I didn't have the appropriate adapter to connect the M.2 SSD drive to my PC so I put Raspberry Pi OS on a SD card and booted the RPi4 from that. Then I SSH'd into the RPi OS, did the necessary firmware updates and then used dd to copy the downloaded Libreelec image over to the SSD. Once I pulled out the SD card it booted from the SSD no problem.
Sorry if this is actually already posted somewhere but I was unable to find anything about it. I installed LibreELEC 9.80 nightly 20201225 for use with a Raspberry Pi 400 and a BenQ PD2700Q monitor. LibreELEC booted up using a 1920✕1080 resolution even though the monitor's native resolution is 2560✕1440. I chose to leave it because it will probably perform better, and it looks quite all right.
There is, however, one little snag: the display is rolled over to the right with the right-most pixel or two showing on the left side of the screen instead. Any ideas on how to fix it?
A workaround is to use screen calibration to modify the size of the screen slightly.
Go to Settings > System > Display > Video calibration... and use the cursor keys on your keyboard or remote to set the overscan compensation for both top-left and bottom right to (1,1). Unfortunately you have to set the screen size separately for each refresh rate you use (23.98, 50, 60 etc.) I only ever watch 23.98 and 50fps so I just set it for those and leave the rest. To do that, change the refresh rate (Display > Refresh rate) and then go back into Screen Calibration.
I am currently hosting my library on a separate server running MariaDB. When I do a 'show databases;' command I get the following:
| Database |
| MyMusic81 |
| MyMusic82 |
| MyVideos119 |
Clearly I have two databases for music, do I need both of those? Should I back up both of those databases? Could I delete MyMusic81?
I upgraded the other day. I'd echo the comments that say there's probably no need to upgrade from 3 to 4 if you don't need 4K. If you do decide to do so anyway, use the last Milhouse (#717) build as it fixes the menu tearing and video glitch problems apparent in the official release 9.2.3. You can find a link to it here: LibreELEC Testbuilds for RaspberryPi (Kodi 19.0)
Is there a way of marking folders as not to be scraped? I've got some live concerts and other odds and ends in my main music folder that don't need to be added to the library and it would make sense (to me) that they are ignored when the library is updating itself.