Lots of skipped and dropped frames playing Bluray M2TS


I mostly use Vero to play original bluray m2ts files. I just played, or tried to play, Depeche Mode Tour of the Universe which is AVC encoded and plays at 29.970 fps. At the beginning it plays alright but after a while audio gets out of sync with video. The info text shows that a lot of frames are skipped and dropped constantly. After a while playback of audio and video stutters incredibly.

Last night I watched a movie (AVC encoded, 24 fps) and that one went alright.

All content is on hard drives directly connected to Vero USB.

Vero is updated to RC3 0.9.9.

Let me know what info you need more to fix this.

Regards, Micha

That bluray is 1080i, correct?

If you have any text screens up, such as the information screen, it will most likely have problems trying to deinterlace a 1080i signal and display the overlay. But 1080i at ~30fps may be approaching the limit of what the vero hardware can deinterlace regardless.

There was another performance thread on the board (which I can’t find) where the performance of deinterlacing was discussed along with some of the theoretical limits of the hardware.

The “Vero performance” thread is gone and I think we’re out of luck. The Vero’s hardware isn’t up to the task from what I’ve gleaned from the data sheets and posts.
I have many H.264 1080P home movies and regardless of the source the Vero can not handle the video which lags the audio more the longer the clip is.
I have a PI-B and a PI-2 both of which work fine with with this higher resolution content.

Yes, that’s correct. This is what eac3to says about it:

M2TS, 1 video track, 2 audio tracks, 2:01:13, 60i /1.001
1: h264/AVC, 1080i60 /1.001 (16:9)
2: DTS Master Audio, 5.1 channels, 24 bits, 48kHz
(core: DTS, 5.1 channels, 24 bits, 1509kbps, 48kHz)
3: RAW/PCM, 2.0 channels, 16 bits, 48kHz

But what you’re saying is really bad news. I believe sincerely that the advertisements for Vero promised the best performance and best support! The price tag does the same!!!

Mr. Nazarko, please confirm that jazzboME is incorrect!

Hi glens5, I had a PI-B but somehow it crashed for some reason and I can’t use it anymore. That’s why I was relieved for the Vero to come. I wasn’t pleased that after I preordered, PI-B2 came out. But I had faith that the Vero would be alround fully functional and very performing. I have the Vero now for quite a while and I can only conclude that it performs worse than the old PI-B!!

Again, mr. Nazarko, please tell me the Vero will be meeting my expectations soon after any of the nearest updates.

The Vero does work well for most content and is much more stable and capable than the PI-B but not for the aforementioned high definition.
I am convinced the problem is hardware related in the GPU and if a software fix was possible we’d have seen it by now.

The last I knew, the Vero was not capable of deinterlacing that. I was thinking you had a 1080i30 source which might be possible, 1080i60 is definitely a no go.

See this discussion of the hardware limitations of imx6 boxes: kodi hardware thread

Unless OSMC incorporates some major new changes to the deinterlace routines, you not going to be able to play 1080i60 content.

Hi jazzboME,

thanks for your reply. But I guess it’s 29.970 fps, that’s what MediaInfo says. Maybe eac3to is somewhat right, the TV does stay in the setting 60Hz when playing the content.

Anyway, it doesn’t play property. So whatever tool says whatever about the fps, the Vero is not coping.

On getvero.tv, it says the Vero will play these formats:
Vero will play the following video formats:

RV 8/9/20 (1080p30) @ 40Mbps
MPEG4 ASP/SP (1080p30) @ 40Mbps
MPEG-2 Main High (1080p30/720p60) @ 50Mbps
H263 P0/P3 (16CIF30) @ 20 Mbps
H264 BP/CBP/MP/HP (1080p30/720p60) @ 50Mbps
VP6 (720p30) @ 20Mbps
H264-MVC BP/MP/HP (720p30)
VC1 SP/MP/AP (1080p30/720p60) @ 45Mbps
Theora (720p30) @ 20Mbps
DivX 3/4/5/6 (1080p30) @ 20Mbps
VP8 (720p30) @ 20 Mbps
AVS (1080p30) @ 40Mbps
MJPEG Baseline (8192x8192)

These are including high res formats at high bitrates, Bluray specs!
Was I naive thinking that it would also play 1080i at 30 fps?