[Solved] LiveTV Shuttering?



I ordered a TV dongle from the official shop, I use it on my Vero4K. Video is shuttering, making it impossible to watch. The audio is alright.

If I use TVHeadend client on Kodi on my Windows 10 PC, I don’t have any issue. It’s only on the vero4K.
I don’t really know where to look to resolve this. Can you help me?


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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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Can you also confirm if stuttering occurs just with live streaming or also with recordings.


Arf. I think there’s something I didn’t configure well…
Since I rebooted the vero 4K according to your instructions, I have a “no signal” message… :grimacing:

Here are the logs so far:

For your question about the recordings vs. live, I cannot test it anymore :confused:


No idea why Tvheadend keeps giving me “no signal” after a reboot?


Sorry for not getting to this yet.
What region are you in?



Hey Sam,

I’m in France.


If you can ssh in to the Vero, https://osmc.tv/wiki/general/accessing-the-command-line/ does

sudo systemctl restart tvheadend

fix it?


I just tried. Restarting the service doesn’t change anything. I still have a No Signal :confused:


Could it be as simple as a poor antenna or antenna connection?


Does it impact recordings as well?



Ok. Here’s what I’ve done:

  • Deactivated TVHeadend client in extension management
  • Uninstalled TVHeadend server in OSMC app store
  • I did: rm ~/.hts/*
  • Rebooted Vero4K
  • Installed TVHeadend server in OSMC app store
  • Rebooted Vero4K

Then, I followed this guide: Watching live TV with a USB DVB tuner or network TV tuner

So, I selected French as my language, as my authorized network, selected network 3 (Sony CXD2837ER DVB-T adapter) and Generic as pre-defined muxes (previously, I used the realtek adapter).

The scan finds 57 muxes and 40 services.

I activated the TVHeadend client, and tested the live tv. Everything worked smoothly.
Then I rebooted the Vero4K just to test if it’s ok after a reboot and… yes :grimacing:

So it seems that my problem was that I used the realtek adapter in the first place :expressionless:

I’m sorry I wasted your time since I found the solution myself :see_no_evil:

Thanks, and I hope this post will eventually help someone else.

Now I’ll go back to bed :sleeping_bed:



I just tried it again. And if the reboot problem is no longer here, I still have the shuttering issue…

After some time, I have to reboot the vero4k to have a smooth experience with live TV. No problem with the audio, only the video is shuttering. Lots of artefacts, and lots of lags.

I’ll try to send you a debug link.


Here’s a debug log link:

And here’s a recording of the live TV with the shuttering I’m experiencing:


Yup, that’s crap. It’s the sort of result I get if the antenna signal strength is poor.


You’re saying that by the video or by the logs?

Because if I reboot the device, everything is much better for some time (say 10/15 minutes).


The video is crap. What signal strengths are you getting from the status tab of the tvheadend webui?


68.6dBm after a reboot.
28.3dB s-t-n ratio.
I have no issue at all.

Then, after a while… The signal drops to 47.5dBm with 30.8 db s-t-n ratio. That’s when the video shuttering occurs.

If I reboot the vero4k, I go back to a higher signal.


Testing here - I get problems when the signal strength is less than about 40dB. But if I select ‘Force old status’ in the DVB Input settings I have no problems. Try that.


grahamh, would you marry me?

Thanks a lot. This solved my problem.


I’m experiencing the same issue.
Where can I find the mentioned settings:

I can’t see it under DVB Inputs -> TV adapters in my Tvheadend web interface.

I’m using Realtek RTL2832 TV adapter with OSMC Vero 4k