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Post Tue Dec 28, 2010 2:14 am

Re: [Profile] Sony BluRay Players (BDP-S370)

I have a question to BDP S570 users using Serviio.
Can you play VOB files on the network (ripped DVDs)
If yes:
Can you FFW when playing them
Can you switch audio tracks
Can you display / switch different subtitle tracks

I currently have the LG BD570 and if i can play vob files with serviio, the rest are absolute nos with it and I am wondering if the Sony could be a better alternative
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Post Tue Dec 28, 2010 7:32 pm

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I happend to have a BDP-S470 / Canadian version and I can confirm Divx works. The only thing I need to get working right now is streaming 3D files over, since they have peaks of over 25Mbps it is unplayable, when using a M2TS container the audio that lags, I am guessing it has something to do with the 384K / 128K bitrate. Any solutions yet?
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Post Mon Jan 03, 2011 3:28 am

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Good Evening,

Just a quick note that after searching high and low for a good DLNA solution for my BDP-S570 that runs from my MacBook Pro, I've found it - only after applying the configuration for the US model above. A big thank you to the creator of the profiles as I had no problem transcoding a 1080p MP4 file over to my player.

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Post Tue Jan 04, 2011 1:50 pm

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First post updated with FAQ section : viewtopic.php?f=5&t=1126#p5340
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Post Fri Jan 07, 2011 3:29 pm

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Illico

Hi.. I sent a note to Zip through the Forum Message system requesting access to "Serviio 0.5.4b beta". Could you ask him if he could give a copy of that software? I would like to test it with my S370.

By the way, when do you expect to release the version 0.5.4b for public access?

Thanks a lot!
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Post Fri Jan 07, 2011 4:45 pm

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amunoz_tico wrote:Illico

Hi.. I sent a note to Zip through the Forum Message system requesting access to "Serviio 0.5.4b beta". Could you ask him if he could give a copy of that software? I would like to test it with my S370.

By the way, when do you expect to release the version 0.5.4b for public access?

Thanks a lot!

You are already in the betatesters group (your nick is pink), so you should see Betatesting programme forum - you'll find the details there
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Post Fri Jan 07, 2011 5:35 pm

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zip wrote:You are already in the betatesters group (your nick is pink), so you should see Betatesting programme forum - you'll find the details there


Excellent !! I will try it tonight!
Last edited by amunoz_tico on Sat Jan 08, 2011 5:51 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Post Sat Jan 08, 2011 3:42 am

Re: [Profile] Sony BluRay Players (BDP-S370)

Hi Everyone,

I just recently purchased the BDP-S570 and have managed to play music (MP3) files but I am unable to play video (AVI) files.

I have read in this thread that there are profiles but I do not know where I enter/add these? Any help would be very helpful.

Sorry for the newbie question.

Many Thanks,
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Post Sat Jan 08, 2011 3:51 am

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rhud5on wrote:Hi Everyone,

I just recently purchased the BDP-S570 and have managed to play music (MP3) files but I am unable to play video (AVI) files.

I have read in this thread that there are profiles but I do not know where I enter/add these? Any help would be very helpful.

Sorry for the newbie question.

Many Thanks,


Hi rhud5on,

Welcome to Serviio! The "profile.xml" file is located here => C:\Program Files\Serviio\config

In order to edit the file, I suggest you to use NotePad++ (http://notepad-plus-plus.org/) It is a free editor, works excellect with XML files.

Best Regards!
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Post Sat Jan 08, 2011 5:43 pm

Re: [Profile] Sony BluRay Players (BDP-S370) < Subtitles >

Regarding to the Subtitles. According to FFmpeg documentation there are some topics about subtitles.

  Code:
Source = http://www.ffmpeg.org/ffmpeg.html#SEC10

3.1 Generic options
...
`-codecs'
    Show available codecs. The fields preceding the codec names have the following meanings:

    `D'
        Decoding available
    `E'
        Encoding available
    `V/A/S'
        Video/audio/subtitle codec


3.7 Subtitle options:
`-scodec codec'
    Force subtitle codec ('copy' to copy stream).
`-newsubtitle'
    Add a new subtitle stream to the current output stream.
`-slang code'
    Set the ISO 639 language code (3 letters) of the current subtitle stream.
`-sn'
    Disable subtitle recording.
`-sbsf bitstream_filter'
    Bitstream filters available are "mov2textsub", "text2movsub".

    ffmpeg -i file.mov -an -vn -sbsf mov2textsub -scodec copy -f rawvideo sub.txt




Also, from FFmpeg General Documentation there is "Subtitles Formats" supported.

