[mythtv] HD Video frame drops with Android Frontend on Fire Stick

Peter Bennett pb.mythtv at gmail.com
Mon Jun 24 22:31:54 UTC 2019

On 6/24/19 5:14 AM, OpenMedia Support wrote:
> Currently running with - mythfrontend-20190414-arm-v30.0-43-g5a67176bf90.apk
> Hardware - Fire TV Gen 3 Pendant version.
> I've followed the setup guide under
>   -https://www.mythtv.org/wiki/Android#Amazon_Fire_TV_Stick_4K
> This option isn't present in this build
>   -  Advanced Playback Settings -> Allow YV12
> I've tried this option on and off and I still get a lot of frame drops
>   -  Advanced Playback Settings -> Extra stage
> I've also tried with/without the de-blocking filter and it doesn't make a
> different.
> To reproduce the issue set the playback profile as per the guide above and
> then via the setup wizard try to play "Test High Definition"
> Let me know if there is any more debug information I can provide.
If you use a fire stick (non-4K) you will have a lot of dropped frames. 
That is a known issue that will be addressed when we get to direct 
rendering (That is being worked on by Mark Kendall, see 2019-render branch).


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