[8.0.2e] LibreELEC 8.0 for S905/S905X

  • The fix is huge in terms of modified code and I know very little about how VideoPlayer works. We should leave it to professionals, I'll ask in the PR for backport.



    Apparently this is a known Kodi issue, supposedly a PR is in for mainstream. See HERE


    I haven't looked for the PR mentioned yet, but apparently v17 final was pushed out with this flaw as a result of a VideoPlayer rollback at the last minute, so not expecting the fix to show up overnight.

    Tomato X96 s905x 2G/16G - 8.0.1i
    OTT MXQ s805 1G/8G - HD18Q.arm-7.0.3.2
    MythTV Backend w/HDhomerun PRIME


  • Apparently this is a known Kodi issue, supposedly a PR is in for mainstream. See HERE


    I haven't looked for the PR mentioned yet, but apparently v17 final was pushed out with this flaw as a result of a VideoPlayer rollback at the last minute, so not expecting the fix to show up overnight.


    I'll add a backport to test for the next build but I'm not going to PR this to Kodi repo as I can't fully test it.

  • Not sure if this is an issue with this build or just Kodi but my box is freezing when I attempt to play things through the TV shows or Movies menus. It works fine when playing through the Videos menu and actually navigating to the file. I'm using CIFS system mounts (/storage/.config/system.d) rather than the Kodi SMB implementation as I get buffering with that. Only way to get it back is to pull the power. Any ideas? I've tried deleting the sources and adding them again.


  • I'll add a backport to test for the next build but I'm not going to PR this to Kodi repo as I can't fully test it.


    That would be great, I can help with the testing. I use that feature a lot.


    I wouldn't waste a bunch of time on it as I expect it will show up on the next kodi 17 bug fix release. It affects recordings from any and all pvr addons so there will be a bunch of noise over at the kodi camp.

    Tomato X96 s905x 2G/16G - 8.0.1i
    OTT MXQ s805 1G/8G - HD18Q.arm-7.0.3.2
    MythTV Backend w/HDhomerun PRIME

  • why this happens on libreelec? It happens when playing videos with res 1280 or higher.
    Lower resolution is fine!
    it's fine on my computer.


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  • why this happens on libreelec? It happens when playing videos with res 1280 or higher.
    Lower resolution is fine!
    it's fine on my computer.




    Have you tried a different HDMI cable? I started getting that and changing the cable fixed it. No idea why but it worked. What's weirder was that the UI is in the right position, just the video is off.

    Devices: Mecool KI Pro S905D & Beelink MiniMX III 2G/16G S905.

  • Have you tried a different HDMI cable? I started getting that and changing the cable fixed it. No idea why but it worked. What's weirder was that the UI is in the right position, just the video is off.



    And that last part indicates that it can't really be the cable itself. Changing it just triggered something else.


    I also had the problem once, changing resolutions back and forth fixed it for me.

    Nexbox A95x (S905X) running kszaq's LE 8.1.10 build

  • And that last part indicates that it can't really be the cable itself. Changing it just triggered something else.


    I also had the problem once, changing resolutions back and forth fixed it for me.


    Did you find the box had started booting up in 720p instead of 1080p? On mine it was and on a fresh install of LibreELEC it was defaulting to 720p. It seemed like the EDID info wasn't being communicated or something equally strange.

    Devices: Mecool KI Pro S905D & Beelink MiniMX III 2G/16G S905.

  • And that last part indicates that it can't really be the cable itself. Changing it just triggered something else.


    I also had the problem once, changing resolutions back and forth fixed it for me.


    Changing the resolution back and forth fixed!
    Thank you

  • And that last part indicates that it can't really be the cable itself. Changing it just triggered something else.


    I also had the problem once, changing resolutions back and forth fixed it for me.



    That makes sense, the video itself isn't downscaling to the screen's native resolution. If toggling resolutions doesn't reset it, then something in the code or the settings that's keeping the video in it's original size.


    Annnnd, ummm.... there's a working Netflix solution out there :huh: I just cancelled my plan :( If I can get 1080p in LE, i'll sign back up :D

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  • Did you find the box had started booting up in 720p instead of 1080p? On mine it was and on a fresh install of LibreELEC it was defaulting to 720p. It seemed like the EDID info wasn't being communicated or something equally strange.


    Edid never got correctly identified since my box boots faster than my TV. I had to use edid hack to get LE to boot to 1080. uboot (? the nexbox splash screen) always was 720p.


    Come to think of it, I never had the problem since setting "fw_setenv hdmimode 1080p50hz; fw_setenv outputmode 1080p50hz" (and uboot is 1080 now). Note that this is very inconclusive since I only had the problem once before.

    Nexbox A95x (S905X) running kszaq's LE 8.1.10 build

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  • I have 3 boxes running LE builds from kszaq, using a mysql database running on a windows PC. Recently I upgraded from LE7 to LE8 without any problem with mysql. I remember having network problems with some boxes that resulted in empty databases. You can check this post thread-1349-post-9962.html#pid9962.


    Thank you!
    At libreelec/network settings wait for network before start kodi set to active helped me!


  • Hi.
    You can add kernel support for the Bluetooth adapter ID 0a12:0001?
    In Linux it works without problems.


    What's the problem? I have two of those working fine with s805 7.0.3.3x and s905x 7.0.3.012h/7.95-beta6.

    Tomato X96 s905x 2G/16G - 8.0.1i
    OTT MXQ s805 1G/8G - HD18Q.arm-7.0.3.2
    MythTV Backend w/HDhomerun PRIME

  • Ssarava,


    Many thanks. It seems to work now. I'm not a Kodi master and don't know all the features of kodi.


    Thanks again.

    Have you tried CEC in peripherals under settings-->System-->Input
    there you can change the settings not to switch off Kodi when powering off TV

  • Hi I have a question.


    My Tronsmart S95 Vega Telos has the option to connect an external Sata Harddrive.
    Is there an option to enable this in LibreElec?


    Thanks