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Posted 20 December 2016 - 04:06 AM

See here:

 

https://emby.media/c...eater-for-linux


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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.

 
 
Currently we don't have any detection for this, so the app will always try to direct play mpeg2, and without a hardware decoder key it will fail.


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Posted 20 December 2016 - 09:17 AM

I tried it and for initial release it is a very good effort the main issue is the severe lag scrolling left or right in each tab, but item detail screen opens very quickly and playing something is relatively quick. Kodi was very slow initially but not know every navigation is smooth.

The black background seems to have a lot of grey in it not sure is it my tv and it doesnt feel that it is using 16 million colours. Video quality is good apart from some interlace issues. Live tv is very slow to start so there is a lot of work to get to kodi or near kodi would be excellent.

For installation of electron i had to put sudo npm

Looking forward to updates.

Thank you
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Posted 20 December 2016 - 10:02 AM

What model Pi do you have?

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Posted 20 December 2016 - 10:10 AM

I have pi 1 and Pi 2

I am testing on pi 2 there are two version of raspbian the pixel and lite i am using pixel. I am trying lite version but it is not working as there is no gui i think.

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Posted 20 December 2016 - 03:53 PM

The latest official version of Raspbian is using Pixel, that is what I was testing with.
 

I am testing on pi 2

is that the model B?
  • A 900MHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 CPU
  • 1GB RAM
If so that is what I am using, yes it is a little slow to scroll but I have found it usable.
 
I also have a Pi3 and that is much smoother to scroll around.

II dont this this will ever be a smooth or fast the Kodi on a Pi2, Pi3 is very close, 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.

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Posted 20 December 2016 - 03:56 PM

is that the model B?

  • A 900MHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 CPU
  • 1GB RAM
If so that is what I am using, yes it is a little slow to scroll but I have found it usable.

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.



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Posted 20 December 2016 - 04:18 PM

Will this be supporting 3D MVC/MKV?



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Posted 20 December 2016 - 04:20 PM

Will this be supporting 3D MVC/MKV?

 

Please try it and report your experience. Thanks !



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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..



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Posted 20 December 2016 - 04:38 PM

Also, I see it has Linux Remote Control on the to-do list. Will this be able to be taught to a Harmony 900 or is it in the database already?



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Posted 20 December 2016 - 04:52 PM

The plan is to use
http://www.lirc.org
Which has a record function to allow you to record commands from your remote.
This will work much like it does with Kodi lirc integration.
You will need an IR receiver connected to the pi via the input pio pins.

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Posted 20 December 2016 - 05:15 PM

Okay. So it will learn the basic RC6 command set from the remote. That's pretty cool. Where are these receivers sold?



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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?



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Posted 20 December 2016 - 05:40 PM

Okay. So it will learn the basic RC6 command set from the remote. That's pretty cool. Where are these receivers sold?

Some info on the setup

http://www.instructa...-Remote-Contro/

and learning new commands

http://kodi.wiki/vie...-TO:Set_up_LIRC

 

 

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?

From the site

"The RemotePi Board enables you to navigate the the user interface of LibreELEC, OpenELEC, OSMC, RasPlex, XBian, etc using standard LIRC"

so yes it should work.


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Posted 20 December 2016 - 05:54 PM

I've updated the first post with additional information.



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Posted 20 December 2016 - 06:37 PM

Also update the install electron command to

 

sudo npm -g install electron

 

it needs to be done using sudo



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Posted 20 December 2016 - 07:48 PM

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.

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Posted 20 December 2016 - 07:56 PM

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.

with the CEC client?



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Posted 20 December 2016 - 08:14 PM

I have connected to it microsoft remote but not all buttons work. I also control it with sony tv remote and it works better. But yeah once the wideo plays i click return on the remote and all i get is a blank screen and all i have to press a key on the keyboard or touch the mouse and the tv remote works.

Kodi doesnt use pixel i am sure the pixel desktop uses a lot of ram so that contributes with the slowdown but it is interesting some items when you click on them are extremely fast. I will do more testing. Regarding colours i think there is a code dynamic range 0-255 but i will search and report back.




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