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    MKV files not shown on XBOX360

    Hello all,

    I do get a message on my XBOX 360 telling that NO VIDEO FILES where found for MKV files! Does anyone has this issue?

    I wouldn't mind buying the FULL version but can't make it working properly with my XBOX 360

    More likely, it works on my SAMSUNG TV.


    Thanx. Regards

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    Hello quebecman,

    Could you please send to me the file information for those MKVs? To do that right-click the file and select "File Information...". Copy the text and send it to me - either here on the forum, or by email to support at kooraroo.com. Thank you

    -AR

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    Hello AR15,

    Here is the copy of the text

    Video, DB: 102, Thumb: 166
    S [h264, 28], bitrate: 0, framerate: 23.98, level: 31, profile: 100, flags: 0x0, flags2: 0x0


    ------------------------

    ffmpeg version N-60987-gd46c3b8 Copyright (c) 2000-2014 the FFmpeg developers
    built on Mar 1 2014 10:29:38 with gcc 4.8.0 (GCC)
    configuration: --disable-shared --enable-static --arch=x86 --target-os=mingw32 --cross-prefix=/home/dennis/cc/mingw-w64-i686/bin/i686-w64-mingw32- --pkg-config=pkg-config --enable-gpl --enable-libx264 --enable-avisynth --enable-libxvid --enable-libmp3lame --enable-version3 --enable-zlib --enable-libopenjpeg --enable-libfreetype --enable-fontconfig --enable-libass --disable-w32threads --enable-bzlib --enable-libbluray --enable-dxva2 --enable-memalign-hack --enable-avresample --enable-runtime-cpudetect --extra-cflags=-DPTW32_STATIC_LIB --enable-libvpx
    libavutil 52. 66.100 / 52. 66.100
    libavcodec 55. 52.102 / 55. 52.102
    libavformat 55. 33.100 / 55. 33.100
    libavdevice 55. 10.100 / 55. 10.100
    libavfilter 4. 2.100 / 4. 2.100
    libavresample 1. 2. 0 / 1. 2. 0
    libswscale 2. 5.101 / 2. 5.101
    libswresample 0. 18.100 / 0. 18.100
    libpostproc 52. 3.100 / 52. 3.100
    Input #0, matroska,webm, from 'G:\New\Vampire.Academy.2014.FRENCH.BRRip.x264.AC3-SP3CTR3\Vampire.Academy.2014.FRENCH.BRRip.x264.AC3-SP3CTR3.mkv':
    Metadata:
    encoder : libebml v1.3.0 + libmatroska v1.4.1
    creation_time : 2014-05-17 15:55:05
    Duration: 01:44:22.30, start: 0.000000, bitrate: 1875 kb/s
    Stream #0:0(fre): Video: h264 (High), yuv420p, 720x304 [SAR 893:900 DAR 47:20], SAR 152:153 DAR 40:17, 23.98 fps, 23.98 tbr, 1k tbn, 47.95 tbc (default)
    Stream #0:1(fre): Audio: ac3, 48000 Hz, 5.1(side), fltp, 448 kb/s (default)
    At least one output file must be specified
    Thanx. Regards.

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    Hello AR15,

    This is another example of another MKV that I am trying to play.

    Video, DB: 97, Thumb: 162
    S [h264, 28], bitrate: 0, framerate: 23.98, level: 31, profile: 100, flags: 0x0, flags2: 0x0


    ------------------------

    ffmpeg version N-60987-gd46c3b8 Copyright (c) 2000-2014 the FFmpeg developers
    built on Mar 1 2014 10:29:38 with gcc 4.8.0 (GCC)
    configuration: --disable-shared --enable-static --arch=x86 --target-os=mingw32 --cross-prefix=/home/dennis/cc/mingw-w64-i686/bin/i686-w64-mingw32- --pkg-config=pkg-config --enable-gpl --enable-libx264 --enable-avisynth --enable-libxvid --enable-libmp3lame --enable-version3 --enable-zlib --enable-libopenjpeg --enable-libfreetype --enable-fontconfig --enable-libass --disable-w32threads --enable-bzlib --enable-libbluray --enable-dxva2 --enable-memalign-hack --enable-avresample --enable-runtime-cpudetect --extra-cflags=-DPTW32_STATIC_LIB --enable-libvpx
    libavutil 52. 66.100 / 52. 66.100
    libavcodec 55. 52.102 / 55. 52.102
    libavformat 55. 33.100 / 55. 33.100
    libavdevice 55. 10.100 / 55. 10.100
    libavfilter 4. 2.100 / 4. 2.100
    libavresample 1. 2. 0 / 1. 2. 0
    libswscale 2. 5.101 / 2. 5.101
    libswresample 0. 18.100 / 0. 18.100
    libpostproc 52. 3.100 / 52. 3.100
    Input #0, matroska,webm, from 'G:\New\The.Flu.2013.LIMITED.FRENCH.BDRip.x264-LOVERS\the.flu.2013.limited.french.bdrip.x264-lovers.mkv':
    Metadata:
    encoder : libebml v1.3.0 + libmatroska v1.4.1
    creation_time : 2014-05-07 19:24:22
    Duration: 02:02:08.39, start: 0.000000, bitrate: 1549 kb/s
    Chapter #0.0: start 0.000000, end 470.803667
    Metadata:
    title :
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    Metadata:
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    Chapter #0.2: start 881.881000, end 1350.349000
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    Chapter #0.4: start 1866.447911, end 2420.918489
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    Chapter #0.10: start 4787.407622, end 5248.076155
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    Metadata:
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    Chapter #0.15: start 7084.160400, end 7328.393000
    Metadata:
    title :
    Stream #0:0(eng): Video: h264 (High), yuv420p(tv, bt709), 720x306, SAR 1:1 DAR 40:17, 23.98 fps, 23.98 tbr, 1k tbn, 47.95 tbc (default)
    Stream #0:1(fre): Audio: aac, 48000 Hz, stereo, fltp (default)
    Stream #0:2(fre): Subtitle: subrip (default) (forced)
    At least one output file must be specified
    Thanx. Regards

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    Hello quebecman,

    Thank you for the information. XBOX 360 doesn't natively support MKV, however Kooraroo is supposed to transcode them on the fly. Can you see the transcoding when you play one of those files? If not, you might want to try pre-transcoding. To do that, right-click on a file you want to play, select Transcode, then select your device (e.g. Xbox) and click OK. You'll see transcoding start in the Status pane. After a few minutes please try to play that file again.

    -AR

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    Hello AR15,

    Hmmmmm... Well, unfortunately, it's not to complain but there are other DLNA server out there that does it without transcoding. I personally prefer Koooraro for it's easiness, but as per example, PLEX works without any issues at all.

    BTW --> I am unable to read any AVI's and or MKV on my SAMSUNG S3

    Thanx. Regards.

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    Hello cubeman,

    If you are sure that Plex doesn't transcode MKV and yet XBOX 360 is playing it, then we can disable the transcoding of MKV for XBOX 360 and Kooraroo will serve it without transcoding (just like Plex). Would you like to try that? Thanks.

    -AR

    PS the only reason Kooraroo transcodes is that XBOX 360 specs say it doesn't support MKV directly

  8. #8
    Hello Ar15,

    Sorry, I was wrong. Actually Plex does transcode on the fly but why can't I at least see the video on my xbox360? Unfortunately, the transcode option is only available in the full version

    More likely, when you have few tousands of movies, it will take days to transcode mkv's.

    Thanx for the try and help.

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    Hi quebecman, I replied via private message. Thanks

    -AR

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