I’m using Vero 4K+ with the latest packages, therefore the latest Kodi release. I’m using Kodi for 10+ years now. It’s amazing, plays almost anything.
However after not using AVI/DIVX for 3/4 years, I tried to play something old, but it is unable to play it. When I try to play this old show, it flashes up black screen, then it pretends it’s playing but I gone back to menu. Then displays the loading circles, and doesn’t play it at all, the loading goes on forever.
It looks like it’s playing in the background, but if I just go to the 4 arrows option to return to the play from the menu (), it returns me to the player which seemingly playing the video, but there’s no sound, nor video.
I can seemingly use fast forward, or just skip forward. It’s also showing it’s caching the video as expected (the grey line increases…).
Everything else in eg. HEVC/MPEG/MKV/MP4 works fine, this is the only thing doesn’t seem to work. I can play these files fine via (mini)DLNA on my LG TV, the files are perfect.
I tried the same file on a vanilla Kodi installed on my Windows PC, it works all fine there.
I remember when I had Raspberry Pi, I had to do something extra to play these kind of videos, I imagine some kind of licence for this codec. Is this relevant on Vero 4K+?
Mediainfo output of one of the files of this show:
$ mediainfo myshow.avi General Complete name : myshow.avi Format : AVI Format/Info : Audio Video Interleave File size : 347 MiB Duration : 46 min 22 s Overall bit rate : 1 046 kb/s Writing library : VirtualDub build 13870/release Video ID : 0 Format : MPEG-4 Visual Format settings : BVOP Format settings, BVOP : Yes Format settings, QPel : No Format settings, GMC : No warppoints Format settings, Matrix : Default (H.263) Codec ID : DIVX Codec ID/Info : Project Mayo Codec ID/Hint : DivX 4 Duration : 46 min 22 s Bit rate : 908 kb/s Width : 512 pixels Height : 384 pixels Display aspect ratio : 4:3 Frame rate : 23.976 (24000/1001) FPS Color space : YUV Chroma subsampling : 4:2:0 Bit depth : 8 bits Scan type : Progressive Compression mode : Lossy Bits/(Pixel*Frame) : 0.193 Stream size : 301 MiB (87%) Audio ID : 1 Format : MPEG Audio Format version : Version 1 Format profile : Layer 3 Format settings : Joint stereo / MS Stereo Codec ID : 55 Codec ID/Hint : MP3 Duration : 46 min 22 s Bit rate mode : Constant Bit rate : 128 kb/s Channel(s) : 2 channels Sampling rate : 44.1 kHz Compression mode : Lossy Stream size : 42.5 MiB (12%) Alignment : Split across interleaves Interleave, duration : 42 ms (1.00 video frame) Interleave, preload duration : 500 ms
Debug log (sanitised, let me know if you need certain lines of the original): https://paste.osmc.tv/ocojebufak.vala
I took a note of the last line before I enabled the debug logging and tried to play this show. It was this:
2022-01-01 18:13:02.278 T:2715 INFO <general>: JSONRPC Server: New connection added
What can I do to make these work on Vero 4K+ too?
Thank you, Roland