Movies not playing smoothly that work fine on my computer

I’ve been using the Hub for a month or so and it’s awesome overall, BUT there’s a BIG problem. A number of the movies I’ve loaded onto the Hub don’t play smoothly. It’s like a constant jittering, which obviously ruins most movies, action movies especially. The same videos though move completely fine on my macbook.

I have no idea why this is happening but it’s making me question ever having bought the device, cuz it’s happening with dozens of videos. If it matters, all the videos are stored right on the Hub (I don’t even own a separate external hard drive).

ANY suggestions would be VERY appreciated!!!

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What is the network between the computer and the hub? What kind of transfer speeds do you see when transferring between them?

Post the MediaInfo output for one of the stuttering videos:

http://mediainfo.sourceforge.net/

I usually don’t transfer using the network. Usually I download the movies onto my mac then put them onto a usb stick then tranfer them from the stick onto the hub.

Here’s my video info output as mediainfo displays it for one of the movie files (thanks for the link btw).

Also, to clarify, I’m playing right off the Hub hard drive so I don’t think the network has anything to do with it. And I know the file is kind of small for a movie file, but frame rate-wise it plays fine on the mac, but like a lot of my other files it’s not progressing right on the hub.

GENERAL:

avi: 526 MiB, 1h 23mn

1 video stream: MPEG-4

Visual (Xvid)

1 Audio stream: MPEG audio (MP3)

Writing application: MEncoder

Sherpya-SVN-r26446-4.2.3

writing library: MPlayer

VIDEO:

748 Kbps, 320*240 (4:3), at 25.000 fps, MPEG-4 Visual (Xvid) (Simple@L3)

Try enable autoframe option in video settings or set 1080p50 videomode for this file.

for smooth playback of video frequency should be equal to or a multiple of the FPS.

exception - 24fps content will be smooth playback by 1080p60 or 720p60 because it will work 3:2 pulldown.

the best way for maximum smooth playback for any files - used autoframe option

I’d like to change those video settings you mentioned but I can’t figure out how. I’ve flipped through the various settings and can’t find any of what you described.You are talking about settings on the Hub right?

If you could send me a step by step description that’d be excellent.

Sorry, I’m not great with electronics.

Home (main menu) --> Setup -> Audio/Video Output --> Video Output --> HDMI --> Auto --> Auto --> Match video framerate --> On –> ok

Thanks again, I tried your suggestion but it made no difference. Anyone else have any ideas.

I don’t understand why certain video files are playing smoother on my tv through my mac then they do when I load them onto the hub then play them. This is really frustrating.

What software do you make your encodes with?

what  firmware version is on your player?

try

Home (main menu) --> Setup -> Audio/Video Output --> Video Output --> HDMI --> 1080p 50hz --> Auto --> ok

for problem file

Houseofjanzen wrote:

 

Here’s my video info output as mediainfo displays it for one of the movie files (thanks for the link btw).

 

GENERAL:

avi: 526 MiB, 1h 23mn

1 video stream: MPEG-4

Visual (Xvid)

1 Audio stream: MPEG audio (MP3)

Writing application: MEncoder

Sherpya-SVN-r26446-4.2.3

writing library: MPlayer

 

VIDEO:

748 Kbps, 320*240 (4:3), at 25.000 fps, MPEG-4 Visual (Xvid) (Simple@L3)

We need to see the full text output.  There should be more detailed information than that.

If you’re viewing on a PC, there is a guide here:

http://www.networkedmediatank.com/wiki/index.php/How-To_find_Video_file_Info_and_What_to_look_for%3F

If you’re viewing on a Mac, press Export and Save Text Report, then copy-paste the contents here. 

Here’s the answers to your questions everybody, and thanks again for all your help:

  1. I don’t encode my own software. I just download the files from the net, put them on usb stick, and transfer them onto the hub. Only common denominators I’ve found for this files that are jittering is that they’re all avi files that are 1000mb or smaller. But that still doesn’t explain why the framerate works fine on my Mac but not the hub.

