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Openelec Build for OPI PC and 2 now with HW decoding

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Published in 2016-7-7 09:06:34 | Show all floors
Edited by chaszim at 2016-7-8 01:13
jernej replied at 2016-7-7 07:02
I didn't touch any sound codec stuff as everything is decoded in SW. If audio codec really is the  ...

I've not looked beyond the Orange PI for this problem, via other procesors ability to properly decode the audio, so if somebody wants to confirm this (on other systems) feel free. I've got a felling it's there too, but don't know for sure, yet. And No, I've not acussed anyone here of causing, or, neglecting this problem. So, Please don't go that direction because I've made no such complaint, and never will. I've just stated the facts I've found, and am requesting if somebody can please take a look for a soluition, it will be appriciated by many.  

If it were up to me I think I'd ignore the switch to LibreELEC, because it's a re-run of the "Little Orphan Pi" story again. I hate seeing when politics & copywrite gets in the way of pure progress to support endusers. They, at this point, have no interest in supporting, any efforts of including the Orange Pi, as a usable platform, for their fork from OpenELEC. But, if anyone can do it, I'm sure it's you guys. Although, it's likely, just a duplication, of what's already being done, with OpenELEC.

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Published in 2016-7-8 06:46:26 | Show all floors
Hi,

No for my LG TV does not work I described before all problems for orangepi plus - melanrz wrote that everything is ok with CEC.

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Published in 2016-7-8 12:57:57 | Show all floors
chaszim replied at 2016-7-7 02:06
I've not looked beyond the Orange PI for this problem, via other procesors ability to properly deco ...

You know that last update official OpenELEC received was on 8 May and LibreELEC is updated daily? It also seems that LibreELEC is promoted heavily on Kodi web page. Actually OpenELEC 7.0 was never released as stable, only beta3. I think you know what I mean with all that.

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Published in 2016-7-8 20:51:42 | Show all floors
I'm worried about the lack of support of older kernels in LibreELEC. Could be an issue.

Also the daily updates are mainly because they follow the "nighly" system of pushing updates to git, while LibreELEC is pushing in "beta's".
Published in 2016-7-8 21:52:50 | Show all floors
Edited by chaszim at 2016-7-8 22:14
jernej replied at 2016-7-8 12:57
You know that last update official OpenELEC received was on 8 May and LibreELEC is updated daily?  ...

As You should already realize, where you lead, we will follow. I can definantly see increasing benifits by moving to a more dyanamic platform. But, at the same time, I'm puzzled, isn't it the same porting operation currently being done, from another disinterested party, having no interest, in including support for this unit. But, if there's no overt reaction from them to porting LiberELEC to OPI then, it's mute, and I'd have to agree, moving to the fresher platform, benificial.

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Published in 2016-7-9 04:54:36 | Show all floors
chaszim replied at 2016-7-8 14:52
As You should already realize, where you lead, we will follow. I can definantly see increasing ben ...

You mean lrusak? He tried to do something with mainline kernel, but unfortunately there is no support for video, sound, graphics and HW decoding yet, so naturally, he didn't come far. But it is a long time since I check and he may advance a bit, but probably still not much. So for time being, only viable option is to use an old kernel, which has tons of problems in other areas. Probably main issue why they can't claim any official support is GPL license violation n kernel code. There is a lot of files which have no clear license statements (none at all or just copyrights) and some binary blobs which are clear violation of GPL license.

TL;DR - Mainline kernel is not usable yet for video output and old one has some serious license issues among others. That is my guess why there is no any official OpenELEC/LibreELEC port, along with non existent official HW decoding support in Kodi.

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Published in 2016-7-9 10:03:05 | Show all floors
I just got a clean version (git clone) of your repo and I'm not able to make an image out of it.

It can't seem to apply the cheap-mmc patch :

  1. APPLY PATCH (project)   /home/ubuntu/OpenELEC-OPi2/projects/H3/patches/u-boot/u-boot-02-support-cheap-mmc.patch
  2. can't find file to patch at input line 5
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The file is definitly in /build.OpenELEC-H3.arm-7.0-devel/u-boot-tools-108f841/drivers/mmc
If I omit the patch or pass the full path, it then error out about missing mrproper target.

  1. make[1]: Entering directory '/home/ubuntu/OpenELEC-OPi2/build.OpenELEC-H3.arm-7.0-devel/u-boot-c39cca1'
  2. make[1]: *** No rule to make target 'mrproper'.  Stop.
  3. make[1]: Leaving directory '/home/ubuntu/OpenELEC-OPi2/build.OpenELEC-H3.arm-7.0-devel/u-boot-c39cca1'
  4. Makefile:12: recipe for target 'image' failed
  5. make: *** [image] Error 1
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Funny thing is that I was able to build a clean git clone 3 weeks ago (I just came back from vacation), but now I'm a bit puzzled.

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Published in 2016-7-9 16:01:52 | Show all floors
andreq replied at 2016-7-9 03:03
I just got a clean version (git clone) of your repo and I'm not able to make an image out of it.

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Fixed. The problem is that U-Boot package is using git repo which gets rebased for every rc. I wanted to go back to rc tarballs but for some reason folder name inside tarball is not correctly formed, so for now I just updated git version which will work till new rc release.

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Published in 2016-7-9 23:21:50 | Show all floors
roblad replied at 2016-7-8 06:46
Hi,

No for my LG TV does not work I described before all problems for orangepi plus - melanrz wrote ...

working all and fast,only when turn off tv and on not working,must restart opi

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Published in 2016-7-10 00:15:10 | Show all floors
can anyone please post the last CEC test image? link appears to be broken
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