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cruisinfanatic

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Post Sun Jul 26, 2015 5:26 pm

Poor Playback

From time to time I get a playback problem. Sometimes right at the beginning (as in this case) and sometimes right in the middle of viewing.
Here's a u tube video of what I see https://youtu.be/FudSmTaf29k
Is this fixable or do I just have a bad video file?
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DenyAll

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Post Mon Jul 27, 2015 11:07 am

Re: Poor Playback

Common issue with AVI files made using certain encoders (at least for the ones happening at the beginning) - and easily fixed by remuxing the file.

Assuming you are a Windows user, the easiest way to do this is to use my WinHelper tool here: viewtopic.php?f=17&t=12136. Drag all offending files to the Remux tab, select "Remux to the same container type" and press Go!. This will recreate the file (old versions are saved as ".old" files so you can recover if this doesn't work - but 99% sure it will ;)).
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cruisinfanatic

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Post Mon Jul 27, 2015 11:26 am

Re: Poor Playback

DenyAll wrote:Common issue with AVI files made using certain encoders (at least for the ones happening at the beginning) - and easily fixed by remuxing the file.

Assuming you are a Windows user, the easiest way to do this is to use my WinHelper tool here: viewtopic.php?f=17&t=12136. Drag all offending files to the Remux tab, select "Remux to the same container type" and press Go!. This will recreate the file (old versions are saved as ".old" files so you can recover if this doesn't work - but 99% sure it will ;)).

Thanks for the help but I can't for the life of me find Remux tab in Serviio WinHelper. I think that the yellow icon at bottom is winhelper?
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Post Mon Jul 27, 2015 12:02 pm

Re: Poor Playback

No, that is Serviio Console. WinHelper is a stand-alone program developed by a user (me :-)) - download it from viewtopic.php?f=17&t=12136 (and read that thread for a better description of what it does).
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Post Mon Jul 27, 2015 12:34 pm

Re: Poor Playback

ok got it installed and Remuxed to same container type but did not help.
Frustrating because plays fine on desktop or if I burn it to dvd and watch it that way on TV
Thanks for the help
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Post Mon Jul 27, 2015 11:07 pm

Re: Poor Playback

Hmm, I was sure that would be it. Check your CPU while streaming to see its not maxing out. What LAN bandwidth do you have (wireless - if so try wired if possible).

Does it do this for other files types (MP4 etc). What profile are you using?
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Post Tue Jul 28, 2015 2:00 am

Re: Poor Playback

DenyAll wrote:Hmm, I was sure that would be it. Check your CPU while streaming to see its not maxing out. What LAN bandwidth do you have (wireless - if so try wired if possible).

Does it do this for other files types (MP4 etc). What profile are you using?

It's just 5% of the video files (torrent downloads) I want to watch. The other 95% work fine. A wired connection doesn't improve
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Post Tue Jul 28, 2015 7:59 am

Re: Poor Playback

Can you post MediaInfo (viewtopic.php?f=5&t=4510) for an offending file? Lets see if that highlights anything.
Try remuxing it to a different container type. If nothing else works, you may have to re-encode the file.
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Post Tue Jul 28, 2015 3:47 pm

Re: Poor Playback

  Code:
General
Complete name                            : C:\Users\M&R Joslin\Desktop\Media\Survivor - All-Stars\S08E14 - A Chapera Surprise.avi
Format                                   : AVI
Format/Info                              : Audio Video Interleave
File size                                : 347 MiB
Duration                                 : 42mn 20s
Overall bit rate mode                    : Variable
Overall bit rate                         : 1 147 Kbps
Writing application                      : VirtualDubMod 1.5.10.1 (build 2439/release)
Writing library                          : VirtualDubMod build 2439/release

Video
ID                                       : 0
Format                                   : MPEG-4 Visual
Format profile                           : Advanced Simple@L5
Format settings, BVOP                    : 2
Format settings, QPel                    : Yes
Format settings, GMC                     : 3 warppoints
Format settings, Matrix                  : Default (H.263)
Codec ID                                 : XVID
Codec ID/Hint                            : XviD
Duration                                 : 42mn 20s
Bit rate                                 : 1 004 Kbps
Width                                    : 512 pixels
Height                                   : 384 pixels
Display aspect ratio                     : 4:3
Frame rate                               : 29.970 fps
Color space                              : YUV
Chroma subsampling                       : 4:2:0
Bit depth                                : 8 bits
Scan type                                : Progressive
Compression mode                         : Lossy
Bits/(Pixel*Frame)                       : 0.170
Stream size                              : 304 MiB (88%)
Writing library                          : XviD 1.0.2 (UTC 2004-08-29)

Audio
ID                                       : 1
Format                                   : MPEG Audio
Format version                           : Version 1
Format profile                           : Layer 3
Mode                                     : Joint stereo
Mode extension                           : MS Stereo
Codec ID                                 : 55
Codec ID/Hint                            : MP3
Duration                                 : 42mn 20s
Bit rate mode                            : Variable
Bit rate                                 : 128 Kbps
Channel(s)                               : 2 channels
Sampling rate                            : 48.0 KHz
Compression mode                         : Lossy
Stream size                              : 39.1 MiB (11%)
Alignment                                : Aligned on interleaves
Interleave, duration                     : 24 ms (0.72 video frame)
Interleave, preload duration             : 142 ms
Writing library                          : LAME3.90.
Encoding settings                        : -m j -V 4 -q 2 -lowpass 17.6 --abr 128

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cruisinfanatic

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Post Wed Jul 29, 2015 1:46 am

Re: Poor Playback

DenyAll wrote:Can you post MediaInfo (viewtopic.php?f=5&t=4510) for an offending file? Lets see if that highlights anything.
Try remuxing it to a different container type. If nothing else works, you may have to re-encode the file.

done
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Post Wed Jul 29, 2015 11:15 am

Re: Poor Playback

Nothing stands out from the MediaInfo. Did you try the other suggestions - did either work.
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Post Thu Jul 30, 2015 1:29 am

Re: Poor Playback

DenyAll wrote:Nothing stands out from the MediaInfo. Did you try the other suggestions - did either work.

other container types didn't work. How do you re encode file?
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DenyAll

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Post Thu Jul 30, 2015 10:39 am

Re: Poor Playback

You need to use third party software. I use the free app, XMedia Recode.
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Post Thu Jul 30, 2015 5:15 pm

Re: Poor Playback

Hi,

I suggest that you check the video files with playbacking issues using http://www.divfix.org and attempt fixing them.

If that doesn't do it for you then you could try converting the troublesome files with Divx (default output profile) in the past this fixed some playback issues for me.
http://www.divx.com/en/software/converter/features
I also noticed that Divx encoded files stream alot smoother while still providing good quality and low output filesizes.

Goodluck!

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