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bullwinkl

Apple Trailers issue

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Howdy!  For the past few months, I've had a problem with Apple Trailers playing the first few seconds, then pauding, slowly buffering for a few minutes then playing out the buffer almost immediately, and on and on until the trailer finishes (a long time when I get 5 or 10 seconds of trailer, then buffer for 2 minutes) or I get POed and skip the trailer.  Is this a problem with Apple Trailers itself, or some setting on my end I've fudged?

 

I love you,

 

Matt

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Can you stream trailers normally without buffering on a different system on the same network as your HTPC?  If so, it could be a setting.  If I recall, there is an option where you can set the resolution of the trailers.  It's been a while since I've run trailers.  If streaming to another system causes the same issue, it could be that your ISP or local network is having an issue.  I doubt Apple is going to have bandwidth issues with their site.

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I was dumb and hadn't even tried limiting it to 720p.  I've got plenty of bandwidth so 1080p shouldn't have been a problem, but I guess something somewhere was bottlenecking me.

 

Now if only I could find out where Ragnarok has gone.  Hope everything's ok with them.

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Unfortunately not.  Now I just have mediahuman download trailers from youtube to a 'recent trailers' folder and tell cv to play 2 randoms from there.  I set up a script to delete everything in that folder to delete anything more than a month old every night.

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I recently ran trailers and didn't have any problems.  I'm running CoreELEC on an Odriod C2 over wired connection.  I can check my settings tonight and we can compare.  @Ragnarok seems to be more active on the KODI forums than here recently.

I ran some more testing this evening and still have no problems with streaming trailers from apple, though I am still using 720p in my settings.

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On 5/19/2020 at 11:25 PM, OTA said:

Maybe some logs would help?

this is true with other kodi users if we try to back read the thread, i think this has something to do with cinemavision itself. Would be appreciated if someone from the developers tell us the real reason why this is so

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Just tying to help the best I can.  As I said before, I can't recreate your issue in my environment, on my equipment running 720p trailers from Apple.  I'll step back and let you wait for a developer to respond.

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I just tested for the first time in more than a year, and everything over 720p stops and buffers every few seconds.  I actually now have gigabit fiber, so it's definitely not bandwidth on my end.  I still use my own solution.  I'm not too worried about it.  I'm glad there's new development going on after such a long break.

 

Incidentally, if you google 'apple trailers 1080p buffering' you'll see it's pretty much every platform with that problem, including Apple TV.  I don't think there's anything CV devs can do about it.  It's on Apple's side.  I think what I've got going on works better anyway--since I've gone 4k, I grab 4k trailers from youtube using mediahuman, and then I have a script that deletes them once they hit a certain age.  If you want details, I'm more than willing to share.

 

I still love you,

 

Matt

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1 hour ago, bullwinkl said:

I just tested for the first time in more than a year, and everything over 720p stops and buffers every few seconds.  I actually now have gigabit fiber, so it's definitely not bandwidth on my end.  I still use my own solution.  I'm not too worried about it.  I'm glad there's new development going on after such a long break.

 

Incidentally, if you google 'apple trailers 1080p buffering' you'll see it's pretty much every platform with that problem, including Apple TV.  I don't think there's anything CV devs can do about it.  It's on Apple's side.  I think what I've got going on works better anyway--since I've gone 4k, I grab 4k trailers from youtube using mediahuman, and then I have a script that deletes them once they hit a certain age.  If you want details, I'm more than willing to share.

 

I still love you,

 

Matt

Hopefully with the new development, we can get more sources added, like maybe Trailer Addict that has a better range of qualities even down to 480p and up to 2K.

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On 5/23/2020 at 10:29 PM, OtisPresley said:

Hopefully with the new development, we can get more sources added, like maybe Trailer Addict that has a better range of qualities even down to 480p and up to 2K.

is there a way we can get CV to utilize trailers without needing youtube app to do it?

I have CV working well, not sure it's the latest on, (I got it from repository). Youtube app needs alot of work to get going these days. I also find it sometimes 'hangs' with a black screen or I get audio for about 5 secs + black screen then crashes out to my library. Most of the time it works fine though.

Saw someones suggestion to rip trailers to disk then have CV play a random one - I think I'll go down this route for now as im not overly bothered about having matched trailers to film genre. 

Still a superb addon - bit of a retro nut I use the audio format bumpers from back in the day. where suited. 

 

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