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waldfee
February 19th, 2010, 02:50 AM
It is reported that Boxee 0.9.20.10708 has over 500 bug fixes. But it appears that there is one new bug. I was always able to play movies on the atv harddrive located in "Local Videos". Now, Boxee unexpectedly quits when I go into that Local Videos folder. All other folders like Local Music or Pictures are fine. Anyone has a solution for this? (Just for info: I have a video file in this folder which is greater that 2GB. This file had problems with fast forward while streaming, so I put it on the harddisk. The old Boxee worked fine.)

pzboyz
February 19th, 2010, 03:10 AM
I have a 3GB .avi file, it was encoded with Handbrake @ 2.5Mb, played fine on alpha, but lipsync is all out now when on beta. :(

JimWiley
February 19th, 2010, 03:19 AM
It is reported that Boxee 0.9.20.10708 has over 500 bug fixes. But it appears that there is one new bug. I was always able to play movies on the atv harddrive located in "Local Videos". Now, Boxee unexpectedly quits when I go into that Local Videos folder. All other folders like Local Music or Pictures are fine. Anyone has a solution for this? (Just for info: I have a video file in this folder which is greater that 2GB. This file had problems with fast forward while streaming, so I put it on the harddisk. The old Boxee worked fine.)


Yeah, when you go into file browsing mode Boxee tries to create thumbnails as you browse into folders. This doesn't work as expected and crashes Boxee! Best fix in the short term is to go to:

settings --> videos --> General --> Automatically generate thumbs for videos with no cover art (uncheck this item)

see if that works for you. If not then it's most likely a new bug and you'll want to submit your logs on jira.

Jim

JimWiley
February 19th, 2010, 03:23 AM
I have a 3GB .avi file, it was encoded with Handbrake @ 2.5Mb, played fine on alpha, but lipsync is all out now when on beta. :(

When you are playing the file go to

OSD --> Settings --> Audio --> Audio Offset

and push the slider forward or backwards the appropriate amount for this audio lag. It should only save the adjustment for this file, so if you are experiencing the problem across ALL your files, then you may need to set as default (obviously not a good idea if this is the only movie that does it!)

Hope this helps,

Jim

waldfee
February 19th, 2010, 04:11 AM
Cool! Turning off Thumbnails did it. Thanks!

maximusfacq
February 19th, 2010, 09:18 AM
3GB is kinda "chubby." I'd recommend re-encoding with the mp4 H.264 container. 60% Compression. Also, make sure the Web Optimized option is checked!

pzboyz
February 20th, 2010, 07:44 AM
Yep, but exactly the same file use to play without any problems under alpha ... so something is different in the Beta.

I also get the same problem with some 720p iplayer files I downloaded using get_iplayer, that file is a 1.2GB file which is about 2.7Mb/s, the issue is not a constant offset in the audio vs video sync, it likes the video is dropping frames.

Now I have the Beta on my ATV, are the network tweaks done by default which may cause this problem?

maximusfacq
February 20th, 2010, 10:50 AM
@JimWiley

Was network tweaks a part of the script that ATVUSB-creator team added to the new Launcher Installer Script? I can't find the thread that you linked that shows the new script they used... *Sigh*

donfulrich
February 20th, 2010, 11:01 AM
I unfortunately moved up to ATV 3.0.2. While running Boxee Beta prior to the upgrade, Hulu shows were coming in fairly good (a little choppy but watchable). Then after the upgrade Hulu went back to unwatchable choppy.

ATV 3.0.2
Beta 10708

I think it best to stay with 3.0.1 on the ATV OS for now.

JimWiley
February 20th, 2010, 12:57 PM
@JimWiley

Was network tweaks a part of the script that ATVUSB-creator team added to the new Launcher Installer Script? I can't find the thread that you linked that shows the new script they used... *Sigh*

No, I am under the impression that it only really helps those on wireless. But I'm wired and I do it anyway... The skiploop filter setting IS part of the script. There's some discussion as to whether Turbo's enabler is essential because it includes a SSE3 emulator that basically makes the ATV more compatible with stock 10.4 apps. Vulkanr seems to think you get might better performance with it vs without it. I think we will incorporate it into the install script in due course....

Jim

pzboyz
February 21st, 2010, 02:48 AM
An update, if I watch the same large .mkv or .avi files which have the A/V out of sync on Boxee, they also do not play well inside xmbc 9.11 on the ATV either. However the affect is different, it looks like with xmbc the video is dropping frames or something to keep the video in sync with the audio. I giess an old Macbook should show a very similar problem as it is pretty much the same as an ATV, so lets hope the Boxee team are able to look at and reproduce this problem.

pzboyz
February 21st, 2010, 04:06 AM
FYI.

I just ripped a DVD and stored the VIDEO_TS in on the NAS in the same place as the .mkv/avi file I have problems with. The VIDEO_TS played just fine, no problems playing the VIDEO_TS file needs an almost constant 7-10Mb/s to work, so I dont think there is a problem with my NAS or the .11g connection to the ATV.

Finally, my laptop running VLC plays these files without any issues over a .11g connection accessing the same files.

So is this a problem with the video decoder embedded in boxee?

maximusfacq
February 21st, 2010, 11:41 AM
It seems to be looking that way... :o