[mythtv-users] Mythfrontend on Fire TV doesn't detect interlace

Paul Gardiner lists at glidos.net
Mon Aug 26 20:52:35 UTC 2019

On 26/08/2019 21:48, Paul Gardiner wrote:
> On 26/08/2019 19:23, Peter Bennett wrote:
>> On 8/26/19 1:08 PM, Paul Gardiner wrote:
>>> Actually, firstly let me say Wow! I've been wanting to try this out 
>>> for some time, but my backend is stuck on v29 for now, and I've only 
>>> just discovered that doesn't matter. Really very impressed. I have 
>>> one of the earlier Fire TV boxes (not stick). Didn't really expect it 
>>> to work, but it seems fine.
>>> At first some of my 50i recordings didn't seem very smooth. I ignored 
>>> some of the set up advice and selected the Bob (2x) deinterlacer, and 
>>> that initially didn't give any improvement. But then I went into the 
>>> playback menu and noticed the system had detected the video as 
>>> progressive. I overrode it as interlaced reversed and Wow (again): 
>>> silky smooth. Not perfect, but really far better than I expected.
>>> There is a slight tick every second or so. I think it misses the odd 
>>> frame, or it isn't quite in sync with the screen frame rate. Also 
>>> it's a pain that I have to go into the device's set up to select the 
>>> 50fps screen refresh rate (I'll have to go back and forth between 50 
>>> and 24 if I'm going to run mythfrontend and netflix). And of course 
>>> it's a pain that it doesn't detect the interlace correctly. Not far 
>>> off though. Nearly to where I can throw away my nvidia-based frontend 
>>> (if only that wasn't quite so perfect).
>>> Cheers,
>>>     Paul.
>>> _______________________________________________
>> I don't know which fire stick you have, but you can set up a playback 
>> profile to use standard decoding for mpeg2, which is then able to 
>> detect interlaced content. (see 
>> https://www.mythtv.org/wiki/Android#Amazon_Fire_TV_Stick_.28not_4K.29 )
> Not a stick. Old (first or second gen) Fire TV box. Little black box, 
> around 12cm square and 1cm high. I did use that set up you linked to, 
> other than the deinterlacer setting, but these recordings are h264.

Here is is: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00UH2O6T2/

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