I just updated to V8 as well on two machines (manual update from the LibreELEC menu). The first one (Intel NUC) looped during migrating databases. After deleting the Addons27.db and power off/power on it finally booted, but the system says my libraries are empty (I am using a mySQL database for several machines). I see my sources and contents, but obviously there isn't any connect to the SQL DB any more.
The second upgrade fulfilled without any loop, but the same result. All libraries are empty. How can I re-connect to the SQL DB?
For me the solution was "Wait for nerwork" (30 sec).
I'm in a similar boat. I run open elec 6 (Kodi 15.2). Can I update my open elec to the latest libreelec directly, or should I update to openelec 7 first, then to libreelec?
The safe way:
Backup Your device (Build in and/or Kodi add-on) copy the backup file outside Your box (USB or external storage)
Update to latest stable LE 7 release (drop the correct file in .update folder and restart)
Wait a week or two (I just speculate here...), the LE 8 is just around the corner, brand new and shiny!
Then You should be able to update to latest release from within Kodi!
Agree on colour... But mine is hidden anyway so it really doesn't bother me.
I'm quite sure it's HDMI 1.4a but in my case that's not an issue.
IMHO it's a pretty good deal.
CNXSoft has the (HDMI) specs ;Quote
System Memory – 4GB DDR3L (upgradeable to 8GB)
Storage – 32GB eMMC flash + 128GB M.2 SSD + micro SD slot
Video Output – Mini HDMI 1.4 port limited to 4K @ 30 Hz
Audio – HDMI + 3.5mm audio jack
Connectivity – Gigabit Ethernet, dual band WiFi, and Bluetooth 4.0
USB – 3x USB 3.0 ports
Power Supply – TBD
Dimensions – 12.00 x 12.00 x 2.80 cm
Weight – 400 grams
Rii mini i7 does the work quite well...
Not too many buttons, small and very handy.
Mouse cursor (air mouse) can be turned on/off easily.
I have on on my 'NUC' and one on each RPi...
(Approx US$ 12-15 from China)
Just finished installing LE 7.95.3 on my Apollo Lake based "Voyo 'VMac' MiniPC"
Installed in internal 32GB eMMC using these instructions by CNXSoft without any hassle.
(Dual boot LibreELEC <-> Win10)
Only "issue" was that I had to add 30sec. 'wait for network' delay or it started too quickly...
So far (2 days of playing around, installng and configuring add-ons) I havent found any issues.
Playback seems to be just fine, it plays everything I throw in...
Unfortunately I'm not able to do any deeper tests, my NAS went 'foobar' and according to disc recovery status there is still approx +400 hrs left about rebuild/resync.
(2 new 3TB disks will be ordered today and entire 4-drive RAID5 will be rebuilt and data restored from external backup ASAP!)
DB sharing with 2 RPI's works out of the box (using identical 'advancedsettings.xml') on all players.
AFAIK there is no way to use external keyboard with national characters (like nordic chars: åäöÅÄÖ), it's US layout only.
These still appear on the OSC, but not handled by physical keyboard.
This seems to apply to all Raspberry versions, regardless of OpenElec/LibreElec settings.
IS this fixable? No idea, I gave up this question a while ago since I never got any answer understandable for a 'non Linux user', just some technical mumbo-jumbo...
If You install a clean LE and replace entire 'userdata' folder with the one from Your 'backup' You are on Your way.
But trust me; Use the LE built-in backup feature and/or Kodi backup add-on. That makes Your life so much easier!
(With the add-on You can schedule backups and store on separate storage...)
I migrate from Openelec 6 to Libreelec 7 yesterday with the plugin XBMC Backup (The folder updata doesn't work..)
So everything was ok except an addon for my domotic.
If i install this addon, it works.
If i reboot my libreelec, it doesn't work... i have to install it again
I don't know what is the problem, because it is a service addon, so it works at libreelec boot, no?
Here the package in attachment
If someone could help me, he will be great
Backup/restore issues are reported from few users at Kodi forum: [Release] Backup (formally XBMC Backup)
"There is no need for the XBMC Backup plugin, OE and LibreELEC have a good and working backup/restore tool built-in."
Actually I have to somewhat disagree on that:
- You can choose where the backup is stored (local, NAS, Cloud, ...)
- "Easily" configured backup schedule
- Quite easy to manually restore single files
AFAIK these options are not possible with built in backup (I might be totally wrong here?).
AFAIK You can only use US/UK layout for external keyboards.
Onscreen keyboards are part of Kodi (not LE) and should work the same regardless HW platform.
Has anyone tested LE Beelink BT7 Mini PC, Intel Atom X7-Z8700 based media player/PC?
Should be a "NUC lite" performace wise?? Or just wase of time and money?
Maybe a quick notice saying "No updates available" should be enough.
That way it shows that a check was performed...
I had similar heat issues earlier.
Solved these by running all PI's with the lid open and additional "spacers" below the box to increase air circulation