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    Default Files stopping mid playback

    Hi I am having quite a few issues with streaming to my TV. From time to time the files just stop and it goes on to the next file in the folder.It seems quite random, If I then play the file again and FFW to just before the place it halted playback it will then play ok. I have a Samsung C650.

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    It seems to be a somewhat common problem. I've mentioned it to Dennis, as have a number of other members. Dennis mentioned that they're aware of one thing that may be causing this and are presently working to implement a fix.

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    Ok thanks hope they sort it soon.

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    Sry, i have to reactiveate this thread.

    Since a few days, after the last Windows 10 Update my WD TV stops the playback sometimes in the middle of a movie. when i press start it starts from where it stops.

    Its a WD TV Live hardware and the last 5.2 Mezzmo. Sometimes i saw problems in the displayed timeline ( i think on transcoded files only).

    Not sure where the problem is, but perhaps someone has similar problems... I would help me to know where to sarch for errors

    Thx, HTC

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    Does this problem occur only on transcoded files or on files that are pre-transcoded or playing without 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
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    OK, after a long investigation time back again:

    It happens when the files are transcoded to mpegts.

    It does not depend from the used hardware, i tested WD TV, Sony TV, Sony BRP, Boxee and now the actual used PS4.

    When i pretranscode the file to matroska and only change the Audiochannel everything works fine.

    The Main Problem is that the timebar suddenly beginns to jump over the maximum length of the movie and therefore it stops, thinking the movie is finished... It looks like counting forward as expected and then suddenly a timejump of 10 to 20 minutes. I dont think it jumps everytime at the same timestamp... it seems to happen randomly.

    The Problem beginns most after pressing ffw or rw, sometimes it stops also during normal playback.

    Is there a posibility to create transcoding sheet for my ps4 with mkv as default/prefered transcoding format?

    Also mezzmo often transcodes files that are playable without transcoding on the ps4. I turned transcoding complete off and found only one file with not supported audio format???

    Can u please help me?

    HTC
    Last edited by HTC; 03-20-2020 at 03:05 AM.

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    mkv files have an index at the end which is not available until the complete file is transcoded so for most devices this format does not work for transcoding on the fly. If you open the Sony Playstation 4 profile in a text editor you will be able to find the mkv section:

    <avcontainer id="matroska" name="matroska,webm" mimetype="video/x-matroska" dlnaprofile="MATROSKA" encode="1" format="matroska" supportschunked="0" pretranscodeonly="1" level="41">
    <video>
    <format id="h264" encode="1" codec="libx264" ffmpegadditional="h264+encoding" preferredtranscoded="1">
    </format>
    <format id="mpeg4">
    </format>
    </video>
    <audio>
    <format id="mp3" encode="1" codec="libmp3lame">
    </format>
    <format id="ac3" encode="1" codec="ac3">
    </format>
    <format id="aac" encode="1" codec="aac" ffmpegadditional="aac+encoding">
    </format>
    </audio>
    <ffmpegadditional id="union+thread0"/>
    </avcontainer>

    In the avcontainer there is an attribute pretranscodeonly="1". You can try setting this to 0 then save the profile and restart your Mezzmo media server to see if this allows files transcoded to mkv to play on the fly.

    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
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    I will give your advise a try and give feedback if it works or not.

    HTC
    Last edited by HTC; 03-23-2020 at 07:18 AM.

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    (see this thread for its location: http://forum.conceiva.com/showthread...ofiles-located)

    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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    OK, seems like every file is working fine now.

    A few ideas from my side:

    When i start a file thet needs a pretranscode, the ps4 returned me to the file menu with the information "media is not playable" or something like that. It would sound better if i get a better information like "Media is transcoding now, please try again in XX:XX min".

    A main question is also if i start a library maintainence, would mezzmo automaticly start the pretranscode of the files that need it?

    HTC

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