I’ve updated my Kodi to v19.1 recently (few days ago). Since then I’m experiencing that after I start playback of video or Live TV, screen turns black for 10s withing the first 1-2s after I start the playback.
Note: this does not happen for all videos. So far I’ve not been able to figure out if it’s related to resolution or file format of the video. I would suspect it’s rather related to resolution, since it also happens for live TV.
Could it be the resolution change of the TV to adapt to the Video.
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Depending on the used skin you have to set the settings-level to standard or higher, in summary:
enable debug logging at settings->system->logging
reboot the OSMC device twice(!)
reproduce the issue
upload the log set (all configs and logs!) either using the Log Uploader method within the My OSMC menu in the GUI or the ssh method invoking command grab-logs -A
publish the provided URL from the log set upload, here
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fzinken is quite likely right that this is the player switching output resolution and refresh rate to match the video resolution and frame rate. It takes a while for the player and TV to sync up the HDMI signal again.
The standard recommendation is to set the Kodi desktop to run at 1080p/60Hz, and under Settings / Player / Videos / Playback, set “Adjust display refresh rate” to “On start/stop”. That makes 1080p videos be output as 1080p, and 4K videos as 4K, and also ensures that the output refresh rate matches the video frame rate. That all improves viewing quality, but you can get a few seconds of black during the mode change.
Assuming that is what’s happening, you can make sure you don’t miss any of the video by adding an automatic delay when there’s a mode change. Under Settings / System / Display / General, there’s a setting called “Delay after change of refresh rate”. Set that to however long it takes for the picture to come back, and you won’t miss anything.
Based on the manual of your TV at Settings > Picture > Picture Size Settings
As you wrote the Sound continuous to play just no picture which means it is not the normal resolution switching duration. Is this problem actually the same of on all different kind of files?
Have you tried if it goes away when you enable audio pass through?