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CV throws an error when launching a 4k video?


I don't understand why this is happening, but I have downloaded a 4k Christmas video from this site, when i try to launch a movie it throws an error and says check the logs.....the weird part, is that other (non-4k) video files work. Why would this happen?


Here is what i see in the Kodi.log file after running the video 


2020-12-09 08:26:28.369 T:27980 WARNING: XFILE::CWin32SMBDirectory::ConnectAndAuthenticate: Can't connect to "\\Aries\tvtunes.nfo" without username and without password. Error code: 53
2020-12-09 08:26:29.731 T:33008  NOTICE: [- CinemaVision -]: Version: 1.1.1a12
2020-12-09 08:26:30.165 T:33008  NOTICE: [- CinemaVision -] (API): Rating Systems:
2020-12-09 08:26:30.165 T:33008  NOTICE: [- CinemaVision -] (API):   MPAA: [G, PG, PG-13, R, NC-17, NR]
2020-12-09 08:26:30.165 T:33008  NOTICE: [- CinemaVision -] (API):   FSK: [18, 16, 12, 6, 0]
2020-12-09 08:26:30.165 T:33008  NOTICE: [- CinemaVision -] (API):   DEJUS: [18 Anos, 16 Anos, 14 Anos, 12 Anos, 10 Anos, Livre]
2020-12-09 08:26:30.165 T:33008  NOTICE: [- CinemaVision -] (API):   BBFC: [R18, 18, 15, 12, 12A, PG, U, Uc]
2020-12-09 08:26:30.286 T:33008   ERROR: EXCEPTION Thrown (PythonToCppException) : -->Python callback/script returned the following error<--
                                             - NOTE: IGNORING THIS CAN LEAD TO MEMORY LEAKS!
                                            Error Type: <class 'lib.cinemavision.exceptions.EmptySequenceFileException'>
                                            Traceback (most recent call last):
                                              File "C:\Users\Andrew\AppData\Roaming\Kodi\addons\script.cinemavision\addon.py", line 18, in <module>
                                              File "C:\Users\Andrew\AppData\Roaming\Kodi\addons\script.cinemavision\lib\player.py", line 102, in begin
                                              File "C:\Users\Andrew\AppData\Roaming\Kodi\addons\script.cinemavision\lib\experience.py", line 986, in start
                                                return self._start(sequence_path)
                                              File "C:\Users\Andrew\AppData\Roaming\Kodi\addons\script.cinemavision\lib\experience.py", line 998, in _start
                                                self.processor = cinemavision.sequenceprocessor.SequenceProcessor(sequence_path, content_path=cvutil.getContentPath())
                                              File "C:\Users\Andrew\AppData\Roaming\Kodi\addons\script.cinemavision\lib\cinemavision\sequenceprocessor.py", line 1251, in __init__
                                              File "C:\Users\Andrew\AppData\Roaming\Kodi\addons\script.cinemavision\lib\cinemavision\sequenceprocessor.py", line 1345, in loadSequence
                                                self.sequence = sequence.loadSequence(sequence_path)
                                              File "C:\Users\Andrew\AppData\Roaming\Kodi\addons\script.cinemavision\lib\cinemavision\sequence.py", line 1385, in loadSequence
                                                return SequenceData.load(path)
                                              File "C:\Users\Andrew\AppData\Roaming\Kodi\addons\script.cinemavision\lib\cinemavision\sequence.py", line 227, in load
                                                raise exceptions.EmptySequenceFileException()
                                            -->End of Python script error report<--


4k video files selected 

12-09-2020 -  08_25_15 - Kodi.png

Showing all criteria set to ANY

12-09-2020 -  08_25_33 - .png

Plays just fine inside the CV add-on 

12-09-2020 -  08_25_57 - .png

selecting cv from a movie menu

12-09-2020 -  08_26_22 - Kodi.png

Throws an error upon playing 

12-09-2020 -  08_26_30 - Kodi.png



I see this information at line 227 in "Sequence.py" but i have no idea what it means, i don't speak py

    def load(cls, path):
        with util.vfs.File(path, 'r') as f:
            dstring = f.read().decode('utf-8')

        if not dstring:
            raise exceptions.EmptySequenceFileException()

        obj = cls(dstring, path_name=re.split(r'[/\\]', path)[-1][:-6])
        obj._loadPath = path
        return obj

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It works fine when you disable that bumper in your sequence?  Just wanting to make sure we aren't chasing our tails.

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After my last dive when trying to set up CV I figured out the issue to a point where i was just frustrated enough to table it for a while and circle back later, now is later and perhaps i had forgotten everything i learned last time.

After some more tinkering with it tonight I believe it's not a video issue...it's with the auto-selection conditions.....again.....I just absolutely do not understand the logic involved when setting conditions...which is really sad because this seems like a pretty strait forward and basic thing to do. If i turn auto-selection on every sequence and let it roll, it works and i get the default 2D sequence....which does make sense because the program would just be selecting whatever defaults are available and running it.

However, when i Enable auto selection on just one sequence and set the condition to be based on a single tag (for example, and the movie does in fact have that tag) everything breaks...no default sequence, no movie specific sequence, nothing.

example being 

Movie: Star Wars

Tag: _CVStarWars

I just simply don't get it, I would like to think it's the code that's flawed and not my thinking, but i just really don't know, this is driving me insane. sorry for the rant...it's just that this seems so freaking simple and should not be this difficult to understand, but it is.  



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So After this post I said (what the hell) and tried to update from cv ver 111a10 to ver 1.1.1 from the Kodi Repo and now i just get a black screen whenever a sequence plays. I don't think it's just me. I think this add-on is programatically broken. 

I appriciate your help in continuing efforts of support for this OTA, but at the end of the day you are not the DEV I paid for this software to support and continual development of this add-on....this is a prime example of the reason I have reservations about paying for dev'ed programs from indie developers ....they get the money and then just end support and slap all the users in the face who supported it. Perhaps there is a reason for the dev to be AWOL, but as an end user, I don't care. 

If there is an option to have my money back for this, I would like to chase it because this program is useless and for those it still does work correctly for it is only a matter of time until it becomes useless for them as well; consequently rendering any downloaded content from this site useless as well. 

I have wasted far too much of my time trying to get this to work and I'm done with it....not angry, just filled with apathy towards it. 

Now the question is, Does anyone know an alternative to CV that would perform the same (or Similar) Functionality for video sequences? I'm looking for a workaround at this point. 


*update* still refusing to admit defeat... I reinstalled 111a10 and followed the install directions on another forum post. after the reinstalling, the queue editor somehow became re-enabled so i was able to see what sequence was populating. I've been able to all but confirm that the issue exactly starts when even a single sequence has "Auto-selection" enabled and or criteria set on any level. If I leave autoselection disabled on all  sequences and select the sequence from the queue editor after selecting a movie, everything works...seemingly consistently. I do not think this is a "me" issue, I am all but certain this is a program issue.

so that piece is broken.  

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Your logs shows you were already running 1.1.1a12, which is the latest, so sounds like when you installed that other version, you back revved it to a previous version that has the black screen issue.

12 hours ago, shredder said:

I appriciate your help in continuing efforts of support for this OTA, but at the end of the day you are not the DEV I paid for this software to support...

You are welcome, and correct. I just try and help the best I can.

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