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[REQUEST] Sony Bravia KDL-55W905A - Profile Update



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Post Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:34 am

[REQUEST] Sony Bravia KDL-55W905A - Profile Update

Hello, I've used many different DLNA servers, and Serviio is the best one right now. Stable prefers remuxing to re-encoding. Awesome. I use it mainly with this TV and PS4Pro+PSVR.

My TV is detected as "Sony Bravia TV (2013/14)", which is fine, but... this profile doesn't re-encode E-AC3 audio, which is not supported on w905a.
So, I want to improve this Profile in the source, 'cause I got tired of merging settings each update of Serviio I install.

here are my thoughts/ideas:

this General thread links to a list of supported codecs in an eManual, ( http://pdf.crse.com/manuals/14HM154111/ ... st.html#10 ). However, eManual for w905a is located on a different page:
The root of the manual: http://helpguide.sony.net/gbmig/C516100 ... index.html
thus the supported Codec List is put here: http://helpguide.sony.net/gbmig/C516100 ... ist.html#5
diff tool shows a few updated AVC levels("AVC / H.264 MP@L4.2, HP@L4.2" and not 4.0), improved fps support 1920x1080@60fps.
everything else is the same. so, nothing special...
DTS-Core is also supported

now, E-AC3 to AC3 support. there is none in the tv itself, so, based on this thread (viewtopic.php?f=7&t=3992), I force re-encoding to ac3.
I added these lines to the profile (after line 5081 in v1.9.2) , and it made it work!
<Video targetContainer="mpegts" targetACodec="ac3" aBitrate="384">
            <Matches container="*" aCodec="eac3" />

I would like to see targetContainer="mkv" and mux all other tracks into resulting container... as well as subtitles,... and, maybe, normalize the sound level (it is really x0.5 -to- x0.2 of regular ac3/dts tracks)

but this works fine already and I am able to watch many tv-shows that are usually marked as "WEB-DL", DD+, AMZN, and NETFLIX.

I didn't find GitHub-repo - couldn't make a PR for this. so I'm asking for help from the devs to release my burden :)


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Post Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:48 am

Re: [REQUEST] Sony Bravia KDL-55W905A - Profile Update

Perhaps too late....

cause I got tired of merging settings each update of Serviio I install
, I have the same "problem" with my W829B, so I am using the user-profiles.xml file (https://serviio.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=16) to expand the original Sony profile with my customizations.... Then, for instance, It could be sth like:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<Profiles version="1.0" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xsi:noNamespaceSchemaLocation="http://www.serviio.org/xsd/profiles/v/1.9.1/Profiles.xsd">

<Profile id="sony2013_w905a" name="Sony Bravia TV (2013 W905A customization)" extendsProfileId="sony2013">
       <FriendlyName>BRAVIA KDL-\d{2}W905A.*</FriendlyName>
       <Manufacturer>Sony Corporation</Manufacturer>

      <Video targetContainer="mpegts" targetACodec="ac3" aBitrate="384">
            <Matches container="*" aCodec="eac3" />



By this way you will "add", can also "override" definitions (be careful with the Inheritance: https://serviio.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=24), to the original profile and won't have to re-edit every Serviio's update (you can overwrite profiles.xml).

Hope this helps...

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