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Re: OpenELEC meets Raspberry Pi - part 1 (XBMC)

Sun May 13, 2012 9:15 am

Sorry to be a noob, but what do I need to do with these un tarred files?
I've previously used the img files and burnt them to SD using Win32DiskImager.
I've only got the Win7 machine, so can't read the previous version of OpenELEC which I've got on the SD card, and at the moment the Pi is networkless due to the distance between the TV and the router.
Is there an img file of 10950 or advise on copying the files?

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Re: OpenELEC meets Raspberry Pi - part 1 (XBMC)

Sun May 13, 2012 9:18 am

the_dvd_guru wrote: have we come to any conclusion on the build releases yet? i.e with build logs of whats changing and trying to keep them in one place.
the changelog you find here:
https://github.com/OpenELEC/OpenELEC.tv/commits/master

and as you can see its not only RPi related

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Re: OpenELEC meets Raspberry Pi - part 1 (XBMC)

Sun May 13, 2012 9:23 am

Sorry to be a noob, but what do I need to do with these un tarred files?
I've previously used the img files and burnt them to SD using Win32DiskImager.
I've only got the Win7 machine, so can't read the previous version of OpenELEC which I've got on the SD card, and at the moment the Pi is networkless due to the distance between the TV and the router.
Is there an img file of 10950 or advise on copying the files?
you need to extract the kernel, kernel.md5, system, system.md5 files fromt he target folder within the tar and copy them to the sd card folder /update then reboot and it will update (i hope)

thanks

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Re: OpenELEC meets Raspberry Pi - part 1 (XBMC)

Sun May 13, 2012 10:12 am

Pretty impressed by the stability of this distribution.
I created an SD of OpenELEC + XBMC from an early image then manually overwrote the target files from a recent build.
I then managed to use the built in OpenELEC XBMC 'PROGRAM' to configure the network as wifi, plugged a mini LM WiFi adapter (no hub) and rebooted, bingo!

OK, so I now have a tiny PCB streaming 1080p wireless off a windows share, great stuff.

I then thought I'd have a play at using some of the extra horsepower available, but there is no /boot/config.txt, in fact there is no /boot!.
I tried creating one but was denied due to read only file system....

So, can anyone help me get OpenELEC to use the config.txt options?

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Re: OpenELEC meets Raspberry Pi - part 1 (XBMC)

Sun May 13, 2012 10:20 am

config.txt is located in /flash directory... but is by default only readable...

1. mount -o remount,rw /flash
2. do your modification
3. mount -o remount,ro /flash

malcolmr
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Re: OpenELEC meets Raspberry Pi - part 1 (XBMC)

Sun May 13, 2012 10:22 am

I've been playing around with this as well - thanks to everyone that's posting helpful advice and the new builds!

I've had some success with editing the config.txt file - in OpenELEC the /boot partition is mounted in /flash - you'll need to remount it as read/write to create a config.txt (mount /flash -o remount,rw).

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Re: OpenELEC meets Raspberry Pi - part 1 (XBMC)

Sun May 13, 2012 10:28 am

How do I add iPlayer? I can download http://code.google.com/p/xbmc-iplayerv2/ the file manager in XBMC doesn't give me access to $HOME/.xbmc/addons, nor can I access the partition on a PC

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Re: OpenELEC meets Raspberry Pi - part 1 (XBMC)

Sun May 13, 2012 10:32 am

I'm now using 10950 with the "old" start.elf and have disabled the mysql library, but unfortunately I'm still getting the xbmc GUI restart when it highlights some folders. I've tried the folder both via Samba and also on a USB stuck, with the same result.

I turned debug on and I believe this is the logging that is occurring as is hits the folder and then does the restart:

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10:26:04 T:1098179248   DEBUG: SDLKeyboard: scancode: 6c, sym: 0112, unicode: 0000, modifier: 0
10:26:04 T:1098179248   DEBUG: OnKey: down (f081) pressed, action is Down
10:26:04 T:1246606432  NOTICE: Thread Jobworker start, auto delete: true
10:26:04 T:1175905376  NOTICE: Previous line repeats 1 times.
10:26:04 T:1175905376   DEBUG: DoWork - took 191 ms to load special://masterprofile/Thumbnails/Video/Fanart/31021620.tbn
10:26:04 T:1246606432   DEBUG: Creating DDS version of: special://masterprofile/Thumbnails/Video/Fanart/31021620.tbn
Any thoughts?

