Thanks for all.
Posted: 1 year 3 weeks ago by kreeturez #87244
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surfingchimp wrote:
I would just like to say thank you.
After upgrading to 3.2 on my pi I am totally amazed by the speed increase. Everything for me is working perfectly

1 happy customer. Thx

Update to 3.2.1 and you'll be even happier: library access to the TV Shows and Movies lists is much, much faster now too!

openelec.tv/news/22-releases/108-openelec-3-2-1-released

I've also noticed 3.2.1 seems to have fixed the volume-control issue on the pi.

Another stellar release: thanks, team OE!
And popcornmix: I owe you a beer!!
Posted: 1 year 3 weeks ago by BEBER2410 #87217
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same for me too.
I've got H57 chipset with intel core i5 661 clarckdale with intel hd integrated.
so I use intel x64 build 3.2.
Vaapi acceleration must be deseable for me, I've got better picture without Vaapi.
Also I must deseable desinterlacing to have better stability.
regards,
beber.

Edit :
Just upgrade to 3.2.1 and made some test :
actvating Vaapi work mutch better, and I found new desinterlacing method : Vaapi Auto, working very well for me
Congratulations OE, thanks a lot
Posted: 1 year 3 weeks ago by polar #87197
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Now I use a OpenELEC 3.2 fusion build for my AMD E-450 (Zotac ZBOX-AD04) and have the same problems asdave_m_ wrote:
Been running Openelec a long time, through several releases, but am having problems with 3.2. I was on 3.0.6, using an AMD APU (dual core 2.7 GHz) without problems, other than not using sleep/wake. After the update to 3.2 last week, it's been 1) restarting the entire PC quite often during playback and 2) not deinterlacing 1080i near as well. The deinterlacing settings were Auto/Auto before, but now I sometimes have to turn it off for 720p sources and switch it to Deinterlace-Half for 1080i sources. It's easier to live with that than the restarting. I have ran memtest through several cycles to make sure that the memory hadn't failed
The main problem lies in the deinterlacing setting. I had to disable it to prevent stutter / jerking. Same problem for Live-TV (TVHeadend) and video playback.

With version 2.9.x there was no such problem. I set deinterlacing and video scaling to Auto. Everything was fine.
With 3.0.x I had to set deinterlacing to "Deinterlace" or "Software Blend" and video scaling to "Bilinear".
With 3.2 the only way to remove the stutter is by disabling deinterlacing and using "Bilinear" for video scaling.
In any case there is also a combination with the settings in "System - Video - Playback":
Adapting "Adjust display refresh rate to match video" (always), "Sync playback to display" (active) or "A/V sync method" (Video Clock(Drop/Dupe Audio)) leads to more or less stutter / jerking. {(...) show the best setting for me}

It is a pity that deinterlacing is not useable any more for me because it smoothes the video playback but I have the hope the newer versions will solve the problem.
THUMBS UP!!!
Posted: 1 year 3 weeks ago by pi-fan #87141
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Thanks for all the hard work guys, but….

I had a lot of trouble trying to upgrade from 3.0.6 to 3.2.0.
The “auto” update process in 3.0.6 didn’t always work, not sure why.
The copying of KERNEL, SYSTEM, KERNEL.md5, SYSTEM.md5 to the update folder on the Raspberry Pi always failed to upgrade, another bug in 3.0.6?

So I figured I would just go straight to version 3.2.0.

I like using the NOOBS install over using Win32DiskImager and a .img file because the NOOBS install does not require any special formatting and it utilizes the whole SD card, which is way easier then trying to resize partitions after the fact.

I made a new OpenELEC.xz (version 3.2.0) image file that works with NOOBS 1.2.1.
If you delete the other image files out of the NOOBS images folder, the installer will automatically install whats left.

It’s SOOO easy now. With a factory formatted SD card just copy the files to the root dir of the SD card and insert into RPi. A few moments later I had a working OpenELEC 3.2.0 running.

If anyone wants a 3.2.0 version of the OpenELEC.xz file or a .zip of the whole thing just PM me.

