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MKV Playback is Jittery

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22nd July 2014, 06:01 AM   |  #11  
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You are at a stalemate with XBMC since an OTA update reportedly fixed jittery 1080P playback AFAIK.

I found some speed enhancements throughout the weeks,but I never got around to posting them all.
Terribly sorry about forgetting to make that speed enhancement thread to those that want it,I have just been out of it lately.
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You are at a stalemate with XBMC since an OTA update reportedly fixed jittery 1080P playback AFAIK.

I found some speed enhancements throughout the weeks,but I never got around to posting them all.
Terribly sorry about forgetting to make that speed enhancement thread to those that want it,I have just been out of it lately.

Could you give more details on this OTA update?

Ended up going back to my WD Live TV. MKV playback blows the amazon fireTV out of the water. I will continue to follow its progress and hopefully it gets better. I will buy it again once things get ironed out.

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Could you give more details on this OTA update?

Ended up going back to my WD Live TV. MKV playback blows the amazon fireTV out of the water. I will continue to follow its progress and hopefully it gets better. I will buy it again once things get ironed out.

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Hey, just wondering if this ever got resolved. I'm also a WDTV Live user, and I was thinking about "upgrading" to a FireTV with its much snappier interface, more apps, etc. But almost ALL of my movies and TV are h264 mkvs with either DTS or AC3 sound (and some AAC/mp4s mixed in there as well).

Can the FireTV play those kinds of files flawlessly from a SMB or NFS share? It's been months since this thread was active, so I wanted to see if this is a "solved" issue nowadays. Thanks!
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Hey, just wondering if this ever got resolved. I'm also a WDTV Live user, and I was thinking about "upgrading" to a FireTV with its much snappier interface, more apps, etc. But almost ALL of my movies and TV are h264 mkvs with either DTS or AC3 sound (and some AAC/mp4s mixed in there as well).

Can the FireTV play those kinds of files flawlessly from a SMB or NFS share? It's been months since this thread was active, so I wanted to see if this is a "solved" issue nowadays. Thanks!

flawlessly dude.. the OP was one of the few experiencing issues, i have a huge library of files on my SMB share and they all stream and play flawlessly.
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flawlessly dude.. the OP was one of the few experiencing issues, i have a huge library of files on my SMB share and they all stream and play flawlessly.

So just sideload XBMC (any particular version/build/etc?) and you're off to the races? No rooting, no flashing, etc?

Plays mkvs containing h264 or MPEG4, DTS or AC3, old xvid avis, etc? Will it play subtitles that aren't muxed into the mkvs (like in an srt file named the same as the mkv)?
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I am also experiencing judder when playing 1080p H.264 (AC3 audio) MKV files with the fire TV.

Iíve tried XBMC and MXPlayer. I am seeing judder and frame drops with my AFTV, but canít figure out why or how to tweak it. The same files play smoothly on my Galaxy S4 and Nexus 7 using MX Player.

Any thoughts?
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So just sideload XBMC (any particular version/build/etc?) and you're off to the races? No rooting, no flashing, etc?

Plays mkvs containing h264 or MPEG4, DTS or AC3, old xvid avis, etc? Will it play subtitles that aren't muxed into the mkvs (like in an srt file named the same as the mkv)?

im rooted but it doesnt matter for XBMC, im running gotham 13.2 , DTS DD and AC3 all work great via HDMI and optical, i would assume it will auto use a local srt file but for sure you can point it to it.. xbmc will scrape the net for any subtitles for every movie i've encountered, so it shouldnt be an issue for you. the XBMC wiki has a good section with everything you need to know about xbmc and the FTV, there are a few device specific settings you need to make and your off to the races.

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