Playback fails when amcodec is enabled


#1

Hi

I have been having this issue for quite a few months now.
Sometimes the loading circle just spins, other times the system freezes completely
I can play a couple of movies after a reboot, but if I let it sit overnight, the box usually fails, or loading is extremely slow

If I tail the log file, it usually ends with “DEBUG: CVideoPlayerVideo - video decoder returned error” when the issue occurs

Log is 27MB

Log


#2

THX for log. The “DEBUG: CVideoPlayerVideo - video decoder returned error" is not a issue, it is part of selecting right video decoder. The issue in your case is in amlvideo driver /dev/video10.

16:50:25.181 T:3410924400 ERROR: CAMLCodec::OpenAmlVideo - cannot open V4L amlvideo device /dev/video10: Device or resource busy
16:50:25.181 T:3410924400 ERROR: CAMLCodec::OpenDecoder - cannot open amlvideo device
16:50:25.181 T:3357533040 DEBUG: CVideoPlayer::ProcessVideoData size:23 dts:0.042 pts:0.083 dur:41.708ms, clock:-0.458 level:0
16:50:25.181 T:3410924400 ERROR: DVDVideoCodecAmlogic: Failed to open Amlogic Codec

I really don’t know reason for “device busy”. Sorry, but I am very busy in my job. No time for finding bug in kernel driver for issue appearing after lot of playback hour’s.


#3

You have Marcel Veldt’s “Spotify” addon installed, which is known to cause video playback problems like this.
If you switch to librespot, you shouldn’t have any problems anymore.