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Thread: PS3 not working when I turn off transcode

  1. #1
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    Exclamation PS3 not working when I turn off transcode

    I am trying to evaluate if mezzmo is the new product for me

    1. I love the custom navtree abilities it allows for (wicked awesome)
    2. I love the fact that I can have it transcode when needed

    But there are a few issues I cant seem to figure out
    Here is some background info

    If have a collection of movies in MP4 format
    They all work "as is" no need for transcodeing to my xbox, ps3, iphone, android
    I first started to use Windows Media sharing on Windows 7, which works
    I currently use Twonky, which works very well for me, just limited in navtree customizations
    ( there is no transcode going on with windows media streaming or twonky and they work with a lot)
    So I went ahead and installed the current version of mezzmo
    And at first glance all seems ok, and things did work
    But I couldnt help but notice that mezzmo is presenting "ALL" of my MP4's to the PS3 as a type "MPEG TS"
    Upon further investigation, it appears that "ALL" videos are being passsed through ffmpeg
    This I thought was rather odd
    I also noticed that ffmpeg was running ans was transcodeing everything!
    So I turned off transcode for the device, and then nothing worked
    all videos say unsupported

    I am at a loss as to why this is?
    If all of my videos work as is with every media streamer out there without transcode
    why would turning it off in mezzmo make the ps3 thing they are unsupported?

    Also why are all videos being passed through as MPEG TS type ?

    Thanks for any help with this

    Note:
    I also tried different device profiles with the PS3, but no luck
    Last edited by phibertron; 03-01-2011 at 04:36 AM.

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    Here is some info from ffmpeg

    This file streams as is with anything other than mezmmo
    mezzmo thinks it needs to transcode it

    Code:
    FFmpeg version git-c3897d7, Copyright (c) 2000-2011 the FFmpeg developers
      built on Jan 20 2011 13:56:32 with gcc 4.4.2
      configuration: --enable-memalign-hack --arch=x86 --target-os=mingw32 --cross-prefix=i686-mingw32- --enable-static --disable-shared --enable-zlib --disable-ffprobe --disable-ffplay --prefix=/media/windows/ffmpeg --extra-cflags=-U__STRICT_ANSI__ --enable-libmp3lame --enable-libx264 --enable-gpl --extra-libs='-lx264 -lpthread' --enable-runtime-cpudetect
      libavutil     50.36. 0 / 50.36. 0
      libavcore      0.16. 1 /  0.16. 1
      libavcodec    52.108. 0 / 52.108. 0
      libavformat   52.94. 0 / 52.94. 0
      libavdevice   52. 2. 3 / 52. 2. 3
      libavfilter    1.74. 0 /  1.74. 0
      libswscale     0.12. 0 /  0.12. 0
    [mov,mp4,m4a,3gp,3g2,mj2 @ 016bdd60] max_analyze_duration reached
    Input #0, mov,mp4,m4a,3gp,3g2,mj2, from 'C:\Documents and Settings\ADMIN\My Documents\My Videos\Alien vs Predator 1.mp4':
      Metadata:
        major_brand     : mp42
        minor_version   : 0
        compatible_brands: mp42isomavc1
        creation_time   : 2010-03-20 16:25:15
        genre           : SciFi
        encoder         : HandBrake 0.9.4 2009112300
        date            : 2004-01-01
      Duration: 01:48:41.06, start: 0.000000, bitrate: 2057 kb/s
        Stream #0.0(und): Video: h264, yuv420p, 720x304, 1926 kb/s, 23.98 fps, 23.98 tbr, 90k tbn, 47.95 tbc
        Metadata:
          creation_time   : 2010-03-20 16:25:15
        Stream #0.1(eng): Audio: aac, 48000 Hz, stereo, s16, 127 kb/s
        Metadata:
          creation_time   : 2010-03-20 16:25:15
        Stream #0.2(und): Subtitle: text / 0x74786574
        Metadata:
          creation_time   : 2010-03-20 16:25:15
    At least one output file must be specified
    
    
    ---> DB Level Info: 30
    This file streams as is with anything, includeing mezzmo

    Code:
    FFmpeg version git-c3897d7, Copyright (c) 2000-2011 the FFmpeg developers
      built on Jan 20 2011 13:56:32 with gcc 4.4.2
      configuration: --enable-memalign-hack --arch=x86 --target-os=mingw32 --cross-prefix=i686-mingw32- --enable-static --disable-shared --enable-zlib --disable-ffprobe --disable-ffplay --prefix=/media/windows/ffmpeg --extra-cflags=-U__STRICT_ANSI__ --enable-libmp3lame --enable-libx264 --enable-gpl --extra-libs='-lx264 -lpthread' --enable-runtime-cpudetect
      libavutil     50.36. 0 / 50.36. 0
      libavcore      0.16. 1 /  0.16. 1
      libavcodec    52.108. 0 / 52.108. 0
      libavformat   52.94. 0 / 52.94. 0
      libavdevice   52. 2. 3 / 52. 2. 3
      libavfilter    1.74. 0 /  1.74. 0
      libswscale     0.12. 0 /  0.12. 0
    Input #0, mov,mp4,m4a,3gp,3g2,mj2, from 'C:\Documents and Settings\ADMIN\My Documents\My Videos\Alien vs Predator 2 pmp.mp4':
      Metadata:
        major_brand     : isom
        minor_version   : 1
        compatible_brands: isomavc1
        creation_time   : 2009-09-17 06:03:40
        genre           : SciFi
        date            : 2007-01-01
      Duration: 01:41:04.93, start: 0.000000, bitrate: 889 kb/s
        Stream #0.0(und): Video: h264, yuv420p, 480x208 [PAR 21:20 DAR 63:26], 758 kb/s, 23.98 fps, 23.98 tbr, 24k tbn, 47.95 tbc
        Metadata:
          creation_time   : 2009-09-17 06:03:40
        Stream #0.1(und): Audio: aac, 48000 Hz, stereo, s16, 127 kb/s
        Metadata:
          creation_time   : 2009-09-17 06:04:23
    At least one output file must be specified
    
    
    ---> DB Level Info: 21

  3. #3
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    I have also noticed this same issue with the PS3. The MP4s are natively supported, but always appear to be transcoding. Note that, according to Dennis, the next release will have updated profiles, but I am curious as well whether or not this issue will be addressed in the upcoming update.

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    The problem is that some MP4s, especially those encoded using QuickTime, do not play on the PS3, so we decided to play it safe and transcode all MP4s. If most of your MP4s play, then I'd recommend manually adjusting the device profile (SonyPlaystation3.prf) - just uncomment the "h264" bit in the "h264aac" container, save the file and restart the server.

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    Thanks for the prompt replies

    I cant believe I didnt see the commented out section, and poof, all worked as it should, once I removed the comment sections

    Now that has got to be a double whammy, whether to transcode the mp4 or not, I see why it was done

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