Posts by mfizz

    Wondering if it is possible to add


    to ffmpeg.

    When i record some channels record with teletext subtitles which are in the stream but not readable by kodi but readable in a pixelated ugly teletext format. This would covert these into .srt files to play as external subtitles.


    When playing video, having a look at the debug log, I see the following error which leads to the video either pausing or freezing completely. Stopping and restarting fixes the issue.

    2019-06-23 12:47:00.141 T:4067607408 WARNING: ActiveAE - large audio sync error: 2718.006809
    2019-06-23 12:47:00.147 T:4067607408 WARNING: ActiveAE - large audio sync error: 2719.618393
    2019-06-23 12:47:00.152 T:4067607408 WARNING: ActiveAE - large audio sync error: 2718.888809
    2019-06-23 12:47:00.157 T:4067607408 WARNING: ActiveAE - large audio sync error: 2718.835851
    2019-06-23 12:47:00.162 T:4067607408 WARNING: ActiveAE - large audio sync error: 2715.393546
    2019-06-23 12:47:00.168 T:4067607408 WARNING: ActiveAE - large audio sync error: 2716.000756
    2019-06-23 12:47:00.174 T:4067607408 WARNING: ActiveAE - large audio sync error: 2715.263547
    2019-06-23 12:47:02.958 T:3146752880   ERROR: CDVDAudio::AddPacketsRenderer - timeout adding data to renderer

    This happening on local files.

    I cannot seem to get any audio when the tv channel is 2 channels. No amount of "number of channel changes", "output configuration" makes the audio come through.

    The only way I can get sound is to change output device from HDMI to analog. This in itself presents another problem. When the system is up and running for a long time with changes between Dolby Digital and DTS when the next video is played it plays at half speed and low frequency. Restarting it fixes the issue or flicking between analogue and hdmi.

    I think someone else has reported a 2 channel issue before, but I cannot seem to find the thread.

    Running 9.0.2 on wetekplay 2 with optical out connected directly to the sound system.

    I will attach a debug log when it happens again, but last time round I couldn't see anything on it. Is there a special trace I should turn on for audio that would be most relevant?

    I am having a very erratic audio experience. I have started looking into and want to use the dts and dd abilities of my surround sound as such have plugged it in directly via optical out cable.

    Problem isn't necessarily the truly dts and dd5.1 it is everything else. I seem to have to fiddle around with the settings and not one setting working for everything. For example watching TV the passthrough works for the actual the channel for some time then when the ads start the audio goes and doesn't return. I have to stop the channel and start it again to get it to work.

    Fiddling around usually involves toggling passthrough, changing the speaker set up (2.0/2.1/5.1) and changing the Output configuration to get the sound back.

    I have a wetek play 2:


    No. of Channels: 2.1

    Output Config: Best Match

    Allow Pass: Yes

    DD Ac3: Yes

    DTS: Yes

    For refernce here is what seems to be the same issue in osmc:

    Problems with LiveTV stuttering on Vero 4k+ - Vero 4K / Vero 4K + - OSMC Forums

    So further expand on the issue, with that command whilst it works nicely on the specific case of the sports I am trying to watch, The "text" on the screen looks extremely pixelated almost as if it is SD.

    Furthermore other videos are affected too, such as when playing 24hz content sometimes the picture isn't smooth and so turning this back on fixes this issue.

    As a temporary fix, until the devs can have a proper look and resolve it, can i just have deinterlacing off for 50hz live tv only? how can i achieve this?

    I am back as this issue hasn't really gone.

    I keep getting the following error every few seconds in the debug log

    17:41:15.313 T:3463439216   DEBUG: write codec data failed, write_bytes(-1), errno(11), size(273)
    17:41:15.334 T:3463439216   DEBUG: usleep(RW_WAIT_TIME), len(0)
    17:41:15.334 T:3463439216   DEBUG: CAMLCodec::Decode: write_av_packet looping
    17:41:20.685 T:3413099376   DEBUG: Thread JobWorker 3413099376 terminating (autodelete)
    17:41:26.353 T:3463439216   DEBUG: write codec data failed, write_bytes(-1), errno(11), size(12056)
    17:41:26.374 T:3463439216   DEBUG: usleep(RW_WAIT_TIME), len(0)
    17:41:26.374 T:3463439216   DEBUG: CAMLCodec::Decode: write_av_packet looping

    I looked online and saw this post for OSMC which is showing similar symptoms to mine, but it seems to have resolved the issue there.

    I tried the command:

    echo 1 > /sys/module/di/parameters/bypass_hd

    Which i believe turns deinterlacing off. The video doesn't stutter (based on the ticker at the bottom) However the video looks bad now.

    Any help please, what can i do next?

    I am starting use libre more and more as an always connected device. When I travel, I sometimes want access to all my videos.

    I'm sure this is trivial, but does kodi have the ability to transcode the video over the network with limited connections.

    My upload is 3mbits however a lot of my videos are recorded channels that are much higher especially hd.

    Can I get libre to transcode on the fly dependant on connection quality?