IOS app video playback problem

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IOS app video playback problem

Postby Kworke » Mon Oct 31, 2016 5:40 pm

All video from Channel 4 HD via satellite in the UK (Live or Recorded) play only sound and no video in the latest DVBLink IOS client (version 3.5.3). All other channels are okay. Alternative video apps such as VLC on IOS play the video okay. Video information below. Could you allow the option to choose VLC or an alternative as external player rather than 8Player? (the free version of 8Player is no longer an option, and besides, the interface is horrible. Any reason not to use VLC, or allow user to choose like your Android client?)

General
ID : 1046 (0x416)
Complete name : /Volumes/recorded/The Great Beauty-0110-20161023.ts
Format : MPEG-TS
File size : 10.6 GiB
Duration : 2h 29mn
Overall bit rate mode : Variable
Overall bit rate : 10.1 Mbps
Network name : DVBLink Network

Video
ID : 2305 (0x901)
Menu ID : 1046 (0x416)
Format : AVC
Format/Info : Advanced Video Codec
Format version : Version 2
Format profile : Main@L4
Format settings, CABAC : Yes
Format settings, ReFrames : 4 frames
Codec ID : 27
Duration : 2h 29mn
Bit rate : 9 029 Kbps
Width : 1 920 pixels
Height : 1 080 pixels
Display aspect ratio : 16:9
Frame rate : 25.000 fps
Color space : YUV
Chroma subsampling : 4:2:0
Bit depth : 8 bits
Scan type : Interlaced
Scan type, store method : Separated fields
Scan order : Top Field First
Bits/(Pixel*Frame) : 0.174
Stream size : 9.46 GiB (89%)
Color range : Limited
Color primaries : BT.709
Transfer characteristics : BT.709
Matrix coefficients : BT.709

Audio #1
ID : 2306 (0x902)
Menu ID : 1046 (0x416)
Format : AC-3
Format/Info : Audio Coding 3
Format profile : Layer 2
Mode extension : CM (complete main)
Format settings, Endianness : Big
Codec ID : 6
Duration : 2h 29mn
Bit rate mode : Constant
Bit rate : 384 Kbps
Channel(s) : 2 channels
Channel positions : Front: L R
Sampling rate : 48.0 KHz
Frame rate : 31.250 fps (1536 spf)
Compression mode : Lossy
Delay relative to video : -840ms
Stream size : 412 MiB (4%)
Language : English

Audio #2
ID : 2307 (0x903)
Menu ID : 1046 (0x416)
Format : MPEG Audio
Format version : Version 1
Format profile : Layer 2
Codec ID : 4
Duration : 2h 29mn
Bit rate mode : Constant
Bit rate : 192 Kbps
Channel(s) : 2 channels
Sampling rate : 48.0 KHz
Compression mode : Lossy
Delay relative to video : -832ms
Stream size : 206 MiB (2%)
Language : nar

Text #1
ID : 2308 (0x904)
Menu ID : 1046 (0x416)
Format : DVB Subtitle
Codec ID : 6
Duration : 2h 29mn
Delay relative to video : 6s 148ms
Language : English

Text #2
ID : 2309 (0x905)-888
Menu ID : 1046 (0x416)
Format : Teletext Subtitle
Language : English

Menu
ID : 259 (0x103)
Menu ID : 1046 (0x416)
Duration : 2h 29mn
List : 2305 (0x901) (AVC) / 2307 (0x903) (MPEG Audio, nar) / 2309 (0x905)-888 (Teletext Subtitle, en) / 2308 (0x904) (DVB Subtitle, English) / 3840 (0xF00) () / 3841 (0xF01) () / 3842 (0xF02) () / 3843 (0xF03) () / 3844 (0xF04) () / 2306 (0x902) (AC-3, English) / 2315 (0x90B) ()
Language : / nar / English / English / / / / / / English
Service type : reserved for future use
UTC 2016-10-22 22:30:00 : en: / en:(2013) Drama starring Tom Hardy. A construction manager's life dramatically begins to fall apart as he drives home from work. With Ruth Wilson and Olivia Colman. Very strong language. / / / 01:40:00 / Running
UTC 2016-10-23 00:10:00 : en: / en:(2013) Oscar-winning comedy-drama. Tony Servillo stars as a 65-year-old society journalist who begins to look back on his life with a critical eye. Sex scenes/drug use. In Italian/subs. / / / 02:25:00 / Not running
UTC 2016-10-23 02:35:00 : en: / en:Mercedes is astounded when she receives news from the police, and is determined to get her man back, but Joanne is equally unwavering. Warren's plan for revenge panics Nico. [SL] / / / 02:10:00 / Running
UTC 2016-10-23 04:45:00 : en: / en:What makes icing sugar so light and fluffy? Can you make risotto with long grain rice? And: the surprising things that are being done with pre-packed sandwiches' leftover crusts. (Ep2) / / / 00:30:00 / Not running
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Re: IOS app video playback problem

