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

Paul Gardiner lists at glidos.net
Wed Mar 31 10:59:13 UTC 2021

On 31/03/2021 11:27, Jim Abernathy wrote:
> 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.

Yes, on a newish FireTV 4K stick. I haven't tried Mythfrontend, but 
Leanfront performance is excellent. Everything I've played via it has 
been perfectly smooth (now that I have frame rate matching working, that 
is). My remaining problems are with Netflix and iPlayer, although I use 
the latter infrequently - only for programs I fail to record. The 
problems with those two apps are only that they don't automatically 
switch. They work fine if I correctly guess the frame rate and set it 
manually (albeit that being via the hidden menu if I want 24fps).

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