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by Rascas
Thu Mar 12, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Kodi & emulationstation on RPI4
Replies: 3
Views: 1422

Re: Kodi & emulationstation on RPI4

Emulation Station and Kodi cannot be opened at the same time. For example, in Kodi, you cannot have an icon to start ES, because Kodi must be closed first. Well in theory you can if you write a working script that closes Kodi, starts ES and then when you close ES to start Kodi again, but that's not ...
by Rascas
Mon Mar 09, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: raspberry 3+ kodi vc4-kms-v3d
Replies: 3
Views: 652

Re: raspberry 3+ kodi vc4-kms-v3d

is it possible to build kodi with vc4-kms-v3d support? my problem is, that i do need the vc4-kms-v3d driver to use retroarch. but kodi breaks when i use the vc4-kms-v3d driver. i want to switch between kodi and retroarch. but every time, i have got to change the config.txt ( enable vc4-kms-v3d/disa...
by Rascas
Mon Mar 09, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: pi 4 + Kodi + VNC problem
Replies: 8
Views: 2024

Re: pi 4 + Kodi + VNC problem

Hello, In my case I still have this problem, although everything is up to date. The strange thing is that if I first connect to VNC, then launch Kodi, VNC keeps working. But if Kodi is running and I connect with VNC, it's open on a black screen... :roll: :roll: That's not strange, that's what happe...
by Rascas
Sun Mar 08, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: STICKY: If you have a Raspberry Pi 4 and are getting bad speeds transferring data to/from USB3.0 SSDs, read this
Replies: 150
Views: 120141

Re: STICKY: If you have a Raspberry Pi 4 and are getting bad speeds transferring data to/from USB3.0 SSDs, read this

Just my two cents: It was probably already mentioned in this topic, at least I already read the same problem that I have in this forum. If you are using an external USB 3.0 enclosure with a disk, and also using the internal Pi 4 wifi you might get problems. Most of the USB 3.0 enclosures have a weak...
by Rascas
Fri Mar 06, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: VLC crashing with some H265 video files.
Replies: 12
Views: 949

Re: VLC crashing with some H265 video files.

Updated kernel/firmware using rpi-update tool and the problem still exists. Other HEVC videos (higher resolution) that I use to test Kodi play fine. That's something the Raspberry Pi devs should take a look. If you downgrade kernel/firmware using rpi-update tool to commit 8bb38ef0267ab09d5ff6f2c3b48...
by Rascas
Fri Mar 06, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: VLC crashing with some H265 video files.
Replies: 12
Views: 949

Re: VLC crashing with some H265 video files.

Well it was working fine on both Kodi and VLC, but I didn't update my Pi 4 for more than 1 month. Just updated it, and I can confirm that now VLC crashes and Kodi doesn't play it well, a grey bar appears as you said. It is most likely a kernel/firmware bug again as Kodi version is the same, not sure...
by Rascas
Fri Mar 06, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: VLC crashing with some H265 video files.
Replies: 12
Views: 949

Re: VLC crashing with some H265 video files.

It plays just fine in Kodi on Raspbian on a RPi 4 here. It is a very low resolution file (640x272) so it is normal to be blocky, but it plays just as good as my laptop.
by Rascas
Thu Mar 05, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: kodi doesn't work on RPI 4B.
Replies: 7
Views: 564

Re: kodi doesn't work on RPI 4B.

What does the log says?
by Rascas
Fri Feb 28, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: [Guide] Kodi on Raspberry Pi OS / Raspbian Buster
Replies: 362
Views: 126585

Re: [Guide] Kodi on Raspbian Buster

Hi! I'm using script helper to run estuary mod v2 and seem to be getting errors. Can anyone diagnose the issue? Anyone using script helper on their build? https://pastebin.com/m8DqkQJZ Thanks! Flyingsubs Skins that use script helper services are known to cause issues on recent versions of Kodi on t...
by Rascas
Sat Feb 22, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Kodi crashes on launch with Raspbian Buster
Replies: 5
Views: 745

Re: Kodi crashes on launch with Raspbian Buster

Hi everyone! I encounter a weird crash on launch, and from the log it seems related to some graphical driver. Whenlaunching Kodi, it remains stuck on a black screen with just the mouse pointer and the small white cursor. I then need to do a hard shutdown/reboot to regain control of my Pi (I guess t...
by Rascas
Sat Feb 22, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: [Guide] Kodi on Raspberry Pi OS / Raspbian Buster
Replies: 362
Views: 126585

Re: [Guide] Kodi on Raspbian Buster

UPDATE: Looks like I've found the workaround. Kodi crashed only when browser is launched. If I close the browser - Kodi starts without crashing. So.. something in the default Raspberry Pi 4 browser makes Kodi crash. I don't think I have enough knowledge or competence to debug. But I least there's a...
by Rascas
Tue Feb 18, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: [Guide] Kodi on Raspberry Pi OS / Raspbian Buster
Replies: 362
Views: 126585

Re: [Guide] Kodi on Raspbian Buster

Hello I have kodi installed following the first page and a LG TV. It’s working fine excepted that Kodi keeps switching HDMI sources to Kodi when I switch my tv on. - I switch tv on - kodi changes the source to itself - I have to switch the source to TV after 5 secs (if I do it before it switches ba...
by Rascas
Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: [Guide] Kodi on Raspberry Pi OS / Raspbian Buster
Replies: 362
Views: 126585

Re: [Guide] Kodi on Raspbian Buster

Hi @rascas :D (and everyone), First, many thanks again for your work on this package - it is really helpful to many folk(s), including me as well!!! Looks like I'm running is similar "issues" (usecase) of wanting to access kodi remotely via vnc. FYI, for those that are interested kodi does have a w...
by Rascas
Wed Feb 12, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: [Guide] Kodi on Raspberry Pi OS / Raspbian Buster
Replies: 362
Views: 126585

