LiveTV freezes and shows a lot of artifacts (1 Viewer)

Snoopy87

Portal Pro
August 12, 2012
468
167
Germany Germany
MediaPortal Version: 1.3.0

Description
Hi,

this issue occurs since 1.3.0. This happens on two HTPC (on mine and on my friends one). We tried reinstalling the whole system with no success.
Sometimes this happens very often, sometimes we can watch 1-2 hours with no issues.
If this issue occurs, we have to switch the channel and go back, to "repair" the problem.

In the german forum there are also other users who reported this issue. As said, this happens since 1.3 Alpha or Beta.
Another user tried XBMC as Client and MediaPortal as TV Server, and there were no issues anymore, so it is a bug in the MediaPortal Client and not in the MediaPortal Server.
If I record the scenes where the artifacts occur, and play the record with MediaPortal, the issues is also visible in the record, but if I open the record file with Windows Media Player, the issue is not there! Only the audio interrupts at those frames, where MediaPortal shows those artifacts.

Video 1:
Video 2:

In the past I figured out that the issue always happens when the EPG grabber starts. For example I watch RTL HD. Then the issue begins and in the log I see, that the EPG grabber tries to get the info for "Kinowelt.TV". But with only one tuner and no setting for retrieving the EPG for the whole Transponder or for "Kinowelt.TV", I don't understand why the EPG grabber tries to get the info from a different channel while watching another channel. This also happens, if this channel is not in the list of allowed EPG channels. Also this happens if the EPG grabber is deactived. If I disable the EPG for the whole TV card (and not just for all channels) the epg grabber still starts every X minutes and logs, that it has nothing to do, but the issue still happens at this time.

Regards,
Sascha

Steps to Reproduce:
1.) Install Windows and MediaPortal 1.3
2.) Watch TV
 
Last edited by a moderator:

HomeY

Test Group
  • Team MediaPortal
  • February 23, 2008
    6,465
    4,631
    45
    ::1
    Netherlands Netherlands
    Country flag
    Your TsReader logs i full of PES errors (those are related to your CAM):
    Code:
    23-03-2013 21:57:37.719 [11d4]PES H264 0-0-1 fail
    23-03-2013 21:57:37.739 [11d4]PES H264 0-0-1 fail
    23-03-2013 21:57:37.771 [11d4]PES H264 0-0-1 fail
    23-03-2013 21:57:37.791 [11d4]PES H264 0-0-1 fail
    23-03-2013 21:57:37.842 [11d4]PES H264 0-0-1 fail
    What happens when you use the default TsReader.ax (attached it to the post) which comes with 1.3 Final?
     

    Attachments

    Snoopy87

    Portal Pro
    August 12, 2012
    468
    167
    Germany Germany
    Sorry, of course this also happens with the original TSReader. I tried nostopmod70, because someone told with this version it would not occur so often. First I thought this too, but now I don't know if the issue happens less or as often as with the final version of TSReader. But the issue is NOT related to the nostopmod70 TSReader.
     

    Owlsroost

    Development Group
  • Team MediaPortal
  • October 28, 2008
    5,539
    5,037
    Cambridge
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    Country flag
    There are references to MDAPI in the TV log - as HomeY says there are lots of 'PES H264 0-0-1 fail' messages in the TsReader log, which normally indicates de-cryption failures - we don't provide support if MDAPI is used....
     

    Owlsroost

    Development Group
  • Team MediaPortal
  • October 28, 2008
    5,539
    5,037
    Cambridge
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    Country flag
    If I record the scenes where the artifacts occur, and play the record with MediaPortal, the issues is also visible in the record, but if I open the record file with Windows Media Player, the issue is not there! Only the audio interrupts at those frames, where MediaPortal shows those artifacts.
    If you attach a TsReader log from playing one of the corrupted recordings I'll take a look, but I suspect it's just differences in the way different codecs handle the errors (WMP uses it's own codecs).
     

    DragonQ

    Portal Pro
    August 30, 2011
    644
    79
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    Country flag
    If you're having decryption errors with MDAPI, try disabling logging for all software involved. This fixed the 2-5 corruptions per hour I was getting whenever recording or watching encrypted channels.
     

    HomeY

    Test Group
  • Team MediaPortal
  • February 23, 2008
    6,465
    4,631
    45
    ::1
    Netherlands Netherlands
    Country flag
    I and 3 other users have the same Problem like Snoopy87 :(

    I hope, we find a solution.
    Not if you're also using MDAPI.
    As stated above, @Snoopy87 is using MDAPI, which we don't support, so i'm setting this thread to 'Will not fix'.

    If your (and other users) problem is NOT related to MDAPI, you can open up a new bugreport WITH logs and needed info.
     

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

    OP Similar threads Forum Replies Date
    rbo Mp 1.21 pre - probleme livetv und videos Allgemeines Supportforum 5
    M WebMediaPortal Stream LiveTV Problems MPExtended 2
    framug General TV Engine, go ahead or continue freeze ? TV Engine 1
    404 [solved] Live TV...video and audio freeze General Support 20
    R [further infos missing] some movies freezing evry seconds Submit: Bug Reports 9
    S Mediaportal 1.22 Pre-Release remote live-tv freezes MediaPortal 1.22 Pre Release 0
    T Problems re-installing after MP 1.21.0 freeze up! Installation, configuration support 2
    joecrow Win 10 crash, hang and freeze with USB Tuner. General Support 13
    L MP Playback Freezes When Unpausing from Minimized Screen General Support 6
    R [solved] MTS files freeze on last frame Watch / Listen Media 2
    HTPCSourcer Harmony Smart Control freezes Input/Output Interfaces 3
    J Freezing after some time running General Support 21
    Remoteglen Freezing on startup General Support 4
    HTPCSourcer MP2 - V2.1 Picture freeze when jumping forward Older releases 7
    toricred Only Show Actual Recordings General 1
    R MP 2.2.3 Search TV program only with the correct begin of show title General 7
    F Show Player info while skipping Feature Requests 0
    P Recordings not showing up unless re-imported and not possible to delete General 0
    C Imported media doesn't show up immediately? General 1
    mrmojo666 [Tv Server Plugin ]Direct Show Video Control Plugin 0.0.0.1 for Hauppauge PVR cards MediaPortal 1 Plugins 0
    tano_grasa Movie cover not showing when starting a movie aMPed 0
    M [Rejected] Always show full hours in TV Guide Feature Requests 2
    J Understanding what EPG shows about schedules General 8
    J Show media item location Feature Requests 4
    ratata Non present codecs is still showing... MediaPortal 1 Talk 2
    Similar threads

























    Top Bottom