Newest update uses low bitrate for original quality setting.



  • Videostream app updated (at least I am assuming it did, I got a info box screen and new graphic ads to show for it) itself to 2.15.929.0.

    I noticed immediately that the video quality of videos I played dropped with artifact smearing. The thing is, if I open the quality pullup and choose the native resolution of the video (in this case, 720), I get the high bitrate video back.

    I do not believe videostream is defaulting to a lower resolution, I am pretty sure it is starting out at the original resolution of 720p, but it using a much lower bitrate.

    I don't know if it does anything for videostream but my tab extension is set to the 720p HQ setting.



  • Well sad to say but this is one of the worst dev forums I have ever been to. It is beyond dead here

    Anyways, I seem to have found a cause for this issue and why I have probably mistaken it as a NEW problem when it probably was not. The app will attempt to pass on video streams untouched if it can, but if it can't it will re-encode them in real time. This is separate from the Buffering Fixes toggle and the app does not let you know what it is doing, you just need monitor cpu use to tell.

    My laptop that I am using features an i7 4500ulv processor, 2 cores with hyperthreading, and I am guessing the real time encoder is dropping the quality down for some settings it is struggling with in real time. ATM I am not sure what causes it though. I have 2 anime shows that exhibit this problem where "original" is low quality with artifacts but 720p is high quality. The most recent was a 1080p that could not be bitstreamed because it is encoded at L5.1 (chromecast is 4.0 or 4.1 and lower). Normally I would assume the low quality was due to my laptop struggling to encode 1080p in real time. However my second video is 720p and could not be bitstreamed because it is L5.1 and 10bit video. This video should have no problem being encoded at "original" setting because it is 720p, yet it shows lots of artifacting and it isn't until I set it to the manual 720p setting that I get high quality video back.

    I would very much like to see 2 things, and I will drop this off in the suggestions forum too. 1) a detail box that shows the specifications of the streams loaded from the video, and the streams being sent to the chromecast (and if it is being re-encoded or not). And 2) information on what the quality settings are, and maybe allow for a custom one.



  • @JeffMD said:

    least I am assuming it did, I got a info box screen and new graphic ads to show for it) itself to 2.15.929.0.

    I noticed immediately that the video quality of videos I played dropped with artifact smearing. The thing is, if I open the quality pullup and choose the native resolution of the video (in this case, 720), I get the high bitrate video back.

    whats the anime file? if its a torr send me the link, i will try on my system and let you know how it goes.
    PS: im not a dev.



  • I was using episode 13 of Final8 Mirai Nikki - 13 10-bit 1280x720 x264 AAC mkv cause the moving trees from inside the bus in the very first shot would cause a massive amount of pixilation when at the low bitrate. You can get it from a batch on nyaa (dot) se.

    Note: I had to edit alot of symbols out of my post. The forum failed hard and was repeating the entire post due to one of them.



  • @JeffMD cant find a healthy seed for this file. actually i cant find ANY episode from this series with a healthy seed. (FYI: I would have been notified if you had included my handle in your post or quoted me) i would have completely missed your reply had i not been wandering around this forum.


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