I’m trying to pair my Vero 4K+ with a Bluetooth device. It’s an add-on for my hearing aids called an “easyTek” - but as far as Bluetooth devices are concerned, it functions simply as a Bluetooth headset. It works fine with my phone and with several other devices.
But it won’t pair with the Vero 4K+. If I try “connect without PIN” it simply says “connection failed”; if I try “pair using PIN” then it does add it to the list of known devices, but it still says “connection failed”, and the icon quickly turns red.
Okay, I changed the Audio output device to “Playback/recording through the Pulse audio sound server”. I do now get an indicator LED on the easyTek suggesting a Bluetooth connection, but I’m still not getting any actual sound.
Also, the video keeps freezing, which it wasn’t doing before.
I tried rebooting. No dice. Also tried setting number of audio channels to 2.0 Fixed rather than 7.1 Best Match, and fiddling with a few other audio settings, all to no avail.
As the video becomes completely unwatchable with the Bluetooth device connected - picture keeps freezing for several seconds at a time - I’ve had to turn Bluetooth off for now, but if you want me to test anything else, let me know.
(The last logs I posted were taken during a video freeze).
So I assume with your headset switched of but audio setting unchanged the video play well?
This sounds like pulseaudio hanging.
Maybe @sam_nazarko has an idea. More next idea would be in the case of a hanging video (with bluetooth headset connected) connect via SSH, check the PID of Pulseaudio and sent a kill -9 <PID of pulseaudio)
If I execute that command repeatedly during playback, I get a different number after the osmc each time. And trying to kill any one of them with kill -9 gives me “No such process”; tentative conclusion is that the process is continuously crashing and restarting, and this is somehow connected to the video freeze.