Shoutcast crashes Kodi 19

I just updated to Kodi 19 and I am testing it. Shoutcast seems to be compatible (icecast is not) but when trying to reproduce some radio station, Kodi crashes with a sad face. I can reproduce this consistently. The logs seems not very useful:

2021-09-05 17:08:24.775 T:1003     INFO <general>: initializing python engine.
2021-09-05 17:08:28.582 T:1003     INFO <general>: [xbmcswift2] Request for "/" matches rule for function "show_root_menu"
2021-09-05 17:08:28.607 T:1003     INFO <general>: CPythonInvoker(6, /home/osmc/.kodi/addons/ script successfully run
2021-09-05 17:08:29.051 T:1003     INFO <general>: Python interpreter stopped
2021-09-05 17:08:57.223 T:1024     INFO <general>: initializing python engine.
2021-09-05 17:08:59.489 T:1024     INFO <general>: [xbmcswift2] Request for "/top500/" matches rule for function "show_top500_stations"
2021-09-05 17:09:01.048 T:1024     INFO <general>: CPythonInvoker(7, /home/osmc/.kodi/addons/ script successfully run
2021-09-05 17:09:01.469 T:1024     INFO <general>: Python interpreter stopped
2021-09-05 17:09:05.318 T:1028     INFO <general>: initializing python engine.
2021-09-05 17:09:07.832 T:1028     INFO <general>: [xbmcswift2] Request for "/resolve/1796249" matches rule for function "resolve_play_url"
2021-09-05 17:09:08.254 T:1028     INFO <general>: CPythonInvoker(8, /home/osmc/.kodi/addons/ script successfully run
2021-09-05 17:09:08.738 T:1028     INFO <general>: Python interpreter stopped
2021-09-05 17:09:10.096 T:1020     INFO <general>: CDVDAudioCodecFFmpeg::Open() Successful opened audio decoder aac
2021-09-05 17:09:10.168 T:1020     INFO <general>: AudioDecoder: File is queued
2021-09-05 17:09:10.171 T:930      INFO <general>: CActiveAESink::OpenSink - initialize sink
2021-09-05 17:09:10.172 T:930      INFO <general>: CAESinkALSA::Initialize - Attempting to open device "default"
2021-09-05 17:09:10.181 T:930      INFO <general>: CAESinkALSA::Initialize - Opened device "default"
2021-09-05 17:09:10.183 T:930      INFO <general>: CAESinkALSA::InitializeHW - Your hardware does not support AE_FMT_FLOAT, trying other formats
2021-09-05 17:09:10.183 T:930      INFO <general>: CAESinkALSA::InitializeHW - Using data format AE_FMT_S24NE3
2021-09-05 17:09:10.212 T:1020     INFO <general>: PAPlayer::PrepareStream - Ready

This is a Raspberry PI 3B+.

Somebody else can reproduce this issue?


PS: Trying Kodi 19 and shoutcast addon in a Linux laptop, it works fine.

I had shadertoy enabled. I disabled it. Same result, sad face.

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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 twice(!)

  • reproduce the issue

  • upload the log set (all configs and logs!) 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

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OSMC skin screenshot:

Hi, @Tom_Doyle.

Just to be sure this is not related to my configuration, I just downloaded OSMC again (2021.8) and I created a clean install. I can NOT reproduce the issue with the OSMC Skin (YES, I COULD), but if I change the skin to Estuary, the problems happens frequently, although not 100% of the time. When kodi doesn’t crash, I see several “weird” effects in the screen, like if the signal was missing for a moment or full white screen. It is obvious that something goes wrong at the time, even if Kodi is not crashing (*).

(*) After recording the screen with a high speed camera, The effect I am seeing is the dark overlay appearing/disappearing several times when the shoutcast addon is trying to start the stream. I would guess the issue is a race condition related to this “effect”.

The logs available at

(would be nice if OSMC showed a QR code with the URL :slight_smile:

Steps to reproduce:

  1. Download OSMC 2021.8
  2. Initialize the microSD Card
  3. Set the skin to Estuary (**)
  4. Download “Shoutcast” addon.
  5. Launch “Shoutcast”.
  6. Select any station from the top 500.
  7. You will see several “display weirdness” during the streaming establishment. See (*)
  8. You could get a audio reproduction (lucky you, no more “display weirdness” during reproduction) (see (*)) or a Kodi crash with sad face.
  9. If Kodi doesn’t crash at first try, just try to reproduce another station and keep trying. It will crash shortly enough.

(**) Estuary seems to be more prone to the crash, but I can reproduce it with the default OSMC Skin just trying shoutcast a few more times.

I got a second crash:

I got a crash with SKIN OSMC after trying for a while a sequence of play/stop: . Another one after some tries:

It seems easy to reproduce and it happens after a full clean install.