Problem with hardware decoding on 2.1.5.beta-v214


#1

After updating to this version on my Nvidia Shield I can no longer hardware decode MPEG2 SD channels. I get only audio with a black screen. H264 channels (HD or SD) aren't affected, and software decoding works as normal on all channels.


#2

Could you submit diagnostics after attempting hardware playback?


#3

Just submitted


#5

Same with 214 on Nvidia Shield I get a black screen, no video (Menus come out fine though). When I change it to Software, video works fine.

How do I force an update of Channels on the Shield?


#6

Same issue here..even recordings I watched yesterday are just black screens with audio.. also on nvidia shield. Upon testing it does play using hybrid and software decoders.. not with hardware.


#7

Same. Also on shield on beta 214. Diagnostics submitted


#8

Same here. Diagnostics submitted


#9

Updated to beta 215 overnight. Now the Channels app won't launch at all. Restarting the Shield and clearing the data/cache didn't help.


#10

Same issue, immediately closes


#11

same. Really need a fix or replace 2 versions


#12

Beta versions can have bugs. We appear to have been bitten by a bug in the new Android Studio 3.4 which was recently released. If you do not want to be in the beta, you can leave via https://play.google.com/apps/testing/com.getchannels.dvr.app

I've uploaded a new build v216 which should fix the crashes and black screen issue.


#13

v216 working well! And I 100% agree with you: join a beta to test software and report issues with the goal of helping to make it better, but be prepared to have things break occasionally!


#14

Back to usual goodness.. thank you.