HDHomeRun Premium channel playback freezing issues


#1

I've been noticing that playback of recordings of HDHomeRun Premium channels tend to freeze occasionally on iOS and Apple TV devices. This does not affect antenna recordings (MPEG-2). It seems to happen only intermittently - at least I haven't seen a pattern - maybe 1-5 times per movies, and 0-2 times for a TV show, and is fixed by simply backing out and restarting playback (which always resumes from the current position). Waiting for it to resume, or toggling play/pause, does not work. A peculiarity of my system is that I'm running Channels DVR on an homebrew Linux ARM server, so it's possible that this is unique to me. Has anyone seen similar?


#2

I've seen similar, have only been running 2 days. My server is an ODROID HC-2 also ARM-based. I think the processor in the server needs a bit more grunt - i.e. a more capable processor. At first I thought it was the WiFi connection so I changed to ethernet ... still occasionally get the issue. In settings, I found adjusting the server quality and client buffer settings improved the situation. If anyone else has ideas, please share.


#3

Really that shouldn't affect it. The H.264 streams should just be sent as is, not requiring encoding, and they are generally more compressed than the ATSC MPEG-2 streams, which stream fine.