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Help And Support => Guides & Tips => Topic started by: Impulse on August 22, 2015, 08:43:07 PM

Title: Annoying buffering
Post by: Impulse on August 22, 2015, 08:43:07 PM
Hi, I have the Cood-E tv for a couple of weeks now BUT I'm about to throw my device in the bin.  >:(

If I'm watching a serie or a movie it keeps Keeps buffering. If I push play it goes on playing normal for a couple of minutes, stuttering or not at all. This is happening for the last couple of days. I have the device connected via LAN. Is there a way to avoid the whole buffering. Oh it's not with everything I watch....

Thanks 8)
Title: Re: Annoying buffering
Post by: tuk on August 23, 2015, 06:10:51 PM
Where are you streaming from?
Title: Re: Annoying buffering
Post by: Impulse on August 23, 2015, 06:12:48 PM
The Netherlands
Title: Re: Annoying buffering
Post by: Jeremy on August 24, 2015, 08:10:46 AM
Hi Impulse,

Buffering from streams is not something we can fix, as it all depends on the host + stream size.
When using playback (playing from your local network) it should not buffer, if it does, please check your type of ethernet cables.

We advise at least CAT5e ethernet cables.

Gr, Jeremy
Title: Re: Annoying buffering
Post by: tuk on August 24, 2015, 08:27:01 PM
The Netherlands

I mean: what is the source of the stream, of course :)
Title: Re: Annoying buffering
Post by: Impulse on August 24, 2015, 08:45:31 PM
****, But today I found another add-on where I have no problems at all ( knock on wood)
Title: Re: Annoying buffering
Post by: Impulse on August 24, 2015, 08:51:41 PM
Hi Impulse,

Buffering from streams is not something we can fix, as it all depends on the host + stream size.
When using playback (playing from your local network) it should not buffer, if it does, please check your type of ethernet cables.

We advise at least CAT5e ethernet cables.

Gr, Jeremy

I'm using a 5e Ethernet cable. I'm streaming from ****. Today I found another add-on and that one works perfect. So I'm guessing **** and it's streaming links is the problem and not my connection.
Title: Re: Annoying buffering
Post by: Jeremy on August 25, 2015, 08:03:43 AM
Hi Impulse,

Good to hear it's working fine, as i thought its the host :D

Gr, Jeremy
Title: Re: Annoying buffering
Post by: Coert on October 24, 2015, 08:20:31 PM
Hi,

You can do something about buffering...!
You can add some settings in the advancedsetting.XML

Read this it will tell you all about buffering and it will explain you step by step what and how you can set kodi it in the advancedsettings.

http://androidpcreview.com/fix-kodi-buffering-problems-heres-how-to-modify-the-kodi-cache/2611 (http://androidpcreview.com/fix-kodi-buffering-problems-heres-how-to-modify-the-kodi-cache/2611)
Title: Re: Annoying buffering
Post by: aquerido on October 25, 2015, 09:57:56 AM
Hey, Coert.
Would you care to share which settings did you use on your advancedsettings.xml file?
Thanks.

BR,
Art
Title: Re: Annoying buffering
Post by: Coert on October 25, 2015, 04:31:11 PM
Buffermode> 2
Cachemembuffer> 104857600
Curlclienttimeout> 15
Curllowspeedtime> 10
Readbufferfactor> 5

Greetz Coert
Title: Re: Annoying buffering
Post by: aquerido on October 25, 2015, 05:12:03 PM
Thanks, Coert.
I was using the default ones on the website you've mentioned. 1, 1.5, 104857600.
Will try the ones you've provided instead.

BR,
Art
Title: Re: Annoying buffering
Post by: Coert on October 25, 2015, 06:28:11 PM
Haha kodi all ready uses the default settings... ;-p
Let me know how my settings are working for you  8)
Title: Re: Annoying buffering
Post by: aquerido on October 26, 2015, 09:15:51 AM
Well, I didn't know about Cood-E using the default settings.
I thought it was strange that the advancedsettings.xml was not there in the first place.
Anyway, your settings seem to work fine for me. At least on TV streams, the buffering is reduced to almost nothing, but I've only tried it on a wireless connection.
Couldn't find a cable long enough to try an ethernet connection.
Thanks a bunch, Coert.
 ;)
BR,
Art
Title: Re: Annoying buffering
Post by: Coert on October 26, 2015, 01:58:38 PM
Wireless is possible but you have to set up the box close to the WiFi without interference like walls and and WiFi on a quiet Chanel... Working for me ;-)
But I also use a cable because the signal is much more stable that way...
Cood-e didn't had advanced.XML file/settings out of the box right after first boot I checked and it was empty..
No it does lol ;-p and you do to :-D
Feel free to sent me a PM when having a problem / question
I'm want to assist if needed ;-)
Greetz Coert
Title: Re: Annoying buffering
Post by: aquerido on October 27, 2015, 08:56:35 AM
Thanks again, Coert.
Your settings work just fine under wifi. I've never seen anything buffering so quickly...  :)
It's a crying shame that the Cood-E team are not here more often to see the good support you are providing to their customers, instead of them.  :-[
Keep in touch.

BR,
Art
Title: Re: Annoying buffering
Post by: Coert on October 27, 2015, 02:37:16 PM
 ;DD thanks

Enjoy your streaming  8)
Title: Re: Annoying buffering
Post by: aka200 on February 11, 2016, 12:07:36 PM
Buffermode> 2
Cachemembuffer> 104857600
Curlclienttimeout> 15
Curllowspeedtime> 10
Readbufferfactor> 5

I have the same problem with the genesis plugin.
Can someone explain to me how to place this file in to the appropriate directory?
I have tried to navigate into the folders of the system but the default file explorer would not allow me to go into these folders.
Title: Re: Annoying buffering
Post by: Coert on February 21, 2016, 08:55:10 PM
That's a third party addon and not allowed to discuss it here in the forum ...
But for wha its worth the addon you mentioned isnt modderated anymore and also won't be modderated  any more in the future..
So your buffer cache problems aren't related to kodi but thirt party add-on relate you've mentioned..
Title: Re: Annoying buffering
Post by: timothi on March 13, 2016, 05:08:53 PM
Hi guys,

Since a couple of weeks I do have the buffering issues too. I am streaming from a NAS within my own network. Most of the movies / series work perfectly but some need to buffer each 30 seconds. This, is, frustrating. However, I am experienced with other Kodi installations and adjustments to the advanced settings always fixed this.

However, I am unable to connect to the device with SSH or SFTP . Can somebody please tell me how I can open and edit the 'advancedsettings.xml'? Or would it be better to get a Raspberry Pie 3 :)?