I think this is a new experience for me after the Kodi 18 update:
On some h264 files the video freezes for 3-5 seconds after a pause. Only happens when the pause was longer than 10 seconds. I tried dozens and dozens of files (mostly 1080p blu ray rips or remuxes), some experience this behavior, some not. Never ever had it before the Kodi 18 update. Streamed via LAN from a Synology NAS, buffer is full and I guess that is no problem.
The audio will immediately continue, just the video is stuck on the frame before I paused. It recovers after mentioned 3-5 seconds but it is super annoying. Also sometimes the video player gets stuck on the last frame on fast forward/rewind, but that is rather rare and I could not find any logic of how and when that happens.
No idea if it is related to the phenomena that was mentioned on live TV. The one thing that is odd that it happens only after a pause of more than 10 seconds, If I pause and unpause in less seconds, the video player will not freeze on last frame. Weird stuff.
Googling this brought me to threads 7-8 old on Kodi forums, but nothing of late.
Anyone else having the issue or is the issue known to the team or any relation to the live stream frame freeze?