Kodi (Formerly XBMC) Dev/Beta Builds

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Kodi (Formerly XBMC) Dev/Beta Builds

Post by BuZz » Sun Dec 02, 2012 2:17 pm

Rather than reposting this on multiple threads, I thought it would be best to start a thread here.

I am uploading XBMC Development Builds to my joggler-testing ppa. These are designed to work with any of the Linux distributions from http://joggler.exotica.org.uk

Current Release KODI 14.1rc1 (Helix)

To try the latest build:

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sudo apt-add-repository ppa:jools/joggler-testing
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install kodi

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Re: XBMC Dev/Beta Builds

Post by BuZz » Sun Dec 02, 2012 2:17 pm

Note: Frodo Beta 2 is uploaded and will be available on the PPA soon.

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Re: XBMC Dev/Beta Builds

Post by BuZz » Mon Dec 03, 2012 12:16 pm

frodo beta 2 now available.

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Re: XBMC Dev/Beta Builds

Post by roobarb! » Mon Dec 03, 2012 8:48 pm

Must check this out tomorrow... :)
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Re: XBMC Dev/Beta Builds

Post by BuZz » Mon Dec 10, 2012 5:29 pm

Frodo beta 3 is now uploaded.

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Re: XBMC Dev/Beta Builds

Post by BuZz » Tue Dec 11, 2012 1:08 pm

Frodo RC1 currently being uploaded. Should be available soon.

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Re: XBMC Dev/Beta Builds

Post by BuZz » Tue Dec 11, 2012 6:25 pm

Frodo RC1 is now available.

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Re: XBMC Dev/Beta Builds

Post by craig_1234 » Wed Dec 12, 2012 10:15 pm

Do these builds support hardware acceleration for 1080p playback within XBMC?

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Re: XBMC Dev/Beta Builds

Post by BuZz » Wed Dec 12, 2012 11:11 pm

Vaapi works for some formats but 720p is the max in xbmc really. Mplayer-vaapi on joggler can do 1080p

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Re: XBMC Dev/Beta Builds

Post by pete » Thu Dec 13, 2012 2:53 pm

I put Jolie on one of my Jogglers. Very nice! Testing your new XBMC builds. I've been "testing" the new XBMC builds on a couple of other machines in the last couple of weeks.

Writing this post to validate my configs.

Edited sources located at:

/etc/apt/sources.list.d/joggler.list

this morning to:
I did not have a /etc/apt/preferences.d/joggler.pref file but rather an 05-Joggler file under preferences dot d and I edited it such that:

/etc/apt/preferences.d/05-joggler

reads:
Package: *
Pin: release o=LP-PPA-jools-joggler
Pin-Priority: 1010

Package: *
Pin: release o=LP-PPA-jools-emgd-xorg1.9
Pin-Priority: 1010

Package: *
Pin: release o=LP-PPA-jools-joggler-testing
Pin-Priority: 1010
Update took a while; worked fine though.

Install of XBMC was fine.

Updated the NTP time stuff on the build to sync with my internal time server.

Tested XBMC with just the video and music NAS stuff to work well.

Very nice!

Might move the build over to an SSD to USB drive as I have a few of those around now.
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Re: XBMC Dev/Beta Builds

Post by BuZz » Thu Dec 13, 2012 4:22 pm

aah yeh, the preferences file is differently named on jolios, as they have other pin files and the order matters. That all sounds good and thanks - should be useful to others.

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Re: XBMC Dev/Beta Builds

Post by pete » Thu Dec 13, 2012 11:01 pm

Thanks Buzz,

Working well here.

I haven't yet tried the PVR / streaming pieces as mostly its all HD right now. I am though setting up an "in-house" SD channel via a third tuner to see how that works.
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Re: XBMC Dev/Beta Builds

Post by BuZz » Mon Dec 24, 2012 11:59 am

Frodo RC2 is uploaded/building and will be available shortly

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Re: XBMC Dev/Beta Builds

Post by MarkGrld » Mon Dec 24, 2012 5:54 pm

Any chance of looking at a google music plugin?

I've been trying to get this to work - http://wiki.xbmc.org/index.php?title=Add-on:Gmusicapi but no joy yet.

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Re: XBMC Dev/Beta Builds

Post by BuZz » Mon Dec 24, 2012 11:10 pm

MarkGrld wrote:Any chance of looking at a google music plugin?

I've been trying to get this to work - http://wiki.xbmc.org/index.php?title=Add-on:Gmusicapi but no joy yet.
You would be better of asking on the xbmc forum regarding specific plugins etc.

Happy Xmas btw (in 2 hours here)

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Re: XBMC Dev/Beta Builds

Post by BuZz » Fri Jan 04, 2013 6:19 pm

Frodo RC3 is currently being uploaded and will be available soon.

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Re: XBMC Dev/Beta Builds

Post by BuZz » Wed Jan 30, 2013 6:34 pm

Currently building/uploading final of XBMC 12 - Frodo - I will also make it available on the main joggler ppa soon after.

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Re: XBMC Dev/Beta Builds

Post by pete » Wed Feb 13, 2013 2:40 pm

Buzz,

Would XBMC fit on the 2Gb flash drive in the Openframe2 boxes? Would it be too slow?
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Re: XBMC Dev/Beta Builds

Post by BuZz » Wed Feb 13, 2013 2:51 pm

with a small enough distro (like the ubuntu base + xbmc one from this forum), it should fit. Not sure about speed though.

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Re: XBMC Dev/Beta Builds

Post by pete » Wed Feb 13, 2013 3:16 pm

I am thinking then could I boot up in your Mint build copy over the xbmc build to the flash disk a little bit at a time?

I am guessing here and it would be more just to see how fast it worked off the built in flash? (start with EFI as I know that it wouldn't work right now with the seabios/coreboot bios stuff). For whatever reason right now I have the Openframe 2 box booting very well off this 12 port USB hub with a bunch of stuff on it really fast though.

I would start maybe first writing the build to a USB stick; shrinking if necessary using GParted; then DD'ing the USB build to files then writing the files partition by partition over to the flash memory while running your Linux Mint build?
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