justinvoelker
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Re: XBian - Small, Fast, Lightweight XBMC solution

Thu Aug 02, 2012 5:36 pm

dom wrote: The stream is invalid.
...
Here is how Mts4ea decodes the video:
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/3669512/temp/Batman_image.png
That is exactly what it looks like when I play it through XBMC on my Pi. Looks like I need a better piece of software for ripping my movies that can do it in a more standard-compliant manner--any suggestions?

Thanks for all your help dom.

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Mr.Dave
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Re: XBian - Small, Fast, Lightweight XBMC solution

Thu Aug 02, 2012 6:18 pm

Could someone check Composite video out for me with 0.3 please

It boots and runs fine, but when I try to play a video / stream a channel, suddenly it seems the resolution becomes too high for the TV (Actually I just had a thought it could be the refresh rate, doh)

Cheers

Koenkk
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Re: XBian - Small, Fast, Lightweight XBMC solution

Thu Aug 02, 2012 6:36 pm

New site launched, http://www.xbian.org

justinvoelker
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Re: XBian - Small, Fast, Lightweight XBMC solution

Thu Aug 02, 2012 6:40 pm

Liking the new site! Have been following the project since 0.1 and can't wait to see what's next!

norp
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Re: XBian - Small, Fast, Lightweight XBMC solution

Thu Aug 02, 2012 7:06 pm

Just tried 0.3

HDMI CEC works ... just enable "System/Settings/Services/Remote control/Allow programs on this system to control XBMC"

cheers

norp
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Re: XBian - Small, Fast, Lightweight XBMC solution

Thu Aug 02, 2012 7:08 pm

NFS doesn't work ... will look into that

Wolfram23
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Re: XBian - Small, Fast, Lightweight XBMC solution

Thu Aug 02, 2012 7:09 pm

Can Xbian/XBMC play flac music files? Given the Carputer idea, I'd love to be able to playback lossless format music, although I guess I'd settle for 320kbps mp3s.

Koenkk
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Re: XBian - Small, Fast, Lightweight XBMC solution

Thu Aug 02, 2012 7:36 pm

norp wrote:NFS doesn't work ... will look into that
Thanks, please post http://forum.xbian.org/viewforum.php?f=11 if you found a solution. (I dont have a NFS setup at home so couldn't test :( )

norp
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Re: XBian - Small, Fast, Lightweight XBMC solution

Thu Aug 02, 2012 8:38 pm

NFS quick fix

Code: Select all

cd /usr/lib/
wget http://download.raspbmc.com/downloads/bin/lib/libnfs.so.1.0.3.hardfp -O libnfs.so.1.0.3
ln -sf libnfs.so.1.0.3 libnfs.so.1
ln -sf libnfs.so.1 libnfs.so
Hope raspbmc won't mind

Koenkk
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Re: XBian - Small, Fast, Lightweight XBMC solution

Thu Aug 02, 2012 11:15 pm

norp wrote:NFS quick fix

Code: Select all

cd /usr/lib/
wget http://download.raspbmc.com/downloads/bin/lib/libnfs.so.1.0.3.hardfp -O libnfs.so.1.0.3
ln -sf libnfs.so.1.0.3 libnfs.so.1
ln -sf libnfs.so.1 libnfs.so
Hope raspbmc won't mind
Thanks will include this in a new release!

sjaak_trekhaak
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Re: XBian - Small, Fast, Lightweight XBMC solution

Fri Aug 03, 2012 8:44 am

NFS works out of the box for me using these instructions: http://www.raspbian.org/RaspbianFAQ#How ... S_share.3F

I just mount them in the OS self, not using XBMC.

I do have an issue with HDMI-CEC by the way. Whenever I enable HDMI-CEC, my TV keeps jumping back to the Pi, even when I select a different input device.

I found that libCEC 1.6.3 has a fix for this:
only respond to Give Physical Address with Report Physical Address.
bugzid: 592
This fixes several reports of the TV improperly switching to the libcec
device after it has previously switched to another source. Fix confirmed
with Panasonic and also reported to be an issue with Samsung and
Philips.
What version of libCEC is included?

