There's a bug (or by design?! ) that doesn't show anything for a fresh install: original thread
Fresh install of a generic x86 box from usb.
goto settings/interface settings/skin/get more - pressing enter nothing happens!!
Go back to main menu
Select addons from the menu
video addons - it will say none installed so right arrow to enter add on browser
choose install from repository
all repositories - it won't do anything
now choose kodi addon repos
the spinner comes up then a list of addons
go back via ..
now choose all repos again BUT NOW they are all there!
now go back to main menu and goto settings and try to download a new skin again - IT NOW WORKS!
this all has same probs with 8.0.2 as well on 2 different intel boxes.
Do you mean no addons are showing at all?
Ah yes spoke too soon, just had a couple of days of it freezing after stopping virtually every video playback including live TV grrr!
I have noticed it seems to be when stop is pressed when playing a video with a Dolby atmos soundtrack mostly...
Ah I've started noticing this over the last week too. Not spotted any patterns as yet. Only happening on one of my intel ivy bridge boxes so far..
This was a fresh install on two machines, both exhibit the same stuttering playback and lockups and crashes..
Do you mean without any add-ons installed?
Playback does have the same stuttering straight after install yes..
Still getting the crashes and unable to get smooth playback
Were the logs any help?
Nope can't seem to spot a pattern still
I tried that last night but had a crash within a few minutes, so removed it and rebooted as wife was waiting to watch something.
Looking at the crash log it's complaining about ERROR: Process - failed to create audio renderer so I think adding that xorg.conf may have adjusted the audio settings due to different video device?
It's crashed even without that xorg.conf a few times today..
It keeps mentioning errors on VAAPI and renderers...
Crash & log attached...
Thanks, I'll give that a go too
Ooo, I have been trying to spot a pattern but failed so far.
I'll see if the refresh rate switching stuff goes wonky after playing some atmos stuff then and come back to you
I'm experiencing a lot of random lock ups, corrupted displays, jerky/stuttering 23.x / 50 /60 playback with Libreelec versions 8.x.
I've seen other people having problems with nvidia and having some success with rolling back their video driver to an older version.
Is this possible with intel gpu ?
Not had a very stable system (video wise) since helix/isengard versions...
Any further input or ideas chaps?!
I'm still getting the same random lock ups and freezes that other users are reporting too. (This has been linked to TVHEADEND apparently).
Also noticed that if refresh rate switching at start/stop is enabled it often stops doing that and even selecting a different ui refresh rate results in NO change to the refresh rate..
OK, I have gone back to 8.20 on both my intel ivybridge boxes.
While testing I thought I'd see what the output was like on my projector and was surprised when it played almost ok!
Back to my main tv (samsung) and turned off judder/blur options and this give almost smooth play back.
My other tv does not have these options (more basic samsung) and also has some stutters.
Why does the latest version of LE need me to change tv settings that have not been changed since 2010 when I first set it up?
I can only think that the new versions output video in some slightly different format? (pixel clocks/sync?)
I still get a stutter every few seconds though.
I downloaded the kodi sample videos for testing frame rates (the ones with scrolling vertical bars moving across the screen) - very useful!
There is still a STRANGE problem though:
If the UI is set to 60hz and I play the 60fps clip with refresh rate switching on (although this wouldn't change in this case), then I still get a very small stutter every 4 seconds?!
Surely a 60fps clip played at 60hz output should be smooth with no regular stutters?
(I've found the best compromise so far is ui refresh rate set to 60hz and no rate switching. Both tv's and projector play 23/24 ok ish, 50 fairly smooth no stutters and 60 mostly smooth with tiny stutter not noticeable during real tv content. Not ideal though!!)
Would more logs help Klojum?
Here are the links to the logs
One for the .old as well, I did a reboot and repeated the playing of the same film.
I've tried connecting the pc direct to the tv in case it was some interaction with my avr (bought a new marantz one in may to replace the pioneer) but exactly the same stuttering..
Thanks Jocke, I'll reinstall version 8.2 tonight and do the correct logs.
BTW I did a fresh install of 7.03 as a test. This had the same problems as 8.x - couldn't find any addons / skins etc until I went into the kodi repository and then the libreelec repository. Network was up..
Exactly the same as version 8.x.
This make me think there's a quirk in the way libreelec is installed for intel machines - it's almost like some folders or flags aren't set until you go into kodi repository and then the libreelec repository. (Choosing all repositories yields nothing)
Now I know about this quirk, it's not a problem but it had me stumped for MANY hours thinking it was corrupt installs or network problems.
However, any first time users who install libreelec then try to say change the skin or install an addon without first going into each of the repositories (not sure if adding media sources will work) will be stumped wondering why no addons/skins are available/shown to download or nothing happens...
I would very much like this behaviour to be confirmed but I've seen this on two different machines, multiple versions, many re-installs, 3 different hard disks and 7 usb sticks
I've never noticed this before, but then I've been upgrading and restoring backups not doing fresh installs for the last few years...
My main problem now is that after getting it going I find that 23.x fps playback is jerky. For that I've started a different thread..