[mythtv] firestick 4k lock up with interlaced playback
johnpilk222 at gmail.com
Tue Dec 18 17:19:02 UTC 2018
On 18/12/2018 15:29, David Engel wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 18, 2018 at 09:56:40AM -0500, Peter Bennett wrote:
>> I have had a report of mediacodec playback locking up with interlaced h264
>> on a firestick 4k. I have been using the fire stick for a lot of playback of
>> progressive h264 without problems. It seems that interlaced content may be
>> what is causing the issue.
> FWIW, I let mine run for ~35 minutes on h.264/1080i this weekend as a
> test. No issues found. I can try to let it run longer this evening
> if it would help.
Mine had an update on Friday, too. With MediaCodec decoding it still
reliably locks up at the end of the station ident on the recording (BBC
FOUR HD, DVB-T2, Feb 2016) from which I took the clip posted earlier.
After what seems a long time it quits with 'Video frame buffering
failed too many times.'
With standard decoding nothing seems wrong and the playback quality is
excellent. I have looked at adb log output in both cases but see
nothing that seems unusual at the position where things lock up.
I bought two, mainly to give 'Smart' capability to my daughter's unSmart
Sony family TV, which has the required HDMI port; 4K can wait and as yet
there's no MythTV installed there. I have reservations about some of
the on-line aspects of the device, but there is already full exposure to
tablets and phones. The picture and sound seem fine, and the remote
works, at least as a viewer's control device.
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