Posts by donbrew

    Well, I just re upgraded to 9.2.1 on my pi4, just to make sure. Almost every addon is "not compatible" and disabled. This includes multiple PVRs, YouTube, six, chardet, input stream, dateutils,


    Milhouse says his releases for pi2-3 changed after 0229 with the same behavior, that was his explanation.


    9.2.1 is completely useless as of the moment on pi4.

    Be prepared for most of the addons to break. Seems that Python got upgraded AGAIN to something like 3.01 or something, so now Python 3.0 doesn't work. All of the recently updated to 3.0 addons are broken now (notably six is broken).

    You have to log in to youtube to watch youtube vids. Google owns Youtube. What is the difference where you log in?

    If you have an Android phone you have a Google account, whether you are aware of it or not.


    Get the tin foil out.

    Anyways, the answer to the question "how to enable sw decoding" is disable MMAL.

    Pi1/Pi2 needs license for hw decoding Pi3 license is optional for hw decoding. Pi4 hw decoding not available.

    MMAL means hw decoding. The option wording is misleading it says "allow MMAL" which makes it sound like the Pi will make a decision, it really means "use MMAL instead of sw".

    My pi3b can handle 10 bit HEVC files with MMAL disallowed, has trouble with it allowed but tries. No codec license.

    My pi4b 1gb handles the file fine no MMAL.


    I don't know what paying for the license would do on a pi3 or pi4.

    My 3B has no problem with anything I have asked of it. You might give it a try without. My Pi 1B could not display TV without the codec license. Maybe I just don't watch difficult to display shows 1080P works fine, I don't have a 3D TV or a 4K TV, I think I tried a HEVC file that worked


    I have been using incorrect terms. You need a license to enable HARDWARE decoding. Software decoding doesn't need it

    Trying to mount a nfs drive in LE 9.2 on the RPi4.


    Followed the tut how to mount network drive and I have been successful before on Ubuntu. The systemd file is in the /storage/.config/system.d directory as the tut says.


    Systemctl claims the systemd file does not exist. I tried the complete path.


    /etc/systemd/system doesn't exist where I would put it in Ubuntu.


    The format and syntax of the unit are not the problem, systemctl can't find it to process it.

    Here it is anyway

    storage-NFSshare.mount

    [Unit]

    Description=nfs mount script

    Requires=network-online.service

    After=network-online.service

    Before=kodi.service



    [Mount]

    What=192.168.1.207/tv3

    Where=/storage/NFSshare

    Options=remount rw /storage/NFSshare

    Type=nfs



    [Install]

    WantedBy=multi-user.target

    Why do you need licenses for pi3 pi4? Mine work fine without. Only needed in the Dark Ages of pi1b maybe pi2 (don't recall on pi2 didn't have one).

    Something wrong with hardware decoding?

    Update:


    I have been fiddling with my config.txt this is what is working nicely with my old (2006) Polaroid 42 inch. Then in Kodi adjust the screen calibration.

    gpu_mem=320

    force_turbo-0

    hdmi_ignore_edid=0xa5000080

    # I have no idea what 0xa5000080 means

    disable_overscan=1

    framebuffer_width=1920

    framebuffer_height=1080

    hdmi_force_hotplug=1

    hdmi_group=1

    hdmi_mode=16

    hdmi_ignore_cec=1 #comment this if yours has CEC

    dtparam=audio=on

    dtoverlay=vc4-fkms-v3d

    max_framebuffers=2

    I am getting close to the solution. I got Raspbian working with the vc4-fkms-v3d overlay. Waiting for Amazon to deliver new SD cards.


    Raspbian problem was my TV thinks it is a monitor. Changed it to

    hdmi_ignore_edid=0xa5000080

    hdmi_group=2

    hdmi_mode=2

    dtoverlay=vc4-fkms-v3d

    max_framebuffers=2

    and appropriate overscan settings for my monitor.


    Stay tuned for LE results.

    Used Etcher to write rpi4 9.1.002 to SD card

    disconnected network

    did the kernel install screen

    reboot got to LibreELEC splash and froze.


    Used Etcher to write RPI2 9.2 to SD card

    Booted on RPi 3

    copied rp14 9.1.002 to the update folder

    rebooted pi3

    it choked and crashed at the flash screen


    put that card in the pi4

    went directly to black screen.


    The same SD card got Raspbian installed after I commented the vc4-fkms-v3d overlay out. I also does boot rpi 2 9.2 on the pi3.

    The red light stays on all the time


    I ran across this is it relevant?

    vc4-fkms-v3d (Pi4 Graphics) - Raspberry Pi Forums


    I just ran get-edid, apparently my TV is so old it does not have an EDID. Maybe the problem?

    It expands the file system a works a bit until it gets to the reboot stage. On reboot it finds the tar in the update folder and updates and crashes.


    I tried stopping the reboot and deleting the tar, but it found it somewhere and updated and crashed.


    I'm getting a supply of SD cards tomorrow. I will try updating on the 3B and moving it to the 4B.