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# 165665 16-Feb-2015 19:15
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Hey guys,

We have a headless pc in the spare room running mediaportal tvserver, plex and acting as a file server. the house has been wired using cat6a network cable so all pc's including the new PI are using gige networking. about 3 months ago on the i5 htpc in the lounge we ditched media portal and are now using openelec, which has been great.

Today i went out and got one of the new V2 RPI’s for our bedroom. I upgraded the firmware and installed openelec. When i try to play live tv it plays for maybe 8 seconds and pauses for 15-20 rinse and repeat.

I have been through the settings and set everything up correctly as far as i can tell. I tried disabling deinterlacing thinking it was a processing issue, Overclocking the RPI, and then i read online that maybe the theme i was using was too resource intensive for the PI so i did a hard reset of the PI and tried again without luck. Messing around it is worse with higher bitrate content.

Can anyone please help?

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  # 1240309 16-Feb-2015 19:27
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Just tried adding some non transcoded bluray backups. Same issue.

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Ultimate Geek


  # 1240312 16-Feb-2015 19:34
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Did you install your new licence keys?

 
 
 
 


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  # 1240318 16-Feb-2015 19:37
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Havent even got that far with mine. Am yet to get the wireless sticks working on them since the instructions for old raspbian have files on dropbox that are wrong for new raspbian. Silly complied to a specific kernel carryon...




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  # 1240319 16-Feb-2015 19:39
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Blanch: Did you install your new licence keys?


I didn't think they were needed for h264?



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  # 1240320 16-Feb-2015 19:40
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richms: Havent even got that far with mine. Am yet to get the wireless sticks working on them since the instructions for old raspbian have files on dropbox that are wrong for new raspbian. Silly complied to a specific kernel carryon...


Are you planing on getting live TV set up on yours? If so what backend are you planing on using?

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  # 1240322 16-Feb-2015 19:43
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No live tv - thats all pretty yawn material. Just want to get it working for arcade emulation and stick it in the arcade machine shell I have with a CRT TV. I had a play with openelec on the last one and may use that for audio capabilities but dont really see the value in getting video working on such a crap screen.




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  # 1240327 16-Feb-2015 19:49
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richms: No live tv - thats all pretty yawn material. Just want to get it working for arcade emulation and stick it in the arcade machine shell I have with a CRT TV. I had a play with openelec on the last one and may use that for audio capabilities but dont really see the value in getting video working on such a crap screen.


Yea, fair enough. I would love to make somthing like that. I'm keen to see pics when it's all said and done.

 
 
 
 


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  # 1240420 16-Feb-2015 21:19
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If you're already running plex, have a look at the MediaPortal plex channel. It should transcode live TV to something the pi can handle.

I made a similar channel for nextpvr




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  # 1240472 16-Feb-2015 22:24
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davidcole: If you're already running plex, have a look at the MediaPortal plex channel. It should transcode live TV to something the pi can handle.

I made a similar channel for nextpvr


Thanks David,
Does it intergrate into kodi easily? Do you know if it lets you schedule and watch recordings? That would really increase the WAF.

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  # 1241826 18-Feb-2015 17:25
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Live tv is mpg2 you need the license.

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  # 1241829 18-Feb-2015 17:33
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My R Pi 1 using raspbmc runs 1080p fine, on a wired network. Kodi with a MySQL server on the PC.

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  # 1241831 18-Feb-2015 17:34
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What is transcoding the h264 into mpeg 2 when doing live tv?




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  # 1241837 18-Feb-2015 17:39
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Using tuxbox from a DM800HD clone to my rpi 2, HD channels are fine for a couple of hours before audio sync becomes an issue. Never watch TV for that long so it's a non issue here.

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  # 1241838 18-Feb-2015 17:40
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DVB-S is mpeg2 and not MPEG4. If the licence isn't installed it will use software decoding and buffer as described.



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  # 1241960 18-Feb-2015 20:28
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We're using dvb-t. I thought dvb-t was h264 I might be mistaken tho. Can anyone confirm if freview hd is mpeg2 or h264?

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