Maybe they should publish this in the download section.
Posted: 1 year 4 weeks ago by kde #87006
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Xtreamer Ultra 1 - awaking from suspend doesn't work at all. Picture appears, but USB don't seem to work at all (no keyboard), no network and IR. So, I'm not even sure how to debug it. Is it a known problem? It worked fine with 3.0.x.
Posted: 1 year 4 weeks ago by wuotr #86986
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mstiphout wrote:
Updated from 3.0.6 to 3.2 but unfortunately some small sound issues since 3.2 release. I am using passthough audio to receiver.
Sometimes during movie the sound stops for less than a second, i see my receiver light blink as if it renews the signal. Video keeps playing fine.
I tried do to a full fresh install but this didn't help. Anyone else has this problem?`

For the rest this release is very fast and for me on raspberry everything except for the sound problem seems to be working fine.

Regards,
Marcel

Hi Marcel,

I'm experiencing the same (audio dropping) problem on my Rpi.
Do you have any more news on the issue?
Or even found a solution already?

Because information on it seems to be rare ;-).
Posted: 1 year 4 weeks ago by Clay #86918
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rs242 wrote:
I've just updated to OpenELEC 3.2 and the performance of my system has fallen dramatically that so, that it can barely move the frontend. :-(

My systen is a ZOTAC ZBOX HD-AD02

CPU: AMD E-350 APU Platformm
GPU: ATI Radeon HD 6310 GPU

I'm having similiar problems with my ZBOX Nano AD10+.

Playback seems ok-ish, but front end usage is borderline unusable.
Posted: 1 year 4 weeks ago by brooc #86892
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popcornmix wrote:
brooc wrote:
I installed 3.2 on my RPi yesterday and it gets stuck after 10 minutes of video play.
Moving back to 3.0.2 solved the problem.
Is there some log I can provide for this to be debugged?

post a debug log.
After formatting my SD card and installing a fresh install everything is fine.
The auto update did not work well for me...
Posted: 1 year 4 weeks ago by Chaosphere64 #86890
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kreeturez wrote:
Chaosphere64 wrote:
  • The first problem is with Airplay on my RasPi. Videos that I send from my iPhone to my Raspi will no longer play properly. It is only the sound but not the picture.

Did you update your phone to iOS 7 at the same time? Because the issue you describe is actually an XBMC issue with the latest iOS; it's not related to the version of OpenELEC... :-)

Yes, that happened almost at the same time. Thanks for clearing that up, hopefully there will be a fix for this bug.
Posted: 1 year 1 month ago by dave_m_ #86868
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dave_m_ wrote:
Been running Openelec a long time, through several releases, but am having problems with 3.2. I was on 3.0.6, using an AMD APU (dual core 2.7 GHz) without problems, other than not using sleep/wake. After the update to 3.2 last week, it's been 1) restarting the entire PC quite often during playback and 2) not deinterlacing 1080i near as well. The deinterlacing settings were Auto/Auto before, but now I sometimes have to turn it off for 720p sources and switch it to Deinterlace-Half for 1080i sources. It's easier to live with that than the restarting. I have ran memtest through several cycles to make sure that the memory hadn't failed

OK, the reboot issue was fixed by running the Generic x86_64 build instead of i386. For The video is fine for 1080p, 1080i mpeg2, 720p (h264), but constantly drops frames for 720p mpeg2. None of the settings changes seem to make a difference as far as the dropped frames go, and it's pretty distracting visually. These are videos that are known to play OK on previous version of openelec.

**Edit: changing to the performance cpu scaling governor reduced, but did not eliminate the dropped frames.

**Edit 2: the 720p mpeg2 performance is the same on my other openelec using AMD E350 and the Fusion build, still drops frames

**Edit 3: Release 3.2.2 fixed these issues
Posted: 1 year 1 month ago by kreeturez #86806
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Chaosphere64 wrote:
  • The first problem is with Airplay on my RasPi. Videos that I send from my iPhone to my Raspi will no longer play properly. It is only the sound but not the picture.

Did you update your phone to iOS 7 at the same time? Because the issue you describe is actually an XBMC issue with the latest iOS; it's not related to the version of OpenELEC... :-)
Posted: 1 year 1 month ago by Witte200 #86779
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Bjorre wrote:
Hi!

