I’m “kinda” new to Raspberry. I like to get into stuff myself with guides and began with the Pi for my 3D Printer and Octoprint.
I then found OSMC, used it for myself to stream some stuff. Worked out fine, some streams were offline or not playable, well… An alternative could always be found.
But as always, I wanted to go deeper. Use more. And recommended the little buddy to my sisters husband…
As expected, he uses it much more. I set him up with SMB Network sharing for all his Stuff - Movies, series, Music and pictures.
First Problem was: Movies began stuttering after ~20 minutes. One Series was horribly stuttering every two minutes.
Activated the XSMC-Player Booster and it seems to work - for now.
Second Problem: Listening to Music. It seems the PAPlayer (Standard) doesnt get enough space to play efficiently, every 20-30 seconds is a little “lag”. Annoying on good tracks and definitely ruins “Michael Jacksons” Thriller…
When I right-click on the title, say “Play with…” and use the DVDPlayer, it works fine! The sad thing… I couldn’t find ANY option to tell OSMC “Hey, dood, use “DVDPlayer” as a standard!” - soo… maybe you guys can tell me where to find it?
My third problem… My beloved third problem… I set up RetroSMC on >my< Pi (so here we are on my Pi again ). Everything according to mcobit. I then switched to a german manual for setting up BlueTooth to use wireless PS3 Controllers.
So far… so good… Was a pain to set them up. After 3 hours, the system finally got them (and i got used to using the english keymap on keyboard ), but only if I >leave< RetroPie into SSH, check the BlueTooth Controller if its active and on “pscan”, then, and only then, I can activate the PS3 Controllers with the reset-button on the back to connect to my Pi. Kinda annoying. And on Top of that… getting into a 2 Player Game, one of the controllers is stuttering like hell (pressing button => Nothing happens, pressing again for a moment => Character walks in that direction for ~3 seconds. )
When I connect the controllers with cable, they work perfectly fine. Is that a common issue with RetroSMC? Or does anyone have a solution?
Fourth Issue: My sister and her husband live in the same house as I do. So fortunately, I can get into their Wifi-Network and stream his content via SMB, too. But - I still want to use my own content from my network.
So I disconnect my network >without< “forget”, connect to his and enter the password… watch some series… disconnect his >without< “forget” and when I try to connect to my network again, the Pi/OSMC wants my password again… trying to connect to his network also results in a password entry window… So why doesnt the Pi/OSMC save the Password?
Problem 1: The video player. Hope it works until eternity Just changed it yesterday, he said he didn’t have any problems that evening… Hope that this week he won’t come at me again
Problem 2: The Music Player - Seems like DVDPlayer delivers better results than the PAPlayer. But - Where can I set the DVDPlayer as “Standard”?
Problem 3: Connecting PS3 Bluetooth Controllers to my Pi for RetroSMC / RetroPie. Stuttering with TWO Controllers connected and the huge “way around” to first initialize them… Would be great if I could just pick up the controller like when you start the PS3.
Problem 4: Saving multiple networks incl. password to the Pi that I can switch between different wifis.
So, Posting got kinda long. Hope anyone can help me.
One more thing: If you need LOGs for this - Please, I never drew a LOG from a Pi. You guys definitely know a super cool “guide” for getting them out the easiest way. As soon as they are needed and I find out how to get them here, I will deliver them!
Setup for >BOTH< Pis is the same btw.
Its a Raspberry Pi3b with newest OSMC Version and a USB Dongle for a Logitech Keyboard. Some Heatsinks installed on the Chips and thats it
Thanks in advance!