[TESTING] Kodi 17 (Krypton) Beta Builds for all platforms

I noticed some situations last night in my testing where video is not accelerated by hardware, so I’ll take a look at that shortly and rebuild when necessary.

You may have also missed it but there are now settings on when to enable hardware acceleration that may need adjusting as well.

All some of the perks in running beta software :slight_smile:

I’ll post when a new build is updated.



Thanks for reply - I do find running Beta software helps me learn where I am especially ignorant!

I thought I had found the relevant settings under settings/player/video and checked that ‘enable amcodec’ was on, then the settings for HW acceleration could be put to ‘always on’ for MPG2, MP4 and H264

That’s correct – although you’ll see MPEG2 (probably what’s in your .TS files), is only for HD by default.

I’ll look at things today and update you. There are a few other improvements I want to get in for all platforms anyway.



The install took about half an hour, but finally it completed.
PVR had to be re-enabled, rest seems to work after 2 hours of use

Created a new build on a test card for my RPi 1 so will test over the weekend and see how it performs. Used the Pi1 on the basis that if it works ok there then the Pi2 will be fine. Be interesting to see the Partner Acceptance Factor of the Estuary skin too. :slight_smile:

1080p ISO and 1080p MKV (on the Vero 2) are all now very slow / stuttering / buffering

REALLY looking forward to being able to use an OSMC skin again, with my custom home screen mappings.

Channel next now switches the TV’s source rather than skipping forward a chapter

Please see: DVD.ISO Menu Regression - #3 by sam_nazarko

can someone confirm gui settings changes are not getting saved to guisettings.xml ?
so when i restart kodi, i lost my chnges.
Tested creating a favorite and it saved instantly. So no permission issue

I’m having the same problem, if I remove the live tv/radio menus they come back at the next boot. I believe this is already being worked on though.

Hmm … for me lot of other settings are lost after reboot - like Audio Passthrough, default language/subtitles etc …
Because it’s beta I can’t use Polish language, but it’s not a problem.

Plus - new CEC library allows “press and hold” arrow keys so i can scroll through lists faster …
Minus - CEC/Arc is still greedy … when I switch source from OSMC to TV, Kodi immediately forces HDMI2 instead of ARC, and turning TV on after StandBy … but it was like this on Kodi 15/16 as well …

My user data was causing kodi to crash when i moved my user folder kodi started properlly.

I believe it could be due to tvheadend. I cannot start the addon.

I get this when i enable the addon. Error addon couldn’t be loaded, cannot find share library

Please remember what we need from you to debug any issues.


mm in the log i only get.

21:58:03 5082.959473 T:1958174720 ERROR: UpdateAddons - failed to create add-on Tvheadend HTSP Client, status = 6

as per https://github.com/kodi-pvr/pvr.hts/issues/18

this is my output

ldd -r /usr/lib/kodi/addons/pvr.hts/pvr.hts.so
linux-vdso.so.1 (0x7efbc000)
/usr/lib/libarmmem.so (0x76eef000)
libpthread.so.0 => /lib/arm-linux-gnueabihf/libpthread.so.0 (0x76ebd000)
libstdc++.so.6 => /usr/lib/arm-linux-gnueabihf/libstdc++.so.6 (0x76e06000)
libm.so.6 => /lib/arm-linux-gnueabihf/libm.so.6 (0x76d92000)
libgcc_s.so.1 => /lib/arm-linux-gnueabihf/libgcc_s.so.1 (0x76d69000)
libc.so.6 => /lib/arm-linux-gnueabihf/libc.so.6 (0x76c79000)
/lib/ld-linux-armhf.so.3 (0x54ba4000)
undefined symbol: dlsym (/usr/lib/kodi/addons/pvr.hts/pvr.hts.so)
undefined symbol: dlerror (/usr/lib/kodi/addons/pvr.hts/pvr.hts.so)
undefined symbol: dlopen (/usr/lib/kodi/addons/pvr.hts/pvr.hts.so)
undefined symbol: dlclose (/usr/lib/kodi/addons/pvr.hts/pvr.hts.so)

Got following error upgrading from GMC test builds.

E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

It happens shortly after

packing rbp2-mediacenter-osmc (16.9.0-2) over (16.8-164) .

Can debug logs be enabled during installation?

TV<=ARC=>Soundbar (with 2HDMI)<=Pi OSMC

For my issue:

  1. Enabled Debug
  2. Restart OSMC
  3. Go to Movies
  4. Play a movie for few secs
  5. Stop movie (go to list)
  6. Switch HDMI source from OSMC to TV
  7. I see ARC on soundbar for 1-2s and then HDMI2 is forced by Pi
  8. Go back to OSMC …
  9. Turn off Logging
  10. http://paste.osmc.io/iqerosebup

PS. When switching to TV source I see the picture, but soundbar is showing HDMI2 as source (not ARC) … even if i’ll try to force ARC from soundbar remote it least for 2-3s and again Kodi is forcing HDMI2 …


You were right. It was a skin issue and renaming .kodi got things to run (obviously, I lost my libraries and settings).

I am not really clear what you mean here. I followed your instructions above, which specified dist-upgrade. Did those instructions assume a full Debian upgrade first? I am happy to do the full upgrade you mentioned, just not sure on the details.

I was using a (very lightly) modified version of the OSMC skin. Is the original OSMC skin not supported, or would it have been my modifications that broke things?

I have the same problem, kodi don’t save configurations, and my kodi.log only say this about it

14:33:53 96.178040 T:1959247872 WARNING: JSONRPC: Could not parse type “Setting.Details.SettingList”
14:33:54 96.284264 T:1959247872 ERROR: JSONRPC: Unable to parse JSON Schema definition for “”
14:33:54 96.284500 T:1959247872 ERROR: JSONRPC: Invalid JSON Schema definition for method “”

These entries are present in all builds and have nothing to do with the issue you experience. Always provide complete and debug enabled logs.

Have you reason

I find this

14:33:36 79.053268 T:1686893552 WARNING: CSkinInfo: failed to load skin settings

To get a better understanding of the problem you are experiencing we need more information, including logs from you. Our wiki contains detailed steps for providing the relevant info we need to help you.


thanks, I try it