Regular freezing on video playback

Since last update, any video playing from my hard disk (720, HD, 4K …) freezes for a fraction of second around every 15 sec. and are not able to remove it. All connections are brand new (HDMI 2.0, USB 3.1 …). Any help? Thanks

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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

  • reproduce the issue

  • upload the log set 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

Thanks for your understanding. We hope that we can help you get up and running again shortly.

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Debugging log uploaded.

Under Settings -> Playback, try disable Accelerate MPEG2.
I’m guessing that the show you are watching (AVI) is an old TV recording and has some issues with the container.


Thank Sam. MPEG 2 disabled; tried the sample I logged. Continues freezing; periode is pretty much the same but freezing is shorter. If not possible to solve, I can go along with this kind of videos.

Can you send me a link to the video?


Is in my hard disk …

Try change HW acceleration to HD and up.


Thanks Sam, it works. Should I leave this settings for all video playback? Thank you again sincerely for your outstanding professionality.

It won’t hurt – the files are XVID, so probably have wild PTS values and are confusing the hardware decoder.