Playing Youtube through Edision Mio+

cyberham

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I used to enjoy playing youtube videos through my Edision Mio+ using the plugin for this so I could watch youtube videos on my TV screen. The youtube plugin uses the media player plugin. Lately, almost any video I play stops and starts as I play it every second or so. Effectively, the feature doesn't work anymore.

Troubleshooting already done:
- Uninstalled and reinstalled both the youtube and the media player plugins.

- I've checked the Network menu in the MIo+. I use the wired LAN connection and the network test passes. Netspeedtest shows 80.24 Mbps download and 10.18 Mbps upload.

- I did a cold and warm restart of the Mio+.

- I restarted my cable/network router. The router works fine for all other household Internet applications.

I wonder if others have tried this feature while using TNAP 4.1?

ADDED: I notice most youtubes audio is labelled as MPEG 4-AAC. I wonder if this is contributing to the videos not playing smoothly.

- The youtube setup screen is as follows:
Youtube Setup Screen.jpg
 
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primestar31

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I've never used my Mio for Youtube sorry. But if you really want it fixed, you are going to have to post a duplicate of this thread over at Legitfta.com, as that's TNAP's home forum where the engineer lives (El Bandido).
 

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I think it is some of the content is slow to download.try search popcornflix and play a movie. got to be a server issue on some content.
 

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...if you really want it fixed, you are going to have to post a duplicate of this thread over at Legitfta.com, as that's TNAP's home forum where the engineer lives (El Bandido).
I will do that. This feature is just a convenience. I can still stream youtube and connect the PC via HDMI to the TV. It's incredible how much stuff about anything is on youtube (even FTA).

Added: I tried to watch a couple of popcornflix movies. Same issue.
 
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cyberham

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I think it is some of the content is slow to download.try search popcornflix and play a movie. got to be a server issue on some content.
It's not about download speed. I can play the same videos on my PC and they play smoothly. It's more like the plugin(s) or the receiver is causing buffering of the video. I noticed that the issue didn't occur when I watched a live youtube stream.
 

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It's not about download speed. I can play the same videos on my PC and they play smoothly. It's more like the plugin(s) or the receiver is causing buffering of the video. I noticed that the issue didn't occur when I watched a live youtube stream.
I lowered the max video resolution in the YouTube setup and that helped here. YouTube must be slowing down the video of some content not all using a 3rd party app. Funny how the Popcornflix play fine at max res.
Index of /enigma2-plugin-youtube
There is the page if you want to get the newest version of the app.
 
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cyberham

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Workaround discovered: The plugin allows me to download the video of interest. The audio and video tracks download separately to my local disk. When I play it locally, it plays perfectly even at the HD resolution. The only catch is it takes a bit of time to download.
 

cyberham

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I made a posting on legitfta last night. This morning I checked and the reported issue was still there even using lower resolution. I then checked, saw some updates were available for my Edision, so I updated. Now...even using highest resolution, every youtube plays smoothly. Problem seems to be resolved! It's great to be able to play any youtube I want through Edision to my big screen.
 

primestar31

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I made a posting on legitfta last night. This morning I checked and the reported issue was still there even using lower resolution. I then checked, saw some updates were available for my Edision, so I updated. Now...even using highest resolution, every youtube plays smoothly. Problem seems to be resolved! It's great to be able to play any youtube I want through Edision to my big screen.
I just ran the updates after reading this. If you check the Commit log, it clearly among a few other things updated the Youtube app.
 

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