Jump to content

DVBViewer PVR Add-On allows only one Kodi viewer per DMS?


Recommended Posts

I cannot watch more than one satellite channel simultaneously using Kodi, but I can watch two channels at a time using two DVBViewer pro.

 

Either computer using Kodi will show me any channel, but when I try and watch on the second Kodi, I get this message (see picture)

 

I have posted this problem in a Kodi forum, but I raise it again here as it involves the Kodi add-on interfacing with the DMS.

https://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=363583&pid=3049620#pid3049620

 

I am a new and finding it very difficult to get things working, so any help would be much appreciated!

One ormore items failed to play.JPG

Link to comment
40 minutes ago, EditBear said:

I cannot watch more than one satellite channel simultaneously using Kodi, but I can watch two channels at a time using two DVBViewer pro.

 

Either computer using Kodi will show me any channel, but when I try and watch on the second Kodi, I get this message (see picture)

 

I have posted this problem in a Kodi forum, but I raise it again here as it involves the Kodi add-on interfacing with the DMS.

https://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=363583&pid=3049620#pid3049620

 

I am a new and finding it very difficult to get things working, so any help would be much appreciated!

One ormore items failed to play.JPG

 

I have attached the DMS log file (the Kodi log file is in the Kodi thread)

support.zip

Link to comment

Do you own a license for the full DMS Media Server or are you using the free restricted Basic DMS version (which would explain it I think). If using full DMS you should post a

support.zip created according to the description in debug mode.

 

 

Link to comment

I have purchased a full license for both the Viewer and the Media Server and entered the DMS code into the DVBViewer Pro App and Kodi.

I did post a support.zip 🙂 but here it is again;-

support.zip

Link to comment
2 hours ago, EditBear said:

I did post a support.zip 🙂 but here it is again;-

 

@HaraldL couldn't see your second post because it had to be approved by a moderator before becoming visible (spam protection - you are a new forum member and the post contains links).

 

6 hours ago, EditBear said:

Either computer using Kodi will show me any channel, but when I try and watch on the second Kodi, I get this message (see picture)

 

Possibly because you have configured the PVR add-ons in both Kodi instances for transcoded streaming. Why did you do it? It's TS -> TS transcoding, as far as I can see, that only makes sense for lowering the data rate due to a limited network bandwidth.

 

Since transcoding requires quite a lot of CPU power, the DMS follows a "only one transcoded stream per client" policy: If client A receives a transcoded stream of channel A, and client B with the same IP address and user agent string wants a transcoded stream of channel B, the DMS regards them as a single client that performs channel switching, and closes stream A before delivering stream B.

 

This behaviour can be circumvented by giving each stream a unique stream ID in the URL Parameter input line of the the PVR configuration, e.g. streamid=1 in the first Kodi instance and streamid=2 in the second Kodi instance. Please read more about parameters for transcoded streaming in C:\Program Files (x86)\DVBViewer\docs\transcoding_params_en.txt.

 

P.S. In the Kodi forum you have written "I want to use Kodi with the DVBViewer Client PVR Add-on in multiple rooms, but I can only watch TV on one Kodi at a time?" However, all Kodi requests for transcoded streams in the svcdebug.log originate from the same IP address 192.168.1.121. How is this possible?

 

Link to comment

PROBLEM Solved!

 

Thank you @Griga for your help, but in the end the solution was simple (as it usually is).

 

I came to Kodi from MediaPortal - this coloured my thinking.

 

In Mediaportal, the Timeshift folder is set by the TV server software and is COMMON to ALL Tuners and ALL Clients.

 

With this in mind, I made a Timeshift folder on the headless computer running the DMS software.

 

I then set each Kodi client to use this common folder - THIS WAS MY BIG MISTAKE!

 

When I made a separate Timeshift folder on each individual Client computer - the problem went away! - I can watch TV on many Kodi at at time now!

Link to comment

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

×
×
  • Create New...