Issue: If I tune a LiveTv stream on my shield set for surround sound (runs into receiver, D.D. playback) I get random little audio/video pauses.
They will continue to happen throughout the playback, likely within 30-60 seconds or so, and continue indefinitely.
Sometimes it's just audio dropout, other times it is both video and audio.
Things that resolve the issue:
Enable direct play of LiveTv completely solves the issue.
Pausing the live stream for a couple of seconds and resuming it resolves the issue (IDK, it is like I force a small buffer to be present, then all is well).
Troubleshooting that made it worse, or no change:
Use MPV for LiveTv - This had audio sync issues, plus the same issue.
Deselect allow stream copy - No change, same issue.
Force a full transcode - lower the stream to 3.0 Mbit still had the exact same issue.
Things to note: Recorded Tv files, and all local video files playback just fine without issue.
I'm not sure what logs will show, but can send an app log/server log to help diagnose this better.
Resources on the server/network shouldn't be an issue here, and I have no issue such as this with the HDHR app, or even with direct stream Live Tv selected.
I do not notice this same issue on my other shield Tv set for downmix to stereo hooked directly to a Tv. I cannot recall if this issue is resolved forcing the problematic Shield Tv to downmix to stereo or not, but that certainly wouldn't be a very good solution long term.
I've tried changing settings in the Android Tv settings (surround sound auto or always, processor max performance or optimize) with no change to this issue.
No clue what is causing this. but been meaning to post about it for some time. Tired of pausing for ~5 seconds every time I tune to a channel to mitigate this from occurring.
Edit: Attached ffmpeg logs, and Server Log. In my testing: user Home on ShieldTv, tuning channel CNN.
Edited by bungee91, 23 January 2019 - 01:06 PM.