[ATV2] Problem with TS files

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Syswatch Offline
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Hi there...
I just installed XBMC RC2 on my apple tv (4.4.4 & 1000mbit cable connection), and I was hoping that it could play my TS files from my TV recording software.
The problem is that the sound is stuttering and there is no picture... It also buffering all the time. This happens with both SD & HD content.

The recording software is the plugin Recording Service to the program DVBViewer.

Is this a bug in the XBMC software, or is it something with the ATV2 ? I seems that the v10 could play TS files according to forums on the internet.

Hoping that someone can help...

Jesper
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There was never a V10 for atv2. So we are not really smarter now. You should provide the xbmc.log with debugging turned on and a mediainfo dump of one of those files (first link in my sig).

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Memphiz: Regarding the v10 its my mistake... sorry for that :-)
But I have made an log file for you... You can find it here: http://pastebin.com/nxBsxzS5

I also made en mediainfo dump, and you can find the information here: http://pastebin.com/1vpz4A7U

I really hope that you will be able to fix this, because XBMC rocks, and this is the only thing that I need to be 100% satisfied with the new version.

Jesper, Denmark
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could you provide a 50mb example which reproduces the problem and upload it to dropbox for us or so?

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Sure....
I just made 2 sample files for you guys here:
sample_small.ts - 37mb - http://dl.dropbox.com/u/15305486/sample_small.ts
sample_large.ts - 465mb - http://dl.dropbox.com/u/15305486/sample_large.ts

Jesper, Denmark
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Memphiz Offline
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thx ... we have to be patient and hope that yoda shows up...

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I'm not going anywhere... :-) I will wait for the experts to look into this ! :-)
If you need any other information, please let me know.
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Interlaced, h264 inside a ts containter. We don't know how to pass that to VideoToolBox for hw video decode and so xbmc tried and fails with ffmpeg but the atv2 does not have enough ponies to sw decode it.


MediaInfo : http://mediainfo.sourceforge.net/
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Hi davilla,
Thanks for your answer... I really hope that you some day will figure out how to HW decode this kind of video.
Until then, I will have to wait :-)
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I have the same problem with TS-Files. But also with 720p (not interlaced) Files, like that one:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/3485822/Sample_7...ts-File.ts

I hope you find a way to play HD TS-Files (1080i50Hz & 720p50Hz), because I would love to use a ATV2 or maybe a ATV3 (in the future) to watch the recordings from my PVR.
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What I don't get is why SD material worked fine before in February and May 2011 releases for instance, but in the latest versions they chop horribly, so it can't all be ATV2's lacking horsepowers. Something has been changed that makes interlaced SD playback worse.
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Yep - we don't know which change it was (my guess - something to the threading prioritys). But all changes made to the code where needed to fix some other issues (which hit a bigger userbase then interlaced material). So even if we knew it - we won't revert because the base issue would reappear then. We don't have much room to play on these parts of code because of the special app (frappliance) concept used in atv2/ios.

AppleTV2/iPhone/iPod: HowTo find debug logs and everything else which the devs like so much: click here
HowTo setup NFS for XBMC: Wiki NFS
HowTo configure avahi (zeroconf): Wiki Avahi
READ THE IOS FAQ!: iOS FAQ
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