OSX & Samba… hate-it! but…

there’s a little workaround…

The Situation: all my music is stored on a Openelec Mediasystem and when i want to edit the ID3Tag or copy to my Phone, i always have to use the samba share on OE… it always would take “hours” to navigate through directory, ’cause every folder takes like 5mins to load, except now, you rather expect what is inside.

i started organizing my music though iTunes, meaning ./Artist/Album/[Number] [NAME].mp3

so, i press “apple+shift+g” to navigate to a folder and when inside the musicfolder, enter the artistname, and then the folder appears; the best, it’s case insensitive…. following inside the artistfolder “apple+shift+g” to navigate to the album, or the “Unknown Album” folder and so on. it forces finder to reload the content, meaning looking for a file is possible too; just “go-to folder” “01” and finder will be forced to load the contend.


LibreELEC, OpenELEC experience

After nearly a year after moving from OE to LE, i moved back. I Don’t really know, if there’s a real difference, except LE still uses lirc or if it’s just a newly built system.

i’m using

  • OE8.0.3(official)
  • Titan Beta Skin
  • 3X0DU5 😉
  • 3 Instances of Hyperion ESP01w/ws2812b and Arduinow/TM1829 and SPIw/ws2812b plus forwarder

OpenELEC (official) 8 LIRC dropped

You don’t need Lircmap.xml in your userdata or yout lirc.cfg anymore, but you need to create an other keytable via ir-keytable… have a look here
furthermore i had to change the config.txt via

mount -o remount,rw /flash && nano /flash/config.txt





and change autostart

systemctl stop eventlircd.service
ir-keytable -a /storage/.config/rc_maps.cfg

where rc_maps.cfg consists of ” * * NAME” which is pointing to
“.config/rc_keymaps/NAME” which looks as follows:

# table NAME, type: NEC
0x813755 KEY_INFO
0x81370f KEY_UP #Up
0x81370b KEY_DOWN #Down
0x813728 KEY_RIGHT #right
0x813727 KEY_LEFT #left
0x81370a KEY_PLAY #play_pause
0x813759 KEY_MENU #menu


everything else, linke longpress feature works as in the old days with lircd. [SOURCE]