Streaming with Android XIBO player

Hi friends,

This is my first topic, I have been testing for several days Android Xibo solution and I’m very happy with it. But I have a problem with streaming and I need your help.

I’m testing with version 1.7.7 playing back a streaming sourced on a TVgateway (DVB-T to IP). I have played his streams with VLC in XIBO but I can’t with Xibo player.
Streaming addrees is rtsp:// and I can play without problems in my laptop too. You can see streaming details in this screenshot

But I can’t play this streaming with Xibo player (local video zone)

I have tested play through uPNP prtocol the same channel (local video zone) with the following address and it works but in 4:3 (in my laptot I see orriginal aspect ratio 16:9). You can see streaming details in the following screenshot

I can’t find differences between both streamings (codecs, resolution…) and I don’t understand why one is played and another no.

Can you help me, please?

Thankns in advance for your help.

Best regards


The video playback is entirely down to the device you’re using and Android’s ability to play that content. All Xibo for Android does is ask the device to play a stream at the address you give.

DVB signals are infact transmitted in 4:3 aspect ratio, and then stretched. You can see in your video feed properties that the feed resolution is 720x576 which is 4:3 aspect ratio. VLC stretches the image for you. You would need to have VLC transcode the video stream so that it is actually a 16:9 aspect ratio for it to be shown correctly.

Thanks Alex,

I understand your explanation for 4:3 and 19:9 differences :slight_smile:

Main issue for our project now is know why one of them (Enjoy TV Android box) can play MPEG2 rtsp stream and other (Minix z64) can’t. I think it is depending on his native internal player, but I’m not sure how I can confirm it.

Can you help me?

Best regards