[mythtv-users] Stupid Fire Stick Match Frame Rate feature

Jim Abernathy jfabernathy at gmail.com
Wed Mar 31 10:27:40 UTC 2021

On 3/31/21 6:10 AM, Paul Gardiner wrote:
> On 31/03/2021 10:38, Jim Abernathy wrote:
>> On 3/31/21 4:38 AM, John wrote:
>>> On 30/03/2021 14:16, James Abernathy wrote:
>>>> On Tue, Mar 30, 2021 at 8:27 AM Paul Gardiner <lists at glidos.net 
>>>> <mailto:lists at glidos.net>> wrote:
>>>>     > On 3/30/21 6:53 AM, Paul Gardiner wrote:
>>>>     Yes, that fits exactly with my experiences, including the
>>>>     response from
>>>>     Netflix. There doesn't seem to be a way to talk to or get a
>>>>     message to
>>>>     someone within the company that would recognise that there is a
>>>>     problem
>>>>     and it isn't Amazon's fault. Still, the Kodi plugin may be a
>>>>     workaround.
>>>> Well, even though I'm not a huge Kodi fan, it is the only software 
>>>> that can play Mythtv, Netflix, and Prime Video content correctly on 
>>>> a Nividia Shield TV.  I'll test Kodi out today on a FireTV 4K stick 
>>>> and see how it does.
>>>> Jim A
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>>> Which Kodi plugins did you use for Netflix and Prime Video on Shield 
>>> TV?
>>> When I had a quick look there seemed to be several options?
>> I tried the ones in this thread 
>> https://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=361747&pid=3026759#pid3026759
>> Depending what day you install. Kodi version 19.0 or 18.9 works or 
>> doesn't work.
> Well worth a try, but doesn't seem to be working well for me. It does 
> correctly trigger a frame-rate change, but still gives lumpy playback, 
> in a way that suggests the video player is struggling to keep up. 
> Maybe there's a setting that can improve it, but I haven't found it so 
> far.

Are you using FireTV stick?  I'm testing on Nvidia Shield TV (2017). I 
tried playing with my new FireTV 4K stick yesterday and was disappointed 
in it's performance on Mythfrontend, SlingTV and by then I switched back 
to Shield TV. I have not tried Kodi/Netflix on FireTV yet.

I think I'm going to end up with no integrated solution for all my 
streaming and OTA TV.


     a). Recorded OTA from mythtv-backend.

         -- Either mythtv-frontend or Leanfront work great on Nvidia Shield

         -- Leanfront works great on FireTV 4K, but mythfront has issues 
on FireTV 4K.

     b). Live TV without recording for quick of weather/news - Samsung 
TV built-in tuner

2. Netflix, SlingTV, or Prime Video - Samsung TV apps have no quality or 
frame rate matching issues.

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