sorry to come up with a topic that may seem a bit outdated, but I've been busy with other stuff and I didn't have much time to put in Pluto.
Moreover the automatic upgrade did definitely NOT work for me so I had very hard times.
The basic point is that I cannot go for a fresh install on my actual hybrid, so I have to put together all pieces by hand and I hope someone will help me to go through this.
Let's go with order.
As I said upgrade scripts did not work, they fired up but started to cycle and asking me to continually reboot. Kernel upgrade was properly performed (still a udev rule error at startup, but I can live with it).
It ended up that I had to manually install/upgrade all remaining packages.
Here comes my first doubt : did I install everything? I deduced packages list from apt-cache and then passed it to apt-get, but I'm still afraid that something is still missing.
Can anyone post the complete set of packages? Is it possible at this stage to re-run the update procedures/scripts in order to settle what may be still pending?
Now hybrid is more or less working, even if on startup a message appears on OnscreenOrbiter saying that one or more devices did not start. I guess it may be External Media Identifier, but I have no idea on how to get rid of this.
On my hybrid that I can play avi and mp3 files but I can't use mythtv anymore. Playing with mythsetup I was able to access only once to my recordings, but tv programs were only video (no audio) and video quality was poor (not fluent). I guess that this may be a config issue, but for instance I've seen that some settings of my PVR350 have been changed (now mythtv assumes to use tuner1 instead of tuner0 as before ..).
Has anyone else experienced any kind of issue with mythtv?
Yes, I'm spotting similar problems (tuner 1 for pvr350, chopyness and no sound on recordings - but tried only with mythtvplayer on windows ).
I didn't dig into it yet, cause have other problems, but would suggest that maybe upgrade to 0.20 would be best and then we can try to find out what's wrong... I'm more and more considering to use mythtv only as recording backend...
Let's talk about Computing section.
Did anyone succeed in adding a new application?. I try to add one but after this attempt every time I click on Computing label my router reloads. Log says something about a Quick Start application that has not code to execute.
Then I've removed my application, but still cannot access to Computing section on orbiter.
The point is that in .39 I used to have a nice script to launch xine telling it to play the avi file on the cd.
Now things seems way more complicated, and I kindly ask some help.
Is there any way to reset Computing section to its original settings?
Now on to MD.
I've one based on VIA EPIA hw (it was my previous hybrid) and I have to say that PnP did not work for it. Nevertheless I proceeded as usual and my MD is now on. I selected unicrome drivers and things went like a charm.
Video performance are anyway not good, and I guess there are still problems with Xine_Plugin or Xine_Player like in .39.
When I play an avi file or even a DVD, the beginning of the movie is ok but it progressively the video becomes choppy untill I have to stop it.
This is exactly what used to happen in .39, and it is definitely not related to "missing horse power" of hw.
Surely when video becomes choppy CPU hits 99%, but it makes absolutely no sense. My VIA EPIA MD has a 1 Ghz Nehemiah CPU, and in normal circumstances playing a DVD should not behave like this.
To solve this I used to play DVDs launching xine from Computing section, i.e launching xine not using Xine_Player and this did the trick in .39.
Now I cant' even access to Computing section itself, so my divx collection is unusable.
Did anyone experienced similar issues when playing videos on MD? Anyone with VIA EPIA hw MDs?
Yeap, me. I have 3 of them (Me6000, sp8000 and M9000) but got stuck already on sp8000 that only used to work without hacks on previous versions.
I can't get past step 2 in A/V Wizard and I cannot use MD at all...http://plutohome.com/support/mantis/view.php?id=2820
I also spot that my Digimatrix is now crawling on video playing and sooner or later freezes (it used to work, although had random freezes under 0.39)..
This also has a very negative influence on WAF: no cartoons for kids, and wife is already thinking to replace MD with a dvd player ....
I know that there are several issues in this post, I hope that anyway some of you nice guys can bear with me and try to give me a little help.
Thanks in advance and regards
Sorry, cannot give any more help, just shar eyour feelings. But look on the bright side - my kids are not watching TV (recorded videos) anymore (since 0.39 Xine player crashes on my Digimatrix), so they are fed up with this 'freezing' new technology and now more like to spend their time outside the house playing "real" games .... Maybe my wife will follow their example (or me, if I get throuwn out of the house and get replaced by dvd player that is rock solid and stable).... :lol: