Kodi keeps buffering

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  • 7. März 2019 at 15:15 #44690

    I have been running my present M2P/Pi setup for over a year now, it has worked perfectly, ….. until recently.

    The audio via SBS and variuos players is fine, but streaming video from BBC iPlayer in Kodi keeps buffering, perhaps every 5 minutes, with a pause of 30 seconds to a minute or two. At first I thought it was my internet connection, but playing the same thing on a PC always works without a problem and a speedchecker shows I have 30MB which is ample.

    Perhaps one clue is that the Settings/Reboot tab shows Health Checker in red with the message Internet: NO Connection. However I do clearly have a connection as I am streaming audio and video. My Pi is connected to the router with a network cable.

    I have rolled back to the M2P image I took 12 months ago, but the problem remains.

    Have you any suggestions as to how I diagnose the problem? Debug info as follows :

    #### FILESYSTEM ####
    Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on
    /dev/root 15183928 2507784 12034888 18% /
    devtmpfs 435668 0 435668 0% /dev
    tmpfs 440276 0 440276 0% /dev/shm
    tmpfs 440276 6148 434128 2% /run
    tmpfs 5120 4 5116 1% /run/lock
    tmpfs 440276 0 440276 0% /sys/fs/cgroup
    /dev/mmcblk0p1 61384 22808 38576 38% /boot
    tmpfs 88056 4 88052 1% /run/user/1000

    #### LOAD AVERAGE ####
    0.40 0.28 0.10 1/206 2047

    #### KERNEL ####
    Linux max2playPi 4.9.39-v7+ #1020 SMP Sat Jul 22 14:21:01 BST 2017 armv7l GNU/Linux

    #### LINUX-VERSION ####
    Distributor ID: Raspbian
    Description: Raspbian GNU/Linux 8.0 (jessie)
    Release: 8.0
    Codename: jessie

    LAN Debug info as follows :

    eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr b8:27:eb:d9:50:03
    inet addr:192.168.1.61 Bcast:192.168.1.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
    UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
    RX packets:1069 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:1167 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
    RX bytes:256714 (250.6 KiB) TX bytes:248416 (242.5 KiB)

    lo Link encap:Local Loopback
    inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
    UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:65536 Metric:1
    RX packets:397 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:397 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:1
    RX bytes:32342 (31.5 KiB) TX bytes:32342 (31.5 KiB)

    wlan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr b8:27:eb:8c:05:56
    UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
    RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
    RX bytes:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)

    ### WLAN ###

    • This topic was modified 1 year, 6 months ago by  Nojelc.
    • This topic was modified 1 year, 6 months ago by  Nojelc.
    7. März 2019 at 17:50 #44696

    Hi Nojelc,

    Might be an issue with Kodi and the plugin’s compatibilities and updates. If possible, try using a fresh Max2Play based on Stretch and see if the issue persists there in the BBC plugin. Make sure you have a backup of your current installation though.

    7. März 2019 at 19:55 #44700

    Let’s ignore the Kodi issue for now. Why does my GUI say there is no internet connection?

    I took this screenshot while internet radio was playing, so there was certainly a connection.

    I have tried connecting with a different network cable, and also via wifi. The result is always the same, I get a connection but the Health checker is always red – No connection.

    Hopefully you should be able to see that image – it is a screenshot of my M2P GUI

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 6 months ago by  Nojelc.
    • This reply was modified 1 year, 6 months ago by  Nojelc.
    8. März 2019 at 10:31 #44714

    Hi Nojelc,

    I don’t think the screenshot includes any new information, if so please copy-paste the pertinent lines of error.

    Your WiFi/LAN debug does attest an active connection to your network. However, it might be restricted somehow.

    Try removing your license, saving, rebooting and reentering your license to make sure you still have access to our server.

    10. März 2019 at 10:47 #44729

    OK I have done all that, my m2p is now activated again. Also if I hit Update Max2Play I get the message „Running Check for Plugin Updates and install if available. Max2Play is up to date – no update required“ So I clearly have a connection to your server. However the Health Checker is still red saying „Internet: NO Connection“. All very strange!

    Perhaps this is also why Kodi is buffering so much?

    I will continue to investigate, if you have any ideas to help me diagnose the problem please advise.

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