MiBox S Playback Fixed?

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Sammy2
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MiBox S Playback Fixed?

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I was looking at this locked thread and wanted to report that I have channels meeting the description that are having issues in Emby but in the native HDHR App they playback fine. Was some sort of fix ever employed in the HDHR app?

foxbat121
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Re: MiBox S Playback Fixed?

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Yes, HDHR app will use software decoder for MPEG2 on this chipset. The hardware MPEG2 decoder is broken after Android 9 updates (it affect another Android TV box with similar SoC).

Sammy2
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Re: MiBox S Playback Fixed?

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That explains why mpeg2.ts using Emby is pixelated. A recording done with Emby to mpeg2.ts and played back directly on the MiBox s using MX Player from a USB drive plays smooth on using SW decode but pixelates using HW and completely fails, rebooting the MiBox s, using HW+. Thanks for the clarification.

wazer
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Re: MiBox S Playback Fixed?

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I think that has already been fixed in April, no?

https://www.xda-developers.com/xiaomi-f ... bug-fixes/

foxbat121
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Re: MiBox S Playback Fixed?

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I don't see MPEG2 bug ever been listed. Let alone fixed. Unless you see it is explicitly listed, you should assume not fixed.

wazer
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Re: MiBox S Playback Fixed?

Post by wazer »

foxbat121 wrote:
Fri Jun 26, 2020 8:30 am
I don't see MPEG2 bug ever been listed. Let alone fixed. Unless you see it is explicitly listed, you should assume not fixed.
I assume since I tested after this update and I do not have this problem anymore with homerun.... So update your device.

foxbat121
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Re: MiBox S Playback Fixed?

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HDHomerun app will switch over to software MPEG2 decoding for this box. So it is not a valid test. The real test is to play some MPEG2 video using other software like Sammy did in OP.

wazer
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Re: MiBox S Playback Fixed?

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Im using tivimate,plex,emby all working fine, so thats not a valid test? I do not use hdhomerun app.

foxbat121
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Re: MiBox S Playback Fixed?

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To complicate the issue, not all MPEG2 streams are affected. Did you encounter this problem as described by Sammy before the latest update? In fact I have to send the sample capture to SD for them to reproduce.

I no longer have the MiBox S once it was deemed useless after the Android 9 update last year. I returned it within return period.

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