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

Thu May 17, 2012 6:27 pm

robbo100 wrote:Hi,

I have been following the instructions http://wiki.openelec.tv/index.php?title ... spberry_Pi to get OpenELEC 4 PRi working.

Sadly I have had to send my Pi back because it was faulty, but I want to try to get the SD card ready for when the replacement arrives.

The problem I have been having, is that my second partition on the SD card (ext4 format called "storage") does not allow read or write access from either the Ubuntu PC that I am setting it up on, or on the Pi. During bootup to OpenELEC the Pi reports that it can not write to \storage\xyz. Also, within Ubuntu, when ever I click on the "lost+found" directory in the "storage" partition I get the warning

"The folder contents could not be displayed. You do not have the permissions necessary to view the contents of "lost+found"."

Also, I can not make a new folder or copy any files to the partition either.

How do I fix this? I am following the instructions to the letter!

Thanks

Robbo100
Two things - if your Pi won't arrive for while, you might wanna delay compilation till right before it comes. You might wanna used gparted to just reformat the storage section, but if it's permission issues you might wanna check out what the permissions are try to change them instead.
On my card, permissions in the storage folder are 755, owner is root, and group is root.

robbo100
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Re: OpenELEC meets Raspberry Pi - part 1 (XBMC)

Thu May 17, 2012 6:41 pm

LastSilmaril wrote:Two things - if your Pi won't arrive for while, you might wanna delay compilation till right before it comes. You might wanna used gparted to just reformat the storage section, but if it's permission issues you might wanna check out what the permissions are try to change them instead.
On my card, permissions in the storage folder are 755, owner is root, and group is root.
Thanks LastSilmaril

I am completely new to anything non-Microsoft and the first time I have ever used Ubuntu was when the Pi landed on my doorstep and I realised that I would have to install Ubuntu on my old PC to follow the instructions in the OpenELEC guide. :(

I am a quick learner though (google is a wonderful thing) I have already tried using gparted to reformat the storage partition, but it hasn't changed the partition permissions at all. Is there a terminal command you can suggest I type to change the permissions of the whole partition to make it freely available to all users on all devices?

Regarding the building of OpenELEC, I am cheating and using these builds: http://www.numan1617.com/rpi/openelec/builds/ (the process of compiling them myself is too much for someone as new as me! :lol:

Thanks

Robbo100

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

Thu May 17, 2012 7:07 pm

robbo100 wrote:How do I fix this? I am following the instructions to the letter!

Thanks

Robbo100
try following the instructions on

http://openelec.tv/component/k2/item/24 ... -pi-part-2

it will need minor modifications due to the different file-names produced in the target folder....

robbo100
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Re: OpenELEC meets Raspberry Pi - part 1 (XBMC)

Thu May 17, 2012 7:09 pm

OK, I have fixed it now, I just typed:

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sudo chown -R root:root /media/storage
then

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sudo chmod -R 777 /media/storage
now I have full access - hopefully this means I will have OpenELEC working within seconds of the new Pi landing on the doormat!

Cheers

Robbo100

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

Thu May 17, 2012 7:28 pm

Hi all

i have created a new build, based on the last change for XBMC, RPi's kernel and firmware. I will share this build for testing so you dont need to compile this byself. You can get this build from:

http://sources.openelec.tv/tmp/image/op ... 34.tar.bz2

This is no "dd" image, but it includes a simple, quick and dirty installer for Linux based systems. To install:
  • connect your SDcard to your linux system
  • to be safe unmount all partitions:

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    sudo umount /dev/sdb*
    or

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    sudo umount /dev/mmcblk0*
    (depending on your drive names)
  • extract the file:

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    tar xjvf OpenELEC-RPi.arm-devel-20120517204442-r11034.tar.bz2
  • change into the extracted dir:

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    cd OpenELEC-RPi.arm-devel-20120517204442-r11034
  • run the installer with:

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    sh ./create_sdcard /dev/sdb
    or

