Aerial screensaver

I use the Aerial screensaver, and have been using it for several weeks, but starting a few days ago, it seems that just after the Aerial screensaver initializes all I get is a one inch square bit of video in the lower left corner.

This is probably addon specific but thought I’d post here just in case.

Here’s the log info:

11:05:43.569 T:3402626032  NOTICE: CVideoPlayer::OnExit()
11:05:43.569 T:3402626032  NOTICE: VideoPlayer: eof, waiting for queues to empty
11:05:43.569 T:3402626032  NOTICE: Closing stream player 2
11:05:43.569 T:3402626032  NOTICE: CDVDMessageQueue(video)::WaitUntilEmpty
11:05:43.595 T:3402626032  NOTICE: waiting for video thread to exit
11:05:43.595 T:3727160304   ERROR: Got MSGQ_ABORT or MSGO_IS_ERROR return true
11:05:43.596 T:3727160304  NOTICE: thread end: video_thread
11:05:43.596 T:3402626032  NOTICE: deleting video codec
11:05:43.732 T:4113093552  NOTICE: CVideoPlayer::CloseFile()
11:05:43.732 T:4113093552  NOTICE: VideoPlayer: waiting for threads to exit
11:05:43.732 T:4113093552  NOTICE: VideoPlayer: finished waiting
11:05:43.732 T:4113093552  NOTICE: VideoPlayer: Opening: /home/osmc/Movies/AERIAL/
11:05:43.733 T:3402626032  NOTICE: Creating InputStream
11:05:43.744 T:3402626032  NOTICE: Creating Demuxer
11:05:44.037 T:3402626032  NOTICE: Opening stream: 0 source: 256
11:05:44.037 T:3402626032  NOTICE: Creating video codec with codec id: 28
11:05:44.039 T:3402626032   ERROR: Unable to load, reason: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
11:05:44.039 T:3402626032 WARNING: CAMLCodec::CAMLCodec not found, trying instead
11:05:44.039 T:3402626032  NOTICE: Creating video thread
11:05:44.039 T:3727160304  NOTICE: running thread: video_thread
11:05:44.068 T:3727160304  NOTICE: CAMLCodec::OpenDecoder - using V4L2 pts format: 64Bit
11:05:44.142 T:3402626032 WARNING: CDVDMessageQueue(audio)::Put MSGQ_NOT_INITIALIZED

p.s. with Joakim_Sandstrom’s help, I did build the “advanced driver” when working with the X11/Chromium stuff, if that matters to this?

It’s probably worth checking if this causes problems on a fresh install before going further.

I’m not sure what changes exactly were made; but installing X11 can sometimes cause things to behave a bit differently.

I think I figured it out, I had downloaded the various video files “locally”, but had changed the addon location to use a symlink to those files, which it apparently doesn’t like. When I pointed the addon’s “download directory” to the /media location, it seems to be working fine now. I’ll post something about it on the addon forum.

Also, that brings up another question. In my file manager I have an entry for a 231MB drive, that seems to be the “boot partition”? There’s an option “remove safely”, but will that screw up anything? Just would rather not have it in my list of “devices” when doing a file browse.

There’s no boot partition on Vero 4K, but there is a /boot (although this isn’t mountable).

Hard to speculate what you mean without seeing the device path. I would recommend leaving it as is.

Won’t screw anything up if you unmount it however.


Here’s a screenshot of the drive and it’s contents via FileManager.

That’s a boot partition for a Raspberry Pi. Do you have a Raspberry Pi’s SD card attached to your device?

You can unmount it, but it’s coming from external media (hence the /media) mount; so something attached to your device has that partition, not the Vero 4K.

Ahhh, yes yes yes, I removed the SD card out of an old PI. Good catch. Thanks!