Re: [Guide] Kodi on Raspbian Buster

I really love that Kodi works so well on Raspbian, it is really valuable to be able to run it on an OS that is very close to what I use on all my other computers. Thanks a lot for that! Since upgrading audio and CEC remote broke for me. The whole thing is pretty weird, it started since I didn't hav...
by Rascas
Sat Feb 08, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Error Reinstalling Kodi
Replies: 2
Views: 218

Re: Error Reinstalling Kodi

Remove kodi-data package, and reinstall Kodi after that. You won't loose your settings if it is your concern.
by Rascas
Thu Feb 06, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: ffmpeg's h264_mmal decoder on RPi 4
Replies: 3
Views: 1001

Re: ffmpeg's h264_mmal decoder on RPi 4

Alex. wrote:
Thu Feb 06, 2020 7:10 pm
I tried h264_v4l2m2m and it plays both 30 and 60fps without tearing, but the playback isn't smooth (30fps clips work a little better).
Except for tearing 30fps playback is smoother with h264_mmal
Are there any examples (except for VLC) of a full MMAL (decoding+rendering) video player?
Kodi.
by Rascas
Sun Feb 02, 2020 3:30 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: RPi4 HEVC (h.265) playback not possible on Raspbian?
Replies: 36
Views: 19516

Re: RPi4 HEVC (h.265) playback not possible on Raspbian?

google pinn dl it from github and follow instructions. it will allow you to install libreelec and raspbian for pi4 as dual boot. this was the only solution i could think of, i also use hevc alot. This is an old post, you can now play HEVC videos on RPi 4 on Raspbian at least with VLC, ffmpeg and Ko...
by Rascas
Sun Jan 26, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: [Guide] Kodi on Raspberry Pi OS / Raspbian Buster
Replies: 362
Views: 126585

Re: [Guide] Kodi on Raspbian Buster

Kodi updated to 18.5 and all binary addons also updated to latest stable version. No specific Raspbian changes. Just update and upgrade the packages has you normally do.* *Note that this packages are not yet available on Raspberry Pi repos, you have to wait a little bit. Hello Rascas, I have 18.4 i...
by Rascas
Sat Jan 25, 2020 3:56 am
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: [Guide] Kodi on Raspberry Pi OS / Raspbian Buster
Replies: 362
Views: 126585

Re: [Guide] Kodi on Raspbian Buster

If you updated to Kodi 18.5, note that if you created a new user for Kodi, which I did, then you need to fix the permissions again after the update. Just re-run the commands on the first page. EDIT: Make sure that you use raspi-config to set the fake KMS driver or you'll use llvmpipe (CPU rendering...
by Rascas
Mon Jan 20, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: [Guide] Kodi on Raspberry Pi OS / Raspbian Buster
Replies: 362
Views: 126585

Re: [Guide] Kodi on Raspbian Buster

Kodi updated to 18.5 and all binary addons also updated to latest stable version.
No specific Raspbian changes.

Just update and upgrade the packages has you normally do.*

*Note that this packages are not yet available on Raspberry Pi repos, you have to wait a little bit.
by Rascas
Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: [Guide] Kodi on Raspberry Pi OS / Raspbian Buster
Replies: 362
Views: 126585

Re: [Guide] Kodi on Raspbian Buster

Good Afternoon. First, I want to say thanks for all your hard work on these builds Rascas. However, I seem to be having a similar problem to the poster above me. I am running the latest DietPI builds (based on Raspbian Buster) with kodi as the gui (no desktop environment). Unfortuantely, Kodi keeps...
by Rascas
Sat Jan 18, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: [Guide] Kodi on Raspberry Pi OS / Raspbian Buster
Replies: 362
Views: 126585

Re: [Guide] Kodi on Raspbian Buster

Any chance you'll be updating to 18.5? There's an issue with 18.4 where it doesn't leverage the commercial skip files. I don't mean to pressure, just was curious what the plans are or if it's something I could do on my own? Thank you for the hard work! -Flyingsubs I will upload Kodi 18.5 on monday.
by Rascas
Sat Jan 18, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: [Guide] Kodi on Raspberry Pi OS / Raspbian Buster
Replies: 362
Views: 126585

Re: [Guide] Kodi on Raspbian Buster

Good Afternoon. First, I want to say thanks for all your hard work on these builds Rascas. However, I seem to be having a similar problem to the poster above me. I am running the latest DietPI builds (based on Raspbian Buster) with kodi as the gui (no desktop environment). Unfortuantely, Kodi keeps...
by Rascas
Sat Jan 11, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: [Guide] Kodi on Raspberry Pi OS / Raspbian Buster
Replies: 362
Views: 126585

Re: [Guide] Kodi on Raspbian Buster

I found out Omx as HW Decode is not enabled in Kodi. How do i do this? OMX is for Pi 3 and below only. It was replaced by MMAL, so even on the older PIs is not recommended to be turned on. About that video, you could post a sample but I cannot do much. I am not part of the Raspberry Pi Foundation n...
by Rascas
Fri Jan 10, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: [Guide] Kodi on Raspberry Pi OS / Raspbian Buster
Replies: 362
Views: 126585

Re: [Guide] Kodi on Raspbian Buster

i assumed that too, but why is it than working on my fire tv (2 Gen)? HW Specs FTV2 H.265 (HEVC). Hardware accelerated up to 3840x2160p (4K) @ 30fps, 25 Mbps, Main 10 Profile Level 5.0, Color space 8-bit and 10-bit input but just 8-bit output. H.264. Hardware accelerated up to 1080p @ 30fps or 720p...

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