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    Discovered something interesting this morning while I was messing with some lower bitrate HEVC/h265 encoded files. Until now, I was using Vimu Media Player to playback an BD Rips and the Mezzmo Media Player for everything else (other than the stuttering issue, everything is better about the Mezzmo Media Player). I tried playing back one of the h265 encoded files with the Mezzmo player and it was choppy and stuttery like the BD rips have been. While flipping between files I accidentally played back the same file with Vimu and it played smoothly. On a hunch, I disabled the Hardware encoder and VOILA, playback looked exactly like it does on the FireTV. I played back the same file with the Mezzmo Player, flipping between having the HW and SW decoders active and the picture jitters the same either way.

    Is there a chance this is an issue where the CPU in the FireTV stick is not capable of playing back high bitrate and HEVC files and the Mezzmo Media Player is not actually using the HW decoder even though it is set to do so?
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    Yes it is possible that even though HW is selected the player will fallback to software decoding as a hardware decoder cannot be found or is blacklisted due to performance issues. Vimu may be providing their own driver for the hardware decoding or could be using one of the blacklisted decoders, we can investigate here to see if HEVC files are being decoded using a software decoder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter View Post
    Yes it is possible that even though HW is selected the player will fallback to software decoding as a hardware decoder cannot be found or is blacklisted due to performance issues. Vimu may be providing their own driver for the hardware decoding or could be using one of the blacklisted decoders, we can investigate here to see if HEVC files are being decoded using a software decoder.
    As I think about it, this would also explain why the FireTV box with its beefier CPU presents the same problem with BD Rips but not nearly to the extreme that I see on the sticks.

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    I tried a BD rip here that was a 20Mbit h264 video and it played without issue, this was on a FireTV stick. Can you please post the ffmpeg information of a file that has problems when streaming so that we can find a similar file here?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter View Post
    I tried a BD rip here that was a 20Mbit h264 video and it played without issue, this was on a FireTV stick. Can you please post the ffmpeg information of a file that has problems when streaming so that we can find a similar file here?
    It's only been 4 months since you asked for this..... sorry. Another thread led me back here. I right-clicked for FFmpeg Info on The Revenant and this is what I got:



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    Consider increasing the value for the 'analyzeduration' and 'probesize' options
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    Consider increasing the value for the 'analyzeduration' and 'probesize' options
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    ---> DB Level Info: 41, 77
    ---> Frame rate: 23.98
    ---> Aspect ratio: 16:9 PAR=1:1
    ---> Duration: 02:36:21

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    Thanks, I will look for some similar files here to test on the Amazon Fire TV.

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    We tested a file that had some stuttering issues with the current video player and then tried the same file with the latest ijkplayer code (which the Mezzmo video player is based upon) and it was much better so we will update the Mezzmo app with the latest ijkplayer code.

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    We have integrated the updated ijkplayer video player into the Mezzmo app, it is now in beta testing on Google Play. If all goes well we will release the updated app to Amazon's store early next week.

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    Excellent. Looking forward to trying it out.

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    We have integrated the updated ijkplayer video player into the Mezzmo app, it is now in beta testing on Google Play. If all goes well we will release the updated app to Amazon's store early next week.

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    The updated app has now been released on the Amazon store, please let us know if the update improves the video problems.

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