Posts by ElwoodSC

    Guys, I found the problem - thank you all for the tipps in this thread which led my, step by step, to the solution.
    I installed Docker on my Windows Server wich also runs my Mediaportal TVServer. Docker installed a Virtual NIC which is set to DHCP and - tadaaa - somehow gets the address. Finally ipconfig /all on my server brought me to this:

    And when I disabled this adapter prv.mediaportal works like a charm!!!

    Sorry to have wasted your time - maybe this thread can help in the future when someon else encounters a similar problem.

    The strange thing which remains is still: why does LE 9.26 work in this environment...

    Thank you all for your help!!! :)

    There is another report resolving a wrong address from SMB share (without mediaportal): SMB broken in nightlies RPI4

    I have seen this thread as well - but a least there is no pvr-addon involved.

    But you are on to someting:

    rpi-mediawozi:~/.kodi/temp # nmblookup NCC NCC<00> NCC<00>
    rpi-mediawozi:~/.kodi/temp # nmblookup -A
    Looking up status of
    No reply from

    Edit: I just tried nmblookup on different machines in my network and all of them show the same name resolution. So obviously the faulty IP-address comes from my environment. But obviosly the different versions of pvr.mediaporal handle these addresses differently. Is there some kind of metric involved?

    Here is another log from LE 9.95 (Allwinner H6) when pvr.mediaportal is configured to use RTSP instead of SMB:

    Again it resolves to instead of
    I'm 99% sure that I tried RTSP on my RPI4 a couple of days before and that it was working there. :/

    Please keep in mind that pvr.mediportal is still working flawlessly in my environment on LE 9.26 which runs on my daily driver in the livingroom on a x86 Intel NUC, I only have problems with LE 10 (or, currently 9.95 on my Allwinner H6-Box).

    Unfortunately the hosts-flie did not help - DNS-resolution on OS-Base does work for hostname and FQDN.

    mediawz:~ # nslookup NCC
    Address 1:
    Name:      NCC
    Address 1: NCC

    So here is the output of avahi-browse:

    I cant pinpoint exactly until when pvr.mediaportal was running in a 9.80 environment but I am quite sure, that the problems begun around first or second week of january this year. At that time I had LE 9.80 running on a PRI4 and was fiddling around with deinterlacing of my TV programmes, so definately PVR was running at that time.

    Many thanks for your ideas, the are very much appreciated!!!

    Cheers, Flo

    Likely you get the same address with getent ahosts NCC in LE.

    Use the IP address instead of the name.

    mediawz:~ # getent ahosts NCC        STREAM        DGRAM        RAW

    This IP-address is correct - I dont and have never used a 172.x-network.

    Actually I already use the IP-address of my server in pvr.mediaportal - but tha addon requests the target for the timeshift file from the Mediaportal Server addon (TVServerKodi) and I can't change it there to use an IP-address instead.

    On Windows 10 works as expected - version here is 8.1.0, the version in the LE-repository is

    I was suspecting samba as well but SMC access to my fileserver (WinSrv 2016) works as it ever did. Additionally, when I tried to change to use RTSP instead of SMB i recognized that it also tries to access the RTSP-stream on 172...
    I still have a nightlie-build from 12/31/2020 which was working before - I tried that yesterday as well but was unable to install because the repository is not available anymore.

    Hi everyone,

    sorry to use my first post here for a problem report - but in the meantime I've quite exhausted my ressources.
    I'm running a Mediaportal 1 based installation with 4 DVB-S cards wich runs quite flawlessly for the families need of linear tv.
    I had two RPI3 with OSMC running in the past until I switched to LE and absolutely like the slimness of this distro. As more and more of my content comes in h.265 I reached out to a RPI4 to renew my TV-infrastructure - and here the quest began... ;)

    To use my RPi4 I needed to go to Kodi 19/LE 9.80 nightlies which worked with my MP-Server until around mid of january. Since then somehow access to the SMB-share which hosts Mediaportals timeshift-file is not working anymore. Currently I use prv.mediaportal version and TVServerKodi

    This is how it lookes on LE 10.0 (currently on Allwinner H6, same happens on RPI4):

    2021-04-06 13:25:50.182 T:957      INFO <general>: VideoPlayer::OpenFile: pvr://channels/tv/Alle%20Kan%c3%a4le/pvr.mediaportal.tvserver_3080.pvr
    2021-04-06 13:25:50.183 T:1442     INFO <general>: Creating InputStream
    2021-04-06 13:25:50.184 T:1442     INFO <general>: AddOnLog: pvr.mediaportal.tvserver: Open Live stream for channel uid=3080
    2021-04-06 13:25:51.686 T:1442     INFO <general>: AddOnLog: pvr.mediaportal.tvserver: Channel timeshift buffer: D:\Video\Timeshift\live5-0.ts.tsbuffer
    2021-04-06 13:25:51.687 T:1442     INFO <general>: AddOnLog: pvr.mediaportal.tvserver: Creating a new TsReader...
    2021-04-06 13:25:51.687 T:1442     INFO <general>: AddOnLog: pvr.mediaportal.tvserver: TsReader open 'D:\Video\Timeshift\live5-0.ts.tsbuffer'
    2021-04-06 13:25:51.688 T:1442     INFO <general>: AddOnLog: pvr.mediaportal.tvserver: Translate path D:\Video\Timeshift\live5-0.ts.tsbuffer -> smb://MY-Username:[email protected]/mp-ts/live5-0.ts.tsbuffer
    2021-04-06 13:25:51.688 T:1442     INFO <general>: AddOnLog: pvr.mediaportal.tvserver: FileReader::OpenFile() smb://MY-Username:[email protected]/mp-ts/live5-0.ts.tsbuffer.
    2021-04-06 13:25:56.734 T:1442     INFO <general>: SMBFile->Open: Unable to open file : 'smb://USERNAME:[email protected]/mp-ts/live5-0.ts.tsbuffer'
                                                       unix_err:'6e' error : 'Connection timed out'

    And this ist how it should look (LE 9.2.6 on an RPI3):

    As you can see the logs are from the same timeframe, in case of the LE 10.0-Client the DNS-resolution for my server (NCC) fails, the used IP-Adress ( is not even in my IP-network.
    As access to my movies and series lieying on a Windows server ist working in both LE versions I suspect the mediaportal-addon to be responsible here.

    Any ideas to ease my pain?

    Many thanks in advance,