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Sharing folder between Openelec /Kodi

PostPosted: 2017-11-11 08:45
by bester69
I discovered Openelec/Libreelec yesterday, and I have to say that they performance better than kodi in debian,
and for lowspec computers that doesnt run very well in 1080p, Its a great way to go..

I installed Openelec in another partition (very easy), but what i wanted, was to be able to share .kodi folder, so i was able to run kodi since debian, or Openlec
indistinctly having available same addon, setting, profile, favorites..

Finally it was possible, and im very satisfied. I can use both of them indistinctly; the steps i followed were:
1- Almost same kodi version: Kodi17.4 (debian) kodi17.5 (Libreelec)
2- Adding Libreelec OE_DATA partition to fstab, and linking .kodi in home, so kodi can read it.
3- Assign user permission to kodi home with autostart in debian; (everytime Libreelec runs kodi, it changes owners files to root)
(autostart.sh)
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sudo chown myuser:myuser -R /home/myuser/.kodi/
sudo chown myuser:myuser -R /home/myuser/AcestreamDownload/

4- I migrated Libreelec OE_DATA partition to btrfs, so I can take snapshots with each change i commit.

I would say the compatibility its 99%, I just gave into some trouble with acestream-engine with Plexus-addon., under libreelec doesnt work, and cant be installed in the same way as debian.

There has been times, some movies didint play well or stopped in the middle with kodi and debian, Now when that happend again, I will be able to finish the movie by booting in Librelec and resume the streaming. :)

Re: Sharing folder between Openelec /Kodi

PostPosted: 2017-11-11 10:03
by debiman
tl;dr
sharing folders between 2 distros is fairly standard procedure.
just mount the partition in question.

Re: Sharing folder between Openelec /Kodi

PostPosted: 2017-11-11 17:11
by bester69
debiman wrote:tl;dr
sharing folders between 2 distros is fairly standard procedure.
just mount the partition in question.

Ok, Im sharing the setting folder between two differents version of Kodi (17.4 and 17.5), im not sure thats very standard, but kodi seems to manage it well. Thats better than having to be syncing folders...

Re: Sharing folder between Openelec /Kodi

PostPosted: 2017-11-11 23:21
by acewiza
I don't get why you want 2 Kodi's. I run Kodi on a Raspberry Pi2 and it works great. Upgrade or different things are tried by simply DD'ing another microSD and away we go. That is about the last thing I would be worried about backing up.

Re: Sharing folder between Openelec /Kodi

PostPosted: 2017-11-12 13:00
by bester69
acewiza wrote:I don't get why you want 2 Kodi's. I run Kodi on a Raspberry Pi2 and it works great. Upgrade or different things are tried by simply DD'ing another microSD and away we go. That is about the last thing I would be worried about backing up.


I dont have a raspberry, im using my laptop by port VGA, So I've both, libreelec and kodi installed in it.. Im wondering what's better to use as Multimedia center, a decent closed cover old laptop or a cheap raspberry. I think I would use the first one ..

Re: Sharing folder between Openelec /Kodi

PostPosted: 2017-11-12 13:50
by acewiza
If it's just Kodi for music, go Raspberry. But they are certainly not powerhouses. If you want good video streaming and web surfing, go with the laptop. I'm still waiting to see if the next generation of Pi-type devices is up to the task of full HTPC work.

Re: Sharing folder between Openelec /Kodi

PostPosted: 2017-11-12 18:25
by pylkko
The last poster here said that using an RPi for video streaming is not good. I don't understand this way of thinking. The networking can easily do 100 megabit/second and the massive videocore can play 1080p video no problem. Any format better than 1080p is either impossible or possible to make half-work with hacks. Obviously some commercial streaming services that only support x86/windows or require embedded digital rights management chips in your motherboard wont work. Also, if you are using it for only music, maybe try using one of the many software projects dedicated to music rather than Kodi.

On the topic of old laptop vs. RPi. The RPi has the advantage that it consumes very little power and is fanless. The laptop may have the advantage that perhaps you already have an old one to repurpose.

Re: Sharing folder between Openelec /Kodi

PostPosted: 2017-11-12 18:40
by acewiza
pylkko wrote:The last poster here said that using an RPi for video streaming is not good. I don't understand this way of thinking. The networking can easily do 100 megabit/second and the massive videocore can play 1080p video no problem.

This may all be true, but does not explain why my RPi's performance pales in comparison to any "real" computer when tasked with browsing and streaming. In fact, it is literally useless for certain types of streaming content, depending on the source. But that is another topic...

pylkko wrote:Also, if you are using it for only music, maybe try using one of the many software projects dedicated to music rather than Kodi.

Your knowledge of anyone else's use case is limited and irrelevant in this context. The discussion was focused on Kodi, specifically. Please start a new thread if you wish to go off topic.

Re: Sharing folder between Openelec /Kodi

PostPosted: 2017-11-12 20:00
by pylkko
acewiza wrote:Your knowledge of anyone else's use case is limited and irrelevant in this context. The discussion was focused on Kodi, specifically. Please start a new thread if you wish to go off topic.
Oh please!? So, you are really chastising me for "not staying on topic and start a new thread", while you yourself are posting about Raspberry pi's in this thread?? Not one of your posts has to do with the original issue! Newsflash: this was not originally about Raspberry pi, OP does not even have one...

Re: Sharing folder between Openelec /Kodi

PostPosted: 2017-11-13 12:30
by bester69
Could you make work acestream in libreelec/Openelec??,
http://wiki.acestream.org/wiki/index.php/Download

I downloaded acestreamengine 3.1 and copyed in plexus folder:
.kodi/userdata/addon_data/program.plexus/acestream/

It seems to be launchinig it, but the stream doesnt start never, when i boot in debian and use kodi, It works.. :(

Re: Sharing folder between Openelec /Kodi

PostPosted: 2017-11-15 19:14
by bester69
A good thing of using Libreelec is to enjoy Mesa 17.3, in stretch Mesa is still in 13.0.6.

Re: Sharing folder between Openelec /Kodi

PostPosted: 2017-11-15 19:27
by pylkko
but Mesa changed their versioning scheme, so that it used to be verisoned in consequent numbers, and from this year on they will use the version name of the year, so 2017 = 17.0 ->, 2018 = 18.0 -> and so on. Version 13.1 became 17.0 after this change. So this is still the same major version (13=17).

Re: Sharing folder between Openelec /Kodi

PostPosted: 2017-11-17 05:06
by debiman
pylkko wrote:but Mesa changed their versioning scheme, so that it used to be verisoned in consequent numbers, and from this year on they will use the version name of the year, so 2017 = 17.0 ->, 2018 = 18.0 -> and so on. Version 13.1 became 17.0 after this change. So this is still the same major version (13=17).

this is fun.
source?

this one's just a "maybe".

Re: Sharing folder between Openelec /Kodi

PostPosted: 2017-11-18 11:38
by Collinson
bester69 wrote:Could you make work acestream in libreelec/Openelec??,
http://wiki.acestream.org/wiki/index.php/Download

I downloaded acestreamengine 3.1 and copyed in plexus folder:
.kodi/userdata/addon_data/program.plexus/acestream/

It seems to be launchinig it, but the stream doesnt start never, when i boot in debian and use kodi, It works.. :(


I'm having the same issue. It works perfectly fine on Kodi. What could be the problem?

Re: Sharing folder between Openelec /Kodi

PostPosted: 2017-11-19 08:48
by debiman
it's never exactly the same.
if you're serious about solving your problem then start a dedicated thread, providing sufficient information & first troubleshooting in your op.