Posts by serendrewpity

    I don't know how DRM 4K differs from 4k. A Rpi4B+ plays [rather poorly] 4K content while running LibreELEC 9.2.3

    A nVidia Shield capable of running LibreELEC 9.2.3 [currently theoretical] would most definitely play 4K content and probably outperform the same on Android.

    1) You misunderstand me. I don't dislike nVidia Sheild. I don't even dislike Google/Android. Google has pushed remarkable innovation and progress technically. My problem is with the indiscriminate collection of data and selling of it to the highest bidder. nVidia Sheild doesn't do this. Google/Android does.
    2) The thing I like about LibreELEC is that it's very customizable. I have a Raspberry Pi velcro'd to the back of every television. I have created an image for the SDCard running LibreELEC 9.2.3. At boot, it automatically mounts, Addons, Favorites, Screenshots and Backup to network shares. These are CIFS mounts at the OS level. Completely transparent to Kodi. I also have setup each RPi with a static DHCP mapping from my router and then with an AutoStart script on my LibreELEC the hostname of the RPi is updated to reflect the IP Adresss that is assigned to it. What does this allow me to do? This means I can move the RPi anywhere in the house and it will have the same IP address and hostname. It means I can take a backup of one and restore it to another. The hostnames and IP Addresses are preserved. It means I can remove a damaged or bad SDCard from an existing RPi and replace it with a First Boot OOBE SDCard recently loaded with the base LibreELEC image and restore from a backup of one of the other RPis and be up and running with all my customizations in the time it takes for the restore. It means those backups will be in a central location to one another. It means I can download addons manually, to a central location, and install them to any or all the RPis and I don't need to keep the Repos in Kodi if I don't want to... (multiple repos with different versions of addons but tagged with the same version number could be an issue). Keeping just a few or no repos has performance benefits also. There are so many other things that I can do as well but here's my point. You can't do this easily with Android. You need to root in some cases. You definitely can't auto mount CIFS shares without an update to Androids kernal. You can do an SMB mount but not a CIFS mount at the OS.

    These are not limitations of Nvidia Shield. I want an nVidia Shield. I don't want Android.

    Do you remember that Face-Morphing App? The one released a couple years back? It went viral ... people loved how it took a picture of you and morphed it, showing you what you would look like in 40 years. Then it was discovered it was made by a Russian company. Suddenly, Russia, with a database fully of the picture and other identifiable information of hundreds of millions of users [mostly american] became a serious national threat.

    No accountability.

    I don't think they assign value to any individual's data at least not compared to another individuals. I think they treat all data the same. They want it all. Its not a competition between one person's data over another.

    The point is that I don't want to be tracked by google or anyone. I don't want them to have my phone number. I don't want them to have my email. Once you start getting robocalled and can't get it to stop you'll understand. I don't want them to know my ISP. I don't want them to know my location. I don't want them to know what I am watching. They collect this type of information on everyone. So they can sell targeted marketing based on all those different metrics. Targeted advertising isn't all that bad, but whats really bad is that google has no accountability. If your information is used to do something horrible [I'll let you fill in the blank], there is no recourse to hold Google accountable. There's also no undoing the damage.

    There is inevitably a certain digital foot print we all will have in order to live in a digital world, but I shouldn't be careless with it. I should realize that my information has value and that I shouldn't give that value away freely.

    Kodi on the Nvidia Shield's Android runs fine for me.

    No idea why you would want LibreELEC on it instead. :)

    Because google/android want to scrape all your meta data. Google wants your phone number or an email account for almost everything

    I keep wanting to buy one until I consider this issue. If there's a way to load LibreELEC on it instead, I'll wait for that. Most especially because i want to backup my skin and its configurations including autostart scripts and mount points that map smb shares. No ability to do that with Android without rooting.

    @Nicholas, Very good idea and this has tripped me up in the past. But because of that, I did already have SMB v1.0/CIFS File Sharing support installed on my windows and did make sure the LibreELEC/Kodi clients had min smb ver=none and max smb ver = 3

    HiassofT, That did it. samba.conf v4 (do not remove) was missing from the samba.conf file. Guess, I'll add another check for this in my autostart scripts.

    Thank you both for your help.

    Very much appreciated.

    how is rebooting or restarting samba-config service going to help with the journalctl log stating that Samba is incompatible/old style?

    To be clear, I'm using a copy of the /storage/.config/samba.conf.sample and modified it to create the new share. So I don't know what's incompatible.

    I owe an apology. At least a partial one. The router warranted more scrutiny.

    My phone disconnected and couldn't reconnect again last night. I found it odd that it always seemed to happen at night. It screamed 'scheduled job' to me. So I looked at the logs on my router and it was full of DNSMasq crashes. It kept populating the logs until I rebooted the router. It was complaining about running out of memory.

    The RPi3B+/LE8/Kodi17 was still connected though. The RPi4/LE9 would always drop its connection when this happened. This suggests it still has issues if earlier version don't drop connection in the same situation.

    Anyway, the issue with my router involved an Ad-Blocker function built into TomatoROM [custom ROM like DD-WRT] I've disabled it but feel good that this was a case that the block lists slowly grew to a point where it became too big for DNSMasq to handle.

    I already have two Pi-Hole DNS servers on my LAN and the router's ad-blocker was just a fall-back to catch any rogue clients that attempted to bypass my DNS servers. I'll be leaving it disabled and/or using static lists.

    I've found myself experiencing this very same issue.

    The proposed solution only provided temporary relief.

    I recently got a new phone and noticed it was connecting at a slower speed than the phone it was replacing.

    I tweaked some settings on my router and corrected the issue.

