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  • #31
    Delfi says: "Kodi is being updated to v 18.9 - final​"

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    • #32
      The following were updated:

      IMDb-fnc
      xHmaster-fnc
      OLM-fnc is back, too!
      TIFY-fnc



      Plugins download will be updated later...

      ...and perhaps v. 6.3, too...

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      • #33
        This from Delfi:

        "Pls note that the latest version of olm-fnc is 6.3 and NOT 6.20.

        It seems we screwed up the version scheme a bit, but it is too late now to change

        Perhaps the easiest way is to uninstall olm-fnc and install again.

        (Or use --force-reinstall option from telnet, actually --force-downgrade)"

        Also, it caused a BSOD when I used "original" in ServiceApp!

        So, go to System > ServiceApp > Exteplayer3!

        So, then restart E2 and it will be OK!

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        • #34
          Delfi waves good-bye to PurE2 support for DB800HD SE and DB500HD...


          "PurE2 V. 6.2 for DB800SE/DB500HD


          Updated to the last stand, all the *-fnc plugins should be up to date. And the rest of the stuff.

          Well, that is sort of good news, the bad ones are that we cannot test these old boxes any more, as ours went to a better place I'm sure it is paradise as they were/are really wonderful, still today.


          Sadly, it seems we have to close this 64MB flash chapter, however long and rather painfully we have tried to make it work decently.
          I hope you guys with DB800SE and DB500HD will understand Pure2 position --> we simply can't make decent stuff without working boxes. Sorry, kind of end of the era...


          On the bright side, I do hope that the latest image do serve and function rather well for some time in the future.


          May the 400Mhz beauty and really good drivers still be with you!"

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          • #35
            Delfi says:

            V. 6.5 (soon v. 6.3):

            -Finally fixed WiFi AP (Access Point --> turns you box to another WiFi server station, see more at HERE) for Ustym 4K PRO.

            - feeds, ch lists (vhannibal, morpheus), youtube, autochconverter, etc....
            - gstreamer, ffmpeg, kodi
            - misc stuff

            As we do not have try simple SW update (it might work on some boxes, on others NOT), standard SNAFU with settings backup and reflash is suggested for images later than 14.11.2020.

            P.S. It seems that Franc is preparing some new goodies...

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            • #36
              ​Btw, for the most boxes, on average, there are more than 90-100 packages that are new/updated/dependent, so it might be a good idea to re-flash anything older than 14.11.2020, just to be on the safe side...

              Then again, if you're lazy, simple SW update might work just fine (if not, just do on-line re-flash).

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              • #37
                The latest news from Delfi, which is this:

                ​"Edision 4K - new drivers, hopefully something useful for kodi.

                Ustsym 4K Pro, Viper 4K, new drivers.... Soon SF8008*

                As there is a new version of gstreamer, ffmpeg and some other stuff, it is advisable to reflash images after 22.11.​"

                So, do it all from scratch, guys... I shall be doing the same thing, too...

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                • #38
                  Re. the aforementioned WiFi AP mode plugin Delfi made... From what little I know, he put quite a bit of his time into it - hence done with some pride... So a somewhat belayed "announcement"... but hey, better now than never.... This is a really nice additio​n to PurE2 and wider...

                  Sooo.... say, you have a LAN cable drawn all the way to your STB but you could do with a further extension to your home network, in a wireless manner, to the parts of the house your modem does not cover well with its WiFi capabilities, it's just too far, the walls are just too thick etc. So, use this app, switch it on and you may have a really good WiFi connection in your loft or in your garden, in a bath-tub etc.

                  Here is Delfi's text, since he is the author and I haven't yet tried it...

                  WiFi AP

                  Acces Point / Hotspot

                  Makes most sense on boxes with built in WiFi (osmio4k*, sf8008, ustsym4k, viper4k, etc..)

                  Works on most of other boxes with added USB WiFi adapter (Zgemma H7, etc)

                  Low RAM impact and CPU strain.

