tom3f
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Re: [Guide][Testing] Kodi 18.0 Leia beta versions for Raspbian Stretch!

Tue Dec 25, 2018 9:26 pm

Thank you for information.

mivalsten
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Re: [Guide][Testing] Kodi 18.0 Leia beta versions for Raspbian Stretch!

Tue Dec 25, 2018 11:55 pm

tom3f wrote:
Tue Dec 25, 2018 2:50 pm
Hello, thanks for tutorial, i installed kodi 18 on raspbian. Is there any change about gaming in kodi? I am looking for ps1 emulator. But i don't want internet rom luncher. I would like to run offline games from local image on disk. When we can expect gaming in kodi 18?
Hi,
I would suggest you to install RetroPie just as Rascas wrote and then going through below guide to be able to easily launch kodi from the retropie itself. I'm using same setup and it's working fine.
https://github.com/RetroPie/RetroPie-Se ... f-in-ports

Has anyone successfully launched netflix on latest builds? I'm still having trouble with mine. :(

FoxBob79
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Re: [Guide][Testing] Kodi 18.0 Leia beta versions for Raspbian Stretch!

Sun Dec 30, 2018 12:09 pm

Yesterday the new Kodi 18 RC4 was released :-) Do we get it over the PPA?

PS: Is their a reason why this PPA stucks at Kodi 18 RC1?

kwaiasaki
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Re: [Guide][Testing] Kodi 18.0 Leia beta versions for Raspbian Stretch!

Sat Jan 05, 2019 11:14 pm

FoxBob79 wrote: Yesterday the new Kodi 18 RC4 was released :-) Do we get it over the PPA?

PS: Is their a reason why this PPA stucks at Kodi 18 RC1?
How do we update once it is available? Through the terminal?

FoxBob79
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Re: [Guide][Testing] Kodi 18.0 Leia beta versions for Raspbian Stretch!

Sun Jan 06, 2019 4:07 pm

kwaiasaki wrote:
Sat Jan 05, 2019 11:14 pm
FoxBob79 wrote: Yesterday the new Kodi 18 RC4 was released :-) Do we get it over the PPA?

PS: Is their a reason why this PPA stucks at Kodi 18 RC1?
How do we update once it is available? Through the terminal?
Yes, an simple

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sudo apt update 
and

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sudo apt upgrade 
would be enough to get the new version. But it seems that we will never see an RC4 over this PPA. It stops at RC1...

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labboy
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Re: [Guide][Testing] Kodi 18.0 Leia beta versions for Raspbian Stretch!

Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:17 pm

Hi Rascas and happy new year to everyone!!

I just tried tidal plug-in which is available from the kodi repository and I just see the "login" folder....although i have enter the correct user/pass...i dont get past the login....
fear nothing, hope nothing, be free

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Re: [Guide][Testing] Kodi 18.0 Leia beta versions for Raspbian Stretch!

Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:51 am

Kodi 18 RC 4 available for update

Changelog:
https://kodi.tv/article/kodi-v18-leia-rc4-new-hope

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Re: [Guide][Testing] Kodi 18.0 Leia beta versions for Raspbian Stretch!

Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:59 am

labboy wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:17 pm
Hi Rascas and happy new year to everyone!!

I just tried tidal plug-in which is available from the kodi repository and I just see the "login" folder....although i have enter the correct user/pass...i dont get past the login....
About this, I am not familiar with that addon, I recommend that you ask for assistance in the official Kodi forum. If there is a problem, it's most likely an upstream problem.

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Re: [Guide][Testing] Kodi 18.0 Leia beta versions for Raspbian Stretch!

Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:09 am

mivalsten wrote:
Sat Dec 15, 2018 10:37 am
Hi,
This is my first post, so sorry in advance if I make some mistakes.

I have installed kodi18 (18.0-RC1 Git:20181121-be9bd450fa-dirty) as well as inputstream.adaptive and netflix addon. It launches fine, but is unable to install widevine. What happens when I try to watch any video is it prompts me to install widevine, then I accept EULA, then there is message about kpart or parted needed on my system (parted is present), then there is a cogwheel. I left my system running overnight but nothing happened, there is also no information in log about any errors.
I tried putting libwidevinecdm.so manually extracted from the chromeOS image in ~/.kodi/cdm/libwidevinecdm.so and ~/.kodi/userdata/addon_data/script.module.inputstreamhelper/cdm/libwidevinecdm.so but with no avail.

Any assistance would be highly apreciated.

Best Regards!
About Kodi and Netflix, this should make it work for all you guys. No need to fiddle with widevine etc. It is a copy/paste from a user on another forum:
Hi everyone,

I just wanted to add my experience and how I got Netflix to run properly on my raspberry pi (so far). I'll just describe what I did, maybe it will help someone:

My system:
Raspberry PI 3 B+
retropie 4.4
Kodie 18.0-RC1

I access my pi through terminal via ssh to enter the commands.

"sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get -y dist-upgrade" (Optional, mine was up to date)
Update the firmware of my pi "sudo rpi-update"
"sudo reboot" (to activate new firmware)
"sudo apt-get install python{,3}-pip"
"pip install --user pycryptodomex"
"sudo reboot" (don't know if this was neccessary..)
download zip netflix addon from https://github.com/asciidisco/plugin.video.netflix
put zip on sd card of raspberry pi
install netflix addon from zip within kodi
configure netflix-addon -> input stream addon settings -> Max. resolution secure decoder -> 720p
run a movie in netflix, now it will ask to install libwidevine, confirm.
"sudo apt-get install libnss3"
Right now it works like a charm for me :D

mcarty
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Re: [Guide][Testing] Kodi 18.0 Leia beta versions for Raspbian Stretch!

Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:50 am

Thank you very much.

I was using your last version, RC1, and just upgraded to RC4.

Works perfect; appreciate your work.

FoxBob79
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Re: [Guide][Testing] Kodi 18.0 Leia beta versions for Raspbian Stretch!

Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:09 am

Rascas wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:51 am
Kodi 18 RC 4 available for update

Changelog:
https://kodi.tv/article/kodi-v18-leia-rc4-new-hope
THANKS :-)

mivalsten
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Re: [Guide][Testing] Kodi 18.0 Leia beta versions for Raspbian Stretch!

Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:54 am

As for my issue, after a lot of searching I found that the problem was with json config of widevine.helper being missing.
This issue thread helped me solve my thing: https://github.com/emilsvennesson/scrip ... /issues/26

Thank you Rascas for your help and updating kodi build. Kudos!

fhf2019
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Re: [Guide][Testing] Kodi 18.0 Leia beta versions now available for Raspbian!

Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:20 am

Rascas wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:34 pm
cjan wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:30 pm
got gpg key warning?
Ah sorry forgot about that, added it to the instructions. Thanks.
Sorry I'm trying to follow your explanation but, what instructions are you referring to ?? Where did you posted them ??

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Re: [Guide][Testing] Kodi 18.0 Leia beta versions now available for Raspbian!

Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:56 pm

fhf2019 wrote:
Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:20 am
Rascas wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:34 pm
cjan wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:30 pm
got gpg key warning?
Ah sorry forgot about that, added it to the instructions. Thanks.
Sorry I'm trying to follow your explanation but, what instructions are you referring to ?? Where did you posted them ??
1st post, Instructions section:

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wget -O - http://pipplware.pplware.pt/pipplware/key.asc | sudo apt-key add -

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Re: [Guide][Testing] Kodi 18.0 Leia beta versions for Raspbian Stretch!

Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:21 pm

does build wayland supported in the future?

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Re: [Guide][Testing] Kodi 18.0 Leia beta versions for Raspbian Stretch!

Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:36 am

cjan wrote:
Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:21 pm
does build wayland supported in the future?
I know that Kodi can be compiled with Wayland support, at least on x86 machines. It is reported to work on Amlogic chips (see here: https://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=336735) but I don't know how is the performance/stability.

I have no idea if it will work on the Raspberry Pi, I never tried it. The last time I tried Wayland/Weston was some years ago and if I remember correctly, some time ago, Wayland/Weston devs removed the Raspberry Pi specific code and the Raspberry Pi Foundation does not support it anymore. At least with the proprietary Broadcom closed source graphics drivers aka "Legacy" drivers.
I know that Wayland/Weston works with the open source VC4 graphics drivers, but even if I (or anyone) compiles Kodi for it and it works, it won't have hardware video decoding, because there isn't yet support in Kodi for MMAL to access the hardware video codescs (or something like that) on the open source VC4 graphics drivers.

Like you may know, you cannot compile Kodi (or any other software) with support for all windowing system (X11, Wayland, etc) and graphics API (OpenGL/OpenGL ES). You have to compile to one or another and it will not work on the others.

So I see no purpose on spending time on this, and maintaining two different versions. If in the future it is confirmed to be working with all the bells and whistles with the open source VC4 drivers, I will provide a separate version.

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Re: [Guide][Testing] Kodi 18.0 Leia beta versions for Raspbian Stretch!

Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:30 am

thanks Rascas,
in my case, almost switch to wayland/sway with VC4 driver drm-backend.
chromium, vlc-without-mmal-patch, ffmpeg-with-mmal-enable, sdl2-with-enable-rpi, etc.
everything went well for desktop using daily.
if want kodi need switch to X11, that's annoyed.

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Re: [Guide][Testing] Kodi 18.0 Leia beta versions for Raspbian Stretch!

Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:51 pm

Hi everybody,
I followed this:
Rascas wrote: About Kodi and Netflix, this should make it work for all you guys. No need to fiddle with widevine etc. It is a copy/paste from a user on another forum:
...
...
and Netflix actually starts, so that's a good thing.
Now there is a new problem to solve.
I logged in my Netflix account, but when I tried to play a video, a pop-up showed me "An update of Widevine CDM is required to play this content".
I followed the guided procedure proposed by Kodi, downloading the Chrome OS to extract the script needed. When the download finished, new pop-up informed me that the installation procedure can take a lot of minute, so Raspberry starts to work and after a few minutes it simply stops. No message, no advice, anything.
If I try to play a video, I see again "An update of Widevine CDM is required to play this content".
I have done the procedure two times: same results.

