Posts by Hauke

    Only setting I was able to find was switch mmal on or off. You mean that one? If so: No effect... If not: Please guide me to the relevant setting. Thanks!


    I also tried hdmi_enable_4kp60=1 in and out of config.txt. No effect, except that with it in my RPi gets unstable! Have no 4K display, so does not bother me...

    Hi folks,

    just tried 9.2.1 on my RPi 4 2 GB. Thanks for all the work!

    I face a problem: Playing back HEVC .ts files that are recordings of DVB-T2 shows I have no playback controls, i.e. I cannot jump forward or backward. Only control available is stop. Tried a clean install to make sure I had no old clutter, but problem remains.

    If it helps, I can provide example files.

    Thanks for help!

    Hauke

    I uploaded an example for a broken video file here:


    MEGA

    [Edit: removed file - please PM me if someone is going to pick up the issue]


    Go to 7:19 and let it play. At around 7:20 the glitch happens, and after that audio timing is off. When you start playing directly at, say, 7:25, everything is OK. Other players tested (CoreELEC on Le Potato, VLC on Windows) get over the data error with grace - a short interruption, and then video and audio continue just fine.


    Would be happy if someone could confirm (or better: fix :)) the problem.


    I will not have the file online for too long, since I suppose I may violate copyright (although the same show is freely available via ZDF mediathek...)


    Thanks for taking care!


    Hauke

    Hi folks,

    another one I'm afraid: When I play back videos, it happens perhaps once or twice an hour of playback that the lower third of the screen is turning green with an irregular border to the upper screen part. This is just for one frame or so and then gone again. I first suspected data errors, but it came up now so often with various media sources that I would rule this out.

    Anyone else seen this?

    Cheers

    Hauke

    Hi folks,

    sorry for lots of posts now - I have replaced my Le Potato by Raspberry Pi 4 recently and have several issues, which I think make sense to put into seperate threads. This one: I record TV shows from DVB-T2 using WinTV dualHD USB stick. It happens that I get data errors (I currently suspect high load issues that also cause the UI freeze reported earlier). When I then playback and the data error is encountered, image is shortly distorted, but recovers. However, audio is then off by a few seconds to the video. Sometimes (but not always) playback changes speed and image and audio get back in sync (after several seconds), but more often the offset remains.

    I can provide example video on demand.

    Cheers

    Hauke

    Hi folks,

    this is my second bug report - more to follow, sorry! I once in a while experience a hanging UI. I control the UI via wireless keyboard, and sometimes the UI does not react to any input for a few seconds, but after unfreezing, the input is digested with that delay. It is difficult to identify when this exactly happens, but it seems during general high load on the RPi, e.g. right after boot, when a recording starts or stops (I record via tvheadend on the same Raspberry to an external SSD attached via USB-SATA bridge) or similar tasks happen.

    Anyone else suffering from this?

    Cheers

    Hauke

    Hi folks,

    on my Raspberry 4 when starting playback of basically any video file (regardless of type) after ~1sec there is a very short (one frame?) black screen. Both video and audio run without issues otherwise. Sometimes it is not a black frame, but a distorted frame from the media file I played beforehand, even if this was hours ago. Not critical, but annoying.

    Others see this too?

    Cheers

    Hauke

    I just installed the most recent 9.1.501 for RPi 4 and test with a Hauppauge WinTV dualHD. It works well enough with good signal, but if the signal quality is bad and the stream has errors, things get nasty. A data glitch causes all kinds of follow up problems - I've had the following issues at times (meaning: very often, but not always the same):

    • Picture slows down like slo-mo video, while audio continues at normal speed.
    • Audio goes quiet, while picture goes on normal
    • Picture and audio freeze - channel switch recovers
    • Picture and audio run on at normal speed, but out of sync by seconds
    • Very rerely the player crashes and only reboot helps

    All this is with German DVB-T2, i.e. HEVC encoded transport stream.

    Not sure how I can help with troubleshooting - is there a way to collect debug information for such an issue?


    Cheers

    Hauke

    Hi folks,

    testing my Raspberry 4 2GB now since a week with LibreElec, and I run into the following issue: I recorded a DVB-T2 transmission (Germany = HEVC). I watched it while recording, and since my test was done with not the best antenna reception, I had half a dozen glitches, where the signal went too bad and I had a continuity error. When watching live, the Raspberry coped with it just fine - short picture distortion, and on we go. When I watch the recording, right at the first glitch playback stops. I can still use the navigation bar, like e.g. cursor left/right, but playback does not start again, and after a few seconds, the whole player freezes, incl. the playback controls. Issue is reproducible.

    Played the same file then on my LePotato (with CoreElec), which also hickupped on the glitch, but recovered itself and went on playing just fine.

    Any idea how to tackle this? I can put the recording somewhere for download if it helps troubleshooting.

    Cheers

    Hauke

    Hi all,


    quick update: Last weekend my TV broke down, so I needed a quick solution, which was to attach a monitor to the Le Potato and use the dualHD with tvheadend/PVR backend. But watching TV with the dualHD was no fun: sometimes/too often the image stuttered, and the frame rate adjustment TV 25 Hz <-> Monitor 60 Hz caused subtle jitter. So I went for my own suggestion and rigged up a Raspberry as tvheadend server with kernel 4.19 (dualHD native support), pointed the PVR backend on Le Potato to the Raspberry, and enjoyed several hours of perfectly stable TV.


    I really can't wait to have the mainline kernel for Le Potato... Until then, I'll just keep the Raspberry running, wasting another 5 W of energy ;-)


    Cheers


    Hauke

    I *think* I use this one: [8.2.3.1] LibreELEC 8.2 for S905/S905X - but just to make it clear: The DualHD is _not_ working flawless with that image. The main reason I still use it is that I did a lot of customization and am too lazy to redo this on any new image unless I think it's bringing me any advantage. If I would start from scratch, I might as of today give CoreELEC a try, because it currently seems to be the most bug-free amlogic incarnation of Kodi. However, being rather opportunistic, I guess the first group offering mainline kernel will be my friend, since I expect this to solve some of my issues - hope nobody feels offended... I already bought some of the guys here a beer (remotely), so I guess I might be excused :-)


    Something I feel important to emphasize: All this is done by community on spare time, and since I do not contribute anything but questions here, I do not feel entitled to "demand" anything - on the contrary! So, thanks again to all the people here doing their best to give us a good media experience - I really appreciate it and will stay patient!


    Edit: I just logged in to my box via SSH and it tells me it is LibreELEC (community): 8.90.4 (LePotato.arm) - so worst case I am just confusing things - sorry... I tried many images past then when I got my Le Potato and *may* have lost track somehow...


    Edit²: Just remembered some notes I wrote down past then, and it seems I used adamg's image after all. These are no longer available for download it seems, but CoreELEC is the follow-up project from that as I understand it. Sorry for all this confusion!

    I now even tried 8.95.3 - my two problems persist: DVB-T2 on dual tuner still not perfect, and: MP4 with MP3 audio track displays wrong remaining time and does not work well. So, currently it is still kszaq's old image I'm using.