Video tearing on Nightly/Maverick

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manhas Offline
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Post: #31
Thanks for the configuration efty.edge.

I tested them out yesterday and they worked initially. I tested to start/stop a couple of movies various codecs and then watched a couple of tv shows. It started out flawless without any jitter or tearing and worked for almost an hour which is much better than before. After around one hour of playtime I started to see barely noticeable tearing, it got gradually worse and after two hours it was just as bad as with the previous settings.

I was running Helix 14.0 alpha 3 and took the sounds through HDMI to the receiver, I'm going to test using the latest nightly build instead and take the sounds via optical cable and see if there's any improvement. So far it works all right after 5 minutes, but I guess I'll notice if it works for sure after a couple of hours or days.

Edit: Did not work with optical and latest nightly build either. Went back after leaving XBMC idle for 20 minutes and the tearing was present when I started a video.
(This post was last modified: 2014-09-28 11:54 by manhas.)
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efty.edge Offline
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Post: #32
Hi Manhas,

nice to hear that it works better. I'm sorry but i missed to post the final part of my solution. Following entries in the advancedsettings.xml are essential for mel.

Code:
<network>
    <buffermode>1</buffermode>
    <readbufferfactor>4</readbufferfactor>
    <cachemembuffersize>0</cachemembuffersize>
</network>

After this i have no more tearing problems. 1080p HD content with 24 or 25 frame works very well, also SD.

By the way i use KODI with a MacMini 2009, 4 GByte, 128 MByte SSD, OS X Yosemite Latest BETA, optical connected to my Audio Receiver, streaming the Content from a NAS.

I hope someday the misbehavior will be fixed by the developers and we can use video acceleration again.

Good Luck.

Efty
(This post was last modified: 2014-09-30 21:11 by efty.edge.)
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