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Has it been definitively established that the file is sound. Different players handle faulty media in different ways. Lets not go down a rabbit hole without establishing there is actually a problem to deal with.

Playing in Gnome video the clip plays perfectly, but playing in Linux Kodi on my PC the first second is heavily corrupted. On my X96 Air the first second is blank where its corrupted - and it skips at 8 secs, but I ain’t prepared to accept anyone word for this been an uncorrupted file.

Shoog

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There are two problem areas in the film when playing back with my N2, VLC plays those areas fine.

Thank you all for testing the clip.

Sadly I don’t have the full disc, only a remux, so I can’t check with eac3to. I’ve checked my hard drive for errors and I even downloaded the same film to a different hard drive just to be sure. After seeing the full film and clip play fine in the problem areas in VLC my biggest concern was something could be wrong with my N2, which is why I asked if some one could test the clip.

I just tested the clip with my Rock64 using LibreELEC and that also has a jump. I would lean to it being a problem with the file. I find it interesting how the TX5 Plus is able to play the clip without a problem and the C2 handles it better than the N2.

One thing I learned over the decades is that occasionally, you will run into something that can not be explained.

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Odroid C2 is using the older 3.14 kernel. With these decoders you always have to work around different issues. You fix one file but it causes issues with other files. So there is always compromises. If the whole movie only has 2 little jumps that are caused buy a bad encode I think we can live with it.
I appreciate the sentiment to have a perfect device but it will probably never be perfect.

As for the jump:

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A minor issue with 20200619 NG on my A95x Max (S905X2) that has occurred twice.

I’m watching a video (file stored on local storage) and all of a sudden playback stops and the box is completely unresponsive. If I try to SSH in it fails at the authentication stage.

Left it for a few minutes and then the video starts playing again.

Looked at the Kodi log (no crash log produced) the second time it happened and found these few lines at the end.

2020-06-21 22:29:57.490 T:3408917376 NOTICE: CVideoPlayerAudio::Process - stream stalled
2020-06-21 22:30:03.946 T:3400524672 WARNING: CRenderManager::WaitForBuffer - timeout waiting for buffer
2020-06-21 22:33:24.086 T:4028986240 WARNING: Previous line repeats 397 times.
2020-06-21 22:33:24.087 T:4028986240 NOTICE: PulseAudio: Opened device Default in pcm mode with Buffersize 154 ms

It would indicate some kind buffering issue although it has been literally years since I have had buffering issues with any box.

I’ll keep an eye on it and as it’s only happened twice in about 20 hours of playing, it’s a very minor issue, especially as it rectifies itself.

So no in depth diagnosis or specific fix required, more something of note in case it helps with further development.

i have the feeling that libreelec gets more unstable the older it gets. and unfortunately, somehow there is no feedback of the dev’s.
anyone else having problems with some movies?
here is a log snippet:

