No liveTV under Kodi 14.1 Helix with XBMC PVR Addon 1.9.13

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No liveTV under Kodi 14.1 Helix with XBMC PVR Addon 1.9.13

Postby steppenwolf » Thu Mar 12, 2015 9:15 pm

I'm using DVBLink XBMC PVR Addon 1.19.13 under Kodi 14.1 Helix.

Everything is setup so far - the channels and EPG data provided by DVBLink Server show up in the Kodi LiveTV section just fine.

But once I hit a channel in order to watch liveTV, no stream arrives.

The DVBLink client app for Android on my tablet works alright - I can receive a liveTV stream there without problems.

So it seems safe to say it's a problem about the DVBLink XBMC PVR Addon.

Can you give me support there, please?
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Re: No liveTV under Kodi 14.1 Helix with XBMC PVR Addon 1.9.

Postby the_man » Mon Mar 16, 2015 9:47 am

Please try to play some of HD and SD channels on Kodi in DLNA client. Also be sure that you have MPEG-2 license key for RPI.
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Re: No liveTV under Kodi 14.1 Helix with XBMC PVR Addon 1.9.

Postby steppenwolf » Wed Mar 18, 2015 6:09 am

I don't have an RPI, but an installation of OpenELEC on an Intel NUC. I don't know where to get and how to install an MPEF-2 license key, but:
I did have a working LiveTV configuration with the very same hardware and OpenELEC / Kodi / DVBLink just a couple of months ago. Meaning, LiveTV did work with an earlier version of the DVBLink client (5.0, can't remember the build no.).
So a missing license key shouldn't be the cause.

Please try to play some of HD and SD channels on Kodi in DLNA client.


Sorry if this is a stupid question, but how would I do that? What kind of DLNA client, and where do I get it?
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Re: No liveTV under Kodi 14.1 Helix with XBMC PVR Addon 1.9.

Postby the_man » Wed Mar 18, 2015 9:04 am

Sorry but i cann't say nothing about Intel NUC... and which of codecs it uses.
As for DLNA:
- in main menu of Kodi
- click on Video -> files -> Add Video -> Browse -> UPnP Devices ->(there are must appear your dvblink server) click on DVBLink server-> Ok -> Ok
- now you can click on name of your server and can watch all live tv and records
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Re: No liveTV under Kodi 14.1 Helix with XBMC PVR Addon 1.9.

Postby steppenwolf » Wed Mar 18, 2015 10:34 pm

I got it solved, finally!

First, I updated to the new build 11218, but that didn't change anything.

Then I played around with the DVBLink PVR addon settings, and then: deactivating the transcoding option did it.
Is that due to lacking hardware, since my DS212 doesn't support any transcoding?

I'm glad it works now - only one thing that remains for improvement, and that is the channel switching times... on the average, it takes about 5 seconds to switch channels (SD/SD or SD/HD or HD/SD doesn't seem to influence on this). Any chance to get that optimized?

And, lastly, there's another issue: Watching liveTV, I have two huge black bars on the left and right side. Adjusting Kodi video settings (1920x1080) /calibrating the visible area doesn't help.
Minor issue, but still annoying.
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Re: No liveTV under Kodi 14.1 Helix with XBMC PVR Addon 1.9.

Postby the_man » Thu Mar 19, 2015 9:21 am

Then I played around with the DVBLink PVR addon settings, and then: deactivating the transcoding option did it.
Is that due to lacking hardware, since my DS212 doesn't support any transcoding?

I'll try to reproduce this script(scenario) and give you a response.
With regard to " channel switching " - with new build of dvblink server it takes for me no more than 2-4 sec.
And as for "two huge black bars" can you, please, make a screenshot, to understand what are you talking about.
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