fraz0815
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Re: XBian - Small, Fast, Lightweight XBMC solution

Sun Aug 19, 2012 10:17 pm

dante6913 wrote:I have to back to openelec because i'm not able to halt from xbmc. I only can halt from ssh :(
Would be interesting for me, could you try and set your hdmi_group and hdmi_mode in config.txt and see if that helps? In my case it does.

older thread from me describing it:
http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewt ... 22#p140622

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

Mon Aug 20, 2012 6:29 am

For the life of me I still can't get DTS 5.1 to decode. Dolby Digital works fine, DTS 2 channel works fine, but even a 720p video with a 5.1ch DTS track stops for a second every 5 - 10 seconds.

Any suggestions?

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Re: XBian - Small, Fast, Lightweight XBMC solution

Mon Aug 20, 2012 8:52 am

xQx wrote:For the life of me I still can't get DTS 5.1 to decode. Dolby Digital works fine, DTS 2 channel works fine, but even a 720p video with a 5.1ch DTS track stops for a second every 5 - 10 seconds.

Any suggestions?
What codec is the movie?

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Re: XBian - Small, Fast, Lightweight XBMC solution

Mon Aug 20, 2012 8:58 am

Koenkk wrote:
dante6913 wrote:I have to back to openelec because i'm not able to halt from xbmc. I only can halt from ssh :(
What do you mean by halt? You can exit from xbmc and enter /usr/lib/xbmc/xbmc.bin --standalone to execute again.
When i try to exit from xbmc the screen goes black and nothing happens. All the lights in Pi are on. So if i want to exit, i have to ssh from my laptop and do a sudo halt

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Re: XBian - Small, Fast, Lightweight XBMC solution

Mon Aug 20, 2012 9:39 am

dante6913 wrote:
Koenkk wrote:
dante6913 wrote:I have to back to openelec because i'm not able to halt from xbmc. I only can halt from ssh :(
What do you mean by halt? You can exit from xbmc and enter /usr/lib/xbmc/xbmc.bin --standalone to execute again.
When i try to exit from xbmc the screen goes black and nothing happens. All the lights in Pi are on. So if i want to exit, i have to ssh from my laptop and do a sudo halt
Which version are you using? When you press exit in XBian 0.6+ it will drop back to terminal.

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Re: XBian - Small, Fast, Lightweight XBMC solution

Mon Aug 20, 2012 11:03 am

What do you mean by halt? You can exit from xbmc and enter /usr/lib/xbmc/xbmc.bin --standalone to execute again.[/quote]

When i try to exit from xbmc the screen goes black and nothing happens. All the lights in Pi are on. So if i want to exit, i have to ssh from my laptop and do a sudo halt[/quote]

Which version are you using? When you press exit in XBian 0.6+ it will drop back to terminal.[/quote]




I'm using 0.62. I'm trying to shutdown all system from the xbmc menu (in openelec or in raspbian with the xbmc deb pakages i managed to do it).

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Re: XBian - Small, Fast, Lightweight XBMC solution

Mon Aug 20, 2012 11:50 am

dante6913 wrote:
Koenkk wrote:
dante6913 wrote:I have to back to openelec because i'm not able to halt from xbmc. I only can halt from ssh :(
What do you mean by halt? You can exit from xbmc and enter /usr/lib/xbmc/xbmc.bin --standalone to execute again.
When i try to exit from xbmc the screen goes black and nothing happens. All the lights in Pi are on. So if i want to exit, i have to ssh from my laptop and do a sudo halt
Just hit the spacebar (or any key) when you see the black screen. It solve my issue :)
Off course it only works when a keyboard is connected.....

KB

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Re: XBian - Small, Fast, Lightweight XBMC solution

Mon Aug 20, 2012 12:16 pm

dante6913 wrote:What do you mean by halt? You can exit from xbmc and enter /usr/lib/xbmc/xbmc.bin --standalone to execute again.
When i try to exit from xbmc the screen goes black and nothing happens. All the lights in Pi are on. So if i want to exit, i have to ssh from my laptop and do a sudo halt[/quote]

Which version are you using? When you press exit in XBian 0.6+ it will drop back to terminal.[/quote]

I'm using 0.62. I'm trying to shutdown all system from the xbmc menu (in openelec or in raspbian with the xbmc deb pakages i managed to do it).[/quote]

Did you read my post above? I have exact same issues with most xbmc versions, and setting hdmi_group/mode in config.txt solved it. Worth a try?
Values are listed here: http://elinux.org/RPi_config.txt (for my 720p tv it's group 1 / mode 19)