                  In the feeds: MENU--> PurE2 plugins --> Setup WiFi AP (enigma2-plugin-systemplugins-wifiap)

                  Preset Value should work in most cases, if the adapter/wifi device is 5GHz capable or can function in a best mode possible (a very rough guess, with wifi, permutations and surprises are... many), that is a preferred mode.

                  Due to almost countless combinations of interaction between the kernel and wifi drivers, it is possible to setup non working stuff in "Advanced" mode, so... beware. This is still, sort of beta stuff.

                  ================================================== =============================================

                  Boring Tech notes:

                  Should work on most boxes like DMMs, VUs, that have some features in the kernel enabled or do not practice some protection via Ethernet iface.

                  Some USB adapters on some kernels cannot work in AP/hotspot mode. For example Mediatek mt7601u driver does not work, but on a different/older kernel mt7601uSTA might be ok. Similar situation is with once popular Alfa AWUS036H long range based on 8187B wifi chipset. Commercial AP devices and routers usually have custom drivers that work in a one of 2-3 dedicated modes. Sadly, miracles can not happen all the time.

                  Did not check old rt73, they could make problems as well, besides they need so much power that your PS might not be happy.


                  ================================================== =============================================

                  EDIT: just found old rt73 b+g Asus USB wifi stick lying in the dust, and it works ok on sf8008 as a 2nd WiFi adapter.

                  New rtl8812AU and similar AC1200 stuff seems to work very nice (again, on some kernels).

                  In the future release it ***might*** be possible to use active wifi adapter both as a client and an AP, but, again, not many drivers are capable of this.

                  Therefore, as it is, it makes sense for users that have a box connected to a wire and might need an additional AP.

                  Due to some tech drama, this is not available for SH4 boxes, but we''ll try to solve it if possible.

                  Some older chipsets like rtl8182eu used in many boxes (well, depending on the HW revision), might support "n" mode in 5 GHz band. Whether it works in your individual case is, sadly a question of luck. 5 GHz band is probably a better choice due to 2.4 band congestion and speed, but, to really work decently, it needs a clear path between a client and AP, or, at least, multi antennae capability between both, the AP (your box) and client (your phone or laptop).

                  On the other hand, 2.4 GHz band is usually better with penetration thru obstacles like walls, etc.

                  ================================================== ==============================================

                  Really boring stuff about the channel choice for your AP:

                  Some Realtek (and other) devices are nice to suggest a best channel available. This sounds great, but actually it is not really, as these wild guess suggestions are based (usually) only on 20MHz bandwidth, or in the best case 40MHz, alas in some rather lazy mode. If one is curious, a check can be made from telnet:

                  Code:
                  cat /proc/net/rtl8192eu/wlan0/best_channel
                  ...and, of course, adjust as per your device.

                  Usually it makes a senseless suggestion, so --> channel choice is up to you. There are decent apps for smartphones (wifi scanners) that might help you with the right choice.

                  As always YMMW.

                  Have fun and may the wifi force be with you.

                  Edited by gorski...

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                  • #39
                    Delfi:

                    Feeds are being updated. CH lists - latest ciefp, vhannibal, morpheus, plugins like youtube, etc...

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                    • #40
                      Delfi/tromo says:


                      "It seems that most of the feeds and images are up to date, both v63 and v65. Sadly, radio-fnc server is still down.


                      On a more happy note (well, sort of), it does seem that an usable DMM one/two image is surfacing, slowly but surely. At the moment DVB-S looks quite promising, most of the *-fnc plugins work, etc, etc, but there is still a lot to do (write some kernel modules, 2D HW acceleration, fix some irritating glitches and so on....). Really nice and productive joint effort.


                      Your merry reindeer team (Prancer, Blitzen, Clyde, Comet, Cupid, Dancer, Dasher, Donner, etc) is working on v6.6 of PurE2 pretty hard as well, but, about that, when it (be)comes available. Really not sure we could deliver on xmas "

                      PurE2 v. 6.6 will sport a proper, direct/straight Python 3.x, NOT the one others are using, i.e. functioning via a compatibility layer...

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