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RE: 2018 - Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K - DarrenHill - 2020-01-15

@Facakente - Xanax is a banned addon (wiki) here as it violates our piracy policy (wiki). Any device with such junk installed on it is not eligible for any support here whilst they are in place.


RE: 2018 - Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K - Facakente - 2020-01-15

I might just buy the vero 4K + box which should pass any audio format to the soundbar.

Does anyone know how this is in terms of Picture quality compared to the fire stick for example ?


RE: 2018 - Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K - Theetjuh - 2020-01-15

(2020-01-15, 15:18)Facakente Wrote: I might just buy the vero 4K + box which should pass any audio format to the soundbar.

Does anyone know how this is in terms of Picture quality compared to the fire stick for example ?

No idea about the Fire Stick, but I think the Vero 4K (+) has one of the best picture quality.


RE: 2018 - Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K - mamachan - 2020-01-17

(2020-01-14, 20:32)fritsch Wrote:
(2020-01-14, 19:00)mamachan Wrote:
(2020-01-05, 09:44)fritsch Wrote: Full agree.    

full desagree.

Fire TV 4K + MrMC impossible to see my 4k rip 
Nvidia Shield + Kodi 18.5 same 4K rip are perfect.    

Why do you compare MrMC vs. Kodi on a different hardware?

iperf3 testing with FireTV resulted in 300 Mbit/s directly next to a 5 GHz AC Repeater and it resulted in 195 Mbit/s with the router two rooms away. 
OK, i installed Kodi on Fire TV 4k too, and i can confirm that (on my system) Wifi is better on Shild than on AFTV.


RE: 2018 - Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K - mamachan - 2020-01-17

I have this problem with low resolution files.
If i set 720x576 (DVD) o 720x480 (mp4) in whitelist, this files are played very small on the TV, not in fullscreen mode.

No problem with 720p or highter files.


RE: 2018 - Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K - fritsch - 2020-01-18

(2020-01-17, 18:40)mamachan Wrote:
(2020-01-14, 20:32)fritsch Wrote:
(2020-01-14, 19:00)mamachan Wrote: full desagree.

Fire TV 4K + MrMC impossible to see my 4k rip 
Nvidia Shield + Kodi 18.5 same 4K rip are perfect.    

Why do you compare MrMC vs. Kodi on a different hardware?

iperf3 testing with FireTV resulted in 300 Mbit/s directly next to a 5 GHz AC Repeater and it resulted in 195 Mbit/s with the router two rooms away.  
OK, i installed Kodi on Fire TV 4k too, and i can confirm that (on my system) Wifi is better on Shild than on AFTV. 

What are your iperf3 results? Can you post them?


RE: 2018 - Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K - mamachan - 2020-01-18

(2020-01-18, 18:20)fritsch Wrote:
(2020-01-17, 18:40)mamachan Wrote:
(2020-01-14, 20:32)fritsch Wrote: Why do you compare MrMC vs. Kodi on a different hardware?

iperf3 testing with FireTV resulted in 300 Mbit/s directly next to a 5 GHz AC Repeater and it resulted in 195 Mbit/s with the router two rooms away.  
OK, i installed Kodi on Fire TV 4k too, and i can confirm that (on my system) Wifi is better on Shild than on AFTV. 

What are your iperf3 results? Can you post them?

What Is iperf3?
On Shield 4K videos are perfect.
On AFTV i have a lot of buffer, specially at start of video


RE: 2018 - Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K - fritsch - 2020-01-18

https://analiti.com/app-tv-fire-tv

Something like this. Having buffering issues, especially in kodi might have multiple issues, only one is bandwidth. Therefore using established tools before making conclusions is important.


RE: 2018 - Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K - Facakente - 2020-01-18

I have been struggling to keymap ctrl shift o to get the player info , I have installed keymap editor , thought under global and mapping codec info it doesn’t return what I am looking for , can someone help and point me the right path ? I am using Kodi leia on the Firestick ,
Thanks in advance


RE: 2018 - Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K - mamachan - 2020-01-19

(2020-01-18, 18:20)fritsch Wrote:
(2020-01-17, 18:40)mamachan Wrote:
(2020-01-14, 20:32)fritsch Wrote: Why do you compare MrMC vs. Kodi on a different hardware?

iperf3 testing with FireTV resulted in 300 Mbit/s directly next to a 5 GHz AC Repeater and it resulted in 195 Mbit/s with the router two rooms away.  
OK, i installed Kodi on Fire TV 4k too, and i can confirm that (on my system) Wifi is better on Shild than on AFTV. 

What are your iperf3 results? Can you post them?

I'm not expert, i don't know wich informazioni you Need.
AFTV download 62/upload 20
Shield download 91/upload 20


RE: 2018 - Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K - fritsch - 2020-01-19

(2020-01-19, 01:46)mamachan Wrote:
(2020-01-18, 18:20)fritsch Wrote:
(2020-01-17, 18:40)mamachan Wrote: OK, i installed Kodi on Fire TV 4k too, and i can confirm that (on my system) Wifi is better on Shild than on AFTV. 

What are your iperf3 results? Can you post them? 

I'm not expert, i don't know wich informazioni you Need.
AFTV download 62/upload 20
Shield download 91/upload 20 

Okay. That is the internet connection test. How fast should your internet connection be? 100/20?

The iperf3 measurements are a bit hidden in this application and you need another computer to connect then to the FireTV.


RE: 2018 - Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K - mamachan - 2020-01-20

(2020-01-19, 09:05)fritsch Wrote:
(2020-01-19, 01:46)mamachan Wrote:
(2020-01-18, 18:20)fritsch Wrote: What are your iperf3 results? Can you post them? 

I'm not expert, i don't know wich informazioni you Need.
AFTV download 62/upload 20
Shield download 91/upload 20   

Okay. That is the internet connection test. How fast should your internet connection be? 100/20?

The iperf3 measurements are a bit hidden in this application and you need another computer to connect then to the FireTV.  
Yes 100/20.

Sorry but I have not been able to use iperf3
I tried to connect the AFTV to the NAS and the notebook without success


RE: 2018 - Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K - mamachan - 2020-01-20

can you help me about this?:

"I have this problem with low resolution files.
If i set 720x576 (DVD) o 720x480 (mp4) in whitelist, this files are played very small on the TV, not in fullscreen mode.
No problem with 720p or highter files."

Many thanks.


RE: 2018 - Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K - Kodroid - 2020-02-04

(2020-01-17, 18:44)mamachan Wrote: I have this problem with low resolution files.
If i set 720x576 (DVD) o 720x480 (mp4) in whitelist, this files are played very small on the TV, not in fullscreen mode.

No problem with 720p or highter files.

Why are you whitelisting them? i have a few DVD files and they always play fullscreen on my FireTV Stick 4K Kodi install.


RE: 2018 - Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K - thefrog - 2020-02-04

(2020-02-04, 21:48)Kodroid Wrote:
(2020-01-17, 18:44)mamachan Wrote: I have this problem with low resolution files.
If i set 720x576 (DVD) o 720x480 (mp4) in whitelist, this files are played very small on the TV, not in fullscreen mode.

No problem with 720p or highter files.

Why are you whitelisting them? i have a few DVD files and they always play fullscreen on my FireTV Stick 4K Kodi install. 
Not sure how related this is to your problem, but in the past I had to use the decoderfilter.xml to force MPEG2 below 600 height to software decoding.  However I have never had to whitelist 720x576 or 720x480.  Most of my problems have come from interlaced video in MPEG2 or H.264


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