OpenELEC Testbuilds


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by sraue » Fri Jun 01, 2012 4:32 am
Hi all,
i open this thread to provide infos and get reports about new OpenELEC testbuilds.

http://sources.openelec.tv/tmp/image/op ... 93.tar.bz2
to update a older build without reinstalling: http://wiki.openelec.tv/index.php?title ... g_OpenELEC

I have created a new build to test a more actual kernel based on bootc's work. He wants to get reports how well this kernel works for the "masses", what are the problems and if it runs stable. This kernel is based on the active developed kernel "linux-3.2.18".

After some tests here with this kernel i have noticed this kernel provides us a much better data transferrate from SDcards. for example:

  • Kernel 3.1.10 (original):
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    root ~ # sync; rm testing; sync; time ( dd if=/dev/zero of=testing bs=16k count=10000; sync)
    10000+0 records in
    10000+0 records out
    163840000 bytes (156.3MB) copied, 38.149376 seconds, 4.1MB/s

    real    0m39.139s
    user    0m0.060s
    sys    0m3.420s

  • Kernel 3.2.18 (new):
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    root ~ # sync; rm testing; sync; time ( dd if=/dev/zero of=testing bs=16k count=10000; sync)
    10000+0 records in
    10000+0 records out
    163840000 bytes (156.3MB) copied, 21.412055 seconds, 7.3MB/s

    real    0m23.431s
    user    0m0.060s
    sys    0m3.440s


    as you see, writing on the SDcard is around 2 times faster (at least here for me).

If you test this build via shh for mmc errors and slowdowns while booting with (OpenELEC provides Timestamps for every line)
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dmesg


you maybe will also notice a faster startup from kernel and certain services like:

  • End of kernel start:
    Kernel 3.1.10:
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    [    2.913671] Freeing init memory: 3728K

    Kernel 3.2.18:
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    [    1.095703] Freeing init memory: 3740K

    (this means (here) the kernel starts in 1s sec instead 3 sec.)

  • or starting of service "udev"
    Kernel 3.1.10:
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    >[    6.948481] udevd[717]: starting version 184

    Kernel 3.2.18:
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    >[    3.620709] udevd[736]: starting version 184

    (another 3.3 sec improvenment here)

  • or beginning to start XBMC:
    Kernel 3.1.10:
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    [    9.901918] Console: switching to colour dummy device 80x30

    Kernel 3.2.18:
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    [    6.121219] Console: switching to colour dummy device 80x30

    (what i should say?)

Additionally we have updated XBMC on the latest code with merges from XBMC-master and changes made by Gimli:
  • The wrong thumbnail colors should be fixed
  • there are much changes in in the XBMC which needs to resetup your audio hardware, it is important to remove your "guisettings.xml" before if you upgrade from a earlyer build, reboot and resetup your audio device:
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    rm -rf /storage/.xbmc/userdata/guisettings.xml
  • i have tried a WLAN stick with this build based on the "r8712u" wlan driver which work very well here (but is not fast enough to stream 1080p movies over samba)
  • mounting external USB drives works here too

many thanks to Gimli and bootc for the great work.

let me know how it works for you

Stephan
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by LastSilmaril » Fri Jun 01, 2012 4:46 am
Additionally we have updated XBMC on the latest code with merges from XBMC-master and changes made by Gimli:


YES! Can finally start testing openelec again. Thanks a lot stephen
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by LastSilmaril » Fri Jun 01, 2012 4:52 am
I propose that this become the OFFICIAL builds thread, instead of having new threads all over the place (found another two).
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by sraue » Fri Jun 01, 2012 5:01 am
LastSilmaril wrote:I propose that this become the OFFICIAL builds thread, instead of having new threads all over the place (found another two).


please only for announcing our testbuilds and backreports about the requested features/fixes to test
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by LastSilmaril » Fri Jun 01, 2012 5:18 am
sraue wrote:
LastSilmaril wrote:I propose that this become the OFFICIAL builds thread, instead of having new threads all over the place (found another two).


please only for announcing our testbuilds and backreports about the requested features/fixes to test


Fair enough, makes sense. sorry for misspelling your name, stephan
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by NisseDILLIGAF » Fri Jun 01, 2012 6:11 am
Hi...

