Posts by velqn

    X96 Max Plus A100 libreelec - anyone succeded?


    I decided to participate in the X96 Max Plus lottery :) and I got the A100 unit, which is:


    X96Max_Plus_A100 . _ no gigabit, 2 antennas, AM7256 radio module - WiFi 2.4 and 5, BT, photo ."


    found that out tnx to the 4pda guys. I even instal slimbox tv and it`s good, but ... i want libre or coreelec. But no luck with booting, let me know which logs I can extract so we can have a look.


    tnx!

    LE uses different u-boot bootscript, so unless you (re)load it by forcing recovery boot you're trying to use legacy boot scripts which don't see our boot files. You'll need to do the same (for the reverse reason) if you revert back to older distros.


    NB: I'm not aware of any issues with networking or repos. If you want any help with that topic you'll need to share boot logs and Kodi debug logs (not non-debug logs) so we can see what errors are reported.

    Thanks for this, I got it all running. The only problem I have right now is that once I install custom repo mar33 repo (I need that for bulgarian subtitles add-on) I get the error "cannot connect to repository - checked network/NTP - time is set OK - waiting 10 sec for kodi to start network on, firewall off.


    Here my log http://ix.io/441n


    I guess it`s a problem with the repository itself (addon.xml):


    Code
    2022-07-10 22:16:20.254 T:750     ERROR <general>: Repository add-on repository.zachmorris does not have any directory and won't be able to update/serve addons! Please fix the addon.xml definition
    2022-07-10 22:16:20.548 T:750     ERROR <general>: Repository add-on repository.mar33 uses old schema definition for the repository extension point! This is no longer supported, please update your addon to use <dir> definitions.
    2022-07-10 22:16:20.548 T:750     ERROR <general>: Repository add-on repository.mar33 does not have any directory and won't be able to update/serve addons! Please fix the addon.xml definition
    2022-07-10 22:16:22.176 T:811     ERROR <general>: Repository add-on repository.mar33 uses old schema definition for the repository extension point! This is no longer supported, please update your addon to use <dir> defini

    So know I got it all working on the old S912 box but I suffer the infamous could not connect to repository issue, tried all options I found on the forum still no luck, can download plugins from the approved repos, but when I add custom ones or even official ones that are not on by default I am stuck :(


    Checked all my NTP settings, network settings, router and etc.

    Just experiment with some gxm box dtb files .. e.g. Q200.

    Hello Chewiit,


    I am using Alfawise H96 pro plus, flashed LibreELEC-AMLGX.arm-10.85.0-box.img.gz with RUFUS tried all the GXM DBTs in the uEnv.ini but my device cant boot with SD and reboots straight to Android EMMC... not sure what I am missing here.


    This is what I got on the card


    and my ini file where I tried all the DTBs.


    dtb_name=/dtb/meson-gxm-s912-libretech-pc.dtb

    bootargs=boot=UUID=0607-3755 disk=UUID=dbdec193-7dba-4cb3-9cb5-3ca7de70fa50 quiet systemd.debug_shell=ttyAML0 console=ttyAML0,115200n8 console=tty0


    Thanks for helping out!


    Damn! Tried the toothpicked and it booted ,weired, all my other distribs boot directly, but let`s see :) q200.dtb

    This topic is rather installing libre to the SD card but use internal memory for data. If you have installed LibreElec on your internal EMMC, then Android is already gone, unless you did not opt for a dual-boot type of thing I am not sure even that`s possible with your device.


    Anyway, that`s not the best thread, look for "flashing LibreELEC to internal memory". BTW - last I ve heard that`s not directly recommended.


    On the other hand now you don`t have the problem with Android, and run a pure Libre box :)

    Had to play a Blu-ray 3d rip (MVC), what a shocker to find out that it works on RPi3, or on PC using a patched version of Kodi. But on Rpi3 - - No HD audio bitstreaming - so it`s still not perfect.


    God damn, after ditching the Rpi3 for H96 pro+ and using heavily the latter for months I `d thought it could do almost anything :) Limitation seem to be though on the Kodi.


    So in case just if somebody ever will want to watch a blu-ray 3d MVC have in mind:


    Kodi does not yet support software video decoding of MVC (Multiview Video Coding) encoded 3D videos, which is the format most commonly used in raw Blu-ray 3D backups/rips (and on original Blu-ray Disc media with stereoscopic video.

    However, hardware decoding of MVC (Multiview Video Coding) encoded 3D videos is supported in Kodi on some platforms/operating-systems if the device drivers and hardware supports it, like it does for the Raspberry Pi. For hardware decoding Kodi relies on the SoC/VPU/GPU chipset hardware manufacturer to add support for this to their SDK (Software Developer Kits) and for the media player box manufacturers to implement that into their API, firmware, kernel, and/or device drivers images as needed.


    Anyway, not even sure who still be watching 3d Tv/Movies on Tv in 2018 but me...


    I do own a Rpi3 and the H96 pro plus. Tried to stay on the Rpi3 and avoid the S912 but it was too much of everything so at the end I switched off completely to S912.


    Had to install additional heat sinks, change thermal paste, drill vent holes in the box and mount a 92 mm fan, but with that said, and I realise it is some effort, now all running fine :)

    I did it, saw your problem, but not sure how to help. I am running though Libreelec 8.2, not 8.9, not sure if hat could be the reason, probably not:(

    So as you can imagine, I was not happy with the temp drop the grizzly thermal paste gave me with the stock heatsink.


    So I did this:



    Aaand that`s better. 45-50 idle. 50-61 max 65 playback. I used a copper plate on the main S912 chip, another copper plate on one smaller chip and the heatsink for 2 other chips.


    Think this is the best I can go without adding overseized heatsinks and still be able to close the box.


    I just pray that over night the paste will harden, cause now... the copper just weighs more :)