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Cannot play Video

Discussion in 'HDD Media player(RTD 1619DR)' started by Dan, Sep 20, 2021.

  1. Dan

    Dan Member

    Hi,

    I have a mkv file that will not play, just states cannot play video. Suspect because it is 4:2:2

    Is there anyway around this? It plays fine through VLC on PC.

    Code:
    ID                                       : 1
    Format                                   : AVC
    Format/Info                              : Advanced Video Codec
    Format profile                           : High 4:2:2@L4
    Format settings                          : CABAC / 3 Ref Frames
    Format settings, CABAC                   : Yes
    Format settings, Reference frames        : 3 frames
    Codec ID                                 : V_MPEG4/ISO/AVC
    Duration                                 : 16 min 37 s
    Bit rate mode                            : Constant
    Bit rate                                 : 18.7 Mb/s
    Nominal bit rate                         : 19.7 Mb/s
    Width                                    : 1 920 pixels
    Height                                   : 1 080 pixels
    Display aspect ratio                     : 16:9
    Frame rate mode                          : Variable
    Frame rate                               : 26.619 FPS
    Original frame rate                      : 25.000 FPS
    Color space                              : YUV
    Chroma subsampling                       : 4:2:2
    Bit depth                                : 10 bits
    Scan type                                : MBAFF
    Scan type, store method                  : Interleaved fields
    Scan order                               : Top Field First
    Bits/(Pixel*Frame)                       : 0.339
    Stream size                              : 2.17 GiB (98%)
    Default                                  : Yes
    Forced                                   : No
    Color range                              : Limited
    Color primaries                          : BT.709
    Transfer characteristics                 : BT.709
    Matrix coefficients                      : BT.709
    
    ID                                       : 2
    Format                                   : MPEG Audio
    Format version                           : Version 1
    Format profile                           : Layer 2
    Codec ID                                 : A_MPEG/L2
    Codec ID/Hint                            : MP2
    Duration                                 : 16 min 37 s
    Bit rate mode                            : Constant
    Bit rate                                 : 384 kb/s
    Channel(s)                               : 2 channels
    Sampling rate                            : 48.0 kHz
    Frame rate                               : 41.667 FPS (1152 SPF)
    Compression mode                         : Lossy
    Delay relative to video                  : 16 ms
    Stream size                              : 45.7 MiB (2%)
    Default                                  : Yes
    Forced                                   : No
    
    
     
    Last edited: Sep 20, 2021
  2. Inikad

    Inikad Active Member

    I don't know if it could be related to you problem but the frame rate is weird: 26.619 fps?
     
  3. Dan

    Dan Member

    That is strange, VLC reports 25 fps.

    upload_2021-9-20_12-25-33.png
     
  4. Markswift2003

    Markswift2003 Well-Known Member SUPER Administrator Beta test group Contributor

    422, variable frame rate - I'm not surprised it doesn't play - I'd re-encode it to 4:2:0 25fps
     
  5. Inikad

    Inikad Active Member

    That's the original frame rate of the files.
     
  6. Markswift2003

    Markswift2003 Well-Known Member SUPER Administrator Beta test group Contributor

    It's interlaced too! What is it?
     
  7. Dan

    Dan Member

    It's a live feed recording off satellite of the Isle Of Wight festival, my plan was to cut it down into smaller chunks by artist for personal use.

    The original file was a TS file and I used mkvtoolnix to make MKV.

    How would you re-encode it to 4:2:0 25fps ?

    Thanks,
     
  8. Markswift2003

    Markswift2003 Well-Known Member SUPER Administrator Beta test group Contributor

    I'd use Staxrip (or Handbrake, but I prefer Staxrip) - bit of a learning curve if you've never used them before, but there are templates included.

    There's another one called Xmedia Recode which I've used on occasion too...
     
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  9. Whitfield

    Whitfield Active Member

    I would never import a TS stream directly into any software without running it through a TS repair tool first.
    Both TS-Doctor and VideoReDo TVSuite can do this. Where I would use the first for repair. The latter also has an editor GUI. The tools aren't free but trial versions are available.

    Download here:

    https://www.videohelp.com/software/TS-Doctor
    https://www.videohelp.com/software/VideoReDo

    Should video indeed be VFR and 4:2:2 subsampled, then re-encoding is needed for playback on Zidoo I'm afraid. Where I'd keep a keen eye on "VFR"; it can be just a header where the stream itself actually has a constant framerate and will just play fine. Before remuxing to mkv, just try to play the TS stream itself - after repair - on the Zidoo.
     
  10. Dan

    Dan Member

    Staxrip did the trick, thanks all for your help
     
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  11. Markswift2003

    Markswift2003 Well-Known Member SUPER Administrator Beta test group Contributor

    Awesome - it's a great program - I use it all the time for encoding remuxes once I've watched them.
     
  12. Inikad

    Inikad Active Member

    Can we edit the audio "frame rate" with this one? For example to put audio coming from a DVD in 25fps to a MKV in 23.976 fps.

    Ususally, I use MeGUI to get what I want but it doesn't succeed everytime.
     
  13. Whitfield

    Whitfield Active Member

    Eventhough Staxrip has eac3to (command line tool) in its toolbox I doubt whether it can directly open and edit audio-files.
    Maybe you want to use UsEac3to as a front-end to eac3to. Note that merely decreasing audio speed does not keep pitch. Expect audio to sound slightly "lower". Chances are you won't notice.
     
  14. Markswift2003

    Markswift2003 Well-Known Member SUPER Administrator Beta test group Contributor

    With the right script and filter I'm sure you could - best look or ask here:

    https://forum.doom9.org/showthread.php?t=172068&page=224
     
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  15. Inikad

    Inikad Active Member

    Thanks :)
     
  16. pcristi

    pcristi Active Member

    Audio from DVD PAL (25.000fps) to a mkv in 23.976 fps usually eac3to with -slowdown -keepDialnorm +5db are OK.
    If want to merge with 1080p blu-ray video most common is to add +/- 800-1000ms delay to get in sync.
     
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  17. Whitfield

    Whitfield Active Member

    Having done quite some slowdowns of PAL dvd audio for HD remuxing (concerts mostly), I usually get around 300ms delay for getting AV in sync.
    I wonder if you'd do something else in eac3to?
     
  18. pcristi

    pcristi Active Member

    Start with eac3to 3.34 with UsEac3to GUI 1.3.1 from videohelp.com will help a lot to write scripts and get use of eac3to for DVD/BD/UHD remuxing or audio delay/loop/cut/sync/etc.
     
  19. Whitfield

    Whitfield Active Member

    Throughout the years I've always been using latest eac3to (and UsEac3to).
    Muxing to mkv I usually do with mkvtoolnix (but doesn't eac3to also use mkvmerge.exe ?)
     
  20. pcristi

    pcristi Active Member

    Let's stop here and continue on private without transform this topic in our private chat.
    Enjoy media collection on Zidoo players.
     

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