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#621 FreeBSD_Lover OFFLINE  

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Posted 02 August 2019 - 06:44 PM

Too many flavours of Linux to support. Only one flavour of native FreeBSD to support though.  :P  I was going to ask, but glancing through this thread I will ask Santa instead.  :)

 

Would be awesome if we could build our own FreeBSD / Linux home threatre box.  Sometimes I wonder, if more R&D should go into a home threatre product than the ever changing smart TV gaming consoles market.  I know a lot of people don't know how to build their own box but folks like us could help them in this or other forums. Plus audophiles like me could......hmmmm, an app made for those network connected receivers like Onkyo would be something for home threatre.

 

I'm getting off topic now, but as I right this I am listening to FLAC based music, streaming through my networked Onkyo receiver, using Emby DLNA. Sounds amazing as it should.



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Posted 03 August 2019 - 10:48 AM

Too many flavours of Linux to support. Only one flavour of native FreeBSD to support though.  :P  I was going to ask, but glancing through this thread I will ask Santa instead.  :)

Basically, "nobody" uses FreeBSD. These flavours of Linux supported you're complaining about? Probably used more than the FreeBSD port...



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Posted 07 August 2019 - 04:55 PM

Basically, "nobody" uses FreeBSD. These flavours of Linux supported you're complaining about? Probably used more than the FreeBSD port...

 

Sure.

 

Try Juniper (their big iron routers, switches, and firewalls).

Try Sony (their PS3 and PS4)

Try Nitendo (their Switch console)

Try Netflix (their CDN they built to deliver their content)

 

Lots of people use FreeBSD and many tweak the OS and rename it to their own product because the licensing works in their favour to do that.

 

Don't kid yourself. Yeah it might be a lot less then all the Linux versions added up, but FreeBSD is out there doing a lot of under-the-radar heavy-duty work.


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Posted 09 August 2019 - 05:34 PM

Emby Theater for me on Ubuntu 18.03 LTS It is just display a black screen when first playing a video but soon OSD is gone I see the video

 

What is sudo rpi-update for if I'm on Ubuntu 


Edited by SHSPVR, 11 August 2019 - 11:51 AM.


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Posted 09 August 2019 - 10:14 PM

I'll fix those instructions, thanks.

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Posted 11 August 2019 - 10:09 AM

Sure.

 

Try Juniper (their big iron routers, switches, and firewalls).

Try Sony (their PS3 and PS4)

Try Nitendo (their Switch console)

Try Netflix (their CDN they built to deliver their content)

 

Lots of people use FreeBSD and many tweak the OS and rename it to their own product because the licensing works in their favour to do that.

 

Don't kid yourself. Yeah it might be a lot less then all the Linux versions added up, but FreeBSD is out there doing a lot of under-the-radar heavy-duty work.

 

You're essentially hijacking this thread for your own silly, off-topic agenda.

 

You forgot to mention Windows and macOS. None of these are FreeBSD, though. They're just based on FreeBSD. Furthermore, exactly zero people on the Earth have interest running Emby Theater on their Juniper router or on Netflix' servers. Sony and Nintendo make sense, but they'd be separate ports anyway.

 

You mentioned audiophiles. That's another breed of retards. If they'd do double blind tests, they can't even figure 192 mbit MP3 from 320 kbit. The reason streaming services sound worse is due to watermarks. These are easily audible.



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Posted 11 August 2019 - 11:35 AM

I am still hoping for a proper fix for Theater in Linux for the black screen issue....does not appear to be anything happening with theater at all now.

Just one of the few things left that is preventing me from dumping Windows and moving to Linux fully....is things I use not working as well, or at all, in Linux as in Win.

 

 

If they'd do double blind tests, they can't even figure 192 mbit MP3 from 320 kbit."

 

cough..i can hear the difference...i don't really call my self an "audiophile".

They both sound like shit on my gear, the 320 may be a polished shit, but it is still shit.

95% of my audio collection is FLAC, WAV or raw PCM. 

With some more recent movie files, I have been playing with Dolby Atmos audio.

I don't use Emby for audio file playback or much at all for local video playback....for me, Emby is for DVR, and LIVE TV etc.  I like it far better than Plex.



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Posted 12 August 2019 - 12:01 PM

Does everyone have the black screen issue when the OSD is on the screen?

 

I have tried the openelec emby image and now just done a fresh install of Buster all on my pi 4 but have the same black screen when the OSD is displayed?

 

Thanks



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Posted 12 August 2019 - 12:51 PM

Does everyone have the black screen issue when the OSD is on the screen?

 

I have tried the openelec emby image and now just done a fresh install of Buster all on my pi 4 but have the same black screen when the OSD is displayed?

 

Thanks

 

did u bother to actually read or use the search of this very thread???

 

It is a known MPV issue...its a global thing. not related to ones hardware or setup or distro....can't or wont be fixed it seems....u just have to deal with it until the dev find the time to start working on Theater software again.

 

It appears to be labeled as a minor issue, everything still works fine.

