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swainstm

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Post Thu Jun 02, 2011 11:44 am

Re: WTV and/or DVR-MS files?

I am trying to get WTV files playing but does not seem to work with Serviio 0.5.2. The WTV files are from Win7 Media Center recording of HDTV.

Is this because full WTV support is not in 0.5.2 yet, or do I have some other problem. If it is not in 0.5.2, when do you think it will be in working version?

Any other assitance would be appreciated.

Thanks
Matthew
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zip

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Post Thu Jun 02, 2011 11:58 am

Re: WTV and/or DVR-MS files?

What's your device? It works, but maybe it's not setup for your profile.
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swainstm

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Post Thu Jun 02, 2011 1:18 pm

Re: WTV and/or DVR-MS files?

It is a Samsung TV. LA37B650 LCD TV. When I try the WTV file I get a "Not Supported File Format" message on the TV.

I have checked the Profile, and it appears to be correctly listed as "Samsung TV (B Series).

I am very new to this, so quite possible I do not have it setup correctly, so any guideance on what I need to do would be appreciated.

I have attached the output of ffmpeg -i on the file. Interesting I have also tried another DLNA server called Mezzmo. This seems to work with the WTV file, but does not get the aspect ratio right, and does not seem to be as good as Serviio in handling the other files. I have also in the attachment included the ffmpeg output that came with Mezzmo, which seems to be later version and gives better results. To try something out, I also tried copying the Mezzmo ffmpeg to the serviio lib directory to see if that made any difference than it did not.

Thanks for your help.

Matthew
Attachments
serviio.txt
Output of ffmpeg -i from both the ffmpeg in the serviio\lib directory and a difference version of ffmpeg that is in the directory of another peice of SW.
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zip

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Post Thu Jun 02, 2011 2:15 pm

Re: WTV and/or DVR-MS files?

there is only 1 ffmpeg output, not the Serviio one
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swainstm

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Post Thu Jun 02, 2011 2:29 pm

Re: WTV and/or DVR-MS files?

My mistake.

Attached is the file I meant to post.

Thanks
Matthew
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serviio.txt
Output of ffmpeg -i from both the ffmpeg in the serviio\lib directory and a difference version of ffmpeg that is in the directory of another peice of SW.
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zip

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Post Thu Jun 02, 2011 4:24 pm

Re: WTV and/or DVR-MS files?

It looks normal. Can you turn on detailed logging and try playing it again? It should start ffmpeg for the transcoding, let's see if it's failing.
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swainstm

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Post Fri Jun 03, 2011 1:14 am

Re: WTV and/or DVR-MS files?

From my limited knowledge, it looks to be failing. I could even see that without the debugging.

As requested, I have turned on the debugging and have attached both the serviio log. I have dug out what I assume is the problematic ffmpeg command, and run this manually with both the serviio ffmpeg and another later version I have, and uploaded the output from this in ffmpeg-output.txt. This was all done on a smaller bb.wtv file that I made, and was done at around 2011-06-03 10:48:27.

I am not a video or ffmpeg expert, but hopefully this all makes sense to you and you can give further direction to resolve this.

Once again thanks for your excellent support.

Matthew
Attachments
ffmpeg-output.txt
Output from manually run ffmpeg (both serviio version of ffmpeg and another later 1 I have on my PC)
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serviio.log
Serviio log file with debug on.
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Illico

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Post Fri Jun 03, 2011 6:55 am

Re: WTV and/or DVR-MS files?

You could try forcing mpeg2video encoding:
  Code:
         <Video targetContainer="mpegts" targetACodec="ac3" forceVTranscoding="true">
            <Matches container="wtv" vCodec="mpeg2video" />
         </Video>
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Post Fri Jun 03, 2011 8:47 am

Re: WTV and/or DVR-MS files?

Yep, try just adding the forceVTranscoding="true" attribute on the existing transcode config in your profile, as per Illico's example
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rcooper5908

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Post Sun Oct 16, 2011 1:51 am

Re: WTV and/or DVR-MS files?

swainstm wrote:From my limited knowledge, it looks to be failing. I could even see that without the debugging.

As requested, I have turned on the debugging and have attached both the serviio log. I have dug out what I assume is the problematic ffmpeg command, and run this manually with both the serviio ffmpeg and another later version I have, and uploaded the output from this in ffmpeg-output.txt. This was all done on a smaller bb.wtv file that I made, and was done at around 2011-06-03 10:48:27.

I am not a video or ffmpeg expert, but hopefully this all makes sense to you and you can give further direction to resolve this.

Once again thanks for your excellent support.

Matthew


The last line of the ffmpeg output tells the tail. I had this one every single h.264 .wtv file. This is a known FFMPEG issue and there are a couple of patches out there but if you go to your ffmpeg source directory and edit libavformat/utils.c around lines 3171 and 3176 (the current git source as of 2011-10-15) and comment out the two lines in that range that say "return AVERROR(EINVAL);" all will be fine. In other words change those lines to read:
/* return AVERROR(EINVAL); */
instead. IIRC this bug generally only appears with .wtv files containing h.264 encoded video. By do the above I can transcode all the .wtv files (all h.264) pefectly every time
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lightsailpro

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Post Mon Nov 14, 2011 1:04 am

Re: WTV and/or DVR-MS files?

rcooper5908, could you post your ffmpeg.exe file which can fix "mpeg_decode_postinit() failure" error? Thanks.
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rcooper5908

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Post Tue Nov 15, 2011 9:17 pm

Re: WTV and/or DVR-MS files?

lightsailpro wrote:rcooper5908, could you post your ffmpeg.exe file which can fix "mpeg_decode_postinit() failure" error? Thanks.


not what it does, it gets around the :

pplication provided invalid, non monotonically increasing d
ts to muxer in stream


I should have said last lines instead of line. I also ONLY get this on .wtv files and in my case they are always h.264 (HD-PVR) recordings
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alan93

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Post Mon Apr 02, 2012 5:50 pm

Re: WTV and/or DVR-MS files?

zip wrote:I've tried your example with the ffmpeg I have and it successfully remuxed into mpegts. I'll include the support for a next version.

https://bitbucket.org/xnejp03/serviio/i ... -wtv-files



I saw this as "resolved" but why can't i play wtv files? it says unsupported type or corrupt.

I tried other profiles too.
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