LouF
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Animated GIFs in Kodi

Sat Jun 12, 2021 5:23 pm

Brief:
I am trying to get animated GIFs to play in Kodi. So I am told, it works with other Kodi platforms(?) by adding .gif to videoextensions in an advancedsettings.xml file.
I have tried this, and I get a "Segmentation fault (core dumped)" crash.

It was suggested I contact Raspbian Buster developers by Team Kodi, and that is why I am here ( "...as they use their own OS, and they also compile / package / release their own Kodi build. So there are a couple of variables that Team Kodi cannot address." )


Thankyou


Information:
I am running (from a RetroPie installation)
Kodi 18.7 for RetroPie (4.7.8 on Raspbian Buster on RPi4)

The advancedsettings.xml file is added to a profile at ~/.kodi/userdata/profiles/profile-name/advancedsettings.xml

The file:
<advancedsettings>
<cache>
<buffermode>1</buffermode>
<memorysize>139460608</memorysize>
<readfactor>20</readfactor>
</cache>
<videoextensions>
<add>.gif</add>
</videoextensions>
<samba>
<statfiles>false</statfiles> <!-- Set to false to disable smb stat() on files to speed up listings of large directories (over slow links) -->
</samba>
</advancedsettings>


Kodi crashes out with message "Segmentation fault (core dumped)"
kodi_crashlog-20210612_112730.log: https://paste.kodi.tv/isalidisij.kodi


I hope I've posted in an appropriate place and have included enough information to get started.

LouF
Posts: 3
Joined: Sat Jun 12, 2021 5:01 pm

Re: Animated GIFs in Kodi

Thu Jun 17, 2021 1:06 pm

Bump, please.

jamesh
Raspberry Pi Engineer & Forum Moderator
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Re: Animated GIFs in Kodi

Thu Jun 17, 2021 1:39 pm

I am afraid this would be fantastically low on the jobs sheet as it's such a tiny use case. You should really report it one of the Raspberry Pi bug trackers on github, as it will get lost here.
Principal Software Engineer at Raspberry Pi (Trading) Ltd.
Working in the Application's Team.

LouF
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Joined: Sat Jun 12, 2021 5:01 pm

Re: Animated GIFs in Kodi

Thu Jun 17, 2021 11:37 pm

Thanks for the direction.

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