Posts by robmcc83

    Thank you, robmcc83 I got it playing SNES roms via AEL/Retroplayer. The whole process was confusing, at least for a newbie like me who's missing a lot of context.

    Also had to mess around for a bit to get my no-name PS3 compatible controller to work correctly in-game. Not that it works flawlessly with the LE interface either...

    No artwork for now, as it's looking to take too much effort.

    I'll see about geting the PSX roms to work, this one has the added complication of having to supply as bios as well..

    Ok so regarding the bios this to is also simple.

    I use gamestarter repo with retroarch and this is how I do it.

    I use lakka website for reference of which bioses I need for the systems I use just Google lakka bioses. The version of retroarch in lakka is the one that is compiled for our gamestarter repo.

    Now all you have to do is get hold of the bioses the lakka recommends again Google will help with this.

    Then over samba or sftp/FTP login into your libreelec, From there your looking for directory /storage/emulators.

    If you have already loaded up retroarch it will have created 3 folders. bios,roms and saves.

    Just copy the bios files you have obtained from the internet to the bios folder and that's it :) happy psx gaming.

    The internet archive game launcher is pretty straight forward. You pick a game and as default it will download and launch the rom with Kodi retroplayer.

    If you go into the settings of IAGL you can choose a external launcher, choose gamestarter (if you installed retroarch from that repo) and then select your system folder which is the folder with bios files in.

    Then on the left hand side if you go down a couple of times you will see a setup wizard, run that and it will be configured to run with the retroarch.

    Retroplayer will get you started as Mario77 suggested but in my experience PlayStation games are choppy on retroplayer but retroarch they are almost flawless for most.

    another way you could do it would be to use internet archive emulator launcher from a repo by the name of zachmorris.

    This add-on works really well, it has many of games on it and will work with the new Kodi retroplayer or retroarch from the gamestarter repo.

    It will download a rom as you need it and delete it after, this saves space but if space isn't a issue you can have it download a rom permanently to save keep downloading your favourites.

    Google and YouTube are your best friends for setting any of these up.

    If you get stuck give us a shout :)

    Further more to this problem just incase anybody else gets this.

    With a freshly formatted ext4 external hard drive, the first time you connect it to libreelec there is constant hard drive activity for approx 4 hours on a 2tb external hard drive.

    I can only assume Linux does some sort of scan of the drive when a new formatted drive is mounted.

    The same happens when using a Linux distro on my home computer only it only takes 10 minutes to do the same.

    So conclusion is use a computer before hand to setup the hard drive with Linux, if this is not possible connect your hard drive to your raspberry pi and leave it over night or until there is no hard drive activity.

    After that I can copy whatever over samba without issues and the transfer speed also becomes faster as the drive is no long active with other processes.

    Hope this helps others

    Ive had bad experiences in the past with NTFS on the raspberry pi that's why I use ext4 all the time now.

    When using NTFS the pi runs alot hotter than it does using ext4 when writing to the external drive. I've had it crash several times using NTFS because of this when trying to copy stuff over.

    I have now solved the problem by dual booting my computer so that I have Linux on it as well.

    I have formatted the drive under Linux with ext4 then copied my stuff over to the drive that way.

    Everything seems to have gone smoothly and is now back up and running.

    I just wonder if the pi was not quite capable enough for my to transfer my 760gb of media over samba lol.

    Probably my fault pushing it to much.

    Thanks anyway.

    Hi all,

    Not long got myself a new hard drive and having a strange problem transferring videos files from my win10 pc to WD passport 2tb hard drive connected to my raspberry pi3.

    A little background first,

    I had been using the same setup with a WD passport 1tb formatted in ext4 no problems at all. After ripping all the kids dvds to MP4 and copying them over the drive started to become quite full and I hadn't even started on mine and the wife's TV box sets.

    So I purchased the exact same drive but 2tb.

    I have a backup of all movies I ripped on the home computer, a windows 10 machine so started to copy them over to the new 2tb hard drive which I have checked for errors and formatted to ext4.

    After selecting a few films it reaches near the end of transferring and says that files already exist, the options are skip, overwrite or cancel

    If I click skip I get left with some video files at 0kb.

    If i click overwrite it tells me I don't have permission.

    So if I click skip and then try and delete the 0kb files so I can try and transfer them again it tells me I don't have permission, so I'm now stuck with 0kb files I can't delete.

    I can delete rename etc any file that has copied successful.

    Anybody know what this is.

    I'm using a pi3 with latest libreelec version



    Hi bite_your_idols .

    I have a quick question.

    Is there anyway to keep Kodi running in the background whilst using retroarch.

    The reason I ask I because I've just started trying out internet archive game launcher.

    It works fine with your gamestarter add-on but what I find annoying is then when I exit a game it loads Kodi again from start.

    It would be nice if it could just keep Kodi running and go back to the game list from internet archive game launcher.



    The thing is the dual shock 3 doesn't work.

    Out of the box, fresh install of LE9 nothing else installed except your retroarch, launch retroarch and the PS3 controller doesn't work in retroarch.

    As it doesn't work and does not navigate through the retroarch menu the only option is to unplug the pi which isn't good for the SD card.

    I encourage you to install LE9 on a fresh SD card then install your retroarch.

    Connect your PS3 controller and launch retroarch and then you will see, it does not work.

    Hopefully soon there will be others that also have this problem once running LE9 that way something might be done about it.


    Hi everyone.

    Firstly thanks for your quick work releasing Kodi 18 but I have a question before upgrading.

    I currently use 8.2.5 with the gamestarter add-on to run emulation station with retroarch.

    Now I see Kodi 18 can also run ROMs native

    If so should I run my setup all through Kodi or is the gamestarter add-on by bite_your_idols still be the best choice.

    Thanks In advance


    Hi all,

    I have a quick question as this is bothering me.

    I use libreelec on my raspberry pi3 with a Western digital my passport usb HDD attached to it.

    I have noticed when I shutdown the raspberry pi via Kodi I can hear that hard drive making a a clunk noise. I believe this is the heads parking within the hard drive.

    It sounds kind of worrying.

    My hard drive spins down after a set amount of time by itself if it's not in use so even if I leave it a while when I shutdown libreelec it will spin up the drive before turning the pi off and make the same noise.

    Now I'm not sure if this is normal libreelec behaviour but I'm worrying it could be excessively wearing my drive out.

    If I plug the hard drive into my windows computer, when I safely remove the device it will spin down the drive before it tells me it's safe to remove the device so on windows I don't get the same clunk noise.

    Any info would be appreciated


    Hi everyone,

    I have just got myself a new SD card for my libreelec setup my current one must be 2 years old now, also wanted a bigger one.

    I've been running 8.2.5 on my on my pi3 but with Kodi now on rc4 I'm assuming the new release of Kodi is just around the corner.

    So if install 8.2.5 stable will that upgrade to the latest version easy enough when it's released, or would I be better off installing the latest alpha as I assume that would just update to stable from alpha.

    I don't want to spend a couple of hour setting everything up on 8.2.5 stable to find that when version 9 stable comes out that I gotta start fresh again.

    Thanks in advance