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Controlling PVR channel preload - Grizllyx - 2018-12-05

Hello,
what specify or control how much data will be downloaded before video playback start? I have UDP iptv stream in local network from encoder and when connecting with Kodi on it, it take about 8 second to show video. During those 8 seconds it download almost the same lenght video into Kodi buffer. So Iam ending with 8 second delayed picture behind video source and in reality I would prefer to be as much close to actual footage encoder streaming.

My first thinking was that I will move inside this buffer and shift on his end but as it look its not possible to control video position in "live tv".

After that I modify cache setting in advancedsetting to no result as well (tried all buffermode and changed readfactor).

All my testing was done with Krypton and Leila with simple PVR client under LibreElec.

So my top 3 question are (and I would grealty apressiated input to any of those):
1) Its possible to somehow hard limit maximu buffer lenght (for example to 1 second) or move to its end?
2) is this 8 second chunk I load when connecting matter of Kodi or encoder streaming behavior
3) Is there any other light weight PVR client with should I try if it will behave differently


RE: Controlling PVR channel preload - Spiderfish - 2018-12-26

I have also delay 8 seconds with simple PVR with udp streaming...but when I tested the udp streaming in kodi BETA3 there is no much delay i couldn't figured it out why ?

If you solve it pleas any suggestion?


RE: Controlling PVR channel preload - storchi - 2019-07-30

(2018-12-05, 19:21)Grizllyx Wrote: Hello,
what specify or control how much data will be downloaded before video playback start? I have UDP iptv stream in local network from encoder and when connecting with Kodi on it, it take about 8 second to show video. During those 8 seconds it download almost the same lenght video into Kodi buffer. So Iam ending with 8 second delayed picture behind video source and in reality I would prefer to be as much close to actual footage encoder streaming.

My first thinking was that I will move inside this buffer and shift on his end but as it look its not possible to control video position in "live tv".

After that I modify cache setting in advancedsetting to no result as well (tried all buffermode and changed readfactor).

All my testing was done with Krypton and Leila with simple PVR client under LibreElec.

So my top 3 question are (and I would grealty apressiated input to any of those):
1) Its possible to somehow hard limit maximu buffer lenght (for example to 1 second) or move to its end?
2) is this 8 second chunk I load when connecting matter of Kodi or encoder streaming behavior
3) Is there any other light weight PVR client with should I try if it will behave differently
i have the same issue. take a look at 345769 (thread)
i testet with tvheadend, ip tv simple and standard strm file
"During those 8 seconds it download almost the same lenght video into Kodi buffer." how can you be shure? i dont see this in the logs
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