  2. Firmware on my hub is currently fully up to date.

  3. I redid the scan with that program. Here’s all the info it gave me in text format:

Bit rate                         : 748 Kbps
Width                            : 320 pixels
Height                           : 240 pixels
Display aspect ratio             : 4:3
Frame rate                       : 25.000 fps
Color space                      : YUV
Chroma subsampling               : 4:2:0
Bit depth                        : 8 bits
Scan type                        : Progressive
Compression mode                 : Lossy
Bits/(Pixel*Frame)               : 0.390
Stream size                      : 446 MiB (85%)
Writing library                  : XviD 1.1.2 (UTC 2006-11-01)

Audio
ID                               : 1
Format                           : MPEG Audio
Format version                   : Version 1
Format profile                   : Layer 3
Mode                             : Joint stereo
Mode extension                   : MS Stereo
Codec ID                         : 55
Codec ID/Hint                    : MP3
Duration                         : 1h 23mn
Bit rate mode                    : Variable
Bit rate                         : 121 Kbps
Channel(s)                       : 2 channels
Sampling rate                    : 44.1 KHz
Compression mode                 : Lossy
Stream size                      : 72.1 MiB (14%)
Alignment                        : Aligned on interleaves
Interleave, duration             : 26 ms (0.65 video frame)
Interleave, preload duration     : 548 ms

Oh yeah, and I also already tried the 1080p 50hz setting, didn’t make any difference :frowning:

Anyone have any more ideas? Am I just screwed here? :frowning:

you can try put file to mkv container with mkvmergegui program from MKVToolnix

sometimes it helps with problem files

  Houseofjanzen your mediainfo report is not full

full report should look like

General
Complete name                    : D:\test.avi
Format                           : AVI
Format/Info                      : Audio Video Interleave
File size                        : 7.97 MiB
Duration                         : 1mn 8s
Overall bit rate                 : 972 Kbps
Writing application              : Nandub v1.0rc2
Writing library                  : Nandub build 1852/release

Video
ID                               : 0
Format                           : MPEG-4 Visual
Format profile                   : Advanced Simple@L5
Format settings, BVOP            : 2
Format settings, QPel            : No
Format settings, GMC             : No warppoints
Format settings, Matrix          : Default (H.263)
Muxing mode                      : Packed bitstream
Codec ID                         : XVID
Codec ID/Hint                    : XviD
Duration                         : 1mn 8s
Bit rate                         : 828 Kbps
Width                            : 512 pixels
Height                           : 288 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
Compression mode                 : Lossy
Bits/(Pixel*Frame)               : 0.234
Stream size                      : 6.79 MiB (85%)
Writing library                  : XviD 1.2.1 (UTC 2008-12-04)

Audio
ID                               : 1
Format                           : MPEG Audio
Format version                   : Version 1
Format profile                   : Layer 3
Mode                             : Joint stereo
Mode extension                   : MS Stereo
Codec ID                         : 55
Codec ID/Hint                    : MP3
Duration                         : 1mn 8s
Bit rate mode                    : Variable
Bit rate                         : 128 Kbps
Channel(s)                       : 2 channels
Sampling rate                    : 48.0 KHz
Compression mode                 : Lossy
Stream size                      : 1.07 MiB (13%)
Alignment                        : Aligned on interleaves
Interleave, duration             : 24 ms (0.58 video frame)
Interleave, preload duration     : 479 ms

it is also possible that you have Format settings, GMC  >0

it is problem for hardware player

"it is also possible that you have Format settings, GMC  >0

it is problem for hardware player"

Sorry, I have no idea what this means, let alone what to do about it.

your mediainfo report is not full

need a full mediainfo report

you posted link

http://www.networkedmediatank.com/wiki/index.php/How-To_find_Video_file_Info_and_What_to_look_for%3F

there is a _ QMC/QPEL _ section description

so I know exactly that MAC mediainfo report have this section

but this section is not in your report