EDIT: 1 day ago, the libCEC vendor announced 1.8.0 is compatible with the RasPi!
http://blog.pulse-eight.com/2012/08/01/ ... i-support/

sjaak_trekhaak
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Re: XBian - Small, Fast, Lightweight XBMC solution

Fri Aug 03, 2012 9:20 am

How do I actually use the full size of my SD card :P

I'll try the 1.8 release of libcec; it has a specialized RPi build script. If it works like it should i'll post a reply with instructions.

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Re: XBian - Small, Fast, Lightweight XBMC solution

Fri Aug 03, 2012 10:07 am

HI All

Yes indeed , its very small and XBMC works very well on the same.
I was using Openelec on the Rpi before i switched to Xbian last night.

But the purpose for switching to Xbian from Openelec isn't served for me.
My problems were

1. Airplay , from itunes on my pc wasn't working with Openelec. It used to display my Rpi on the Airplay devices , but the moment i click that, it just returns after a sec or so, and nothing comes on to my Rpi (XBMC)
This problem remains the same with Xbian too...

2. Pictures slideshow does not work well with Openelec if the pictures are 1-2Mb in size. It used to freeze after couple of slides and the same repeats with Xbian too.

So i don't see any reason for me to shift from Openelec to Xbian , even if the latter saves some RAM, but for what purpose it saves ???

Good luck !!
Prasad

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Re: XBian - Small, Fast, Lightweight XBMC solution

Fri Aug 03, 2012 12:35 pm

cgprasad wrote:HI All

Yes indeed , its very small and XBMC works very well on the same.
I was using Openelec on the Rpi before i switched to Xbian last night.

But the purpose for switching to Xbian from Openelec isn't served for me.
My problems were

1. Airplay , from itunes on my pc wasn't working with Openelec. It used to display my Rpi on the Airplay devices , but the moment i click that, it just returns after a sec or so, and nothing comes on to my Rpi (XBMC)
This problem remains the same with Xbian too...

2. Pictures slideshow does not work well with Openelec if the pictures are 1-2Mb in size. It used to freeze after couple of slides and the same repeats with Xbian too.

So i don't see any reason for me to shift from Openelec to Xbian , even if the latter saves some RAM, but for what purpose it saves ???

Good luck !!
Prasad
XBian is smoother , the airplay issues are due to a limitation of xbmc ...

pczapla
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Re: XBian - Small, Fast, Lightweight XBMC solution

Fri Aug 03, 2012 12:58 pm

Hi All,

I gave XBian a try and sadly it hangs my Pi. I did confirm my 1200mA PSU gives stable voltage and I even made an attempt with overclocking turned off. No joy.
Sometimes it would hang after few clicks and sometimes it would take some time of Pi and xbmc doing nothing.

Have anyone else seen such behaviour?
Regards,
PC

norp
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Re: XBian - Small, Fast, Lightweight XBMC solution

Fri Aug 03, 2012 1:33 pm

sjaak_trekhaak wrote:NFS works out of the box for me using these instructions: http://www.raspbian.org/RaspbianFAQ#How ... S_share.3F
Wouldn't call that "out of the box"

What version of libCEC is included?
As you mentioned libCEC for pi was released yesterday .... therefore no libCEC was used in xbian.
Thanks for the pointer. Will look into it as a replacement for the old rpi-cecd if Koenkk is ok with that.

cheers

Koenkk
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Re: XBian - Small, Fast, Lightweight XBMC solution

Fri Aug 03, 2012 1:47 pm

norp wrote:
sjaak_trekhaak wrote:NFS works out of the box for me using these instructions: http://www.raspbian.org/RaspbianFAQ#How ... S_share.3F
Wouldn't call that "out of the box"

What version of libCEC is included?
As you mentioned libCEC for pi was released yesterday .... therefore no libCEC was used in xbian.
Thanks for the pointer. Will look into it as a replacement for the old rpi-cecd if Koenkk is ok with that.

cheers
Of course i find that ok :p Everyone can develop XBian to make it the best :D

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Re: XBian - Small, Fast, Lightweight XBMC solution

Fri Aug 03, 2012 5:59 pm

pczapla wrote:Hi All,

I gave XBian a try and sadly it hangs my Pi. I did confirm my 1200mA PSU gives stable voltage and I even made an attempt with overclocking turned off. No joy.
Sometimes it would hang after few clicks and sometimes it would take some time of Pi and xbmc doing nothing.

