VLC streaming problem

redmart

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<Network>Wireless to Cisco 857 router <Software>
Nabilosat Dream Elite v133B
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#1
I use VLC 0.8.5 to stream from the Dreambox Web interface (Gemini 3.40) to other PCs attached to my router.
The quality is always good but the stream will pause every few seconds. I am sure it used to be steady.
Does anyone know what might cause this.

The Enigma Web interface is often slow and timing out so perhaps all is not well with the underlying o/s. The Dreambox itself is working fine.

Thanks
 
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#2
Hi Redmart

I haven't had that problem ever and am using VLC successfully to do the same as yourself.

A couple of suggestions - upgrade to the latest vlc 0.8.6 and remove all previous preferences etc. on the installation

Make sure nothing else is running in the background on the PC that might hog memory

Do you have enough PC memory?

I recently tried daftgrab with classic media player to help with another problem (search on the forum for a link) - that will pick up the stream and play it well. Try that combo to see if the problem is with vlc

Best of luck
 

redmart

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DB 8000 HD - Manhattan 100HH -1m LH dish
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Nabilosat Dream Elite v133B
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Ireland
#3
Thanks for the reply.

I don't think there is any problem on the VLC side. I have just upgraded to the latest 0.8.6a VLC. I have 1 gig of memory and I have tested 3 different machines included Linux Fedora.
VLC streaming used to work well so maybe I changed something in the Dreambox settings. It took me ages to setup the DiSEqC rotor so I don't want to start with a new image and default settings. I use Flashwizard to copy the old settings into a new image.

I have used top to check on the processes on the Dreambox. Do any of these look suspect?

Mem: 45400K used, 16256K free, 0K shrd, 5012K buff, 19916K cached
Load average: 1.24 1.23 1.15 (Status: S=sleeping R=running, W=waiting)
PID USER STATUS RSS PPID %CPU %MEM COMMAND
442 root S 708 1 4.3 1.1 scam_2.5
366 root S 15164 304 3.0 24.4 enigma
588 root R 892 578 2.6 1.4 top
587 root S 612 294 2.6 0.9 streamts
577 root S 564 294 0.3 0.9 telnetd
3 root SW< 0 1 0.3 0.0 events/0
2 root SWN 0 1 0.3 0.0 ksoftirqd/0
373 root S 15164 366 0.0 24.4 enigma
445 root S N 15164 366 0.0 24.4 enigma
382 root S 15164 366 0.0 24.4 enigma
425 root S 15164 366 0.0 24.4 enigma
367 root S N 15164 366 0.0 24.4 enigma
368 root S N 15164 366 0.0 24.4 enigma
578 root S 1032 577 0.0 1.6 sh
362 root S 932 304 0.0 1.5 gdaemon
350 root S 804 1 0.0 1.2 mountd
291 root S 736 1 0.0 1.1 dropbear
304 root S 708 1 0.0 1.1 enigma.sh
294 root S 676 1 0.0 1.0 inetd
1 root S 608 0 0.0 0.9 init
334 daemon S 528 1 0.0 0.8 portmap
147 root SWN 0 1 0.0 0.0 jffs2_gcd_mtd3
140 root SW 0 1 0.0 0.0 usb-storage
164 root SW< 0 3 0.0 0.0 fe_thread
196 root SW 0 1 0.0 0.0 kjournald
25 root SW 0 3 0.0 0.0 pdflush
4 root SW< 0 3 0.0 0.0 khelper
167 root DW< 0 3 0.0 0.0 ci
13 root SW< 0 3 0.0 0.0 kblockd/0
14 root SW 0 1 0.0 0.0 khubd
24 root SW 0 3 0.0 0.0 pdflush
27 root SW< 0 3 0.0 0.0 aio/0
26 root SW 0 1 0.0 0.0 kswapd0
28 root SW 0 1 0.0 0.0 cifsoplockd
98 root SW 0 1 0.0 0.0 kseriod
123 root SW 0 1 0.0 0.0 mtdblockd
139 root SW 0 1 0.0 0.0 scsi_eh_0
203 root SW 0 1 0.0 0.0 kjournald
344 root SW 0 1 0.0 0.0 nfsd
345 root SW 0 1 0.0 0.0 nfsd
346 root SW 0 1 0.0 0.0 nfsd
348 root SW 0 1 0.0 0.0 lockd
349 root SW 0 1 0.0 0.0 rpciod
 
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XIRILANKA
#4
Hi redmart,

Did you test with an older Gemini version?

I changed too to the new 3.4 version and did some test... (using vlc .0.8.4a). Some times the video stream pause (few seconds). Not all times, not with all the channels...

I will try with an older Gemini version in order to check it... will come back with the result... (these days I’m really busy… maybe will take some time).

I will try too with firefox instead ie… lately I changed to ie 7.x…

Regards,
Picc

D7020, Gemini 3.4 (!), FW (CF and US:cool:, WiFi connection over a LAN (54 Mbps)…
PC: VLC 0.8.4a, XP Pro (2G RAM, 2G Hz …) … ie 7.0 (!)
 

john_graydon

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#5
You wont lose any of your settings if you use a usb stick. Put in a new image on it then boot into it. you will still have your motor settings and ch list as well. Sometimes I might get a few glitches on screen with some tv ch. But i find Taquill very good & no problems using vlc.
 

zoro25

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#6
Redmart I have the same issue as you and I think its due to the networking abilities of some of the older model 7020's.
They give lag
 
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