I have 2 setups. Windows PC running Kodi 16.0 and a Pi 2 running OSMC (with Kodi 16) both on a wired network connection.
On the Pi I installed the 2 codec licenses that I bought.
On both systems I have set up a channel list with the live TV coming from my Internet Provider’s box. It works perfectly on the PC, but on the Pi 2 around a third of the time I get a Kodi sad face crash and reboot.
I have no other add-ons. I restarted from scratch to ket to the root of this problem.
It seems that just before the crash there are some packet errors. Here’s the log that shows that: http://pastebin.com/raw/ZysaDDKQ
This is the content of the kodi.old.log
Here is my M3U file (very empty for the moment, but zapping between just these channels is enough to trigger a crash and Kodi reboot)
Does the crash happen when switching between a H.264 and MPEG-2 channel?
(HD is typically H.264. SD is typically MPEG-2).
Jarvis doesn’t support switching between a software codec and a hardware codec within the same stream. Krypton should support this.
If you buy the MPEG-2 codec licence you will avoid this issue (and get better quality video and lower CPU).
It’s really interesting that the author of this article is not using a DVB but is using a stream directly and stil get some crashes.
I have been experiencing this bug for quite some time now, but me I am using tvheadend with DVB dongles. I am also experiencing random crashes while i switch channel.
I have open some bug reports on different forums (1)where i could get help but never managed to get to the bottom of this and came to the conclusion that it was either due to my DVB which was drawing power and i was getting the crash or some buffer issues with the raspberry pi. But with this case there should not really be a relationship between power as there is not DVB dongle to draw power from. It would be good if the author was still getting the crash.
I’ve not touched this for several months, but I can confirm that:
I’m using a recommended power supply
I bought and installed the 2 codecs from the Pi store when I bought the Pi 2. CPU usage dropped considerably once they were installed.
I’ve since moved house, changed Internet provider, and no longer have access to the streaming channels. Perhaps my new ISP has accessible streaming channels but I don’t have the time right now to investigate.