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    sh ./create_sdcard /dev/mmcblk0
    (depending on your drive names)
Important if you plan to update
you MUST replace start.elf, bootcode.bin and loader.bin with the files from 3rdparty/bootloader folder to run this and all later builds. the easyest way is to do this on your linux machine.
it is highly recommended to remove the .xbmc folder on the second partition after upgrading, you can do this from your linux machine or via ssh on the Raspi with

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rm -rf /storage/.xbmc
(this will remove all your configs, databases, addons)

i dont hope i forgot anything,

greetings

Stephan

edit:
if you like to build yourself:
you must do a full build with removing the complete build.OpenELEC-RPi.arm-devel folder before you start a build

Helpme1986
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Re: OpenELEC meets Raspberry Pi - part 1 (XBMC)

Thu May 17, 2012 7:55 pm

Does anyone know how to postpone the initial boot for 2-3 seconds?

I use a remote power switch to turn on my 4 gang socket which powers the TV and Pi however the Pi boots before the TV and therefore doesnt think the HDMI is connected (im guessing), with the debian image it works fine so there must be something I can do.

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

Thu May 17, 2012 8:09 pm

Helpme1986 wrote:Does anyone know how to postpone the initial boot for 2-3 seconds?

I use a remote power switch to turn on my 4 gang socket which powers the TV and Pi however the Pi boots before the TV and therefore doesnt think the HDMI is connected (im guessing), with the debian image it works fine so there must be something I can do.
There are some parameters in the config.txt which allow the Pi to force a HDMI mode and allow for hotpluging which I needed in case I wanted to reboot the Pi whilst the tv was on another input.

hdmi_mode={number which relates to the video mode of your screen e.g. my 720p screen is number 4, see link below}
hdmi_force_hotplug=1

Here is a link to all the config.txt settings and the video modes you can set -> http://elinux.org/RPi_config.txt

Rob

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

Thu May 17, 2012 8:23 pm

Hi,

I would like to ask if anybody has any clue about the annoying noise on video playback when using analog audio output?
It only happens with 5.1 audio only.
I still have a CRT-based television, so I need to use the composite+analog way.

It's only a problem that could be fixed later or it's hardware related?
BTW, is Raspbmc has this problem, too?

If this problem could not be fixed, then using a HDMI to CVBS converter and enabling passthrough should do the trick?

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

Thu May 17, 2012 8:40 pm

LastSilmaril wrote:I see the nano text editor is there among the addons. Do I have to do anything to specify that it compile or...? Yes, I'm a sissy who doesn't like dealing with vi, what can I say
it is now avaible via xbmc's addon browser, install, reboot and its usable

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

Thu May 17, 2012 8:45 pm

sraue wrote:Hi all
Important if you plan to update
you MUST replace start.elf, bootcode.bin and loader.bin with the files from 3rdparty/bootloader folder to run this and all later builds. the easyest way is to do this on your linux machine.
it is highly recommended to remove the .xbmc folder on the second partition after upgrading, you can do this from your linux machine or via ssh on the Raspi with

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rm -rf /storage/.xbmc
(this will remove all your configs, databases, addons)
i dont hope i forgot anything,

greetings
Stephan

edit:
if you like to build yourself:
you must do a full build with removing the complete build.OpenELEC-RPi.arm-devel folder before you start a build
Thanks for the info stephan...let's do it :)

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

Thu May 17, 2012 8:48 pm

sraue wrote:
LastSilmaril wrote:I see the nano text editor is there among the addons. Do I have to do anything to specify that it compile or...? Yes, I'm a sissy who doesn't like dealing with vi, what can I say
it is now avaible via xbmc's addon browser, install, reboot and its usable
YES! Although getting to know how to use basic vim wasn't actually so bad

Helpme1986
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Re: OpenELEC meets Raspberry Pi - part 1 (XBMC)

