I am having issues playing HDR content since yesterday’s update to 2021.12. I see other topics with similar issues, but they seem to be solved with cold boots. My Vero always cold boots, so that’s not a fix for me.
Some HDR content starts, but only audio, other HDR content plays, but then after a few minutes just crashes and starts glitching.
I have a debug log of HDR content that starts audio but no video, if I then FF, video suddenly appears, but in the wrong resolution, it’s really borked: https://paste.osmc.tv/jinujemuge
Hope there’s a fix, otherwise I certainly need to downgrade.
This has both audio and video glitching. Audio dropping out like very short stutters, video has white pixels in different areas in the video, just overall glitchy looking and sounding.
Note that I also have FullHD issues, that playback is also in above debug log, with a different source than in the previous log, but same effect. The playback seems to start ,then display turns off, video returns in incorrect resolution (overscanning the display). Also very glitchy.
Well I haven’t tried moving a file to local disk, but is that likely to matter? The problem also occurs when streaming from national TV using one of the Kodi apps for this. So it really seems to be caused by the video system itself. So far only Youtube is working OK.
Both play exactly the same, with the video being out of bounds of the display. Unlike HDR, 1080p does at least play. I don’t have a HDR file that fits on local storage, but I think this shows that the network is not an issue. Also not very likely as the problem instantly started after the December update.
Yes, that’s what happens for 1080p content. Note that I mistakenly said the last tested clip is not HDR, it is HDR, just 1080p HDR. Changing the screen setting on my (LG) TV does not change the problem. Either on 16:9 or “original” or any of the other settings, the image greatly overscans.
And the video also just crashed again (which is the effect with HDR content).
Ok! Some progress here. I thought I didn’t have this “just scan” setting, but it was inside the menu, not just the quick menu. My just scan was set to “auto”, now it’s “on”. Then I removed the overscan settings.
This seems to have fixed several of the issues, the video is no longer overscanned and also the glitchy pixels appear to be gone!
However, the video crashing still happens (video disappears, audio still playing), but it seems to only do this after playback starts and then it does come back by itself. I can certainly live with that for now. Will have to do more testing to know for sure if everything else is now OK. Is that “video crashing” thing actually visible in the debug log?
That is expected as the Resolution and Framerate need to be switched to match the Video. That the LG TV needs 5 seconds to do that is quite strange.
You can disable it with Settings>Player>Videos>Adjust display refresh rate> Disable but surely you would miss a perfect video playback.
I see, I just tested and indeed disabling that setting makes playback instant. In that case I will leave it on, as the setting is useful. So it seems the last Kodi update changed things in this area of functionality? Anyway, I am happy!