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DVBLink Viewer unusable on low powered Intel NUC's?

Postby Muppets4 » Sat Apr 29, 2017 8:35 am

I have two NUCS with a celeron in it, the N2830 and the N3050. Both equiped with 8GB of RAM and an SSD. Both are unable to play the HD channels of my provider. SD works well, but with high CPU load. The sound is there, but the image is stuttering etc.

I thought that maybe the NUC's are not powerfull enough. But when I install Kodi and the DVBLink plugin, it works great! CPU not getting over 40-50%. Also, 12GB MKV files play fine too.

I need the Viewer to work, bacause my wife and kids will not accept Kodi. The simplicity of the Viewer is what attracts me/them.

And while we 're at it, what is the green line I get under the playing channels? I have it on systems with an Intel GPU and on systems using an Nvidia card.

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Re: DVBLink Viewer unusable on low powered Intel NUC's?

Postby Montoya » Sun Apr 30, 2017 11:15 pm

One of my TV viewing clients in one of my bedrooms is a very old system, a win10 ZOTAC barebone mini PC from 2009 with a Nvidia ION chipset and a 1.2GHz Celeron ...

DVBLink viewer can't handle my TV HD streams too on that system, but..... when I use Kodi 17 with the DVBLink PVR client addon, TV HD streams are playing flawlessly in KODI.

It looks like DVBLink Viewer doesn't use the GPU the same way that Kodi does, for viewing HD channels :shock:
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Re: DVBLink Viewer unusable on low powered Intel NUC's?

Postby Oberon » Mon May 01, 2017 8:37 am

There comes an update for DVBLink Viewer very soon that will bring substantial improvement in video playback performance.
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Re: DVBLink Viewer unusable on low powered Intel NUC's?

Postby Muppets4 » Mon May 01, 2017 9:24 am

Oberon wrote:There comes an update for DVBLink Viewer very soon that will bring substantial improvement in video playback performance.


That is good news. I've tried it today on a PC with the i5-5257U (with Iris 6100 GPU) and the result is still not ready to watch (100% CPU). Some better, but choppy video.

Just to ask. Is there a solution for the annoying green line just under the video? It's not only there, it flashes too. Seen it mentioned a couple of times on the forum.
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Re: DVBLink Viewer unusable on low powered Intel NUC's?

Postby Oberon » Mon May 01, 2017 9:26 am

Muppets4 wrote:
Oberon wrote:There comes an update for DVBLink Viewer very soon that will bring substantial improvement in video playback performance.


That is good news. I've tried it today on a PC with the i5-5257U (with Iris 6100 GPU) and the result is still not ready to watch (100% CPU). Some better, but choppy video.

Just to ask. Is there a solution for the annoying green line just under the video? It's not only there, it flashes too. Seen it mentioned a couple of times on the forum.

Yes. Change de-interlacing algo to another one - to linear, for example.
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Re: DVBLink Viewer unusable on low powered Intel NUC's?

Postby Muppets4 » Wed May 03, 2017 9:35 am

Oberon wrote:
Muppets4 wrote:
Oberon wrote:There comes an update for DVBLink Viewer very soon that will bring substantial improvement in video playback performance.


That is good news. I've tried it today on a PC with the i5-5257U (with Iris 6100 GPU) and the result is still not ready to watch (100% CPU). Some better, but choppy video.

Just to ask. Is there a solution for the annoying green line just under the video? It's not only there, it flashes too. Seen it mentioned a couple of times on the forum.

Yes. Change de-interlacing algo to another one - to linear, for example.


Linear did not solve it. Blend did. Thanks!
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Re: DVBLink Viewer unusable on low powered Intel NUC's?

Postby Muppets4 » Thu May 18, 2017 6:44 pm

Oberon wrote:There comes an update for DVBLink Viewer very soon that will bring substantial improvement in video playback performance.


Somehow I hoped that very soon was.....well..... very soon (:

Care to share what timepath you have for the release of the next version?
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Re: DVBLink Viewer unusable on low powered Intel NUC's?

Postby Montoya » Thu May 18, 2017 7:57 pm

viewtopic.php?f=56&t=32092#p117615

They are working on it, so just wait.

In the mean time, you can use Kodi as a perfect replacement :wink:
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Re: DVBLink Viewer unusable on low powered Intel NUC's?

Postby Muppets4 » Thu May 18, 2017 9:17 pm

Montoya wrote:http://forum.dvblogic.com/viewtopic.php?f=56&t=32092#p117615

They are working on it, so just wait.

In the mean time, you can use Kodi as a perfect replacement :wink:

I don't recall asking you. As I explained in the first post, my family won't accept Kodi.....

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Re: DVBLink Viewer unusable on low powered Intel NUC's?

Postby the_man » Fri May 19, 2017 9:19 am

The DVBLink player with required changed already released. The DVBLink Server with in-built dvblink player / also a DVBlink Viewer on the testing line.
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Re: DVBLink Viewer unusable on low powered Intel NUC's?

Postby Montoya » Fri May 19, 2017 10:47 am

Muppets4 wrote:I don't recall asking you. As I explained in the first post, my family won't accept Kodi.....

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Dear King Muppet,

I hereby bow to you to give you my humble apologies for being informative with my post :mrgreen: :wink:

Et voila... you are being served my Lord :arrow:
viewtopic.php?f=55&t=31285#p117644

PS: Zware dag gehad gisteren ?! :shock: :wink:
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Re: DVBLink Viewer unusable on low powered Intel NUC's?

Postby the_man » Fri May 19, 2017 4:57 pm

Please, the latest dvblink server / player / viewer update.
It should help with h265 stream. But, decoding of h265 is too heavy process, so not need to expect a "miracle" with weak CPU.
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Re: DVBLink Viewer unusable on low powered Intel NUC's?

Postby Montoya » Fri May 19, 2017 5:24 pm

the_man wrote:...It should help with h265 stream. But, decoding of h265 is too heavy process, so not need to expect a "miracle" with weak CPU.

Muppets4 is from the Netherlands, so if he is using DVB-C, non of the dutch DVB-C providers are using h265 yet.

So those this new build improve framerate with other codecs ?
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Re: DVBLink Viewer unusable on low powered Intel NUC's?

Postby Muppets4 » Fri May 19, 2017 9:53 pm

Montoya wrote:
Muppets4 wrote:
PS: Zware dag gehad gisteren ?! :shock: :wink:


Think so :D But informative? Really? Telling me to use Kodi when I open that I can't use Kodi.

I've just installed the DVBLink Viewer. Something is going really wrong. The guide loads, but TV doesn't seem to work. In the left down corner there isn't presented my IP adress like it was before..... Going to open a new topic.
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Re: DVBLink Viewer unusable on low powered Intel NUC's?

Postby the_man » Sat May 20, 2017 8:19 pm

Muppets4 wrote:
Montoya wrote:
Muppets4 wrote:
PS: Zware dag gehad gisteren ?! :shock: :wink:


Think so :D But informative? Really? Telling me to use Kodi when I open that I can't use Kodi.

I've just installed the DVBLink Viewer. Something is going really wrong. The guide loads, but TV doesn't seem to work. In the left down corner there isn't presented my IP adress like it was before..... Going to open a new topic.

Need to update server to the latest build as well
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