Thu May 17, 2012 9:01 pm

Thanks Rob, worked a treat


The new Image posted doesnt work for me when using mysql for the database, for some reason any XBMC version that creates/looks at Video63 for its database doesnt work (both OpenELEC and XBMC directly)

I did some test of the nightlies and everyone that used a database other than 63 worked fine (including OpenELEC), it was interesting the build from 15th May went to 61 (i was expecting 64 as thats where XBMC is now) but was glad as it worked

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

Thu May 17, 2012 9:40 pm

Helpme1986 wrote: The new Image posted doesnt work for me when using mysql for the database, for some reason any XBMC version that creates/looks at Video63 for its database doesnt work (both OpenELEC and XBMC directly)

I did some test of the nightlies and everyone that used a database other than 63 worked fine (including OpenELEC), it was interesting the build from 15th May went to 61 (i was expecting 64 as thats where XBMC is now) but was glad as it worked
First thanks Stephan, the release creates a SD card and boots fine but.

Same here, network MySQL database doesn't work, it creates a copy of myvideo61 in myvideo63 but no library in the gui.
Don't feel like rebuilding my whole database again tonight to see if a fresh one works so will see if it is fixable. Luckily I used a fresh card so back to R10995 for my evenings viewing :)

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

Thu May 17, 2012 11:03 pm

so do any of you know how to mount SYSTEM as writable? I'd think it's something like

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mount -o rw,remount /dev/mmcblk0p1 /flash
or something
but of course that just mounts that partition in the flash folder (e.g. you see cmdline.txt, config.txt, kernel.img, SYSTEM and all the goodies).

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

Fri May 18, 2012 12:56 am

Simon H wrote:
Helpme1986 wrote: The new Image posted doesnt work for me when using mysql for the database, for some reason any XBMC version that creates/looks at Video63 for its database doesnt work (both OpenELEC and XBMC directly)

I did some test of the nightlies and everyone that used a database other than 63 worked fine (including OpenELEC), it was interesting the build from 15th May went to 61 (i was expecting 64 as thats where XBMC is now) but was glad as it worked
First thanks Stephan, the release creates a SD card and boots fine but.

Same here, network MySQL database doesn't work, it creates a copy of myvideo61 in myvideo63 but no library in the gui.
Don't feel like rebuilding my whole database again tonight to see if a fresh one works so will see if it is fixable. Luckily I used a fresh card so back to R10995 for my evenings viewing :)
Same symptoms here for r11035, same stopgap solution (sticking to 10995 in the interim).
Interestingly it seems to work fine for the music db.

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

Fri May 18, 2012 1:36 am

humla wrote:
jardiamj wrote:I was trying to build OpenELEC today, following the instructions from this link -> http://wiki.openelec.tv/index.php?title ... spberry_Pi.

But the build doesn't finish, it stops after a while with the following comment:

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Leaving directory `/home/jardi/OpenELEC.tv/build.OpenELEC-RPi.arm-devel/xbmc-rpi-7d3f895'
make[1]: Entering directory `/home/jardi/OpenELEC.tv/build.OpenELEC-RPi.arm-devel/xbmc-rpi-7d3f895'
make[1]: Warning: File `Makefile.in' has modification time 2.8e+04 s in the future
Regenerating Makefiles...
It just hangs there repeating the same lines over and over. Any ideas of what's going wrong?
It seems like there is something wrong with system time and the fle modified date. Can you give the result of

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date
And go inside the openelec folder and

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ls -lh
Thanks humbla for the tip. Stupid me! my system had the wrong date and that's why it didn't compile. I fixed that and I'll try again.

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

Fri May 18, 2012 3:03 am

Some more info on 11034 here - it seems like 11034 is permanently sluggish when using the home menu. (Works decently when using other menus or trying to play videos). I got rid of advancedsettings.xml (which has all my remote database and thumbnail settings as well as the dirtyregions hack) but that changed nothing. When I tried to scan directories, there was no indication that it started even after getting rid of advancedsettings.