Cheers,

Mark
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Re: OpenELEC meets Raspberry Pi - part 1 (XBMC)

Sun May 13, 2012 10:33 am

DaWoodster wrote: So, can anyone help me get OpenELEC to use the config.txt options?
I think I may have solved my own problem here, the 'other' files I'd expect to find in /boot such as cmdline and start.elf are mounted in /flash.
I'll see if a config.txt in there does anything interesting....

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Re: OpenELEC meets Raspberry Pi - part 1 (XBMC)

Sun May 13, 2012 10:45 am

jacklang wrote:How do I add iPlayer? I can download http://code.google.com/p/xbmc-iplayerv2/ the file manager in XBMC doesn't give me access to $HOME/.xbmc/addons, nor can I access the partition on a PC

place the zip file in the downloads folder on the sd then goto add on on the pi and select add on from zip file and locate the download folder and wholaaaaa its done

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Re: OpenELEC meets Raspberry Pi - part 1 (XBMC)

Sun May 13, 2012 10:58 am

DaWoodster wrote:
DaWoodster wrote: So, can anyone help me get OpenELEC to use the config.txt options?
I think I may have solved my own problem here, the 'other' files I'd expect to find in /boot such as cmdline and start.elf are mounted in /flash.
I'll see if a config.txt in there does anything interesting....
OK, so can someone wiki this?
/boot is actually /flash in OpenELEC :)

arm_freq=880 seemed to be stable, 900 gave me a kernel panic on boot.

root ~ # cat /proc/cpuinfo
Processor : ARMv6-compatible processor rev 7 (v6l)
BogoMIPS : 875.72

But then it was rather unhappy about being asked to play a movie, lets give 850 a whirl :)

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Re: OpenELEC meets Raspberry Pi - part 1 (XBMC)

Sun May 13, 2012 11:07 am

LOL. Broke my own rule. The latest build will not compile if you have a smallish hard drive or virtual hard-drive because they changed the default cache size to 30GB. The old default used to be 10GB, so I'm just gonna go back to that for the time being. Can be changed under config/options.

EDIT: Looks like I was wrong? ccache folder seems to have been moved to ~/.ccache-openelec. Changing this back .ccache lets it go. Cache size specification doesn't matter, could keep it at default 30G (though I'm gonna personally lower mine).
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Re: OpenELEC meets Raspberry Pi - part 1 (XBMC)

Sun May 13, 2012 11:24 am

I'm currently running at 925mhz with no issues! All files are working perfectly except some 5.1 1080p files which causes stutter.

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Re: OpenELEC meets Raspberry Pi - part 1 (XBMC)

Sun May 13, 2012 11:32 am

Build 10950


OpenELEC (Version 2.0)
Changelog OpenELEC1.0 to OpenELEC2.0
Package updates:
update XBMC to XBMC11.0 (Eden)
update eglibc to eglibc2.15
update Python to Python2.7.2
update gcc to gcc4.7.0
update openssl to openssl1.0.1
update xorgserver to xorgserver1.11
update to Kernel 3.2
update to Mesa8.0.1
Added functions:
PXE netboot support:
booting over NFS support
booting over NBD support
booting over iSCSI support
Airplay support
Airtunes support
CEC support
libaacs support
automatic framebuffer detection
Changed functions
change bootsplash from plymouthlite to fbsplash
changed ATV build to use Nvidia binary graphic driver (incl HDMI audio)
Removed functions:
remove netmount.conf (XBMC includes native NFS/AFP/CIFS/SSH support)
move PS3 controller support in a own addon
move Wii controller support in a own addon


seems to be working ok- no known faults yet

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Re: OpenELEC meets Raspberry Pi - part 1 (XBMC)

Sun May 13, 2012 11:40 am

@rey
You could try to set the sync to "audio clock" in settings, worked for me for the occasional stutter with in RPi DTS decoding.


