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guitarboy

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Post Tue Aug 22, 2017 6:47 am

BDT-220 No sound with A_EAC3 Audio Track

I'm streaming to the Panasonic BDT-220 with the corresponding profile. It works fine for audio tracks encoded for AC3 but not for tracks encoded as EAC3 (DD+).

How can I trigger Serviio to transcode the EAC3 tracks to AC3?

Note - my receiver can't handle DD+ so digital passthrough is not an option.

I'm running Serviio 1.9.
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Post Tue Aug 22, 2017 11:16 am

Re: BDT-220 No sound with A_EAC3 Audio Track

guitarboy wrote:I'm streaming to the Panasonic BDT-220 with the corresponding profile. It works fine for audio tracks encoded for AC3 but not for tracks encoded as EAC3 (DD+).

How can I trigger Serviio to transcode the EAC3 tracks to AC3?

Note - my receiver can't handle DD+ so digital passthrough is not an option.

I'm running Serviio 1.9.


Which profile are you using?
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Post Tue Aug 22, 2017 3:10 pm

Re: BDT-220 No sound with A_EAC3 Audio Track

atc98092 wrote:
Which profile are you using?


I'm using the "Panasonic BD Player" profile.
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Post Wed Aug 23, 2017 5:23 am

Re: BDT-220 No sound with A_EAC3 Audio Track

I realize now that I don't want Serviio to transcode for the BDT-220, as then I'll lose the ability to seek.

The BDT-220 supports DD+ natively, but my receiver doesn't. I'll see if I can get some help on a Panasonic support forum and post any answers I find back here.
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Post Wed Aug 23, 2017 11:48 am

Re: BDT-220 No sound with A_EAC3 Audio Track

Yeah, if your AVR doesn't support DD+, you have no option other than transcoding the audio. Unless the Panasonic can down-convert DD+ to DD, you'll have to transcode.
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Post Thu Aug 24, 2017 12:08 pm

Re: BDT-220 No sound with A_EAC3 Audio Track

Can you link to your panasonic support forum thread please in case someone else here has the same issue?

I have bdt-225 but don't have any eac3 but if I did I would want to be able to play it.

Thanks!
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Post Fri Aug 25, 2017 6:03 am

Re: BDT-220 No sound with A_EAC3 Audio Track

freaknik wrote:Can you link to your panasonic support forum thread please in case someone else here has the same issue?


http://www.avsforum.com/forum/149-blu-r ... st54678168

There are other forums out there where the player is discussed, but that thread seems to be the most active. Still, there's been no reply since I posted a couple of days ago.

My current (and hopefully temporary) solution is to use Universal Media Server (UMS) with a WDTV player. I haven't tested UMS with the Panasonic player. I'll do that and let you know.
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Post Tue Aug 29, 2017 7:53 pm

Re: BDT-220 No sound with A_EAC3 Audio Track

I now have a movie where it says on my panasonic that the audio is not supported. It plays but without audio. Here is the mediainfo, in case zip or anyone can make use of it:

  Code:
General
Complete name               : E:\cartoons\Dragon Ball Super\Dragon Ball Super Season 05\Dragon Ball Super 5x29.mp4
Format                      : MPEG-4
Format profile              : Base Media / Version 2
Codec ID                    : mp42
File size                   : 98.7 MiB
Duration                    : 23mn 22s
Overall bit rate mode       : Variable
Overall bit rate            : 590 Kbps
Encoded date                : UTC 2036-02-06 06:28:16
Tagged date                 : UTC 2036-02-06 06:28:16
Writing application         : HandBrake 0.10.2 2015060900

Video
ID                          : 1
Format                      : AVC
Format/Info                 : Advanced Video Codec
Format profile              : High@L3.1
Format settings, CABAC      : Yes
Format settings, ReFrames   : 6 frames
Codec ID                    : avc1
Codec ID/Info               : Advanced Video Coding
Duration                    : 23mn 22s
Bit rate                    : 489 Kbps
Width                       : 848 pixels
Height                      : 480 pixels
Display aspect ratio        : 16:9
Original display aspect rat : 16:9
Frame rate mode             : Variable
Frame rate                  : 23.976 fps
Minimum frame rate          : 23.810 fps
Maximum frame rate          : 24.390 fps
Color space                 : YUV
Chroma subsampling          : 4:2:0
Bit depth                   : 8 bits
Scan type                   : Progressive
Bits/(Pixel*Frame)          : 0.050
Stream size                 : 81.8 MiB (83%)
Writing library             : x264 core 142 r2479 dd79a61
Encoding settings           : cabac=1 / ref=6 / deblock=1:1:1 / analyse=0x3:0x113 / me=hex / subme=7 / psy=1 / psy_rd=0.40:0.00 / mixed_ref=1 / me_range=16 / chroma_me=1 / trellis=1 / 8x8dct=1 / cqm=0 / deadzone=21,11 / fast_pskip=1 / chroma_qp_offset=-2 / threads=12 / lookahead_threads=2 / sliced_threads=0 / nr=0 / decimate=1 / interlaced=0 / bluray_compat=0 / constrained_intra=0 / bframes=5 / b_pyramid=2 / b_adapt=1 / b_bias=0 / direct=1 / weightb=1 / open_gop=0 / weightp=2 / keyint=240 / keyint_min=24 / scenecut=40 / intra_refresh=0 / rc_lookahead=40 / rc=crf / mbtree=1 / crf=25.0 / qcomp=0.60 / qpmin=0 / qpmax=69 / qpstep=4 / vbv_maxrate=17500 / vbv_bufsize=17500 / crf_max=0.0 / nal_hrd=none / filler=0 / ip_ratio=1.40 / aq=1:0.60
Encoded date                : UTC 2036-02-06 06:28:16
Tagged date                 : UTC 2036-02-06 06:28:16
Color range                 : Limited
Color primaries             : BT.601 NTSC
Transfer characteristics    : BT.709
Matrix coefficients         : BT.601

Audio
ID                          : 2
Format                      : AAC
Format/Info                 : Advanced Audio Codec
Format profile              : HE-AAC / LC
Codec ID                    : 40
Duration                    : 23mn 22s
Bit rate mode               : Variable
Bit rate                    : 96.0 Kbps
Channel(s)                  : 2 channels
Channel positions           : Front: L R
Sampling rate               : 44.1 KHz / 22.05 KHz
Compression mode            : Lossy
Stream size                 : 16.0 MiB (16%)
Title                       : Stereo / Stereo
Language                    : Japanese
Encoded date                : UTC 2036-02-06 06:28:16
Tagged date                 : UTC 2036-02-06 06:28:16



ps the same file if played under generic profile works on my chromecast, just no sound on pano bluray with panasonic bd profile or generic.
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Post Tue Aug 29, 2017 11:32 pm

Re: BDT-220 No sound with A_EAC3 Audio Track

Freaknik, that is a new audio codec for AAC, kind of like the change in video codecs from H.264 to H.265. HE stands for High-Efficiency, and is just a more efficient version of AAC. Your Panasonic is likely too old to support that codec. I'm not certain if Zip has added that as a detectable audio codec for transcoding.
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Post Wed Aug 30, 2017 2:56 am

Re: BDT-220 No sound with A_EAC3 Audio Track

I read you makes sense, its an old player I have had it a long time. Thats progress. One of the reasons I dont want to spend a lot on a smart tv since the go obsolete.

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