Posts by robmcc83

    hello everyone,

    i dont very often come her as i dont very often have any problems with libreelec 8.2.5.

    But im altering the way in which i use it all to suit my needs and im having a hard time trying to mount a 2tb western digital my passport which is plugged into my router which is a bt smart hub.

    firstly i can connect to the drive from my pc using \\\MyPassport this works perfect (i believe i have to do it this way as ive read the smart hub uses smb1.0)

    My phones file manager also see's the drive connected to the router.

    But i cant for the life of me get libreelec to mount it.

    ive followed the wiki but still no joy.

    i hope someone can help me please.

    this code produces the following error which im not quite clear what it means

    1. systemctl status storage-recordings.mount

    storage-mypassport.mount - cifs mount script

    Loaded: loaded (/storage/.config/system.d/storage-mypassport.mount; enabled; vendor preset: disabled)

    Active: failed (Result: exit-code) since Sun 2018-12-23 14:24:01 GMT; 46s ago

    Where: /storage/mypassport

    What: //

    Process: 379 ExecMount=/usr/bin/mount // /storage/mypassport -t cifs -o rw,vers=1.0 (code=exited,


    Mar 24 15:12:22 LibreELEC systemd[1]: Mounting cifs mount script...

    Dec 23 14:24:01 LibreELEC systemd[1]: storage-mypassport.mount: Mount process exited, code=exited status=255

    Dec 23 14:24:01 LibreELEC systemd[1]: Failed to mount cifs mount script.

    Dec 23 14:24:01 LibreELEC systemd[1]: storage-mypassport.mount: Unit entered failed state.

    As you can see i didnt add a username or password as it doesnt require one when i use the shares.

    Thanks in advance


    Ok so I have come to the conclusion that something has changed in libreelec itself making the keymap editor useless now.

    I've followed the wiki to configure my remote. I've successfully done that and assigned a button to another key, now when I do this the button does nothing even though the ir-keytable sees that button as being setup up correctly.

    It will not map through HDMI cec either using keymap editor.

    Now here is how I know something has changed, when I use to use this same pi on my old living room tv last year i use to use keymap editor to change the coloured buttons to info/context menu etc and all worked perfect.

    That old tv is now in the conservatory so I've pulled out a spare sd card, fresh install of libreelec 8.2.5 and only installed keymap editor. By default blue button open photos, so I try and change it to context button like I have in the past. As I press it to map it it appears to have mapped successfully but makes the swoosh noise in the background like it's trying to open photos, so press back couple of times and save. Exit keymap editor and all should work you would think but no blue button still opens photos.

    I've been messing around with this all night and just annoyed that something I always use to setup in the past no longer works, even with the same tv.


    that just looks like alot of jargon lol.

    I thought it would of been easier than that as like I said keymap editor worked using my tv remote through HDMI cec.

    Is there no way I could somehow delete say a file that clears all current key maps then start fresh using the keymap editor.


    hoping someone here can help me with this little problem.

    I want to change what a couple of buttons do on my rc6 mce remote that I use (mainly power button)

    Here's the setup, basically I run a pi3 with libre elec 8.2.5 using with my mce remote. As standard pressing the power button shuts down the pi and the kids and wife always press it not realising thinking they are turning the tv off, then I have to go behind the tv cupboard to unplug and 're plug in the psu for the pi, my pi is hidden at back of tv cupboard so not easily reachable.

    So far I tried using keymap editor add-on from kodi repo as I remembered using that a while ago for a HDMI cec remote for tv.

    But it doesn't work with the mce remote.

    When I navigate through keymap editor to select power off options (so when the power button is pressed it brings power option box up instead) it just turns off my pi when trying to set the button.

    Can anyone shine any light on this problem.



    I'm either really stupid or really really stupid lol but I can't seem to figure out how this webgrabplus works.

    I'm looking for a little help if that's possible please.

    All I have done so far is downloaded the webgrabplus add-on and had a look to see if I can make sense of it myself but I'm not sure I can on this occasion.

    I have a iptv sub and want to use this with the guide.

    So my questions are, what do I actually put in the config file and also do I have to put anything into my m3u file to match these settings within web grab plus.

    Also where would the outputted xmltv file be located with guide info so that i can point simple iptv client to that.

    Sorry if I sound dumb but I really am unsure on this one lol.

    Thanks in advance

    solved it :)

    Just for future reference and anybody else wanting to know.

    I used universal xml scraper, select the option for recalbox (not retropie) and it outputs images and gameslist in your roms directory.

