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konkeydong75

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IPTV Freeze
« on: February 08, 2024, 10:42:25 am »

I have an issue with IPTV playback that I previously thought may have been caused by using some older hardware but have recently splashed out on completely new kit and the issue remains.

When viewing an IPTV channel, after a while (this could be 30 seconds to 30 minutes) the picture will freeze and the audio just plays a stutter of the last second before the channel froze.

I can watch the same channel concurrently on MC and on a very downscale android device running an IPTV client and the same thing does not occur. Should there be a glitch or a brief buffer or freeze (which is expected with this kind of service) the android client will recover after a second or two but in MC I have to stop the channel, wait a few seconds for the playback screen to go back to the channel list or theatre view and then start the channel again.

I am confident that this is not a hardware issue, so I'm assuming I may have misconfigured something in MC somewhere for this to keep occurring.

IPTV playback runs in MC on a dedicated NIC in an isolated VLAN used only for IPTV to keep that segment as clean as possible.

Is there a way to increase the buffer for IPTV playback and would that help?

I am currently using MC 32.06 on Windows 11 23H2, Core i5 14600K @ 3.5Ghz, 32GB RAM, 1TB NVMe for the OS and a dedicated array for time shifting and recording. The machine is dedicated to MC and is used for nothing else. JRMark is 8830.
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Re: IPTV Freeze
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2024, 04:20:26 pm »

I must admit IPTV support is my least confident work  :'(

Is this particular channel free, and not region-restricted?  If so, please give me the URL and I will play with it.
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Re: IPTV Freeze
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2024, 10:26:39 am »

Hi Yaobing,

I'll email you the details.
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Re: IPTV Freeze
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2024, 09:49:29 am »

I tried to play the IPTV channel you sent me, and after a few tries (10 minutes, 6 minutes, and 42 minutes respectively), I have not seen any freezes.  I will keep trying, and keep thinking about it.
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Re: IPTV Freeze
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2024, 10:25:28 am »

Hi Yaobing,

I can give you a different channel that glitches more frequently if you like?

The 8 year old android box recovers from one of these glitches and starts streaming again after a very brief freeze but MC just freezes and does not recover playback.
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Re: IPTV Freeze
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2024, 08:42:51 pm »

Sure, send me the other link.
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Re: IPTV Freeze
« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2024, 10:29:33 am »

Hi Yaobing,

Apologies for the delay - it's been a crazy week.

I will send this to you now.
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Re: IPTV Freeze
« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2024, 09:19:04 pm »

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