Have anyone else seen such behaviour?
It should work without overclock...

Koenkk
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Re: XBian - Small, Fast, Lightweight XBMC solution

Fri Aug 03, 2012 8:34 pm

XBian 0.4 is out! http://www.xbian.org

rick19011
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Re: XBian - Small, Fast, Lightweight XBMC solution

Fri Aug 03, 2012 9:42 pm

My samsung tv remote won't work with XBian and I thought HDMI CEC works from 0.3?????

norp
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Re: XBian - Small, Fast, Lightweight XBMC solution

Fri Aug 03, 2012 9:52 pm

rick19011 wrote:My samsung tv remote won't work with XBian and I thought HDMI CEC works from 0.3?????
it works
did you enable "System/Settings/Services/Remote control/Allow programs on this system to control XBMC"?
check your Anynet+ ... can you see XBMC?

Khenke
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Re: XBian - Small, Fast, Lightweight XBMC solution

Fri Aug 03, 2012 11:52 pm

I finally got my Raspberry Pi.
And have tried XBian 0.3 (downloading 0.4 now, but the change log don't mention my problems) and must say I'm impressed how well it works already.
So great work and many thanks to the devs!

But I do have some problems and some suggestions.

First, if I don't have my Ethernet cable connected it won't start up (guess it panic without Internet).
My Logitech K340 (wireless) keyboard don't work, but my Performance MX (wireless) mouse do work.
Both connected to the same unified receiver.

If the driver for the Realtek RTL8188CUS (dirt cheap micro USB WiFi from Ebay) would be included it would be great in the future, I can use http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?t=6256 but not tested yet, but it would be nice to have it included from the start. (And I guess I wont be the only one that want WiFi).

And if it was possible to set up WiFi from XBMC (possible with addon?) it would absolutely rock and make the RPi with XBian usable by everyone (without Linux knowledge), and also make it easy to bring it with me to friends without keyboard (use my Android phone with XBMC Remote).
Just sharing some thoughts.

But enough "whining" from my side now. Thanks for making it possible to play with XBMC on RPi.
And if my wishes/hopes are too out in the blue, just ignore them :)

raspatmyhome
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Re: XBian - Small, Fast, Lightweight XBMC solution

Sat Aug 04, 2012 12:09 am

I'n searching the solution for the same problem, but I think you sould include the option to import/export the XBMC configuration to any USB bolder or at least, to include this to the FAT partition

Some users arrived from windows and a few of us, used a package (Fro example I'm uson this ( http://xbmcspain.com/autoinstalador.html ) ready for loading and doing everything in Spanish, and could be great to have the option to load items from one to other, or export the media infor with the USB drive without changing the raspberry or unplug it

timmyj
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Re: XBian - Small, Fast, Lightweight XBMC solution

Sat Aug 04, 2012 2:11 am

im extremely impressed with the responsiveness of this solution
however im trying to use XBian 0.4
and ethernet is not detecting e.g. under network information under xbmc it says link not connected, even though the LEDs are lit and my switch is showing active link

i just checked ifconfig output from shell and theres no eth0 detected?

ddg
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Re: XBian - Small, Fast, Lightweight XBMC solution

Sat Aug 04, 2012 3:09 am

My Ethernet has the same problem
timmyj wrote:im extremely impressed with the responsiveness of this solution
however im trying to use XBian 0.4
and ethernet is not detecting e.g. under network information under xbmc it says link not connected, even though the LEDs are lit and my switch is showing active link

i just checked ifconfig output from shell and theres no eth0 detected?

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