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Offline MartenR

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Warning new firmware in raspbian
« on: November 04, 2012, 15:54:37 »
Just a warning the current firmware in raspbian breaks the playback of a lot of 1080i h264 channels and recordings.
So do not update, it you need to playback these files!
(See http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=35&t=21832&p=208820#p208820)

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Re: Warning new firmware in raspbian
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2012, 16:21:26 »
Thanks for the warning. I did a dist-upgrade on Friday and it took me a while to work out that I no longer had any video because it had reset the memory split back to 192/64 MB! I've not tried anything HD since then, though.  :-\

A quick test and it played back an HD recording fine (at least for a few seconds). Live TV on an HD channel didn't work but I suspect that's because my DVB-T2 device has fallen off the USB bus again! (I can try that again later once my vdr box has stopped recording so I can reboot it.)

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Re: Warning new firmware in raspbian
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2012, 16:30:36 »
I have contacted the firmware developers and they are aware of the bug.
Anyway, dom from the raspbarry pi forum told me, that you can revert to an old working firmware with
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rpi-update d6b57e4dad12353f291dae03ecfaf852d2d9fcce or just wait a bit.

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Re: Warning new firmware in raspbian
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2012, 17:12:41 »
I have contacted the firmware developers and they are aware of the bug.
Anyway, dom from the raspbarry pi forum told me, that you can revert to an old working firmware with
Code: [Select]
rpi-update d6b57e4dad12353f291dae03ecfaf852d2d9fcce or just wait a bit.

Yeeaahh, finally works again 1080i @ h264. Many many thanks for the Info! :)
Although now only have 256MB of RAM instead of 512MB, but the fix will hopefully soon ... ;)

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Re: Warning new firmware in raspbian
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2012, 17:45:07 »
I'd downloaded the updated firmware by hand from git to get 512 MB on my other Pi. Vompclient is currently running on a 256 MB Pi. Would there be any advantage of using the 512 MB Pi? I guess it's been designed to be fairly minimalist for when the MediaMVP was the only client.

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Re: Warning new firmware in raspbian
« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2012, 18:17:57 »
There is no advantage, except that you might run something else, which use a lot of memory but no cpu in parallel.
All buffer size are chosen so that they work with 256 MB. (I develop on a 256 MB, I have also a second 512 MB raspberry, but I have to limit myself here).

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Re: Warning new firmware in raspbian
« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2012, 20:15:42 »
Excellent: just as I thought! I 'll save the 512 MB one for something that needs it! :)

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Re: Warning new firmware in raspbian
« Reply #7 on: November 08, 2012, 09:26:07 »
Seems like this is fixed in git now
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Re: Warning new firmware in raspbian
« Reply #8 on: November 08, 2012, 18:12:54 »
Seems like this is fixed in git now
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I can confim this. Updated to version 349058 and no problems at all.
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Offline MartenR

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Re: Warning new firmware in raspbian
« Reply #9 on: November 11, 2012, 20:22:28 »
I have tried this, the problem is gone. But at least for the BBC HD sample I got from laz, some artefacts are appearing. The old version is still better.
EDIT: I did something wrong with rpi-update, now everything works

Marten
« Last Edit: November 11, 2012, 21:20:01 by MartenR »