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RE: 2018 - Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K - fritsch - 2020-10-29

Just a reminder: Without a Debug Log no help is possible.


RE: 2018 - Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K - mamachan - 2020-10-30

(2020-10-29, 21:35)fritsch Wrote: Just a reminder: Without a Debug Log no help is possible.

"mamachan
Senior Member
Posts: 164
#1,212Yesterday, 10:02
i upgraded to fritschfiretv version 18.9, but now the HD audio streams no longer work (I tested 2 DTS-HD MA files that play as normal DTS).
Could someone please remind me wich are the exact settings?"

Before post debug log i'd try to solve myself.
Probably i change some settings and i don't remember


RE: 2018 - Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K - Wagg - 2020-11-01

I just installed the latest Matrix test build for the 4k Fire TV, installed the Netflix add on, no stutter! Even on 1080p H.264 and 4k content!

I don't know what changed but I'm glad it did. Was unwatchable before.


RE: 2018 - Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K - fritsch - 2020-11-01

(2020-10-30, 09:30)mamachan Wrote:
(2020-10-29, 21:35)fritsch Wrote: Just a reminder: Without a Debug Log no help is possible.

"mamachan
Senior Member
Posts: 164
#1,212Yesterday, 10:02
i upgraded to fritschfiretv version 18.9, but now the HD audio streams no longer work (I tested 2 DTS-HD MA files that play as normal DTS).
Could someone please remind me wich are the exact settings?"

Before post debug log i'd try to solve myself.
Probably i change some settings and i don't remember

FireTV 4K does not support DTS-HD MA, it never did. You will hear the DTS Core only. This did not change, it never was different. Only DTS-HD-HR is supported by its firmware.


RE: 2018 - Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K - fritsch - 2020-11-01

(2020-11-01, 02:29)Wagg Wrote: I just installed the latest Matrix test build for the 4k Fire TV, installed the Netflix add on, no stutter! Even on 1080p H.264 and 4k content!

I don't know what changed but I'm glad it did. Was unwatchable before.

What did you run before? Did you file a bug?


RE: 2018 - Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K - Wagg - 2020-11-01

(2020-11-01, 07:12)fritsch Wrote:
(2020-11-01, 02:29)Wagg Wrote: I just installed the latest Matrix test build for the 4k Fire TV, installed the Netflix add on, no stutter! Even on 1080p H.264 and 4k content!

I don't know what changed but I'm glad it did. Was unwatchable before.

What did you run before? Did you file a bug?
The Netflix add on would always stutter on the 4k Fire TV, someone mentioned a while back the only time it didn't was when the codec info was on screen. H264 content was particularly bad. It was supposedly something inherent in the Fire OS that was causing it. It's been doing this for the last 2yrs.

Not sure if/what was fixed but everything seems to be working fine now.


RE: 2018 - Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K - fritsch - 2020-11-01

Great. From Rendering POV not much changed from 18.9 to v19, the only thing that v19 offers is an improved A/V sync, which yes has influence on stutters obviously.


RE: 2018 - Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K - wsnipex - 2020-11-01

I guess you downloaded my personal build that suppresses refresh rate switching when playing netflix. the patch is https://github.com/wsnipex/xbmc/commit/5a1c96fcaa466ffd729d39deec43f9101fae7758


RE: 2018 - Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K - fritsch - 2020-11-01

Pssst :-) Don't tell him, he might now see the 3:2 stutter.


RE: 2018 - Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K - wsnipex - 2020-11-01

nah, it's smooth. I'd really like to properly fix this, but it looks like an issue with the android secure decoder on the aftv4k. Any ideas welcome, otherwise I'll just rebase that patch through matrix.
Or do you see a possibility to get this mainlined in a clean way?


RE: 2018 - Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K - fritsch - 2020-11-01

Clean Way: Addons could announce capabilities, e.g. all caps like (supports passthrough, supports refreshrate switching, hwaccell allowed, etc.) are enabled by default. If something does not reliably work, one is not in the list?


RE: 2018 - Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K - wsnipex - 2020-11-01

I'd rather either provide addons a way to flag "InhibitUpdateResolution", but that needs a new setting on the addon side.
Or an advancedsetting with a blacklist of addon ids, which would put the setting in the hands of the user.


RE: 2018 - Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K - fritsch - 2020-11-01

Yes, with the capabilities, the addon could have a setting, that just disable the "I want to switch refreshrates capability". That way it would be quite clean into core, not clutter kodi's settings / gui and would be solely bound to the addon. Same principle as we have it with some stream properties.


RE: 2018 - Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K - Wagg - 2020-11-01

(2020-11-01, 09:24)wsnipex Wrote: I guess you downloaded my personal build that suppresses refresh rate switching when playing netflix. the patch is https://github.com/wsnipex/xbmc/commit/5a1c96fcaa466ffd729d39deec43f9101fae7758
[url=https://mirrors.kodi.tv/test-builds/android/arm/kodi-20201031-5a1c96fc-matrix-wsnipex-aftv4k-armeabi-v7a.apk]

Oops. You're right, not that build specifically but the Matrix one that doesn't change refresh rates.

My bad. Carry on. 🤣


RE: 2018 - Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K - wsnipex - 2020-11-01

(2020-11-01, 14:20)Wagg Wrote:
(2020-11-01, 09:24)wsnipex Wrote: I guess you downloaded my personal build that suppresses refresh rate switching when playing netflix. the patch is https://github.com/wsnipex/xbmc/commit/5a1c96fcaa466ffd729d39deec43f9101fae7758
[url=https://mirrors.kodi.tv/test-builds/android/arm/kodi-20201031-5a1c96fc-matrix-wsnipex-aftv4k-armeabi-v7a.apk]

Oops. You're right, not that build specifically but the Matrix one that doesn't change refresh rates.

My bad. Carry on. 🤣

That is exactly the build that contains the patch I linked


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