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)
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…
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.
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.
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….