Postby tml » Fri Nov 25, 2016 4:53 pm

Hello, same problem for me - the complete transponder of M7Group on Astra3A is playing only sound without video. PC web browser plays everything ok.
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Pilot On
DAJTO HD, FANDA HD, JOJ Plus HD, Nova Cinema HD, Nova HD, Nova International, Nova Sport 1 HD, Prima COOL HD, Prima HD, RiK

Maybe some problem with the built-in player?

UPDATE
- I have upgraded the server version 5.1 to 6.0 on Synology - since then the IOS client crashes immediately after start on an IPad (while trying to connect the server) and runs very unstable on Iphone (crashes while trying to scroll down the channels, still no video on some channels), both versions 10
- on PC client (Windows 10) all works fine (like the previous version)
- I tried to install the client on Android - it starts, but plays only sound without video on ALL channels, when selecting the external player (MX Player), everything works fine

CONCLUSION
- the latest IOS client has problem even to connect to the 6.0 server running on Synology (at least on IOS10)
- the internal player is very poor - solved with MX Player on Android, but on IOS an option to choose some more mature player than 8Player would be appreciated (like NPlayer for example)
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Re: IOS app video playback problem

Postby the_man » Mon Nov 28, 2016 3:01 pm

tml wrote:...
- the internal player is very poor - solved with MX Player on Android, but on IOS an option to choose some more mature player than 8Player would be appreciated (like NPlayer for example)


It is really would be great to be able to use an external players on the iOS app. But it is not so easy as it is in the android app.
You see, there on the iOS is not permitted just pick up a dialogue with player selection. Each player should support "transport stream" and should implement some functionality, for allowing dvblink to stream the data...
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Re: IOS app video playback problem

Postby Thun » Wed Dec 07, 2016 9:58 pm

I have the same problems with some channels. From my testing, its only channels with 1080i that have the problem with image freezing but sound keeps playing fine. All 720p channels plays fine, so might be something to do with deinterlacing not working properly?
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Re: IOS app video playback problem

Postby wally007 » Sat Dec 10, 2016 10:51 pm

the_man wrote:
tml wrote:...
- the internal player is very poor - solved with MX Player on Android, but on IOS an option to choose some more mature player than 8Player would be appreciated (like NPlayer for example)


It is really would be great to be able to use an external players on the iOS app. But it is not so easy as it is in the android app.
You see, there on the iOS is not permitted just pick up a dialogue with player selection. Each player should support "transport stream" and should implement some functionality, for allowing dvblink to stream the data...


But its not a iOS player problem since same channel can be watched via EyeTV iOS app. It's a transcoder issue with DVBlink.

(I use DVBlin with WMC, DVBLink iOS to schedule WMC recordings but i watch live TV exclusively via EyeTV iOS since their transcoder is a lot more stable with Freesat UK)
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Re: IOS app video playback problem

Postby johndejager » Tue Dec 13, 2016 10:38 pm

Same problem for me
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Re: IOS app video playback problem

Postby vytautas » Sun Jan 01, 2017 3:37 pm

IOS client plays sound only of TV channels, screen is black. Apple TV client plays ok. Any suggestions?

thanx
v.
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Re: IOS app video playback problem

Postby vytautas » Sat Jan 14, 2017 10:26 am

vytautas wrote:IOS client plays sound only of TV channels, screen is black. Apple TV client plays ok. Any suggestions?

thanx
v.


When pausing and restarting some static pictures appears. Using in iPad pro, don't think can be hardware issue, VLC plays TV on the same device ok
Does anyone have an idea what is the root cause for this issue? All OS and app updated to the latest version.
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