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MikeF
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Registered: ‎03-21-2011
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Re: Problems after any firmware upgrade

But wouldn't a "nightly" just be a current 0.9.6 tweak with no fix to the WD live SMP? There is no problem with my WD TV Live and the problem seems to be specific to the SMP. The issue does not seem to get any mention on the Handbrake forum. I also don't know if it is on the WD fix it agenda.

 

Given the amount of time to encode even with a fast PC I'm sticking with Handbrake 0.9.5 until the issue gets a higher profile.

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pc123
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Re: Problems after any firmware upgrade

I have the same situation with MKV files.  I tried all kind of differnet encoding combinations in Handbrake 0.9.6 but I still couldn't create an MKV that would play all the way through on the WD-SMP without freezing up.

I dropped back to Handbrake 0.9.5 and all is well again.

I don't know whether it is Handbrake or WD that is causing the incompatability, but at least 0.9.5 works.

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Radeon89
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Re: Problems after any firmware upgrade

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Also the latest Nightly Build is "affected". Same issue.

If you search in the handbrake forum you will find a topic on this "issue" (I found it yesterday).

The "solution" for me is to do a final pass with mkvmerge because it solves it, for my point of view this issue could be correlated to the header compression. I don't see any other thing that could be because the issue go away with just this "trick" (mkvmerge).

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MikeF
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Re: Problems after any firmware upgrade

As I said earlier the tip another member gave about mkvmerge seems to solve the "freezing" issue. However, on some movies I  find a less common glitch. A movie sound track will keep playing but the video will flip back to the movie start menu. "Resume" will bring the video back in.This will happen even if the MKV has been passed through mkvmerge.

I only experience these two problems with Handbrake 0.9.6.

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Radeon89
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Re: Problems after any firmware upgrade

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Sincerely I don't fully understand, help me to understand, what do you mean with "movie start menu" ? From my acknowledge the mkv format doesn't permit a menu.

Maybe you wanted to say that the WDTV SMP stops the reproduction and brings you to the folder where the mkv file is contained?

 

In addition, could you please tell me the movies where you got this glitch, I would like to investigate on this. 

 

EDIT: Did you have disable the header compression in mkvmerge?

 

Thanks 

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MikeF
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Re: Problems after any firmware upgrade

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@Radeon89

You say

"Maybe you wanted to say that the WDTV SMP stops the reproduction and brings you to the folder where the mkv file is contained?"

I thought that was basically what I said except the audio keeps playing.

I cannot recall the movie.

However, you raise an interesting issue regarding header compression. I have found out that after mkvToolnix V4.2.0

header compression is on by default and you need to manually set it to off. The space savings with header compression appear to be minimal anyway.  I would have thought header compression "off "was a more sensible default - anyway that's the way it is.

It may be that WD TV Live SMP does not properly support header compression. This may explain the second error we are talking about.

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Techflaws
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Re: Problems after any firmware upgrade

Header compression has been fixed several firmwares ago, I still turn it off though.

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MikeF
Posts: 47
Registered: ‎03-21-2011
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Re: Problems after any firmware upgrade

I'm guessing quite a few WD TV Live SMP users are using Handbrake.

Is their any update on the Handbrake V0.9.6 incompatability issue?

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