    That's when I started noticing drops from my Raspberry Pis

    I have several Raspberry Pis. [3B, 3B+ and 4B] although I don't think I am using 3Bs.

    I was observing disconnects on 3B+ and 4Bs running LibreELEC 9+ Kodi 18+

    Naturally, I initially suspected my Netgear Nighthawk R7000 router

    Its, at minimum, 8 years old.

    I'm running VPN server [an Amazon EC2 instance connecting to my home network]

    I'm also running two instances of VPN Client [separating streaming content from other traffic]

    Its also overclocked to 1200Mhz from 1Ghz.

    I was sure it was End of Life

    I was looking at getting a R9000 from Netgear

    However, their forums had users reporting the exact same symptoms w/ that router that I was seeing

    It wasn't related to Kodi or LibreELEC but that still made me suspicious

    So I dug some more and tweaked more settings, knowing that tweaking settings is what started all this

    The input/output error on connections kept occurring

    My new phone would drop its connection and not reconnect either

    When I encountered the error the RPi and Phone would not reconnect without rebooting the router.

    Then it would work again until the next failure

    Then I came across this thread and changing the channel seemed to work

    BUT... I couldn't get the RPi4 to connect to the 5Ghz network only the slower 2.4G network

    It was late, I wanted to watch a bit of tv and go to sleep

    I wanted to leave this issue until tomorrow [yesterday]

    So I slapped an older 3B+ on my TV which still had LibreELEC 8+ and Kodi 17.7 on it.

    I was remembering wrong, though

    It had been so long that I was expecting it to only connect to the 2.4 wifi

    At this point, I was fine with that

    To my surprise, it started and could see all networks/SSIDs [I have virtual SSIDs (1 on 2.4Gh and 1 on 5Ghz)]

    It was connecting immediately to the 5Ghz network and the signal was in the 90s

    Previously the 4B was seeing signals in the 60s.

    It's been 2 days and my connection is still strong.

    In that time, I've had one of my TVs streaming CNN

    It only stopped streaming once in that time and I restarted the stream.

    The connection with my network was still strong.

    But even with solid connections I can't remember having a stream play continuously for over a day

    Obviously the source was a quality source but also the connection [and more importantly my router] was no longer the weak point

    The issue appears to be LibreELEC 9+ [or perhaps connman]

    After a quick search on google, this was the first link google presented. Hope I'm not punished too harshly for the mild necropost. [Scroll to bottom for solution]

    So the resolution for me, was much simpler and was sourced by my inherent laziness. It didn't require me getting out of bed to connect to a wired connection to run commands from SSH or changing my WiFi password to something less than 10 chars even though I was completely willing to do both. [See aforementioned laziness]

    All I needed was the TV's remote.

    So confirm that the issue described in this thread matches your issue. I rebooted multiple times. Tried to connect to each of the 3 WiFi networks I set up on my router. I couldn't even get to the password prompt for the networks. All efforts generated the 'network error / invalid arguments' prompt almost immediately.

    So, I decided I was going to try to disable the LibreElec add-on. Of course, that can't be done since LibreElec is hard-wired to 'enabled' with no option to disable. But the thinking was sound. Instead, I disabled both the wired AND wireless network interfaces. There is no visual feedback to confirm your settings were saved but as best as I could tell they were, so I immediately exited LibreElec add-on and rebooted Kodi. I also have shortcuts setup in my Kodi build for 'Shutdown' and 'Reboot'. I mention this because I think its important to not lose the changes to the settings you've just made. Simply removing power from your Kodi device by power-cycling your TV, if your TV is your Kodi device's power source, should probably be avoided. When Kodi was back up, I re-enabled the wireless network interface, I attempted to connect to my wireless network and was prompted for a password. Once I got the password sorted, I was connected. Even after a reboot. I suspect the Wifi password that LibreElec stores for wifi networks, somehow got corrupted. But there doesn't appear to be a mechanism for LibreElec to communicate this to you and offer you a chance to change/re-enter the correct password. Anyhow, I hope this is helpful.

    Solution: Disable Wired & Wireless network interfaces in LibreElec addon. Reboot kodi device [not just restart Kodi]. Once Kodi is back up, re-enable wireless Interface in LibreElec. Connect to disired Wifi Network. Enter 'correct' password for given network. Profit.

    I am currently running LibreElec 7.0.3 and Kodi 16.x on Raspberry Pi 3. I have 3 units. I just recently purchased three Edimax AC1200 MU-MIMO USB2.0 WiFi Adapters.

    My inquiry at base is to know if support currently exist for (or if plans to support are in the works for) the Edimax AC1200 MU-MIMO USB2.0 WiFi Adapter (chipset: RTL8812BU)

    As best as I can tell from my reading and poking around the chipset RTL8812AU is supported from LibreElec 7.95.06 onward. Of course this includes Kodi Krypton which may break my builds and add-ons.

    I've found a couple of links below that suggest a manual way of introducing support for a new WiFi dongle. Is it possible to use some similar method to provide support for this adapter on LibreElec 7.0.3? Or any version for that matter?

    I will continue to search and research for a solution but perhaps someone with knowledge can let me know if my efforts may bare fruit or if I should go ahead and return to retailer for a refund and exchange for a more compatible [and slower] Wifi adapter which is my current plan.

    How to add WIFI dongle (Netgear WNA1000M)?
    Edimax EW-7811UTC wifi dongle support RPi3?

    To approach from a completely different angle,... Are there any 802.11AC WiFi adapters out there that support AC1200 and are already compatible with LibreElec 7.0.3?

    Thanks in advance for any advice or help.