OSMC's April update is here - OSMC


#1

OSMC's April update is ready with a wide range of improvements to keep your OSMC device running in tip-top shape.


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://osmc.tv/2018/04/osmcs-april-update-is-here-2/

#2

Temperature also displays fine on other skins, as well as my screensaver.

But, the temperature reads between 150–170°F, which is around 65–75°C. This is a little high compared to other hardware I’m used to (x86 CPUs, hard drives, phones, etc.). The case also doesn’t feel anywhere near that warm, unlike my cell phone, which feels pretty hot when the CPU gets up to those temps.

So, is the number accurate?


#3

ARM procs can get abit hotter without issues, what I heared earlier in the RPi days, 80C degrees is no issue.


#4

Did the Audio Playback issues with Denon make it into this release ?


#5

Yes and no.

The measurement is of a thermal zone rather than the CPU. We have just shoehorned these values in to Kodi.

Our chip is certified up to 120C. We wanted to improve stability in some thermally challenging situations.


#6

There are a number of audio improvements in this update, but low end Denon receivers are still problematic with HRA. We have some ideas on how to resolve this.


#7

Yes, the number should be accurate. 65-75C is actually pretty cool for this chip.

The SoC is actually capable of running up to 120C, however we have set the thermal governor to 105C to be conservative for stability, which would still normally only be hit in a warm environment with all 4 cpu cores maxed out for some time.


#8

Good to know.

Now, I need to figure out how to have the temperature for the chip displayed in Celsius, while the weather is in Fahrenheit. For hardware, I think in Celsius, and Fahrenheit looks weird, with weather being the reverse.


#9

Setting->Interface->Regional under temprature formats


#10

I don’t think you can set weather and CPU temperature in different units - there is only one global temperature unit setting in Kodi.


#11

Hallo, thanks for the info and your efforts!

Please: can you be a bit more specific about the issues

  • Fix an issue where Kodi could crash when streaming audio via Bluetooth
  • Fix an issue which would prevent BT audio streaming from working correctly

I’m trying to get my BT-Speakers running but failed with bluez-alsa as well as with pulseaudio… Is it now possible to use bluez-alsa (my prefered method) or to get PA running?

best regards!


#12

You still need to use PA. See the A2DP testing thread for more information.

Sam


#13

What did you call low end?


#14

Updated my Vero 2 without any issues, thank you for all the work!


