Android ALL Kodi17 - (TvHeadend) PVR - SW/HW Decoding issue
#16
I made a backup of the .kodi folder and removed the original Kodi install. After that the notsoshitty version installed fine.

With DVBViewer Recording Service backend it's business as usual, everything just works.

With TVHeadend backend hardware acceleration and deinterlacing works now with Mediacodec surface rendering. It works on all channels, SD and HD, mpeg2 and h264. It also works every time I switch channels.

The only problem is that with TVHeadend backend it detects the aspect ratio incorrectly on all SD (mpeg2) channels. It's 4:3 when it should be 16:9. No problems with aspect ratios with DVBViewer Recording Service.

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Kodi @ NVidia Shield Android TV, Asrock J3455-ITX (LibreELEC Server), Windows 10, and Nexus 7 (2013)
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#17
If you don't need tvheadend, don't use it. From all the backend servers it's the worst concerning sending valid data on playback start.
First decide what functions / features you expect from a system. Then decide for the hardware. Don't waste your money on crap.
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#18
(2017-02-07, 10:58)Koying Wrote: Yep. Untested though, but the actual issue is that the surface is busy when trying to open it a second time, and it thus fails.
Mediacodec non-surface shouldn't have this issue on Shield.

Switching surface off did not solve this problem. So I did try the notsoshitty version, wich is not shitty at all. Here Hardware decoding works always. But i´m also having the weird 4:3 issue (TVHeadend).
Any other known disadvantages with this version?
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#19
Nope. It was exactly made cause of the above issue. As it does not catch 100% cases we decided against this "shortterm workaround" and decided to do it properly in v18 ... btw. that's why it's called "not so shitty" ;-)
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#20
(2017-02-07, 19:44)maxtherabbit Wrote: The only problem is that with TVHeadend backend it detects the aspect ratio incorrectly on all SD (mpeg2) channels. It's 4:3 when it should be 16:9. No problems with aspect ratios with DVBViewer Recording Service.

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There is a Kodi Krypton workaround for this in Settings...

Kodi Settings > Player > Videos > Display 4:3 Videos as Stretch 16:9

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#21
Hi,

i have the same problem with hw/sw-decoding in alternation with my ShieldTV(2017). But the link with the corrected Kodi-version is dead - is it possible, to get the apk-file?

regards
Stubi
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#22
Building both new as we speak - will be available in the test versions folder: http://mirrors.kodi.tv/test-builds/android/arm/
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#23
Oh, okay. Thanks. I wasnt shure about the correct version, so tried the "vpupdates" and the "samsmaster"...
Both solved the hw/sw-problem, but brought new ones with them Smile
At each programstart kodi deactivates my VNSI-Plugin and, more worse, jumping in my Videofiles (+30sek or next chapter or start at...) is very slow or ends with an crash.

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Stubi
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#24
Nope - it's the notsoshitty build in the above link. You installed a v18 alpha build.
First decide what functions / features you expect from a system. Then decide for the hardware. Don't waste your money on crap.
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#25
Thanks for your Reply.
This morning I could not find this version - so i installed the other ones Smile
Now i can see the "notsoshitty"-version. I'll try it out when I get home from work...

kind regards
Stubi
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#26
As said above: "Building both new AS we speak" - "WILL be available" .. :-)
First decide what functions / features you expect from a system. Then decide for the hardware. Don't waste your money on crap.
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#27
Mea culpa - english is not my strength Wink

Stubi
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#28
Finally i could try the right version - i think it now works perfectly.
Thank you very much.

kind regards
Stubi
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#29
No problem - you are welcome. Future v18 builds will improve these things even more (after vpupdates was merged).
First decide what functions / features you expect from a system. Then decide for the hardware. Don't waste your money on crap.
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#30
Is this just related to PVR? I see the specs on another thread that resemble my blu-ray rips and wanted to see if this would be a problem watching movies and TV shows (mainly Japanese and British blu-rays).

http://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=...pid2552817
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