Issues playing Quick Time encoded HD 720p Files


#1

Hi,

I get the an unsupported error/msg when i try to play QT HD 720p encoded file.

WDTVLive Firmware is 1.01.24

Mediainfo out put is as below;

General
Complete name                    : C:\movie.avi
Format                           : MPEG-4
Format profile                   : QuickTime
Codec ID                         : qt  
File size                        : 337 MiB
Duration                         : 13mn 52s
Overall bit rate                 : 3 395 Kbps
Encoded date                     : UTC 2008-06-15 08:13:57
Tagged date                      : UTC 2008-06-15 08:14:31
Writing library                  : Apple QuickTime
Media/UUID                       : EEE7D79B-C98B-460E-8639-2B283D88F3E1

Video
ID                               : 1
Format                           : AVC
Format/Info                      : Advanced Video Codec
Format profile                   : Main@L3.1
Format settings, CABAC           : No
Format settings, ReFrames        : 2 frames
Codec ID                         : avc1
Codec ID/Info                    : Advanced Video Coding
Duration                         : 13mn 52s
Duration_LastFrame               : 133ms
Bit rate mode                    : Variable
Bit rate                         : 3 234 Kbps
Width                            : 1 280 pixels
Height                           : 720 pixels
Display aspect ratio             : 16:9
Frame rate mode                  : Constant
Frame rate                       : 29.970 fps
Color space                      : YUV
Chroma subsampling               : 4:2:0
Bit depth                        : 8 bits
Scan type                        : Progressive
Bits/(Pixel*Frame)               : 0.117
Stream size                      : 321 MiB (95%)
Language                         : English
Encoded date                     : UTC 2008-06-15 08:13:55
Tagged date                      : UTC 2008-06-15 08:14:31
Color primaries                  : BT.709-5, BT.1361, IEC 61966-2-4, SMPTE RP177
Transfer characteristics         : BT.709-5, BT.1361
Matrix coefficients              : BT.709-5, BT.1361, IEC 61966-2-4 709, SMPTE RP177

Audio
ID                               : 3
Format                           : AAC
Format/Info                      : Advanced Audio Codec
Format version                   : Version 4
Format profile                   : LC
Format settings, SBR             : No
Codec ID                         : 40
Duration                         : 13mn 52s
Bit rate mode                    : Constant
Bit rate                         : 155 Kbps
Nominal bit rate                 : 192 Kbps
Channel(s)                       : 2 channels
Channel positions                : Front: L R
Sampling rate                    : 48.0 KHz
Stream size                      : 15.4 MiB (5%)
Language                         : English
Encoded date                     : UTC 2008-06-15 08:13:55
Tagged date                      : UTC 2008-06-15 08:14:31

Menu
ID                               : 2
Language                         : English
Encoded date                     : UTC 2008-06-15 08:13:55
Tagged date                      : UTC 2008-06-15 08:14:31
Bit rate mode                    : CBR


#2

There’s something wonky there – it’s a QT file but in an AVI container?  That just isn’t right.

Try changing the extenstion to MP4 and see if it will play then.  (It still might not – looks incorrectly mastered.  What did you use to make it?)


#3

I agree with Mike; that file is more than a little bit weird!

Try dropping it into MKVmerge GUI.  Should output a functional MKV file (the codecs used look fine… just a bit rare within an AVI).

I’m also wondering about the Color Space: YUV declaration in the video codec info…  but see if turning it into an MKV helps!  


#4

Hi,

I downloaded the files from the net so I dont know what was used to encode.

I will try the suggested options and give feedback.

Thanks!


#5

Unfortunately there is a lot of ■■■■ out there on the internet.  Best not to rely (or at least worry about) those files you download, and stick to ones you create or buy yourself.