Posts by jahutchi


    i try with an 4.8 image, btw you have plugged power connector to your S960 boxes ?


    Yes, The power connector is plugged into my S960 boxes. As I've been switching between versions I haven't touched the cables whatsoever - I just download the files via ssh using wget and drop them into the /storage/.update folder....then reboot

    This morning I have also tested the other two builds:


    LibreELEC-Generic.x86_64-8.0.0-revert-14c4bf3.img.gz
    LibreELEC-Generic.x86_64-8.0.0-scatter-gather.img.gz


    Unfortunately, both still give the Continuity Counter errors.


    As suggested by trsqr I also tried plugging in just one tuner, but alas still get the Continuity errors :(


    My machine doesn't have USB 3.0 ports - only USB 2.0.


    As mentioned I'm running an Aspire Revo R3700 which is admittedly a few years old, but it has 4x 1.8GHz CPU Cores, 4GB RAM & 1TB SATAIII HDD so should be plenty powerful enough for what I'm trying to do. If I go back to the Alpha 9 build (with both tuners plugged into the exact same usb ports) I can watch and record at the same time without any problems. I can also record two programs and watch a recording at the same time still without any problems. The same was true when it was previously running Ubunutu 14.04 with the latest TVH 4.1.x nightly (at the time), and was on Kodi 16.1. I was planning to upgrade to Ubuntu 16 / Kodi 17, but decided instead to have a change from Ubuntu as I wanted something more lightweight/easier to manage/upgrade... hence the move to LibreELEC.


    Is it worth putting together a 8.0.0 build with the 4.8 kernel from Alpha 9 to test/confirm that we are definitely dealing with a kernel issue....? Or do you have more builds you'd like me to test.


    BTW: Thanks for all the time your spending in trying to figure this one out.


    So far I have tested:
    - LibreELEC-Generic.x86_64-7.95.3-mb_without
    - LibreELEC-Generic.x86_64-7.95.3-latest-10.2


    Both those builds still give the Counter Continuity errors.


    Later today I'll try out LibreELEC-Generic.x86_64-7.95.3-allyes and report back on whether there's any improvement...
    ...Probably when the wife is out, as I'm currently getting it in the ear that "those !!****!! blocks are back" - lol ;)

    I am experiencing this exact same issue on my x86_64 Generic HTPC (Acer Revo 3700) which has 4x 1.8GHz CPU Cores, 4GB RAM & 1TB SATAIII HDD.
    I'm running the latest HTS Tvheadend 4.1.2415 ~ LibreELEC Tvh-addon v8.1.109, with 2x DVBSky S960 USB DVB-S2 adapters.


    If I upgrade to one of the latest beta releases 7.95.1, 7.95.2, 7.95.3 then the picture breaks up (i.e. goes blocky for a second or so) every couple of minutes when watching either Live TV or recording. The issue is worse for HD channels but does also occur on SD Channels.


    When the picture goes blocky I receive Continuity Counter errors in the logfile for example:

    Code
    1. 2017-02-06 21:01:51.469 [WARNING] TS: Freesat/11097V/ITV HD: H264 @ #2310 Continuity counter error (total 16)
    2. 2017-02-06 21:01:51.469 [WARNING] TS: Freesat/11097V/ITV HD: MPEG2AUDIO @ #2313 Continuity counter error (total 2)
    3. 2017-02-06 21:06:03.462 [WARNING] TS: Freesat/11097V/ITV HD: H264 @ #2310 Continuity counter error (total 17)
    4. 2017-02-06 21:06:19.164 [WARNING] TS: Freesat/11097V/ITV HD: H264 @ #2310 Continuity counter error (total 18)
    5. 2017-02-06 21:06:19.164 [WARNING] TS: Freesat/11097V/ITV HD: AC3 @ #2311 Continuity counter error (total 5)
    6. 2017-02-06 21:06:19.164 [WARNING] TS: Freesat/11097V/ITV HD: MPEG2AUDIO @ #2313 Continuity counter error (total 3)
    7. 2017-02-06 21:06:50.707 [WARNING] TS: Freesat/11097V/ITV HD: H264 @ #2310 Continuity counter error (total 21)
    8. 2017-02-06 21:07:40.201 [WARNING] TS: Freesat/11097V/ITV HD: H264 @ #2310 Continuity counter error (total 23)
    9. 2017-02-06 21:09:05.369 [WARNING] TS: Freesat/11097V/ITV HD: H264 @ #2310 Continuity counter error (total 24)
    10. 2017-02-06 21:09:05.369 [WARNING] TS: Freesat/11097V/ITV HD: MPEG2AUDIO @ #2313 Continuity counter error (total 4)


    If I downgrade to LE 7.90.009 alpha as stipulated in this post:thread-3665.html then I do not have any problems whatsoever.


