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Master Geek


Topic # 72410 25-Nov-2010 20:46 Send private message

Or is it just me? All other freeview DVB-T channels are fine for me, and in fact stuff I've recorded from TV3 from yesterday and prior is playing fine (and of course prior to today TV3 has been fine).

The video is playing perfectly, its just the audio that drops out completely every couple of seconds or so.

Hope its not just me - cause if it is, I've got no idea whats gone wrong :)

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Master Geek


  Reply # 409998 26-Nov-2010 17:58 Send private message

Argh!! Its still happening - TV3+1 is fine!?

<sigh>

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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 410010 26-Nov-2010 18:38

Hi, It's OK right now on my Panasonic IDTV. Have you repowered the box?? What are you using for DTT?




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Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 410011 26-Nov-2010 18:39 Send private message

Yeah, I'm experiencing this too. I'm in Hamilton.

Using Mediaportal and I can see its dropping heaps of frames (about 5-10 every 2-3 seconds) on TV3. Like you said, TV3+1 is all good (but that's to be expected).

Hardware hasn't changed and no updates installed to windows since it started happening.

Anyone else?

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Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 410013 26-Nov-2010 18:58 Send private message

Just checked with my mate on the other side of Hamilton - same problem with his Mediaportal and TiVo...



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Master Geek


  Reply # 410016 26-Nov-2010 19:04 Send private message

gpnz: Argh!! Its still happening - TV3+1 is fine!?



Pah! Just set MediaPortal to "prefer AC3" and problem solved. I've been running mediaportal since the last olympic games and never experienced this problem - why did it just start happening now? Oh well, fixed... I hope...



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Master Geek


  Reply # 410017 26-Nov-2010 19:05 Send private message

reubz: Just checked with my mate on the other side of Hamilton - same problem with his Mediaportal and TiVo...


Hmmm, interesting. I wonder if Mediaworks have "tweaked" something - any technical dudes here have a theory?

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Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 410027 26-Nov-2010 19:36 Send private message

I just tried the AC3 channel too and its all good. Wonder what they changed?

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  Reply # 410060 26-Nov-2010 21:47 Send private message

Yep me too with MediaPortal in Otahuhu, Auckland. With an HTPC you never suspect the network first! But it sure looks like it something's changed. Fine with AC3 but a real mess with AAC. Just TV3 all other channels are fine.



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  Reply # 410163 27-Nov-2010 10:34 Send private message

Same issues last night on DVB-S which is MPEG-2 audio.




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  Reply # 410181 27-Nov-2010 12:00 Send private message

Me too. Not good, waf very low.
Discovered that forcing AC3 made it ok again. Glad to see this thread, as, I was not sure what else to check.

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  Reply # 410213 27-Nov-2010 14:34 Send private message

Happening to me as well, I'm not getting total dropouts - no problems at all with video, just a 10-20ms audio stutter about once a second.  Running MythTV, DVB-T from Mt Kaukau.  AC3 is the fix here as well.

Have a cheap Zinwell 620 STB too, curiously it's quite happy with the AAC.

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  Reply # 410339 28-Nov-2010 09:25 Send private message

So does anyone have have any idea what has changed? Contacts inside Mediaworks team?
Or a general understand of how the whole system hangs together.

I know Korida transmits the signal but do they encode it? How does the signal get from Mediaworks to korida and in what format. I guess it's not an encoding issues since it's happening with HD and MPEG2



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Master Geek
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  Reply # 410691 29-Nov-2010 13:40 Send private message

I use Dvbviewer and TV3 AAC sound stopped playing/recording during the last couple of days. AC3 has no problem. I have just looked at the (DVB) filter dialogs again and the TV3 stream is displaying 'AAC Audio 0.0' in my application instead of 'AAC Audio Stereo' as for all the other AAC channels - Curious.

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  Reply # 410698 29-Nov-2010 13:49 Send private message

gpnz:
Pah! Just set MediaPortal to "prefer AC3" and problem solved.


I'm hoping for a fix to the aac codec. Although I can use ac3 and the problem is solved, I need to have the receiver on to use this. With aac sound, I can watch with just the tv on.

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Master Geek


  Reply # 413113 5-Dec-2010 19:31 Send private message

Has anyone found a solution for this, or reason for this happening? I didn't notice this until recently as I lost my aerial in the earthquake and only just got it replaced. Switching to AC3 is all well and good except for the fact that pretty much everything, except programs with AC3 soundtracks, sounds like arse through the receiver. Any ideas on what TV3 changed to stop the monogram AAC codec functioning correctly?

Cheers,

Matthew 




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