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    Default MKV Files stop playing on XBOX 360

    Hi,

    i have a little problem playing my MKV files on the XBOX 360. Before i bought Mezzmo i used TVersity as my media server. Last week, my dad bought a new TV with LAN connection and i wanted to connect it to my old media server. That didn't work due to an DLnA incompability of TVersity. I found Mezzmo and tried it. It worked wonderful with my AVI files and i decided to buy it. Yesterday i tried to play my MKV HD files on my XBOX and it started as usually. But after a couple of seconds it stops rendering and goes back to main menue.

    I use Mezzmo version 2.1.12.0 (Full Version!)

    My XBOX has the newest dashboard installed. I also tried to change the transcoding properties to a value which was proposed in the FAQs.

    My Server (Quad core XEON, 2,13Ghz) runs a MS Windows Server 2008 R2 with 8 GB ram (where 6GB is used) and a lot of hard disk space. It's also not very busy (especially after changing the transcoding properties!). My network is a GBit one where the XBOX is of cause only at 100 MBit.

    What i said before: The MKV starts playing with sound and everything and then just stops... When i start to play the movie again it might play a couple of seconds longer. The rendered files are up to 50MB large (or small) and they don't grow...

    Hopefully someone had the same issues and can tell me what i did wrong.

    If you need mor info about the different MKV files please ask

    Best regards

    mr.niceguy76

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    Hi,

    MKVs need to be transcoded for the XBox (to WMVs) and that is one of the slowest transcodings in FFmpeg (the transcoder that Mezzmo uses). It's actually single-threaded, so that's the biggest problem. If you turn on logging (see this thread: http://forum.conceiva.com/showthread...nostic-logging) then try playing that MKV again and check the transcoding log (or send it to us), I believe we'll see transcoding at a rate slower than what is needed to play the files in real-time. We can reduce quality of the files to increase transcoding speed.

    We're investigating using another transcoder for this operation, as FFmpeg is not coping well in this case, so hopefully a future update will have this fixed. For the time being, you can start playing a file, then pause for a while to let it build up and then play it.

    Mezzmo Android: Install it on your tablet, smartphone, Android TV or Amazon Fire to browse and stream files from your Mezzmo library to all your devices. Full details at http://www.conceiva.com/products/mez...mo_android.asp
    Mezzmo for Kodi Add-on: Install it into Kodi to stream files from your Mezzmo library directly in Kodi. Full details at http://www.mezzmo.com/wiki/doku.php?...odi_user_guide
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    Thanks, thats what I thought was going on. Everything is being played well, only MKV not.

    It's a little bit anoying that the most important transcoding is only be done by FFMPEG. it seemed to be quite a nice transcoder but if it's not capable of transcoding MKV (quickly) it's not really worth of speaking about...

    I paid for Mezzmo Server and i think it's really preatty. It would be nice to see a real good transcoder being implemented to Mezzmo...

    Greetings

    mr.niceguy76
    Last edited by mr.niceguy76; 12-24-2010 at 10:31 AM.

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    The "prepare library" feature will help a bit in this regard (when you can pre-transcode files overnight or whenever and then have them ready when you need them) and we're also thinking of using something else for WMV transcoding.

    Mezzmo Android: Install it on your tablet, smartphone, Android TV or Amazon Fire to browse and stream files from your Mezzmo library to all your devices. Full details at http://www.conceiva.com/products/mez...mo_android.asp
    Mezzmo for Kodi Add-on: Install it into Kodi to stream files from your Mezzmo library directly in Kodi. Full details at http://www.mezzmo.com/wiki/doku.php?...odi_user_guide
    Mezzmo for Roku App: Install it onto your Roku to stream files from your Mezzmo library. Full details at http://www.mezzmo.com/wiki/doku.php?...oku_user_guide
    Wiki: User Guides & Reference Manual at http://www.mezzmo.com/wiki
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    Nice idea... But where can I find the "prepare library" feature???? I'm on a german system. I can swap but before i do i would like to find it in the german environment... ;-)

    Thanks that you reply that quick!

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    Sorry, that feature is not available yet It will be implemented as one of the next major features in Mezzmo.

    Mezzmo Android: Install it on your tablet, smartphone, Android TV or Amazon Fire to browse and stream files from your Mezzmo library to all your devices. Full details at http://www.conceiva.com/products/mez...mo_android.asp
    Mezzmo for Kodi Add-on: Install it into Kodi to stream files from your Mezzmo library directly in Kodi. Full details at http://www.mezzmo.com/wiki/doku.php?...odi_user_guide
    Mezzmo for Roku App: Install it onto your Roku to stream files from your Mezzmo library. Full details at http://www.mezzmo.com/wiki/doku.php?...oku_user_guide
    Wiki: User Guides & Reference Manual at http://www.mezzmo.com/wiki
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    Oh, great :-p

    At least that is one of the nice features if you pay for a product: You get quick answers... ;-)

    I hope it doesn't last that long to implement the feature... There are a lot of free servers which do the same. I don't like to pay for "crap"...

    But what i said: I PAID because it (Mezzmo) did do a lot of things which I didn't find in the free versions of other servers... :-D

    Thanks

    Jens

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    Yes, it's high on the priority list, so hopefully will be out first quarter of 2011 (development is now pretty much stopped till after the holidays).

    Mezzmo Android: Install it on your tablet, smartphone, Android TV or Amazon Fire to browse and stream files from your Mezzmo library to all your devices. Full details at http://www.conceiva.com/products/mez...mo_android.asp
    Mezzmo for Kodi Add-on: Install it into Kodi to stream files from your Mezzmo library directly in Kodi. Full details at http://www.mezzmo.com/wiki/doku.php?...odi_user_guide
    Mezzmo for Roku App: Install it onto your Roku to stream files from your Mezzmo library. Full details at http://www.mezzmo.com/wiki/doku.php?...oku_user_guide
    Wiki: User Guides & Reference Manual at http://www.mezzmo.com/wiki
    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Mezzmo.DLNA.Server
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/conceiva_mezzmo
    Web: http://www.mezzmo.com

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    Sounds good... Thanks for your advise! I'll wait till then!

    I didn't realize that CONCEIVA is from Australia...

    But it makes thinks easy... When i'm upset (in the evening) it's your morning and it's a fresh day for you ;-)

    Cheers to you!

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    Cheers!

    Mezzmo Android: Install it on your tablet, smartphone, Android TV or Amazon Fire to browse and stream files from your Mezzmo library to all your devices. Full details at http://www.conceiva.com/products/mez...mo_android.asp
    Mezzmo for Kodi Add-on: Install it into Kodi to stream files from your Mezzmo library directly in Kodi. Full details at http://www.mezzmo.com/wiki/doku.php?...odi_user_guide
    Mezzmo for Roku App: Install it onto your Roku to stream files from your Mezzmo library. Full details at http://www.mezzmo.com/wiki/doku.php?...oku_user_guide
    Wiki: User Guides & Reference Manual at http://www.mezzmo.com/wiki
    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Mezzmo.DLNA.Server
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/conceiva_mezzmo
    Web: http://www.mezzmo.com

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