I've tested 'r11193' and have one problem..
I have this problem with my own builds to...

I cant play some videos, only get audio...
mp4 (H264 - MPEG-4 AVC (part 10)(avc1)) : works
avi (MPEG-4 Video (XVID)) : don't work, only sound

with error message:
ERROR: COMXCoreComponent::GetParameter - OMX.broadcom.video_decode failed with omx_err(0x8000100e)

This have worked before (build r11170)
I made r11186 with no video, only sound (same as above)..

Thanx!
/Nisse
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by LastSilmaril » Fri Jun 01, 2012 6:48 am
Using the above testbuild, I'm getting a whole bunch of these errors whenever I scroll over a tv show or episode (didn't scan movies yet)
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02:38:46 T:1270453344   ERROR: Repository XBMC.org Add-ons returned no add-ons, listing may have failed
02:38:47 T:1235158112  NOTICE: Thread CFileCache start, auto delete: false
02:38:50 T:1235158112  NOTICE: Thread Background Loader start, auto delete: false
02:44:23 T:1270453344  NOTICE: Thread Jobworker start, auto delete: true
02:44:29 T:1235158112  NOTICE: Thread Background Loader start, auto delete: false
02:44:30 T:1246966880  NOTICE: Thread Jobworker start, auto delete: true
02:45:12 T:1139229792  NOTICE: Previous line repeats 1 times.
02:45:12 T:1139229792   ERROR: COMXCoreComponent::DecoderEventHandler OMX.broadcom.image_decode - OMX_EventError detected, nData1(0x80001005), port 0
02:45:12 T:1257239648   ERROR: COMXImage::Decode m_omx_decoder.WaitForEvent result(0x80001005)
02:45:12 T:1139229792   ERROR: COMXCoreComponent::DecoderEventHandler OMX.broadcom.image_decode - OMX_EventError detected, nData1(0x80001005), port 0
02:45:28 T:1235158112  NOTICE: Thread Background Loader start, auto delete: false
02:45:29 T:1257239648 WARNING: COMXImage::Decode progressive images not supported by decoder
02:46:35 T:1257239648  NOTICE: Thread Background Loader start, auto delete: false
02:46:35 T:1246966880  NOTICE: Thread Jobworker start, auto delete: true
02:46:44 T:1139229792  NOTICE: Previous line repeats 1 times.
02:46:44 T:1139229792   ERROR: COMXCoreComponent::DecoderEventHandler OMX.broadcom.image_decode - OMX_EventError detected, nData1(0x80001005), port 0
02:46:45 T:1257239648   ERROR: Previous line repeats 50 times.
02:46:45 T:1257239648   ERROR: COMXCoreComponent::GetInputBuffer OMX.broadcom.image_decode wait event timeout
02:46:45 T:1139229792   ERROR: COMXCoreComponent::DecoderEventHandler OMX.broadcom.image_decode - OMX_EventError detected, nData1(0x80001005), port 0
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by LastSilmaril » Fri Jun 01, 2012 6:50 am
Also getting the same video errors as DILLIGAF here with avis at least:
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02:48:35 T:1235158112  NOTICE: OMXClock using video as reference
02:48:35 T:1235158112   ERROR: COMXCoreComponent::SetConfig - OMX.broadcom.clock failed with omx_err(0x80001005)
02:48:35 T:1235158112   ERROR: OMXClock::OMXReset error setting OMX_IndexConfigTimeClockState
02:48:35 T:1235158112  NOTICE: Creating Demuxer
02:48:39 T:1235158112  NOTICE: Opening video stream: 0 source: 256
02:48:39 T:1235158112   ERROR: COMXCoreComponent::GetParameter - OMX.broadcom.video_decode failed with omx_err(0x8000100e)
02:48:39 T:1235158112   ERROR: OMXPlayerAudio : Error open video output
02:48:39 T:1235158112  NOTICE: OMXClock using video as reference
02:48:39 T:1235158112 WARNING: OpenVideoStream - Unsupported stream 0. Stream disabled.
02:48:39 T:1235158112  NOTICE: Opening audio stream: 1 source: 256
02:48:39 T:1235158112  NOTICE: Creating audio thread
02:48:39 T:1287300192  NOTICE: Thread COMXPlayerAudio start, auto delete: false
02:48:39 T:1235158112  NOTICE: OMXClock using video as reference
02:48:39 T:1235158112 WARNING: CDVDMessageQueue(video)::Put MSGQ_NOT_INITIALIZED
02:48:40 T:1287300192  NOTICE: OMXClock using video as reference
02:48:40 T:1287300192  NOTICE: OMXClock using audio as reference
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by LastSilmaril » Fri Jun 01, 2012 7:18 am
Reboot no longer works properly from the gui, only from the command-line.
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by sraue » Fri Jun 01, 2012 8:57 am
Hi,

