MECOOL M8S Plus DVB - T2 / T freez

i have problem with device MECOOL M8S Plus DVB - T2 / T. When i install last build 8.95.6 and dtb:
gxl_p231_1g_m8s_dvb.dtb or gxl_p231_1g_dvb.dtb. I think its correct dtb file.

I try to play video with codec : CDVDVideoCodecFFmpeg::Open() Using codec: H.264 / AVC / MPEG-4 AVC / MPEG-4 part 10 my box freez. No event write to log why.


Without any debug log, nobody here will be able to help you.

There is nothing in the log. I wanted to ask for the advice of users who have the same device as build and dtb files.

I recently added support for this shity device. There is unsupported wifi and nand flash. The support is still experimental for testing internal dvb tuner. DVB tuner is supported only in dvb latest drivers addon and you have to use gxl_p231_1g_m8s_dvb.dtb. This device is really shitty, built from cheap components. Try to switch to dvb latest driver addon, in other addons is internal dvb tuner incorrectly initialized and it can cause freezing.

hello, thanks for reply.I just now try last nightly build and have same problem. After cca 3 minutes playing video box freez. I try all driver from addon. It will possible try to setup low memory from 1G ?

You have to provide logs. Kernel log after box startup: dmesg | paste
Kodi debug log. If box freez - no ssh session, reboot box and send me /storage/.kodi/temp/kodi.old.log
Use only dvb lastest drivers addon with gxl_p231_1g_m8s_dvb.dtb!


here is kernel log:

and link for kodi log.

THX for log files. I can’t see any issue in playback. For playback is used HW codec (amlcodec). Only issue it can be in your playback plugin - Pls try to test play movie from USB stick or HDD. Yesterday I tested this box with live tv (DVB-T broadcast, h264/mpeg2, SD/HD) for whole day without any issue.

i used this plugin on raspberry and i test on mecool box in android and work normaly :confused:

is not it possible that there is a problem in the codec (h264 (High) ([27][0][0][0] / 0x001B)? just like in the link?
thanks for your time

No, there is no issue in h264 decoding. For decoding is used amlcodec, ffmpeg is used only for demuxing.

hello, i solved problem freezing by disable Amlogic deinterlacing.


I have the same problem on K1 Pro and on M8S Pro w.
When deinterlacing is not disabled the system crashes after 2-3 minutes.

How to set Amlogic deinterlacing?

OK, I got it from another thread.

Settings->System->CoreELEC->Disable deinterlacing.