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messo
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Re: mkv freezing

Having done more testing it seems as if it is an issue with encoding.

 

Rips work fine but encodes freeze after a short time. I use handbreak to encode the mkv, setting very high and ac3 passthru.

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user08152
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Re: mkv freezing

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confirming this issue as well...

 

handbrake 0.9.6  - using normal profile, downscaling 1080p to 720p, audio passthru

 

any ideas what could be causing this? (the advanced tab has a lot of settings I don't have a clue about :smileywink:)

 

btw: the files are playing fine on the PC...

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messo
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Re: mkv freezing

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tried rolling back the firmware to 1.04.12 but couldnt get it to work, not sure if it would of helped anyway! I really dont want to re encode using an older version of handbrake.

 

I am still in my 30 days return for this item, and am thinking about sending it back, would one of the other WDTV products be better? the hub maybe?

 

can also confirm the encodes play fine on pc, and it is at the change in chapter it freezes

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user08152
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Re: mkv freezing

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update: remuxed a problematic file with mkvMerge and....it plays fine now!

(I deleted all chapter information)

 

strangely enough it only happens sometimes. Other files with chapters play fine...

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TonyPh12345
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Re: mkv freezing

Chapters probably weren't the problem.  It was probably just a badly muxed file.

 

Most of the time, just muxing in->out without changing any options is all that's needed.

 

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user08152
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Re: mkv freezing

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possible, but I transcoded it several times - freezing on the same spot.

 

deleted chapters: it plays fine.

 

it's worth a try - remuxing is done in 3 minutes.

 

edit:

new problem: mkvmerge produces playable but somehow corrupt files...sigh...

 

 

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messo
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Re: mkv freezing


user08152 wrote:

possible, but I transcoded it several times - freezing on the same spot.

 

deleted chapters: it plays fine.

 

it's worth a try - remuxing is done in 3 minutes.

 

edit:

new problem: mkvmerge produces playable but somehow corrupt files...sigh...

 

 


corrupts the files nooooooooooooo, seems to work a treat?

 

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user08152
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Re: mkv freezing

the files are playing fine on the wdtv now, but in windows they're corrupt (although playable): no preview thumbnail, cannot rename or delete them...unlocker does the job but it's painful.

 

are there any other free tools available to remove the chapters and create a new mkv? (without transcoding)

 

best solution seems to be having a file without chapters to begin with :smileywink:

 


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JoeySmyth
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Re: mkv freezing

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are there any other free tools available to remove the chapters and create a new mkv? (without transcoding)

 

MKVtoolnix

http://www.videohelp.com/tools/MKVtoolnix

 

Use MKVExtractGUI2.exe  to extract,  and then mmg.exe to merge.

 


 


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user08152
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Re: mkv freezing

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that's what I used actually...hm...

 

I created a new mkv straight from mkvMergeGUI ...with aforementioned results...maybe I should try your 2-step-process?!

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