@killerbee no it completly hangs

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Re: XBian - Small, Fast, Lightweight XBMC solution

Mon Aug 20, 2012 12:40 pm

fraz0815 wrote:
dante6913 wrote:What do you mean by halt? You can exit from xbmc and enter /usr/lib/xbmc/xbmc.bin --standalone to execute again.
When i try to exit from xbmc the screen goes black and nothing happens. All the lights in Pi are on. So if i want to exit, i have to ssh from my laptop and do a sudo halt
Which version are you using? When you press exit in XBian 0.6+ it will drop back to terminal.[/quote]

I'm using 0.62. I'm trying to shutdown all system from the xbmc menu (in openelec or in raspbian with the xbmc deb pakages i managed to do it).[/quote]

Did you read my post above? I have exact same issues with most xbmc versions, and setting hdmi_group/mode in config.txt solved it. Worth a try?
Values are listed here: http://elinux.org/RPi_config.txt (for my 720p tv it's group 1 / mode 19)

@killerbee no it completly hangs[/quote]
Yes and thank you i readed your post. I'm not at home, so i couldn't try it, i will try later. Anyway if you can help me with my config.txt, i have an samsung lcd, 1366x768 60Hz, so it shoul be hdmi_group=2, hdmi_mode=81.

Thanks in advance

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Re: XBian - Small, Fast, Lightweight XBMC solution

Mon Aug 20, 2012 1:01 pm

This is also max res on my tv, but that setting won't work for me. Just try it or use also some 720p setting (50 or 60hz).
This is also just guessing we have the same problem, but would be interesting... At least we have in common a tv with the same resolution ;)

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Re: XBian - Small, Fast, Lightweight XBMC solution

Mon Aug 20, 2012 1:11 pm

fraz0815 wrote:
Mr.Dave wrote:updated again to the latest version via SSH, again worked perfectly thanks :)

This CEC update, is there something I need to activate on my TV for this to work?

My TV Model is Toshiba 40TL868B 40" 3D LED LCD, cant see anything in the menus about CEC though, it would be handy !
According to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HDMI#CEC it should be named CE-Link/Regza Link.
On my Panasonic i had to enable it (called viera link here) in some setup menus on the tv.
Thanks for the reply, it looks like my TV does not have that feature then, might email toshiba and see if it is possible with a firmware update

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Re: XBian - Small, Fast, Lightweight XBMC solution

Mon Aug 20, 2012 2:40 pm

I compared the boot times, using 2 identical Sandisk class 10 16Gb cards. I powered up the device and waited until I could move the menu in XBMC. The difference is amazing:

Raspbmc RC4: 115 sec.
Xbian 0.6.2: 35 sec.

Great job!

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Re: XBian - Small, Fast, Lightweight XBMC solution

Mon Aug 20, 2012 3:51 pm

voorstad wrote:I compared the boot times, using 2 identical Sandisk class 10 16Gb cards. I powered up the device and waited until I could move the menu in XBMC. The difference is amazing:

Raspbmc RC4: 115 sec.
Xbian 0.6.2: 35 sec.

Great job!
This is not the biggest difference, see the difference in menu smoothness and you will be surprised again ;)

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Re: XBian - Small, Fast, Lightweight XBMC solution

Mon Aug 20, 2012 9:08 pm

For those who have usb bugs or other kernel related bugs, please test this! http://forum.xbian.org/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=1053

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Re: XBian - Small, Fast, Lightweight XBMC solution

Mon Aug 20, 2012 10:24 pm

fraz0815 wrote:This is also max res on my tv, but that setting won't work for me. Just try it or use also some 720p setting (50 or 60hz).
This is also just guessing we have the same problem, but would be interesting... At least we have in common a tv with the same resolution ;)
No luck an the problem doen't come from the sd card, tried 3 diferent ones and same problem! :cry:

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Re: XBian - Small, Fast, Lightweight XBMC solution

Mon Aug 20, 2012 10:54 pm

Sorry, but I don't understand - you switched sd cards?
I meant editing

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nano /boot/config.txt

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Re: XBian - Small, Fast, Lightweight XBMC solution

Mon Aug 20, 2012 11:13 pm

fraz0815 wrote:Sorry, but I don't understand - you switched sd cards?
I meant editing

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nano /boot/config.txt
yes i edited, but didn't had luck. So i tought tath could be the sd cards and installed xbian 0.62 in 3 diferent cards but that wasn't the problem too. So i'm without ideas, i even tried change the kernell to the new one but didn't solve for me, i'm not able to shut or restart from the pi. I have to use ssh from my laptop.