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

Fri May 18, 2012 3:05 am

Patrik wrote:Hi,

I would like to ask if anybody has any clue about the annoying noise on video playback when using analog audio output?
It only happens with 5.1 audio.
I still have a CRT-based television, so I need to use the composite+analog way.

It's only a problem that could be fixed later or it's hardware related?
BTW, is Raspbmc has this problem, too?

If this problem could not be fixed, then using a HDMI to CVBS converter and enabling passthrough should do the trick?
Mainly all my movies has 5.1 audio, so I tried Raspbmc, but after setting it up I have no sound at all (with the same settings).

Any help is appreciated.
Thanks

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

Fri May 18, 2012 3:58 am

LastSilmaril wrote:Some more info on 11034 here - it seems like 11034 is permanently sluggish when using the home menu. (Works decently when using other menus or trying to play videos). I got rid of advancedsettings.xml (which has all my remote database and thumbnail settings as well as the dirtyregions hack) but that changed nothing. When I tried to scan directories, there was no indication that it started even after getting rid of advancedsettings.
So I just realized that I failed to specify that I built this whilst turning a whole bunch of things off in options. I turned off:
ENCODER_LAME (didn't disable ENCODER_VORBIS since doing so makes the build fail)
DVDCSS_SUPPORT
BLURAY_SUPPORT
BLUETOOTH_SUPPORT
WEBSERVER
AVAHI_DAEMON (I don't think this is necessary but am on the fence)
NFS_SUPPORT
SAMBA_SERVER
SSHGUARD_SUPPORT
NTFS3G
HFSTOOLS
JOYSTICK_SUPPORT
CEC_SUPPORT
ISCSI_SUPPORT
and under FIRMWARE I deleted 'wlan-firmware' but kept 'misc-firmware'

This resulted in a 59MB SYSTEM file and a kernel of 10.2MB.
Hmph. I guess the easiest thing to do is just take the card and try sraue's image from above.

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

Fri May 18, 2012 5:08 am

LastSilmaril wrote:Some more info on 11034 here - it seems like 11034 is permanently sluggish when using the home menu. (Works decently when using other menus or trying to play videos). I got rid of advancedsettings.xml (which has all my remote database and thumbnail settings as well as the dirtyregions hack) but that changed nothing. When I tried to scan directories, there was no indication that it started even after getting rid of advancedsettings.
The 11034 I downloaded seems slightly improved - ~20% CPU usage in menus with my dirtyregions=3/timeout=0, I didn't bother using the advancedsettings that came with 11034.

I deleted /Database and /Thumnails but having rescanned my media I've noticed that a lot of thumbnails now have weird colours, it's kind of like they're in sepia. And I'm still getting black thumbnails and fanart (pulled from an NFS share), although the message "ERROR: GL: OMX Image Error" has been replaced with more detailed entries:

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06:06:35 T:1270039648   ERROR: COMXCoreComponent::WaitForEvent OMX.broadcom.image_decode wait event 0x00000004 timeout 1000
06:06:35 T:1270039648   ERROR: COMXImage::Decode m_omx_decoder.WaitForEvent result(0x80001009)
06:06:36 T:1225876576   ERROR: COMXCoreComponent::WaitForEvent OMX.broadcom.image_decode wait event 0x00000003 timeout 300
06:06:36 T:1190130784   ERROR: Previous line repeats 1 times.
06:06:36 T:1190130784   ERROR: COMXCoreComponent::WaitForEvent OMX.broadcom.image_decode wait event 0x00000004 timeout 1000
06:06:36 T:1190130784   ERROR: COMXImage::Decode m_omx_decoder.WaitForEvent result(0x80001009)
06:06:37 T:1225876576   ERROR: COMXCoreComponent::WaitForEvent OMX.broadcom.image_decode wait event 0x00000004 timeout 1000
06:06:37 T:1225876576   ERROR: COMXImage::Decode m_omx_decoder.WaitForEvent result(0x80001009)
06:06:37 T:1234592864   ERROR: COMXCoreComponent::WaitForEvent OMX.broadcom.image_decode wait event 0x00000004 timeout 1000
06:06:37 T:1234592864   ERROR: COMXImage::Decode m_omx_decoder.WaitForEvent result(0x80001009)
06:06:40 T:1153750112   ERROR: COMXCoreComponent::DecoderEventHandler OMX.broadcom.resize - OMX_ErrorInsufficientResources, insufficient resources
06:06:40 T:1234592864   ERROR: COMXCoreComponent::AllocOutputBuffers component(OMX.broadcom.resize) - OMX_UseBuffer failed with omx_err(0x80001018)
06:06:40 T:1234592864   ERROR: COMXImage::Decode m_omx_resize.AllocOutputBuffers result(0x80001018)
06:06:41 T:1234592864   ERROR: COMXCoreComponent::WaitForEvent OMX.broadcom.image_decode wait event 0x00000000 timeout 300
06:06:42 T:1190130784   ERROR: COMXCoreComponent::AllocOutputBuffers component(OMX.broadcom.resize) - OMX_UseBuffer failed with omx_err(0x80001000)
06:06:42 T:1190130784   ERROR: COMXImage::Decode m_omx_resize.AllocOutputBuffers result(0x80001000)
06:06:42 T:1153750112   ERROR: COMXCoreComponent::DecoderEventHandler OMX.broadcom.resize - OMX_ErrorInsufficientResources, insufficient resources
06:06:42 T:1190130784   ERROR: COMXCoreComponent::WaitForEvent OMX.broadcom.image_decode wait event 0x00000000 timeout 300
06:06:42 T:1190130784   ERROR: COMXCoreComponent::SetStateForComponent - OMX.broadcom.resize failed with omx_err(0x80001000)
06:06:43 T:1270039648   ERROR: COMXCoreComponent::WaitForEvent OMX.broadcom.image_decode wait event 0x00000004 timeout 1000
06:06:43 T:1270039648   ERROR: COMXImage::Decode m_omx_decoder.WaitForEvent result(0x80001009)
06:06:43 T:1153750112   ERROR: COMXCoreComponent::DecoderEventHandler OMX.broadcom.resize - OMX_ErrorInsufficientResources, insufficient resources
06:06:44 T:1225876576   ERROR: COMXCoreComponent::GetInputBuffer OMX.broadcom.image_decode wait event timeout
Is nobody else getting these OMX errors or blank thumbnails? Starting to wonder if I've got a duff board...

A number of movies that did play no longer play, so one step forwards, two back but hey - that's early adoption... :)

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

Fri May 18, 2012 5:11 am

LastSilmaril wrote:
LastSilmaril wrote:Some more info on 11034 here - it seems like 11034 is permanently sluggish when using the home menu. (Works decently when using other menus or trying to play videos). I got rid of advancedsettings.xml (which has all my remote database and thumbnail settings as well as the dirtyregions hack) but that changed nothing. When I tried to scan directories, there was no indication that it started even after getting rid of advancedsettings.
So I just realized that I failed to specify that I built this whilst turning a whole bunch of things off in options. I turned off:
ENCODER_LAME (didn't disable ENCODER_VORBIS since doing so makes the build fail)
DVDCSS_SUPPORT
BLURAY_SUPPORT
BLUETOOTH_SUPPORT
WEBSERVER
AVAHI_DAEMON (I don't think this is necessary but am on the fence)
NFS_SUPPORT
SAMBA_SERVER
SSHGUARD_SUPPORT
NTFS3G
HFSTOOLS
JOYSTICK_SUPPORT
CEC_SUPPORT
ISCSI_SUPPORT
and under FIRMWARE I deleted 'wlan-firmware' but kept 'misc-firmware'

This resulted in a 59MB SYSTEM file and a kernel of 10.2MB.
Hmph. I guess the easiest thing to do is just take the card and try sraue's image from above.
Avahi daemon is needed for airplay.