Another short update (r11198):

http://sources.openelec.tv/tmp/image/op ... 98.tar.bz2
to update a older build without reinstalling: http://wiki.openelec.tv/index.php?title ... g_OpenELEC

  • updated rtmpdump, so some more rtmp related addons should work (like the german ZDF.de addon)
  • some more optimizations to lower the CPU usage while beeing in the GUI (with disabled RSS feed CPU usage can go down to around 3%)

Stephan
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by BenjaminLucas » Fri Jun 01, 2012 9:02 am
hi there,
I build openelec from source on 30th may. It is very slow on my raspberry pi and I am wondering if that's normal or if there's something wrong with my components.

I use 5 volt 1 A powersource and a 4 gig class 4 sd card from kingston.

yes it can stream 1080p video from network. (powered external drive is not detected)

yes it can install youtube add-on and again stream 1080p video from it.

but surfing thru menu is a real pain. it takes about 5 seconds from one menu to the next and a lot of mouse-clicks to finally start up something.

Of course it's beta and you don't hear me complaining about the fantastic work of the coders, but I was just wondering: is this normal or should I try to get a stronger powersource and different sd-card?

I am a little less confident that xbmc (openelec and raspbmc) will work perfect in the future, please take away my doubts.
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by Patrik » Fri Jun 01, 2012 9:06 am
Hi,

Thanks sraue for the builds.
I want to ask if the r8712u is working with these builds, then the realtek 8192cu based (e.g. 8188cus) wifi dongles should work in theory?

Because I can see some modules named rtl8192cu and rtl8192c, but I can't get it to work with the latest test build.
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by sraue » Fri Jun 01, 2012 9:15 am
Patrik wrote:Hi,

Thanks sraue for the builds.
I want to ask if the r8712u is working with these builds, then the realtek 8192cu based (e.g. 8188cus) wifi dongles should work in theory?

Because I can see some modules named rtl8192cu and rtl8192c, but I can't get it to work with the latest test build.


here my wlan stick works with the r8712u driver, dont have tested others... can you connect to lan and look if you have a wlan0 device with "ifconfig"?
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by NisseDILLIGAF » Fri Jun 01, 2012 9:18 am
Thanx..!

I still can't play avi files :(
mp4 files work...
just like I reported earlier..

Thanx for the great work you're doing!!!

sraue wrote:Hi,

Another short update (r11198):

http://sources.openelec.tv/tmp/image/op ... 98.tar.bz2
to update a older build without reinstalling: http://wiki.openelec.tv/index.php?title ... g_OpenELEC

  • updated rtmpdump, so some more rtmp related addons should work (like the german ZDF.de addon)
  • some more optimizations to lower the CPU usage while beeing in the GUI (with disabled RSS feed CPU usage can go down to around 3%)

Stephan
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by Patrik » Fri Jun 01, 2012 9:20 am
sraue wrote:
Patrik wrote:Hi,

Thanks sraue for the builds.
I want to ask if the r8712u is working with these builds, then the realtek 8192cu based (e.g. 8188cus) wifi dongles should work in theory?

Because I can see some modules named rtl8192cu and rtl8192c, but I can't get it to work with the latest test build.


here my wlan stick works with the r8712u driver, dont have tested others... can you connect to lan and look if you have a wlan0 device with "ifconfig"?


There is no wlan0 device.

By the way this is the Edimax EW-7811Un nano adapter and I think most of the people here want to use their RPi with this adapter because of its small size.
So it would be great if it could be supported.

