Discussion in 'Other CPUs and chipsets' started by HyRax1, May 8, 2011.
Also, an update re: POE HAT
So, new Pi, SD Card and the HAT. loaded my OS of choice (OSMC) and booted.
It appeared to work, but I had what I think was a kernel panic when trying to play a video file. After the Pi Rebooted this file played ok.
Went to bed, when I woke up the Pi had just frozen. Could not do anything. Rebooted, froze again within 30 seconds.
Plugged in the USB Power (after moving it to a non POE switch) and it's worked flawlessly since.
So I use my TV to play netflix (up to 4k) and a raspberry pi 3 to play stuff off the NAS. I use libre elec as well. It works great.
For the other TV, a 'dumb' 48" 1080p, I purchased a mecool m8s pro l, and modded it with a much bigger heat sink. It works great except I have to dual boot it to play Netflix or youtube. I have it boot into coreelec (same as librelec) then reboot to the original mecool rom.
Be-careful with alot of the other TV boxes, Netflix stopped working on a heap of them in August. Some have been patched to work again.
Heaps of information here: Wrxtasy updates the first couple of posts every month or 2.
I am using the latest Hassbian with the latest Kodi. I did try Raspbian, but had the same problems. No problems with playback, just slow menus, using USB keyboard/mouse. The limited USB throughput is an issue as well, as I want to use it as a NAS eventually.
Yeah, I will post when I get around to it. I'll give some emulators a shot too.
I ran Rasbian+Kodi previously, and then changed to LibreElec about a year ago. Zero lag problems with either on three different RPi-based home theatre setups.
I wonder what's causing your issues?
No idea, it's a stock install and navigating menus has a brief pause. It's a Model 3B. Running kodi on an win10 i5 with a buttload of ram is fine (obviously). I'll post a screen cap later.
LibreElec may be worth a try. How do you find it? What are the advantages/disadvantages over kodi/raspbian?
Pros of LibreElec are that it's tiny, self-updating, and always up to date with latest stable code.
Cons are that you can't do custom stuff (cron jobs, custom authentication, custom NFS mounts that don't use the FUSE/userspace mounts of the Kodi frontend), stick with an old release or test out Alpha releases.
I did a lot of custom stuff with my Pis early on, but as the years went on, I found Kodi absorbed most of the things I was doing either directly or via plugins. Eventually it just got to the point where LibreElec did everything I needed, and the extra wants weren't worth the effort of more than that.
Performance wise, both were identical on my RPi 2 Model B units.
RPi 3 Model A+ announced, stock due December:
I think these guys migh have stock now
Ummm. Pi 4 sounds exciting.
Has for a while. USB3 and h.265 in hardware are on my want list. Fingers crossed.
Whats a Pi 4?
Better ethernet with the bus seperated from usb would be nice.
Connector lay out can have a look in if the hats are to change too..
It's the possible name of the next major version of the rPi
That and SATA would have been nice on the previous Pis, but all of that would have driven up the price considerably. Look at ODroid, OrangePi and others that offer it, and the cost hike.
The RPi is all about affordability. I think by the time the 4 comes out, USB3 should be cheap enough to cover beefier storage and networking without extra complexity and cost.
yes a beefy usb3 or three would cover a lot of bases ...
that and 4k60 video output would be a winner
$25 well spent IMO, every Pi 3+ is getting this treatment from now on.
do the 3B+ really run that hot? I've got one, but haven't put it to use yet, the many 3B's I have only have a cheapo heatsink on them, no active cooling.
cvidler yes they can easily cruise over 82C when all 4 cores are being smashed, like when you have 3 usb FTIs running pushing MQTT messages at 10 second.
Pi Zero + screen hat (NES Portable)
Some ESP 8266's with screens, 1 with Wifi but no buttons and one without Wifi but buttons.
that looks lioke exactly what i've been looking for to make it stand up to a decent load. have you got some idea of the improvement in cooling and performance?