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(2014-04-11, 02:32)underworld123 Wrote:
(2014-04-11, 02:27)mjbxx Wrote: I am not seeing my C: and E: drives on the XBMC on the Fire TV for access to the video files. XBMC installed on the PC gives me access to these drives as the Fire TV does not.

Right-click the directory or drive you want to share and click Properties. You should see a sharing option under the Sharing tab.
And do NOT share the whole c: drive.
If I have helped you or increased your knowledge, click the 'thumbs up' button to give thanks :) (People with less than 20 posts won't see the "thumbs up" button.)
Can anyone report on the playback quality of 10-bit (hi10p) encoded mkv files? Would love to know if the software processor on the Fire TV is strong enough to do 10-bit videos without much pixelation.
Next iteration: 12.3.3_4 (big hopes on this one Wink )
http://filez.semperpax.com/lhyved3u
(2014-04-11, 03:41)DiegoMejia Wrote: So you got choppy video when you played the monsters sample on xbmc for ouya 12.3.2? Plays fine on my firetv. Let me find out what version of fire TV I'm running.

*update*
Running same firetv version as you

Good news on my playing issues: I did a factory reset on Fire TV, reinstalled Ouya 12.3.2, and Monsters video play perfectly. I then tested SPMC 12.3.3_2, and also get perfect playback.

Only differences between my previous Fire TV setup and this working one is the following:
- on old setup had sideloaded HBO Go & SSHDroid
- on old setup, my first SPMC/Ouya installs had network share to full movies directory added -- whereas new setup just linked to my "test" folder, which contains just the sample movies from auby.no (of course, later installs on old setup also just linked to "test" folder too)

Anyway, at least it's working now. I'll try 12.3.3_4 now

[EDIT]
If anyone wants me to upload a log file of playback for comparison against my past debug logs w/ Ouya or 12.3.3_2, let me know.
Using 12.3.3_4 over wired connection with firetv version 51.1.0.1_user_510055620. All surround sound disabled. libstagefright enabled. Streamed through windows SMB.

Monsters test file appears to have smooth play back and no dropped frames reported. http://xbmclogs.com/show.php?id=171442


(2014-04-11, 03:49)cstark27 Wrote: XBMC on Ouya does not have a "main" activity, so I'm not sure at the moment how to get it to go back to the main menu when running this profile. But oh well.

Download keymap editor from progam add-ons: Edit>Global>Activate Window>Home

Launching kftv from android programs will take you back to fire launcher. You can favorite it, as well as Netflix or whatever other android app and then add it to the home menu.

Hope this helps.
(2014-04-11, 12:26)Koying Wrote: Next iteration: 12.3.3_4 (big hopes on this one Wink )
http://filez.semperpax.com/lhyved3u

12.3.3_4 works great for me with Monsters video over ethernet with audio 2.0 analog; settings default (no dropped frames, no skipping).

I'll try 12.3.3_3 to make sure it doesn't work (as others reported)
[UPDATE]
Confirmed: 12.3.3_3 has dropped frames & choppy video
(2014-04-11, 13:37)crackd Wrote: 12.3.3_4 works great for me with Monsters video over ethernet with audio 2.0 analog; settings default (no dropped frames, no skipping).
Cool!! Smile

This is the Gotham build with the fix: http://mirrors.xbmc.org/test-builds/andr...bi-v7a.apk
Only libstagefright is (should be) fixed!

As a reminder, this one is pure xbmc, with a specific signature, so can be installed alongside spmc/ouya builds.
Re-test with Gotham. Firetv version 51.1.0.1_user_510055620. DTS/DD disabled. libstagefright enabled. Streamed through windows SMB
Left mediacodec on by accident and it crashed back to desktop, captured in log.

Monsters test file played good, no dropped frames, but had an audio sync issue over optical. http://xbmclogs.com/show.php?id=171455
What do you think what would be better device:

FireTV or Amlogic S802 M8?

