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  • #10464

    Warped Rudi
    Keymaster

    Hi folks,

    I’ve put up some experimental builds:

    Kodi 17.1 RC1 for Cubox-i and Hummingboard/Hummingboard2

    Kodi 17.1 RC1 for RaspberryPi 2 and RaspberryPi 3

    Kodi 17.1 RC1 for RaspberryPi

    If somebody wants to play…

    • This topic was modified 1 year, 3 months ago by  Warped Rudi.
    #10467

    togath
    Participant

    Mhh, sounds interesting. Let’s see if I find some time to play with it during Whitsun weekend.

    Thanks you, Rudi.

    #10468

    Warped Rudi
    Keymaster

    I plan to leave the rootfs images as they are and update the packages from time to time. So after booting the image it might be a good idea to do an opkg update / opkg upgrade

    Note that the geexbox addons ‘network config’ and ‘updater’ are currently not working on Krypton.

    #10733

    togath
    Participant

    Hi Rudi,

    sorry for the late reply. Just didn’t find the time for any testing 🙁
    Just installed the latest Kyrton on my Cubx i4.
    Overall it works quite well.

    I was surprised that the little cube plays h265 – it stutters a bit.
    Could be the network or the irq mapping … didn’t investigate any further yet.

    I cannot select HDMI as audio output. Only the two S/DIF options are avialable.
    The option to upmix stero to x.y doesn’t work anymore (remember you created a testwise fix)

    I’m already quite happy with it!

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 3 months ago by  togath.
    #10735

    togath
    Participant

    Forgot to run opkg … wait …

    #10736

    togath
    Participant

    Ok, after updating the system. HDMI is back as an option. Great!

    Thanks for this early adaption, Rudi!

    #10737

    togath
    Participant

    Do you know where the settings for HDMI-CEC have gone to in the new skin?

    #10738

    Warped Rudi
    Keymaster

    It’s under “Settings/Interface/Control/Peripherals” (“Einstellungen/Oberfläche/Steuerung/Geräte”). BTW, there is an update (Alpha3 as of 3.7.2016).

    #10754

    togath
    Participant

    Wired, just didn’t see it…. Thanks for the hint, Rudi.

    All in all I do not have any problem with the Alpha3. Sometimes the video played via network lags for some ms.

    #10844

    togath
    Participant

    Just an interims report:

    In general it works quite ok.
    – Sometimes after starting a video playback (usually h264) geexbox crashes and restarts
    – Sometimes the HDMI output option for audio is gone. Rebooting several times usually solves the issue. Cannot tell yet under which conditions it gets lost.
    – DVD playback does not work. It recognises the DVD but stops after detecting it’s protected (css)

    (btw: I daily check for updates)

    #10845

    Warped Rudi
    Keymaster

    Thanks for the feedback. I haven’t tried the things you did… Usually, our updates are only a few days older than kodi master and contain just a few geexbox-specific changes. So if something fails here, it normally also fails in master. Generally I’d say that Krypton is not yet ready for prime time…

    BTW, I really hate the cyan colours! And the reason why they put fan art and music visualizations behind a semi-transparent cyan curtain completely escapes me. Let’s hope that someone creates a more elegant/stylish skin…

    And just for the fun of it: The location of the CEC settings has changed again 😉

    Edit: It looks like Krypton wants much newer versions of the dvd libraries. Have to check…

    #10846

    Warped Rudi
    Keymaster

    I have updated the DVD-related libraries, but didn’t test them. Please give it a try and report here.

    #10847

    togath
    Participant

    I know, that these issues are mostly in the master. Nevertheless I think it is a good idea to have them reported here as well.

    For me the new skin is too complicated. It needs so many ‘clicks’ for many things and finding things in there like ‘CEC’ is difficult … not to mention the colour. Let’s hope that there will be some nice community skins soon.

    I could test the DVD playback only for a moment … It still doesn’t work. The system keeps trying to load the DVD.

    The stuttering of video-playback seems to be an issue in the new player. It happanes with every source (NAS, Internet, USB-Stick) This could be linked to the the adaptation of the screen-refresh-rate which doesn’t seem to work either.

    And videoplayback is currently a bit like gambling. Some videos keep crashing – everytime at a different positon.

    #10853

    Warped Rudi
    Keymaster

    I just tried a build with the massive changes to the iMX6 code committed to master a few days ago. It was a total disaster! Pretty much none of my test videos played! I even got “Physical memory allocation errors” from the video processing unit and hangs on shutdown. I have to check if we need to update some other libraries to get this going again, but the current state is the most unusable I have seen for years.

    #10885

    togath
    Participant

    Hmmm, that’s pretty strange. With the latest update video playback became really smooth. No major drop outs anymore. Every video is played back.
    But I noticed that playback eats up quite some memory over time. That indicates that there are memory leaks….

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