[8.0.2e] LibreELEC 8.0 for S905/S905X


  • 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


    Please try it and tell us, I don't have any device with SATA port and can't tell you whether it'll work.


  • I find these problems are almost always solved by enabling the "wait for network" setting in the LibreELEC add-on. Basically Kodi loads the libraries before it can talk to the mySQL DB and then it all goes wrong.


  • I hooked up an harddrive to the Sata port on my box, but it does not power-up. So I don't think the port is addressed by LibreElec.
    If it was, at least there should be power to the drive.


    It would be nice to get external drive support in LibreElec.


    I don't have a box with SATA port. I'll email Tronsmart and ask what's needed to support SATA port.

    Edited once, last by kszaq ().


  • Changelog:

    • use standard advancedsettings.xml from LE (includes 175ms audio delay for ~24fps videos)


    Do we need the above .xml that was added in the latest 7.0.3.012 release?
    I usually don't notice audio synch issues but the other day I was watching an action movie with multichannel AAC audio and the gun shots were certainly out of sync :)

    Running kszaq's LibreELEC 8.2.2.3 and adamg's LibreELEC 9.x 1.0.6 on Cooleme MB1 (S905X - 2GB/8GB)

  • That SATA is most likely some usb2sata bridge, as the SoC has no native interface, as far as I know. Could you boot Libreelec, connect with ssh and type "lsusb" with a sata disc connected?


    Edit: Found it, apparently it's a JMicron JM20329 USB 2.0 to SATA bridge. See Tronsmart Vega S95 Telos TV Box Unboxing and Teardown

    Wetek Hub: LibreElec 8.2.3.1 (Philips 42PFL8404)
    MK808B+: LibreElec 7.0.2.7 (Samsung UE55H6270)
    OTT MXQ Pro 4k (S905): LibreElec 7.0.3.12k (Denon X1200W, 7.1, LG PF1500G)
    AKASO HM8 (S905X): CoreElec 9.0 dev build, Acer Revo 3610: Milhouse test

    Edited once, last by mmpp ().

  • I noticed movies with subtitles little stutter when new text subtitled to screen.
    Other's noticed this too?
    I don't know with log it can I show?

  • Depending on the type of subtitle, it has to be rendered as a graphic to be displayed. As I wrote before, especially with subtitles in ASS format (which allows for a lot of effects, colors and other fluff) this will lead to CPU usage spikes that interfere with the video rendering. It is very easy to notice with software decoded videos, but can also be seen with hardware decoding. You can try downloading subtitles in other formats for your files and check if it gets better.


    In my opinion, the root cause for this is that kodi apparently uses just-in-time rendering for the subtitles. This is no problem on PCs with lots of CPU power, but the arm SoCs do not have much power to spare. Pre-rendering subtitles in advance could help with the spikes, but would delay the start of video playback and is most likely a significant change in the kodi player code.

    Wetek Hub: LibreElec 8.2.3.1 (Philips 42PFL8404)
    MK808B+: LibreElec 7.0.2.7 (Samsung UE55H6270)
    OTT MXQ Pro 4k (S905): LibreElec 7.0.3.12k (Denon X1200W, 7.1, LG PF1500G)
    AKASO HM8 (S905X): CoreElec 9.0 dev build, Acer Revo 3610: Milhouse test

  • Thanks for this one, i tried this one before, but no USB or wifi with this DTB (ETH and remote working).
    I was able to install to NAND, but when i power on, the screen remains black.
    still able to boot on the SD card


    Anyone with a solution?
    Thanks!


  • Depending on the type of subtitle, it has to be rendered as a graphic to be displayed. As I wrote before, especially with subtitles in ASS format (which allows for a lot of effects, colors and other fluff) this will lead to CPU usage spikes that interfere with the video rendering. It is very easy to notice with software decoded videos, but can also be seen with hardware decoding. You can try downloading subtitles in other formats for your files and check if it gets better.


    In my opinion, the root cause for this is that kodi apparently uses just-in-time rendering for the subtitles. This is no problem on PCs with lots of CPU power, but the arm SoCs do not have much power to spare. Pre-rendering subtitles in advance could help with the spikes, but would delay the start of video playback and is most likely a significant change in the kodi player code.


