Please help me with solving the following issue.
On some high quality movies the playback stutters quite often. I see the seconds counter in kodi playback gui continues to increment, however sound and video stops. The only way to overcome that is to fast forward.
I noticed that these stutters appear at the same places. There’s nothing in common with processor or memory resources as I monitored it’s usage in parallel and it seems fine. If I playback this file on my computer with the Potplayer it skips chapter marks quite fine.
I’m running kodi on my Raspberry PI 2, OSMC.
The mediainfo shows mkvmerge v7.8.0 was used which is from April 2015; actual version is v16.0.0 … look at https://mkvtoolnix.download/ .
I would give it a try to remux the video with the newest mkvtoolnix and see whether the problem is gone with that. At least you know whether this is part of your problem or not.
Thank you Jim!
I did the remux using most recent version of the program and it made a big difference! Chapters remain the same as before by the way…
Playback still stutters but just for ~500ms and not on all chapter transitions.
And more important - the playback resumes after that.
So how do you think what’s next? The video should be considered as badly crafted and there’s nothing to do with kodi?
Even though another player could play it back?
Well, hard to say but sounds like a problem with the video file or how it was created or its original source.
If you remux the file, select the video stream and look on the right side for a flag which tries to resynchronize the timestamps. Perhaps this can even improve things somewhat more.
Please take a look on another logs and mediainfo for different video file. I also attaching links to examples of how this looks like, for better understanding.
I know, mkvmerge in this example is rather outdated, but this is hardly possible to do anything with it without remuxing all the downloaded videos each time an force all the authors to use newer program version.
Also from my current understanding it seems that doesn’t freeze on the chapter changes as I initially said.
As you can see, on my PC player it freezes just for one second and keep playing back by itself without intervention, but on OSMC it freezes until I press skip right, for instance.
Most probably it is a video file problems, but it is still possible for other players to overcome these situations better.
I just hope this could be heard by developers or probably someone knows this is well known issue and being solved somewhere else.