Posts by mrtrev

    Yeah I can't help directly since I'm using HDMI for my audio now. I retired the SPDIF some time ago. You will be able to do Dolby Digital and DTS. But you will not be able to do the higher bitrate versions like Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Digital EX, Dolby Atmos, DTS Master Audio, etc. Those require more bandwidth than SPDIF has to offer. The solution for these is to let Kodi process them and render them to PCM which is still 6 channel digital sound.


    What is new in LE & Kodi is that it now supports pass through of the higher bitrates. In your case you would need to disable this.


    When you look up the codec information for the media you're trying to play, can you tell if its vanilla DD or DTS or if its one of the higher bitrate variants?

    However, my receiver indicated that the input was PCM, not digital; therefore playing my movies with DTS audio did not produce any sound. When I was playing those movies, the receiver was reporting analog input.

    Just to be clear PCM is digital. It just means that Kodi has already decoded the audio to raw digital samples so your receiver doesn't have to do any work.


    If your media uses Dolby Digital Plus, Atmos, or DTS HD or similar, these formats cannot be output over SPDIF. You will have to let Kodi convert it to PCM for your receiver to be able to play the audio.

    What version of LE were you on before you upgraded the nightly and broke Transmission?

    I can't say for sure. I tend to install the latest nightly every few weeks. It was a 9.80 nightly though, before getting the latest 10.0 one that contained the breaking library change.

    Thanks. It installs OK but the transmission config page is only showing processing priority. Config page does not show the expected details for IP, port, and login info.

    I've installed the 9.80 Thoradia, are there any other dependencies I may be missing?

    I can't help much more. I would suggest you install the broken Transmission from Thoradia to get all the dependencies, then install this over top of the version that it provides.


    I started with a working version, then upgraded the nightly which caused Transmission to stop working. I rebuilt it and installed that, then it started working again.


    Just one clarification that this is for RPi4 only.

    What is the newest/latest nightly libreelec version that works with Thoradia addons, specifically transmission?

    Here's the one I compiled for my own purposes. It works with the 10.0 nightly and is built from the Thoradia repo.


    Tmp.Ninja · Temp File Hosting


    Here's the sha1sum and original filename:


    34d31925bbb6942494ec5a6a1d880d2e4c210e6d service.transmission-9.80.11.24.zip


    You can install it manually.

    Looks like the latest test builds break Transmission.

    Code
    LibreELEC (community): nightly-20210314-c5d7822 (RPi4.arm)
    
    Mar 14 13:19:38 x systemd[1]: Starting Transmission...
    Mar 14 13:19:38 x service.transmission[1056]: net.core.rmem_max = 4194304
    Mar 14 13:19:38 x service.transmission[1057]: net.core.wmem_max = 1048576
    Mar 14 13:19:38 x service.transmission[1051]: transmission-daemon: /usr/lib/libcurl.so.4: version `CURL_GNUTLS_4' not found (required by transmission-daemon)
    Mar 14 13:19:38 x systemd[1]: service.transmission.service: Control process exited, code=exited, status=1/FAILURE
    Mar 14 13:19:38 x systemd[1]: service.transmission.service: Failed with result 'exit-code'.
    Mar 14 13:19:38 x systemd[1]: Failed to start Transmission.

    PS: After reading your latest post, your cable is probably OK. I don't think RPi 3 and RPi 4 use different Ethernet drivers. I suggest to use a stronger PSU, which will provide more power to the Ethernet port.

    I'm not sure about drivers but they are different hardware. 3B has 100Mbit network whereas 4 has 1Gbit network. So the 4 could very well be more sensitive to a defective cable than the 3 given it'll negotiate at higher speeds, but I would expect since it is different hardware that it would also be different drivers.


    If I have some time today I will try 9.2.5 and the nightly with a 75ft cable just to see if there's any performance differences.