Specs are similar and the price identical...
(2014-04-11, 13:57)dismantler Wrote: Monsters test file played good, no dropped frames, but had an audio sync issue over optical. http://xbmclogs.com/show.php?id=171455
Is it a consistent shift of ~250ms? It's quite common on Android.
You can adjust it globally in the audio options of the playback or via advancedsettings.xml.
(2014-04-11, 13:45)Koying Wrote: This is the Gotham build with the fix: http://mirrors.xbmc.org/test-builds/andr...bi-v7a.apk

Works great for me with Monsters (audio 2.0 analog) with libstagefright on and mediacodec off. Let me know if I should test anything else specifically and/or if you want debug logs/video
(2014-04-11, 14:02)dankec2000 Wrote: FireTV or Amlogic S802 M8?

Specs are similar and the price identical...
What's important is from whom you buy the device.
Ebay or other obscure vendors means little to no support...

If the newest Pivos box proves to be an Amlogic M8, it's a sure winner...
(2014-04-11, 14:02)dankec2000 Wrote: What do you think what would be better device:

FireTV or Amlogic S802 M8?

Specs are similar and the price identical...

I have experience with a single core amlogic andoid set top box and I will say that it had excellent video quality in every application. That said, an incredible amount of shit was broken when I first got the box and the company did not manage the fallout on the forums well, or provide real fixes. I'm not talking odd-ball things like poor touch support or things you'd expect couldn't be helped on an Android set top box, no, the ethernet was practically crippled at first, wifi would flake, force closes were common and it lacked a true 1080p kernel. However I did manage a decent Android experience after a LOT of tweaking, reading, trying different ROMs and so on. It did have a very good build of XBMC for linux. The dual-core they came out with next had similar issues as well. Mentioning this as a cautionary tale because right now, the fire is out. It has support, a real 1080 kernel and is already hand over fist better than my last experience.

Also the S802 may not support DTS/Dolby pass through:

http://www.freaktab.com/showthread.php?1...post150752
"and as what i have told before, for s802 chip, amlogic have three version.
S802
S802D (also called S802-H)
s802dd( also called S802-B)

and the s802 chip should not support Dolby and DTS. but amlogic hasn't released the S802h and s802b chip. so the first bulk (about 100pcs) should use the S802 chip."

On the flip side, the fire lacks an IR interface, access to mass storage via USB (currently), google play store access, and should amazon ever decide to lock it down there's probably not a damn thing we can do about it without constantly finding side-steps.
(2014-04-11, 13:57)dismantler Wrote: Monsters test file played good, no dropped frames, but had an audio sync issue over optical. http://xbmclogs.com/show.php?id=171455

I tried latest Gotham over Toslink/optical, and didn't notice any audio sync issue with Monsters; however, no audio came in when I switched receiver to DTS (maybe that's an already known issue?). This was with 5.1 channels on XBMC. I didn't see a optical/HDMI setting in Gotham, so I assume it is now done automatically, but correct me if I'm wrong.
(2014-04-11, 14:32)crackd Wrote:
(2014-04-11, 13:57)dismantler Wrote: Monsters test file played good, no dropped frames, but had an audio sync issue over optical. http://xbmclogs.com/show.php?id=171455

I tried latest Gotham over Toslink/optical, and didn't notice any audio sync issue with Monsters; however, no audio came in when I switched receiver to DTS (maybe that's an already known issue?). This was with 5.1 channels on XBMC. I didn't see a optical/HDMI setting in Gotham, so I assume it is now done automatically, but correct me if I'm wrong.

My bad, it's my equipment Confused I switched to the Pandora app and there is a noticeable audio off-sync between my tv and receiver. I'll just test with my tv audio from now on.

Edit: Missed your post there Koying.

(2014-04-11, 14:08)Koying Wrote:
(2014-04-11, 13:57)dismantler Wrote: Monsters test file played good, no dropped frames, but had an audio sync issue over optical. http://xbmclogs.com/show.php?id=171455
Is it a consistent shift of ~250ms? It's quite common on Android.
You can adjust it globally in the audio options of the playback or via advancedsettings.xml.

Yea, It hasn't done it yet on the Fire but it started today... damn =)
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