I have OSMC installations on a Raspberry Pi and Vero 4K+
When playing video (YouTube, iPlayer) the video will be playing fine when suddenly the screen goes blank for a second or two before it comes back. Why does this happen? It happens on the Pi and the Vero.
If it’s when you start playing the video it’s because your display is adjusted to the resolution and refresh rate of the video. If it’s during playback I’d check if the hdmi cable is properly plugged in and if that doesn’t fix it try a new cable
Well, if the resolution changes while a video is playing (say, beacuse it’s detected your interweb isn’t fast enough) and you have Adjust refresh rate set to Always, it will switch and this does take a couple of seconds.
both my vero4k+'s go blank for a second on practically everything i play - all local files no internet streaming involved, not the hdmi cables, in the middle of movies not at the beginning or after pausing…
Does anyone have a solution to this? This happens on both my Raspberry Pi and my Vero 4K. It doesn’t appear to be anything to do with my configuration or my cables. It happens regardless of what I am playing.
Please upload some logs via My OSMC.
I assume the screen only goes black for a second or two when starting playback. This is expected when Adjust Refresh Rate is enabled. You can disable this but the playback experience will not be as smooth.
It happens all the time, not just when starting playback. Every 10 minutes or so. But, yes, it only lasts a second or two. I can live with it but it would be nice if it didn’t happen.
Can you also tell me if there is a way of disabling the onscreen display on pause? When I am watching something with subtitles I often cannot read the subtitles quickly enough. But if I hit pause Kodi/OSMC displays controls right over where the subtitles are. It would be okay if the display was only there for a second but it stays there.