2020-07-02 15:53:08.004 T:4062765648  NOTICE: VideoPlayer::OpenFile: /var/media/My Book/videos/Hell.or.High.Water.2016.German.EAC3D.DL.2160p.UHD.BluRay.HDR.Dolby.Vision.HEVC.Remux-NIMA4K/Hell.or.High.Wa
ter.2016.German.EAC3D.DL.2160p.UHD.BluRay.HDR.Dolby.Vision.HEVC.Remux-NIMA4K.mp4
2020-07-02 15:53:08.004 T:2899145600  NOTICE: Creating InputStream
2020-07-02 15:53:08.014 T:2899145600  NOTICE: Creating Demuxer
2020-07-02 15:53:08.811 T:2899145600  NOTICE: Opening stream: 0 source: 256
2020-07-02 15:53:08.811 T:2899145600  NOTICE: CVideoPlayerVideo::OpenStream - Creating codec: 173
2020-07-02 15:53:08.812 T:2899145600  NOTICE: Creating video thread
2020-07-02 15:53:08.812 T:3134186368  NOTICE: running thread: video_thread
2020-07-02 15:53:08.813 T:2899145600  NOTICE: Opening stream: 3 source: 256
2020-07-02 15:53:08.813 T:2899145600  NOTICE: Finding audio codec for: 86056
2020-07-02 15:53:08.813 T:2899145600  NOTICE: Creating audio thread
2020-07-02 15:53:08.813 T:3142579072  NOTICE: running thread: CVideoPlayerAudio::Process()
2020-07-02 15:53:08.813 T:2899145600  NOTICE: Opening stream: 0 source: 1024
2020-07-02 15:53:08.815 T:2899145600   ERROR: ParsePacket - can't find decoder
2020-07-02 15:53:08.823 T:3142579072   ERROR: Previous line repeats 23 times.
2020-07-02 15:53:08.823 T:3142579072  NOTICE: Creating audio stream (codec id: 86056, channels: 6, sample rate: 48000, pass-through)
2020-07-02 15:53:08.824 T:2899145600   ERROR: ParsePacket - can't find decoder
2020-07-02 15:53:12.736 T:4041724800   ERROR: Previous line repeats 227 times.
2020-07-02 15:53:12.736 T:4041724800 WARNING: ActiveAE - large audio sync error: -1014.223372
2020-07-02 15:53:12.786 T:4041724800 WARNING: ActiveAE - large audio sync error: -1002.283414
2020-07-02 15:53:12.836 T:4041724800 WARNING: ActiveAE - large audio sync error: -1046.221830
2020-07-02 15:53:12.837 T:4041724800 WARNING: ActiveAE - large audio sync error: -1000.811914
2020-07-02 15:53:12.869 T:2899145600   ERROR: ParsePacket - can't find decoder
2020-07-02 15:53:12.886 T:4041724800   ERROR: Previous line repeats 5 times.
2020-07-02 15:53:12.886 T:4041724800 WARNING: ActiveAE - large audio sync error: -1011.973456
2020-07-02 15:53:12.886 T:4041724800 WARNING: ActiveAE - large audio sync error: -1038.478372
2020-07-02 15:53:12.936 T:4041724800 WARNING: ActiveAE - large audio sync error: -1078.249456
2020-07-02 15:53:12.938 T:4041724800 WARNING: ActiveAE - large audio sync error: -1009.948539
2020-07-02 15:53:12.938 T:4041724800 WARNING: ActiveAE - large audio sync error: -1037.150456
2020-07-02 15:53:12.986 T:4041724800 WARNING: ActiveAE - large audio sync error: -1047.971122
2020-07-02 15:53:12.986 T:4041724800 WARNING: ActiveAE - large audio sync error: -1074.435706
2020-07-02 15:53:13.036 T:4041724800 WARNING: ActiveAE - large audio sync error: -1110.272997
2020-07-02 15:53:13.037 T:4041724800 WARNING: ActiveAE - large audio sync error: -1019.617747
2020-07-02 15:53:13.038 T:4041724800 WARNING: ActiveAE - large audio sync error: -1045.833122
2020-07-02 15:53:13.038 T:4041724800 WARNING: ActiveAE - large audio sync error: -1072.949831
2020-07-02 15:53:13.087 T:4041724800 WARNING: ActiveAE - large audio sync error: -1026.073414
2020-07-02 15:53:13.087 T:4041724800 WARNING: ActiveAE - large audio sync error: -1053.310372
2020-07-02 15:53:13.087 T:4041724800 WARNING: ActiveAE - large audio sync error: -1079.465747
2020-07-02 15:53:13.136 T:4041724800 WARNING: ActiveAE - large audio sync error: -1016.556664
2020-07-02 15:53:13.137 T:4041724800 WARNING: ActiveAE - large audio sync error: -1043.908122
2020-07-02 15:53:13.137 T:4041724800 WARNING: ActiveAE - large audio sync error: -1071.082289
2020-07-02 15:53:13.137 T:4041724800 WARNING: ActiveAE - large audio sync error: -1097.213831
2020-07-02 15:53:13.186 T:4041724800 WARNING: ActiveAE - large audio sync error: -1142.222788
2020-07-02 15:53:13.288 T:4041724800 WARNING: ActiveAE - large audio sync error: -1050.994456
2020-07-02 15:53:13.288 T:4041724800 WARNING: ActiveAE - large audio sync error: -1078.197289
2020-07-02 15:53:13.336 T:4041724800 WARNING: ActiveAE - large audio sync error: -1008.735622
2020-07-02 15:53:13.337 T:4041724800 WARNING: ActiveAE - large audio sync error: -1035.970706
2020-07-02 15:53:13.337 T:4041724800 WARNING: ActiveAE - large audio sync error: -1063.243789
2020-07-02 15:53:13.337 T:4041724800 WARNING: ActiveAE - large audio sync error: -1089.401372
2020-07-02 15:53:13.386 T:4041724800 WARNING: ActiveAE - large audio sync error: -1126.217330
2020-07-02 15:53:13.387 T:4041724800 WARNING: ActiveAE - large audio sync error: -1006.404372
2020-07-02 15:53:13.387 T:4041724800 WARNING: ActiveAE - large audio sync error: -1033.774247
2020-07-02 15:53:13.388 T:4041724800 WARNING: ActiveAE - large audio sync error: -1059.963789
2020-07-02 15:53:13.388 T:4041724800 WARNING: ActiveAE - large audio sync error: -1087.112914
2020-07-02 15:53:13.413 T:2899145600   ERROR: ParsePacket - can't find decoder
2020-07-02 15:53:13.437 T:4041724800   ERROR: Previous line repeats 5 times.
2020-07-02 15:53:13.437 T:4041724800 WARNING: ActiveAE - large audio sync error: -1012.928122
2020-07-02 15:53:13.437 T:4041724800 WARNING: ActiveAE - large audio sync error: -1040.351539
2020-07-02 15:53:13.437 T:4041724800 WARNING: ActiveAE - large audio sync error: -1067.537497
2020-07-02 15:53:13.437 T:4041724800 WARNING: ActiveAE - large audio sync error: -1093.685039
2020-07-02 15:53:13.486 T:4041724800 WARNING: ActiveAE - large audio sync error: -1004.420373

