OSMC Crashes when trying to play Video

Working on my first and still very simple addon. When I test on my Ubuntu PC it works however when I installed the same addon on my Pi osmc crashes as soon as I call the video to be played
Here is the full log
Appreciate the help

Apr 10 20:29:27 osmc mediacenter[369]: terminate called after throwing an instance of 'std::logic_error'
Apr 10 20:29:27 osmc mediacenter[369]:   what():  busy dialog already running
Apr 10 20:29:27 osmc sudo[8106]: pam_unix(sudo:session): session closed for user osmc
Apr 10 20:29:27 osmc mediacenter[369]: /usr/bin/mediacenter: line 142:  8106 Aborted                 sudo -u osmc LIRC_SOCKET_PATH=/var/run/lirc/lircd $KODI --standalone -fs
Apr 10 20:29:27 osmc mediacenter[369]: Kodi exited with return code 134 after 37 hours, 12 minutes and 52 seconds

@sam_nazarko any insights on how I should interpret the error?
Much appreciated

I would suggest a debug build of OSMC (compiled from source) with gdb attached.

If the add-on is simple, but you are crashing Python this hard, then something is wrong.

Regarding why it happens on OSMC, it could be a glibc bug. Bullseye may remedy this.

My guess is you return 0 somewhere in your code, and it’s passed to std::string.

Since this works on my Ubuntu desktop install the only thing I can think of is the below call to play the YouTube video. I pass the path as a variable and I am pretty sure this is when it crashes…

xbmc.executebuiltin(‘PlayMedia(plugin://plugin.video.youtube/?action=play_video&videoid=’ + path + ‘)’)

Well – try remove that line and verify if that’s the case.
Maybe check that videoID etc is sanitised properly.

some updates here. Thought it could be lack of ram so I installed on a pi4 with 4 GB but same bahvior - osmc crashed as soon as addon tries to execute the below line

xbmc.executebuiltin('PlayMedia(plugin://plugin.video.youtube/?action=play_video&videoid=' + path + ')')

Tried on Libreelec fresh install - same issue - it crashes

Strange thing about this is that it works on my Ubuntu Desktop Kodi

Will keep researching

Ok for future reference I just replaced




And it just worked…

dont mean to dwell on this but the final solution is I actually used the below command to pass the video URL for Kodi to play

xbmcplugin.setResolvedUrl(_HANDLE, True, listitem=play_item)

The URL for the youtube video should look like this (replace YoutubeID with the ID of the video from youtube)


no crashes of Kodi anymore and it plays the video with no issue on my Pi 3 osmc