[mythtv-users] [mythtv] Mediacodec problem with fire stick 4K

Peter Bennett pb.mythtv at gmail.com
Thu Dec 6 13:32:57 UTC 2018

On 12/6/18 3:20 AM, 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 freeze.
>> Peter
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> 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?
Mediacodec does not work with MPEG2, so you have to set up a custom 
playback profile 
(https://www.mythtv.org/wiki/Android#Recommended_Settings_2). Did you do 

I did a release on November 25th ( v30-Pre-983-gca71c59e61a). Are you 
using that one?


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