  Code:
Source = http://www.ffmpeg.org/general.html#SEC8

2.5 Subtitle Formats
Name                Muxing        Demuxing      Encoding        Decoding
SSA/ASS           X                 X                  X                    X
DVB              X                 X                  X                    X
DVD              X                 X                  X                    X
PGS                                                                           X
SubRip (SRT)      X                 X                  X                    X
XSUB                                                   X                    X



Tthre questions:
1- Could these options work with Serviio?
2- How can we use those options with Serviio in order to enable the transcoding with subtitles?
3- Could you help us to understand how FFmpeg works with subtitles?

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Post Sun Jan 09, 2011 6:35 am

Re: [Profile] Sony BluRay Players (BDP-S370)

Dear friends,

Since I am not an expert, I don't sure if the following test is fine. However, I want to share my comments about a test that I did with FFmpeg subtitles options.

I expect that one of the Experts can help us to get Subtitles support for our Sony S370.


TOOLS
- FFmpeg version SVN-r23012
- My video is a DivX movie with embedded subtitles


FFmpeg OPTIONS
I used the following options:
  Code:
-vcodec codec
    Force video codec to codec. Use the copy special value to tell that the raw codec data must be copied as is.

-scodec codec
    Force subtitle codec ('copy' to copy stream).

Source: http://ffmpeg.org/ffmpeg-doc.html


COMMAND LINE
ffmpeg -i mytest.divx -vcodec mpeg2video -scodec copy mytestout.mpg

Where:
mytest.divx => input video
-vcodec mpeg2video => codec the video to mpeg2video (MPEG-2 or MP2T)
-scodec copy => subtitle codec ('copy' to copy stream)
mytestout.mpg => output video based on mpg


FFmpeg REPORT
  Code:
FFmpeg version SVN-r23012, Copyright (c) 2000-2010 the FFmpeg developers
  built on May  3 2010 19:05:24 with gcc 3.4.5 (mingw-vista special r3)
  configuration: --enable-static --disable-shared --disable-ffplay --disable-ffserver --enable-memalign-hack --enable-libmp3lame --enable-w32threads --extra-ldflags=-L/static/lib --extra-cflags=-I/static/include
  libavutil     50.15. 0 / 50.15. 0
  libavcodec    52.66. 0 / 52.66. 0
  libavformat   52.62. 0 / 52.62. 0
  libavdevice   52. 2. 0 / 52. 2. 0
  libswscale     0.10. 0 /  0.10. 0

Seems stream 0 codec frame rate differs from container frame rate: 23.98 (65535/2733) -> 23.98 (24000/1001)
Input #0, avi, from 'mytest.divx':
  Duration: 01:30:10.82, start: 0.000000, bitrate: 1093 kb/s
    Stream #0.0: Video: mpeg4, yuv420p, 688x288 [PAR 1:1 DAR 43:18], 23.98 fps,23.98 tbr, 23.98 tbn, 23.98 tbc
    Metadata:
      strn            : Video
    Stream #0.1: Audio: ac3, 48000 Hz, stereo, s16, 192 kb/s
    Metadata:
      strn            : Audio
    Stream #0.2: Subtitle: xsub
    Metadata:
      strn            : Subtitle - es;02

Output #0, mpeg2video, to 'mytestout.m2v':
  Metadata:
    encoder         : Lavf52.62.0
    Stream #0.0: Video: mpeg2video, yuv420p, 688x288 [PAR 1:1 DAR 43:18], q=2-31, 200 kb/s, 90k tbn, 23.98 tbc
    Metadata:
      strn            : Video
    Stream #0.1: Audio: ac3, 48000 Hz, stereo, s16, 64 kb/s
    Metadata:
      strn            : Audio
    Stream #0.2: Subtitle: xsub
    Metadata:
      strn            : Subtitle - es;02
Stream mapping:
  Stream #0.0 -> #0.0
  Stream #0.1 -> #0.1
  Stream #0.2 -> #0.2
Press [q] to stop encoding



MY COMMENTS
Based on my test, I have the following comments/observations:
- FFmpeg identifies three metadata: Video (Stream #0.0), Audio (Stream #0.1) and Subtitles (Stream #0.2)
- FFmpeg can streams the three metadata, including the subtitles


One more time, I am not an expert. Sorry if the previous test is so basic. I just want to contribute with this Topic.
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Post Sun Jan 09, 2011 7:35 pm

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m4007 wrote:I happend to have a BDP-S470 / Canadian version and I can confirm Divx works. The only thing I need to get working right now is streaming 3D files over, since they have peaks of over 25Mbps it is unplayable, when using a M2TS container the audio that lags, I am guessing it has something to do with the 384K / 128K bitrate. Any solutions yet?


Were you using the Canadian profile I cooked up at the top of this thread, or the Euro one? I wanted to check because there may be no need for the Canadian one, however, aside from the DivX stuff there is also some North American localization relating to NTSC Vs PAL in there so I was wondering...
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Post Mon Jan 10, 2011 2:28 am

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Using this profile I have a file that isnt playing...

