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  # 2342286 23-Oct-2019 09:25
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I don't watch much Oz commercial TV but I can if I want to. DNS4ME works fine for this.

 

 





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  # 2342594 23-Oct-2019 20:07
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lokhor:

Does this work for Kodi on Android TV?



Works with the Live Channels / TVirl app(s) too (mibox)

 
 
 
 


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  # 2342596 23-Oct-2019 20:11
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It might be a good idea for reference. If people would write in here which iptv app they use on their tv to access the playlist?

 

Which iptv app is best on certain sets?

 

other than Kodi

 

 


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  # 2342716 23-Oct-2019 22:39
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IOS app “IPTV Player” by Luang Hoang in the app store works good on the ipad.
Some of Au channels work with the apsattv version 3 playlist posted here earlier but not with the version 2.
NZ channels are ok with either playlist.


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  # 2349269 7-Nov-2019 10:09
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I have been running into some Kodi quirks so mention it here in case anyone encounters the same. I updated to Leia 18.4 but it seems to contain a number of bugs still. The latest is that it completely scrambled @Apsattv's IPTV playlist, with channels in random order starting with Fox Sports. I was able to fix it by clearing data and for the moment it seems okay again.

 

Also, all Oz channels suddenly started buffering very badly last night just before 9 pm, but everything seems normal again this morning.

 

 

 

 





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  # 2349771 7-Nov-2019 20:47
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Try to check for updates, the simple pvr addon update a few times recently

 

 


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  # 2354477 15-Nov-2019 22:20
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Since we changed from RBI to a WISP, our Internet has been perfect. No more buffering or congestion issues. But the last few nights our problems have returned and I am perplexed as to why. I am not a networking whiz and I would be grateful for any clues. 

 

We watch a lot of Australian TV using the @Apsattv IPTV streams. Especially, we enjoy ABC and SBS. But the last few nights we have been getting rather bad buffering issues again, especially around 8-9 pm and a little later. This only seems to happen with Oz TV. As far as I can tell, other overseas streams work fine. Our speed tests are always consistent at around 29 Mbps down.

 

Does anyone know why this would be happening? Is there a particular problem with the Oz link, or the servers providing these channels? Normally it works fine for us. We have only started having problem recently. It is very frustrating. 

 

  





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  # 2354502 16-Nov-2019 00:04
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It could be load issue with the dns provider?

 

abc, sbs, ch9 ch7 etc all use different servers and are unrelated.

 

I wouldnt expect them to all be having issues at the same time?

 

 


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  # 2354504 16-Nov-2019 00:23
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Thanks for the tip. I will double check with a VPN next time it happens. I'm using DNSME.

 

 

 

 





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  # 2364386 2-Dec-2019 10:15
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My issues seem to be getting worse, mainly IPTV streams on Kodi Android, especially those from Australia, but also other on-demand streams and I am wondering if anyone else is experiencing anything similar. Last night was particularly bad for us. We even started getting bad buffering on SBS on-demand, which is unusual. Our problems seem to be worse around 9 pm. Then I couldn’t get Zattoo and some other overseas sites to stream properly either. I ran some speed tests and they weren’t as good as normal, but still more than sufficient for smooth streaming.

 

I seem to be encountering a range of different problems. One has to do with the IPTV ABC News stream. For several days it has been stuck on a brief loop that plays for a few seconds, then freezes, then shuts down. The same thing happens every time I click on it. The on-demand (iview) stream works normally. 

 

We have also started getting the odd interruption to NZ streams, but so far most of the time they work without problem. 

 

All of this is very frustrating. It is also recent. Until a few weeks ago, all streaming was perfect, never a hitch of any kind. Now it seems to be degrading. I don’t understand what is causing all this or how to properly diagnose it.  





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  # 2364438 2-Dec-2019 11:17
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Hello. We have been having similar problems with the Aussie streams on our Kodi box.

