Problem getting Broadcom Crystal HD BMC70015 to work with XBMC - Printable Version
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- zipiju - 2011-10-15 04:56
davilla Wrote:whitebox:~ davilla$ md5 /usr/lib/bcm70015fw.bin
- brendch06 - 2011-10-29 04:53
Any chance this will be fixed in Eden?
- davilla - 2011-10-29 06:12
brendch06 Wrote:Any chance this will be fixed in Eden?
It's not an xbmc problem, it's a crystalhd driver/lib/firmware/something issue.
- brendch06 - 2011-10-31 17:59
Thanks for the reply Davilla, so even though crystal HD works fine in Media Player Classic, other programs- it's a broadcom problem that it doesn't work in XBMC?
- chrno - 2011-12-17 00:46
brendch06 Wrote:Thanks for the reply Davilla, so even though crystal HD works fine in Media Player Classic, other programs- it's a broadcom problem that it doesn't work in XBMC?
If it's any consolation, I have exactly the same problem. I've tried several different kernel/driver/lib/firmware combinations, but haven't had a chance to test on "that other OS". At this point, I'm just glad to know that this doesn't appear to be a hardware problem. :-)
I am having trouble getting xbmc to recognize my crystal hd BCM70015 - brandon-dacrib - 2011-12-23 06:39
Here are my details:
Platform: Windows 7, 32-bit Service Pack 1 build 7601.
XBMC Version: Built on Dec 10 2011 (Git:20111210-f1ae0b6, compiler 1600)
crystal hd driver version: driver version: 18.104.22.168 (latest as of today)
hardware: ZBOXHD-ID34BR-U (ion, atom, 2GB of ram)
grepable log: http://pastebin.com/NrnAHDHi
I don't see the option for crystalhd option under system --> settings --> video --> playback --> render method
I have tried 10.1, as well as the latest daily build available. I tried rebooting a few times as this is windows after all and I read some things on the forums about rebooting after a driver installation. I started off with 10.1 stable, and when I couldn't that to see the card, uninstalled it and downloaded the daily build. I really don't know what to try next. Under the device manager the card shows up as expected "broadcom crystal hd recorder". Any help would be greatly appreciated.
I worked on this for 2 days and within minutes of posting this message I made some progress. I now see the option and can enable it but get no video when its enabled and I am playing a 1080p mpeg2 recorded by mythtv.
When I did the driver install I just downloaded and unzipped the files then went into the device manager and pointed windows to the newly unzipped directory for the driver. After poking around a bit in that directory there was a setup exe. I ran that, saw that it did something quickly that opened a command line for a moment (I suspect loading the firmware), and then rebooted. On doing that xbmc could see the card; w00t!.
Now I am stuck on no video output when the option is enabled.. any suggestions?
crystalhd indicator for Ubuntu - schumi2012 - 2012-01-08 15:03
I've just made an indicator for Ubuntu's Unity surface which I find to be quite useful.
It shows the state of the linux CrystalHD driver in four different colors (inactive, active, working, erroneous) and also lets you disable/enable it.
Testers are very welcome.
It's python and there is a tar file under downloads, which should make installation easy.
Firmware image signature failure - crystalhd - drdeft - 2012-01-26 05:40
I am facing exactly the same problem with bcm70015 as well with the crystalhd driver compiled from git. Oddly enough, the md5sum of the firmware is different from different sources - e.g. googlecode, git and broadcom. I am on kernel 22.214.171.124 (Mandriva). The issue is not specific to XBMC however, the error messages appear when I try to play flash from youtube.
- davilla - 2012-01-26 07:01
drdeft Wrote:I am facing exactly the same problem with bcm70015 as well with the crystalhd driver compiled from git. Oddly enough, the md5sum of the firmware is different from different sources - e.g. googlecode, git and broadcom. I am on kernel 126.96.36.199 (Mandriva). The issue is not specific to XBMC however, the error messages appear when I try to play flash from youtube.
Yes, the md5sum is different because... (wait for it), those are all different versions. Not only firmware but also driver/lib.
- mbeyer - 2012-01-26 20:31
I just installed a bcm970015 card into my laptop and playback is working fine and very smooth. What is not working properly is skipping/seeking and fast forward/rewind. Whenever I skip ahead in a movie, the screen either freezes or it skips to the wanted location but playback becomes stuttering and lagging behind after the audio playback. In both scenarios, audio playback remains unaffected and works as expected.
The xbmc.log shows two playback sessions of the same video, first with crystalhd enabled, then with crystallhd disabled. When disabled, seeking and forwarding works as expected.
File Info: http://pastebin.com/YH6fe1iP
Hope someone can help.