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Thread: Stutter/Lag with BubbleUPnP/MXPlayer on Android tablet

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    Default Stutter/Lag with BubbleUPnP/MXPlayer on Android tablet

    Hi all,

    I've recently loaded Mezzmo and absolutely love it on my wired connections. The particular video in question, for example, would not play to any device with any other media server until Mezzmo, so I've definitely found my player of choice, but would appreciate some assistance

    My wireless, however, despite being 150 mbps N, cannot handle the quality of the video I am trying to stream and/or my tablet can't process it when it is received. I'm not clear which, but the symptoms are significant stuttering and major timing disconnects between audio and video.

    I'm using a Motorola Xoom via BubbleUPnP and playing on MX Player. My profile is set to "BubbleUPnP to MXPlayer". I've changed the video bitrate to the lowest setting in the Performance tab, and while that makes it better, there is still significant lag (and the video still looks awesome). I've also tried changing the network to "Wireless A/G/Y (54 Mbps)" but that seems to make no difference (I chose to go one lower than my N network just to give myself some overhead).

    MXPlayer is defaulting to Software Player, with neither Hardware nor Hardware+ being allowed for this file.

    The files I'm trying to play are all high quality (HD) MKV or DVD/Blu-ray ISO's. My assumption was that Mezzmo would transcode for quality as appropriate based on profile, IE. I assumed that I would see transcoding going on for the videos when they are being sent to my tablet, but there is nothing in the transcoding pane when I'm streaming to the tablet (this same file gets transcoded when sent to my Xbox, for example).

    The file I'm trying to play has the following FFmpeg details:
    ffmpeg version N-50460-g393dcbf Copyright (c) 2000-2013 the FFmpeg developers
    built on Jun 27 2013 17:20:20 with gcc 4.6.2 (GCC)
    configuration: --enable-memalign-hack --arch=x86_64 --target-os=mingw32 --cross-prefix=x86_64-w64-mingw32- --enable-static --disable-shared --enable-zlib --disable-postproc --prefix=/home/peter/ffmpeg/build/gpl64 --enable-libmp3lame --enable-libx264 --enable-gpl --extra-libs='-lx264 -lpthread' --enable-runtime-cpudetect --extra-cflags=-I/home/peter/cc64/include --extra-ldflags=-L/home/peter/cc64/lib --pkg-config=pkg-config --disable-w32threads --enable-zlib
    libavutil 52. 17.103 / 52. 17.103
    libavcodec 54. 92.100 / 54. 92.100
    libavformat 54. 63.102 / 54. 63.102
    libavdevice 54. 3.103 / 54. 3.103
    libavfilter 3. 41.100 / 3. 41.100
    libswscale 2. 2.100 / 2. 2.100
    libswresample 0. 17.102 / 0. 17.102
    Input #0, matroska,webm, from 'F:\ServerFolders\Music\Animusic HD\01 - Pipe Dream.mkv':
    Metadata:
    creation_time : 2011-01-29 21:27:12
    Duration: 00:03:23.57, start: 0.000000, bitrate: 37455 kb/s
    Stream #0:0: Video: h264 (High), yuv420p, 1920x1080 [SAR 1:1 DAR 16:9], 29.97 fps, 29.97 tbr, 1k tbn, 59.94 tbc (default)
    Stream #0:1: Audio: dts (DTS-HD MA), 48000 Hz, 5.1(side), fltp, 1536 kb/s (default)
    At least one output file must be specified

    <MEZZMO>: Child process ended with code: 109, ExitCode=1


    ---> DB Level Info: 41, 100
    ---> Frame rate: 29.97
    ---> Aspect ratio: 16:9 PAR=1:1

    Any and all feedback or suggestions are more than welcome.

    Thanks folks!

    Doug

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    Hi Doug,

    Thanks for the detailed explanation. Mezzmo decides to transcode or not based on the device profile assigned to your device in the Media Devices dialog. Given you are streaming to MX Video Player and have the 'BubbleUPnP To MXPlayer" device profile, then Mezzmo is not transcoding this file and is streaming it directly to your Xoom. The video has a very high bitrate (37Mbps) and this will be the reason for the stuttering. Either your wireless network is not coping or MX Video Player is not coping (i.e. your Xoom tablet may not have the CPU performance). As a workaround, you can pre-transcode this file and then Mezzmo will use the Connection type setting and the Video bitrate setting to downgrade the video bitrate so it is not as high. To pre-transcode the video, right-click on it in Mezzmo and click 'Pre-transcode Files. See this FAQ for more details - http://forum.conceiva.com/showthread...nscoding-Files.

    Also, here's a helpful FAQ regarding possible causes for stuttering - http://forum.conceiva.com/showthread...reaming-videos

    Mezzmo Android: Install it on your tablet, smartphone, Android TV or Amazon Fire to browse and stream files from your Mezzmo library to all your devices. Full details at http://www.conceiva.com/products/mez...mo_android.asp
    Mezzmo for Kodi Add-on: Install it into Kodi to stream files from your Mezzmo library directly in Kodi. Full details at http://www.mezzmo.com/wiki/doku.php?...odi_user_guide
    Mezzmo for Roku App: Install it onto your Roku to stream files from your Mezzmo library. Full details at http://www.mezzmo.com/wiki/doku.php?...oku_user_guide
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    Thank you so much Paul for your response. I suspect you may be correct that my Xoom simply can't handle it. Following your insight I went back in to the media player setup and found there was a setting for "Motorola Xoom" as a supported device. I have to admit that I hadn't bothered to look since I assumed that the BubbleUPnP/MX Player setting was the right one since it self selected.

    I made the change to the profile and everything now runs perfectly - I still use MX Player, but I guess the moral of the story is to make sure you look through all the profiles and don't just assume the auto-selected one is correct even if it appears to be!

    Thanks again Paul!

    Doug

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    Glad you are up and running now, Doug. Thanks for posting your solution.

    Mezzmo Android: Install it on your tablet, smartphone, Android TV or Amazon Fire to browse and stream files from your Mezzmo library to all your devices. Full details at http://www.conceiva.com/products/mez...mo_android.asp
    Mezzmo for Kodi Add-on: Install it into Kodi to stream files from your Mezzmo library directly in Kodi. Full details at http://www.mezzmo.com/wiki/doku.php?...odi_user_guide
    Mezzmo for Roku App: Install it onto your Roku to stream files from your Mezzmo library. Full details at http://www.mezzmo.com/wiki/doku.php?...oku_user_guide
    Wiki: User Guides & Reference Manual at http://www.mezzmo.com/wiki
    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Mezzmo.DLNA.Server
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/conceiva_mezzmo
    Web: http://www.mezzmo.com

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