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

Wed May 02, 2012 8:43 pm

Tavalin said:


Does OpenELEC build using hardfp by default or is there a flag to set before you compile?


its build with hardfp per default, but you can switch to softfp too in projects/RPi/options

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

Wed May 02, 2012 9:20 pm

Hansel said:



EDIT:  Remembered what I was going to say.   Does the reboot (or shutdown for that matter) work at the moment?  Mine just seems to hang when I try it (unless it takes a very long time and I'm not patient enough)...



Reboot works in the later builds.  Not sure what Power off does, the screen goes blank and rpi is still sucking ~5W.

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

Wed May 02, 2012 9:23 pm

Previously I said subtitles were not working, but now in git master, with the lighter theme, they are working.  Not sure if that is related.

btw, is X.org accelerated? 2D etc?

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

Wed May 02, 2012 9:25 pm

wumpyr said:


Hansel said:



EDIT:  Remembered what I was going to say.   Does the reboot (or shutdown for that matter) work at the moment?  Mine just seems to hang when I try it (unless it takes a very long time and I'm not patient enough)...


Reboot works in the later builds.  Not sure what Power off does, the screen goes blank and rpi is still sucking ~5W.


i think there is no hardware support to switch off the device, how debian reacts here? a halt or poweroff only stops the OS.

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

Wed May 02, 2012 9:26 pm

wumpyr said:


Previously I said subtitles were not working, but now in git master, with the lighter theme, they are working.  Not sure if that is related.

btw, is X.org accelerated? 2D etc?


there is no Xorg included, XBMC runs basically in framebuffer.

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

Wed May 02, 2012 9:33 pm

For anyone using a network MySQL like me and updating the library from the server, if you haven't got Eden V12 on your PC/Server the updated shows/movies won't show on the RPi because V11 (The current release) uses myvideo60 and V12 (OpenELEC build) uses myvideo61 schema.

When you run V12 on the Pi first time it creates the new Database schema with a copy of the old so looks fine at first glance.

V12 is only available through the Nightly Builds download section of the XBMC site.

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

Wed May 02, 2012 11:16 pm

Thanks to everyone out there working on this - you've all done a great job.  After finally wading through all 14 pages of the post I downloaded the latest 2GB image (I'll try build it myself when I have some spare time, just for fun).  Works really well.  The menus are a little laggy, but usable.  I'll look into the latest release & suggested skin to see if that helps.

Picked up my 32GB MicroSD card using a USB convertor - played a 3GB Avatar rip off that without any problem - just watched a few minutes, skipped through it - all seems fine.  m4v using h.264, through HDMI, running at [email protected]

Looking good!!  Thanks again!!

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

Wed May 02, 2012 11:26 pm

sraue said:


i think there is no hardware support to switch off the device, how debian reacts here? a halt or poweroff only stops the OS.



Assuming it halts correctly, can we have rpi switch back to the console/VT (or whatever is needed) so that you can see the system halted message?

I would assume there is no power control also.

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

Wed May 02, 2012 11:31 pm

sraue said:

this is a new skin "Confluence-light" which *feels* a bit snappier. 

agreed. it is better. hopefully more snappiness to come.

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

Wed May 02, 2012 11:53 pm

sraue said:


madlib said:



Has anyone tried installing a "lighter" skin? XeeBo would be a good one to try out! Would be interested to see what it would do for browsing through the menus. Another one to try, or perhaps even be better, would be Boxee Inspirat which is only a couple of MB in size.



this is a new skin "Confluence-light" which *feels* a bit snappier. Its included in XBMC-master and the last XBMC for RPi, as well the OpenELEC sources are updated to this last stuff.


Do you have a link to a zip download of that (or a repo that holds it)?  I'm on an older build I guess (10710) so it's not included.   Looks much faster though

Thanks

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

Thu May 03, 2012 12:26 am

sraue said:


wumpyr said:


Reboot works in the later builds.  Not sure what Power off does, the screen goes blank and rpi is still sucking ~5W.


i think there is no hardware support to switch off the device, how debian reacts here? a halt or poweroff only stops the OS.


There is no hardware power "off" although there might be some way to return to the "unbooted state" with no video out, no SD card and no network, in which current draw is ~150 mA instead of the normal 350 to 550 mA fully operational. Not sure. Anyway if it takes 5W, half of that may be due to your 5V adaptor, or external USB peripherals. By the way, a lot of older DVD players take 5W or more when they are turned off.