#15

4 posts were split to a new topic: Update breaks USB sound


#19

A post was merged into an existing topic: Update breaks USB sound


#20

This update broke my osmc installation on raspberry pi 2 B. Sad face continuosly. Here is my kodi.log:
17:26:55.207 T:1925970432 NOTICE: special://profile/ is mapped to: special://masterprofile/
17:26:55.207 T:1925970432 NOTICE: -----------------------------------------------------------------------
17:26:55.207 T:1925970432 NOTICE: Starting Kodi (17.6). Platform: Linux ARM (Thumb) 32-bit
17:26:55.207 T:1925970432 NOTICE: Using Release Kodi x32 build (version for Raspberry Pi)
17:26:55.207 T:1925970432 NOTICE: Kodi compiled Apr 3 2018 by GCC 6.3.0 for Linux ARM (Thumb) 32-bit version 4.9.30 (264478)
17:26:55.208 T:1925970432 NOTICE: Running on Open Source Media Center 2018.04-1, kernel: Linux ARM 32-bit version 4.14.34-1-osmc
17:26:55.208 T:1925970432 NOTICE: FFmpeg version/source: ffmpeg-3.1-kodi
17:26:55.208 T:1925970432 NOTICE: Host CPU: ARMv7 Processor rev 5 (v7l), 4 cores available
17:26:55.208 T:1925970432 NOTICE: ARM Features: Neon disabled
17:26:55.208 T:1925970432 NOTICE: special://xbmc/ is mapped to: /usr/share/kodi
17:26:55.208 T:1925970432 NOTICE: special://xbmcbin/ is mapped to: /usr/lib/kodi
17:26:55.208 T:1925970432 NOTICE: special://xbmcbinaddons/ is mapped to: /usr/lib/kodi/addons
17:26:55.208 T:1925970432 NOTICE: special://masterprofile/ is mapped to: /home/osmc/.kodi/userdata
17:26:55.208 T:1925970432 NOTICE: special://envhome/ is mapped to: /home/osmc
17:26:55.208 T:1925970432 NOTICE: special://home/ is mapped to: /home/osmc/.kodi
17:26:55.208 T:1925970432 NOTICE: special://temp/ is mapped to: /home/osmc/.kodi/temp
17:26:55.208 T:1925970432 NOTICE: special://logpath/ is mapped to: /home/osmc/.kodi/temp
17:26:55.208 T:1925970432 NOTICE: The executable running is: /usr/lib/kodi/kodi.bin
17:26:55.208 T:1925970432 NOTICE: Local hostname: osmc
17:26:55.208 T:1925970432 NOTICE: Log File is located: /home/osmc/.kodi/temp//kodi.log
17:26:55.209 T:1925970432 NOTICE: -----------------------------------------------------------------------
17:26:55.219 T:1925970432 ERROR: DBus: Error org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.ServiceUnknown - The name org.freedesktop.UPower was not provided by any .service files
17:26:55.243 T:1925970432 NOTICE: load settings…
17:26:55.366 T:1925970432 NOTICE: Found 2 Lists of Devices
17:26:55.366 T:1925970432 NOTICE: Enumerated PI devices:
17:26:55.366 T:1925970432 NOTICE: Device 1
17:26:55.367 T:1925970432 NOTICE: m_deviceName : HDMI
17:26:55.367 T:1925970432 NOTICE: m_displayName : HDMI
17:26:55.367 T:1925970432 NOTICE: m_displayNameExtra:
17:26:55.367 T:1925970432 NOTICE: m_deviceType : AE_DEVTYPE_HDMI
17:26:55.367 T:1925970432 NOTICE: m_channels : FL,FR
17:26:55.367 T:1925970432 NOTICE: m_sampleRates : 8000,11025,16000,22050,24000,32000,44100,48000,88200,96000,176400,192000
17:26:55.367 T:1925970432 NOTICE: m_dataFormats : AE_FMT_FLOAT,AE_FMT_S32NE,AE_FMT_S16NE,AE_FMT_S32LE,AE_FMT_S16LE,AE_FMT_FLOATP,AE_FMT_S32NEP,AE_FMT_S16NEP,AE_FMT_RAW
17:26:55.367 T:1925970432 NOTICE: m_streamTypes : STREAM_TYPE_AC3,STREAM_TYPE_EAC3,STREAM_TYPE_DTSHD_CORE,STREAM_TYPE_DTS_2048,STREAM_TYPE_DTS_1024,STREAM_TYPE_DTS_512
17:26:55.367 T:1925970432 NOTICE: Device 2
17:26:55.367 T:1925970432 NOTICE: m_deviceName : Analogue
17:26:55.367 T:1925970432 NOTICE: m_displayName : Analogue
