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#1 grizlyadams OFFLINE  

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Posted 20 January 2020 - 10:08 AM

Hello,

 

I have livetv set up to use an m3u file. It mostly plays back ok, but sometimes it plays about 15 to 30 seconds, then repeats that same 15 to 30 seconds. Sometimes it will do that between one and 3 or 4 times (repeat the same 15 seconds) and sometimes it will do it once and carry on playing and be fine thereafter. Sometimes however, it will never break out of that repeat loop and will just constantly re-play the same 15 to 30 second clip over and over.

This doesn't happen if i play the same m3u with VLC or the IPTV provider's app, so my assumption is that it is not the stream that's the problem, it is emby.

 

I currently use xTeVe as an m3u proxy to filter the channels and manage the EPG that emby does not do/provide, but I have turned off the caching in xTeVe so it just hands off the stream to the client (emby). The same thing happens (the 15 to 30 second repeat) in emby if i specify the m3u directly in  emby and do not use xTeVe. so its not xTeVe proxy that is causing the problem. I can also see in the xTeVe logs that the url is being haded off to emby.

 

emby runs in a docker in Unraid on an HP Microserver Gen8 with a Xeon® CPU E3-1230 V2 @ 3.30a with 10GB ram which is at about 45% utilisation.

Anyone seen this before and have any suggestions?

 

thanks

 

 



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Posted 20 January 2020 - 11:51 AM

I am also seeing this same behavior. Windows 10 here.

 

Have to upload a log when it happens next. Seems a bit odd to me that it has that behavior. I would "think" it either do it always or never.



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Posted 20 January 2020 - 02:38 PM

Hi there, let's look at an example. Please attach the information requested in how to report a media playback issue. Thanks !



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Posted 20 January 2020 - 04:36 PM

Okay here is a log from a time frame when this repeat happened

 

I started playing around 1415 and the channel played great for around 1 hour so 1515 or right around that time then began looping.

 

Logs were sanitized.

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Posted 20 January 2020 - 10:10 PM

How does the web app compare?

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Posted 21 January 2020 - 09:31 AM

The web app displays the same behavior.

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Posted 22 January 2020 - 12:25 PM

The silence is deafening...



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Posted 29 January 2020 - 06:36 PM

I installed VLC on my sheild and then set EMBY to use external player when playing Live TV..

Works great while the bugs are sorted out.


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Posted 11 February 2020 - 07:39 AM

Okay here is a log from a time frame when this repeat happened

 

I started playing around 1415 and the channel played great for around 1 hour so 1515 or right around that time then began looping.

 

Logs were sanitized.

 

If you happen to experience this regularly, then you should contact (or change) your stream provider. 

 

 

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The log is full of errors about the actual stream content and in the log section above, the stream server replies with 500 multiple times.

 

I'm afraid, but this stream is faulty and there's not much that we can do about it. The log above is from ffmpeg, so when you say that its working fine in VLC, it might very well be true that VLC is a bit more tolerant about damaged streams than ffmpeg, but that's pointless in the end - you'll need to find a more professional provider than that.


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Posted 20 February 2020 - 12:01 AM

Has this response satisfied your concerns?



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Posted 20 February 2020 - 04:39 PM

Has this response satisfied your concerns?

I don't know if you were directing this to me - But @softworkz SS was what I needed. Went back to the provider and looks to me like they changed the source for MLB. No issues with it in the last few days. Still working on WGN which is what I PM'd about.



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Posted 20 February 2020 - 05:00 PM

I don't know any of SS, MLB and WGN..



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Posted 20 February 2020 - 05:25 PM

I don't know any of SS, MLB and WGN..

SS - screenshot of the log

MLB was the channel in the log

WGN is the channel I PM'd about - I am still working that issue at the provider end



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Posted 20 February 2020 - 05:29 PM

SS - screenshot of the log

MLB was the channel in the log

WGN is the channel I PM'd about - I am still working that issue at the provider end

 

Thanks for the explanation. Please let us know how it works out!







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