10.14.6 issue with 18.3 and reverting refresh rate after watching video
#1
Hi,
I've configured Kodi to change refresh rate of my Sharp panel to match the source of the video file about to be played, (i.e. 120Hz for 24p, 100Hz for 50p and 120Hz for 30/60p)

Everything works as expected until the video file ends (typically by me fast forwarding the end credits to ensure the file is marked as watched)

My panel reverts back to 50Hz (I'm in Australia) but as it does, I'm presented with the login window!!?!?  (This Mac is configured to automatically login at startup by the way)

I log back in and Kodi is still running, as is Transmission etc etc but it appears that the Finder and my Window session had quit because all SMB mounts on the desktop have disappeared/unmounted. (which are what Kodi is using as source)

Before I start logging and investigating further, anyone else seen this behaviour since upgrading to macOS 10.14.6?

Cheers,
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#2
Also, Launching Kodi and quitting it after the index check completes does not crash Finder/WindowManager. You need to play something that changes your refresh rate.
macOS 10.14.6
2018 Mac Mini (3.2GHz i7, 32GB, 128GB)
OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock
Sharp LC42D83Xreceiver (1080p) via HDMI
Sony STR-DE497 Receiver via Dock Toslink port
Kodi 18.3
Finder mounted SMB shares from FreeNAS 11 as Kodi sources
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#3
so 180 views and this is just me?

ok, time to clean install macOS 10.14.6 and test.
macOS 10.14.6
2018 Mac Mini (3.2GHz i7, 32GB, 128GB)
OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock
Sharp LC42D83Xreceiver (1080p) via HDMI
Sony STR-DE497 Receiver via Dock Toslink port
Kodi 18.3
Finder mounted SMB shares from FreeNAS 11 as Kodi sources
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#4
did a clean install help?
i have the same issue
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#5
(2019-08-19, 20:27)neurosis13 Wrote: did a clean install help?
i have the same issue
nope,

What I do now is suss what the source frame rate is, alt-tab back to the Finder and change the refresh rate to match., then alt-tab back to Kodi and resume to watch.

This way, when the file ends, Kodi does not kill the WindowServer process, but just takes me back to where I started as per normal.  If I still try to quit Kodi from here though, Kodi still causes WindowServer to crash and kills all my network mounts too. Ouch… 

To get around this, I don't quit Kodi via Cmd-Q, but rather alt-tab back the Finder once more, and then I have an AppleScript sitting next to Kodi in my Dock called KillKodi.app. It's basically a shell script to kill the Kodi process so not to bring down WindowServer when Kodi tries to switch res back to what it was before launching. 

Such a PITA.  Am about to try 18.4, but didn't see anything in the release notes vaguely similar and so am not expecting much.

Still, I like Kodi and the above is more complex to read than actually do.
macOS 10.14.6
2018 Mac Mini (3.2GHz i7, 32GB, 128GB)
OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock
Sharp LC42D83Xreceiver (1080p) via HDMI
Sony STR-DE497 Receiver via Dock Toslink port
Kodi 18.3
Finder mounted SMB shares from FreeNAS 11 as Kodi sources
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#6
(2019-09-09, 13:28)loungeroommac Wrote:
(2019-08-19, 20:27)neurosis13 Wrote: did a clean install help?
i have the same issue
nope,

What I do now is suss what the source frame rate is, alt-tab back to the Finder and change the refresh rate to match., then alt-tab back to Kodi and resume to watch.

This way, when the file ends, Kodi does not kill the WindowServer process, but just takes me back to where I started as per normal.  If I still try to quit Kodi from here though, Kodi still causes WindowServer to crash and kills all my network mounts too. Ouch… 

To get around this, I don't quit Kodi via Cmd-Q, but rather alt-tab back the Finder once more, and then I have an AppleScript sitting next to Kodi in my Dock called KillKodi.app. It's basically a shell script to kill the Kodi process so not to bring down WindowServer when Kodi tries to switch res back to what it was before launching. 

Such a PITA.  Am about to try 18.4, but didn't see anything in the release notes vaguely similar and so am not expecting much.

Still, I like Kodi and the above is more complex to read than actually do. 

the only thing that works is to switch off "adjust display refresh rate" in the settings but this can only be a temporary solution.
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