[fixed] ATV Linux - Problems with 1080p
#1
I'm having trouble playing back some 1080p content. I have the older style broadcom crystal HD card installed (7xx12). Not sure if I have unrealistic expectations of what an ATV+Crystal HD is capable of decoding or there is a problem.

Details of my setup: ATV Linux, Broadcom Crystal HD card, SVN 34731, r171 crystal hd driver.
Description of problem: movie starts playing then xbmc crashes (returns to command prompt, waits a few seconds then xbmc restarts).
Example problem movie details (several movies exhibit same behavior):

Format : Matroska
File size : 37.2 GiB
Duration : 2h 41mn
Overall bit rate : 32.9 Mbps
Writing library : libebml v0.7.8 + libmatroska v0.8.1

Video
ID : 1
Format : AVC
Format/Info : Advanced Video Codec
Format profile : [email protected]
Format settings, CABAC : Yes
Format settings, ReFrames : 2 frames
Muxing mode : Container [email protected]
Codec ID : V_MPEG4/ISO/AVC
Duration : 2h 41mn
Width : 1 920 pixels
Height : 1 080 pixels
Display aspect ratio : 16:9
Frame rate : 23.976 fps
Resolution : 8 bits
Colorimetry : 4:2:0
Scan type : Progressive

Audio
ID : 2
Format : DTS
Format/Info : Digital Theater Systems
Format profile : MA
Codec ID : A_DTS
Duration : 2h 41mn
Bit rate mode : Variable
Channel(s) : 6 channels
Channel positions : Front: L C R, Surround: L R, LFE
Sampling rate : 48.0 KHz
Resolution : 24 bits
Language : English

dmseg output: http://pastebin.com/jhD5wpEW

xbmc.old.log output: http://pastebin.ca/1963717
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#2
m_lopez_h Wrote:I'm having trouble playing back some 1080p content. I have the older style broadcom crystal HD card installed (7xx12). Not sure if I have unrealistic expectations of what an ATV+Crystal HD is capable of decoding or there is a problem.

Details of my setup: ATV Linux, Broadcom Crystal HD card, SVN 34731, r171 crystal hd driver.
Description of problem: movie starts playing then xbmc crashes (returns to command prompt, waits a few seconds then xbmc restarts).
Example problem movie details (several movies exhibit same behavior):

Format : Matroska
File size : 37.2 GiB
Duration : 2h 41mn
Overall bit rate : 32.9 Mbps
Writing library : libebml v0.7.8 + libmatroska v0.8.1

Video
ID : 1
Format : AVC
Format/Info : Advanced Video Codec
Format profile : [email protected]
Format settings, CABAC : Yes
Format settings, ReFrames : 2 frames
Muxing mode : Container [email protected]
Codec ID : V_MPEG4/ISO/AVC
Duration : 2h 41mn
Width : 1 920 pixels
Height : 1 080 pixels
Display aspect ratio : 16:9
Frame rate : 23.976 fps
Resolution : 8 bits
Colorimetry : 4:2:0
Scan type : Progressive

Audio
ID : 2
Format : DTS
Format/Info : Digital Theater Systems
Format profile : MA
Codec ID : A_DTS
Duration : 2h 41mn
Bit rate mode : Variable
Channel(s) : 6 channels
Channel positions : Front: L C R, Surround: L R, LFE
Sampling rate : 48.0 KHz
Resolution : 24 bits
Language : English

dmseg output: http://pastebin.com/jhD5wpEW

xbmc.old.log output: http://pastebin.ca/1963717

You have no swap file;

Free swap: 0kB

Add a swap file, you don't have enough system memory to run with a crystalhd card. dmesg shows this, oom-killer is going nuts.
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#3
Thanks, I would have never figured that out! Now enjoying 1080p content on the ATV.
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#4
Hi Lopez,

could you tell me how to install the latest r171 crystal hd driver?

it seems that i only install the crystal driver 3.6.0 which is based on r156

i use pin78's image on my atv and have a crystal card with the ending nbr. ***12

i used following steps:


cd
svn checkout http://crystalhd-for-osx.googlecode.com/...-osx-3.6.0
cd crystalhd-for-osx-3.6.0/crystalhd/linux_lib/libcrystalhd/
make
sudo make install
cd ../../driver/linux
autoconf
./configure
make
sudo make install
sudo modprobe crystalhd
sudo reboot


thanks in advance
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#5
MasterOe Wrote:Hi Lopez,

could you tell me how to install the latest r171 crystal hd driver?

it seems that i only install the crystal driver 3.6.0 which is based on r156

i use pin78's image on my atv and have a crystal card with the ending nbr. ***12

i used following steps:


cd
svn checkout http://crystalhd-for-osx.googlecode.com/...-osx-3.6.0
cd crystalhd-for-osx-3.6.0/crystalhd/linux_lib/libcrystalhd/
make
sudo make install
cd ../../driver/linux
autoconf
./configure
make
sudo make install
sudo modprobe crystalhd
sudo reboot


thanks in advance

checkout "http://crystalhd-for-osx.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/"
or even "http://crystalhd-for-osx.googlecode.com/svn/tags/crystalhd-for-osx-3.8.0/"
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#6
sulfie Wrote:checkout "http://crystalhd-for-osx.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/"
or even "http://crystalhd-for-osx.googlecode.com/svn/tags/crystalhd-for-osx-3.8.0/"

thanks for the links!

i thought that crystalhd-for-osx-3.8.0 is based on r169 when you look at :

http://code.google.com/p/crystalhd-for-osx/updates/list


i will give it a try anywayRofl
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#7
Everyone who can build should be running (testing) under r171. If there are issues with r171, I need detailed reports, logs, etc so I can resolve them. I'm running it and I'm not seeing any issues with bcm70012 or bcm70015 cards.
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#8
davilla Wrote:Everyone who can build should be running (testing) under r171. If there are issues with r171, I need detailed reports, logs, etc so I can resolve them. I'm running it and I'm not seeing any issues with bcm70012 or bcm70012 cards.

you mean bcm70012 and bcm 70015? Big Grin
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#9
davilla Wrote:Everyone who can build should be running (testing) under r171.

Any issues with 16 dma buffets vs 8?
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#10
curlyjs Wrote:Any issues with 16 dma buffets vs 8?

Not that I'm seeing with r171.
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#11
davilla Wrote:Not that I'm seeing with r171.

Great news :-) Any ETA for public release of r171?

And again many thanx for your hard work!
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