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12xuser
February 5th, 2013, 02:18 AM
I came to Kooraroo because I was frustrated with the Windows Media Player database, which did not seem to be able to keep track of what was in my libraries, and was always getting messed up. So far, KooRaRoo has had none of those problems, and has been very easy to configure. Plus, I really like your responsiveness on the forums. It tells me that you are actively working on the software and are interested in making it better.

I am using KooRaRoo on a Dell core i7 machine as a DLNA server for a Panasonic TC-P50ST30 television. I have it set up in KooRaRaa as a Panasonic Viera Tv (S/ST/VT series, 2011) device, and checked the "transcoding enabled" and "convert to 1080" boxes.

My problem is that I have never seen KooRaRoo try to do transcoding on the fly. If I transcode files manually before I try to watch them, they work well, but if the file is not something that the ST30 can play (mkv, h264, AC-3), it just tells me "cannot read file". Anything with dts sound is silent.

Do you have any ideas as to what might be happening or what I can do to fix it?

Dennis
February 5th, 2013, 07:51 AM
Looking at the manual for your TV, it does support MKV files, however you are right - DTS audio is not supported. Perhaps the specific video encoding of the h264 stream in those MKVs is something the TV cannot handle. To check, please right-click on one such file in KRR and post the output of the "File Information" command (or send it in through http://support.kooraroo.com).

Also, just to confirm - does your TV have the same manual as this: http://service.us.panasonic.com/OPERMANPDF/TCP42ST30.PDF ?

12xuser
February 5th, 2013, 02:23 PM
To be clear, my TV will play MKV files, although some have some stutter. It won't play .avi files, and it doesn't transcode them on-the-fly.

That is the correct manual for my TV.

Thanks for your help.

This is the file information for an avi file that won't play
Video, DB: 358, Thumb: 382
S [mpeg4, 13], bitrate: 0, framerate: 23.98, level: 5, profile: 15, flags: 0x0, flags2: 0x0


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ffmpeg version N-49479-g402ea62 Copyright (c) 2000-2013 the FFmpeg developers
built on Feb 1 2013 00:38:41 with gcc 4.7.2 (GCC)
configuration: --enable-memalign-hack --arch=x86 --enable-gpl --enable-libx264 --enable-avisynth --target-os=mingw32 --cross-prefix=i686-w64-mingw32- --pkg-config=pkg-config --enable-libmp3lame --enable-version3 --extra-libs=-lws2_32 --enable-zlib --extra-libs=-lwinmm --enable-gnutls --enable-libass --enable-avresample --disable-w32threads --enable-runtime-cpudetect --disable-ffplay --disable-ffserver --enable-memalign-hack --disable-doc
libavutil 52. 17.100 / 52. 17.100
libavcodec 54. 91.100 / 54. 91.100
libavformat 54. 61.104 / 54. 61.104
libavdevice 54. 3.103 / 54. 3.103
libavfilter 3. 35.100 / 3. 35.100
libswscale 2. 2.100 / 2. 2.100
libswresample 0. 17.102 / 0. 17.102
libpostproc 52. 2.100 / 52. 2.100
[mp3 @ 0196ecc0] Header missing
[mpeg4 @ 0196cc40] Invalid and inefficient vfw-avi packed B frames detected
Input #0, avi, from 'E:\_VIDEO_\Filename.avi':
Metadata:
encoder : Nandub v1.0rc2
Duration: 00:47:59.88, start: 0.000000, bitrate: 1602 kb/s
Stream #0:0: Video: mpeg4 (Advanced Simple Profile) (XVID / 0x44495658), yuv420p, 624x352 [SAR 1:1 DAR 39:22], 23.98 tbr, 23.98 tbn, 23.98 tbc
Stream #0:1: Audio: mp3 (U[0][0][0] / 0x0055), 48000 Hz, stereo, s16p, 32 kb/s
At least one output file must be specified

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This is the file information for an mkv file with dts sound. The sound doesn't play and the video stutters. When I transcoded it manually, it played perfectly.
Video, DB: 348, Thumb: 372
S [h264, 28], bitrate: 0, framerate: 23.98, level: 41, profile: 100, flags: 0x0, flags2: 0x0


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ffmpeg version N-49479-g402ea62 Copyright (c) 2000-2013 the FFmpeg developers
built on Feb 1 2013 00:38:41 with gcc 4.7.2 (GCC)
configuration: --enable-memalign-hack --arch=x86 --enable-gpl --enable-libx264 --enable-avisynth --target-os=mingw32 --cross-prefix=i686-w64-mingw32- --pkg-config=pkg-config --enable-libmp3lame --enable-version3 --extra-libs=-lws2_32 --enable-zlib --extra-libs=-lwinmm --enable-gnutls --enable-libass --enable-avresample --disable-w32threads --enable-runtime-cpudetect --disable-ffplay --disable-ffserver --enable-memalign-hack --disable-doc
libavutil 52. 17.100 / 52. 17.100
libavcodec 54. 91.100 / 54. 91.100
libavformat 54. 61.104 / 54. 61.104
libavdevice 54. 3.103 / 54. 3.103
libavfilter 3. 35.100 / 3. 35.100
libswscale 2. 2.100 / 2. 2.100
libswresample 0. 17.102 / 0. 17.102
libpostproc 52. 2.100 / 52. 2.100
Input #0, matroska,webm, from 'E:\_VIDEO_\Filename.mkv':
Duration: 00:01:00.07, start: 0.000000, bitrate: 5181 kb/s
Stream #0:0(eng): Video: h264 (High), yuv420p, 1280x720, SAR 1:1 DAR 16:9, 23.98 fps, 23.98 tbr, 1k tbn, 47.95 tbc (default)
Stream #0:1(eng): Audio: dts (DTS), 48000 Hz, 5.1(side), fltp, 1536 kb/s (default)
Stream #0:2(eng): Subtitle: subrip
At least one output file must be specified

Dennis
February 5th, 2013, 02:55 PM
Thank you for the information. Please submit a ticket via http://support.kooraroo.com and I'll send you an updated device profile to try that should resolve those issues.