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Posted 20 December 2016 - 04:13 AM
A little note about the video player, we are using OmxPlayer, which is included with Raspian.
Omxplayer does not support software MPEG2 video playback, to enable MPEG2 playback you will need an MPEG2 codec key to unlock the MPEG2 hardware decoder.
Posted 20 December 2016 - 09:17 AM
Posted 20 December 2016 - 03:56 PM
is that the model B?
If so that is what I am using, yes it is a little slow to scroll but I have found it usable.
- A 900MHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 CPU
- 1GB RAM
I dont this this will ever be a smooth or fast the Kodi, Kodi is built from the ground up to be as light weight and fast as possible for a very bespoke skinning and display engine, I dont think you will ever get that level of performance from Chromium.
Actually, I think you will. There is more we can tweak if need be.
Posted 20 December 2016 - 04:25 PM
Okay. Thanks Luke!
It's going to be a bit as it's crunch time to make sure everyone's happy on Christmas (thanks for the theme surprise this morning, BTW). I'd be happy to just play with my geek stuff all day but must do the adult thing.. Then my kid's having a kid, most likely by inducement, on Dec 26. I'll check it out when I can and get back to you though.
Something like this will let my have an rPi for Emby and ceton echo for CableTV DVR with the HTPC being moved into the office..
Posted 20 December 2016 - 05:32 PM
On the day i have my company holiday party you do this to me???? Awesome news. When I can the chance I will try this out.
@null_pointer, I use the remote pi board so i have power and remote functions but MSL Digital http://www.msldigital.com.
Is there any chance if something like that being supported in the future? I know they have to create scripts and such. If I reach out to them, any chance you guys might be willing to talk with them when you have time?
Posted 20 December 2016 - 08:14 PM
Posted 21 December 2016 - 04:07 AM
It's model b I will try overclock a bit. I am also finding that the remote stops responding after watching video and have to use keyboard and then remote works. I will do more testing.
While I don't have a Pi, I think I can help here.
My past experience with cec is that if the device automatically powers off (lot of remotes do) the client process hangs, thus becoming unresponsive. This would explain why your remote(s) become unresponsive after x amount of time.
A workaround to this problem would be to write a quick script to check the client processes for any hanging and kill/restart. From there cron it to every x amount of time. My current remote powers off after 60 seconds, so a 30s cron would do the job.
Would likely eat a bit of resources on a Pi to run that script every 30 seconds though.
I'm sure given my diagnoses a better solution can be found via Google
Edit: Found their bugtracker and the above was supposed to be fixed a few months ago, so this post may be useless.
Edited by akensai, 21 December 2016 - 04:11 AM.
Posted 21 December 2016 - 06:39 AM
I did the overclock and it is noticable improvement I have the same overclock setting as I did in kodi. But to be honest emby theatre on my pc is not that smooth so I don't expect that on the pi would be any better.
It must be the screensaver since the remote responds immediately after you move the mouse or press a key.
Recorded tv starts very quickly but live tv sometimes starts sometimes it doesn't and when it does it is very slow. I will do a lot of testing and report back.
It is a good start.
Edited by denz, 21 December 2016 - 07:46 AM.
Posted 21 December 2016 - 09:01 AM
Thank you for the script so far so good. I am noticing that in music and live tv sometimes it plays and some times it doesnt. Log attached two channels played and the third one didn't. Skip is working and general viewing is working.
Just a new issue I started watching recording and now I can see the recording through emby theater but cannot stop it even exiting emby It still plays in the backgroung and pixel desktop is transperent. It is only when I closed the shell that the video stopped.
It needs a bit of transition animation just as it needs on win pc.
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