I have for the first time today just bought a RPi 3 complete with a Kodi card setup for LibreElec. I have never tried this stuff on my computer etc either. It all seemed ok and thru web tutorials i have managed to get exodus installed and this seems to be super awesome! and I can stream a few bits n pieces here and there.
Troble is since I live back of beyond in nz my internet connection is not up to streaming very well, so I want to download instead. I found out how to do that but I guess I need/should protect myself with a VPN first?
I see PIA is reccomended and I am happy to sign up for this, but for the life of my I cant figure out how to get this running on my Pi under LE? Can someone please help? I cant find good intructions anywhere for this?
I got the metalkettle repos and tried to install "VPN for OpenElec" like I seen in some tutorials, and this intalled but does not seem to work? when I select "Setup Private Internet Access" I get the error "VPN for OpenElec error" and it doesnt work.....
So anyone out there have the patience and ability to help a complete Noob make downloads safe?
Would it be better to setup somehow the PIA and downloads on my Windows10 Laptop and then just move the files onto my thumbdrive into the PI box? If so how would I go about this?
Thanks so much in advance for your help
Firstly, this forum the official Kodi or Openelec forum, do not allow talk about the addons you mention. But for more info on vpn I would try google.
I found this fairly easily how-to-use-pia-on-openelec-with-kodi-previously-xbmc
Hi guys. I know this has been mentioned before. But I guess this is more of a question to the devs.
Why can we not have a system like Leopolds GUI Openelec Dev Update system where we can update major releases WITHIN the system liek OSMC does etc.
The update feauture is practically already built in. Why can we not just have a warning or something that says if you upgrade to a major release this etc may happen.
Am I being thick? Can't you just add the addon? Yep, just realised, I am being thick, you need a link to the LibreELEC updates
Thanks for the reply.
I could stick the generic image in the update folder but then that would be my OpenELEC USB changed to LibreELEC for good won't it? While I appreciate it is the best solution here - I do want to have the option to return to OpenELEC if possible should anything go awry.
The LE installation stick is in exactly the same USB port as the one that OpenELEC is working fine from, so not sure what the issue is. This would be my preferred option as I think I'm right in saying that I could just swap the USBs round to suit whichever OS I fancy using. Is this correct?
What is the easiest way to take a backup? Is it literally copying everything from the USB?
I use 2 different usb sticks. I use clonezilla to clone one usb to the other, & alternate between the two.
I'm trying to install on a NUC Celeron. I previously had OpenELEC. I have downloaded and extracted the image to a USB drive as stated on the wiki. I go to the installation menu and select quick install but it says NO DEVICE FOUND. How do I install LE without altering my devic so that I can go back to OE if I wish?
I had openelec on a celeron nuc, I just stuck the generic image in the update folder & rebooted. Didn't do a new install.
No device found, means either the stick is not been made bootable, or you need to check your bios settings.
Not so long ago, I tried a fresh install of openelec & had a similar problem, for me, it was a problem with the bios, sorry can't remember, but not all stick work. I have a phillips usb, it boots from the rear usb port on the nuc, but not the front, whereas my other boots fine from the front.
Something interesting :
I installed the cinemavision addon on my openelec, and ... faced the same issue as I did with Cinema experience on Libreelec.
Maybe it doesn't come from the addon or a compatibity, but something else.
The situation is quite strange ...
I had CinemaVision working fine on Openelec, I then updated to LibreELEC, & it still works. In fact the only small issue I have had with LibreELEC is that Tvhead 4.4 doesn't work, but 4.2 does. Mind you I don't use it very much.
Ok, so I think I have the understanding now that backups must be local, what about restoring though? Can that be done via the NAS or must be local also? Would be a great feature to add in my the way.
Because I build and maintain so many RPi's it is a critical feature for me.
I might be wrong, but isn't libreelec installed to an sd card?
Why don't you just clone it to another sd card?
I use clonzilla to clone the usb drive on my NUC, so when I mess up, I just plug the other in.
The default location is /storage/.backup, but there is now a user selection for the backup location. Whatever you do with the backup file is of course up to you.
I went from Openelec to LibreELEC on my NUC, by putting the tar file in my update folder, then rebooting.All the settings were the same.
If you want a fresh install then I suppose you need to do a backup & restore
I am not a networking expert, but I was having problems seeing my openelec NUC from my windows 10 pc.
I eventually found a solution, windows 10, start, run \\openelec, after a few seconds the folders would show up in my computer,
just tried it, now I have to run \\libreelec,
might be worth a go.
as it still runs
tvh "old" is still installed (but this should be no problem)
The log looks okay and didn't complain about anything, the user is also right. Could you ensure that you try to log in with the correct user/pw and NOT with the username/pw autofill from your webbrowser !? Also pls set an password (1234 ....) maybe Tvh has some problem with no pw login.
First of all, thanks for the quick response. I have been mucking about with changing passwords, rebooting my NUC rebooting my laptop.
To summarise, I hadn't changed the pvr password in Kodi. I have also changed the user password to the same on my laptop web browser. My old password used underscore, perhaps that was an issue?
At this point I can login via Microsoft edge, first time, but if I use chrome, it takes 4 attempts. I had already used ccleaner to clear the laptop cache.
Thanks for your help.
Pls make sure you have disabled tvh 4.0 - we have currently no way to disable other addons - if both addons are enabled you have a problem .
The whole mess is due the fact that you can't update 4.0 -> 4.2 without major problems.
If you can't login you could pls provide the log /storage/.kodi/userdata/addon_data/service.tvheadend42/service.log
and the file/files what are in /storage/.kodi/userdata/addon_data/service.tvheadend42/accesscontrol/
There were a lot changes in the default configs which maybe break some stuff.
The addon works for me and others without an problem, maybe you have some exotic setting which brakes something - I would fix it if I know what is broken .
I have now uninstalled tvh 4.0, same problem, not sure if this is the correct way to use pastebin.
Anyone have trouble with web interface? sometimes doesnt accept username and password first time around and doesnt accept a second user account i set up at all.
Yes, I still have version 4.0 installed, that works ok. If I disable it, & enable 4.2, after a reboot of my nuc I can log in. If I try a few minutes later it won't let me log in.
As 4.0 works, I'm reluctant to uninstall it.