VLC won't play 1 channel

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jtespi
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VLC won't play 1 channel

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I'm not sure if this should go into the Third Party Software section since VLC is mentioned pretty often in the documentation.

The issue I'm having is that VLC refuses to play any of the subchannels from one specific station (K19LZ, a repeater in my area).
The signal strength is good (82% stable) and signal quality hovers around 85%.
For some reason, VLC only shows 1 frame of video and never starts to play full video or audio.
The loading bar just bounces back and forth, left to right as if it is trying to initialize the stream.
I can view the codec information though. I have even tried toggling between video track 1 and disable and it still only shows 1 frame.

The other stations in my area play just fine.

Is this a VLC issue or an issue with the transmitter not sending out correct stream data/metadata?

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Re: VLC won't play 1 channel

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Why don't you tell us what the System Log says?

jtespi
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Re: VLC won't play 1 channel

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sdust wrote: Tue Aug 31, 2021 5:09 pm Why don't you tell us what the System Log says?
When I try to view that channel, the log generates the following errors:

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main error: Timestamp conversion failed (delay 1000000, buffering 0, bound 9000000)
main error: Could not convert timestamp 43824147800 for FFmpeg
Five more instances of those errors repeat with different timestamps. One other error has bound 9 million and the other four have bound 3 million.

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Re: VLC won't play 1 channel

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I was asking for the System Log. It is on the HDHR side. ;)

You could also capture the full mux and analyze it with tsreader or tsduck.

jtespi
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Re: VLC won't play 1 channel

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I guess the station fixed whatever issue was going on. I'm now able to view the channel without any issues.

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