WD Moderators or admins... Codec Suport


#1

I have a WD TV 1st Gen. Most of the files I have work which is awsome. However some of them dont.

these are Media info exports of the videos I have:

Audio works fine but video lags:

       avi example:

Format                           : AVI
Format/Info                      : Audio Video Interleave
File size                        : 174 MiB
Duration                         : 21mn 41s
Overall bit rate                 : 1 123 Kbps
Writing application              : VirtualDubMod 1.5.10.1 (build 2366/release)
Writing library                  : VirtualDubMod build 2366/release

Video
ID                               : 0
Format                           : MPEG-4 Visual
Format profile                   : Advanced Simple@L5
Format settings, BVOP            : Yes
Format settings, QPel            : Yes
Format settings, GMC             : 3 warppoints
Format settings, Matrix          : Default (H.263)
Muxing mode                      : Packed bitstream
Codec ID                         : XVID
Codec ID/Hint                    : XviD
Duration                         : 21mn 41s
Bit rate                         : 985 Kbps
Width                            : 640 pixels
Height                           : 480 pixels
Display aspect ratio             : 4:3
Frame rate                       : 23.976 fps
Resolution                       : 8 bits
Colorimetry                      : 4:2:0
Scan type                        : Progressive
Bits/(Pixel*Frame)               : 0.134
Stream size                      : 153 MiB (88%)
Writing library                  : XviD 1.0.1 (UTC 2004-06-05)

Audio
ID                               : 1
Format                           : MPEG Audio
Format version                   : Version 1
Format profile                   : Layer 3
Mode                             : Joint stereo / MS Stereo
Codec ID                         : 55
Codec ID/Hint                    : MP3
Duration                         : 21mn 41s
Bit rate mode                    : Constant
Bit rate                         : 128 Kbps
Channel(s)                       : 2 channels
Sampling rate                    : 48.0 KHz
Stream size                      : 19.9 MiB (11%)
Alignment                        : Split accross interleaves
Interleave, duration             : 42 ms (1.00 video frame)
Interleave, preload duration     : 500 ms

     MKV example:

Format                           : Matroska
File size                        : 231 MiB
Duration                         : 23mn 41s
Overall bit rate                 : 1 362 Kbps
Encoded date                     : UTC 2004-11-10 04:23:40
Writing application              : mkvmerge v0.9.7 (‘Invisible Touch’) built on Oct 24 2004 22:50:57
Writing library                  : libebml v0.7.2 + libmatroska v0.7.4

Video
ID                               : 1
Format                           : MPEG-4 Visual
Format profile                   : Advanced Simple@L5
Format settings, BVOP            : Yes
Format settings, QPel            : No
Format settings, GMC             : 3 warppoints
Format settings, Matrix          : Custom
Codec ID                         : XVID
Codec ID/Hint                    : XviD
Duration                         : 23mn 40s
Width                            : 640 pixels
Height                           : 480 pixels
Display aspect ratio             : 4:3
Frame rate                       : 23.976 fps
Resolution                       : 8 bits
Colorimetry                      : 4:2:0
Scan type                        : Progressive
Title                            : Video Stream
Writing library                  : XviD 1.0.2 (UTC 2004-08-29)

Audio #1
ID                               : 2
Format                           : AAC
Format/Info                      : Advanced Audio Codec
Format version                   : Version 4
Format profile                   : LC
Format settings, SBR             : Yes
Format settings, PS              : No
Codec ID                         : A_AAC/MPEG4/LC/SBR
Duration                         : 23mn 41s
Channel(s)                       : 2 channels
Sampling rate                    : 48.0 KHz
Title                            : English Audio
Language                         : English

Audio #2
ID                               : 3
Format                           : AAC
Format/Info                      : Advanced Audio Codec
Format version                   : Version 4
Format profile                   : LC
Format settings, SBR             : Yes
Format settings, PS              : No
Codec ID                         : A_AAC/MPEG4/LC/SBR
Duration                         : 23mn 41s
Channel(s)                       : 2 channels
Sampling rate                    : 48.0 KHz
Title                            : Japanese Audio
Language                         : Japanese

Text
ID                               : 4
Format                           : UTF-8
Codec ID                         : S_TEXT/UTF8
Codec ID/Info                    : UTF-8 Plain Text
Title                            : English Subtitles
Language                         : English

You say this is supose to suport mpeg 4 video, why do these not work??


#2

random11 wrote:>

 

Format                           : AVI

Format settings, QPel            : Yes
Format settings, GMC             : 3 warppoints

 

 

Format                           : Matroska

Format settings, QPel            : No
Format settings, GMC             : 3 warppoints

 

You say this is supose to suport mpeg 4 video, why do these not work??

 

 

 

Which firmware you got running is usually making things easier :dizzy_face:

QPEL (Quarter Pixel)

Not unusual with compatibility issues  with hardware players

GMC (Global Motion Compensation)

Never managed to get my wdtv gen 1 to play any media really smooth

with GMC above 1 waypoint (if played at all)

I would suggest you re-encode/rip these movies with GMC and QPEL disabled


#3

I am using the latest firmware for the gen 1, (1.01.03 or somthing like that too lazy to check) does gen 2 have these problems?..

Im trying to avoid re encoding them it takes forever…because it isnt just one thing its a whole series… :frowning: … unless you know of an encoder that only changes those values and goes really quick… im talking less then 5 minutes per video

but thanks for the responce… somtimes i just think they should put vlc on the **bleep** thing and call it a day lol


#4

random11 wrote:

I am using the latest firmware for the gen 1, (1.01.03 or somthing like that too lazy to check) does gen 2 have these problems?..

 

Im trying to avoid re encoding them it takes forever…because it isnt just one thing its a whole series… :frowning: … unless you know of an encoder that only changes those values and goes really quick… im talking less then 5 minutes per video

but thanks for the responce… somtimes i just think they should put vlc on the **bleep** thing and call it a day lol

AFAIK it’s the same with Gen 2, acctually it seems to be quite common with most

hardware mediaplayers. If you’re considering buying another mediaplayer, google

for " gmc qpel" and try not to cry :cry:

GMC/QPEL is more than just a flag you can change, it will require reencoding of the video stream

VLC on the WDTV… Hahaha, that was really funny :smileyvery-happy: