Posts by infinity85

    Tested it 2 days ago. Cec seems not to work yet. I don't own a 4k tv, so cannot say anything about it.

    But automatic framerate switching worked during my short test. HD-audio is not there yet, but is worked on. The device speed feels pretty similar to Odroid C2. As it's a veeeery early stage, we may not expect too much now.

    me too, there are also some LibreElec-users, which are interested in 3D-MVC... 8)

    It isn't an issue for everyone, but for us...

    Well, that's unfortunately nothing that kszaq could implement just by the way... I hoped/asked because I wanted to know whether there are some guys working or planning to work on that. Apparently nothing changed, so RPi2/3 is the way to go if needed this function.

    According to this post [email protected] is working on frame packed output for his S905x based Vero4K box. If we're lucky, this could happen to become the basis for frame packed in other similar SOCs like this S905 one in Odroid C2.


    Regarding the 3D topic: Are there any plans reganding Frame Packed output, as I've read it might be possible with nougat kernel basically? And as follow up to frame packing: Is there even something new about MVC, since frame packing would enable the technical basis for FullHD 3D encoded as MVC format, just like the RPi does?

    This works great on my C2/arm! Virtually every isse is gone. It reacts reasonably fast to my phones control (skip, play/pause) and seeking is also working flawlessly done from my phone. Only glitches I see so far are that the shown elapsed time, which Kodi shows in current playing track (librespot) is always 2s ahead of the actual timestamp of the track: "04:11/4:13"- So the time after the slash is not that what I would expect, but that's not important.

    Second thing is that "shuffle" and "repeat" buttons in Android app have no effect if pressed.

    Awesome work, especially this 102b version!

    Okay, I'm still a bit confused, sorry for that...

    What is "spotify user" in your view?

    So far I understood:

    1. Librespot is the spotify connect reverse engineered api, so it is basically spotify connect (api), which streams directly from the internet, but is controlled via the smartphone app
    2. Even in Kodi-mode Librespot is controled via a [smartphone] Spotify app , which means it is like a chain consistenf of:
      • Smartphone app controls librespot on the RPi/C2
        • This controlled playback is then handed over as a stream to Kodi via ffmpegx/RTP, which introduces latency.
          • So basically it is still spotify connect, but simply with latencies and the benefit is that kodi knows and shows the playback
    3. Librespot receives the internet-audio-stream and hands it over as audio stream to kodi (in kodi output mode). So that means this Librespot streams to Kodi via ffmpegx/RTP is done locally on the LibreELEC RPi/Odroid, right? Currently there is not just latency, but it crashes almost always, but thats apparently another story.

    If my point 2.) is understood corretly by me. Then the unsuccessful control via smartphone app was caused by the changed api, or is this something that is still WIP? It is actually supposed to be controlled through, smartphone app, if issues are resolved, right?

    And where do I find in kodi the currently played playlist? Is the playlist not present because the audio is simply streamed to kodi from librespot via via ffmpegx/RTP without further infos (e.g. playlist info and track info) as a pure audio-stream?

    Thanks for your patience and the time you took to explain it ;)

    Since GDPR-1 released a new LE build, the kodi-output option finally started working :)

    Now I see what the aim was, to include this function:

    • Ability to control Spotify through KODI Interface
    • This was unclear for me and that's why I asked twice why you included this function (didn't know your itention)

    However there are some issues I'd like to mention and to get explained, if possible:

    1. (Using KODI output instead of ALSA:) After choosing [email protected] in my Android Spotify app the connection seems to have trouble getting established. It is mostly done successfully after the second attempt.
    2. The librespot service seems to crash after one track and [email protected] device disappears as an available spotify device in Smartphone App. I need to do librespot.start to get it appear again. Here's the log then:

      And a second attempt:

