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Juzzman
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Help on MP4 not playing sound for newbie

I have a file, which I have included the media info below:

From looking at other posts, its because I have the sound in AAC ( I think).

What I would really hope, is that someone could tell me what I could use to remux the file with the sound format changed so my WD TV Live can play the sound.

I was given this file so I am not sure what program created it.

 

thanks,

Justin

 

General
Complete name                    : G:\Movies\Action\Fight Club.mp4
Format                           : MPEG-4
Format profile                   : Base Media
Codec ID                         : isom
File size                        : 1.55 GiB
Duration                         : 2h 19mn
Overall bit rate                 : 1 599 Kbps
Encoded date                     : UTC 2009-12-02 12:54:34
Tagged date                      : UTC 2009-12-02 12:54:34

Video
ID                               : 1
Format                           : AVC
Format/Info                      : Advanced Video Codec
Format profile                   : High@L4.0
Format settings, CABAC           : Yes
Format settings, ReFrames        : 3 frames
Codec ID                         : avc1
Codec ID/Info                    : Advanced Video Coding
Duration                         : 2h 19mn
Bit rate mode                    : Variable
Bit rate                         : 1 280 Kbps
Maximum bit rate                 : 25.0 Mbps
Width                            : 1 920 pixels
Height                           : 800 pixels
Display aspect ratio             : 2.40:1
Frame rate mode                  : Constant
Frame rate                       : 23.976 fps
Color space                      : YUV
Chroma subsampling               : 4:2:0
Bit depth                        : 8 bits
Scan type                        : Progressive
Bits/(Pixel*Frame)               : 0.035
Stream size                      : 1.24 GiB (80%)
Title                            : Fight Club 1999 10th Anniversary 1080p BluRay x264 DTS-WiKi
Writing library                  : x264 core 77 r1292kGIT e381f6d
Encoding settings                : cabac=1 / ref=3 / deblock=1:0:0 / analyse=0x3:0x133 / me=umh / subme=7 / psy=1 / psy_rd=1.0:0.0 / mixed_ref=1 / me_range=16 / chroma_me=1 / trellis=1 / 8x8dct=1 / cqm=0 / deadzone=21,11 / chroma_qp_offset=-2 / threads=6 / nr=0 / decimate=1 / mbaff=0 / constrained_intra=0 / bframes=3 / b_pyramid=0 / b_adapt=1 / b_bias=0 / direct=3 / wpredb=1 / keyint=240 / keyint_min=24 / scenecut=40 / rc_lookahead=40 / rc=2pass / mbtree=1 / bitrate=1280 / ratetol=1.0 / qcomp=0.60 / qpmin=10 / qpmax=51 / qpstep=4 / cplxblur=20.0 / qblur=0.5 / vbv_maxrate=25000 / vbv_bufsize=25000 / ip_ratio=1.40 / aq=1:1.00
Encoded date                     : UTC 2009-12-02 12:54:34
Tagged date                      : UTC 2009-12-02 12:56:19

Audio
ID                               : 2
Format                           : AAC
Format/Info                      : Advanced Audio Codec
Format version                   : Version 4
Format profile                   : LC
Codec ID                         : 40
Duration                         : 2h 19mn
Bit rate mode                    : Variable
Bit rate                         : 317 Kbps
Maximum bit rate                 : 335 Kbps
Channel(s)                       : 6 channels
Channel positions                : Front: L C R, Side: L R, LFE
Sampling rate                    : 48.0 KHz
Compression mode                 : Lossy
Stream size                      : 316 MiB (20%)
Encoded date                     : UTC 2009-12-02 12:55:59
Tagged date                      : UTC 2009-12-02 12:56:19



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PixelPower
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Registered: ‎01-01-2010
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Re: Help on MP4 not playing sound for newbie

Welcome to the forum!

 

Yep, AAC 5.1 is pretty much useless on the Live players.

 

To get it playing, and have surround sound, try the following:

 

 

  1. Get MKVtoolnix from here.  You want a version prior to 4.1.0 for simplicity (i.e. 4.0.0 or lower)
  2. Using MKVmerge GUI (part of MKVtoolnix), convert ("remux") the MP4 to an MKV.
  3. Get Popcorn MKV Audio Converter from here.
  4. Convert the MKV you created above from AAC 5.1 to AC-3 audio.
  5. Play the new MKV it creates!

 

Grant
WD TV Live SMP :: WD TV Live Hub :: WD Livewire :: WD MyBookLive 1TB
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Juzzman
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Registered: ‎12-02-2010
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Re: Help on MP4 not playing sound for newbie

wow! thanks for the quick response. I will give your suggestion a go tonight when I am home. Thanks again:smileyhappy:

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