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Slow video playback and bad image quality - android player
« on: August 13, 2012, 04:26:56 AM »
As the title implies, while playing full screen video the playback is slow (1-2 FPS). But when I tried to play same video on the devices media player it was playing normally.

Also the quality of the image in custom RSS player is very poor as you can see on the image below. Left is original image, and right is how it displays on the device.



signageplayer was downloaded 4 days ago from: newbielink:http://www.mediasignage.com/html/direct_download.html [nonactive] so the version is 3.1

Any ideas how to fix these two problems or do I just have to wait for good guys at mediasignage to do their magic :)

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Re: Slow video playback and bad image quality - android player
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2012, 06:25:29 PM »
What's playing slow? a swf? a video? what hardware are you running on?
please provide more info...

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Re: Slow video playback and bad image quality - android player
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2012, 02:53:13 AM »
Video - mov format is playing slowly.

Device specs:

OS   Android 4.0
Chipset   Allwinner A10; Cortex A8
Processor Frequency   1.5GHz
RAM   1GB DDR III
Internal Memory   Built-in 4GB NAND flash memory
Memory Card Type   TF card 32GB
Audio Format   AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, QCP, MP3, WMA, WAV, MIDI, M4A
Video Format   WMV, ASF, MP4, 3GP, 3G2M4V, AVI, MJPEG, RV10, DivX, VC-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, H.263, H.264, 1280*720P HD 30 fps, 1080P, 720*480 D1 30fps
Output Resolution   1080p / 2160p
Picture Formats   JPEG,BMP,PNG,GIF
Video Interface   HDMI
Audio Interface   HDMI
Other Interface   TF + USB + Mini USB OTG + DC
Additional Features   Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11b/g/n compliant; supports up to 2016p resolution. Supports 2.4GHz wireless keyboard and mouse

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Re: Slow video playback and bad image quality - android player
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2012, 08:55:10 AM »
We require at least a dual core.. quad recommended.

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Re: Slow video playback and bad image quality - android player
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2012, 11:27:04 PM »
Even if OP's hardware-specs are insufficient to play video smoothly, but what about the colors? It looks an awfully lot like the color-depth of the playback isn't the same as the original video.

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Re: Slow video playback and bad image quality - android player
« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2012, 06:00:55 AM »
Try re-encoding to FLV using Freemake video converter..
MediaSignage officially supports all of the Flash Media Formats which include:

Video Formats: Flash video FLV (H.263), MPEG-4 (H.264) ,MOV, M4A, MP4V, 3GP, 3G2, AAC (HE, LC), SWF

We HIGLY recommend you use FLV (Flash Video) with H.264 encoding as it supports
hardware acceleration and will run on the GPU (not CPU) and give the best performance

Animation: SWF
Flash CS can produce SWFs. SWF are vector based and are rendered on the CPU and
so they are highly CPU intensive, especially when ran in high resolution (large screen division).


Images: JPG, PNG

Sound: MP3

However, you should note, due to the hundreds of different encoders available today, it is possible that some of your files may not run properly in your signage presentation.

That is why we highly recommend you use a Freeware utility like Freemake to convert your media files to standard format including FLV, PNG or SWF. This will eliminate any encoder /decoder issues you may experience. You can read our conversion format document here:
http://mediasignage.com/html/media_file_conversion.html

And download the Free media format converters here:

http://www.freemake.com/
http://www.erightsoft.com/SUPER.html

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Re: Slow video playback and bad image quality - android player
« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2012, 06:21:12 AM »
I will try other video formats to see if the problem goes away.

But colour problem is staying - I have tried JPG and PNG and colour depth is still shi*y :)

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Re: Slow video playback and bad image quality - android player
« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2012, 02:40:54 PM »
Ok spoke to dev team and we have set the quality to low on current version of APK / Android.
This will be changed on the next release of the Android APK coming in October, both for the Google Play store as well as to our newly baked ICS device named mediaDROID (to be retailed for around $189.00)

Follow us on Twitter for more info.

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Re: Slow video playback and bad image quality - android player
« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2012, 05:09:04 AM »
So even a more powerful configuration would produce similar results?

Anyway ... can't wait till October than to see your new product :)

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Re: Slow video playback and bad image quality - android player
« Reply #9 on: August 26, 2012, 11:33:55 PM »
So even a more powerful configuration would produce similar results?

Anyway ... can't wait till October than to see your new product :)

If the quality is set to 'low' internally in the android player, no matter the greater the processor, the quality will have a shallow color-depth.

Also looking forward to the mediaDROID. Sounds incredible.  :)

 

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