[TESTING] Linux 4.9 kernel and improved video stack for Vero 4K / 4K +

It’s possible you ran nano but not ‘sudo nano’

For most problems we don’t have an issue giving people detailed instructions to accomplish most tasks. It is just for some things we feel it best to not post things that make it easy for someone to cause themselves issues unless they know what they are getting into. This isn’t about you specifically, it is about a barrier for the community as a whole. Most people should not be running a testing build, and if they were it would prove a support nightmare. If you wanted to dive more into how to work with OSMC at a lower level you would just need to learn some basic Linux.

oh, I get it now. I have no idea about nano vs sudo nano. seen a lot of threads with scripts that start with sudo

Keep us posted.

3d ISOs playing off an external HDD with no prob. even tested some 4k titles. setting up audio took some fumbling around. still have a world of configurations to work on. thanks. that’s what i needed. the rest I should be able to figure out by reading through the forums.
I’m taking that playing from blu ray menu doesn’t work 2nd to the java issue. don’t really care as long is i can watch movies in 3d and hear audio i’m fine with that. now I have to work on sharing on my network. I’m using a windows 10 pc with multiple hard drives attached. Read somewhere that I have to set osmc to smb1 when using windows home. I do have windows pro but not on that old PC. Ill figure it out from the threads. thanks a mil sam.

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Have you seen: Audio hardware and software configuration for audio?

Blu ray menus will work if they are non BD-J.
You can still watch the films though.

No need to set SMBv1 with Windows, unless you are trying to use browsing.
If you can enter IP and share name directly, you’ll be fine. See File sharing with a NAS, media server, windows share or other device.

If you have any questions just open a new thread and we will be glad to help



Hi Sam. Tried to update and left the Vero running. When I came back I got the message unable to connect to update server. After clicking OK, I got a prompt asking me if I want to exit to install update. I clicked Yes and it’s been a slow update. Is it normal to have a timer on screen? Pls see photo uploaded.

It spikes up to 2 hours and then goes down to 30 mins. And seems to be very slow. At 2% so far

All good. Updated properly. Thanks.

Now that is easy, thanks! Please consider updating your starting post for the updateprocess.

Another question: how can I show the MaxFALL and MaxCLL values from Vero? Longpressing the i-button on the remote does not give me the information.

We will not be doing so for all the reasons sam mentioned a few posts before…

You can check that via the system journal

Kernel has been updated again with more playback fixes.

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I installed an HDFury Integral2 and it shows that there is no metadata sent. Both MaxFALL and MaxCLL are on 0.

Any idea about this one, guys?

Could I ask a question about the 4.9 kernel, when it’s out, will it support the Dual-hd tuner stick as referenced in this post? Hauppauge DualHD not found on Vero4K - #49 by KickerTom

AFAIK it should, I sent the patches to Sam for integration, but I haven’t had the time to test the 4.9 build yet, sorry.

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Please post some logs.


I haven’t updated in a while. I’m still on Kodi 17.6. I’ve been maintaining a separate device for 3D movies for quite some time. From the sounds of things it sounds like 3D is basically there. My question is if I update via the hotfix posted a day ago will my settings still be saved? Will the fstab setup still be there and kodi settings the same? Also is there any issue going from 17.6 to 18.6? If I upodate I plan to stick with this one for a while as it sounds pretty stable. Any issues with my approach?

Hi @sam_nazarko. I ran into 2 bugs.

  1. On reboot/restart, the USB drive wasn’t mounted. This is not consistent. Sometimes it would mount, sometimes it won’t. I caught it and included it in the log below.

  2. Played an MKV and it was stuck at buffering. See attached photo.

    Video was 30+ seconds short, it played indefinitely until I stopped it at 40+ seconds.
    Log - https://paste.osmc.tv/uzikarenod
    Video - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1tAzmdnkrv5zIB5adfAe2EmQ9G2gyyO8K/view?usp=sharing
    Media info

Unique ID : 38015792481946129765145421216624949069 (0x1C9993478520FBE08867629CB630374D)
Complete name : AGT.mkv
Format : Matroska
Format version : Version 4
File size : 10.4 MiB
Duration : 33 s 634 ms
Overall bit rate : 2 596 kb/s
Encoded date : UTC 2020-04-17 15:18:14
Writing application : mkvmerge v45.0.0 (‘Heaven in Pennies’) 64-bit
Writing library : libebml v1.3.10 + libmatroska v1.5.2

ID : 1
Format : AVC
Format/Info : Advanced Video Codec
Format profile : High@L3.1
Format settings : CABAC / 5 Ref Frames
Format settings, CABAC : Yes
Format settings, ReFrames : 5 frames
Duration : 32 s 32 ms
Bit rate : 2 466 kb/s
Width : 1 280 pixels
Height : 720 pixels
Display aspect ratio : 16:9
Frame rate mode : Constant
Frame rate : 29.970 (30000/1001) FPS
Color space : YUV
Chroma subsampling : 4:2:0
Bit depth : 8 bits
Scan type : Progressive
Bits/(Pixel*Frame) : 0.089
Stream size : 9.42 MiB (90%)
Default : Yes
Forced : No

ID : 2
Format : E-AC-3
Format/Info : Enhanced AC-3
Commercial name : Dolby Digital Plus
Codec ID : A_EAC3
Duration : 32 s 32 ms
Bit rate mode : Constant
Bit rate : 256 kb/s
Channel(s) : 6 channels
Channel layout : L R C LFE Ls Rs
Sampling rate : 48.0 kHz
Frame rate : 31.250 FPS (1536 SPF)
Compression mode : Lossy
Stream size : 1 001 KiB (9%)
Service kind : Complete Main
Default : Yes
Forced : No

ID : 3
Format : UTF-8
Codec ID : S_TEXT/UTF8
Codec ID/Info : UTF-8 Plain Text
Duration : 30 s 197 ms
Bit rate : 105 b/s
Count of elements : 15
Stream size : 397 Bytes (0%)
Language : English
Default : No
Forced : No