WD LIVE and WD Elements 2TB problem on play MKV files (infinite wait before start)


#1

Hi,

my WDTV LIVE don’t work fine with my WD Essential 2TB WDBAAU.

It is recognised, I can navigate thru the directory and see the thumbnails of the MKV movie, but when I try to play them

the initial rotating circle before play continue to rotate infinite.

This is the same with firmware 1.02.21 and with the 1.03.35 beta

A strange think: sometime it works for the first movie I start to play, then if I change to another movie, the proble m immediatly start.

Note: the WD 2TB HDD is fully working with Windows 7 PC, for writing and plying the same movie.

Thanks to all


#2

Welcome to the forums.

Post the MediaInfo for one of your MKV files that has this problem.


#3

hi mkelley,

thanks for the reply,

 I think this is not a MKV container problem, because the WDTV LIVE make the same with all the 20 mkv movie on the WD 2TB drive.

Here is the medianfo of one mkv from the HDD:

MOVIE

General
Complete name                    : K:[HD MOVIE 9]\From Paris with Love [BD 1080p AC3 IT-EN-FR SUB IT-EN-FR] .mkv
Format                           : Matroska
File size                        : 13.5 GiB
Duration                         : 1h 32mn
Overall bit rate                 : 20.9 Mbps
Movie name                       : From Paris with Love
Encoded date                     : UTC 2010-08-07 06:12:44
Writing application              : mkvmerge v4.2.0 (‘No Talking’) built on Jul 28 2010 18:38:23
Writing library                  : libebml v1.0.0 + libmatroska v1.0.0

Video
ID                               : 1
Format                           : AVC
Format/Info                      : Advanced Video Codec
Format profile                   : High@L4.1
Format settings, CABAC           : Yes
Format settings, ReFrames        : 5 frames
Muxing mode                      : Container profile=Unknown@4.1
Codec ID                         : V_MPEG4/ISO/AVC
Duration                         : 1h 32mn
Bit rate                         : 19.0 Mbps
Width                            : 1 920 pixels
Height                           : 820 pixels
Display aspect ratio             : 2.35:1
Frame rate                       : 23.976 fps
Color space                      : YUV
Chroma subsampling               : 4:2:0
Bit depth                        : 8 bits
Scan type                        : Progressive
Bits/(Pixel*Frame)               : 0.503
Stream size                      : 12.0 GiB (89%)
Title                            : From Paris with Love
Writing library                  : x264 core 98 r1629 2e81ce1
Encoding settings                : cabac=1 / ref=5 / deblock=1:-3:-3 / analyse=0x3:0x113 / me=tesa / subme=10 / psy=1 / psy_rd=1.10:0.00 / mixed_ref=1 / me_range=16 / chroma_me=1 / trellis=2 / 8x8dct=1 / cqm=0 / deadzone=21,11 / fast_pskip=0 / chroma_qp_offset=-2 / threads=12 / sliced_threads=0 / nr=0 / decimate=0 / interlaced=0 / constrained_intra=0 / bframes=7 / 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=2pass / mbtree=0 / bitrate=19000 / ratetol=1.0 / qcomp=0.60 / qpmin=10 / qpmax=51 / qpstep=4 / cplxblur=20.0 / qblur=0.5 / ip_ratio=1.40 / pb_ratio=1.30 / aq=1:0.80

Audio #1
ID                               : 2
Format                           : AC-3
Format/Info                      : Audio Coding 3
Mode extension                   : CM (complete main)
Codec ID                         : A_AC3
Duration                         : 1h 32mn
Bit rate mode                    : Constant
Bit rate                         : 640 Kbps
Channel(s)                       : 6 channels
Channel positions                : Front: L C R, Side: L R, LFE
Sampling rate                    : 48.0 KHz
Bit depth                        : 16 bits
Video delay                      : 25s 800ms
Stream size                      : 424 MiB (3%)
Title                            : Italiano AC3
Language                         : Italian

Audio #2
ID                               : 3
Format                           : AC-3
Format/Info                      : Audio Coding 3
Mode extension                   : CM (complete main)
Codec ID                         : A_AC3
Duration                         : 1h 32mn
Bit rate mode                    : Constant
Bit rate                         : 640 Kbps
Channel(s)                       : 6 channels
Channel positions                : Front: L C R, Side: L R, LFE
Sampling rate                    : 48.0 KHz
Bit depth                        : 16 bits
Stream size                      : 424 MiB (3%)
Title                            : Inglese AC3
Language                         : English

Audio #3
ID                               : 4
Format                           : AC-3
Format/Info                      : Audio Coding 3
Mode extension                   : CM (complete main)
Codec ID                         : A_AC3
Duration                         : 1h 32mn
Bit rate mode                    : Constant
Bit rate                         : 640 Kbps
Channel(s)                       : 6 channels
Channel positions                : Front: L C R, Side: L R, LFE
Sampling rate                    : 48.0 KHz
Bit depth                        : 16 bits
Stream size                      : 424 MiB (3%)
Title                            : Francese AC3
Language                         : French

Text #1
ID                               : 5
Format                           : UTF-8
Codec ID                         : S_TEXT/UTF8
Codec ID/Info                    : UTF-8 Plain Text
Title                            : Italiano
Language                         : Italian

Text #2
ID                               : 6
Format                           : UTF-8
Codec ID                         : S_TEXT/UTF8
Codec ID/Info                    : UTF-8 Plain Text
Title                            : Francese
Language                         : French

Text #3
ID                               : 7
Format                           : UTF-8
Codec ID                         : S_TEXT/UTF8
Codec ID/Info                    : UTF-8 Plain Text
Title                            : Inglese


#4

Well, the first problem is you’re using the wrong version of MKVMerge for those files.  Use a version at least as old as 4.0 (the alternative is to remux with the version you have but make sure you turn off both video and audio header compression in the track options).