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flobiwan

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Post Sat Oct 31, 2015 2:41 am

Sony Bluray - paused videos not starting at same spot

I just got a new Sony BDP-S6500 Blu ray player to replace my old one and now, when i stream videos from Serviio, if i pause a video, when i restart, it starts near the beginning of the video instead of starting where it left off. I'm using Sony BDP-Sx100 (2013) as that's the most recent Sony profile i can pick. Does anyone know how to fix this?
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Henderson

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Post Tue Nov 10, 2015 2:41 pm

Re: Sony Bluray - paused videos not starting at same spot

I just got the S6500 and I see this happen on some videos as well where it does not happen with the S5100 and S5200 players using the same profile, the Sony BDP-Sx100(2013) profile. I've tested the same file on all 3 players with the same profile.

I couldn't recall which videos I had the problem before but ran across another one tonight, an .mp4 file. If I switch to the Sony BDP-Sx70/SMP-N100(2010)-US profile, it doesn't happen, when you pause the video it will restart where you paused it on the S6500. But the file is transcoded then, whereas it plays directly with the 2013 profile.

I'm not sure if it's something that can be changed in the Serviio profile, or if it's just something quirky about the S6500. Here's the MediaInfo from the mp4 file where pausing starts it back close to the beginning, like around 2:50 or so:

  Code:
General
Complete name                            : V:\Download\BTMovies\20-20 S39 E08 Leah Remini on Leaving the Church of Scientology HDTV 720p x264 AAC 2.0 MP4.mp4
Format                                   : MPEG-4
Format profile                           : Base Media / Version 2
Codec ID                                 : mp42
File size                                : 2.01 GiB
Duration                                 : 40mn 43s
Overall bit rate mode                    : Variable
Overall bit rate                         : 7 058 Kbps
Movie name                               : My Movie
Encoded date                             : UTC 2015-10-31 05:59:36
Tagged date                              : UTC 2015-10-31 06:13:39

Video
ID                                       : 2
Format                                   : AVC
Format/Info                              : Advanced Video Codec
Format profile                           : High@L3.1
Format settings, CABAC                   : Yes
Format settings, ReFrames                : 2 frames
Codec ID                                 : avc1
Codec ID/Info                            : Advanced Video Coding
Duration                                 : 40mn 43s
Bit rate mode                            : Variable
Bit rate                                 : 6 806 Kbps
Maximum bit rate                         : 768 Kbps
Width                                    : 1 280 pixels
Height                                   : 720 pixels
Display aspect ratio                     : 16:9
Frame rate mode                          : Constant
Frame rate                               : 29.970 fps
Original frame rate                      : 25.000 fps
Color space                              : YUV
Chroma subsampling                       : 4:2:0
Bit depth                                : 8 bits
Scan type                                : Progressive
Bits/(Pixel*Frame)                       : 0.246
Stream size                              : 1.94 GiB (96%)
Title                                    : Core Media Video
Encoded date                             : UTC 2015-10-31 05:59:36
Tagged date                              : UTC 2015-10-31 06:13:39
Color range                              : Limited
Color primaries                          : BT.709
Transfer characteristics                 : BT.709
Matrix coefficients                      : BT.709

Audio
ID                                       : 1
Format                                   : AAC
Format/Info                              : Advanced Audio Codec
Format profile                           : LC
Codec ID                                 : 40
Duration                                 : 40mn 43s
Source duration                          : 40mn 44s
Bit rate mode                            : Constant
Bit rate                                 : 256 Kbps
Channel(s)                               : 2 channels
Channel positions                        : Front: L R
Sampling rate                            : 48.0 KHz
Compression mode                         : Lossy
Stream size                              : 72.6 MiB (4%)
Source stream size                       : 72.6 MiB (4%)
Title                                    : Core Media Audio
Language                                 : English
Encoded date                             : UTC 2015-10-31 05:59:36
Tagged date                              : UTC 2015-10-31 06:13:39
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Henderson

Streaming enthusiast

Posts: 49

Joined: Fri Oct 11, 2013 8:12 pm

Post Wed Nov 11, 2015 5:42 am

Re: Sony Bluray - paused videos not starting at same spot

Until someone more knowledgeable tells me a better way around this (or that I did something really stupid :P), what I did for now is to create a new profile for the S6500. I would have just edited the Sony 2013 profile, but I have 3 players connected, and as I mentioned above, the S5100 and S5200 players don't have the problem so wanted to keep the existing 2013 profile as is for their use.

I copied the complete Sony 2013 profile and renamed it Sony BDP-S6500 (2015), and changed one line in the profile for mp4 vCodec from dvvideo to h264 so the title and that one line reads:
  Code:
<Profile id="bdp2015" name="Sony BDP-S6500 (2015)" extendsProfileId="1">
    <Matches container="mp4" vCodec="h264" />


Now restarting the file after a pause doesn't start you near the beginning. That virtually makes pause unusable when that constantly happens. The tradeoff of course is now it has to transcode the mp4s, and FF doesn't work as smoothly for those files as when playing them direct (but it does work).

This doesn't happen btw when I play the mp4s from a USB drive in the player, pause and restart works as it should.

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