Thanks
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by sraue » Fri Jun 01, 2012 9:26 am
Patrik wrote:
sraue wrote:
Patrik wrote:Hi,

Thanks sraue for the builds.
I want to ask if the r8712u is working with these builds, then the realtek 8192cu based (e.g. 8188cus) wifi dongles should work in theory?

Because I can see some modules named rtl8192cu and rtl8192c, but I can't get it to work with the latest test build.


here my wlan stick works with the r8712u driver, dont have tested others... can you connect to lan and look if you have a wlan0 device with "ifconfig"?


There is no wlan0 device.


can you paste /var/log/messages and the lsmod out with connected stick (and lan cable):
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paste /var/log/messages
lsusb | paste
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by Patrik » Fri Jun 01, 2012 10:22 am
sraue wrote:can you paste /var/log/messages and the lsmod out with connected stick (and lan cable):
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paste /var/log/messages
lsusb | paste

lsusb - http://sprunge.us/XWEa
lsmod - http://sprunge.us/cKDD
/var/log/messages - http://sprunge.us/KRFf

I don't know it helps at all, but on a simple debian install these modules does not work too.
But after manually compiling the driver and blacklisting the default module, then adding the new one, then it works.
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by milhouse » Fri Jun 01, 2012 12:45 pm
Incorrect colours does indeed look fixed - many thanks.

However I continue to get the following OMX errors when viewing thumbnails (I removed the Thumbnails folder and deleted Texture*.db then rebooted with your latest rtmp-optimised build, r11198):

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13:30:59 T:1183650912  NOTICE: StorageClient-0.9.2 Starting server
13:30:59 T:1183650912  NOTICE: StorageServer-0.9.2 Storage Server starting /storage/.xbmc/userdata/Database/commoncache.db
13:31:00 T:1237316704  NOTICE: Thread Jobworker start, auto delete: true
13:31:01 T:1237316704  NOTICE: Previous line repeats 1 times.
13:31:01 T:1237316704   ERROR: COMXCoreComponent::WaitForEvent OMX.broadcom.image_decode wait event 0x00000003 timeout 300
13:31:02 T:1245705312   ERROR: COMXCoreComponent::WaitForEvent OMX.broadcom.image_decode wait event 0x00000004 timeout 1000
13:31:02 T:1245705312   ERROR: COMXImage::Decode m_omx_decoder.WaitForEvent result(0x80001009)
13:31:02 T:1237316704   ERROR: COMXCoreComponent::GetInputBuffer OMX.broadcom.image_decode wait event timeout
13:31:20 T:1227842656   ERROR: COMXCoreComponent::WaitForEvent OMX.broadcom.image_decode wait event 0x00000003 timeout 300
13:31:21 T:1193358432   ERROR: Previous line repeats 1 times.
13:31:21 T:1193358432   ERROR: COMXCoreComponent::WaitForEvent OMX.broadcom.image_decode wait event 0x00000004 timeout 1000
13:31:21 T:1193358432   ERROR: COMXImage::Decode m_omx_decoder.WaitForEvent result(0x80001009)
13:31:22 T:1237316704   ERROR: COMXCoreComponent::GetInputBuffer OMX.broadcom.image_decode wait event timeout
13:31:22 T:1227842656   ERROR: COMXCoreComponent::WaitForEvent OMX.broadcom.image_decode wait event 0x00000004 timeout 1000
13:31:22 T:1227842656   ERROR: COMXImage::Decode m_omx_decoder.WaitForEvent result(0x80001009)
13:31:33 T:1175262304  NOTICE: Thread Background Loader start, auto delete: false
13:31:48 T:1227842656  NOTICE: Previous line repeats 1 times.
13:31:48 T:1227842656   ERROR: COMXCoreComponent::WaitForEvent OMX.broadcom.image_decode wait event 0x00000004 timeout 1000
13:31:48 T:1227842656   ERROR: COMXImage::Decode m_omx_decoder.WaitForEvent result(0x80001009)
13:31:50 T:1227842656 WARNING: COMXImage::Decode progressive images not supported by decoder
13:32:11 T:1175262304  NOTICE: Thread Background Loader start, auto delete: false


In addition, some thumbnails are "scrambled" - I'd include a screenshot but this latest build isn't generating screenshots, it only creates 0 byte files. An example "scrambled" image from a previous build can be seen here ("Harry Potter and the Ch..") - at least now they're being scrambled with the correct colours! :)

On the whole thumbnail viewing is improved, but some thumbnails continue to randomly not display at all (or, less frequently, are scrambled).

