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drkstr
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Registered: ‎01-29-2013
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Problem playing some MKV's

Hello

 

I have purchased my WD TV Live yesterday and I have one problem to play MKV's.

Some of them play nice, but I have an entire folder of movies who are freezing the WDTV.

After I played one of them, the WDTV simply won't read any other file anymore and I must switch off the power on the WDTV and reboot to work again with all my other files.

I think that probably the files that doesn't work are incompatible with the WDTV or somtheing else.

The files are not corrupted, I can run them with no problems on my Macbook.

Can someone please check the log of the video to help me ?

 

Thanks !

 

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Video
ID : 1
Format : AVC
Format/Info : Advanced Video Codec
Format profile : High@L4.1
Format settings, CABAC : Yes
Format settings, ReFrames : 5 frames
Codec ID : V_MPEG4/ISO/AVC
Duration : 1h 46mn
Bit rate : 18.8 Mbps
Width : 1 920 pixels
Height : 798 pixels
Display aspect ratio : 2.40:1
Frame rate : 23.976 fps
Color space : YUV
Chroma subsampling : 4:2:0
Bit depth : 8 bits
Scan type : Progressive
Bits/(Pixel*Frame) : 0.511
Stream size : 13.9 GiB (87%)
Writing library : x264 core 128 r2M 198a7ea
Encoding settings : cabac=1 / ref=5 / deblock=1:-3:-3 / analyse=0x3:0x113 / me=umh / subme=10 / psy=1 / psy_rd=1.00:0.30 / mixed_ref=1 / me_range=64 / chroma_me=1 / trellis=2 / 8x8dct=1 / cqm=0 / deadzone=6,6 / fast_pskip=0 / chroma_qp_offset=-4 / threads=6 / lookahead_threads=1 / sliced_threads=0 / nr=0 / decimate=0 / interlaced=0 / bluray_compat=0 / constrained_intra=0 / bframes=5 / b_pyramid=2 / b_adapt=2 / b_bias=0 / direct=1 / weightb=1 / open_gop=1 / weightp=2 / keyint=250 / keyint_min=23 / scenecut=40 / intra_refresh=0 / rc_lookahead=250 / rc=crf / mbtree=1 / crf=19.0 / qcomp=0.70 / qpmin=0 / qpmax=69 / qpstep=4 / vbv_maxrate=50000 / vbv_bufsize=50000 / crf_max=0.0 / nal_hrd=none / ip_ratio=1.40 / aq=2:0.70
Language : English

Audio #1
ID : 2
Format : DTS
Format/Info : Digital Theater Systems
Codec ID : A_DTS
Duration : 1h 46mn
Bit rate mode : Constant
Bit rate : 754 Kbps
Channel(s) : 6 channels
Channel positions : Front: L C R, Side: L R, LFE
Sampling rate : 48.0 KHz
Bit depth : 24 bits
Compression mode : Lossy
Stream size : 573 MiB (4%)
Title : DTS, French, 5.1 channels, 24 bits, 768kbps, 48kHz
Language : French

Audio #2
ID : 3
Format : DTS
Format/Info : Digital Theater Systems
Format profile : MA / Core
Codec ID : A_DTS
Duration : 1h 46mn
Bit rate mode : Variable
Bit rate : 1 576 Kbps / 1 510 Kbps
Channel(s) : 6 channels
Channel positions : Front: L C R, Side: L R, LFE
Sampling rate : 48.0 KHz
Bit depth : 24 bits
Compression mode : Lossless / Lossy
Title : DTS Master Audio, English, 5.1 channels, 24 bits, 48kHz
Language : English

Text #1
ID : 4
Format : UTF-8
Codec ID : S_TEXT/UTF8
Codec ID/Info : UTF-8 Plain Text
Title : Franτais ForcΘs
Language : French

Text #2
ID : 5
Format : UTF-8
Codec ID : S_TEXT/UTF8
Codec ID/Info : UTF-8 Plain Text
Title : Franτais Complets
Language : French

 

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Techflaws
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Registered: ‎02-22-2010
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Re: Problem playing some MKV's

It's a well known (any annoying) bug that playback of one meessed up file results in all following proper files not being played unless a power-cycle is done. On first glance, your file seems to be within specs and should be played back, what I found curious however was this

 

Title : Franτais ForcΘs

 

Remux the file replacing these, maybe they're confusing the SMP.

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drkstr
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Re: Problem playing some MKV's

Hi

 

Thanks for your response.

I tried another solution, I transferred the movie in question on a USB stick (new Corsair Flash Voyager 3.0) and playback is no problem.

Do you think that my problems were due to my external hard drive?

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Re: Problem playing some MKV's

It's possible. You could create a MD5 hash for the file on the stick, copy it over to the HDD and see if they are identical. Then you could try to "repair" the HDD in windows and try again if playback works from there. Or skip all this and just use the stick :smileywink:

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