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Kodi 17.3 Crashes when detecting x265 files



  • Pi 3
    Official Power Supply
    RetroPie Updated June 25th

    Log found in /dev/shm/runcommand.log (if relevant):
    Parameters:
    Executing: kodi
    gpuserv: vc_gpuserv_init: starting initialisation
    /usr/lib/arm-linux-gnueabihf/kodi/kodi_v7.bin: symbol lookup error: /usr/lib/arm-linux-gnueabihf/kodi/kodi_v7.bin: undefined symbol: vc_gpuserv_deinit

    It scanned the file successfully for the meta data and artwork etc. but when trying to play the file Kodi crashes. Also when you've exited Kodi and restart it it instantly crashes until I unplug my USB with the x265 file on and delete it.

    These are the specs of the files that make it crash :-

    Format                      : Matroska
    Format version              : Version 4 / Version 2
    File size                   : 238 MiB
    Duration                    : 44 min 33 s
    Overall bit rate            : 745 kb/s
    Encoded date                : UTC 2017-06-30 11:57:42
    Writing application         : mkvmerge v11.0.0 ('Alive') 64bit
    Writing library             : libebml v1.3.4 + libmatroska v1.4.5
    
    Video
    ID                          : 1
    Format                      : HEVC
    Format/Info                 : High Efficiency Video Coding
    Format profile              : Main@L3.1@Main
    Codec ID                    : V_MPEGH/ISO/HEVC
    Duration                    : 44 min 33 s
    Bit rate                    : 676 kb/s
    Width                       : 1 280 pixels
    Height                      : 720 pixels
    Display aspect ratio        : 16:9
    Frame rate mode             : Constant
    Frame rate                  : 23.976 (24000/1001) FPS
    Color space                 : YUV
    Chroma subsampling          : 4:2:0
    Bit depth                   : 8 bits
    Bits/(Pixel*Frame)          : 0.031
    Stream size                 : 216 MiB (91%)
    Default                     : Yes
    Forced                      : No
    Color range                 : Limited
    Color primaries             : BT.709
    Transfer characteristics    : BT.709
    Matrix coefficients         : BT.709
    
    Audio
    ID                          : 2
    Format                      : AAC
    Format/Info                 : Advanced Audio Codec
    Format profile              : HE-AAC / LC
    Codec ID                    : A_AAC
    Duration                    : 44 min 33 s
    Bit rate                    : 66.2 kb/s
    Channel(s)                  : 2 channels
    Channel positions           : Front: L R
    Sampling rate               : 48.0 kHz / 24.0 kHz
    Frame rate                  : 23.438 FPS (1024 spf)
    Compression mode            : Lossy
    Delay relative to video     : 23 ms
    Stream size                 : 21.4 MiB (9%)
    Default                     : Yes
    Forced                      : No
    

    x265 720p files used to work fine on Kodi 16.


  • administrators

    What is the output of uname -a ?



  • @BuZz said in Kodi 17.3 Crashes when detecting x265 files:

    What is the output of uname -a ?

    Linux retropie 4.4.50-v7+ #970 SMP Mon Feb 20 19:18:29 GMT 2017 armv7l GNU/Linux



  • @maxbeanz You need to update the kernel/firmware. Go to RetroPie-Setup -> Configuration Tools -> Raspbian Tools -> Upgrade Raspbian Packages.



  • @Rascas said in Kodi 17.3 Crashes when detecting x265 files:

    @maxbeanz You need to update the kernel/firmware. Go to RetroPie-Setup -> Configuration Tools -> Raspbian Tools -> Upgrade Raspbian Packages.

    Thanks, I never realised that option was there. I thought it did all that when selecting 'Update installed packages' (and dependencies). Works now.


  • administrators

    @maxbeanz it does. It asks if you want to update system packages when choosing that. Choosing yes will update kernel and firmware if new versions are available.



  • @BuZz I have done that several times (update all installed packages and also dependencies). It doesn't update the kernal and firmware. I still had the Kodi crash problem until I did what @rascas said. That update took about 30 minutes (i had about 108 updates).


  • administrators

    @maxbeanz they do the same thing. You must have chosen not to update system packages.



  • @BuZz said in Kodi 17.3 Crashes when detecting x265 files:

    @maxbeanz they do the same thing. You must have chosen not to update system packages.

    I have updated my 4.x Retropie image at least twice since installing. I chose 'Update All Installed packages' and when it asked if I also want to update the dependencies etc. I chose yes. I never saw it say anything about upgrading Raspian Kernal during the process. Since Kodi 17 it's never been able to play x265 files until I chose 'Raspian Tools / Upgrade Raspian Packages'. Maybe the script isn't fully working ? Can @Rascas confirm this ? Anyway, Kodi can play the files now.



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