Gotham Live TV problems

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Kclub
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Gotham Live TV problems

Post by Kclub » Fri May 09, 2014 5:12 pm

Hi,

I'm having major problems with Gotham and Live TV on both Ubuntu 14.04 and on Pi.

The add-on connects to my ArgusTV 2.2.1 server and loads channels and epg data fine but will not stream any channels.

When a channel is selected, the server starts the stream but xbmc simply does it's whirly thing for about 5 minutes and eventualy gives up with no error message.

It works perfectly on a Windows XBMC Gotham setup and works fine on a Pi with Frodo.

Can anyone help?

the Ubuntu xbmc log shows:
12:34:25 T:140052693268224 DEBUG: PVRManager - OpenLiveStream - opening live stream on channel 'BBC ONE.'
12:34:25 T:140052693268224 DEBUG: opening live stream for channel 'BBC ONE.'
12:34:25 T:140052693268224 DEBUG: AddOnLog: ARGUS TV client: ->_OpenLiveStream(5)
12:34:25 T:140052693268224 INFO: AddOnLog: ARGUS TV client: Tune XBMC channel: 5
12:34:25 T:140052693268224 INFO: AddOnLog: ARGUS TV client: Corresponding ARGUS TV channel: 769fda6a-a2b9-4a86-84fc-839c68d9fa2b
12:34:25 T:140052693268224 DEBUG: AddOnLog: ARGUS TV client: ArgusTV/Control/TuneLiveStream, body [{"Channel":{"BroadcastStart":"","BroadcastStop":"","ChannelId":"769fda6a-a2b9-4a86-84fc-839c68d9fa2b","ChannelType":0,"DefaultPostRecordSeconds":0,"DefaultPreRecordSeconds":0,"DisplayName":"BBC ONE.","GuideChannelId":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","LogicalChannelNumber":null,"Sequence":0,"Version":0,"VisibleInGuide":true},"LiveStream":null}]
12:34:25 T:140052693268224 DEBUG: AddOnLog: ARGUS TV client: URL: http://192.168.2.200:49943/ArgusTV/Cont ... LiveStream
12:34:25 T:140052693268224 DEBUG: CurlFile::Open(0x7f607c09ccc0) http://192.168.2.200:49943/ArgusTV/Cont ... LiveStream
12:34:25 T:140053512271808 DEBUG: ------ Window Init (DialogBusy.xml) ------
12:34:25 T:140052693268224 DEBUG: AddOnLog: ARGUS TV client: TuneLiveStream result 0.
12:34:25 T:140052693268224 DEBUG: AddOnLog: ARGUS TV client: Tuned live stream: \\GARDENTV-PC\Timeshift\Card4-2-0.ts.tsbuffer
12:34:25 T:140052693268224 INFO: AddOnLog: ARGUS TV client: Live stream file: smb://GARDENTV-PC/Timeshift/Card4-2-0.ts.tsbuffer
12:34:25 T:140052164241152 DEBUG: AddOnLog: ARGUS TV client: CKeepAliveThread:: thread started
12:34:25 T:140052693268224 DEBUG: AddOnLog: ARGUS TV client: Open TsReader
12:34:25 T:140052693268224 DEBUG: AddOnLog: ARGUS TV client: CTsReader::Open(smb://GARDENTV-PC/Timeshift/Card4-2-0.ts.tsbuffer)
12:34:25 T:140052164241152 DEBUG: AddOnLog: ARGUS TV client: URL: http://192.168.2.200:49943/ArgusTV/Cont ... treamAlive
12:34:25 T:140052164241152 DEBUG: CurlFile::Open(0x7f605c0009a0) http://192.168.2.200:49943/ArgusTV/Cont ... treamAlive
12:34:25 T:140052164241152 DEBUG: AddOnLog: ARGUS TV client: CKeepAliveThread:: KeepLiveStreamAlive returned 1
12:34:25 T:140052693268224 ERROR: AddOnLog: ARGUS TV client: MultiFileReader: can not get stat from buffer file smb://GARDENTV-PC/Timeshift/Card4-2-0.ts.tsbuffer.
12:34:25 T:140052693268224 ERROR: AddOnLog: ARGUS TV client: CTsReader::OpenFile failed.
12:34:25 T:140052693268224 DEBUG: AddOnLog: ARGUS TV client: Delaying 0 milliseconds.
12:34:25 T:140052693268224 INFO: AddOnLog: ARGUS TV client: Opening live stream took 664 milliseconds.
12:34:25 T:140052693268224 DEBUG: PVRFile - Open - playback has started on filename pvr://channels/tv/All TV channels/16.pvr
12:34:25 T:140052693268224 DEBUG: CDVDInputStreamPVRManager::Open - stream opened: pvr://channels/tv/All TV channels/16.pvr
12:34:25 T:140052693268224 NOTICE: Creating Demuxer
12:34:25 T:140052693268224 DEBUG: AddOnLog: ARGUS TV client: <-CanPauseAndSeek returns true
12:34:26 T:140052701660928 DEBUG: AddOnLog: ARGUS TV client: URL: http://192.168.2.200:49943/ArgusTV/Cont ... ingDetails
12:34:26 T:140052701660928 DEBUG: CurlFile::Open(0x7f6048020d60) http://192.168.2.200:49943/ArgusTV/Cont ... ingDetails
12:34:26 T:140052693268224 NOTICE: AddOnLog: ARGUS TV client: ReadLiveStream requested 32768 but only read 32768 bytes.
12:34:26 T:140052693268224 DEBUG: ffmpeg[8F083700]: [mpegts] Could not detect TS packet size, defaulting to non-FEC/DVHS
12:34:26 T:140052693268224 NOTICE: AddOnLog: ARGUS TV client: ReadLiveStream requested 32768 but only read 32768 bytes.
12:34:28 T:140052657194752 NOTICE: Previous line repeats 5 times.