    I wonder whether it relates to the move from a 4.8.12 kernel to 4.9.x since the problem ONLY occurs when I upgrade to anything later than 7.90.009 :(


    I was previously running Ubuntu 14.04 on this very same machine (i.e. same hardware & DVB Cards) and never had any disturbances in the picture quality, or Continuity Counter errors in the logfile... I know that because I took a full backup before moving away from Ubuntu. So was able to go back and examine my previous /var/log/syslog.x files - not a single Continuity Counter Error whatsoever!


    I hope this will be fixed before the production release as I'd rather not stay on the alpha release forever.


    Also.....I wonder whether it's possible to swap in the 4.8.12 kernel and run this against the latest 7.95.3 beta release to identify whether the kernel is indeed the point at issue. Could that be done by simply swapping the KERNEL & KERNEL.md5 files in from the alpha 9 release into the /flash folder (after mounting the vfat partition r/w). I'd be happy to give that a go if someone could confirm it won't break my system. If not, maybe there are other things I could try to help debug the issue?


    Note: I've also posted the same findings in response to the thead here: thread-3665.html before then noticing this thread which seems to have picked up more of a head of steam.

    I am experiencing this exact same issue on my x86_64 Generic HTPC (Acer Revo 3700) which has 4x 1.8GHz CPU Cores, 4GB RAM & 1TB SATAIII HDD.
    I'm running the latest HTS Tvheadend 4.1.2415 ~ LibreELEC Tvh-addon v8.1.109, with 2x DVBSky S960 USB DVB-S2 adapters.


    If I upgrade to one of the latest beta releases 7.95.1, 7.95.2, 7.95.3 then the picture breaks up (i.e. goes blocky for a second or so) every couple of minutes when watching either Live TV or recording. The issue is worse for HD channels but does also occur on SD Channels.


    When the picture goes blocky I receive Continuity Counter errors in the logfile for example:

    Code
    1. 2017-02-06 21:01:51.469 [WARNING] TS: Freesat/11097V/ITV HD: H264 @ #2310 Continuity counter error (total 16)
    2. 2017-02-06 21:01:51.469 [WARNING] TS: Freesat/11097V/ITV HD: MPEG2AUDIO @ #2313 Continuity counter error (total 2)
    3. 2017-02-06 21:06:03.462 [WARNING] TS: Freesat/11097V/ITV HD: H264 @ #2310 Continuity counter error (total 17)
    4. 2017-02-06 21:06:19.164 [WARNING] TS: Freesat/11097V/ITV HD: H264 @ #2310 Continuity counter error (total 18)
    5. 2017-02-06 21:06:19.164 [WARNING] TS: Freesat/11097V/ITV HD: AC3 @ #2311 Continuity counter error (total 5)
    6. 2017-02-06 21:06:19.164 [WARNING] TS: Freesat/11097V/ITV HD: MPEG2AUDIO @ #2313 Continuity counter error (total 3)
    7. 2017-02-06 21:06:50.707 [WARNING] TS: Freesat/11097V/ITV HD: H264 @ #2310 Continuity counter error (total 21)
    8. 2017-02-06 21:07:40.201 [WARNING] TS: Freesat/11097V/ITV HD: H264 @ #2310 Continuity counter error (total 23)
    9. 2017-02-06 21:09:05.369 [WARNING] TS: Freesat/11097V/ITV HD: H264 @ #2310 Continuity counter error (total 24)
    10. 2017-02-06 21:09:05.369 [WARNING] TS: Freesat/11097V/ITV HD: MPEG2AUDIO @ #2313 Continuity counter error (total 4)


    If I downgrade to LE 7.90.009 alpha as stipulated by newkind then I do not have any problems whatsoever.


    I wonder whether it relates to the move from a 4.8.12 kernel to 4.9.x since the problem ONLY occurs when I upgrade to anything later than 7.90.009 :(


    I was previously running Ubuntu 14.04 on this very same machine (i.e. same hardware & DVB Cards) and never had any disturbances in the picture quality, or Continuity Counter errors in the logfile... I know that because I took a full backup before moving away from Ubuntu. So was able to go back and examine my previous /var/log/syslog.x files - not a single Continuity Counter Error whatsoever!


    I hope this will be fixed before the production release as I'd rather not stay on the alpha release forever.


    I wonder whether it's possible to swap in the 4.8.12 kernel and run this against the latest 7.95.3 beta release to identify whether the kernel is indeed the point at issue. Could that be done by simply swapping the KERNEL & KERNEL.md5 files in from the alpha 9 release into the /flash folder (after mounting the vfat partition r/w). I'd be happy to give that a go if someone could confirm it won't break my system. If not, maybe there are other things I could try to help debug the issue?