 

We found though that streaming seems to work better when using Matts aussie addon opposed to the m3u playlist via iptv simple client. There is also the option to pause the video stream via the addon which is not possible via iptv addon. Pausing for a few seconds and then resuming often gets rid of the stuttering. Its only the aussie streams we have hassles with too. Using 2 degrees and DNs4me.


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  # 2364481 2-Dec-2019 11:20
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I also tried playing the same aussie m3u streams on my windows10 box using vlc media player. No problems there so I put this down to a kodi error of some sort. Have you tried the streams on windows10?


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  # 2364544 2-Dec-2019 12:02
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Rikkitic:

 

My issues seem to be getting worse, mainly IPTV streams on Kodi Android, especially those from Australia, but also other on-demand streams and I am wondering if anyone else is experiencing anything similar. Last night was particularly bad for us. We even started getting bad buffering on SBS on-demand, which is unusual. Our problems seem to be worse around 9 pm. Then I couldn’t get Zattoo and some other overseas sites to stream properly either. I ran some speed tests and they weren’t as good as normal, but still more than sufficient for smooth streaming.

 

I seem to be encountering a range of different problems. One has to do with the IPTV ABC News stream. For several days it has been stuck on a brief loop that plays for a few seconds, then freezes, then shuts down. The same thing happens every time I click on it. The on-demand (iview) stream works normally. 

 

We have also started getting the odd interruption to NZ streams, but so far most of the time they work without problem. 

 

All of this is very frustrating. It is also recent. Until a few weeks ago, all streaming was perfect, never a hitch of any kind. Now it seems to be degrading. I don’t understand what is causing all this or how to properly diagnose it.  

 

 

I can replicate the ABC News issue . . . but all other streams seem fine. Haven't noticed any buffering.

 

Kodi 18.5 / OSMC / Raspberry Pi / Skinny BB 


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  # 2364557 2-Dec-2019 12:16
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The two most frustrating things in the universe are random arbitrary faults and unrelated multiple simultaneous faults. I seem to be getting some of both. There may (or may not) be an issue with one of my Android devices, in addition to the other problems. Apart from the ABC News issue, which may be permanent, other Oz streams work well a lot of the time so issues may only be noticed if they are viewed a lot, as is the case with me. The worst problems so far are with ABC streams, usually around 9 pm, but sometimes they are okay and  sometimes there are lesser problems with other streams. Last night hardly anything was working as it should, but maybe that was yet another separate issue with the link to Oz or my ISP. How do you finger these things when they keep changing? I did several speed tests and at one point there did seem to be something going on with my connection, but I can't be sure and my results were always more than adequate to ensure smooth streaming.

 

 

 

 





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  # 2364925 2-Dec-2019 15:36
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Well, I have had a breakthrough of sorts. What is that saying? You live and learn. 

 

Today I learned that at least some of the problems I have been having, maybe all of them, are likely due to LAN switches(!). I have two main wired circuits feeding from the router upstairs. One goes through the house to the lounge, the other runs down into the computer room. The one to the computer room feeds an older 8-port switch someone gave me. It seems to work okay, at least for normal browsing, but I was eliminating things as a test and when I plugged the router cable directly into the Android device, things that had been giving me trouble suddenly started working properly. Buffering and freezing have ceased. Streaming is smooth again. There can be no question that the LAN switch is the bottleneck.

 

In the lounge I have a Shield. There are two LAN switches daisy-chained. One app now working in the computer room is the same as one that has been giving me trouble in the lounge. I am certain that if I bypass the LAN switches there, that problem will also clear up. I strongly suspect that will also fix my buffering issues with ABC and elsewhere. 

 

Are there any LAN experts here (maybe I should move this to the LAN thread)? Is it normal that my switches should be creating bottlenecks in this situation? Is there anything I can do to fix it? My Internet connection comes via a WISP and my download speeds are always a constant 30 mbps. Because of this, I never paid much attention to the switches or 5e cabling. I just assumed that my maximum speeds would always be well within any limits. Can anyone tell me more about this? Should I install gigabit switches and cabling in spite of my low demands? How can I make sure this doesn't happen again?

 

 

 

 





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