and then eventually....
12:39:24 T:140052701660928 NOTICE: Previous line repeats 11 times.
12:39:24 T:140052701660928 DEBUG: AddOnLog: ARGUS TV client: URL: http://192.168.2.200:49943/ArgusTV/Cont ... ingDetails
12:39:24 T:140052701660928 DEBUG: CurlFile::Open(0x7f6048022bc0) http://192.168.2.200:49943/ArgusTV/Cont ... ingDetails
12:39:24 T:140052693268224 NOTICE: AddOnLog: ARGUS TV client: ReadLiveStream requested 32768 but only read 32768 bytes.
12:39:26 T:140052693268224 NOTICE: Previous line repeats 4 times.
12:39:26 T:140052693268224 DEBUG: Open - avformat_find_stream_info starting
12:39:26 T:140052693268224 DEBUG: ffmpeg[8F083700]: [mpegts] Estimating duration from bitrate, this may be inaccurate
12:39:26 T:140052693268224 WARNING: could not find codec parameters for pvr://channels/tv/All TV channels/16.pvr
12:39:26 T:140052693268224 ERROR: OpenDemuxStream - Error creating demuxer

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Re: Gotham Live TV problems

Post by Red_F » Sat May 10, 2014 2:29 pm

Hi,

first of all, please post your logs to something like pastebin or http://xbmclogs.com/. That keeps the messages nice short and clean and let you reference line numbers easily.

These lines from your log:

Code: Select all

12:34:25 T:140052693268224 ERROR: AddOnLog: ARGUS TV client: MultiFileReader: can not get stat from buffer file smb://GARDENTV-PC/Timeshift/Card4-2-0.ts.tsbuffer.
12:34:25 T:140052693268224 ERROR: AddOnLog: ARGUS TV client: CTsReader::OpenFile failed.
seem to indicate that you have a security problem. XBMC can not access the buffer file to read the stats (filesize, date etc.).
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CV8R
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Re: Gotham Live TV problems

Post by CV8R » Thu May 15, 2014 1:12 pm

I think you will need passwords.xml in your userdata folder.

<passwords>
<path>
<from pathversion="1">smb://aaa.bbb.ccc.ddd/</from>
<to pathversion="1">smb://username:password@aaa.bbb.ccc.ddd/</to>
</path>
</passwords>

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Re: Gotham Live TV problems

Post by nissse » Thu May 15, 2014 8:01 pm

I have exakt same problem on my pi. After downgrading to xbmc 12 it works again.

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Zapp
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Re: Gotham Live TV problems

Post by Zapp » Mon May 19, 2014 10:49 pm

Same problem here running ArgusTV 2.2.2 and a Pi with OpenELEC (Gotham 13.1 beta).

All worked fine with OpenELEC Frodo.

I have verified access to the timeshift folder in XBMC files but no go with live TV.

/Jonas...

UPDATE: Downloaded latest OpenELEC with Gotham Beta 2, now problem solved. All working again with ArgusTV.

INFO: If you have domain account accessing the shares for Live TV, add the folder to Videos and type in your credentials, check remember credentials. Domain username can be entered like this <doamin>/<username>.

dazed82
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Re: Gotham Live TV problems

Post by dazed82 » Sat May 24, 2014 1:33 am

I'm still having this problem even with the latest beta.

I've got full access to the Argus shares, I've even tried moving the Timeshift directory into one of my main XBMC video shares but it's still giving the can't stat buffer file error.

http://pastebin.com/h6s4LFsU

Any body else still having problems with the latest beta?

Thanks

Tom

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DJvL
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Re: Gotham Live TV problems

Post by DJvL » Mon May 26, 2014 12:23 pm

This is a well known problem.

Look here for a fix: viewtopic.php?f=60&t=4549#p30027

Or just add the source of live tv to the file manager (via SMB) in XBMC with username and password.

Or just add the source like here: viewtopic.php?f=60&t=4681

dazed82
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Re: Gotham Live TV problems

Post by dazed82 » Wed May 28, 2014 9:09 am

Check that the case of the source entry in passwords.xml matches the path that Argus is trying to reach in the log. Looks like Argus always uses all lowercase for the path.

That was the problem for me.

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Re: Gotham Live TV problems

Post by jock23 » Thu Jun 12, 2014 8:03 pm

Hi,

I am having the same problem not being able to view Live TV on XBMC Gotham. My Argus server is on a WHS2011 server and trying to access it from a ubuntu HTPC.

I have checked and double checked that all the passwords are correct and I know the share settings are ok as I can view manual recordings from my XBMC, just getting "WORKING" when trying to view channels.

I get the same error message as the OP in terms of the cannot get stat from buffer?

Anyone have any advice before I bin it and try a different service?

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Re: Gotham Live TV problems

Post by jock23 » Fri Jun 13, 2014 12:06 am

Just tried it on my Windows laptop and works fine?

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