Streaming to Firestick: picture quality and teletext subtitles?
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So I'm using TVServerKodi v1.21.0.141 and Mediaportal 2.2.1, streaming to a Firestick with Kodi 18.6 and the PVR client 3.5.18 installed.

Streaming live TV works, however only if I use the streaming option TSreader with RTSP streaming enabled.
I do get a few pixalated artifacts when streaming over Wifi and I do get fairly noticable interlacing with the TV picture. The PC running Mediaportal should be more than powerful enough to transcode.
Any tips on how to improve streaming quality?

I've also noticed that I don't seem to be able to timeshift while watching a live stream. It jumps back in the timeline but then immediately seems to jump "forward" to the present time again.
Any suggestions?

Finally, I can activate teletext based subtitles (Australian TV here) and they display, but don't update unless I press the pause/play button on the Firestick remote. By that I mean that it displays written subtitle text on the screen that's static, until I press the remote, at which point the next sentence is displayed.
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(2020-03-30, 13:07)chemoul Wrote: So I'm using TVServerKodi v1.21.0.141 and Mediaportal 2.2.1, streaming to a Firestick with Kodi 18.6 and the PVR client 3.5.18 installed.

Streaming live TV works, however only if I use the streaming option TSreader with RTSP streaming enabled.
I do get a few pixalated artifacts when streaming over Wifi and I do get fairly noticable interlacing with the TV picture. The PC running Mediaportal should be more than powerful enough to transcode.
Any tips on how to improve streaming quality?

I've also noticed that I don't seem to be able to timeshift while watching a live stream. It jumps back in the timeline but then immediately seems to jump "forward" to the present time again.
Any suggestions?

Finally, I can activate teletext based subtitles (Australian TV here) and they display, but don't update unless I press the pause/play button on the Firestick remote. By that I mean that it displays written subtitle text on the screen that's static, until I press the remote, at which point the next sentence is displayed.

AFAIK firetv stick doesn't support deinterlacing at all (seems a video driver issue) and there is not any re-econding using this plugin.
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(2020-03-30, 14:11)mrmojo666 Wrote: AFAIK firetv stick doesn't support deinterlacing at all (seems a video driver issue) and there is not any re-econding using this plugin. 

Thanks. Is there a better alternative, as in a device that runs Kodi and offers better streaming capability than the Firestick, in combination with Mediaportal?
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(2020-03-31, 12:22)chemoul Wrote:
(2020-03-30, 14:11)mrmojo666 Wrote: AFAIK firetv stick doesn't support deinterlacing at all (seems a video driver issue) and there is not any re-econding using this plugin. 

Thanks. Is there a better alternative, as in a device that runs Kodi and offers better streaming capability than the Firestick, in combination with Mediaportal?   
yes, if you are not interested in official streaming services, you can use raspberrypi3 with libreelec . cheap and works very well with 1080i tv channels. i got both Firestick4k for official sreaming platforms, Rpi3 for mediaportal tv.

bye
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(2020-03-31, 16:15)mrmojo666 Wrote:
(2020-03-31, 12:22)chemoul Wrote:
(2020-03-30, 14:11)mrmojo666 Wrote: AFAIK firetv stick doesn't support deinterlacing at all (seems a video driver issue) and there is not any re-econding using this plugin. 

Thanks. Is there a better alternative, as in a device that runs Kodi and offers better streaming capability than the Firestick, in combination with Mediaportal?   
yes, if you are not interested in official streaming services, you can use raspberrypi3 with libreelec . cheap and works very well with 1080i tv channels. i got both Firestick4k for official sreaming platforms, Rpi3 for mediaportal tv.

bye

Sorry for the long pause in replying. What remote control are you using for your PI?

Thanks!
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(Yesterday, 12:59)chemoul Wrote:
(2020-03-31, 16:15)mrmojo666 Wrote:
(2020-03-31, 12:22)chemoul Wrote: Thanks. Is there a better alternative, as in a device that runs Kodi and offers better streaming capability than the Firestick, in combination with Mediaportal?   
yes, if you are not interested in official streaming services, you can use raspberrypi3 with libreelec . cheap and works very well with 1080i tv channels. i got both Firestick4k for official sreaming platforms, Rpi3 for mediaportal tv.

bye

Sorry for the long pause in replying. What remote control are you using for your PI?

Thanks!

I use a Windows Media Center remote received on my RPi, and use a Logitech Harmony remote, although the Windows MCE remotes work well.
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