Posts by S80_UK

    BTW, Intel will be moving the J40xx/41xx and J50xx to EOL per coming October.

    I saw that too - but then I saw that they have a "refresh" range launched late last year...

    Products formerly Gemini Lake Refresh

    And some of those parts are starting to be used in newer products (Odroid H2+, for example) so I wonder whether they may be an option going forwards, unless Intel are pulling the plug on those as well? I may just go for the Asrock board that you have while there's one or two still around.

    x86 fan here... Stlil running Braswell N3060 for the main living room TV, and before that Atom D525 / ION2. For the next upgrade I am only sitting on the fence for waiting for H265 / 4K HDR (no rush for H266 yet, obviously). Maybe J4115 next time round, but I am happy to wait in the meantime.

    The Wikipedia page that the OP linked to says the Xtreamer Ultra uses the Atom D525 - that version of the Atom is 64 bit capable and since it uses ION graphics (but I think the first version) then it shouldwork, based on the report from Klojum, above. If it is the second generation Xtreamer Ultra with the Atom D2700 then that uses later Nvidia graphics and would proably run LE without issues.

    There are both 32bit boxes with Intel graphics only, and 64bit boxes with an Nvidia GPU.

    From here, I cannot tell which one OP's box is.

    I went from the description. I looked up the Veriton VN282G - it has the D525 Atom with ION2 and the D525 is also mentioned by the OP. I have that CPU and graphics on an Asus ITX board (and I know that combination works with current LE), therefore it's highly likely this particular Acer Veriton can also work, even if it's an old platform and perhaps not supported in major updates in the future.

    All I want is for this to be my NAS system It was where I had all of my external hard drives with all my movies and if I wanted to watch a specific movie I would use one of my Android box, go to that named computer pick out my movie and watch. That is all I need from this unit.

    In your first message you implied that you wanted it as a player (moving from the old OpenELEC to LibreELEC). Now you seem to be suggesting a different use case where the player is an Android box of some kind, and the PC is hosting the storage for that player. Depending on the storage type, amount, number of movies, etc, that could require a different approach, and LibreELEC on the Acer box may not be the best way forwards (it's primarily a media player, not a storage manager, after all). For using the Acer box as a NAS you could look at FreeNAS or something (not that I have any experience of it), but given your apaprent lack of experience I would be reluctant to push you in that direction.

    Actually, looking at the specs, the Atom D525 processor is 64 bit capable, and in this machine it is coupled with Nvidia ION2 graphics hardware. On that basis, at least, the hardware is capable of running LibreELEC perfectly well. (I have the same basic platform in my older LE machine.) However, as I read it, you really need someone on the forum to help you through the process. Personally, I genuinely don't have the time (flat out with work and part-time carer). But if successful, you should have a reasonable experience with the harwdare. It is perfectly capable of playing Blu-ray rips, for example.

    Now i am not able to acces my data on my big RAID5 array.

    Why not? If they are both on the same network, just set up a user account on your array and allow LibreELEC to access it using that username and password (it can be read-only if you want to be safe). I don't use RAID5, but I have a 28TB Unraid server sharing media to my network, and LE works with it just fine.


    As for being shocked, I find that strange to say the least. It's a media player, and is very clearly not intended to be a protected mass storage system. Even then too many users expect too many features to be supported by the lowest price hardware they can find. Adding RAID support would only make that problem worse. I think you need to re-adjust your expectations.

    Depending on the Bluetooth latency, this may sound pretty poor. You could easily have the speakers linked via Bluetooth playing their content with a noticeable delay - could be up to a few hundred milliseconds. There are low latency Bluetooth codecs that may help. Having said that, in my view, the effort needed to manage this level of complexity would be hard to justify.

    That processor is relatively old. There is no way it will support HEVC software decoding at 2160p (and it lacks the necessary hardware acceleration). You will be able to play some 4k files using the AVC codec, but nothing ripped from a 4k blu-ray without re-encoding.

    ...it's incredible for a platform focused on media player...

    If by "platform" you refer to Raspberry Pi - that is not focused on being a media player. It is developed by the Raspberry Pi Foundation as an educational tool. It just happens to be able to be used as a media player.


    Maybe some perspective is needed...


    How much did you pay for an AV receiver to decode and play the audio through your speakers...?


    How much did you pay for your speakers...?


    How much did you pay for the Raspberry Pi that you expect to do so much...?


    How much did you pay for the software that you seem to expect to be able to play everything on a very low-cost hardware platform...?


    Too many people (you are not alone, see elsewhere on this thread or on the forum) seem to expect that everything should work just because the developers choose to give their time and effort for free and choose to share the results of their labour with the rest of the world.


    If things don't work, one of the benefits of open source projects is that anyone can contibute. And with LibreELEC, if you can't contribute to development, there are still other ways to help. But as Klojum has said, sometimes the project is also dependent on other things working first, and the developers may have no control over that. This can especially be true when the platform uses silicon where the suppliers do not provide open documentation to all that may need it.

    Just for a test, try moving the bedroom RPi much closer to the living room if possible.

    Strictly speaking, you need to try shortening the distances to the router, since the communication between the devices will always have the router in the middle (unless you set up an ad-hoc network without a router). Moving the Pi in the bedroom won't help if the router is also in the bedroom, for example. Shortening the distances, check for possible interference from other routers (neighbours' networks), rebooting the router, etc. can all help. Many routers have quite poor software which can degrade the router performance over time, and a reboot can help in such cases. If you have an Android device, there are WiFi analyzer apps available to help find less congested spaces in teh WiFi spectrum.

    I think it's possible, because CEC data is merged into A/V data. RPi4B uses a different graphics driver to deal with higher resolutions and two HDMI outs. CEC signals have to be filtered out of the HDMI stream, before CEC adapter can handle it.

    This is almost 100% incorrect... (sorry...)


    CEC data is never part of the AV stream. In fact, CEC is a separate LOW speed interface (actually a bit like a slow I2C bus). It uses a separate line in the cable from the AV data. Most cables will include CEC support, but there are some that do not.


    Info here... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/consumer_electronics_control