Analog Audio (via 3.5mm socket) stops and restarts with a thump every 3 seconds when playing a movie (eg.MP3 audio, DD5.1 audio).

As per NisseDILLIGAF, some movies now play audio only (eg. SD MPEG-4) with no video.
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by jasjeet » Fri Jun 01, 2012 4:22 pm
Im using the latest build in this thread and i still have nearly 100% CPU Usage in the GUI.
I tried the advancedsettings.xml dirty regions set to 3 and no effect on CPU usage. RSS feed if off.

Anything else i should try?

I updated to the binaries in this thread using the inbuilt update folder.

I hear removing the database can help, how do i do that?
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by mactalla » Fri Jun 01, 2012 9:08 pm
jasjeet wrote:I hear removing the database can help, how do i do that?


The databases are located in .xbmc/userdata/Database/ on the Storage partition. That's ~/.xbmc/userdata/Database when you're SSH'd into the Pi or you should be able to access it over SMB I hear.


As for my experience with r11198 (I didn't try r11193), the supplied start.elf in 3rdparty/bootloader would not boot at all. Reverting to the start.elf from r11160 fixed it.

Also, I can no longer get audio passthrough. Was working on r11160 but now no matter what settings I try AC3 and DTS are both downmixed to stereo PCM. Anyone else experiencing this?
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by sraue » Fri Jun 01, 2012 11:08 pm
Hi,

Again a short update (r11203):

http://sources.openelec.tv/tmp/image/op ... 03.tar.bz2
to update a older build without reinstalling: http://wiki.openelec.tv/index.php?title ... g_OpenELEC

  • fixed some video issues with certain formats (as reported by NisseDILLIGAF,milhouse and others)
    thanks again to Gimli for the fast and great fix

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by sraue » Fri Jun 01, 2012 11:12 pm
mactalla wrote:Also, I can no longer get audio passthrough. Was working on r11160 but now no matter what settings I try AC3 and DTS are both downmixed to stereo PCM. Anyone else experiencing this?


can you please report at https://github.com/OpenELEC/OpenELEC.tv/issues ? the last xbmc-rpi changes contains a lot of new stuff to the whole xbmc codebase so its possible some functions are broken now which was working before.
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by milhouse » Sat Jun 02, 2012 12:04 am
sraue wrote:Hi,

Again a short update (r11203):

  • fixed some video issues with certain formats (as reported by NisseDILLIGAF,milhouse and others)
    thanks again to Gimli for the fast and great fix

Stephan


Thanks Stephan & Gimli - build 11203 seems to have squashed that particular video issue, plus as a bonus the audio is no longer "thumping" every few seconds! :)

However now that video is playing better, I am seeing with this build buffering of movies (eg. 720p video/5.1 DTS audio) streamed over NFS that have never suffered from buffering with previous builds. Not sure if this suggests an issue with NFS in this build, or what.
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by LastSilmaril » Sat Jun 02, 2012 1:02 am
milhouse wrote:
sraue wrote:Hi,

Again a short update (r11203):

  • fixed some video issues with certain formats (as reported by NisseDILLIGAF,milhouse and others)
    thanks again to Gimli for the fast and great fix

Stephan


Thanks Stephan & Gimli - build 11203 seems to have squashed that particular video issue, plus as a bonus the audio is no longer "thumping" every few seconds! :)

However now that video is playing better, I am seeing with this build buffering of movies (eg. 720p video/5.1 DTS audio) streamed over NFS that have never suffered from buffering with previous builds. Not sure if this suggests an issue with NFS in this build, or what.


Can confirm that videos are working again, haven't tried hd though just yet. General wonkiness with thumbnails and artwork remain.
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by jasjeet » Sat Jun 02, 2012 12:47 pm
Getting buffering on 720p MKVs with 5.1 DTS/DD.
Also my 5.1 DTS or DD audio is no longer passed through, im getting 2 channel PCM indicator on the AV Receiver.

Fan art and Thumbs work good now.
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