Video and audio freeze when swiching audio stream in Kodi
Hi, I have problem changing audio stream of Live TV in Kodi. When I change the audio stream it stops playback of Live TV. The only way to make it work is to stop stream and re-open it or press seek forward button to start playback again. I have tested it in Kodi 16, 17 and 18.
When tested the same channel in VLC - http, and htsp protocol - playback does not stop and audio stream changes without any issues. So I guess it has to be some issue with Kodi or the pvr add-on.
My backend is Tvheadend 4.3 master. I attached debug log below:
Hope that someone could help.
EDIT: I have done more testing and it seems that the problem occurs only if "On-demand (no first rewind)" option in TVH timshift config is selected. When timeshift is disabled or when timshift is enabled with "On-demand (no first rewind)" option unchecked then audio stream changes with no issue.
RE: Video and audio freeze when swiching audio stream in Kodi - Added by M. Bergmann over 5 years ago
I bookmarked this thread already a few months ago and the problem is still present with version 4.3-1273~g610c6fa.
Switching audio streams in Live TV works within VLC, but not with Kodi 17.6 & Win 8.1 resp. Kodi 17.6 & Odroid C2. After having switched the audio stream the picture stutters from time to time, somewhat like a time lapse / slow motion. Sometimes it even freezes for a few seconds (in my case the "On-demand (no first rewind)" option in TVH timshift config doesn't matter).
I couldn't observe this issue with Kodi 18 Leia Alpha, can someone confirm this?
Ask in Kodi forum.
This is demuxer+render problem of Kodi.