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  1. Any updates from our fearless leaders? Even just to know they're still plowing through would provide a little hope.
  2. Yeah, this is one of those times where going into "cruise control" bit me. When I was using an ODroid as my Kodi device, I stayed pretty current on both the OS and Kodi, keeping things updated on my own and so forth. Then I retired the ODroid and went to a Shield as the primary device, and when I did kind of stopped keeping big tabs on development. I let Android handle auto updates, and didn't give it a thought. I didn't even know the next Kodi was dropping, let alone all the stuff about Python 3, or I would have turned off auto updating for the app and held back. Instead, went to power up the theater one night, saw the Kodi Matrix boot screen, then the slew of invalid addon messages. So now I get to wait, or get impatient enough to find a version of Kodi 18 to sideload, but I'm really hoping to avoid that route.
  3. Keeping my fingers crossed they can get us compatibility ported to 19 soon. The Shield in my theater dropped 19 on me before I realized it, so I'm stuck for now. Not to mention it finally broke my favorite, no longer developed, skin that I've been nursing along for a few years...
  4. Ok, long story short. I've been using an ODroid C2 to run Kodi with CV for the last 3 years. My sequences trigger automations mostly through web calls to my SmartThings Hub (dim lights, change LEDs in soffit, etc...). Been working perfect and haven't needed to touch anything (other than I switched to CoreELEC running Leia early this year). Fast forward to today, I've cut the cable meaning the rest of my TV stuff in the theater (aka my TiVo) need to be replaced with an Android TV box. My current thinking is getting a Shield Pro (or regular and add a little extra storage via microsd). So for anyone running Kodi on the Shield with CV (or Kodi in general for that matter), have you seen any limitations, issues with addons, themes that absolutely don't work, anything like that? Second, is there any reason CV couldn't use the web calls from a Shield? And last but not least, is anyone running the Plex for Kodi addon in the shield, and if so how does it compare to the Plex android app? I hear rumors that the Kodi addon actually works better.
  5. No, though Audiosphere is similar to Nature's Fury. I was able to find a version of it after dyhometheaterguy got the name. https://thedigitaltheater.com/index.php/dolby-trailers/ (mods, not sure what the rules are about links around here, remove if inappropriate) Even with only 4 Atmos channels, it still has some of the best separation I've heard in my theater. Granted, nothing will replace the original THX chord for pure awesomeness, but this has become my new second favorite.
  6. That would be the one. Or at least very similar. The part with the sphere and the sounds going around it (the object part I was referring to) was definitely in it. The two things I remember is that the sphere section was the absolute best demonstration of Atmos sound localization I've heard to date, and the Atmos bass note at the end seemed more powerful than on any other (made with the serious rumbley).
  7. So locally, there was a new Atmos bumper on Infinity War today that goes into a bit about the object based nature, and does some really could direct point sound effects. Has anyone seen this yet, or seen a version floating online? I totally want it for the theater now.
  8. No worries at this point. I thought I had read from the 1.1.0 news post that it was running on 18 now, but I see I misread that a bit. Handy thing about doing it on an Odroid, I've got 1 sd card with my main stable Krypton 17 build, and 1 card with the newer Leia build. The only downside about switching between them is that it's a pain to get the Harmony Hub to repair the bluetooth.
  9. I've been playing around with getting Leia up and running on my ODroid device, but despite updating the CinemaVision addon to 1.1.0, it still seems to have the "Demo Mode" tag stuck on it, even after pointing to the content directory. I'm able to open, edit, and even test sequences, but the context menu doesn't allow to play one with a movie. The context menu launcher comes up, and the movie appears in the list, but the Play button and the area to select which sequence are both grayed out. Only Cancel is active. Is this still a known issue, or is there something I need to look at? I did capture a log at https://pastebin.com/wyK7d3Mr but I'm not seeing much in there to go on.
  10. HUE is probably the easiest as far as setting up and using goes, but it's also among the more expensive options. You can get by with much cheaper options if you're at least a bit tech savvy and are willing to spend a little time poking around guides and such. For my theater, I have 10 standard MR16 fixtures with dimmable LED bulbs and a GE ZWave wall switch, plus 65' of programmable LED strips connected to a Fibaro ZWave controller. Both of those are paired to a Samsung SmartThings (which is also paired to an Echo and my Harmony remote). I had to dig a bit on the ST forums to learn how to use WebCoRE, but then it was a matter of creating a few pistons for the light modes and using the URL calls from CinemaVision to trigger them. At sequence start, the lights and LED strips are set at a specific level (and color in the case of the strips) for the Trivia. After Trivia, lights dim to the next level for theater intro and trailers, then all lights off for sound intro and the movie(s). Also have it set to bring the main lights up to 10% on pause and turn them back off on resume. Lights come back up at end of movie (and still hoping CinemaVision can introduce a way to identify credits roll so a trigger could be done then). I could have done a bit easier with Hue, but it would have cost around $1300 or more (10 MR16s plus 65' LED strip plus controller). I achieved the exact same thing for about $300 including the SmartThings controller.
  11. Yeah, it's pretty tricky to isolate. Though I haven't had a non-freeze moment yet, will have to try repeating multiple times to see if I can produce one.
  12. I couldn't think of a movie with enough movement at the end, but I was able to test a handful of different videos in multiple formats with the same result. The interesting thing is I'm hard pressed to think of anything in the hardware (as in Odroid vs PC or another device) that would do this. It's almost like the system is trying to pre-fetch the menu page, but that would be in the Kodi coding itself, which does not appear to be the case. Maybe something in the way the Odroid handles a resolution switch?
  13. Mine were running from a NAS vis NFS, so we can eliminate that variable at least. So we know it's not Kodi, the skin, or the file source. That would seem to leave us with the device, or the OS build on the device as possibilities. Or display connectivity. The Kodi on my PC is just outputting to a monitor. If I get a chance, I'll have to try it via HDMI to my projector to see if that changes anything.
  14. So that leaves wondering if it's something specific to the Odroid or the LibreELEC build maybe. I did test the same bumper on my PC where I installed Kodi just to figure out what I was doing before the Odroid arrived, and no freeze there.
  15. Also, in the CV settings, make sure you have an online source selected for content in the Trailers section (I'm on the road, can't remember exactly where the setting is). Once I switched that setting to iTunes, it started showing new and random trailers.
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