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Bugtracker for NEO U9-H FW005

Discussion in 'Official Firmwares' started by MINIX - Ken, Jun 26, 2017.

  1. skynet

    skynet Well-Known Member Trusted Helper

    Yes i know, it should work.
    I tried long time ago to play a movie with my smartphone and MXplayer in HW+ mode, with custom DTS codec. All were fine (audio switch, subs, ...)

    One question : Why do you want to play movies with MXplayer in U9-H ? Kodi is now so fast and more confortable to play movies :unsure:
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  2. WeK05

    WeK05 Audio Visual Master Specialist

    I don't have any issue with MX player playing DTS audio using HW decoder or changing audio tracks. Make sure that you select "PCM" under "Digital Sounds" and in MX player "HW audio track selectable" is also checked. You will only get stereo output. I believe that is what Minix is licensed for.

    However, it looks like Dolby decoder is probably broken in this firmware.
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  3. skynet

    skynet Well-Known Member Trusted Helper

  4. nineteenth

    nineteenth Member

    After choosing "HW audio track selectable" MX player now doesn't say "This audio format (DTS) is not supported", but it still has problems with changing audio tracks.

    I've installed the latest beta version of MX Player (v. 1.9.2). I want make it to play and change audio tracks in HW mode. But it still doesn't work with Minix Neo U9-H.

    Please, try playing that video sample: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B81HL5IMEUUOODY1SUJYSm9tQ3c/view?usp=drivesdk

    It has 2 audio tracks: 1)Russian 2)English. When I open file, it starts playing video with audio track #1:
    Screenshot_20170717-184112.png
    Now when I change audio track MX player doesn't say "This audio format (DTS) is not supported", in audio track info it shows correct (the one I changed to) audio track #2:
    Screenshot_20170717-184121.png
    But MX Player still plays the old audio track (audio track #1). So, it still doesn't work for me. I selected "PCM" under "Digital Sounds". And here are my MX Player settings:
    Screenshot_20170717-183833.png Screenshot_20170717-183850.png Screenshot_20170717-183919.png

    I also tried to install not beta, but the latest version from Google Play (v. 1.8.21), it behaves the same way.
    Last edited: Jul 17, 2017
  5. nineteenth

    nineteenth Member

    1)Here is the comparison of MediaCodec (Kodi) vs StageFright (MX Player HW mode): http://www.minixforum.com/threads/bugtracker-for-neo-u9-h-fw005.16964/page-6#post-136669 -- I described one more bug and attached one picture there
    2)MX Player is much more comfortable for me (let's, please, not argue about this)
    Last edited: Jul 17, 2017
  6. WeK05

    WeK05 Audio Visual Master Specialist

    I tried your clip on MX Player 1.8.17 (the one that is pre-installed. I will try it again with an updated version). I can change audio tracks (English - Russian) and it seems to work the first time, but after that it doesn't work. So, you could say that there is a problem esp. if you want to change audio tracks several times in a movie/TV show ;).

    Here is a recording. Ignore the video playback issue. It may have something to do with the capturing.

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  7. nineteenth

    nineteenth Member

    Thank you very much for your testing. I'm not sure which software part has problems: Minix or MX Player, but it's really annoying bug for me. Minix team, could you please look into this bug please?
    Last edited: Jul 17, 2017
  8. Frederick_99

    Frederick_99 Well-Known Member Trusted Helper

    i also tried it in mxplayer and same results as @WeK05

    also tried in kodi 17.3 and audio switched fine there
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  9. Goofy_Goober

    Goofy_Goober New Member

    Not necessarily several times
    The video sample "Kong" has 2 audio tracks: 1) Russian (AC3) and 2) English (DTS). You change the audio track to Russian (AC3). But you can not return to English any more (DTS). (When switching to AC3, Minix U9-H has no problems)
    Try the sample video "Logan" https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B81HL5IMEUUOOGRoV2hLRG92TTA/view?usp=drivesdk
    It has 5 audio tracks (all DTS). And there's no way to switch audio tracks (DTS)
    Or video sample "Creed": 2 audio tracks DTS (Russian and English). You will immediately understand that the audio track does not switch https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B81HL5IMEUUOa3N6X1dsVjNsaUU/view?usp=sharing
    Last edited: Jul 18, 2017
  10. MINIX - Ken

    MINIX - Ken MINIX Team Member Administrator

    I don't think it's a hardware problem, you should simply run a factory reset.
  11. MINIX - Ken

    MINIX - Ken MINIX Team Member Administrator

    We passed it to Amlogic.
  12. MINIX - Ken

    MINIX - Ken MINIX Team Member Administrator

    May I know search boxes of what apps?
  13. MINIX - Ken

    MINIX - Ken MINIX Team Member Administrator

    Supported but MX Player doesn't allow it to run for ??? legal reasons??? since years ago???
    If you can get it playing using system movie player, then...
  14. MINIX - Ken

    MINIX - Ken MINIX Team Member Administrator

    Yes we can but you also have to tell the developer of MX Player to do the same job... fair?
  15. MINIX - Ken

    MINIX - Ken MINIX Team Member Administrator

    1.) Amlogic have moved towards mediacodec already, so if HW+ works fine, please stick to it.
    P.S. I think the spoiler screenshot was taken from older firmware before some important fixes were applied (e.g. the grey scale fix).

    2.) HDMI-CEC:
    a.) when you put your TV to sleep, it tell all connected devices to sleep as well, that makes sense, right?

    b.) when you wakeup a certain CEC device connected to the TV, it wakes up the TV together,that also makes complete sense.

    It's how this feature was defined, while switching off one of the connected devices shouldn't shut down the TV, as someone may still want to use the TV with other connected devices, e.g. I shut down my media hub doesn't mean I don't want to continue playing with my PS4.
  16. nineteenth

    nineteenth Member

    You can reproduce it with MX Player HW, System gallery player, Movie player - with any of these players (video players that use StageFright). Why won't you just try? How difficult is it to prove any bug here!
  17. MINIX - Ken

    MINIX - Ken MINIX Team Member Administrator

    You said it works fine with HW+, isn't it?
  18. nineteenth

    nineteenth Member

    Yes, it works with HW+, because it doesn't fully use StageFright. The problem occurs in any video player that uses StageFright (MX Player HW, System gallery player, Movie player (not tested with it but I guess it should behave the same too)).
  19. MINIX - Ken

    MINIX - Ken MINIX Team Member Administrator

    The actual problem that I'm having right now is that you've made so many posts and comments and I'm a little lost and don't know which problem or which files we should be looking into...

    1.) question about DTS decode? does the advice given by @WeK05 helped you? - we tested DTS decode is working under PCM mode.

    2.) switching audio track problem?
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  20. nineteenth

    nineteenth Member

    MX player in HW mode can't normally play videos from Samba servers (for example, use ES File Explorer, then go to Samba server and open video with MX player). I have USB hard drive connected to my router (with Samba server). When I use default MX Player settings (HW mode) then videos (mkv/mp4 files) just do not play, MX player stops responding and Android advices to close it or sometimes it starts playing, but playback is buggy and slows down (especially after rewinding - the app can freeze for ever) or sometimes it plays but in SW mode (that wasn't switched on in settings before) and if I change mode to HW then app freezes. When I use HW+ mode or SW mode then all videos play normally. Standart gallery player often behaves the same way when playing from Samba server. And when I play the very same videos from USB flash, connected to Minix, then video plays without any problems in HW mode or in Standart gallery player.