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FireTV Stick LiveTV issues

FireTV Video playback support subforum
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danofun
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FireTV Stick LiveTV issues

Post by danofun » 23 Feb 2017, 17:58

I'm currently running MrMC 3.0.0 on a 1st gen FireTV stick (Fire OS 5.2.1.2). Mediacoded (surface) works brilliantly on my content with the exception of USA based MPEG2 Live TV served up via tvheadend. Audio plays fine but the video is playing at ~1/2 speed. Disabling hardware acceleration and de-interlacing does not help the situation. I see there is on-going discussion on the "MrMC v3.0.0 on Amazon" News thread regarding mediacodec and de-interlacing but did not want to hijack that thread. Is the problem I'm experiencing a known issue?

FWIW, on SPMC mpeg2video plays significantly better but still experiences occasional dropped frames. However, the hardware acceleration is not nearly as efficient as MrMC with h264 content as it uses ~3x the CPUs processing power.

Any guidance would be greatly appreciated.

Debug log
http://pastebin.com/xGGAmnuc

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Re: FireTV Stick LiveTV issues

Post by davilla » 23 Feb 2017, 18:42

I'll take a look, your FireTV Stick is a dual core arm7. Not the fastest thing around but there might be something going on with arm7 based platforms.

EDIT: note that no firetv device supports hw decode of mpeg2 video content.

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Re: FireTV Stick LiveTV issues

Post by danofun » 23 Feb 2017, 23:02

davilla wrote:I'll take a look, your FireTV Stick is a dual core arm7. Not the fastest thing around but there might be something going on with arm7 based platforms.

EDIT: note that no firetv device supports hw decode of mpeg2 video content.
Greatly appreciated! Please let me know if I can be of any assistance. I'm quite impressed with the level of support I'm seeing all across this forum. Well done.

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Re: FireTV Stick LiveTV issues

Post by davilla » 24 Feb 2017, 14:12

possible progress :)

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Re: FireTV Stick LiveTV issues

Post by danofun » 24 Feb 2017, 17:48

davilla wrote:possible progress :)
Wonderful! Will eagerly await more details. Your efforts are greatly appreciated!

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Re: FireTV Stick LiveTV issues

Post by danofun » 04 Mar 2017, 05:02

FWIW, same results in 3.0.1

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Re: FireTV Stick LiveTV issues

Post by davilla » 04 Mar 2017, 15:41

danofun wrote:FWIW, same results in 3.0.1
debuglog please

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Re: FireTV Stick LiveTV issues

Post by danofun » 04 Mar 2017, 17:42

davilla wrote:
danofun wrote:FWIW, same results in 3.0.1
debuglog please
Default acceleration settings, Mediacodec (surface) enabled. Changing the acceleration method to Mediacodec, Mediacodec (surface) & Mediacodec, and disabling acceleration has no effect. Changing deinterlace method has no effect. Disabling deinterlace has no effect. All scenarios result in slow video playback while the audio continues to distance itself. Due to the fact that the settings have no effect on the playback is it correct to assume acceleration is not working on fire stick 1 during mpeg2 playback? Your help is greatly appreciated.

http://pastebin.com/iHsHtqdT

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Re: FireTV Stick LiveTV issues

Post by beaglenz » 03 Jan 2018, 06:43

Hi, did anyone ever get this resolved? I have nearly got the settings right so that TV is watchable but I would like to know what the ideal settings are for the latest Fire Stick

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