[TESTING] Kodi 18 (Leia) builds for Vero 2 & 4K

You are talking about Kodi or?

Yes leia version, when can we expect an update ?

Sam already answered that in another thread, and if he’s going to have to answer this question again and again, releasing stable OSMC Leia will take him forever.

Sorry for this, I through this topic was the primary discussion for leia / vero.

Nope, this one’s about testing gmc’s builds.

Don’t think there is an official Leia thread yet but Sam answers the question here

There are still some bugs and patches we need to apply to the builds. Last thing we want to do it release a version which everyone will upgrade to and then have issues.

Nightlies will still continue until the official OSMC Leia is released after which nighlies will then bump to the 18.1 or later branch.

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17.8-406, 30 Jan 2019: Based off OSMC commit (5d60806fc) and xbmc (d81c34c4)

OSMC Skin 17.9.3-34

  • Improvements & bug fixes

XBMC:

  • bump to v18.0 final (PR:15208, 1 commit, 2 files changed)
  • [games] Fix crash in PCSX ReARMed with BIOS (PR:14924, 1 commit, 1 file changed)

Note: While this is a bump to Kodi 18 final its not the official OSMC stable release. There will be a few more tweaks and patches and when Sam and team are happy its stable enough will be released to everyone.

Includes latest addons: inputstream.adaptive (7688bb8, +1), inputstream.rtmp (ce7f559), peripheral.joystick (1f4225a), peripheral.xarcade (f09a0e7), pvr.argustv (83aa1e9), pvr.demo (964686d), pvr.dvblink (4ae42fe), pvr.dvbviewer(1ff63d4, +1), pvr.filmon (e850633), pvr.hdhomerun (a9d7309), pvr.hts (245df75, +4), pvr.iptvsimple (73feb2f, +3), pvr.mediaportal.tvserver (30c80ac, +1), pvr.mythtv (961d35e, +1), pvr.nextpvr (78c6633, +1), pvr.njoy (4467cac), pvr.octonet (203f800), pvr.pctv (b60b971), pvr.stalker (d0170c5), pvr.teleboy (1956113), pvr.vbox (ea20464), pvr.vdr.vnsi (cbb75ab), pvr.vuplus (bb6babc, +15), pvr.wmc (2697409), pvr.zattoo (ef6279f, +1), vfs.libarchive (6d39012), vfs.rar (0f56401), vfs.sftp (6749200)

Note: While this is a bump to Kodi 18 final its not the official OSMC stable release. There will be a few more tweaks and patches and when Sam and team are happy its stable enough will be released to everyone.

Understood. Keep up the good work OSMC team!

Is there a recommended way to switch from nightly back to stable once Leia has been released on OSMC?

You can just edit the sources.list and comment out/delete the gmc-18 line

Thanks. Assumed it was as simple but wanted to double-check. Been happy with your builds as I really wanted to play around with the Netflix and Amazon plugins. But now there is going to be an official release it’s time to say goodbye. Unless 19.x will deliver some goodies I can’t wait for… :rofl:

17.8-407, 30 Jan 2019: Based off OSMC commit (c82a301cf7) and xbmc (6cce8377d)

OSMC Skin
Version 17.9.3-35

  • Game OSD fixes

Version 17.9.3-36

  • Bug fixes

XBMC:

  • bump to v18.1 RC1 (PR:15352, 1 commit, 2 files changed)
  • [Estuary] videoinfo - add movieset button (PR:15328, 1 commit, 2 files changed)
  • [Estuary] make mediainfo list focusable (PR:15327, 1 commit, 2 files changed)
  • [Estouchy] cosmetic fixes (PR:15342, 1 commit, 10 files changed)
    *][fix] logical or operation (PR:15362, 1 commit, 2 files changed)

pvr.mythtv:

  • sync upstream cppmyth (e8b9af8)
  • sync upstream cppmyth (a2aa582)

pvr.zattoo:

  • Cleanup (PR:34, 4 commits, 30 files changed)

