I ran a semi-routine sudo apt full-upgrade and Widevine update yesterday on my RPi 2 with the January 2023 OSMC update. After that, my Pi won’t playback any Widevine content. I’ve tried reinstalling every version of Widevine through InputStream Helper and the SlyGuy method with reboots in between each version to no avail. I’m out of ideas at this point.
no problem… i follow the widevine because i use that whit my account and current addon for Dazn italy.
personally, if i remember correctly i use the 4.10.2449 because if try to update to 4.10.2557 every stream goes in buffering.
whit 4.10.2449 i need to manually select the livestream to 720p but above check that the video stream does not have a bitrate that is too high (i thinks the hardware it’s fault to decrypt and it’s start to buffering)
with a Pi2, that is probably true. And this is just a wild guess, but it think having issues where 720 has to be set manually, is that the stream defaults to 1080, if no explicit client settings is sent to the provider, like if you have not set 720p only, kodi will say it will handle 1080p no problem, which the stream provider takes as parameter to send in that resolution, making it hard for the pi2 to keep up.
Salutations! I’m sorry I didn’t report back sooner. I had success with reinstalling OSMC. I installed Widevine through InputStream Helper and got SlyGuy’s Hulu add-on to work. I haven’t tested Amazon VOD or Netflix yet for various reasons. However, I’m confident that the reinstall fixed the problem.
Lesson learned (again): if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!
I will report back once more after copying over my skin settings so I know the problem is certainly resolved.
I have 2023.1 OSMC with Kodi Matrix 19.5 on a Raspberry Pi 2 B.
Unfortunately the original issue cropped up again last night and I can’t play Widevine content anymore. I did nothing out of the ordinary this time. I need to look into the above responses about DLLs (didn’t know DLLs were a Linux thing too) since I never had to worry about that before. I don’t want to have to do another reinstall again.
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