The new 10950 build is very stable. No scrambled logo anymore. Still I haven't figured out how to make the video calibration correctly saved. On every reboot it's off. It's strange because the UI appears to have the overscan set correctly, it's just the skin pictures and while playing video goes off. It also loses overscan when playing an mpeg2 file with DVDplayer instead of OMXplayer. I tried setting the framebuffer and disable_overscan=1 in config.txt, didn't help.

dmesg log is also strange in this place

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[    7.034505] mmcblk0: mmc0:1234 SA02G 1.83 GiB 
[    7.058806]  mmcblk0: p1 p2
[    7.119948] bcm2708_fb_check_var info(c72a3c00) 1280x720 (1280x720), 1843200, 16
[    7.119972] bcm2708_fb_check_var var(c7303e30) 1024x768 (1280x720), 32, 460800
[    7.119994] bcm2708_fb_set_par info(c72a3c00) 1024x768 (1280x768), 1843200, 32
[    7.136573] BCM2708FB: start = c8a00000,49384000 width=1024, height=768, bpp=32, pitch=0 size=1843200 success=16
[    7.136592] detected fb_set_par error, error code: 16
If somebody figured this out please post the solution.

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Re: OpenELEC meets Raspberry Pi - part 1 (XBMC)

Sun May 13, 2012 11:42 am

the_dvd_guru wrote:well i gave up on the xbox remote for so i purchased a windows remote from maplin for 18 quid!
but i will keep asking the questons and having a look to get it going because it is a cheap alternative and so easy to come by.
Ahh!! Please don't give up. I spent yesterday taking apart on old xbox to get a controller port out and then soldered a USB connector onto it so I can hopefully use the xbox remote with xbmc on the pi.

I suppose since I have a controller port/USB, I now have a gamepad for games on the pi :D

Thanks!

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Re: OpenELEC meets Raspberry Pi - part 1 (XBMC)

Sun May 13, 2012 11:49 am

People that want to use a remote - have any of you tried using the XBMC remote apps for Android/iOS? I know it's not quite the same as a physical remote but when you've got direct access to your libraries on the app, does it matter? =P

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Re: OpenELEC meets Raspberry Pi - part 1 (XBMC)

Sun May 13, 2012 11:52 am

rey wrote:I'm currently running at 925mhz with no issues! All files are working perfectly except some 5.1 1080p files which causes stutter.
Some link to the relevant config.txt hacking pls? Just finding out about this.
On 10946 dts/dd decoding is sloppy, even if audio resampling/syncing is turned on and downmixing to stereo is turned off, but it seems like they made strides since then. Passthrough, of course, works beautifully (haven't tried with anything more than 720p yet though).

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Re: OpenELEC meets Raspberry Pi - part 1 (XBMC)

Sun May 13, 2012 12:04 pm

There's a huge topic about it on this forum a page or so back called 'config.txt'.

The only thing to note is that config.txt goes in /flash not /boot on OpenElec.


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Re: OpenELEC meets Raspberry Pi - part 1 (XBMC)

Sun May 13, 2012 12:13 pm

Ah, ok great, you're one on of the developers - I could not compile with the recent change in the cache folder location. (The change in size didn't make a difference)
LastSilmaril wrote:
EDIT: Looks like I was wrong? ccache folder seems to have been moved to ~/.ccache-openelec. Changing this back .ccache lets it go. Cache size specification doesn't matter, could keep it at default 30G (though I'm gonna personally lower mine).

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Re: OpenELEC meets Raspberry Pi - part 1 (XBMC)

Sun May 13, 2012 12:19 pm

And thanks to both of you for the pointers.

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Re: OpenELEC meets Raspberry Pi - part 1 (XBMC)

Sun May 13, 2012 12:57 pm

You can get iPlayer, plus ITV Player, 4OD, and Demand 5 by getting the Hitcher repository from http://wiki.xbmc.org/index.php?title=Un ... positories

Also of interest is the TV Catcup pluging from http://plugins.tvcatchup.com/~xbmc/
You need a TV catchup account for this (Free!!!!!) from http://tvcatchup.com/

There are problems with the 4OD plugin at the moment which are causing on intermittent error (more not working than working!). This is a general thing not an XMBC or OpenElec problem, and I have read it is down to problems at Channel 4.

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Re: OpenELEC meets Raspberry Pi - part 1 (XBMC)

Sun May 13, 2012 1:38 pm

LOL. That'll be the day when aereo can run on this thing (right now limited to html5 on select iOS devices). TVcatchup looks cool if you're from the uk or have a vpn that terminates there

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Re: OpenELEC meets Raspberry Pi - part 1 (XBMC)

Sun May 13, 2012 1:55 pm

Kushan wrote:People that want to use a remote - have any of you tried using the XBMC remote apps for Android/iOS? I know it's not quite the same as a physical remote but when you've got direct access to your libraries on the app, does it matter? =P
Yes I plan to use one of the iOS apps, but my non smart-phone owning/not so technical housemates would much prefer a classic IR remote.

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