Here is the report I got following the instructions...
  Code:
FFmpeg version SVN-r23012, Copyright (c) 2000-2010 the FFmpeg developers
  built on May  3 2010 19:05:24 with gcc 3.4.5 (mingw-vista special r3)
  configuration: --enable-static --disable-shared --disable-ffplay --disable-ffs
erver --enable-memalign-hack --enable-libmp3lame --enable-w32threads --extra-ldf
lags=-L/static/lib --extra-cflags=-I/static/include
  libavutil     50.15. 0 / 50.15. 0
  libavcodec    52.66. 0 / 52.66. 0
  libavformat   52.62. 0 / 52.62. 0
  libavdevice   52. 2. 0 / 52. 2. 0
  libswscale     0.10. 0 /  0.10. 0
[mpeg4 @ 031708c0]Invalid and inefficient vfw-avi packed B frames detected

Seems stream 0 codec frame rate differs from container frame rate: 30000.00 (300
00/1) -> 25.00 (25/1)
Input #0, avi, from 'C:\users\t\downloads\movies\myclip.avi':
  Metadata:
    ISFT            : VirtualDubMod 1.5.10.2 (build 2540/release)
  Duration: 00:46:31.12, start: 0.000000, bitrate: 1139 kb/s
    Stream #0.0: Video: mpeg4, yuv420p, 640x352 [PAR 1:1 DAR 20:11], 25 fps, 25
tbr, 25 tbn, 30k tbc
    Stream #0.1: Audio: mp3, 48000 Hz, 2 channels, s16, 128 kb/s
At least one output file must be specified


The reason I feel that it is on serviios end is because I can play it using vlc or divx and everything works fine.
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Post Tue Jan 11, 2011 12:23 am

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This should be the clue: [mpeg4 @ 031708c0]Invalid and inefficient vfw-avi packed B frames detected

There are a lot of badly encoded files out there, and some software players are more forgiving of that. However, ultimately remember that it's your renderer that's playing the file - Serviio is just streaming the data (unless you're transcoding).
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Not to sound harsh, but isnt that a little harsh? Pretty much sounds like "Serviio isnt good enough to play it, and dont expect it to be good enough in the future". If some media players can play it, then it is obviously a working file. theres nothing that can be done on serviios end that will allow it to be played?
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Post Tue Jan 11, 2011 3:31 pm

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It's really not likely since it's constrained by your renderer (i.e. your bluray player or TV, nothing to do with Serviio) if you play the stream direct, or if it's transcoded then it's FFMPEG's problem which a completely separate software project from Serviio. Remember Serviio presents streams to your equipment - it doesn't really 'play' anything.
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Post Tue Jan 11, 2011 8:51 pm

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patters wrote:It's really not likely since it's constrained by your renderer (i.e. your bluray player or TV, nothing to do with Serviio) if you play the stream direct, or if it's transcoded then it's FFMPEG's problem which a completely separate software project from Serviio. Remember Serviio presents streams to your equipment - it doesn't really 'play' anything.


Patters, I agree with you.


I think Serviio could include other tools in order to improve the transcoding functionality, like Mencoder (it has FFmpeg support embedded and other functions). For example, Mencoder can read the Movie's SRT subtitle file and deliver a streaming with subtitles embedded. Also, you can select the kind of FONT, SIZE and COLOR that you want to get.

I'd expect to see that kind of improvements on Serviio in the near future.

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Ahh ok that makes more sense to me. Something to point out. I know this is a s370 profile, but Ive been directed here when asking about my s570 so Ill just mention this here instead of a new topic as the 370 may have this problem as well. The s570 is not able to do mkv files over dlna. If plugged indirectly through usb or something, its fine, but with dlna it isnt able to. So using this profile, I havent been able to play my mkv file. Anyone know how to edit the profle so It will transcode mkv files to something else?
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Post Tue Jan 11, 2011 10:21 pm

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amunoz_tico wrote:I think Serviio could include other tools in order to improve the transcoding functionality, like Mencoder (it has FFmpeg support embedded and other functions).

I think Zip has stated a few times that he only wants it to use FFMPEG, presumably for simplicity reasons. So I guess you may need to focus your efforts on getting the FFMPEG project to add this functionality, which would be a good thing.
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Post Tue Jan 11, 2011 10:25 pm

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BluePriest wrote:The s570 is not able to do mkv files over dlna. If plugged indirectly through usb or something, its fine, but with dlna it isnt able to.


What region is your player? It has been confirmed working with MKVs over DLNA in Canada, US and Europe so are you definitely using the appropriate profile from this thread? Hopefully these profiles will be included in Serviio 0.5 when it comes out which should make the process a lot easier for everyone. When you say not working, is it listing them, but they don't play, or are they not even listed? If they're not listed have you tried turning up the debugging and checking the log output?
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