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Best Answer Redshirt , 16 January 2016 - 07:19 PM

Unfortunately, that appears to be a problem with VLC.  If you jump back to the same areas after it clears up, it will play fine.  On the NP and new generation box, it will just show black or a frozen frame for the first few seconds but it basically has the same issue.

 

I haven't found a way around it yet.

 

ebr, you can fix this yourself, it's not a bug in VLC. The issue can be resolved by attaching/detaching your views somewhere other than inside SurfaceHolder.Callback. In fact, don't even use SurfaceHolder.Callback.

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#1 Tanamur OFFLINE  

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Posted 12 December 2015 - 06:42 PM

Server: Version 3.0.5781.5 on Win10 Pro on i5 NUC w/16GB RAM

Client: Version 1.1.29a on Amazon FireTV (Gen-1)

Settings: VLC Playback Enabled with Buffer set to 3 sec

Network: Server and Client both on Hardwired 100 Mbit/s

 

I am noticing that when I start to play any video (mp4, mkv or avi) the first 2-4 seconds always start playing as a monochrome green color. This not a major thing but a bit of an unsightly distraction since it happens every time. Any suggestions on what to change to address this?

 

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Posted 12 December 2015 - 09:21 PM

Unfortunately, that appears to be a problem with VLC.  If you jump back to the same areas after it clears up, it will play fine.  On the NP and new generation box, it will just show black or a frozen frame for the first few seconds but it basically has the same issue.

 

I haven't found a way around it yet.


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Posted 13 December 2015 - 12:04 AM

Unfortunately, that appears to be a problem with VLC.  If you jump back to the same areas after it clears up, it will play fine.  On the NP and new generation box, it will just show black or a frozen frame for the first few seconds but it basically has the same issue.

 

I haven't found a way around it yet.

@ebr - Thanks for the reply and letting me know it is not just my configuration. Let's see what the combination of FireOS5 on AFTV1 brings in the new year  ;)  



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Posted 16 January 2016 - 07:19 PM   Best Answer

Unfortunately, that appears to be a problem with VLC.  If you jump back to the same areas after it clears up, it will play fine.  On the NP and new generation box, it will just show black or a frozen frame for the first few seconds but it basically has the same issue.

 

I haven't found a way around it yet.

 

ebr, you can fix this yourself, it's not a bug in VLC. The issue can be resolved by attaching/detaching your views somewhere other than inside SurfaceHolder.Callback. In fact, don't even use SurfaceHolder.Callback.


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Posted 16 January 2016 - 07:42 PM

ebr, you can fix this yourself, it's not a bug in VLC. The issue can be resolved by attaching/detaching your views somewhere other than inside SurfaceHolder.Callback. In fact, don't even use SurfaceHolder.Callback.


Wow, I hope that fixes it :)

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Posted 17 January 2016 - 10:44 AM

ebr, you can fix this yourself, it's not a bug in VLC. The issue can be resolved by attaching/detaching your views somewhere other than inside SurfaceHolder.Callback. In fact, don't even use SurfaceHolder.Callback.

 

Wow, Red.  Thanks for that.  I'll give this a test.



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Posted 17 January 2016 - 11:43 AM

Okay, guys, you can test this out with version 1.1.45.

 

Thanks again, Red.

 

If you also stumble on how to make DD bitstreaming work on the Fire 4k/Shield (or other device with less than 5.1.1) please let me know.


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Posted 17 January 2016 - 12:06 PM

I'd be happy to help, but my receiver doesn't have any pretty dolby lights. It's a Yamaha and it only has their CinemaDSP logo. I never know what format is being delivered.



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Posted 17 January 2016 - 05:55 PM

Okay, guys, you can test this out with version 1.1.45.


That resolves it for me on my Fire TV.

Never had the same issue on my Nexus Player.

Thanks ebr/Redshirt :)
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Posted 17 January 2016 - 09:18 PM

Yeah, the np would instead just not show the video at all for the first few seconds. That should be fixed now too.
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