[Finished] Improvements to Live TV playback rate matching - for testing (1 Viewer)

Status
Not open for further replies.

Palm_Maniac

MP Donator
  • Premium Supporter
  • June 1, 2005
    1,238
    215
    Gießen, Hessen
    Germany Germany
    Country flag
    Hi,

    since the evening with the two fierce statues there were no further problems. The error can be seen in the TSWriter.bak from 22:30.

    I also have the EPG Grabbing active because I have channels in the list that are not supplied by TV Movie Clickfinder, and I have the Idle Scan active.

    In addition, I had changed for testing something. Last week I provided the server with a 60GB SSD M.2 for the operating system. So can now also switch off this hard drive during periods of inactivity. Because I was curious and I wanted to leave no stone unturned, I have laid the Timeshift memory to the HDD on and off the ramdisk. The errors were less. There were noticeably fewer short stills and much less pixelation. At the moment, I still have the time shift on the HDD. Actually, should rather affect the other way around and make the ramdisk fewer problems.

    I'll now be even Timeshift on the HDD and tomorrow switch to the RAM disk. Let's see if it somehow affects.
     

    Owlsroost

    Development Group
  • Team MediaPortal
  • October 28, 2008
    5,540
    5,038
    Cambridge
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    Country flag
    Hi,

    since the evening with the two fierce statues there were no further problems. The error can be seen in the TSWriter.bak from 22:30.

    I also have the EPG Grabbing active because I have channels in the list that are not supplied by TV Movie Clickfinder, and I have the Idle Scan active.

    In addition, I had changed for testing something. Last week I provided the server with a 60GB SSD M.2 for the operating system. So can now also switch off this hard drive during periods of inactivity. Because I was curious and I wanted to leave no stone unturned, I have laid the Timeshift memory to the HDD on and off the ramdisk. The errors were less. There were noticeably fewer short stills and much less pixelation. At the moment, I still have the time shift on the HDD. Actually, should rather affect the other way around and make the ramdisk fewer problems.

    I'll now be even Timeshift on the HDD and tomorrow switch to the RAM disk. Let's see if it somehow affects.

    OK, good :)


    From post #100:
    my first report for a movie night with the new TSWriter. Absolutely great. :) They're gone. No pixelation and no short stills more. Even the transitions between programs and commercial breaks are perfectly clean. It has given me almost brought tears to the eyes. :)

    So is this still true - no pauses or pixelation with the latest TsWriter ?
     

    azzuro

    Test Group
  • Team MediaPortal
  • May 10, 2007
    9,607
    5,232
    France - IDF
    France France
    Country flag
    Hey in testing.
    Nothing to say for now. At least ne error or freeze.
    For information i have disabled dvb epg when the tuner is idle.
    Also with 2 stream frin each tuner. On 2 client.
     

    Palm_Maniac

    MP Donator
  • Premium Supporter
  • June 1, 2005
    1,238
    215
    Gießen, Hessen
    Germany Germany
    Country flag
    So is this still true - no pauses or pixelation with the latest TsWriter ?
    Yes absolutely. Never ran live TV on both clients as well as now. Also last night, absolutely no problems. Neither stills and pixelation, nor stuttering in the commercial breaks. Today I present shift back to the RAM disk to, then I can also report on it tomorrow.
     

    Palm_Maniac

    MP Donator
  • Premium Supporter
  • June 1, 2005
    1,238
    215
    Gießen, Hessen
    Germany Germany
    Country flag
    Hi, Today there was yet again a freezer, Live TV just stops. I then waited even longer if it continues on its own, but had to stop and restart again. Now I'm curious if it occurs again, because before the error I had the time shift memory switched back to the RAM disk.
     

    Owlsroost

    Development Group
  • Team MediaPortal
  • October 28, 2008
    5,540
    5,038
    Cambridge
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    Country flag
    Hi, Today there was yet again a freezer, Live TV just stops. I then waited even longer if it continues on its own, but had to stop and restart again. Now I'm curious if it occurs again, because before the error I had the time shift memory switched back to the RAM disk.