    I noticed with movie MKV with srt subtitle mixed in.
    and with libreelec 7.0.2.12h I isn't see this problem, just with LE8 beta


  • Depending on the type of subtitle, it has to be rendered as a graphic to be displayed. As I wrote before, especially with subtitles in ASS format (which allows for a lot of effects, colors and other fluff) this will lead to CPU usage spikes that interfere with the video rendering. It is very easy to notice with software decoded videos, but can also be seen with hardware decoding. You can try downloading subtitles in other formats for your files and check if it gets better.


    In my opinion, the root cause for this is that kodi apparently uses just-in-time rendering for the subtitles. This is no problem on PCs with lots of CPU power, but the arm SoCs do not have much power to spare. Pre-rendering subtitles in advance could help with the spikes, but would delay the start of video playback and is most likely a significant change in the kodi player code.


    It sounds wierd that a CPU+GPU which can run Android and even can render 3d play games cannot jump this level.
    Some deep changes in the player core cause lots of problem here in Krypton.
    eg.
    I noticed with an iptv stream seems played correctly but the info overlay shows an alternating frame rate between 24 an 23.976.
    Also I noticed the passthrough somehow not send the propriate mode to the receiver as Jarvis did. In former version when played any digital format sound switched the receiver to the correct mode, it displayed the mode name (pioneer scrolls the name thru the display) but in this build it happens I have to change the receivers mode or when it switch it to the correct mode it displays the text for a short moment only than erase that immediately but finally stays in that digital mode. It seems if the pt signal is not standard or corrupted somehow...

  • Hi All, I have some problem with a MXQ pro 4K box.
    I installed the last version on SD with restart & upgrade method because the box don't have a reset button. All is ok, libreelec is installed.
    But I tried many device trees and wifi don't work. Tried gxbb_p200_1G_mxq_pro_4k.dtb, gxbb_p201.dtb, gxbb_p200_1G_100M.dtb.
    No way.
    Wired is working.
    USBs are all working.
    Beside, another problem is that the box don't go on with remote, I need to disconnect and connect power.
    Someone can help me?

  • I use LE 7.0 on 2 Beelink MiniMXIII (S905/2GB RAM/16GB ROM/1G Ethernet) and it works great.
    I decided to have a look to 7.95-beta6 on USB (using gxbb_p200_2G_1Gbit.dtb from 7.0.3).


    As I have no ethernet, I should stick on wifi but it seems quite unstable.
    Anyone with MiniMXIII succeed with 7.95-beta6 ?

    Odroid C2 (LE 8.1.0), Beelink Minix 2G/16G (LE 8.0.2a)


  • I use LE 7.0 on 2 Beelink MiniMXIII (S905/2GB RAM/16GB ROM/1G Ethernet) and it works great.
    I decided to have a look to 7.95-beta6 on USB (using gxbb_p200_2G_1Gbit.dtb from 7.0.3).


    As I have no ethernet, I should stick on wifi but it seems quite unstable.
    Anyone with MiniMXIII succeed with 7.95-beta6 ?


    Yep, it works great for me (eth + wifi), Beelink MiniMXIII has RealtekWIFI, maybe try with that: gxbb_p200_2G_1Gbit_RealtekWiFi.dtb

  • Yep, it works great for me (eth + wifi), Beelink MiniMXIII has RealtekWIFI, maybe try with that: gxbb_p200_2G_1Gbit_RealtekWiFi.dtb


    Seems better now


    Paithan, Did you flash it internally ? Any special advices ?

    Odroid C2 (LE 8.1.0), Beelink Minix 2G/16G (LE 8.0.2a)

  • Seems better now


    Paithan, Did you flash it internally ? Any special advices ?


    Yep, no problem at all now.
    I had issues but it was not related with LE/Kodi.
    You can installtointernal, have fun

  • Yep, no problem at all now.
    I had issues but it was not related with LE/Kodi.
    You can installtointernal, have fun


    I did installtointernal for LE 7.0, is it ok to do it a second time ?

    Odroid C2 (LE 8.1.0), Beelink Minix 2G/16G (LE 8.0.2a)