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

Fri May 18, 2012 5:47 am

Tried out sraue's vanilla build. At first, it's super responsive (as long as you don't touch the gpu clock - decided to mess around with this this time around; quickly went back). It will scan libraries the normal way without issue. Once you specify external thumbs and dbs instead of the internal ones, you're SOL and it goes back to be very slow but without actually scanning anything/working properly. Reverting back to the normal way solves this though, so if you don't mind doing everything locally, or don't care about the db, I don't think there's any reason to avoid the vanilla 11034 build (video-wise it's fine). CPU usage around 40% when audio needs to be decoded and around 20-25% when it doesn't (mkv). Chokes on AAC 5.1 tracks atm but that's not new.
One other thing - seems like sometimes the thumbnail and title on the home screen doesn't always match the film properly, but this could be a one-time fluke.
humla wrote: Avahi daemon is needed for airplay.
Ah, something I forgot to shut off! Though I guess it could prove useful for streaming Pandora from my Android phone (apparently DVD Jon reverse-engineered the protocol, among others).
milhouse wrote: Is nobody else getting these OMX errors or blank thumbnails? Starting to wonder if I've got a duff board...
I don't think I am, but haven't checked/rescanned media again yet. I'm not sure where that log is that you posted

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

Fri May 18, 2012 6:05 am

Scanning works fine as long as you use local dbs, but you can still put your thumbnails folder somewhere else. Upon rescanning though, it's not smart enough to know that you've already downloaded them all already with an older build, so you've gotta start over.

EDIT:Hmm...or, maybe remote dbs could work, as long as the old dbs are deleted...?

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

Fri May 18, 2012 6:48 am

LastSilmaril wrote:
milhouse wrote: Is nobody else getting these OMX errors or blank thumbnails? Starting to wonder if I've got a duff board...
I don't think I am, but haven't checked/rescanned media again yet. I'm not sure where that log is that you posted
It's ~/.xbmc/temp/xbmc.log

In PuTTY you can monitor the log by typing "tail -f ~/.xbmc/temp/xbmc.log".

If/when you have rescanned your media, go into Movies, change the view type to Thumbnail then page through your available media - I'd be interested to know if you see all the correct cover art and fan art, or if you see a number of black rectangles and no fan art, accompanied by error messages in the log. Cheers!
LastSilmaril wrote:Scanning works fine as long as you use local dbs, but you can still put your thumbnails folder somewhere else. Upon rescanning though, it's not smart enough to know that you've already downloaded them all already with an older build, so you've gotta start over.
Yeah, I've got my /Database local (on a USB memory stick, actually - changed disk= in cmdline.txt) but the thumbnails are mounted over NFS (<pathsubstitution> in advancedsettings.xml). I had similar issues even when thumbnails were local. I wiped the /Database and remote Thumbnails director for 11034 after seeing weird colours in the cover art but still see such colours after rescanning.

Link to example screenshot (1MB) showing black thumbnails, "sepia" (totally lacking red) and even scrambled images in some cases... will try rescanning again and see if that helps.

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

Fri May 18, 2012 7:03 am

LastSilmaril wrote: EDIT:Hmm...or, maybe remote dbs could work, as long as the old dbs are deleted...?
...Yup. Backed up the old ones just in case, but it seems to be going along smoothly...in fact, downright quickly :)

Downright smoothly, except now I'm checking the logs per milhouse and it looks like non of the artwork urls are being saved to the db correctly...which means even though I'm sure some of them are downloading, none of them load while browsing. I've also got periodic COMX messages complaining that "Decode progressive images not supported by decoder". Let's see how it is when the scan is finished.

Take a look at the attached txt for some of the shenanigans.

EDIT: Stopped scan and rebooted. Only a few of the thumbnails even show, the big background picture never does, and the thumbs are as millhouse described - ugly and devoid of red. hmph...
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