17:26:55.367 T:1925970432 NOTICE: m_displayNameExtra:
17:26:55.367 T:1925970432 NOTICE: m_deviceType : AE_DEVTYPE_PCM
17:26:55.368 T:1925970432 NOTICE: m_channels : FL,FR
17:26:55.368 T:1925970432 NOTICE: m_sampleRates : 48000
17:26:55.368 T:1925970432 NOTICE: m_dataFormats : AE_FMT_FLOAT,AE_FMT_S32LE,AE_FMT_S16LE,AE_FMT_FLOATP,AE_FMT_S32NEP,AE_FMT_S16NEP
17:26:55.368 T:1925970432 NOTICE: m_streamTypes : No passthrough capabilities
17:26:55.368 T:1925970432 NOTICE: Device 3
17:26:55.368 T:1925970432 NOTICE: m_deviceName : Both
17:26:55.368 T:1925970432 NOTICE: m_displayName : HDMI and Analogue
17:26:55.368 T:1925970432 NOTICE: m_displayNameExtra:
17:26:55.368 T:1925970432 NOTICE: m_deviceType : AE_DEVTYPE_PCM
17:26:55.368 T:1925970432 NOTICE: m_channels : FL,FR
17:26:55.368 T:1925970432 NOTICE: m_sampleRates : 48000
17:26:55.368 T:1925970432 NOTICE: m_dataFormats : AE_FMT_FLOAT,AE_FMT_S32LE,AE_FMT_S16LE,AE_FMT_FLOATP,AE_FMT_S32NEP,AE_FMT_S16NEP
17:26:55.368 T:1925970432 NOTICE: m_streamTypes : No passthrough capabilities
17:26:55.368 T:1925970432 NOTICE: Enumerated ALSA devices:
17:26:55.368 T:1925970432 NOTICE: Device 1
17:26:55.368 T:1925970432 NOTICE: m_deviceName : @
17:26:55.368 T:1925970432 NOTICE: m_displayName : Default (bcm2835 ALSA bcm2835 ALSA)
17:26:55.368 T:1925970432 NOTICE: m_displayNameExtra:
17:26:55.368 T:1925970432 NOTICE: m_deviceType : AE_DEVTYPE_PCM
17:26:55.369 T:1925970432 NOTICE: m_channels : FL,FR
17:26:55.369 T:1925970432 NOTICE: m_sampleRates : 8000,11025,16000,22050,32000,44100,48000
17:26:55.369 T:1925970432 NOTICE: m_dataFormats : AE_FMT_S16NE,AE_FMT_S16LE,AE_FMT_U8
17:26:55.369 T:1925970432 NOTICE: m_streamTypes : No passthrough capabilities
17:26:55.388 T:1925970432 ERROR: Error loading special://xbmc/system/advancedsettings.xml, Line 0
Error document empty.
17:26:55.389 T:1925970432 NOTICE: No settings file to load (special://masterprofile/advancedsettings.xml)
17:26:55.389 T:1925970432 NOTICE: Default Video Player: VideoPlayer
17:26:55.389 T:1925970432 NOTICE: Default Audio Player: paplayer
17:26:55.389 T:1925970432 NOTICE: Disabled debug logging due to GUI setting. Level 0.
17:26:55.389 T:1925970432 NOTICE: Log level changed to “LOG_LEVEL_NORMAL”
17:26:55.389 T:1925970432 NOTICE: CMediaSourceSettings: loading media sources from special://masterprofile/sources.xml
17:26:55.390 T:1925970432 NOTICE: Loading player core factory settings from special://xbmc/system/playercorefactory.xml.
17:26:55.391 T:1925970432 NOTICE: Loaded playercorefactory configuration
17:26:55.392 T:1925970432 NOTICE: Loading player core factory settings from special://masterprofile/playercorefactory.xml.
17:26:55.392 T:1925970432 NOTICE: special://masterprofile/playercorefactory.xml does not exist. Skipping.
17:26:55.584 T:1925970432 NOTICE: Running database version Addons27
17:26:55.588 T:1925970432 ERROR: ADDONS: manifest missing
17:26:55.588 T:1925970432 ERROR: ADDONS: Failed to read manifest
17:26:55.588 T:1925970432 FATAL: CServiceManager::Init: Unable to start CAddonMgr


#21

Please post full, debug logs in a new thread.

It looks like you may have a problematic add-on. Try moving away your Kodi directory with mv ~/.kodi ~/.kodi-backup and see if OSMC starts.


#23

Hi.
With April update the A2DP Bluetooth problem (ASLA BLUETOOTH) was solved?
thanks. Bye


#24

Yes, we have a working solution now, but it is still experimental.