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best buffer settings?

Discussion in 'Kodi/XBMC for MINIX Releases' started by MINIX - Ken, Mar 6, 2015.

  1. georgica81

    georgica81 New Member

    but it doesn't buffer unless i hit play... anyways, icefilms used to be the best source a few months ago, not it's shit. unfortunately, sometimes it's the only source in genesis for some of the content.
     
  2. You press play the first time and let it go. It buffers in the background and eventually starts play when the buffer is full enough. If you start earlier there is a risk the buffer will run dry and stop again
     
  3. Shipwreck

    Shipwreck New Member

    For those wishing to fix buffering on live TV I found a fix for it. You have to add a pvr setting. I tested with several different settings and found this to be the best setting:


    <pvr>
    <minvideocachelevel>60</minvideocachelevel>
    <minaudiocachelevel>60</minaudiocachelevel>
    </pvr>
     
  4. Interesting find. Actually once you activate live TV it starts buffering differently when you have a buffer under run. You don't even need to change any settings as the buffer settings take over the pvr setting and actually it is not even recording
     
  5. ENDRJUPL

    ENDRJUPL Well-Known Member Super Moderator

    It needs to be added to advancedsettings.xml only right? Or is there some other thing that must be activated too?
     
  6. You need to activate live TV for that you need at least one plug in
    However you don't actually need to do anything with advanced settings once live TV is active the buffer behaviour changes and it looks like that setting is not even used if you just watch streams as you don't access them through live TV menu
    Bizarre!
     
  7. ENDRJUPL

    ENDRJUPL Well-Known Member Super Moderator

    Yup, that's strange, I'm going to try that soon. Thanks for clarification.
     
  8. Peacerich420

    Peacerich420 Member

    So you smart guys have the best advancesettings file ? :)
     
  9. reaklif

    reaklif Member

    I am using the suggested advancedsettings.xml explained in http://kodi.wiki/view/HOW-TO:Modify_the_video_cache

    I had also many buffer issues. Now that i am using this xml i have had NO problems at all anymore. Streaming is flawless. Fastforward in moviestreaming works great and fast. I also had lots of buffer and hangup issues playing content on youtube and Dumpert. After using the advanced settings NO more problems. So for me it works great.

    Note!! you have to enable hiddenfiles in ESfile explorer. Otherwise you can't see the .kodi map where the userfiles are located. it took me a while to discover that :rolleyes:
     
  10. otchill

    otchill Member

    There are 4 examples on your link,

    Is it possible to share your advancedsetting.xml file??
     
  11. reaklif

    reaklif Member

    Open notepad and paste following the plain text into it:

    <advancedsettings>
    <network>
    <buffermode>1</buffermode>
    <cachemembuffersize>157286400</cachemembuffersize>
    <readbufferfactor>20</readbufferfactor>
    </network>
    </advancedsettings>


    save this as "advancedsettings.xml"

    Place this file in:
    Android/data/org.xbmc.kodi/files/.kodi/userdata/

    works great for me.
     
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  12. otchill

    otchill Member

    thanks for your sharing...

    should i add some lines to use Live tv (PVR) on advancedsetting?

    up to now i try many times to use live tv on xbmc, but i couldnt achieve.
     
  13. reaklif

    reaklif Member

    I have no experience with PVR. But i quess it is the same as streaming internet content so the settings in advancedsettings should work fine.
     
  14. miki881

    miki881 New Member

    Cia ragazzi secondo voi va bene questo file XML per kodi?
     
  15. mchp92

    mchp92 Active Member

    Post in english please
    Or did u see hundreds of people here post in other languages?
     
  16. pusb87

    pusb87 Well-Known Member Trusted Helper

    Yes
     
  17. miki881

    miki881 New Member

    You have already XML files ready for kodi 15.2? I have a x8h
     
  18. pusb87

    pusb87 Well-Known Member Trusted Helper

    post #91 has all you need
     
  19. miki881

    miki881 New Member

    I can not find him
     
  20. pusb87

    pusb87 Well-Known Member Trusted Helper

    you've lost me now, i have no idea what you mean :confused:
     
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