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- themagicrat - 2011-11-02 19:41
By interlacing you are referring to the option on the ATV2, not a process in the encoding of the file. Correct?
- Memphiz - 2011-11-02 20:33
themagicrat Wrote:By interlacing you are referring to the option on the ATV2, not a process in the encoding of the file. Correct?
yeah ... some dvds are interlaced and if you have set your atv2 to auto deinterlace it would buffer/stutter on that dvds then because the deinterlacer is to much for the atv2 cpu... (you could test by turning deinterlacing off for beeing sure)
- Joe-ATV2 - 2011-11-05 22:12
I'm asking myself why the deinterlace option was implemented to the iOS version in the first place? Maybe it would be better to delete it or at least set it to off by default?
- Ned Scott - 2011-11-06 01:48
Joe-ATV2 Wrote:I'm asking myself why the deinterlace option was implemented to the iOS version in the first place? Maybe it would be better to delete it or at least set it to off by default?
I believe it works for some SD content, and any iOS device with an A5 processor (iPad 2 and iPhone 4S) should be able to handle deinterlacing just fine with the faster processor.
I'm not exactly sure on the details, but I also believe this isn't something that can normally be turned on or off by platform when the build is made. It can probably be set up that way, but work to do so hasn't been implemented.
- Memphiz - 2011-11-06 03:03
most people just have the wrong thinking. priorities are as follows:
1. make the plattforms as equal as possible - so have the same options on every plattform - including e.x de interlacing
2. once everything is available - optimize it to get it usable
you can't have step 2 before step 1 ... and for ios you can't even have step 2 for some features ... we don't make it slow by intention guys...
- Joe-ATV2 - 2011-11-06 09:44
Thanx for your explaination. Ok that makes sense. Didn' t think of the A5 and you are right it works on some low resolution material! Hope you can make it work for DVD content one day. Thanx for all your hard work. Respect, this piece of software is the best Mediacenter available. I think I fell in Love ;-)
ATV2 Dev Status? - DesertRat - 2011-11-06 23:18
First, Dev Team - thank you for an awesome package. I'm still a noob, but learning and loving it.
Second, my apologies if this isn't appropriate to this thread, but I think it's germane to the topic (first post from a first time poster).
Based on digging through this thread, is it pretty much everyone's opinion that ATV2 isn't quite ready (XBMC dev state) or can't (hardware limitations) take over as a full up extender (hate to use Win terms)?
Like several others here, I bought an ATV2 for this purpose. Trickle of power, silent, tiny - seems like a no-brainer compared to the dull roar of an Xbox fan at 2am in the bedroom.
I've been following this and other threads for a few weeks now and have been trying to combat the buffering issues as others have - SMB shares, UPnP shares, wireless, wired, re-rip to other formats, etc. Most of my movie collection is SD and they play well enough to get a thumbs up from my wife, but the main thing this would replace is a cable box so playing recorded content is a must. Unfortunately every DVR-MS file i've tried has severe buffering. The other problem is live TV. I've got about 30 QAM channels from an HDHR set up in the ATV, but the result is a no-go.
I'm not getting rid of the ATV, but I think it's going to have to be just an ATV for a while longer.
Keep up the great work, and please don't let the ATV support die on the vine. I've got my fingers crossed, but realize that the hardware just may not be there...
- davilla - 2011-11-06 23:25
DesertRat Wrote:First, Dev Team - thank you for an awesome package. I'm still a noob, but learning and loving it.
transcode to h264 and all will play, real h264 not some avi/dvix/xvid abortion.
- blacklist - 2011-11-09 17:47
I started to wonder if my buffering issue might be a samba connection issue between the ATV2 and Windows7. After doing some reasearch, I came across this solution:
Control Panel - Administrative Tools - Local Security Policy
Local Policies - Security Options
Network security: LAN Manager authentication level
Send LM & NTLM responses
Minimum session security for NTLM SSP
Disable Require 128-bit encryption
Still in the testing phases, but this update on the SMB authentication and using the <statfiles>false</statfiles> entry to speed up directory reads seems to have solved a lot of my performance issues with my library and the ATV2.
- kitus_san - 2012-01-03 03:02
kitus_san Wrote:Hello there,
will the new Eden version handle this sort of files without constantly buffering? what do you think?
@davilla, have you by any chance tried the sample I provided with this new Eden?
Thanks a million for your hard work. XBMC is absolutely awesome!!!