If you really want "off" you need a switched AC power strip or switched USB source, like this: http://www.amazon.com/Satechi-.....B0051PGX2I

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

Thu May 03, 2012 2:21 am

Simon H said:


For anyone using a network MySQL like me and updating the library from the server, if you haven't got Eden V12 on your PC/Server the updated shows/movies won't show on the RPi because V11 (The current release) uses myvideo60 and V12 (OpenELEC build) uses myvideo61 schema.

When you run V12 on the Pi first time it creates the new Database schema with a copy of the old so looks fine at first glance.

V12 is only available through the Nightly Builds download section of the XBMC site.


This is exactly what I want to do.  What are you using on the "server" end? I was going to create a VM to be the XBMC library parser.  Any recommendations on a distribution to use as a "server"?  Any other tips?

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

Thu May 03, 2012 7:26 am

Hello all,

I read all the topic, and see the Hx264/mpeg 4 are supported.

a big part of my video files, are ISO of my DVD's, somebody can confirm GPU can read this type of files?

thx

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

Thu May 03, 2012 7:54 am

drdobsg said:


Simon H said:


For anyone using a network MySQL like me and updating the library from the server, if you haven't got Eden V12 on your PC/Server the updated shows/movies won't show on the RPi because V11 (The current release) uses myvideo60 and V12 (OpenELEC build) uses myvideo61 schema.

When you run V12 on the Pi first time it creates the new Database schema with a copy of the old so looks fine at first glance.

V12 is only available through the Nightly Builds download section of the XBMC site.


This is exactly what I want to do.  What are you using on the "server" end? I was going to create a VM to be the XBMC library parser.  Any recommendations on a distribution to use as a "server"?  Any other tips?


I have got a windows server with MySQL installed on it and the windows build of XBMC I have been using it for a while with a laptop and a PC running xbmc as my media centers. There are builds for Windows and Linux so not sure why you would need a virtual machine?

There is a Program add-on that can schedule library updates so your database is kept up to date if your server is left running. if you minimize XBMC it doesn's use any CPU and not much memory while idle.

When I get a spare Pi I am hoping to replace my power hungry server with a Pi.

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

Thu May 03, 2012 8:32 am

Tass said:

Picked up my 32GB MicroSD card using a USB convertor - played a 3GB Avatar rip off that without any problem - just watched a few minutes, skipped through it - all seems fine.  m4v using h.264, through HDMI, running at [email protected]


FYI - got those specs completely wrong - I was using my DVD rip, so only 720x576, and stereo sound.  Still really good though.  I'll have to have a dig around and see if I can find something else to test this out.

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

Thu May 03, 2012 10:12 am

Has anyone tried if the library view works yet? I've seen quite some videos of OpenELEC runnning on the RasPi, but none of them showed it.

I really hope it works okay. The main reason I love XBMC is its awesome library interface.

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

Thu May 03, 2012 10:25 am

O2L said:

a big part of my video files, are ISO of my DVD's, somebody can confirm GPU can read this type of files?



It did not play the dvd isos I have and this is the failed log output:

10:07:07 T:1075843072  NOTICE: COMXPlayer: Opening: nfs://192.168.0.1/nas/Voyager/Star_Trek_Voyager_S6D1.iso
10:07:07 T:1075843072 WARNING: CDVDMessageQueue(player)::Put MSGQ_NOT_INITIALIZED
10:07:07 T:1241056352  NOTICE: Thread COMXPlayer start, auto delete: false
10:07:07 T:1241056352  NOTICE: Creating InputStream
10:07:07 T:1241056352  NOTICE: COMXPlayer::OnExit()
10:07:07 T:1241056352  NOTICE: COMXPlayer::OnExit() deleting input stream
10:07:08 T:1075843072   ERROR: Playlist Player: skipping unplayable item: 0, path [nfs://192.168.0.1/nas/Voyager/Star_Trek_Voyager_S6D1.iso]
10:07:08 T:1241056352  NOTICE: Thread Background Loader start, auto delete: false
10:07:08 T:1075843072 WARNING: CDVDMessageQueue(player)::Put MSGQ_NOT_INITIALIZED

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

Thu May 03, 2012 10:33 am

Why is the ntp hard coded? Naughty naughty.  I'm sure the owner of ntp.meego.com wouldn't be impressed.  Where can you configure your own ntp server?

root ~/.xbmc/temp # ps -ef|grep ntp
963 root       0:00 /usr/sbin/ntpd -g -q -c /tmp/connman.ntp.conf_ZWJCAA
1280 root       0:00 /usr/sbin/ntpd -g -q -c /tmp/connman.ntp.conf_ZWJCAA
1431 root       0:00 grep ntp
root ~/.xbmc/temp # cat /tmp/connman.ntp.conf_ZWJCAA
server ntp.meego.com iburst
root ~/.xbmc/temp #

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

Thu May 03, 2012 10:44 am

Simon H said:

 if you minimize XBMC it doesn's use any CPU and not much memory while idle.


fyi, on the rpi, xbmc is hogging ~83% of the cpu constantly at idle.

