Here is a short clip of a live TV stream. It plays perfectly on my Windows PC using VLC, but it looks like the above photos when it is playing on my TOX3 and CoreELEC. This issue is only using CE running on a microSD card. No issues while running under Android.
By this pictures I don’t understand what is wrong, but this sample plays fine for me on another s905x4 box.
You could try clean setup on another sd/usb card to compare.
Or you can also try to limit video output to 10-bits in CE settings.
Hope that ‘D’ doesn’t cause too many issues that can’t be solved. I make a video clip of what I see. I did notice from the information at the top of the video, it shows "dc-am-vc-1, 1920x1080i, I don’t think that video is interlaced. I added the Mediainfo for that video, Back to the Future. Also a clip of what I see.
I am testing on a different 4k TV, but same issue.
My TOX3 plays the Easter parade clip perfectly with HW acceleration. It has revision ‘B’ though. Also, the log shows you are using Ugoos_x4 dtb. Have you tried with generic tree? Also, test with the Display whitelist set to blank.
Yes, I have tried multiple things, different device trees, different ROMs, etc… I have tried every trick in the book that I know. I think something is different with this box. Also, the stock firmware as I recall, using Aida64, shows it is using Ugoos firmware, can you verify that for me?? Thanks.
BTW, if you are not aware, Ugoos is the king of these “cheap” boxes firmware. Ugoos is the grandfather of all of these Android boxes. They have been around since the beginning of these type of media players. Other devices, steal their code. Don’t know if this TOX3 is part of Ugoos or they borrowed Ugoos firmware.
My stock firmware according to Device Info HW shows Builder: ugoos@UG-PC3. I got mine from Vontar Official Store when it first came out in Oct 2022. Guess I got lucky, newer revisions do not always mean better.
This CE-21 nightly build >> CoreELEC-Amlogic-ng.arm-20.1-Nexus-Generic.img.gz from April 1, 2023
Don’t know if it made a difference. I connected to the bedroom TV (4k, no surround system). It froze up a few times as I added videos from my networked storage devices.
I then brought the box to the Livingroom TV, that has a Yamaha AVR for surround sound. For testing purposes, I only used the TV speakers and turned off the Yamaha AVR. Back to the Future played very well.
Now, I will turn on the audio surround sound system and see what happens…
I am using this microSD card >>
Sandisk Extreme Plus 128GB
Writing speed: 66.6 MByte/s
Reading speed: 72.5 MByte/s
Thanks getting it to work.
I will update when I test everything.
Don’t know how or what, but videos with the VC-1 video codec are working.
Mark this thread SOLVED.
I did that hoping to VC-1 to work but no difference with other builds, still black and white with stripes. I have it also with a old serie of Columbo ( MPEG4 Video (H264) 720x576 (4:3) 25fps [V: h264 high L3.0, yuv420p, 720x576) and some more low res movies/series. I have also the revision D
clarkss12 which firmware do you have on the box ??
I still have the original firmware on it