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am_dew

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Post Fri May 22, 2020 4:11 pm

Sony BDP-S6700 BluRay profile?

I am currently using the generic profile to stream from my Sony BDP-S6700 bluray player. Is there a better profile that I can use?

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atc98092

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Post Fri May 22, 2020 5:30 pm

Re: Sony BDP-S6700 BluRay profile?

No one has offered any updated Sony profiles for some time. If you can play everything you have using the generic profile, then there's really no need for something specific. My Nvidia Shield is like that. No need for anything.

However, I do know that Sony removed some DLNA support from their BD players. My S3500 will not play DTS Master Audio, only Dolby TrueHD. Older players would do both. If you encounter any media that won't play, the most recent Sony BD profile is "Sony BDP-Sx100 (2013)". I use that for my 3500 without an issue. It has been updated enough that it will transcode H.265, so if your S6700 can play H.265 you'd need to comment that line out. It doesn't have a Matches line for DTS-MA, but I've finally convinced my wife to use the Shield so the Sony really doesn't get used much any longer.
Dan

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bkeith4web

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Post Mon Jan 18, 2021 3:39 pm

Re: Sony BDP-S6700 BluRay profile?

I just bought an S6700 thinking that it would be at least as compatible as my older S5100, turns out not the case. As the other reply said it looks like Sony removed some functionality. I'm using the SX100 (2013) profiles for both and the only real problem with the S6700 is that it won't play my online source. It's a sports video stream from the internet and I use streamlink to feed it to VLC which then creates an http stream 'http://mypc:8081'. In Serviio I set up that URL as an online source and on the S5100 it works fine. On the S6700 it says file is corrupt or unusable. I've tried a few different profiles, I've tried transcoding in VLC to some different video codecs but still no luck.
On the other hand I hadn't played with the audio codecs much yet and maybe that's the problem rather than the video codec.
One thing I did change in the SX100 profile is force-transcode eac3 audio since the S5100 didn't handle that. That's for video files downloaded from the internet that somebody else encoded with that codec.
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Post Mon Jan 18, 2021 9:34 pm

Re: Sony BDP-S6700 BluRay profile?

You might try running this command line to see if you can determine what exactly the web stream is sending.

"C:\Program files\Serviio\lib\ffmpeg.exe -i http://mypc:8081"

The quotes are necessary, and obviously this assumes you're using Windows. The information that comes back from this command will identify the video and audio codec being used by the stream, and then you can figure out if your new BD player supports those codecs.

I wouldn't edit the profiles included with Serviio. They are over-written every time Serviio is updated. Instead, you can create a user-profiles.xml file in the same folder and create a custom profile to meet your needs.
Dan

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bkeith4web

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Post Sun Jan 24, 2021 12:22 am

Re: Sony BDP-S6700 BluRay profile?

Thanks for the tip on user profiles, I was doing it the hard way and just re-inserting my customizations whenever I upgraded, which was not that often but better to do it the right way.
I've been using the ffmpeg to also try and figure out my new-to-me 6 year old Vizio TV, I can get it working the same way i.e. transcoding most video files and working fine that way but no luck on the same online stream. I've created a stream that ffmpeg reports as mpeg2video (along with h264, h265, a few other things) and a variety of audio codecs but still no joy. Tried using the VLC transcoding capabilities, tried using Serviio, no success yet. If I can find a stream from the internet that will work on the sony or the vizio then I'm sure I could crack the nut but at this point I'm not sure the Sony S6700 will support ANY online stream regardless of a/v codecs, I haven't been able to confirm that it will actually work at all.
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Post Sun Jan 24, 2021 2:43 am

Re: Sony BDP-S6700 BluRay profile?

Some online streams require a plug -in. I am of no help with them, as I have no experience either creating or using plug-ins.
Dan

LG NANO85 4K TV, Samsung JU7100 4K TV, Sony BDP-S3500, Sharp 4K Roku TV, Insignia Roku TV, Roku Ultra, Premiere and Stick, Nvidia Shield, Yamaha RX-V583 AVR.
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bkeith4web

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Post Sun Jan 24, 2021 3:58 am

Re: Sony BDP-S6700 BluRay profile?

I made some progress following one of your earlier posts by transcoding all online audio (container = *) to mp3 which worked for a test audio stream over the internet for one of my blu-ray players. ffmpeg said it was aac (HE-AACV2) and vlc said it was mp4 (mp4a) aac so some kind of aac anyway, which apparently even my S5100 blu-ray wouldn't handle.

I started using user-profiles.xml per your suggestion, it took bouncing the serviio service a couple times but my custom profile entry eventually showed up.

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