    Copy striaight to your pi libreelec install and everything shows beautifully.

    My next problem is shaders and overlays all seem to cause stuttering, even the ones i use on my retropie build that work fine on there.

    Any ideas why that is.



    so there is no easy way to scrape roms then.

    I have my whole rom collection scraped and backed up on my computer from retropie.

    now if i transfer that over to libreelec they do not shows but if i edit the gamlist.xml and alter the file location it works.

    Surely i do not need to edit every single entry within that xml to match.


    Hi i have just installed gamestarter and there is no sound in emulation station and retroarch.

    So heres the deal. I have a fresh install of libreelec 8.2.5 on my raspberry pi 3.

    Setting it all up with me media etc then getting onto setting up gamestarter.

    I installed emulationstation,retroarch then downloaded all lakka core package from the retroarch menu.

    I then loaded retroarch configured my ps3 controllers to use wireless and back to kodi interface.

    then launched emulation station and noticed no sound, i then launched a rom and also noticed no sound within game either.

    So heres the strange part. i went exited retroarch and emulation station back to kodi, using my tv remote to navigate kodi i got gui sounds but using the ps3 controller to navigate gives me no gui sound, is the normal behaviour and also could anyone point me in the write direction so get the sound working.



    I'm having a hard time getting you new repo to work.

    The old one use to work fine but upon changing my sd card in my pi2 I have started fresh.

    My first problem is it looks like I have to download each core separately which I wish to use. That's fine but I can't find a single n64 core.

    Secondly psx emulation use to work spot on in previous gamestarter version now on the new repo it's very slow fps to a unplayable point.

    Anybody having theses issues or am I doing something wrong.


    I have a SanDisk ultra 32gb.

    I have been out and bought a new one exactly the same as the old one was probably getting a little old anyway.

    Inserting the new one into the laptop and writing le8 to the sd card straight away I noticed that the write speed was faster than the previous sd card. The old one averaged around 8-9 mbs but the new one averaged around 13-mbs so my guess was that the old sd card was getting to old lol.

    Either way it has improved the overall speed now so all is good and thank you so much for all your help.

    I do however have one more question now.

    I have had similar speed decreases on my ssd in my desktop in the past, but a internal secure write zeros using parted magic and a fresh install has always bought it back to life.

    Is there a way this can be done with sd cards.

    I always use sd formatter quick resize option enable before installing le8 on any device. Would a full erase or overwrite erase do the same thing as I have done to my ssd in the past.


    You can always switch to 720p in system/video settings.

    That will prove if the issue is purely resolution dependent, or if something else in the update has caused it.

    The most bizzare thing is I reformatted my pi2 with latest update that I use in the bedroom on the new tv tonight and that is not suffering from the same gui lagging that my pi3 is. To be honest the pi2 is running alot smoother and everything loads quicker than the pi3.

    Not sure What it can be but surely it can only be down to the sd cards so I'm off to buy a new one in the morning.

    strangely it all seems to work as of last night.

    I did however reset my router and disabled a load of rubbish that bt enable as default to see if that was the problem.

    Maybe it was I know the bt smart setup causes problems but I've always disabled that anyway.

    Anyways thank you very much for your help and I can't start enjoying you brilliant add on again now :)


    hi all :)

    Hoping someone here can help me a little here.

    I have a pi 3 with latest le8 on it connected to my old tv which only had 720p hd and everything worked perfect.

    I have now just bought a new tv which is 1080p. I reformatted and reinstalled le8 on my sd for the pi3 as I thought it would be nice to start fresh with new tv :).

    But I have noticed that when navigating through the kodi gui it seems a little stuttering is present and overall the performance just seems a little slower.

    Could this be because it is now running in 1080p.

    I've never touched any settings I always leave everything as default except for adding my mpeg2 licence.

    Could it be that it needs optimising if so what do you guys change to get the best out of the pi3, or is it pretty much optimised already from the word go.

    Thanks in advance


    Thanks for you response very much appreciated.

    which log files do I need to check.

    I know the basics but I'm not a savvy lol.

    My internet connection on the pi is fine it's wired straight to router and last night I was reinstalling all my other add-ons skins etc kept trying your add on every now and then but again still no luck.


    hi just a update on this problem I'm having as I was having a few more tries last night.

    I cannot actually download anything from within the gamestarter addon.

    I have tried v2.8 and 2.9 and I've also tried le8.0.1 and 8.0.2 with none of them combinations working.

    Any help would be very much appreciated