Includes latest addons: inputstream.adaptive (7688bb8, +1), inputstream.rtmp (ce7f559), peripheral.joystick (1f4225a), peripheral.xarcade (f09a0e7), pvr.argustv (83aa1e9), pvr.demo (964686d), pvr.dvblink (4ae42fe), pvr.dvbviewer(1ff63d4, +1), pvr.filmon (e850633), pvr.hdhomerun (a9d7309), pvr.hts (245df75, +4), pvr.iptvsimple (73feb2f, +3), pvr.mediaportal.tvserver (30c80ac, +1), pvr.mythtv (961d35e, +1), pvr.nextpvr (78c6633, +1), pvr.njoy (4467cac), pvr.octonet (203f800), pvr.pctv (b60b971), pvr.stalker (d0170c5), pvr.teleboy (1956113), pvr.vbox (ea20464), pvr.vdr.vnsi (cbb75ab), pvr.vuplus (bb6babc, +15), pvr.wmc (2697409), pvr.zattoo (ef6279f, +1), vfs.libarchive (6d39012), vfs.rar (0f56401), vfs.sftp (6749200)

As stated a month ago, the problem with not working audio passtrough for Dolby Digital Plus (maybe also others as well, but not all) on the Vero4k is still present.
I tried all kinds of different settings, they all don’t matter. I can still play it with PCM (no passtrough).
My AVR is a Pioneer VSX-923 and it works until build nr 345. Since then I tested about every week a new build and it is still there. 344 works as well, 346 and 347 are builds that crash, and build 348 has the audio problems. After every test I just reverted back to build 345 and it worked again.

http://paste.osmc.tv/uhezebotoj

Does it work with the current v17 build?

no. last test was with 17.8-407 about 18hours ago. I only see 406 here but thats what apt/history.log tells me.

I think you better start a sepperate topic related to the sound issue, since I haven’t seen anyone else with only DD+ issues.

Post a debug log with it as well, there should be topic about all the usefull info to help troubleshooting somewhere in support (couldn’t find any pinned topic about it, else I would have linked it).

It feels strange no one else has that problem, I have a pretty standard setup.

I’ll open a seperate topic. (I posted the log already btw. )

Has anyone else tried time shifting in tvheadend (pvr.hts) on the Vero 4k+ using these test builds?

I’m finding that if I’m watching TV and hit the “Step Back” (left) button a few times, then the picture goes extremely juddery. It’s extremely easy to reproduce for me… happens every time.

I can stop the juddering by hitting pause, waiting a few seconds, then hitting play; so I can use this as a workaround in the meantime.

Timeshift is fine on other clients in my setup, when accessing the same TVheadend 4.2.5 server, those clients do not have this problem:

  • Generic HTPC running Kodi 17.6 under LibreELEC 8.2.5
  • RPI3 running Kodi 17.6 under LibreELEC 8.2.5

I wonder if this is one of those things that will improve when all patches etc. have been merged, as part of working towards the “Official” v18 builds?

I didn’t even know that was possible! You mean expected behaviour is to timeshift to an earlier point in the stream?

Yes it’s configurable in the TVHeadend backend. Here are the settings I use. I’ve adjusted these over time and find that for my server, these are the most optimal settings.

That’s correct, when timeshift is enabled then it should be possible to timeshift to an earlier point in the stream.

Just to re-iterate, it does timeshift but playback goes extremely stuttery. The stuttering can be corrected by hitting pause, waiting a couple of seconds, then hitting play.

It only seems to go stuttery if I step back whilst live tv is in operation (note: I’m using step back not rewind, as I know rewind is pretty broken).

Happy to open a new thread on this with logs if that’d be best… Just wanted to see first whether other TVheadend users using the Leia builds have tried this, and what success they’ve had.

Note: I did not have this problem on the Vero4K+ when running Krypton stable 17.6. But had other problems (hence why I’ve moved early to Leia): https://discourse.osmc.tv/t/problems-with-livetv-stuttering-on-vero-4k