[AppleTV2/iOS] Unofficial builds for testing! NOT FOR THE FAINT HEARTED - Printable Version
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[AppleTV2/iOS] Unofficial builds for testing! NOT FOR THE FAINT HEARTED - keith - 2011-01-27 04:38
As some of you already know, I've got the build environment setup and shared a build that has fixes for many things already. Since Davilla said XBMC isn't going to do any official builds until they remerge the code into mainline, if nobody minds I will do builds as needed between now and then to help with the testing.
THIS IS NOT FOR THE NON COMMAND LINE FRIENDLY. I don't want this thread to devolve into basic linux 101.
If it doesn't make sense to you, please don't try it. You have been warned.
I got .deb's working thanks to johoja. Build the .debs in Linux. works great.
Davilla said it's best to not investigate plugin problems yet until ATV2 is part of mainline code, which at that point you probably shouldn't be reading this anyways so I am removing plugin bugs off this list.
If someone wants, feel free to start compiling a list of them elsewhere but keep in mind Davilla feels it's best to hold off so I don't know how much support is going to be dedicated to fixing them until the merge.
FIXES INCLUDED SINCE RELEASE:
NEEDS TESTED: (awaiting confirmation)
WHATS STILL MISSING/BROKEN: (confirmed by davilla)
For a full changelog see: https://github.com/xbmc/atv2/commits/atv2
You can look at System Info to get GIT Revision (right arrow on system in main screen) or look at the date on the .deb file. Thats the date I did the git pull.
ADVICE ABOUT JAILBREAKING FROM DAVILLA:
< davilla> well, everyone that is playing with atv2/ios better be using tiny umbrella to save their shsh blobs. It's standard op for anyone doing jb's.
This may be required for unjailbreaking later down the road. You have been warned. See: http://thefirmwareumbrella.blogspot.com/p/faq.html
(This does not mean we care about jailbreaking here, or you can post JB-related questions. You can't. It's just a protip.)
PRE INSTALL for ATV: (based off http://wiki.xbmc.org/index.php?title=Install_XBMC_on_ATV2)
PRE-INSTALL for iOS: iPhone 4/iPad/iPod Touch (based off http://wiki.xbmc.org/index.php?title=Install_XBMC_on_iPhone/iPad
INSTRUCTIONS FOR INSTALLING/UPDATING THIS BUILD:
LATEST ATV2 DEB:
LATEST IOS DEB:
So if it's a new install, run through the pre-install. Then next section. When a new build drops all you need to do is run the 2nd set of instructions labeled 'installing/updating'. Got it? Good.
If you already have an XBMC package installed, use 'apt-cache search xbmc' to find out the name of it and then 'apt-get remove (name of package)' to remove it, if the process above doesn't upgrade it.
Let's try to keep discussion related to this build here and not bug the devs until we have verified the issue with others.
Some backstory of this project: http://forum.xbmc.org/showpost.php?p=698715&postcount=406
Davilla is the man!
And remember guys, donating helps everyone. Money, time, energy, etc. Anything you can help with can make a difference.
Join #xbmc-ios on freenode if you have any questions/comments/concerns about this build.
- flaviosa - 2011-01-27 05:07
I try as soon as I arrive home!!!
- galvanash - 2011-01-27 05:37
Thanks! Installed it, looks solid. Definitely see the improvements.
Afraid I can't help with the things you asked for though. I don't have .tbns in my source folders, and I don't use SMB. 1080p seems to work fine, but I didn't have any real problems with it before.
- keith - 2011-01-27 05:38
Great, thanks for the response! Post in the thread (or on IRC) if you find any bugs or problems.
- mwhdc - 2011-01-27 05:38
Thanks for doing the build!
Looks like the Web server is enabled, but XBMC still leaves the ATV sleep time set to "never" when it exits, which davilla said he fixed in a github commit dated 1/23.
Rendering of skins seems improved but not perfect yet - Shade is much better but the dial on MediaStream's home screen still has the layers out of order.
- saunderez - 2011-01-27 05:39
The new build is scraping all images correctly now. I had to rescan my sources by going to Video->Files, selecting the souce, going Edit Source then selecting Automate scanning on the final page of that dialog.
- JeffElkins - 2011-01-27 05:42
meshuga Wrote:As some of you already know, I've got the build environment setup and shared a build that has fixes for many things already. Since Davilla said XBMC isn't going to do any official builds until they remerge the code into mainline, if nobody minds I will do builds as needed between now and then to help with the testing.
I just tested a 1080p BR rip. Flawless, for the few minutes I watched. Additionally, a dvd ripped uncompressed into a mkv container played flawlessley as well, where previously it was choppy.
The web server is working fine for wifi remotes.
Thanks for making these interim builds available. Are these builds done via xcode?
- hydro187 - 2011-01-27 05:46
How much free space do we have? I'm going to move my .old version off the device to conserve
Love the GUI now- much, much smoother. +1 man, thanks for the hard work.
As far as 1080p playback, I still have a noticeable stuttering effect in the opening scene of "Burn After Reading" when it pans across the United States and zooms in on Virgina. I want to say it was worse before, and is slightly better now? Not all 1080p movies do that though. BR rips of Star Wars have very smooth action sequences, so I'm not quite sure. Burn After Reading plays much better on my power house PC.
Probably good to note that I'm streaming over wireless N, and not ethernet.
btw, sorry to not play w/ by your rules, but what's the nix command to display current bandwidth? I'm curious to see my throughput rate when I'm streaming a 12gig+ file.
- keith - 2011-01-27 05:52
Enough where it doesn't really matter:
/dev/disk0s1s2 6.7G 496M 6.2G 8% /private/var
Since I think it only stores TV shows it downloads on here for rental? And apps, but I installed every app I could find under the sun and only managed to fill <500meg.
- valkur - 2011-01-27 06:01
Thanks for the builds! Installed flawlessly and is working great. I will test what I can and post back.
- rflores2323 - 2011-01-27 06:34
Can we do this with cyberduck and just rename the old xbmc and sync the new one?
- badjase - 2011-01-27 06:38
One thing I notice is that when holding down the menu button to bring up the power off buttons xbmc goes right to Atv mode with no buttons showing, or when moving to off button from the xbmc menu it does the same,
I am not bothered about not seeing any power buttons to be honest as it still does the exact same job its meant to do.
1080p does seem alot smoother, although I cant test it fully because the resfresh rate on my tv is rubbish so panning seems slightly laggy on my tv,
Sleep timer is still set to never on exit,
All in all a really nice build with several really nice improvements.
web server runs great, iphone xbmc remote works well when configured,
I could get TV Catchup (for uk) plugin working for first time due to RTMP being enabled but couldnt get BBC iPlayer plugin to work which I think uses RTMP,
Navigation seems a bit snappier,
- KussieAU - 2011-01-27 06:47
Cheers for the new build
Will give it a proper test when i get home.
- flaviosa - 2011-01-27 08:14
I cant make the web interface working.
How can I do it?
- CrashX - 2011-01-27 08:30