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Android box issue

Been using Kodi for a while on an M8SII with no problems. Lately when trying to stream content on exodus or salts the streams take forever to buffer, almost not buffering at all. Meanwhile I can stream on my PC and tablet fine. Any thoughts why this would be happening? I've reset the router, modem, and unplugged the device all to no avail.
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Kodi cache might be full
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Leonidas wrote:
Mar 17th, 2017 7:57 pm
Kodi cache might be full
Cleared cache. Same issue :(
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All addons ?
If so uninstall kodi and reinstall
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Leonidas wrote:
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All addons ?
If so uninstall kodi and reinstall
I just cleared cache of Kodi by going to my android apps and clearing cache. Is there another way?
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You could try installing Echo wizard and running the various maintenance tools. Also in Exodus tools there is a clear cache.
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I've been using the boomshakalaka build by dimitrology, it auto cleans at startup... So far so good...
I started having the same issues with a couple of 2g/16g s905 boxes, I have to clear cache every use... I think the internal memory is getting worn out... Maybe the zero cache setting was a bad idea!
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ktokes12 wrote:
Mar 17th, 2017 9:15 pm
You could try installing Echo wizard and running the various maintenance tools. Also in Exodus tools there is a clear cache.
Still persists. I'm thinking that maybe a fresh install will help.
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Uninstall and reinstall
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Mar 18th, 2017 12:17 pm
I've been using the boomshakalaka build by dimitrology, it auto cleans at startup... So far so good...
I started having the same issues with a couple of 2g/16g s905 boxes, I have to clear cache every use... I think the internal memory is getting worn out... Maybe the zero cache setting was a bad idea!
Is it a known problem with these boxes
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there is a memory leak at the kernel level(not sure its full extent) for s9xx amlogic . You have no choice but to hard reboot it every so often. Less often if its 2gb than the 1gb versions. You want to see it? load up a big enough library and scrape it . It was doubly worse a while ago on early jarvis builds which had a gpu related mem leak in kodi on its own.

But its still there for all current 32bit builds linux or android.It was suppose ably fixed in a beta 64bit linux build for amlogic thanks to some contributing efforts by rpi's guru of a kodi dev "popcornmix".
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lead wrote:
Mar 18th, 2017 8:26 pm
there is a memory leak for s9xx amlogic. You have no choice but to hard reboot it every other day. Less often if its 2gb than the 1gb versions. You want to see it? load up a big enough library and you can crash it.

It was suppose ably fixed in the 64bit linux builds for amlogic thanks to some contributing efforts by rpi's guru of a kodi dev "popcornmix".
Good to know. What are alternatives to the s905?
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Typhoonz wrote:
Mar 18th, 2017 8:31 pm
Good to know. What are alternatives to the s905?
it effects the s905/x and s912. Reports are it doesn't effect other chipsets that run kodi latest and have proper firmware support by brand.Last I read it was believed to be a mem leak at the current kernel level for amlogic s9xx. Its only really a pain on cheap boxes with broken uboots. They can't power off properly with cec or remote etc so a hard reboot is the only way to purge memory.
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Just tried booksnakala. Way too bloated for my liking. Any other good builds?
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Mar 18th, 2017 10:14 pm
Just tried booksnakala. Way too bloated for my liking. Any other good builds?
Having same problems...try durex build

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