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Transcoding for Kodi

Added by Jon M over 3 years ago

I've been going around in circles with this. I'm sure it must be possible but I've read various other posts and haven't found a solution.
I'm using the Kodi plugin to watch live TV (Freesat) on Kodi on Amazon Fire Sticks but Kodi can't/won't deinterlace so I want to deinterlace on the Tvheadend server.
How can I do this?
I believe I have to create a stream profile but it doesn't seem to work - Kodi won't use the profile I create. I think this is something to do with Kodi using HTSP.
Has anyone achieved this and can give me pointers, please?

Thanks

Jon.


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RE: Transcoding for Kodi - Added by saen acro over 3 years ago

In user profile in TVH can force usage of profile.

RE: Transcoding for Kodi - Added by Jon M over 3 years ago

Thanks. I've looked at this but it's not obvious where/how to force the usage of a profile. I'm editing the user now and in Advanced Settings I see a list of streaming profiles but how do I force one?

RE: Transcoding for Kodi - Added by saen acro over 3 years ago

Select this one with you want to use ;)

RE: Transcoding for Kodi - Added by Jon M over 3 years ago

Doesn't seem to work - Kodi always says it's using "htsp" profile when I check in Status/Subscriptions.

RE: Transcoding for Kodi - Added by Jon M over 3 years ago

Mine looks exactly the same - albeit the names are different. But when I connect as that user, from a Kodi client, it does not use the profile I've requested, it always reports that it uses "htsp".

If you stream from a Kodi client using that user, does it use the "tv" profile you have selected?

RE: Transcoding for Kodi - Added by Jon M over 3 years ago

OK, that's great - so it definitely can be done. Can you help me figure out why mine isn't working in that way please?

I'm using 4.3-1792~g466a01431 built on Fedora 5.0.17-300.fc30.x86_64 if that helps at all? Kodi is 18.1.

Really appreciate your help with this.

RE: Transcoding for Kodi - Added by saen acro over 3 years ago

Can you update to latest 4.3-1792~g466a01431

RE: Transcoding for Kodi - Added by Jon M over 3 years ago

Hmm I thought I already had the latest version, I only cloned it from git two days ago. I have 4.3-1792~g466a01431 is that not the latest?

RE: Transcoding for Kodi - Added by saen acro over 3 years ago

Strange how you set in Kodi client?

RE: Transcoding for Kodi - Added by Jon M over 3 years ago

I'm not setting it in Kodi - I thought the idea was that setting it in the user profile would force it to use the profile?

RE: Transcoding for Kodi - Added by nit nit over 3 years ago

I also tried to use other streaming profiles than htsp with kodi pvr.hts addon.

In pvr.hts settings, under "Streaming settings" there is an option to set a streaming profile, but for any profile other than htsp it notifies with an error that the "profile is not available", and htsp is actually enforced.

As far as I understand, kodi pvr.hts client is not designed to use other streaming profils. see https://github.com/kodi-pvr/pvr.hts/issues/326.

On the other hand, PVR IPTV simple client streams by http requests, and can use other profiles.

RE: Transcoding for Kodi - Added by saen acro over 3 years ago

Post your streaming profile.
As you see it work in my setup.

RE: Transcoding for Kodi - Added by Jon M over 3 years ago

It certainly seems like it can't be done. Shame :(

RE: Transcoding for Kodi - Added by saen acro over 3 years ago

Jon M wrote:

It certainly seems like it can't be done. Shame :(

I do it more then a year it definitely CAN be done.

RE: Transcoding for Kodi - Added by Jon M over 3 years ago

What could I be doing wrong? Do you select the profile in the client config in Kodi? If I do that it says the profile is not available, same as nit nit above.

RE: Transcoding for Kodi - Added by saen acro over 3 years ago

saen acro wrote:

Post your streaming profile.

what permissions have client?

RE: Transcoding for Kodi - Added by nit nit over 3 years ago

Hello Saen

My goal is to use pass streaming profile on kodi HTSP add on. This because I am facing problems with htsp streaming with DVBT2 in my country (posted on another thread) while pass streaming profile works fine with other IPTV clients. I had no success so far.

I have retried today using two approaches:

a. On client side, I have set pass streaming profile but when setting any other streaming profile other than htsp or default (empty) - the kodi HTSP add on always produce an error: "streaming profile is not available". When subscribing and streaming a channel - htsp is always used by server.

b. On server side, I have defined a new user
in Basic Setting - Streaming: Basic, Advanced
in Advanced Setting - Streaming profiles: pass
And again, when streamed a channel, server has used htsp profile

I would be thankful if you will provide details if and how you managed to do so

RE: Transcoding for Kodi - Added by Jon M over 3 years ago

Hi saen

Is "what permissions have client" a question to me? If so what specifically do you need to know?

Thanks

Jon.

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