Help XBMC live 11.0 Video Playback

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BigMo Offline
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I have just upgraded from XBMC live 10.1 to XBMC live 11.0 and have since not been able to play any of the video files I have saved on my externall hard drives. These all used to work perfect with XBMC 10.1 but none of them seem to work now. If I try to play them I get a X in the middle of the screen followed by a black screen with the Eden logo and then it returns back to the main menu screen.

The youtube add on works perfectly and I have managed to get the audio out of the optical out on my asrock ion 330 to my amp and that works aswell. Any ideas what is causing the issue with the video playback?

Also not sure if this makes a difference but I do not have any operating system installed on the machine only XBMC live 11.
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skottree Offline
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I am having this same issue with xbmc live 11.0.
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skottree Offline
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Errors from log file:


08:08:01 T:4513184 ERROR: GLX: Same window as before, refreshing context
08:08:02 T:4513184 NOTICE: UDisks: Added /home
08:08:02 T:4513184 NOTICE: start dvd mediatype detection
08:08:02 T:4513184 NOTICE: initializing playlistplayer
08:08:02 T:4513184 NOTICE: DONE initializing playlistplayer
08:08:02 T:4513184 ERROR: Unable to open audio mixer
08:08:02 T:4513184 NOTICE: initialize done
08:08:02 T:4513184 NOTICE: Running the application...
08:08:02 T:4513184 NOTICE: ES: Starting event server
08:08:02 T:3023043440 NOTICE: ES: Starting UDP Event server on 0.0.0.0:9777
08:08:02 T:3023043440 NOTICE: UDP: Listening on port 9777
08:08:02 T:4513184 NOTICE: starting zeroconf publishing
08:08:02 T:2987391856 NOTICE: -->Python Interpreter Initialized<--
08:08:04 T:4513184 ERROR: XLCDproc::Connect - Unable to connect to host, LCDd not running?
08:08:04 T:4513184 ERROR: XLCDproc::Initialize - Connect failed. Retry in 4 seconds.
08:08:08 T:4513184 ERROR: XLCDproc::Connect - Unable to connect to host, LCDd not running?
08:08:08 T:4513184 ERROR: XLCDproc::Initialize - Connect failed. Retry in 8 seconds.
08:08:16 T:4513184 ERROR: XLCDproc::Connect - Unable to connect to host, LCDd not running?
08:08:16 T:4513184 ERROR: XLCDproc::Initialize - Connect failed. Retry in 16 seconds.
08:08:17 T:4513184 ERROR: GetDirectory - Error getting /home/administrator/.xbmc/media/Fonts/
08:08:17 T:4513184 ERROR: GetDirectory - Error getting special://home/media/Fonts/
08:08:32 T:4513184 ERROR: XLCDproc::Connect - Unable to connect to host, LCDd not running?
08:08:32 T:4513184 ERROR: XLCDproc::Initialize - Connect failed. Retry in 32 seconds.
08:08:40 T:4513184 ERROR: PulseAudio: Failed to connect context
08:08:40 T:4513184 ERROR: PulseAudio: Failed to create context
08:08:40 T:4513184 ERROR: Unable to open audio mixer

Did some further digging... it looks like this issue is caused by the .asoundrc file being corrupt. I followed the instructions on the following thread: http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=127361.

Bascially backup the .asoundrc file for the current user and re-ran alsamixer and all was well. I rebooted the box and all worked well.

Hope this works for you OP.
(This post was last modified: 2012-04-06 14:21 by skottree.)
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