MKV issue. FW 1.03.35_V. Is my TV set a better media player than WDTV LIVE?!


#1

Hi. Can somebody tell me why are this MKV files not playing smoothly from my collection? Audio/Video is playing like a slideshow from LAN/USB? Should I use 3D glasses for all MKVs? … Ive tried with all fw versions, but THE ISSUE still present. 

thanks for looking.

Good Job, WD and sorry for my english.

Format                           : Matroska

File size                        : 1.35 GiB

Duration                         : 43mn 34s

Overall bit rate                 : 4 437 Kbps

Encoded date                     : UTC 2009-12-05 09:45:12

Writing application              : mkvmerge v2.9.8 (‘C’est le bon’) built on Aug 13 2009 12:49:06

Writing library                  : libebml v0.7.7 + libmatroska v0.8.1

Video

ID                               : 1

Format                           : AVC

Format/Info                      : Advanced Video Codec

Format profile                   : High@L3.1

Format settings, CABAC           : No

Format settings, ReFrames        : 2 frames

Muxing mode                      : Container profile=Unknown@3.1

Codec ID                         : V_MPEG4/ISO/AVC

Duration                         : 43mn 34s

Bit rate                         : 3 965 Kbps

Width                            : 1 280 pixels

Height                           : 720 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

Bits/(Pixel*Frame)               : 0.179

Stream size                      : 1.21 GiB (89%)

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                               : 2

Format                           : AC-3

Format/Info                      : Audio Coding 3

Mode extension                   : CM (complete main)

Codec ID                         : A_AC3

Duration                         : 43mn 34s

Bit rate mode                    : Constant

Bit rate                         : 384 Kbps

Channel(s)                       : 6 channels

Channel positions                : Front: L C R, Side: L R, LFE

Sampling rate                    : 48.0 KHz

Stream size                      : 120 MiB (9%)

Title                            : DD 5.1 384Kbps

Language                         : English

Format                           : Matroska

File size                        : 1.35 GiB

Duration                         : 43mn 34s

Overall bit rate                 : 4 437 Kbps

Encoded date                     : UTC 2009-12-05 09:45:12

Writing application              : mkvmerge v2.9.8 (‘C’est le bon’) built on Aug 13 2009 12:49:06

Writing library                  : libebml v0.7.7 + libmatroska v0.8.1

Video

ID                               : 1

Format                           : AVC

Format/Info                      : Advanced Video Codec

Format profile                   : High@L3.1

Format settings, CABAC           : No

Format settings, ReFrames        : 2 frames

Muxing mode                      : Container profile=Unknown@3.1

Codec ID                         : V_MPEG4/ISO/AVC

Duration                         : 43mn 34s

Bit rate                         : 3 965 Kbps

Width                            : 1 280 pixels

Height                           : 720 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

Bits/(Pixel*Frame)               : 0.179

Stream size                      : 1.21 GiB (89%)

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                               : 2

Format                           : AC-3

Format/Info                      : Audio Coding 3

Mode extension                   : CM (complete main)

Codec ID                         : A_AC3

Duration                         : 43mn 34s

Bit rate mode                    : Constant

Bit rate                         : 384 Kbps

Channel(s)                       : 6 channels

Channel positions                : Front: L C R, Side: L R, LFE

Sampling rate                    : 48.0 KHz

Stream size                      : 120 MiB (9%)

Title                            : DD 5.1 384Kbps

Language                         : English


#2

Welcome to the forums.

Those files look fine in terms of specs.  So you are saying that even playing off a USB local drive the picture doesn’t play smoothly, right?  Have you got the Live set for the correct video format for your country (either Pal or NTSC)?  And how are you connecting to your television – HDMI, composite or component?


#3

Well… Thanks for support but I found the solutions after days of testing. I m not a guru so…

Before starting I moved my FX laptop in bedroom to test LAN cable - all ok.

The USB from which I tested was old and slow. Bought new one and mkvs working ok.

The LAN problem.

I tested cable with a basic RJ45 cable tester and found ok. I moved the unit closer to my rooter with rooter’s original straight patch cable and all mkvs woked well with no shuttering.

Now, MY logical answer was that cable was low quality. I bought the most expensive utp 5e cable I was able to find on internet . Still not working.

Now last solution was that the lenght of cable (25meters), but as we all know max lenght for this cat is 100m.

After a day searching WHYs one internet in my bedroom, i realized that my LAN connection speed was 100Mb/sec which it should be a gigabit speed (cable which I used to connect WDlive).

Cable was patched by me :robotvery-happy: based on “same pin-color on each end” WRONG!!! WRONG!!! WRONG!!!

I tested this wiring for GBe :

white orange
orange
green
white blue
blue
white green
white brown
brown

and worked flawlessly. 

Finally the problem was that for playing 720p/1080p mkvs you need gigabit and/or “BEWARE OF CROSSTALK

I MUST ADD SOME OTHER ISSUES I HAD BEFORE … 


Obtaining IP address sometimes not working…

PCs network shares/media servers showing in 2-3 minutes. Only for WD NAS was quick:robotmad:.

NOW, surfing through network folders takes not more than  one second.

Obtaining IP each time.

I have to say…now I`m happy!

GOOD JOB WD.


I know is to much bla bla bla, but maybe is helping somebody… And once again sorry for my English.


#4

Hah!   That’s too funny, and I’m glad you figured it out.

Yes, the Pin-Order of Ethernet is VERY important!   If you “Split Pairs,” you’re going to get very poor connections.

An RJ45 connector is 8-pins.  

10 and 100 Meg ethernet only need for of the eight pins, grouped into two pairs:  1&2, 3&6.  

Gig Ethernet requires all eight pins, in four pairs.  The same as above, plus 4&5, 7&8.  

In 10/100, pairs are SINGLE DIRECTION;  in other words, 1 & 2 are Transmit, 3 & 6 are receive.

In 1000, all four pairs are full-duplex, bidirectional.   Cables have to be good for Gig to work properly!  :)