Problems since update 1.2.00

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Problems since update 1.2.00

Postby Nerk » Wed Feb 17, 2016 12:22 am

Hi,

I've been using your app for a long time and it's fantastic. I've encountered a couple of issues since updating to 1.2.00

I am running an iPad Air 2.

Issue 1:
I have a wifi network at home but it isn't connected to the internet (long story!). This seems to prevent AirPlayer from playing anything at all, including if I try to play an item in my local library. If I connect to my DLNA server and try to play, it will hang on initial buffering indefinitely (sometimes it says "getting more info" or something like that. If I download an item from the server to the local library and try to play it locally, the same thing will happen. If I disable the wifi, or I join a wifi with internet connectivity, then I don't have the issue.

I see no reason why I should need to have internet connectivity to play files and this used to work fine before the update.

Issue 2:
Playback seems to have gone drastically down hill for some files. I don't have my ipad at hand at the moment so I'll update this thread with details on the files and my settings, but it doesn't seem to make any difference if I enable/disable dual core decoding, skip loop filter or skip frame. This file previously played flawlessly in the older version of AirPlayer.

Cheers and thanks for a great product.
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Re: Problems since update 1.2.00

Postby admin » Fri Feb 26, 2016 3:18 am

thanks for your feedback, we will check and try to fix them here.

and waiting for the issue2 detail report
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Re: Problems since update 1.2.00

Postby Nerk » Mon Feb 29, 2016 12:52 pm

Thanks for the reply.

A quick update on the wifi issue; it seems to also happen sometimes if I start airplayer without any connection (wifi or cellular) at all, but occasionally it will play.

The playback perfomance issue:

I'm using iOS 9.2.1.

The DLNA server I'm using is Kodi but I've also tried using windows media player and got the same result.

I'm seeing jumpy performance with a few files, and some are very sluggish. Below is detailed info from one that is very slow:

Code: Select all
General
Format                         : AVI
Format/Info                    : Audio Video Interleave
File size                      : 175 MiB
Duration                       : 21mn 11s
Overall bit rate mode          : Variable
Overall bit rate               : 1 155 Kbps
Writing application            : VirtualDubMod 1.5.10.2 (build 2540/release)
Writing library                : VirtualDubMod build 2540/release

Video
ID                             : 0
Format                         : MPEG-4 Visual
Format profile                 : Advanced Simple@L5
Format settings, BVOP          : 1
Format settings, QPel          : No
Format settings, GMC           : No warppoints
Format settings, Matrix        : Default (MPEG)
Muxing mode                    : Packed bitstream
Codec ID                       : XVID
Codec ID/Hint                  : XviD
Duration                       : 21mn 11s
Bit rate                       : 1 008 Kbps
Width                          : 624 pixels
Height                         : 352 pixels
Display aspect ratio           : 16:9
Frame rate                     : 23.976 fps
Color space                    : YUV
Chroma subsampling             : 4:2:0
Bit depth                      : 8 bits
Scan type                      : Progressive
Compression mode               : Lossy
Bits/(Pixel*Frame)             : 0.191
Stream size                    : 153 MiB (87%)
Writing library                : XviD 1.2.1 (UTC 2008-12-04)

Audio
ID                             : 1
Format                         : MPEG Audio
Format version                 : Version 1
Format profile                 : Layer 3
Mode                           : Joint stereo
Mode extension                 : MS Stereo
Codec ID                       : 55
Codec ID/Hint                  : MP3
Duration                       : 21mn 11s
Bit rate mode                  : Variable
Bit rate                       : 134 Kbps
Channel(s)                     : 2 channels
Sampling rate                  : 48.0 KHz
Compression mode               : Lossy
Stream size                    : 20.4 MiB (12%)
Alignment                      : Aligned on interleaves
Interleave, duration           : 24 ms (0.58 video frame)
Interleave, preload duration   : 160 ms
Writing library                : LAME3.90.
Encoding settings              : -m j -V 3 -q 2 -lowpass 18 --vbr-new

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Re: Problems since update 1.2.00

Postby Nerk » Mon Feb 29, 2016 11:25 pm

I should also mention that the example file shown above plays fine in VLC for iOS.
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Re: Problems since update 1.2.00

Postby Nerk » Tue Mar 01, 2016 10:49 pm

Hi,

I noticed another problem last night. AirPlayer no longer prevents device sleep while it's playing a video. I was playing a video that ran ok from my documents that I'd saved off of my DLNA server, after a while the display goes dim and turns off while the video continues to play. AirPlayer should prevent this while it's playing something.
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Re: Problems since update 1.2.00

Postby admin » Thu Mar 03, 2016 6:36 am

Nerk wrote:Hi,

I noticed another problem last night. AirPlayer no longer prevents device sleep while it's playing a video. I was playing a video that ran ok from my documents that I'd saved off of my DLNA server, after a while the display goes dim and turns off while the video continues to play. AirPlayer should prevent this while it's playing something.

we will check this issue here.

if you download and play the file locally in airplayer, will it go drastically down hill?
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Re: Problems since update 1.2.00

Postby Nerk » Fri Mar 04, 2016 4:03 am

Yes it's slow when playing locally. When I say slow I should say it is skipping a lot of frames (even if skip is off), so it is running at the correct speed but to do so it is dropping a lot of frames.

Currently downloading and playing locally is the only way i can view videos with airplayer because of the wifi bug I mentioned earlier, so I can't compare it to streaming. The only way I can get my ipad online is to tether with my phone (my house has no Internet yet), and if I do that it means I can't also use the wifi to connect to my DLNA server and stream.
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Re: Problems since update 1.2.00

Postby admin » Mon Mar 07, 2016 2:47 am

Nerk wrote:Yes it's slow when playing locally. When I say slow I should say it is skipping a lot of frames (even if skip is off), so it is running at the correct speed but to do so it is dropping a lot of frames.

Currently downloading and playing locally is the only way i can view videos with airplayer because of the wifi bug I mentioned earlier, so I can't compare it to streaming. The only way I can get my ipad online is to tether with my phone (my house has no Internet yet), and if I do that it means I can't also use the wifi to connect to my DLNA server and stream.


try oplayer hd lite, we have integrate upnp feature to oplayer, it uses new decoding engine.
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Re: Problems since update 1.2.00

Postby Nerk » Thu Mar 10, 2016 12:58 am

I have tried oplayer hd lite and I'm seeing the same behaviour as AirPlayer, no files want to play until they are downloaded locally, and most of the time they won't play locally either.

AirPlayer also needs the option to turn off the gestures like VLC has. Some of them are incredibly annoying, for instance when it skips to the next video every time I accidentally bump my ipad.

I'd give anything to go back to the previous version of AirPlayer at this point.
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Re: Problems since update 1.2.00

Postby Nerk » Fri Mar 18, 2016 3:47 am

Have you managed to reproduce any of my reported issues?
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