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There is definitely something there. I’ve noticed that after a reboot, the GUI (at 4K) appears to be snappy and also the information dialog shows that the refresh rate is around the 59.94 Hz I have set it to. Then after watching some content, the GUI turns much slower. Last night I checked the information dialog when this happened and the refresh rate was more like 30-35 Hz. The CPU usage was normal (low) and the issue doesn’t affect watching videos, at least ones I checked after that.

I’m using the Aeon MQ 7 skin for Leia.

Amlogic or Amlogic-ng? Did you disable GUI scaling?

Does anybody notice a bit darker video on NG builds? I have to increase brightness from 50 to 56 to get the same shadows level.

Amlogic-ng. Disabling GUI scaling only results in the problem with just one quarter of screen being used. I don’t want to start deleting the resolution parts out of the configuration parts as I would then have to recalibrate the subtitle positions. Again :frowning:

Sounds absurd.

Sure does, but happens. I just watched a movie for about 1,5 hrs. Before that I had rebooted to update to the latest nightly and the GUI was very smooth and running at 59.94 Hz. Now I checked the refresh rate and it’s around 40 Hz.

Top shows me this, so shouldn’t be any excessive load.

Tasks: 153 total, 3 running, 150 sleeping, 0 stopped, 0 zombie
%Cpu(s): 15.8 us, 2.9 sy, 16.4 ni, 64.9 id, 0.0 wa, 0.0 hi, 0.0 si, 0.0 st
MiB Mem : 3707.6 total, 2491.4 free, 643.2 used, 573.0 buff/cache
MiB Swap: 0.0 total, 0.0 free, 0.0 used. 2988.8 avail Mem

4377 root 20 0 1021620 451560 145232 R 206.6 11.9 63:19.68 kodi.bin

And now as I tried to resume the movie, Kodi crashed the way I mentioned earlier (screen goes dim, nothing happens, returns to main menu after some time). And looks like it’s trying to open the Avisynth script again?

2020-07-19 01:36:14.591 T:3155166080 ERROR: NEWADDON Unknown Video Info Key “progress”
2020-07-19 01:37:18.797 T:4063260096 ERROR: Previous line repeats 74 times.
2020-07-19 01:37:18.797 T:4063260096 ERROR: GetDirectory - Error getting filemanager
2020-07-19 01:37:18.797 T:4063260096 ERROR: CGUIMediaWindow::GetDirectory(filemanager) failed
2020-07-19 01:37:24.474 T:3188736896 ERROR: Open - Unhandled exception
2020-07-19 01:37:24.474 T:3188736896 ERROR: Open - Error opening, nfs://
2020-07-19 01:37:24.474 T:3188736896 ERROR: InputStream: Error opening, nfs://
2020-07-19 01:37:26.203 T:4063260096 NOTICE: VideoPlayer::OpenFile: nfs://
2020-07-19 01:37:26.204 T:3138454400 NOTICE: Creating InputStream
2020-07-19 01:37:26.256 T:3138454400 NOTICE: Creating Demuxer

I think he meant that it’s absurd that you’re complaining about a problem, but are not accepting an offered solution.

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Correct. There is a simple solution in removing the Overscan settings. And I never heard that someone calibrates it for subtitle position. But @Boulder you are free to use what you want. The Problem with the more GPU intensive Skins and native 4K GUI is that your Device can’t handle it. And btw. I am using native 4K with my Odroid N2 and Estuary v2 skin. I never have any problems but the N2 has superb thermal properties.

Also you are saying Hz but you probably mean FPS. Your CPU can be idle but your GPU is burning up.
You also get a lot of errors from “NEWADDON”.


Someone ask me logs on the same TV between version 8.95.5 (very stable and fast for read a movie file) and the 9.2.1 but now 9.2.3 out and issue persist. I provided the log April 12 but no one reply or give me any ideas for try to catch this issue :confused:

I’m alone with this issue ?

Thank you

Your last “working” version was a beta for the previous major release. It is most likely it used different samba libs bot to mention a different Mediacenter version. Now you post in the nightly Thread with a problem about newer stable. This Thread is mostly to catch recent not ancient issues.
So I suggest you try several nightly version after 8.95 to narrow down when it broke for you.

I don’t know how Aeon MQ 8 didn’t have this issue. I’ll probably need to install it again and see what happens, as far as I know, it should basically use the same add-ons that the MQ 7 mod does.

What comes to subtitle positions… I wonder why there is no setting for relative placement. By default, they appear way too high from the bottom to my taste.

Is it really that problematic to reposition it again?
Make a backup of guisettings.xml then remove them and do some tests. If it’s still laggy at least you know that you don’t have to reposition them. If it helps it might be worth the work.

You can set the subtitle position to example “below video” under “Settings” -> “Player” -> “Language”. And it’s usually best to use external subtitle formats such as .srt. This way all my subtitles are always showing at the same position :+1:

Subtitle position

settings, system, display, video calibration

What I meant by relative placement is that they could be set so that they always appear at the same height regardless of the output properties of the video. It’s a bit silly that for the same resolution, you have to set the subtitle position for each refresh rate separately. Of course, you only need to do it once but still…

I’ve now reset guisettings.xml and disabled GUI scaling, we’ll see how it works.

So far so good, looking better.

What I found out during setting things up is that a crash often occurs – or nothing happens when you click on a video to play – if you open a network folder and try to start playback while Kodi is scanning files for thumbnails etc.

Remember that the habit of making a backup before messing around with the system can save a many headaches.

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I’m unsing Amlogic-ng on an S905x box (Nexbox a95x) and with every start, i get a new MAC adress for this device.

Try the latest nightly, this should be fixed.