Posts by MoreBloodWine

    MoreBloodWine I had been having the same issues. Only once I had Libreelec set to 4K, if I played any content (4K or 1080p) the HDMI input would flicker/blink as if I was changing input or pulling at the cable. It would only do it for me when Kodi tried to do something; e.g. subtitles popped up, up next addon popup, if I pressed play/pause. Sometimes once this happened it would go crazy flicking off and on. I tried so many cables, with and without micro adapter. I had been on Reddit and other forums trying to get help and was being told it was the cables or the adapters, I was certain it was Libreelec, but no one else was experiencing the issue I was. I was ready to fill out a return form for my RPi, when I thought I would just wipe my SD card and try a fresh install (this time I noticed it was v9.1.502 I downloaded, last time I had installed v9.1.501). Everything is now working beautifully, I cant believe I had put up with this for the last few weeks... I hope this helps you also and that you get it sorted!

    I noticed the beta 2 thread as well. So I'll check it out... thx.


    I also have auto update set to disabled bec u never know what's gonna happen with an uodate.

    in addition to the above.


    I did start the return process with Amazon just for the fun of it. I'll have a second unit to play with on Friday, with them needing to receive one back by the 15th of nov, not that I'm going to wait that long. So worst case scenario is I send one back even if both turn out to be just fine.


    Which if they do, then WTF is wrong with the one I got now?

    Seems to do it on playback more, also does it on home menu screen sometimes, but this is the worst I've seen it.


    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1a9kadefbeb8smowyy3kapk7uyeysknzc/view?usp=drivesdk


    I was thinking about defective Hardware myself. Got it off Amazon, through that one retailer that begins with a v and ends in an s.

    But my return window closes on the 30th. So I'll look into that today. Because worst case scenario is it's good and I just waste my time and get another Pi but God forbid end up with a bad one. But all cables are snug as a bug in a rug as the saying goes.


    But ya. I guess it wouldnt kill me to use Raspbian.


    That said, could I possibly take.my SD from a Pi3 I have running bian, put it in the 4 or is that like trying to run LE 8.2.5 on the rPi 4 ?


    I'll also check the setting you mentioned, but I suspect after you watch that video. You might say that's not it LOL


    I wanted to add that that was with the video pause, it doesn't seem to be as bad if it's playing. So it's really weird at times in how it acts and how bad.


    In addition to my last reply, this one might make me slightly sound like an idiot. But I'm having trouble finding that HDMI setting. I've looked in all the settings areas that I can think of. I even went back to the Estuary skin and I'm still having trouble.

    I've noticed using 9.1.501 on the rPi 4 that sometimes, not a lot, but sometimes the HDMI flickers as if inputs were switched. Can be annoying when watching video and it blanks out for anywhere from 2 to 6 seconds.


    Like I said, doesn't do it a lot but it happens.

    I got to ask short of reading through three pages even though that's not the worst thing in the world if I did.


    But am I the only one with this issue? Because it is starting to get really annoying and I seriously would hate to go back to a Raspberry Pi 3 on 8.2.5 just to get rid of it.


    But IMO, this is why saving images are important.


    Edit: Ok, I'm gonna end up with an epileptic seizure and I'm not epileptic. I'm going back to an rPi 3 on 8.2.5 until 9.2 is final on the 4. Dont know what help I cam be but should anyone have any questions. I'll respond best I can.

    I've noticed using 9.1.501 on the rPi 4 that sometimes, not a lot, but sometimes the HDMI flickers as if inputs were switched. Can be annoying when watching video and it blanks out for anywhere from 2 to 6 seconds.


    Like I said, doesn't do it a lot but it happens.

    So setting aside the fact that the libreelec configuration hangs sometimes.

    Am I correct in assuming that to manually restore a backup. That all I need to do is unzip the zip and basically do a direct dump into the storage folder? Basically overwriting everything that is in that zip to the current configuration?

    What kind of lag, like enough to just do an inline split from the first port ?


    Not looking to try and watch two diff kinds of content at the same time. Just what TV depends on where I want to sit.


    But ya, same res.


    Oh, and clone mode ?


    Also I've seen dual monitor setups on PCS before. They always seem seamless in gaming unless it has something to do with that SLI or whatever it is.

    Quite familiar with nano. For anyone else curious about editing config.txt


    Raspberry Pi Config.txt [LibreELEC.wiki]


    Now regarding the HDMI enable thing. Since I guess this is a teaching how to fish or you forgot to answer. Took a quick min to find.


    Anyway. Turns out the HDMI enable thing in config.txt for the rPi 4 was this: hdmi_enable_4k=1


    But best I found. That's only for I think, what, live TV because of the higher frame rates or something ?


    Bec. I did notice that I was able to play 4k the other day. Not live though.


    *** Dont have that kind of setup but would love to feed a roof antenna if I can for local stations if someone can help with that, let alone tell me if that's even possible on an rPi. ***


    Also, regarding the HDMI thing, I haven't tried it bec I don't have a spare cable let alone a micro adapter.


    Does the 2nd port work OOB on the rPi 4 with the first one also in use ?


    Possible enagame to eliminate a second rPi 4 I'd rather not buy, is to just get a long enough HDMI to attach to the 2nd port on the rPi 4 and run it to the living room TV from the rPi 4 in my bedroom.


    Ty.

    I wouldn't say there's anything difficult or necessarily annoying with it right now. It was just more or less a question because I might forget to pass an update or something along to one of the other rpi's. Which again even doing a simple backup and restore once-a-month handles.


    My main RPI would actually the RPI 4. Where the others (the hooks) are 3's. But again not necessarily a pain in the ass to manage. Just looking for more of a Simplicity for Simplicity sake if you will LOL


    So a question to ask bec I could, and generally curious.

    instead of having to manage three diff rPi's, can I effectively have one running and mirror it in a sense to two others thus eliminating the need for 3 separate builds ?


    So main system streams to main TV but two other systems in two other parts of the house as well with their own rPi's thst would "hook" into the main.


    Hope that makes sense, ty.

    Pi showed up today, original order got a little whatever but anyway, on 9.1.501 or whatever the hell it is. For the RPI 4, using the above suggested methods. Up and running like a charm.


    Only been playing with it for maybe 30 minutes. But as far as I can tell, no issues found doing that no compatible upgrade or whatever you want to call it on the rpi3 and then moving the card to the 4 keeping all addons and settings in place.

    Amore knowledgable person posted a more proper answer afaik to my post which had the exact question.


    I cant get a link cause I'm using a special app on my phone... but look for this post of mine: Sd from pi3 to pi4 ?


    But as pointed out... always backup first!

    So other than the HDMI thing (kind of forgot what it was, think an enable or something... remind me plz ?) that needs to go in config.txt


    Is there anything else that, for a standard setup... needs to / probably should be done outside of setting up the SD ?


    Ty.


    I also remember reading something somewhere about that config file not being so easy to edit bec it's a mounted file or some such thing ?