Ive been using xbmc for a few years now, and been using Eden since Beta3.
I have a XBMCbuntu install which has been fully updated.[/code]
It has been mainly fine until yesterday when out of the blue I can no longer play any of my media, xbmc still starts up fine and even succefully scans and scraps new media, but on play it appears to reset it self, almost as if the gui fails and reloads, when i select play, the loading dialog briefly pops up before the screen goes blank, the xwindows cursor pops up in the center screen and the replaced by the eden logo and xbmc reloads back to the front screen.
This happens to all of my media, both videos and audio, and both files stored on my home network and also on items streaming from the web using any of the standard add-ons.
I have the debig output here (I can copy into the thread if you wish, but I didnt want to overload everyone with a huge block of text).
I can see that LiRC doesnt load proporly, but I thought that was a Remote Control thing,
Would anybody be able to shed any light onto this for me.
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2012-04-18 21:30 Reset on Play Post: #1
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2012-04-19 00:48 Post: #2
Exact same issue here with xbmcbuntu 11. Please help.
Joined: Oct 2011
2012-04-24 15:01 Post: #3
I found a solution. Seems like the crashing got something to do with the asound system and mixed up settings. Here is what I did:
1. A fresh install (might be another solution but nothing worked for me)
2. Deinstalled the xbmc audiomixer (Settings-->Addons-->Programaddons)
3. Exit XBMC and launch into xbmcbuntu (when going back to xbmc you need to log-off and log into xbmc again)
4. Open a terminal and type in: aplay -l (lowercase L)
You should get an output something like this:
**** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices ****
card 0: Intel [HDA Intel], device 0, ALC662 rev1 Analog [ALC662 rev1 Analog]
Subdevices #0: subdevice #0
card 1: NVidia [HDA NVidia], device 3: HDMI 0 [HDMI 0]
Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
In this string of info you care about the information in quotes:
card "1": NVidia [HDA NVidia], device "3": HDMI 0 [HDMI 0]
This is what we are going to use when we manually map the information inside XBMC.
Depending on what device you will use to playback sound there might be different combinations. So remember the card number and the device number you want to use.
For more info see post 4 in this thread:
5. log-off xbmcbuntu and go back to xbmc.
6. Go to Settings -> System -> Audio Output
Audio output = choose yourself
Speaker Configuration = choose yourself
Boost Level on Downmix = yes
AC3 Capable = choose yourself
DTS Capable = choose yourself
Since we found out the information earlier on aplay -l and found the card and the device you can now do this:
Audio Ouput Device = Custom
custom audio device = PLUGHW:X,Y (Where X is the card and Y is the device)
Passthrough output device = custom
Custom passthrough device = PLUGHW:X,Y (Where X is the card and Y is the device)
Now everyhing shoud be working!