Librespot addon


#1

@Ray can you pls compile librespot addon for odroid C2?

I asked the addon author but he said to ask here and said it is in master.

There where some issues with the addon and it’s fixed now.

Thanks!


#2

It was done today and is available in the CoreELEC repo.


#3

Don’t wanna open an extra thread for my question:

I noticed, in CE 8.9.x Librespot addon didn’t work as good as in LE 8.2.x. With that I mean it takes like 5-6 secs to skip to another song. In LE this happened almost immediately. Changing bitrate doesn’t change the time between skips.
I don’t know if this is CE related or Kodi Leia related…or due to changes in Librespot addon.
I posted it over at Librespot thread:

Basicly I’m interested if anyone else noticed the longer skip times? I have a S905X box with 1GB RAM.


#4

@adamg are you sure?

I just checked and it’still the same version in THE CE repo.

I also updated the CE repo but it’s still version 9.0.111


#5

#6

Thanks still looks like my issue still not fixed.


#7

The version number did not change but the file most certainly did.

You need to clear your local package cache in /storage/.kodi/addons/packages and then force a reinstall.


#8

Thank you i did that but do i need now to reinstall all packages?


#9

Just FYI, this also has been fixed with latest addon update.


#10

Thank for report back but i have an issue with tvheadend client and librespot.

If librespot addon is installed with latest CE zapping/channelswitching isn’t working anymore.


#11

I tried CoreElec, and have the same problem. For me TVHeadend pvr crashed, didn’t work with librespot installed. Had to go back to wrxtasy version since the wife factor.


#12

@KodiKinG Did you manage to resolve the problem with Librespot and TVH?


#13

No sorry.

I think it’s a platform/build issue (amlogic)
On my rpi 3b+ it’s working fine with LE9 milhouse testbuilds.


#14

I can confirm that the librespot plugin does not run satisfactorily on CoreELEC 8.90.3 (Wetek Play 2).

The issue depends on the used audio system:

  1. ALSA
  • If librespot is active playing, the Kodi GUI is not working anymore
  • If I stop the playing and try to use Kodi again, it crashes
    • last lines of kodi_crash.log:
      15:04:48.020 T:4064277360 INFO: CActiveAESink::OpenSink - initialize sink
      15:04:48.020 T:4064277360 DEBUG: CActiveAESink::OpenSink - trying to open device ALSA:default
      15:04:48.020 T:4064277360 INFO: CAESinkALSA::Initialize - Requested layout: FL, FR
      15:04:48.021 T:4064277360 INFO: CAESinkALSA::Initialize - set digital_codec 0
      15:04:48.021 T:4064277360 INFO: CAESinkALSA::Initialize - Attempting to open device “default”
      15:04:48.024 T:4064277360 INFO: CAESinkALSA - Unable to open device “default” for playback
      15:04:48.024 T:4064277360 ERROR: CAESinkALSA::Initialize - failed to initialize device “default”
      15:04:48.025 T:4064277360 DEBUG: CActiveAESink::OpenSink - trying to open device ALSA:default
      15:04:48.025 T:4064277360 INFO: CAESinkALSA::Initialize - Requested layout: FL, FR
      15:04:48.025 T:4064277360 INFO: CAESinkALSA::Initialize - set digital_codec 0
      15:04:48.025 T:4064277360 INFO: CAESinkALSA::Initialize - Attempting to open device “default”
      15:04:48.029 T:4064277360 INFO: CAESinkALSA - Unable to open device “default” for playback
      15:04:48.029 T:4064277360 ERROR: CAESinkALSA::Initialize - failed to initialize device “default”
      15:04:48.029 T:4064277360 ERROR: CActiveAESink::OpenSink - no sink was returned
  1. Kodi

I can switch between the use of librespot and Kodi without crashes. But sometimes (maybe after librespot was restarted) the audio output is stuttering.


#15

So what to do contact THE addon author or is it a amlogic/CE issue


#16

It seems to have something todo with Kodi and librespot suing the same audio device. On my Wetek Play 2 box I changed the ALSA device of Kodi (Settings/System/Audio) from ‘ALSA: Default (AML-M8AUDIO Analog), PCM’ to ‘ALSA: AML-M8AUDIO, HDMI’. Than it seems to work, at least on the first tests.


#17

In 8.90.5 now also the Kodi audio mode works.


#18

It doesn’t work for me. CE 9.5.0, Librespot 9.0.111 and Tvheadend pvr client, Odroid C2.
Mo matter what I select, of Librespot is enabled, I can start a TV channel, but can’t swithc channels, it freezes completely, need to do a hard reset.
Amy ideas?


#19

Cannot say much more than already posted.

Generally, if librespot and Kodi use the same ALSA device such problems occur.

I use currently the Kodi audio mode (librespot settings). It works without any problems.

Before Kodi audio mode worked (before 8.90.5), I could edit the Kodi audio options and use another ALSA device. But I don’t know if this is available on your system. But Kodi audio mode works still better for me.


#20

Do you use Tvheadend? So you are saying that Librespot and Tvheadend are working fine on your system now? You can switch channels in LiveTV while Librespot is enabled?