What can I do?

My setup is Raspbian Stretch up to date with Kodi 18 Leia.

Thanks.

mivalsten
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Re: [Guide][Testing] Kodi 18.0 Leia beta versions for Raspbian Stretch!

Mon Jan 28, 2019 7:47 am

rpi3user3 wrote:
Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:51 pm
What can I do?
Hi Rpi3user3,
I had the same exact problem. My solution was to extract the file (libwidevine.so) manually (there are guides you can find with duckduckgo or google), and then by putting them in ~/.kodi/cdm directory. After that it was still not working for me, so I had to update json file by following below issue on guthub.
https://github.com/emilsvennesson/scrip ... /issues/26

filename: ~/.kodi/userdata/addon_data/script.module.inputstreamhelper/cdm/widevine_config.json

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{
    "arch": "x32",
    "description": "Widevine Content Decryption Module",
    "manifest_version": 2,
    "name": "WidevineCdm",
    "offline_enabled": "false",
    "os": "mac",
    "version": "1.4.8.1008",
    "x-cdm-codecs": "vp8,vp9.0,avc1",
    "x-cdm-host-versions": "8",
    "x-cdm-interface-versions": "8",
    "x-cdm-module-versions": "4"
}
After that it was working fine for me.
Remember, that due to low specs your RPi will not be able to decode DRM content with resolution better than 720p, so set it up in inputstream.adaptive setting. You can leave 1080p for non-encrypted streams, it works fine, at least in my rpi3+ with 256MB assigned to video RAM.

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Re: [Guide][Testing] Kodi 18.0 Leia beta versions for Raspbian Stretch!

Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:23 am

mivalsten wrote:
Mon Jan 28, 2019 7:47 am
rpi3user3 wrote:
Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:51 pm
What can I do?
Hi Rpi3user3,
I had the same exact problem. My solution was to extract the file (libwidevine.so) manually (there are guides you can find with duckduckgo or google), and then by putting them in ~/.kodi/cdm directory. After that it was still not working for me, so I had to update json file by following below issue on guthub.
https://github.com/emilsvennesson/scrip ... /issues/26

filename: ~/.kodi/userdata/addon_data/script.module.inputstreamhelper/cdm/widevine_config.json

contents:

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{
    "arch": "x32",
    "description": "Widevine Content Decryption Module",
    "manifest_version": 2,
    "name": "WidevineCdm",
    "offline_enabled": "false",
    "os": "mac",
    "version": "1.4.8.1008",
    "x-cdm-codecs": "vp8,vp9.0,avc1",
    "x-cdm-host-versions": "8",
    "x-cdm-interface-versions": "8",
    "x-cdm-module-versions": "4"
}
After that it was working fine for me.
Remember, that due to low specs your RPi will not be able to decode DRM content with resolution better than 720p, so set it up in inputstream.adaptive setting. You can leave 1080p for non-encrypted streams, it works fine, at least in my rpi3+ with 256MB assigned to video RAM.
That is weird. I never had to extract libwidevine from other OS or edit any json file. Following the instructions that I wrote some posts above should be enough.

mivalsten
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Re: [Guide][Testing] Kodi 18.0 Leia beta versions for Raspbian Stretch!

Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:58 am

It should, but for at least three people it was not. I tried following your guide as well as a first try to fix the issue. Luckily, I found the workaround, but unfortunately I'm not skilled enough to find root cause and suggest permanent fix. :(

sgehdn
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Re: [Guide][Testing] Kodi 18.0 Leia beta versions for Raspbian Stretch!

Thu Jan 31, 2019 6:30 pm

Hi,

as the final release candidate has been released fpr Kodi 18 now,
how do I install/update it on raspbian stretch?
I have currently Kodi 17.6 running. If I try sudo apt get upgrade kodi, it says that I am already on the latest version (17.6).

regards

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Re: [Guide][Testing] Kodi 18.0 Leia beta versions for Raspbian Stretch!

Thu Jan 31, 2019 6:32 pm

sgehdn wrote:
Thu Jan 31, 2019 6:30 pm
Hi,

as the final release candidate has been released fpr Kodi 18 now,
how do I install/update it on raspbian stretch?
I have currently Kodi 17.6 running. If I try sudo apt get upgrade kodi, it says that I am already on the latest version (17.6).

regards
Kodi 18 stable/final is not available yet. It will be available soon.

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Re: [Guide][Testing] Kodi 18.0 Leia beta versions for Raspbian Stretch!

Thu Jan 31, 2019 6:38 pm

ok, thanks.
And if the final version is available: How do I update ? :)

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Re: [Guide][Testing] Kodi 18.0 Leia beta versions for Raspbian Stretch!

Thu Jan 31, 2019 6:42 pm

sgehdn wrote:
Thu Jan 31, 2019 6:38 pm
ok, thanks.
And if the final version is available: How do I update ? :)
When it is available I will post a reply here. Then it is better to remove this repo with:

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sudo rm /etc/apt/sources.list.d/pipplware_unstable.list
And update as usual:

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sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

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