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TOPIC: Video/MKV Playback Issue

Video/MKV Playback Issue 2 years 5 months ago #1

  • Quaoar
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Since I switched from xbmc to kodi, I have a weird video playback phenomenon. Some videos will not start properly, but instead the progress bar will directly jump to a certain value (e.g. 13 seconds) and stay there. No video or audio will start, only a progress bar is shown in the menu. This occurs always for the same videos, but the videos that are affected do not seem to be in any way special. Old and new videos are affected and the strange thing is that they have been encoded with exactly the same codecs and exactly the same program. Playback under xbmc was fine.

After playing around with kodi I have found a workaround which is to start the video (the progress bar will jump to 13 seconds), hit fast forward (the video will indeed start in fast forward mode), hit play again (the video will play back normally). This works, but is not nice, especially since the progress is not saved when stopping the video.

Any ideas why this happens and how to fix that? Your help is highly appreciated!


Some background info:

rpi 2
OpenElec 5.0.8 / kodi Helix 14.2 (clean new install)

Video (mkv)
ID : 1
Format : AVC
Format/Info : Advanced Video Codec
Format-Profil : Baseline@L3
Format-Einstellungen für CABAC : Nein
Format-Einstellungen für ReFrames : 1 frame
Codec-ID : V_MPEG4/ISO/AVC
Dauer : 2h 10min
Breite : 720 Pixel
Höhe : 576 Pixel
Bildseitenverhältnis : 16:9
Modus der Bildwiederholungsrate : konstant
Bildwiederholungsrate : 25,000 FPS
Standard : PAL
ColorSpace : YUV
ChromaSubsampling : 4:2:0
BitDepth/String : 8 bits
Scantyp : progressiv
Default : Ja
Forced : Nein

Audio
ID : 2
Format : AAC
Format/Info : Advanced Audio Codec
Format-Profil : LC
Codec-ID : A_AAC
Dauer : 2h 10min
Kanäle : 2 Kanäle
Kanal-Positionen : Front: L R
Samplingrate : 48,0 KHz
Default : Ja
Forced : Nein
Last Edit: 2 years 5 months ago by Quaoar.
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Video/MKV Playback Issue 2 years 5 months ago #2

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Some hardware details of your HTPC would be helpful, not to mention a full kodi.log file as well as a dmesg listin. The last two via a pastebinit link of course, please.
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Video/MKV Playback Issue 2 years 5 months ago #3

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Thanks for the quick reply. My HTPC is a standard, i.e. non-overclocked, raspberry pi 2. I will provide the requested files as soon as I'm home again (probably tomorrow).
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Video/MKV Playback Issue 2 years 5 months ago #4

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I am having the same problem on a Raspberry Pi B

kodi.log: sprunge.us/ddWJ
dmesg: sprunge.us/UBBZ
Last Edit: 2 years 5 months ago by okj579. Reason: Wrong log
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Video/MKV Playback Issue 1 year 10 months ago #5

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okj579 wrote:
I am having the same problem on a Raspberry Pi B

kodi.log: sprunge.us/ddWJ
dmesg: sprunge.us/UBBZ

I am having the exact same problem just with a Raspberry Pi 2. I was able to play the .mkv file after converting it to .mp4. Any idea why the video was having massive issues stuttering/failing to play?
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Video/MKV Playback Issue 1 year 10 months ago #6

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"the .mkv file.." ?!?

MKV is a container format, and says nothing of the actual video details. Also, no details on audio information or any other hardware setup and/or settings. Also I see no kodi.log file for other details on possible problems.

And since OpenELEC's crystal ball subscription has been suspended due to an overload of information requests, there is nothing really we can do at this time.
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Video/MKV Playback Issue 4 months 1 week ago #7

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What is MKV? What the differences between MKV and Blu-ray? I want to play MKV and Blu-ray on my personal computer, can i? :unsure:
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Video/MKV Playback Issue 4 months 1 week ago #8

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What is MKV? What the differences between MKV and Blu-ray? I want to play MKV and Blu-ray on my personal computer, can i?
Last Edit: 4 months 5 days ago by Audeliy.
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Video/MKV Playback Issue 3 months 4 days ago #9

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Blu-ray ripper can help you to playback and decoders.
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