Want to verify if Vero 4k Box is right for me

You would have received an email with tracking when this was dispatched. It should arrive today if you ordered it before 3PM on Thursday.

Hi Sam,

I thank you for your always quick response.

But the addon is working correct on the raspberry. So you think it has something to do especially with the addon on the vero?

…and yes, recordings work fine on the vero.

BR

The addons would be compiled from the same source.
I don’t really know what the issue is yet. If the Vero 4K can play the recordings OK then the problem isn’t with the hardware acceleration.

First thing we need to do early next week is bump the add-on version anyway.

Sam

I’m currently setting up a tvheadend server to also check how that is running. Will post logs once it is live.

BR
Sascha

TVheadend is up and running.

Live-TV is smooth now.

So it does look like the currently implemented DVBViewer Plugin is the problem.

Here the logfile with TVheadend running:

https://paste.osmc.tv/egevifegug

When will the updated dvbviewer plugin be available for osmc?

Thx, BR and good night :slight_smile:

Glad to hear things are now improved.

As promised, testing can be available as early as next week if you’re willing to test.

Sam

Great, yes please…would like to stick to dcbviewer on Windows because of multiple reasons.

BR

I’ll update this thread when we have something to test

Sam

I have also an problem with the hdtv (720p50) playback in combination with DVBViewer (See HDTV 720p50 playback problems (stuttering))

Yesterday I compiled the newest pvr.dvbviewer release 2.4.14 with the WoL functionality but the stuttering is still present :frowning:.

2 Days before I installed TvHeadend on Kubuntu 16.04.3 LTS and recognized also problems with the HDTV playback on Vero4K with the TvHeadend PVR client.

well…that does not sound promising.

I’ll wait until the official update from Sam and then see if I have to return the box :frowning: Hope not, because the rest runs good. But Live-TV is my main use.

BR

I test it without hardware acceleration as fzinken recommended in my thread and this works :hushed:. Very fast channel loading and the video plays without stuttering.
But I don’t want to switch constanly between hardware acceleration on/off.

Hi,

I also just tested it without HW acceleration. It does change the situation.

Sam, just FYI what is broadcasted in german television.

We have:
-SD Channel in 576i in MPEG2
-HD Channel in 720p in h264
-HD Channel in 1080i in h264

Situation with HW acceleration:
-SD Channel in 576i in MPEG2 -> no stuttering
-HD Channel in 720p in h264 -> stuttering
-HD Channel in 1080i in h264 -> stuttering

Situation without HW acceleration:
-SD Channel in 576i in MPEG2 -> no stuttering
-HD Channel in 720p in h264 -> no stuttering
-HD Channel in 1080i in h264 -> stuttering (probably due to high cpu load in software rendering)

So hw acceleration for mpeg2 with dvbviewer looks fine, but not for h264.

Hope this helps.

I also want to stick to dvbviewer like Sebi because of timeshift, simple config, other windows dvbviewer clients, etc… So I hope you can fix it.

BR
Sascha

We can fix it. We need a week or two to do this.

Sam

May I ask which broadcasting technology you are using?

I have recently received a Vero 4K and I am having similar issues although I am using the NextPVR plugin for Live TV.
Any channels in h264 the video is freezing, disabling h264 hardware acceleration fixes the issue. I have several other devices connecting to the same server on LibreElec that have no issues with the same channels.

My logs below if they are of any assistance.
https://paste.osmc.tv/oxevuwakod

Hi, sure…im using Satellite DVB-S2 for HD…DVB-S for SD.

BR
Sascha

Ok, that explains it. Just wondered that it is still H264.

In my case it is DVB-C and it seems to be the same behavior.

Has this been updated? I too am evaluating whether the Vero 4K is a good box for my usage. But, from the comments in this thread, it is unclear.

Sorry – what are you asking re. an update?

Sam