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Re: XBian - Small, Fast, Lightweight XBMC solution

Tue Aug 21, 2012 7:12 am

I updated my xbian last night (from 0.6 -> 0.6.1 -> 0.6.2), and it went really smoothly!

I played about some more with video files and as far as I can tell, everything works perfectly. I'm still having a problem with artifacts showing on a 1080p video though, even though there was no stuttering this time!

An example of the artifacts is (from total recall):
Image

Details of the file:
8.58gb MKV
Video: 9300kbps, 1920x1040 @ 23.976fps AVC ([email protected]) (CABAC / 5 Ref Frames)
Audio: 1510kbps, 48.0 KHz, 24 bits, 6 channels DTS

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Re: XBian - Small, Fast, Lightweight XBMC solution

Tue Aug 21, 2012 8:04 am

smonkey wrote:I updated my xbian last night (from 0.6 -> 0.6.1 -> 0.6.2), and it went really smoothly!

I played about some more with video files and as far as I can tell, everything works perfectly. I'm still having a problem with artifacts showing on a 1080p video though, even though there was no stuttering this time!

An example of the artifacts is (from total recall):
Image

Details of the file:
8.58gb MKV
Video: 9300kbps, 1920x1040 @ 23.976fps AVC ([email protected]) (CABAC / 5 Ref Frames)
Audio: 1510kbps, 48.0 KHz, 24 bits, 6 channels DTS
I also had this issue but after trying another mkv file it seems that my mkv file was bad.

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Re: XBian - Small, Fast, Lightweight XBMC solution

Tue Aug 21, 2012 8:11 am

Could anyone tell me whether Xbian can happily handle .srt files associated with .mkv files?

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Re: XBian - Small, Fast, Lightweight XBMC solution

Tue Aug 21, 2012 8:27 am

Koenkk wrote:
smonkey wrote:I updated my xbian last night (from 0.6 -> 0.6.1 -> 0.6.2), and it went really smoothly!

I played about some more with video files and as far as I can tell, everything works perfectly. I'm still having a problem with artifacts showing on a 1080p video though, even though there was no stuttering this time!

An example of the artifacts is (from total recall):
Image

Details of the file:
8.58gb MKV
Video: 9300kbps, 1920x1040 @ 23.976fps AVC ([email protected]) (CABAC / 5 Ref Frames)
Audio: 1510kbps, 48.0 KHz, 24 bits, 6 channels DTS
I also had this issue but after trying another mkv file it seems that my mkv file was bad.
I guessed it was the file, so I tried another one and had the same (I didn't check the details for that one though, I just knew it was a 1080p mkv). I haven't got much content in 1080p so it's not much of a problem.

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Re: XBian - Small, Fast, Lightweight XBMC solution

Tue Aug 21, 2012 8:45 am

smonkey wrote: I played about some more with video files and as far as I can tell, everything works perfectly. I'm still having a problem with artifacts showing on a 1080p video though, even though there was no stuttering this time!

Details of the file:
8.58gb MKV
Video: 9300kbps, 1920x1040 @ 23.976fps AVC ([email protected]) (CABAC / 5 Ref Frames)
Audio: 1510kbps, 48.0 KHz, 24 bits, 6 channels DTS
The file is invalid. Profile 4.1 can only have up to 4 reference frames at that resolution.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H.264/MPEG-4_AVC

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Re: XBian - Small, Fast, Lightweight XBMC solution

Tue Aug 21, 2012 8:51 am

That explains it then!

I just checked the other 1080p I was having issues with, and it has 9 ref frames! I've got a few more which have 4 so I'll check those tonight.

Thanks for pointing that out :)

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Re: XBian - Small, Fast, Lightweight XBMC solution

Tue Aug 21, 2012 1:10 pm

Total newbie here, but does XBian overclock the Pi by default?

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Re: XBian - Small, Fast, Lightweight XBMC solution

Tue Aug 21, 2012 1:35 pm

bigdavethehorn wrote:Total newbie here, but does XBian overclock the Pi by default?
The xbian image is set to overclock by default. On a pc you just need to edit the config.txt file found on the sd card and put a # in front of the overclock commands this disables them and pi will run at default 700mhz.

Personally I think they should # them out and allow a user to turn them on if wanted.

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