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XBMC playback issue

Postby snorbs » Tue Mar 03, 2015 6:59 am

Having mixed results after recently getting android box
Some add ons in XBMC work fine others dont work properly eg:
- Sound works but no picture

Any ideas?

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Re: XBMC playback issue

Postby Enrique » Tue Mar 03, 2015 8:19 am

Hi snorbs,

"Some add ons in XBMC work fine others dont work properly eg:
- Sound works but no picture"

I thought that was par for the course with some XBMC add-ons.
UNIX is basically a simple operating system, but you have to be a genius to understand the simplicity.

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Re: XBMC playback issue

Postby snorbs » Wed Mar 04, 2015 3:01 pm

lots of buffering also on the ones that work
my other streaming tools work fine with no buffering including google and amazon apps on this android machine

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Re: XBMC playback issue

Postby markwilding » Wed Mar 04, 2015 7:42 pm

This software is great in theory but often doesn't work properly.
In the end I uninstalled it because Android does the same job with far fewer problems.
Whatever you want to do in XMBC, there is an Android App that does the same with regular updates.

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Re: XBMC playback issue

Postby USINSPAIN » Fri Mar 06, 2015 7:15 am

XBMC is very frustrating and time consuming I do not understand when you say Android App does same with updates what App thank you

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Re: XBMC playback issue

Postby markwilding » Fri Mar 06, 2015 12:42 pm

A very kind poster explained all in this thread. Some of the items were deleted due to forum rules but you should be able to get the gist and using Google, find out the rest.

viewtopic.php?f=35&t=34314

Everything is possible on Android. XMBC was really only an alternative to Windows media Centre, which allows you to control the TV from the couch and not have very little icons.

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Re: XBMC playback issue

Postby john the baptist » Fri Mar 20, 2015 4:13 am

Im not sure I follow this as well.

Like filmon I use the app dirctlty with out xbmc however how do we get 1 channel, Genesis and Phoenix on a direct android app?

Im asumming it wont be a straight download from google play, and Im assumiung of course the app would not be possible for windons on the laptop.

Xbmc when it works its excellent, but there is no much less on it now and the broken links and buffering is getting too much.

Cheers for the info

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Re: XBMC playback issue

Postby ashtondav » Fri Mar 20, 2015 9:47 am

Mark that thread link doesn't work. I too am confused, as some people refer to an android box and then someone else says you just need android and an app. Is there a thread or website that explains?

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Re: XBMC playback issue

Postby john the baptist » Fri Mar 20, 2015 10:15 am

Where there is darkness, let Mark bring us light!!!!!!!

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Re: XBMC playback issue

Postby Becca » Fri Mar 20, 2015 7:34 pm

I'm having problems only the last two weeks with watching filmon on a TV with a droibox one. It says 'Script Failed: plugin,video,filmontv. Worked fine before...anyone know what I need to do please?

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Re: XBMC playback issue

Postby john the baptist » Sat Mar 21, 2015 12:10 am

forget about filmon via xbmc, use the app via playstore its far more stable.

Albeit i have not stopped the 3 minute HD to SD confirmation that always comes up.

Where are you mark!!!

We Need your expertise!!!!

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Re: XBMC playback issue

Postby ashtondav » Sat Mar 21, 2015 10:29 am

Am I correct in thinking filmon (free) only allows 1 hour of recording now? I thought it was 10 hours...

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Re: XBMC playback issue

Postby markwilding » Sat Mar 21, 2015 11:05 am

It is possible to do most things on Android including watching live sport. Your starting point is Ace stream for windows. This is a web video platform that offers high quality streaming on a windows computer. There is also a version for Android but you will need to read up a bit about it first as it can't be found on Google play and it needs to be used in conjunction with another APP.

A quick Google with something like AceStream for Android will throw up everything you need.

Even though it's quite good, It's still not perfect, as a result I prefer paid options for football. For this a smart DNS is needed or subscribing to YOMVI, Spain's version of Sky.
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Re: XBMC playback issue

Postby Enrique » Sat Mar 21, 2015 11:24 am

Hi,
To get to Mark's link easily ....................

http://andalucia.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=35&t=34314
UNIX is basically a simple operating system, but you have to be a genius to understand the simplicity.

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Re: XBMC playback issue

Postby john the baptist » Sat Mar 21, 2015 4:34 pm

on ace stream pre buffering is a life time and when it eventually comes up it freezes.

Am I the only one who has this. Im using my phone which is the most powerful android device I have.

looks like the clasico is in doubt for tommorrow.

HEEEEELP!!!!

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Re: XBMC playback issue

Postby markwilding » Sat Mar 21, 2015 9:02 pm

It often takes a bit longer to buffer on Ace Stream. However, it does produce a better quality picture

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Re: XBMC playback issue

Postby john the baptist » Sun Mar 22, 2015 3:46 pm

I have to agree the quality is much better than mobdro.
please do pass on any more info like this.
im sure alot of people have never heard of this and it will save alot of people money.

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Re: XBMC playback issue

Postby ashtondav » Sun Mar 22, 2015 7:53 pm

I've downloaded ace stream but can't figure out how to open it. I've got an "ace play" icon on the desktop but no ace stream logo. Clicking on the acestream logo on the tray does nothing.

HELP!

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Re: XBMC playback issue

Postby john the baptist » Mon Mar 23, 2015 7:55 pm

The clasico was a nightmare.

the russian live streams for sky sports did not work, (im guessing due to volume) and every other source buffered.

I cant find anything decent via navi x and the phoenix sports links were down.

did anyone watch the football sucessfully via streams??

if so please do share.

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Re: XBMC playback issue

Postby markwilding » Mon Mar 23, 2015 10:54 pm

I ended up watching it on Ace Stream because my paid channel's steam kept buffering.
I got a great stream and no problems. I watched it on my Android media box.

It should always taken into account that being in the north of Spain, I get really fast internet Speeds.


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