    If it *is* the recent mods to TsWriter causing the freezes, I'm puzzled because the changes between the 3.1.31.2 and 3.1.31.3 versions are very small (especially since it isn't actually crashing and 3.1.31.2 seems to be stable). :confused:
     

    Palm_Maniac

    MP Donator
  • Premium Supporter
  • June 1, 2005
    1,238
    215
    Gießen, Hessen
    Germany Germany
    Country flag
    Hi,

    tonight I fell asleep while watching TV. ;) When I woke up to 4am the television was still, however, the saver mode. After printing on the remote I saw a still image of the current program that I could not cancel. I had to turn off my clients to the "hard way". In TSWriter log dive for the period around 4 am the following entries to the all equal:

    Code:
    [2015-07-24 03:52:37,073] [8a65c18] [1f78] - MultiFileWriter: failed to create file E:\\live5-0.ts.tsbuffer5.ts
    [2015-07-24 03:52:37,073] [8a65c18] [1f78] - Failed to reopen old file. It's currently in use. Dropping data!
    [2015-07-24 03:52:37,573] [8a65c18] [1f78] - FileWriter: ParkFile(), m_hFile 0xffffffff, m_hFileParked 0xffffffff
    [2015-07-24 03:52:37,676] [8a65c18] [1f78] - MultiFileWriter: failed to create file E:\\live5-0.ts.tsbuffer5.ts
    [2015-07-24 03:52:37,676] [8a65c18] [1f78] - Failed to reopen old file. It's currently in use. Dropping data!
    [2015-07-24 03:52:38,176] [8a65c18] [1f78] - FileWriter: ParkFile(), m_hFile 0xffffffff, m_hFileParked 0xffffffff
    [2015-07-24 03:52:38,278] [8a65c18] [1f78] - MultiFileWriter: failed to create file E:\\live5-0.ts.tsbuffer5.ts
    [2015-07-24 03:52:38,278] [8a65c18] [1f78] - Failed to reopen old file. It's currently in use. Dropping data!
    [2015-07-24 03:52:38,779] [8a65c18] [1f78] - FileWriter: ParkFile(), m_hFile 0xffffffff, m_hFileParked 0xffffffff
    [2015-07-24 03:52:38,883] [8a65c18] [1f78] - MultiFileWriter: failed to create file E:\\live5-0.ts.tsbuffer5.ts
    [2015-07-24 03:52:38,883] [8a65c18] [1f78] - Failed to reopen old file. It's currently in use. Dropping data!
    The Discontinuity Errors are definitely with me at last all past, but these entries are new. The Timeshift files were all still in the RAM disk, but was not crowded. Now I have changed a setting of the parameters RAM disk and watch the behavior today again. I have to point "Allocate Memory dynamicaly" off, which I had previously active. Now the appropriate size of the RAM disk is occupied at a time and not more dynamic.

    Should these stills still occur, I ask again about to disk and turn the RAM disk. Thus, it was at least initially better.
     

    Owlsroost

    Development Group
  • Team MediaPortal
  • October 28, 2008
    5,540
    5,038
    Cambridge
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    Country flag
    Hi,

    tonight I fell asleep while watching TV. ;) When I woke up to 4am the television was still, however, the saver mode. After printing on the remote I saw a still image of the current program that I could not cancel. I had to turn off my clients to the "hard way". In TSWriter log dive for the period around 4 am the following entries to the all equal:

    Code:
    [2015-07-24 03:52:37,073] [8a65c18] [1f78] - MultiFileWriter: failed to create file E:\\live5-0.ts.tsbuffer5.ts
    [2015-07-24 03:52:37,073] [8a65c18] [1f78] - Failed to reopen old file. It's currently in use. Dropping data!
    [2015-07-24 03:52:37,573] [8a65c18] [1f78] - FileWriter: ParkFile(), m_hFile 0xffffffff, m_hFileParked 0xffffffff
    [2015-07-24 03:52:37,676] [8a65c18] [1f78] - MultiFileWriter: failed to create file E:\\live5-0.ts.tsbuffer5.ts
    [2015-07-24 03:52:37,676] [8a65c18] [1f78] - Failed to reopen old file. It's currently in use. Dropping data!
    [2015-07-24 03:52:38,176] [8a65c18] [1f78] - FileWriter: ParkFile(), m_hFile 0xffffffff, m_hFileParked 0xffffffff
    [2015-07-24 03:52:38,278] [8a65c18] [1f78] - MultiFileWriter: failed to create file E:\\live5-0.ts.tsbuffer5.ts
    [2015-07-24 03:52:38,278] [8a65c18] [1f78] - Failed to reopen old file. It's currently in use. Dropping data!
    [2015-07-24 03:52:38,779] [8a65c18] [1f78] - FileWriter: ParkFile(), m_hFile 0xffffffff, m_hFileParked 0xffffffff
    [2015-07-24 03:52:38,883] [8a65c18] [1f78] - MultiFileWriter: failed to create file E:\\live5-0.ts.tsbuffer5.ts
    [2015-07-24 03:52:38,883] [8a65c18] [1f78] - Failed to reopen old file. It's currently in use. Dropping data!
    The Discontinuity Errors are definitely with me at last all past, but these entries are new. The Timeshift files were all still in the RAM disk, but was not crowded. Now I have changed a setting of the parameters RAM disk and watch the behavior today again. I have to point "Allocate Memory dynamicaly" off, which I had previously active. Now the appropriate size of the RAM disk is occupied at a time and not more dynamic.

    Should these stills still occur, I ask again about to disk and turn the RAM disk. Thus, it was at least initially better.

    Can you attach the server and client logs please ?

    I think what *may* have happened is that the client has frozen with the 'live5-0.ts.tsbuffer5.ts' file still open. This prevents TsWriter from deleting the file (so it can re-create it and re-use it), and means it will try and create a new (extra) buffer file instead. Eventually it will reach the maximum number of buffer files allowed and then it will just drop the data - timeshifting will stop at this point. But I need the logs for more info....
     
    Status
    Not open for further replies.

    Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Users: 0, Guests: 1)

    OP Similar threads Forum Replies Date
    ajs [Proposal] Improving the MP1 Small Splash Screen, providing nicer Image :) MediaPortal 1 3
    da3dsoul Improve NAS Discovery MediaPortal 2 11
    horned_reaper [solved] Improved MBID Search for Artist and Album Fanart Handler 106
    ajs [fixed] 5022: Improving the MPE Installer, providing nicer GUI :) MediaPortal 1 42
    doskabouter Small code improvements MediaPortal 1 8
    ajs [fixed] 5015: Improving the MP1 installer, providing nicer GUI :) MediaPortal 1 138
    doskabouter Exceptions found due to improved logging General Support 11
    CyberSimian [fixed] MP1-4990 : Improve horizontal scrolling in the EPG MediaPortal 1 10
    ge2301 Bugs and Improvements Nereus 6
    N [Proposal] How to improve series scheduling MediaPortal 2 72
    ge2301 [Finished] [MP2-776] Improve busy screen appearance MediaPortal 2 14
    B [MP2-772-773] improve busy cursor and settings loading Testing Area 10
    azzuro [Help Me!] Improve duration times of GUI List items MediaPortal 2 37
    Alberto83 [Finished] [MP2-752] Improve recording handling MediaPortal 2 34
    K MP1.24 HDHomeRun Quatro DVT2 - Pixelation on live TV General Support 1
    S IPTV from online m3u8 for Aussie Live TV General Support 10
    K Flickering live TV playback Newcomers Forum 3
    H [solved] MP2 Wiedergabe von Aufnahmen und Live TV geht nicht Allgemeines Support- und Diskussionsforum 6
    torone Dritter versuch mit Mediaportal 2 Allgemeines Support- und Diskussionsforum 1
    W [solved] MP suddenly Crashes when starting live TV on most channels and on recordings from the same channels General Support 20
    W [solved] MP suddenly Crashes when starting live TV on some channels and on some recordings Television (MyTV frontend and TV-Server) 1
    vvulture UNKNOWN ERROR when starting live TV General Support 6
    H random black screen live tv and videos (amended) General Support 0
    404 [solved] Live TV...video and audio freeze General Support 20
    404 How to turn off narration on live tv General 2
    Similar threads

























    Top Bottom