Android TV query

Android TV query

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I recently purchased iFFALCON (32F2A) Android TV from Flipkart. While playing movies and videos from inbuilt storage and SD card it plays smoothly within the inbuilt player but while playing through VLC Player or MX Player video starts stuttering also quality decreases.

How to solve this problem?

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return this one and buy other company’s good TV confused

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Here i can’t understand What’s the connection between storage and player confused

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mastervijay wrote:

Here i can’t understand What’s the connection between storage and player confused

It seems he is talking about native player and third party ones. That storage mention is common to both.

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Try sw decoder in mx player… Hope this helps… smile

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deb3l wrote:

It seems he is talking about native player and third party ones. That storage mention is common to both.

So the problem may be shortage of Ram in this case.. There should not be any fault with third party app !

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mastervijay wrote:

So the problem may be shortage of Ram in this case.. There should not be any fault with third party app !

Yes, that may be the reason. Also, I am guessing about some playback setting like lower pixels and aspect ratios. He should check them first.

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vijkap201 wrote:

Try sw decoder in mx player… Hope this helps… smile

Yes, this seems be the issue.

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Probably the default player has better codec support.
Changing the video decoding type might help
Also add some custom codec to MX Player, this should resolve issues related to unsupported audio formats

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vijkap201 wrote:

Try sw decoder in mx player… Hope this helps… smile

OP has mentioned there is also problem in quality of video while playing in these players.. so I don’t think quality will decrease if changing the decoder ! Decoder changing is only for enabling non playable content to make it play !
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mastervijay wrote:

So the problem may be shortage of Ram in this case.. There should not be any fault with third party app !

Video Decoding process is different for each video player. Some rely on the CPU , some rely on the GPU. RAM also plays a role but shouldn’t matter much if the video resolution/bitrate/size is low ( like 720p or even 1080p )

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mastervijay wrote:

OP has mentioned there is also problem in quality of video while playing in these players.. so I don’t think quality will decrease if changing the decoder ! Decoder changing is only for enabling non playable content to make it play !
@deb3l

Quite apt.. let op respond on memory info and what exactly he faces after doing these tweaks.

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getready wrote:

Video Decoding process is different for each video player. Some rely on the CPU , some rely on the GPU. RAM also plays a role but shouldn’t matter much if the video resolution/bitrate/size is low ( like 720p or even 1080p )

Hmm.. lets check with op later plus1
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rajatgajul735 wrote:

How to install apps i cannot install any apps

You can install them but they won’t work in most cases or have compatibility issues because it is official Android TV
Best option would be installing from playstore or finding apks intended for smart TVs or smart boxes ( You can find a lot of apks for Nvidia shield and they should work fine on your TV too as long as your TV CPU architecture matches with shield (x86 or x64).. If the APK is universal then it works on any TV or box regardless of the architecture )

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mastervijay wrote:

Hmm.. lets check with op later plus1
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Yep
Need more details from his side especially the details of videos he is trying to play
Also Kodi has great codec support for both video n audio. He should try that too n see if the videos work fine

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getready wrote:

Yep
Need more details from his side especially the details of videos he is trying to play
Also Kodi has great codec support for both video n audio. He should try that too n see if the videos work fine

Arre, depending on time of the day u can easily guess what video he’s playing… wink toungueout

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Can SPMC or KODI be used? Inbuilt players would have hardware support. VLC even though it has HW for some chipsets, it rarely works. Software must be skipping frames and such. You should check for android TV specific players and not like VLC which are general purpose players. x264 playback should not be a problem but x265 1080p would require a pretty fast CPU, even 720p x265 would have trouble with low end CPU’s. Also x265 encoding can be set to use high end hardware, ie you can set it to reduce file size by letting it get frames from the future upto like 64 frames or greater which means not only does it need to decode 64 frames yet to be played to show the current frame it can also use from the already played frames. All this require not only a lot of RAM but CPU capacity.. General purpose like youtube etc use a generic low end setting so no one will have problems but people try to show off by using extreme settings to get small size and high quality etc and cause problems.

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thnx all for suggestions.changed to all hardware and software modes in mx and vlc still no change in stuttering. tv has 1.5 gb ram.was playing 720p mkv movie videos .in 360p videos mp4 too there is quality loss.
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alienteck wrote:

Can SPMC or KODI be used? Inbuilt players would have hardware support. VLC even though it has HW for some chipsets, it rarely works. Software must be skipping frames and such. You should check for android TV specific players and not like VLC which are general purpose players. x264 playback should not be a problem but x265 1080p would require a pretty fast CPU, even 720p x265 would have trouble with low end CPU’s. Also x265 encoding can be set to use high end hardware, ie you can set it to reduce file size by letting it get frames from the future upto like 64 frames or greater which means not only does it need to decode 64 frames yet to be played to show the current frame it can also use from the already played frames. All this require not only a lot of RAM but CPU capacity.. General purpose like youtube etc use a generic low end setting so no one will have problems but people try to show off by using extreme settings to get small size and high quality etc and cause problems.

tried kodi player its playing better in kodi compared to mx and vlc but there is slight stuter and color looks dull compared to inbuilt

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Strange
Normally inbuilt player don’t play all video formats while these 3rd party apps plays most of them with extra codecs, also as someone said SW decoder helps in some cases

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sanumax2176 wrote:

tried kodi player its playing better in kodi compared to mx and vlc but there is slight stuter and color looks dull compared to inbuilt

It happens with only 1-2 videos or for all?
Those apps are updated?

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sanumax2176 wrote:

thnx all for suggestions.changed to all hardware and software modes in mx and vlc still no change in stuttering. tv has 1.5 gb ram.was playing 720p mkv movie videos .in 360p videos mp4 too there is quality loss.
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Mirror wrote:

It happens with only 1-2 videos or for all?
Those apps are updated?

happens with all videos.
all apps are updated tioo

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sanumax2176 wrote:

thnx all for suggestions.changed to all hardware and software modes in mx and vlc still no change in stuttering. tv has 1.5 gb ram.was playing 720p mkv movie videos .in 360p videos mp4 too there is quality loss.
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mkv after all these years is still not a preferable container for many platforms
Why don’t you try some MP4 videos ? For instance videos downloaded from YouTube via Jdownloader or dentexYT for Android ?
and BTW your TV is powerful enough to run 1080p videos even 4K+HDR ( BT.2020 color space + Avg bitrate).
Its still strange though, your issues with third party players. VLC I can understand even I had issues but MX had been flawless on every Android phone I had/have n the Mi 49" Smart TV

Note : 720p/1080p videos should be of x264 codec + MP4 but some/all 2160p videos use VP9 + MKV
You can use mediainfo desktop app to get details of the video

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getready wrote:

mkv after all these years is still not a preferable container for many platforms
Why don’t you try some MP4 videos ? For instance videos downloaded from YouTube via Jdownloader or dentexYT for Android ?
and BTW your TV is powerful enough to run 1080p videos even 4K+HDR ( BT.2020 color space + Avg bitrate).
Its still strange though, your issues with third party players. VLC I can understand even I had issues but MX had been flawless on every Android phone I had/have n the Mi 49" Smart TV

Note : 720p/1080p videos should be of x264 codec + MP4 but some/all 2160p videos use VP9 + MKV
You can use mediainfo desktop app to get details of the video

its same in mp4 too confused

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sanumax2176 wrote:

its same in mp4 too confused

Strange. Some issue with the OS itself then
Is it official Android?

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mastervijay wrote:

So the problem may be shortage of Ram in this case.. There should not be any fault with third party app !

it has 1.5 gb ram,so i think ram shouldnt be problem

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