      1. LibreELEC:~ # librespot.start
      2. INFO:librespot: librespot ebeb776 (2017-07-08). Built on 2017-07-08.
      3. *** WARNING *** The program 'librespot' uses the Apple Bonjour compatibility layer of Avahi.
      4. *** WARNING *** Please fix your application to use the native API of Avahi!
      5. *** WARNING *** For more information see <>
      6. INFO:librespot::session: Connecting to AP ""
      7. INFO:librespot::session: Authenticated as "wmissal" !
      8. INFO:librespot::session: Country: "DE"
      9. thread '<unnamed>' panicked at 'called `Result::unwrap()` on an `Err` value: WireError("invalid value for enum: 12")', /checkout/src/libcore/
      10. note: Run with `RUST_BACKTRACE=1` for a backtrace.

      Two different issues here, apparently. And after that it dissappears again as available device in the smartphone app. Need to restart Kodi.

    3. Independently from the other issues: Once the connection works the song starts playing after ca. 5s on Kodi and plays for about 3s. Then the sound disappears, the timestamps seem to jump betweet 4 and 5 seconds up and down (like a hickup without audio)... this takes about 5 seconds and then the song proceeds to play. Observed this many times.
      Thats the log for this:

      "stream stalled"

    4. In kodi the showed playtime does not display the correct values. It is simply proceeding and doesn't start counting from 0 after the next song starts playing. It is always showing proceeding times like this: 06:48/06:56 with a delta of 8s between both times.

    5. Similar: In kodi I see how librespot is showing the now playing info: "Librespot 00:xx / 00:xx minutes", but I cannot find it in Music section of Kodi? How do I access the controls/playlist in Kodi then?
    6. Also playing a continuing playlist does not work apparently. After one song is finished it jumped only once to the next, and after that one playback stopped and crashed apparently (as the [email protected] device disappeard again). Mostly it does not even play the second song.
    7. Controls through smartphone (play/pause/skip etc.) seems to be without any effect? Perhaps supposed to be this way?

    That's a load of issues, so I guess it is platform specific here, isn't it?

    Is this mmal thing something raspberry specific? How does your addon work then on aarch64 systems like the official 64bit C2 builds? Is mmal mandatory for it, also in the future?

    Good that we know the issue now :)

    Nice approach!

    here you are (errors indeed):

    During this my Android app showed that track is playing on [email protected] But actually it did not.

    Then the device ([email protected]) disappeared from the overview of connect devices in android spotify app.

    Hope this helps to narrow it down somehow.

    Yep, inputstream.adaptive. But after I saw a relation in the logs I've uninstalled it, with the same effect. The log is made with disabled Inputstream.adaptive.

    Ah thanks. What benefit would that have? Will kodi react on play/pause controls from within kodi, or what is the idea behind this?

    Asking because it doesn't work for me here on my Odroid C2 with 32bit libs (compatible with RPi2/3). Otherwise I would've test it.

    If I set kodi and then connect from my Android phone to [email protected] device, it apparently connects (showing green on Android App) but looses connection immediately. Never get any sound out of it. If I set back to ALSA I get working spotify connect.


    Could you please explain what this "streaming to kodi" means? Also, how do you enable it and whats the difference to Spotify Connect. And how do you control it then, if it is different to Connect? Is it integrated in Kodis Musicmanager then?

    LibreELEC does not offer Netflix support (yet). There have been ongoing attempts , but nothing official is available for any build by far yet.

    Also even if it is officially supported somewhen (if ever), I doubt that DD5.1 will be possible, since Netflix approach is based on widevine browser-streams, which are only available in stereo, aren't they?

    Hi zomboided

    I've recently started playing around with recent Kodi Master (Leia) builds for my Odroid C2 (with 32 bit libs, thus compatible to RPi2/3 Addons). There I get bootloops directly after installing your VPN Manager Add-on. Only way to get out of it, is to delete the ./kodi/addons/vpnmanager directory.

    I assume the root cause might be the switch from LibreSSL to OpenSSL in LibreELEC based Leia. Is there something you could do about it already? I'm aware that Leia is far away from final stage ;).