(Not sure if this is the best place to raise this … but here goes …)
The “Deinterlace method” “Auto Select” seems to be making a poor choice for 1080i HDTV (for example WCBS from New York) in Kodi 17 running on a Raspberry Pi 2.
In Kodi 16, “Video - Settings” I had “Deinterlace Video - Auto” and “Deinterlace method - Auto Select” and whatever it picked, it seemed to be OK. (Not certain where to look to see what it was actually using for Deinterlace method)
In Kodi 17, these two settings seem to have been combined into a single option. When I set “Deinterlace method - Auto Select”, for HD channels broadcasting in 1080i there is a very noticeable “stutter”. About every 1-2 seconds there appears that the picture freezes for a few frames (2-4 frames?). The Deinterlace method selected is shown as “adv(x2)” (as seen in “Player process info” by pressing “O”).
When I select the method “MMAL - Advanced” in Kodi 16, the same “stutter” is seen, so it would appear that the actual Deinterlace processing hasn’t actually changed, but the selection of a method has.
I’m a little surprised that I can’t find anyone else complaining about this. Is it just me? can anyone confirm that the method selection for a Raspberry Pi has changed?
And as a workaround, what Deinterlace method should I select manually? What are the advantages/disadvantages of MMAL - Bob vs MMAL Advanced (half)?
(Here is a log, if it helps)