ATV2 - XBMC Crashes with large .mkv files

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Activateav Offline
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Has anyone confirmed if there is a fix for this problem?

I have removed the subtitles but I still find the crashing continues one min from starting a 720p .mvk file.

I might add this is only with some files
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candyman2000 Wrote:SOLVED: Disable Subtitles

Credit: Senaxx

I had similar problem and researched/tried different solutions (including disable subtitle). Nothing works until I found out hostname trick related to "ATV auto upgrade check". I did "disable upgrade" through NitoTV setting. It doesn't work because extra blank line is required after dummy entry for Apple upgrade server

Please refer to this for more info
http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=96386


If you don't want to read all threads, try this.

Edit /etc/hosts (either WINSCP file back and forth or SSH and install vim on ATV)


##
# Host Database
#
# localhost is used to configure the loopback interface
# when the system is booting. Do not change this entry.
##
127.0.0.1 localhost
255.255.255.255 broadcasthost
::1 localhost
fe80::1%lo0 localhost
127.0.0.1 mesu.apple.com [PRESS ENTER HERE TO LEAVE A BLANK LINE AT THE END]
[THIS LINE IS BLANK, DELETE THIS TEXT]
(This post was last modified: 2011-03-13 16:13 by zhengying.)
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Post: #18
Thanks zhengying,,

Seems to be working now!

I'll keep tested over the next couple of weeks.

Now I just to post up how to get my thumbnails scrolling at the bottom with full clip art visible.
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Senaxx Wrote:Disable the subtitle's within the MKV file solved the problem. If the video crashes right after you press play, go to an other video that is working, and go to the 2nd icon on the top left (Audio and Subtitle settings), and disable the subtitles, and apply "set as default for all movies"

What do you mean by "2nd icon on the top left (Audio and Subtitle settings)"? I am not able to navigate to this option.
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Gutted! XBMC has just crashed 5-10 mins into my 720p movie. This is now driving me crazy!

Updates are off

Updatebegone installed

What next??
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Post: #21
after installing updatebegone did you reboot? this seems important...
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I rebooted from nitro tv and powered down via unplugging power and plugging back in. Movie crashes at exactly same section?

I have noticed that audio stuttering i has has now gone!!
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Same thing with me. I just now got around to installing XBMC on my Apple TV 2 with the 4.3 update. No MKV file that I've tried so far will work... it crashes immediately. Same with MP4 files, even. I installed the "no update" fix, which did keep XBMC from crashing after five or so minutes with normal AVI files, but I still can't play anything else.

Log files didn't tell me much either. Ends with:

[INDENT]19:59:55 T:263499776 M: 71770112 NOTICE: Opening video stream: 0 source: 256
19:59:55 T:263499776 M: 71770112 NOTICE: Creating video codec with codec id: 28
19:59:55 T:263499776 M: 71770112 DEBUG: CDVDFactoryCodec: compiled in hardware support: VDADecoder:no VideoToolBoxDecoder:yes CrystalHD:no OpenMax:no
19:59:55 T:263499776 M: 71770112 INFO: Apple VideoToolBox Decoder...
19:59:55 T:263499776 M: 71770112 DEBUG: FactoryCodec - Video: vtb - Opening[/INDENT]


Then it dies. Quite unfortunate. I don't know what else to do.
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telarium Wrote:Same thing with me. I just now got around to installing XBMC on my Apple TV 2 with the 4.3 update. No MKV file that I've tried so far will work... it crashes immediately. Same with MP4 files, even. I installed the "no update" fix, which did keep XBMC from crashing after five or so minutes with normal AVI files, but I still can't play anything else.

Log files didn't tell me much either. Ends with:

[INDENT]19:59:55 T:263499776 M: 71770112 NOTICE: Opening video stream: 0 source: 256
19:59:55 T:263499776 M: 71770112 NOTICE: Creating video codec with codec id: 28
19:59:55 T:263499776 M: 71770112 DEBUG: CDVDFactoryCodec: compiled in hardware support: VDADecoder:no VideoToolBoxDecoder:yes CrystalHD:no OpenMax:no
19:59:55 T:263499776 M: 71770112 INFO: Apple VideoToolBox Decoder...
19:59:55 T:263499776 M: 71770112 DEBUG: FactoryCodec - Video: vtb - Opening[/INDENT]


Then it dies. Quite unfortunate. I don't know what else to do.

4.3 update, see the faq or about half a dozen thread about why you should NOT update to 4.3. Be quick, Apple is still signing for 4.2.1. See the off-topic section.


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i am having the same issue.. MKV crashes after about 5 mins playback, except i have version 4.1.1 for my ATV2, jailbroken with greenp0sion ..

I have instalelled updatebegone via NitoTV, and I will try disabling subtitle, but has anyone found other solutions that can solve this?
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I am having similar issues, 720p files are not playing (tested MKV and mp4 so far). I've disabled subtitles for all files and tried editing the hosts file as described above.

I just picked up my ATV2 today and jailbroke it with Seas0nPass. From what I've read it seems that 4.3 is the reason, if you have 4.2.1 I think it might work. Not sure if a downgrade is possible as I didn't do any sort of backup before doing the jailbreak.

Standard def videos seem to work just fine.

Edit: I did some research on downgrading to an earlier version of iOS, I do not think it is possible to do this (for me at least...). I did not save any "SHSH Blobs" or anything, so maybe that's why.

I've also read that trying out some nightly builds of XBMC might fix this, but I'm haven't yet found version/build to try out.
(This post was last modified: 2011-05-08 23:07 by akevit.)
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Ok FYI I now have mkv 720p videos working, I updated to the latest nightly build. I did not watch the video all the way through but it played fine and my ATV didn't crash like usual. I followed these instructions: http://www.sinfuliphone.com/showthread.php?t=71278. It is heavily warned that you should not use a nightly build and expect everything to work. I just tested mkv playback and that was definitely fixed (so far, have not played video from start to finish).

Anyways I guess the TL;DR would be the next xbmc update for ATV2 should fix HD playback, if you're able to downgrade to 4.2.1 that might fix your problem in the interim, or try out an unstable nightly build.
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@akevit, one word. TinyUmbrella, google it, download it. Use it.


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Thanks, I will do that. From my understanding this will allow iOS devices to be backed up to older firmwares (assuming the SHSH Blog was saved for that device for that firmware). It has to be done for each firmware right?

Btw for an update: I watched a 4.3GB 720p MKV file all the way through (streaming via SMB from a Win 7 machine) last night, so as far as that is concerned it seems to be working.
(This post was last modified: 2011-05-09 17:24 by akevit.)
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Was I too late?

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