Another mkv file I can't play...specific audio problems?


#1

hey guys, sorry for posting another one of these:

Extra info: It seems to be tied to the audio. I remuxed it to the bare bones and kept adding things until it stopped working, and every time, it fails at the audio step. I also am completely up to date with firmwares as of March 2011.

General
Unique ID                        : 226147263332229276947410300239787778174 (0xAA2260EDD9284491BDB29FE0CC3AE07E)
Complete name                    : S:[Coalgirls]_Evangelion_2.22_You_Can_(Not)_Advance_(1920x1080_Blu-Ray_FLAC)_[D8704972].mkv
Format                           : Matroska
File size                        : 12.5 GiB
Duration                         : 1h 52mn
Overall bit rate                 : 16.0 Mbps
Movie name                       : Evangelion 2.22 You Can (Not) Advance
Encoded date                     : UTC 2010-06-03 22:08:56
Writing application              : mkvmerge v3.4.0 (‘Rapunzel’) built on May 15 2010 09:38:20
Writing library                  : libebml v0.8.0 + libmatroska v0.9.0
Cover                            : Yes / Yes / Yes / Yes / Yes / Yes / Yes / Yes / Yes / Yes / Yes / Yes / Yes / Yes / Yes / Yes / Yes / Yes / Yes / Yes / Yes

Video
ID                               : 1
Format                           : AVC
Format/Info                      : Advanced Video Codec
Format profile                   : High@L5.0
Format settings, CABAC           : Yes
Format settings, ReFrames        : 8 frames
Format settings, GOP             : N=1
Codec ID                         : V_MPEG4/ISO/AVC
Duration                         : 1h 52mn
Width                            : 1 920 pixels
Height                           : 1 080 pixels
Display aspect ratio             : 16:9
Frame rate                       : 23.976 fps
Color space                      : YUV
Chroma subsampling               : 4:2:0
Bit depth                        : 8 bits
Scan type                        : Progressive
Title                            : Evangelion 2.22 You Can (Not) Advance
Writing library                  : x264 core 96 r1613 81e75e9
Encoding settings                : cabac=1 / ref=8 / deblock=1:0:0 / analyse=0x3:0x133 / me=umh / subme=9 / psy=1 / psy_rd=0.80:0.20 / mixed_ref=1 / me_range=24 / chroma_me=1 / trellis=2 / 8x8dct=1 / cqm=0 / deadzone=21,11 / fast_pskip=1 / chroma_qp_offset=-3 / threads=12 / sliced_threads=0 / nr=0 / decimate=1 / interlaced=0 / constrained_intra=0 / bframes=8 / b_pyramid=2 / b_adapt=2 / b_bias=0 / direct=3 / weightb=1 / weightp=2 / keyint=250 / keyint_min=25 / scenecut=40 / intra_refresh=0 / rc_lookahead=40 / rc=crf / mbtree=1 / crf=14.0 / qcomp=0.60 / qpmin=10 / qpmax=51 / qpstep=4 / ip_ratio=1.40 / aq=1:1.00

Audio
ID                               : 2
Format                           : FLAC
Format/Info                      : Free Lossless Audio Codec
Codec ID                         : A_FLAC
Duration                         : 1h 52mn
Bit rate mode                    : Variable
Channel(s)                       : 7 channels
Sampling rate                    : 48.0 KHz
Bit depth                        : 16 bits
Title                            : 5.1 FLAC
Writing library                  : libFLAC 1.2.1 (UTC 2007-09-17)
Language                         : Japanese

Text #1
ID                               : 3
Format                           : **bleep**
Codec ID                         : S_TEXT/**bleep**
Codec ID/Info                    : Advanced Sub Station Alpha
Compression mode                 : Lossless
Title                            : Americanized English
Language                         : English

Text #2
ID                               : 4
Format                           : **bleep**
Codec ID                         : S_TEXT/**bleep**
Codec ID/Info                    : Advanced Sub Station Alpha
Compression mode                 : Lossless
Title                            : Unamericanized English
Language                         : English

Text #3
ID                               : 5
Format                           : **bleep**
Codec ID                         : S_TEXT/**bleep**
Codec ID/Info                    : Advanced Sub Station Alpha
Compression mode                 : Lossless
Title                            : Americanized English - Karaoke
Language                         : English

Menu
00:00:00.000                     : en:00:00:00.000
00:00:13.013                     : en:00:00:13.013
00:00:18.018                     : en:00:00:18.018
00:00:25.025                     : en:00:00:25.025
00:02:23.393                     : en:00:02:23.393
00:05:47.889                     : en:00:05:47.889
00:08:37.100                     : en:00:08:37.100
00:09:35.575                     : en:00:09:35.575
00:11:31.566                     : en:00:11:31.566
00:14:49.013                     : en:00:14:49.013
00:15:48.865                     : en:00:15:48.865
00:17:08.653                     : en:00:17:08.653
00:18:46.667                     : en:00:18:46.667
00:21:20.112                     : en:00:21:20.112
00:23:35.247                     : en:00:23:35.247
00:26:35.928                     : en:00:26:35.928
00:28:07.644                     : en:00:28:07.644
00:31:06.031                     : en:00:31:06.031
00:32:50.635                     : en:00:32:50.635
00:35:11.359                     : en:00:35:11.359
00:39:29.659                     : en:00:39:29.659
00:41:03.586                     : en:00:41:03.586
00:44:25.454                     : en:00:44:25.454
00:48:59.854                     : en:00:48:59.854
00:50:57.346                     : en:00:50:57.346
00:53:12.773                     : en:00:53:12.773
00:58:22.499                     : en:00:58:22.499
01:00:29.876                     : en:01:00:29.876
01:01:07.581                     : en:01:01:07.581
01:06:17.682                     : en:01:06:17.682
01:08:19.971                     : en:01:08:19.971
01:10:44.157                     : en:01:10:44.157
01:11:35.249                     : en:01:11:35.249
01:14:16.577                     : en:01:14:16.577
01:25:24.244                     : en:01:25:24.244
01:27:41.631                     : en:01:27:41.631
01:29:45.380                     : en:01:29:45.380
01:34:47.473                     : en:01:34:47.473
01:36:57.645                     : en:01:36:57.645
01:38:52.844                     : en:01:38:52.844
01:41:15.194                     : en:01:41:15.194
01:45:56.058                     : en:01:45:56.058
01:51:34.688                     : en:01:51:34.688


#2

Try using an audio codec other than multi-channel FLAC.


#3

I experienced similar prblems playing some MKV files as well - blank screen in player, or player appeared to play the movie but no picture and/or no sound, or sometimes sound worked but not picture.  After searching the web for a solution, I came across the issue of ‘compression’ in the headers of the MKV file that might causing these problems. 

The solution I use is to use ‘mkvmerge GUI’  program (simple and free download, search for it, v4.5.0), and open the suspect MKV file into the program, go to the ‘Extra Options’ tab, and under the ‘Compression’ option, select ‘none’.  Do this for each ‘Track, chapters, and tags’ entry that appears on the list.  Click the ‘Start muxing’ buttion.  Takes only a few minutes.  The program will copy and rename the a new MKV file to the same folder, keeping the original MKV file intact.  This solution works for me every time (so far).  Good luck!


#4

Header compression issues were fixed a long time ago. That would no longer be an issue.