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post #211 of 235
Thanks, I have been turning them off each time... I will look for the default part.
post #212 of 235
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Thanks, I have been turning them off each time... I will look for the default part.

unless they are the hard coded ones mad.gif
post #213 of 235
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unless they are the hard coded ones mad.gif
I've not seen any mastered disc include hard subs for anything other than forced subs. I like when they hard code the forced subs actually, but if it's some "other" source where the video was obtained from and it includes hard subs I'd suggest a different source
post #214 of 235
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unless they are the hard coded ones mad.gif

Give an example title. The only ones i have seen hard coded are for sections in non english language.
post #215 of 235

Anyone else not able to access openelec.tv? I tried two computers and both state Forbidden. One browser states you must log in.

post #216 of 235
Yeah, appears to be offline at the moment.
post #217 of 235
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Originally Posted by Charles R View Post

Anyone else not able to access openelec.tv? I tried two computers and both state Forbidden. One browser states you must log in.
Yep, 403 forbidden right now. Only the wiki is working
post #218 of 235
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Yeah, appears to be offline at the moment.

 

Not the best time to (attempt to) configure your new NUC! :) 

post #219 of 235
Lots of forums are getting hacked recently. No fun for the admins.
post #220 of 235

Anyone know of an easy sway to restore your XBMC backup to another USB drive? I don't want to duplicate the flash drive since they are different sizes however I'd love to duplicate the XBMC installation/configuration. Using OpenELEC's menu I can backup/restore but it seems so user-friendly I can't control where the files are located...

 

I'd like to install OpenELEC on another flash drive and then restore XBMC's OpenELEC backup to it. Leaving the original flash drive as it. Either keeping it as a backup itself or re-purposing the flash drive. Easy is the key work as I'm not going to break out my Linux geek and start taring :) 

post #221 of 235
I think, you can probably just install it on the new drive like normal, and then just copy the old one over the top.
post #222 of 235
Charles R,

My workflow would be...
1. Update to latest version on existing drive.
2. Copy userdata directory from existing drive to a network share
3. Remove old drive
4. Install new drive/OE
5. Copy userdata from network to the new userdata directory.
post #223 of 235

The only thing of value (time required to setup) is the Add-on Tvheadend server configuration. Everything else is a couple of minutes top. I'm guessing I could boot off the new installation and insert the original flash drive and copy the OpendELEC backup to the new flash drive (in the correct directory) and restore. I'll poke around via ssh and see what I can figure out. I'm just not sure what data is backed up and where TVheadend server's data is stored.

 

Overall I think a reference of duplicating an installation would be a good thing. In this case I'm changing flash drive sizes so I can't do a mirror image copy.

 

Update: that was easy... the backups are stored in /storage/backup. If it contains Tvheadend server data I should be ready to roll.


Edited by Charles R - 9/20/13 at 10:35am
post #224 of 235

Regarding the backup issue. It worked like a champ. I did the following...

 

  • Created a backup on the original flash drive (8GB).
  • Inserted only the install flash drive (256MB flash drive I use for installation) and booted.
  • Told OpenELEC I wanted to do a install.
  • Inserted the new flash drive (64GB).
  • Ran the quick install and powered off the NUC.
  • Booted off the new flash drive.
  • Inserted my original flash drive.
  • cp(ed) the backup via ssh from the original flash to the new /storage/backup (you need to do a backup first to have the directory created).
  • Did a restore from inside of XBMC/OpenELEC.
  • Removed the original flash.
  • It rebooted and restored everything.

 

Done! Even my Tvheadend configuration was carried over. Including stations, etc. I haven't played around yet but it appears the backup backs up virtually everything. Although the Filesystem (sizes) aren't overridden.


Edited by Charles R - 9/21/13 at 4:01am
post #225 of 235
This would be interesting for me if I could get it to support HDHR Prime, but looking through their forum, it appears that's pretty sketchy
post #226 of 235
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Originally Posted by tmservo View Post

This would be interesting for me if I could get it to support HDHR Prime, but looking through their forum, it appears that's pretty sketchy
I've kicked around their forum and several others for this setup info, but I refuse to dig into this just yet. I'd probably need to replace my USB boot drive (8GB) with a 64 GB USB or SSD since it would need live tv buffer space.

Ned Scott from the XBMC forums (wiki editor) has mentioned it working, and so has an OpenELEC forum user. Haven't seen any instructions out there, and I'm not willing to plow through any of it right now
http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=123420

Something that might be just as good if you have a WHS or Windows based server would be http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=171216. I believe the 64 bit build works in OpenELEC, but it has the same kind of channel change delay as other PVR addons right now.

Fernetmenta had put some changes together that really improved channel change times, but they were a part of a pull request that never rolled into 12.2 (and hence aren't available in OpenELEC). A mediaportal dev (margro) put those changes into custom builds of 12 and 12.2, but even with these channel changes aren't any faster on OE anyway
post #227 of 235

Is anyone using dual (HDMI) displays with their NUC? I'm wondering if I can run one directly to my projector and the other to my receiver. That way I don't have to worry about the video getting messed with... I presume I can't direct the XBMC video/audio out to both HDMI outputs?


Edited by Charles R - 9/23/13 at 3:53pm
post #228 of 235
Dumb OpenELEC/XBMC question of the day: How do I get Netflix on my little box?
post #229 of 235
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Originally Posted by WylieKylie View Post

Dumb OpenELEC/XBMC question of the day: How do I get Netflix on my little box?
No realistic Netflix in linux. You'll need a Windows build for that
post #230 of 235
You could take a look at Bluecop's repository, I haven't looked to see if it supports Netflix but I know it supports Hulu and Amazon, and I know Hulu works on OE via Bluecop's plugins.
post #231 of 235
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Originally Posted by Dark_Slayer View Post

No realistic Netflix in linux. You'll need a Windows build for that

Realistic way to watch Netflix in Linux.

Hardware acceleration even works, at least on my NVidia GPU's

No need for Windows at all.
post #232 of 235
I am absolutely not a Linux guy. OpenELEC is my first foray into this world, so follow-up dumb question: Does OpenELEC have a built in browser, or do I need to install a browser, and then Pipelight?

Assuming I get this to work, how would you browse to this using a standard WMC remote through the XBMC interface?
post #233 of 235
If you look at the OpenELEC forum, you can find some threads regarding attempts to add web browser functionality, but it seems like its not ready for prime time. As for adding Pipelight to OE, I haven't seen any attempts yet.

Best option, IMO, for getting Netflix on linux is probably Ubuntu or XBMCbuntu. Piipelight would be easy to install and there are already browsers ready to go. You could launch from XBMC, but remote control will likely still be an issue, or at least require some key-mapping.
post #234 of 235
For a nifty and cheap usb for open elec check out the Patriot tab

Just got mine today

post #235 of 235
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Originally Posted by Dark_Slayer View Post

For a nifty and cheap usb for open elec check out the Patriot tab

 

I have been using one for quite a while. Compared to a couple of others I tried it's pretty fast. A noticeable difference. Being metal it will match the new NUCs rather nicely.

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