 

Use Windows or Mac Theater, or web access, if u do not want to deal with this annoyance.


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Posted 12 August 2019 - 04:49 PM

did u bother to actually read or use the search of this very thread???

 

It is a known MPV issue...its a global thing. not related to ones hardware or setup or distro....can't or wont be fixed it seems....u just have to deal with it until the dev find the time to start working on Theater software again.

 

It appears to be labeled as a minor issue, everything still works fine.

 

Use Windows or Mac Theater, or web access, if u do not want to deal with this annoyance.

 

Or they haven't found a work around to it



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Posted 22 August 2019 - 07:36 PM

Just letting this thread know I have it working fine on ArchLinux.

 

I used "debtap" to convert the .deb release to an Arch package, I just had to remove some of the kde related (kdebase) dependancies from the PKGBUILD file, and it installed fine.

 

I too have the black screen issue, but otherwise plays well.

 

Also, There is no option to get hardware acceleration though on my Radian graphics, to I am doing software decoding .. little bit jerky on my 10yr old dual core laptop on 1080p.

But I can solve that by reducing bitrate ..



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Posted 22 August 2019 - 10:31 PM

Just letting this thread know I have it working fine on ArchLinux.

 

I used "debtap" to convert the .deb release to an Arch package, I just had to remove some of the kde related (kdebase) dependancies from the PKGBUILD file, and it installed fine.

 

I too have the black screen issue, but otherwise plays well.

 

Also, There is no option to get hardware acceleration though on my Radian graphics, to I am doing software decoding .. little bit jerky on my 10yr old dual core laptop on 1080p.

But I can solve that by reducing bitrate ..

 

HI, did you try the auto-copy back option?



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Posted 23 August 2019 - 12:06 AM

HI, did you try the auto-copy back option?

Hi @Luke,

 

Yep tried that, still 90% CPU and bit of jitter ... no change ..



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Posted 24 August 2019 - 11:48 AM

What are the details of the file you are trying to play?

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Posted 09 September 2019 - 05:29 PM

 Posted by guyjami on 18 February 2019 - 11:01 PM in Emby Theater

 
Case 1
I've tried the first image (https://github.com/M...r-rpi_3.0.6.zip) on a rpi2B+ and rpi3B+ with network access (DHCP+MAC Reservation) and i have a black screen on my tv with the mouse pointer working.
I've the ability to obtain the logon screen with combination ALT+Fx keys.
 
Case 2
I also tried installation of the emby-theater...armhf.deb (https://github.com/M...3.0.6_amd64.deb) as described, on a clean and updated raspbian with or without GUI but when i try to launch the application, i have the message : (emby-theater:982): Gtk-WARNING **: cannot

 
Similar situation to me. I have a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B. When I use the pre-made .img it boots to a cursor in the middle of the screen and doesn't launch Emby.
 
If I use the Rasbian Buster Lite image and
sudo apt install -f ./emby-theater_3.0.9_armhf.deb
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo rpi-update
reboot  

emby-theater
I then get error: 
 
"Gtk-WARNING **: 07:19:29.477: cannot open display."

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Posted 09 September 2019 - 05:38 PM

Strange. We tested 3.0.9 on Buster ourselves.



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Posted 10 September 2019 - 06:41 PM

Similar situation to me. I have a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B. When I use the pre-made .img it boots to a cursor in the middle of the screen and doesn't launch Emby.
 
If I use the Rasbian Buster Lite image and

sudo apt install -f ./emby-theater_3.0.9_armhf.deb
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo rpi-update
reboot  

emby-theater
I then get error: 
 
"Gtk-WARNING **: 07:19:29.477: cannot open display."

 

 
I have been playing around with Emby for the last few weeks, and had this same issue yesterday with a very similar environment...
 
It seems the desktop environment is needed for ET to run which isn't included with the lite release

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get -y dist-upgrade && sudo apt-get install raspberrypi-ui-mods

This allowed me to run the emby-theater command from the terminal and the UI opens.


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Posted 10 September 2019 - 07:44 PM

Awesome! Thanks. I’ll try that!

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Posted 15 September 2019 - 07:29 PM

That did fix it! Thanks. Didn’t test too much because my OSMC remote opens up the menu when I press back and stays there.

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Posted 04 October 2019 - 05:32 AM

Hi,

Just installed Raspberry Pi image version 3.0.9 on Raspberry Pi 4.

Looks great and seems to work well. To all involved thanks for your efforts.

Having skimmed this thread, I see there are a few little issues, but from what I can tell this is ready to use as my main Emby client full time!

The first two things I'll be trying to iron out;
1. I'm using a Using Minix Neo A2 remote, and I've lost functionality compared with using it on Kodi.
(I've grown to dislike this remote so I'll try an unused FLICR dongle I have with my TV remote, I'll install ir-keytable and have a play.)

2. The raspi-config application launches on every boot even though its on ethernet.
I'll try the reverse of the autoboot instuctions in post #1






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