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

Thu May 03, 2012 11:01 am

wumpyr said:


Simon H said:


if you minimize XBMC it doesn's use any CPU and not much memory while idle.


fyi, on the rpi, xbmc is hogging ~83% of the cpu constantly at idle.


Yes I noticed that in the latest release, I am sure it was lower in the earlier release, I guess that will be addressed in future RPi releases.

The windows version shows using 0% CPU in Task manager, with occasional flutter to 5% and 7-9mb of memory when minimized, my server is an old Pentium 4 with 2GB ram.

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

Thu May 03, 2012 11:05 am

wumpyr said:


O2L said:


a big part of my video files, are ISO of my DVD's, somebody can confirm GPU can read this type of files?



It did not play the dvd isos I have and this is the failed log output:

10:07:07 T:1075843072  NOTICE: COMXPlayer: Opening: nfs://192.168.0.1/nas/Voyager/Star_Trek_Voyager_S6D1.iso
10:07:07 T:1075843072 WARNING: CDVDMessageQueue(player)::Put MSGQ_NOT_INITIALIZED
10:07:07 T:1241056352  NOTICE: Thread COMXPlayer start, auto delete: false
10:07:07 T:1241056352  NOTICE: Creating InputStream
10:07:07 T:1241056352  NOTICE: COMXPlayer::OnExit()
10:07:07 T:1241056352  NOTICE: COMXPlayer::OnExit() deleting input stream
10:07:08 T:1075843072   ERROR: Playlist Player: skipping unplayable item: 0, path [nfs://192.168.0.1/nas/Voyager/Star_Trek_Voyager_S6D1.iso]
10:07:08 T:1241056352  NOTICE: Thread Background Loader start, auto delete: false
10:07:08 T:1075843072 WARNING: CDVDMessageQueue(player)::Put MSGQ_NOT_INITIALIZED


Mine doesn't play ISO's either, I think I read it is something to do with licensing and the GPU, do a forum search I think it is on here somewhere.

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

Thu May 03, 2012 11:16 am

zippity said:


Has anyone tried if the library view works yet? I've seen quite some videos of OpenELEC runnning on the RasPi, but none of them showed it.

I really hope it works okay. The main reason I love XBMC is its awesome library interface.


Yes it works fine if you look through this thread I have posted a number of things about the library and even the network MySQL library works.

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

Thu May 03, 2012 12:13 pm

wumpyr said:


Why is the ntp hard coded? Naughty naughty.  I'm sure the owner of ntp.meego.com wouldn't be impressed.  Where can you configure your own ntp server?

root ~/.xbmc/temp # ps -ef|grep ntp
963 root       0:00 /usr/sbin/ntpd -g -q -c /tmp/connman.ntp.conf_ZWJCAA
1280 root       0:00 /usr/sbin/ntpd -g -q -c /tmp/connman.ntp.conf_ZWJCAA
1431 root       0:00 grep ntp
root ~/.xbmc/temp # cat /tmp/connman.ntp.conf_ZWJCAA
server ntp.meego.com iburst
root ~/.xbmc/temp #



I wouldn't worry, it's owned by the Linux Foundation =)

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

Thu May 03, 2012 1:13 pm

Will the following be possible using Openelec on RPi:

1 - Network boot from an image on the network

2 - Have multiple clients read/write back to a single /storage partition on the network?

Thanks

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

Thu May 03, 2012 1:23 pm

Sorry to bump this, but I'm still getting nowhere with this and hoped someone might be able to help?

littlecharva said:


Hi,

I'm also having problems with wifi.  I managed to get my usb wifi adapter working in Debian and the same firmware file (RA2870.bin) seems to be present in the /lib/firmware on OpenELEC, but no wlan shows up when I do an ifconfig.

Here are my lsusb, lsmod and dmesg outputs: http://pastebin.com/0m05zbUf

I'd very much appreciate it if someone could help me figure out what to try next - I'm a bit of a Linux newb I'm afraid.

Thanks,

Anthony


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