LibreELEC?

Yes, I agree, so try Coreelec instead

sorry, i mean coreelec

edit: was reading the last days in libreelec forum to see the progress regarding mainline kernel, guess thats the reason why i had libreelec in my mind when writing that

I take that you are in part referring to your earlier post regarding the same issue back in February?

I think more information is required about the type of file you are playing (posting a sample may be useful) and looking at posts regarding this particular type of error elsewhere on the net has indicated potential network or buffering issues, so knowing the source of the files (local, network etc) might be of use.

Provide more information. So far I can’t even tell if it’s Amlogic or Amlogic-ng.

I have the feeling some users having troubles with network, bad encoded files etc. but they want to fix it in software.

CE is very stable, I watch videos every day in my living room using Odroid N2, my wife is watching videos every day in sleeping room using S905X box.
Files are stored on my NAS, connect with gbit network.

I believe some of Your video files are bad encoded

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@Tim_Taylor have the feeling people respond to something and do not even read the posting but answer stuff that is totally unrelated or is already answered.

to answer a few things: this file was playing a couple of month before perfectly fine (iirc i watched that movie last december, no problems at all).
that file, as noted in the log, is from a usb drive - no network involved at all!
that file also plays perfectly fine on my laptop and on my desktop with vlc.

@Ray its an odroid n2, so its ng. if you tell me what information exactly you need (and best would be how to provide it), i can give it to you.

Sorry if you feel that way but the info provided so far was not enough and going ahead claiming there is no answer from devs is a bit far stretched. We need more. Are you still with the same build as months ago?

no, i updated. i drive the latest nightly in hope that those things are getting fixed… somehow, in some time.

i thought i go with the nightly to report bugs. but when i report them and they are ignored, i stop reporting them, because that makes no sense to me.

i report a lot of bugs for fedora, intellij etc. - but there i am used to have some kind of bug tracking, not a forum like this. but thats another topic…

We track a lot of issues in one thread. Things get lost. But still we need more info. The fact that you updated we need to know the entrance point of the issues.

What is the size of this ‘Hell.or.High.Water.2016.German.EAC3D.DL.2160p.UHD.BluRay.HDR.Dolby.Vision.HEVC.Remux-NIMA4K.mp4’ file?

Around 62Gb?

A sample (few mb) would be good to reproduce here.

@Component:
63.8G

@Ray
I will try to provide those

can anyone recommend a tool to provide that sample?