ddejager wrote: ↑
Mon Oct 29, 2018 5:48 pm
I'm using PVR on a RPi with OSMC. Recording engine is a windows 10 machine. For the past two releases I've noticed that most times after watching 20 to 40 minutes of a show (either recorded or "live") the sound will start to drop out for about a second at a time, but the video will continue to play properly. This happens every 10 to 20 seconds or so and continues until I stop and restart the show. If the show was recorded and I skip back a bit and play, the same sections of the recording play without problems. If it was a live show, the problem stops (for at least another 20 to 40 minutes). Any idea why this might be happening?
Hmmmm … perhaps it wasn't able to keep up with the data stream fast enough for Kodi's decoder? It's easy to blame the decoder but as I've learned often it's indeed a stupid mistake on my part. Do you have any Kodi logs available for when these occurrences happen? There may be some A/V decoder messages in there that we can use to see what the deal is. Both live and Recorded TV do go through the same code, it's entirely possible that my packet filter is bunging something up. Any channels more problematic than others?
Here's a thought - if you do have some channels that are more likely to have the issue, can you try turning on the "Stream directly from tuner(s)" option to see if that makes any difference? The normal buffered live and recorded TV from the RECORD engine are the same data stream (insofar as I know), but it's provable that the ones straight from the tuner are/were slightly different. If something like my 'poison packet' filter is at fault, that usually doesn't get kicked off for the tuner-direct streams.
If it's the PVR client that would be my best guess after thinking about it -- maybe I'm trashing a packet I shouldn't be. It has safeguards in place but there are some ways it could be screwed up. While I've never in practice seen or trapped that it doesn't mean it can't happen
One more quick question - I'm sure it's hard to remember exactly but can you narrow down a timeframe when you started seeing the problem? I can try to corroborate any changes on my end with your timeline.
Sorry I don't have a good answer for you. This last build has been so seemingly stable with no posts/concerns I've been able to spend a lot more time using the PVR than troubleshooting it! I was wondering if maybe everybody just stopped using it - LOL. I should probably take some time to weekend to catch up and pump out an updated Leia build for you guys.