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Kodi 17 - Videos in Pictures
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Environment: OpenELEC 8.0.4 on RasperryPi 3

I find out, it is a different to play videos in main-menu VIDEOS or main-menu PICTURES.

I have an example video made by a Sony DSC-400H camera. It is a MTS file (H294) with 1920x1080 ink. audio. The test video is located on local drive (not network).

If I play this file in the category VIDEOS then everything is fine.

But the file is normally placed as a part of a photo collection. That's why I would play the file in PICTURES. But this always crash Kodi. The different is, that the memory usage is gowning an growing and at 94% memory usage Kodi crashes. Until that limit the video is running.

If I play the file in category VIDEOS the memory usage is stable at ~20% and its OK.

It seems to me, that this is a bug in Kodi by using videos in PICTURES..?

Update:
The usage of the memory in PICTURES is growing while Kodi is creating thumbnails (or do other things). This cost the complete main memory! If I play the video in the meantime of this procedure then the playback crashes. If I wait e.g. 10s before I start the playback, then I see the growing memory, then the free of the memory and then the playback is also running here.
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Quote:It seems to me, that this is a bug in Kodi by using videos in PICTURES..?
Thanks @nickr.

Just tested this. It works on my system. Placed a number of images and wma, mp4 videos in one folder and added source to pictures. Yes, it takes a while for a thumbnail to be extracted. But once extracted and cached there is no problem.

Won't play in the slideshow though, they have to be individually selected to play.
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Videos does (or should) work in pictures because people's digital camera usually produce both, and it is logical to have them together.
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