After upgrade to 3.2, i dont get any sound at all, until i do a reboot, then the sound works.
Cold start - no sound, and after reboot sound works fine.

Same problem on my both my ION and Fusion boxes..

Anyone with the same problem, or is it just me?

I have the same issue since the upgrade to version 3.2.
Other issues: Recently added list gone (configuration problem?) & Menu list randomly popping up during playback (maybe no 3.2 issue, had this before I think.

I'm Using a slightly overclocked Raspberry Pi B model with a Flirc IR receiver (Harmony one)

Thanks for All your hard work guys but I'm going to downgrade to I fear :s
Posted: 1 year 1 month ago by Chaosphere64 #86574
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Hi,

thanks for your great work on OpenELEC, very much appreciated! Just wanted to report two problems that have been coming up after updating from 3.0 to 3.2.
  • The first problem is with Airplay on my RasPi. Videos that I send from my iPhone to my Raspi will no longer play properly. It is only the sound but not the picture.
  • The second problem is with metadata from audio files. Most of my mp3 files have covers tagged into them. Now after the update these covers are very often not displayed any more. Sometimes a reboot helps (so far I haven't found a way to force a re-read of metadata), but at some point in time the error comes up again.
Posted: 1 year 1 month ago by dave_m_ #86543
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Been running Openelec a long time, through several releases, but am having problems with 3.2. I was on 3.0.6, using an AMD APU (dual core 2.7 GHz) without problems, other than not using sleep/wake. After the update to 3.2 last week, it's been 1) restarting the entire PC quite often during playback and 2) not deinterlacing 1080i near as well. The deinterlacing settings were Auto/Auto before, but now I sometimes have to turn it off for 720p sources and switch it to Deinterlace-Half for 1080i sources. It's easier to live with that than the restarting. I have ran memtest through several cycles to make sure that the memory hadn't failed
Posted: 1 year 1 month ago by dominic7il #86516
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So far so good with 3.2, I've been using it for about a week now with no major issues.

A couple of things are bugging me a little though:
  • Restarting from the XBMC menu just restarts XBMC on the first try, on the second attempt it will work.
  • PS3 Remote support doesn't seem to initiate hibernation which will presumably run down the batteries faster.

The first issue seems completely bizarre that it works only after two attempts. Is anyone else experiencing the same? I'm using the Fusion build if that makes a difference.
Posted: 1 year 1 month ago by Galahad #86511
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Just a quick FYI for everybody looking for a previous version of OpenELEC: hwat.be/openelec/official.archive/


Thanks a lot, hopefully you just saved my HTPC. I had an incredible amount of issues since the update and I'll just have to give up for now, and downgrade. Some of the issues I was able to fix, others as still a mystery:
* case fan at full speed almost all the time (not fixed, may be related to SABNZBD-Suite issue)
* lost mount of internal HDD; fixed - had to (re)-create a autostart.sh with create folder and mount command (ext HDD was always fine)
* lost access to all media on internal drive - fixed - for some reason, even after mounting the int. drive again, under the same folder as before, the library would complain that the files do not exist anymore. Had to create again the library from scratch.
* does not turn off or restart the PC from the menu (works from ssh command line) - not fixed
* No access to web interface for SABNZBD-suite itemes (SABNZBD-Suite, Couch potatoe, Sickbeard)

I'll try a previous version to see if that fixes the issues. Thanks to the openelec team for their work anyway, even if once in a while it just does not work for everybody. Hopefully a future release will work better for me.
Posted: 1 year 1 month ago by boodles #86503
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Hi, absolutely loving the work you guys are doing with openelec - really appreciate all the hard work!

I have one problem with my openelec that is running on raspberry pi that I hope someone can help with.

I have installed 3.2 and added network settings. The raspberry pi is using a wired connection but this is only picked up sporadically and sometimes not at all. Any suggestions anyone?

Thanks in advance


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Posted: 1 year 1 month ago by Legion455 #86496
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thanks for the help
... I have the intel Nuc (HD4000 graphics),.... which link should I be downloading and using?

Legion
Posted: 1 year 1 month ago by ultraman #86494
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Legion455, you just need to copy files KERNEL* and SYSTEM* to update folder.

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