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Re: server handles streams "wrong and causes freezes and cra

Postby speedy » Thu Jun 23, 2016 9:55 am

hi again,

so, i finally tried the new server v6.. what i did:
- i set a 100% identical environment for dvblink v6 as i ahve it for v5.5 in parallel (so i can compare 1:1)
-- only difference: DVBLink for Dreambox is in trial version in v6
- i did some tests

the outcome:
- epg loads way faster than in v5.5
- it takes longer for the streams to start on the client (my impression)
- after about 2 seconds, the transcoding still creates terrible artifacs messing up the whole picture
- picture quality of the stream is slighlty unsharper and shows more artifacts in certain pictures ((my impression)
- error scenario 1) from this post (commercial break/end of show) is almost solved: the stream does not hangs in buffering anymore. sometimes it has a little noticeable hickup, though
- error scenario 2) from this post (switching channels) is not solved: specially when switching between 2 HD channels it happens quite often, that the stream hangs (and recovers after some minutes)
- additionally missing is this: viewtopic.php?f=70&t=30660 (note: the post from you guys , where he promised to include in v6, has been deleted by you)

so, v6 is different, but not really satisfying so far.
any comments?
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Re: server handles streams "wrong and causes freezes and cra

Postby the_man » Thu Jun 23, 2016 11:13 am

The feature by your request is added into the todo list, but as you only who make such request we had to set the low priority. That's why it is not implemented - and still waiting his turn ...

...specially when switching between 2 HD

It is about Kodi PVR addon on the RPI - isn't it.
Have you make a database cleaning and do you have a latest pvr v2.x
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Re: server handles streams "wrong and causes freezes and cra

Postby speedy » Thu Jun 23, 2016 1:29 pm

hi,

for error scenario 2) only appears in kodi pvr, yes. because all the other dvblink clients do not allow a direct channels switch
in kodi pvr you can stupidly just change channels straight away (which my girlfriend does all the time... and then hangs up the client)

quick questions:
- database clearing of kodi? (how do i do that?)
- what is the latest pvr version?

and: any idea when the requested feature for the dreambox will be implemented?

cheers
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Re: server handles streams "wrong and causes freezes and cra

Postby the_man » Thu Jun 23, 2016 2:37 pm

If i'm not mistaken the version 2.1.9 is the latest.
Kodi Settings -> TV -> General -> Clear data (or something like that)

and: any idea when the requested feature for the dreambox will be implemented?

Sorry - no(
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Re: server handles streams "wrong and causes freezes and cra

Postby speedy » Thu Jun 23, 2016 5:15 pm

so, just checked:
- i am running dvblink pvr client 2.1.7
- i went to setting, tv, general, clear data and then exited kodi and made a fresh restart. result (on the first try): flicked thru 5 hd channels directly, it got stuck on the 5th channel
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Re: server handles streams "wrong and causes freezes and cra

Postby speedy » Mon Jul 04, 2016 6:03 am

after testing a few days, i am not very impressed about the transcoding capabilities of v6
- starting to stream sometime fails (freeze). so i am blocked for a few mins until it recovers and goes back to the channel list
- spontaneous fails during streaming (freezes). also here: i am blocked for a few mins until it recovers and goes back to the channel list
- spontaneous weak streams: lots of artifacts, does not recover by itself.. when it gets very heavy the stream gets lost (thought first it would be an issue that my neighbor would be narrowing my line .. but also happened when i did some LAN streaming with 1000mbit network)

i cannot spot yet a pattern for the issues .. but in general this is not being fun to use it like that :(
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Re: server handles streams "wrong and causes freezes and cra

Postby the_man » Mon Jul 04, 2016 8:28 am

All issues happen at the PVR client for kodi,is not it.
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Re: server handles streams "wrong and causes freezes and cra

Postby speedy » Mon Jul 04, 2016 8:49 am

yes, so far.
but i did not really test it on any other client.
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Re: server handles streams "wrong and causes freezes and cra

Postby the_man » Mon Jul 04, 2016 9:11 am

speedy wrote:yes, so far.
but i did not really test it on any other client.

Please, try to use the DVBLink apps (maybe viewer ...) - need to narrow the issues field.

PS. Please remind where the Kodi is running?
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Re: server handles streams "wrong and causes freezes and cra

Postby speedy » Sun Jul 10, 2016 8:30 pm

ah damn, did not get the notification email for your answer...

so, i watched tv this weekend on my little tronsmart ara x5 running openelec..streaming over the internet and openvpn with an available downstream of 12.5kb/s
-> most error was that the video got stuck in the first few seconds .. and i had to wait for it to recover/unfreeze quite a few times
transcoding is set to 2048 .. wanted to use 4096 but then i can't really watch tv anymore .. to many freezes

since i am going on holidays on thursday, i wont be able to do any tests before august ..
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