[mythtv-users] [mythtv] Mediacodec problem with fire stick 4K
johnpilk222 at gmail.com
Thu Dec 6 09:56:12 UTC 2018
On 06/12/2018 08:20, John wrote:
> On 06/12/2018 00:01, Peter Bennett wrote:
>> On 12/5/18 6:13 PM, Aman Gupta wrote:
>>> I've gotten reports that this freeze issue also happens with h264
>>> MediaCodec decoding on the 4K Stick, which further suggests this is
>>> an issue with ffmpeg's mediacodec wrapper.
>> I have been running mediacodec playing h264 video on a fire stick 4K
>> for a few hours each day for a couple of weeks and I have not seen any
> High thanks Peter for the great work on the firestick 4k. Mine is not
> reliable but that is possibly due to the local broadcast standard. I am
> receiving UK DVB-S2 from Astra 28.2 - Freesat which is 1280i 50Hz. Could
> you release a 32 bit binary of the latest build so I can retest.
> Incidentally I am displaying on a UHD TV, will try forcing it into HD
> when testing next time.
> Has anybody else got reliable operation with UK broadcast standard?
After my initial fumblings mine is giving excellent results with
DVB-T/T2 recordings and 'Videos' created from them, playing on an
1920x1080 TV. I don't have content or hardware for 4k, but bought that
model because it seemed likely to be more capable.
I have had it doing all that with software decoding, because h264
post-processed by my experimental ffmpeg-based cutting program did,
IIRC, cause hangs at some cuts. At present the h264 stuff is failing
anyway, but I'm almost sure that's because I have strayed in some way
from the recommended settings.
I don't think mythfrontend is affected by the 20-minute timeout when
using a browser, which I mentioned in another thread, but I reset that
to 5 hours and the tv timed out instead.
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