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    Hi lads, been using your software for a few months now and have started to run into some issues with larger mkv files stuttering. Not an issue with cpu/disk/network and have tried lowering the playback settings without any luck. I can run high playback settings on all movies under 8gb in size without issues.

    The second issue is using the menu buttons, with the xbox, the fastforward and rewind options are not available. Is there anything I can do to to the files specifically to fix that or is it a software/device limitation?

    FFD info on the file I am having an issue with:

    FFmpeg version git-c3897d7, Copyright (c) 2000-2011 the FFmpeg developers
    built on Feb 28 2011 10:03:54 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. 39. 0 / 50. 39. 0
    libavcodec 52.113. 2 / 52.113. 2
    libavformat 52.102. 0 / 52.102. 0
    libavdevice 52. 2. 3 / 52. 2. 3
    libavfilter 1. 76. 0 / 1. 76. 0
    libswscale 0. 12. 0 / 0. 12. 0
    [matroska,webm @ 002ccd10] Estimating duration from bitrate, this may be inaccurate

    Seems stream 0 codec frame rate differs from container frame rate: 47.95 (20000000/417083) -> 24.00 (24/1)
    Input #0, matroska,webm, from 'x:\xx\xx.mkv':
    Duration: 02:28:07.91, start: 0.000000, bitrate: 1536 kb/s
    Stream #0.0(eng): Video: h264 (High), yuv420p, 1920x800, PAR 1:1 DAR 12:5, 23.98 fps, 24 tbr, 1k tbn, 47.95 tbc (default)
    Stream #0.1(eng): Audio: dca (DTS), 48000 Hz, 5.1, s16, 1536 kb/s (default)
    At least one output file must be specified


    ---> DB Level Info: 41



    The final question is related to subtitles, I have non-hardcoded subs which work fine when selected through players like VLC, is there any way to get non-hardcoded subs to transcode to a xbox?

    thanks

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    Anyone having similar issues or can offer any possible fixes?

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    Hi lads, been using your software for a few months now and have started to run into some issues with larger mkv files stuttering. Not an issue with cpu/disk/network and have tried lowering the playback settings without any luck. I can run high playback settings on all movies under 8gb in size without issues.
    When the stuttering starts to take place, what does Windows Task Manager report? Is your computer running at high CPU or high memory? It may be that the transcoding is not able to process quick enough to deliver the data to the Xbox for smooth streaming - i.e. the Xbox is getting starved of video/audio data and is always waiting for some more, hence the stuttering.

    One thing to try - after the video has fully played once, then it will be fully transcoded and will not need to be transcoded again. If you play it the next time, the transcoded file will be streamed directly to your Xbox. Does it stutter in this case?

    The second issue is using the menu buttons, with the xbox, the fastforward and rewind options are not available. Is there anything I can do to to the files specifically to fix that or is it a software/device limitation
    When a file is transcoding on-the-fly, FF/REW is not possible since you may be trying to FF to a part of the video that has not yet been transcoded. Once the video has been fully transcoded, then the next time you play it, you should be able to FF/REW.

    The final question is related to subtitles, I have non-hardcoded subs which work fine when selected through players like VLC, is there any way to get non-hardcoded subs to transcode to a xbox?
    Mezzmo can stream external subtitle files (.SRT/.SUB) to DLNA devices, but unfortunately the Xbox does not support playing external subtitle files. We are midway in development of our new subtitle engine and it will support transcoding & burning subtitles into videos so that devices that do not support external subtitles like the Xbox can play videos with subtitles. We do not have a firm release date as yet. It will be a free upgrade for all registered users.

    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
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    The stuttering doesn't seem to be related to hardware bottle necks. Will run wireshark to see what kind of network throughput I am getting.

    Is there a way to transcode files or even whole folders prior to playing them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by barit View Post
    Is there a way to transcode files or even whole folders prior to playing them?
    The next major version of Mezzmo will have a pre-transcode feature so that you can transcode all your files for your device before playing them. It will be a bit like Maintain Library. This will greatly assist users with lower powered computers who cannot perform on-the-fly transcoding without stuttering or random stopping and also allow for FF/REW which is not possible for on-the-fly transcoded files. We are midway in development and don't yet have a firm release date. It will be a free upgrade to all registered users.

    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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    Great to hear that functionality is on the way!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul View Post
    When the stuttering starts to take place, what does Windows Task Manager report? Is your computer running at high hack xbox 360 or high memory? It may be that the transcoding is not able to process quick enough to deliver the data to the Xbox for smooth streaming - i.e. the PS3 Jailbreak is getting starved of video/audio data and is always waiting for some more, hence the stuttering.

    One thing to try - after the video has fully played once, then it will be fully transcoded and will not need to be transcoded again. If you play it the next time, the transcoded file will be streamed directly to your hack wifi. Does it stutter in this case?



    When a file is transcoding on-the-fly, FF/REW is not possible since you may be trying to FF to a part of the video that has not yet been transcoded. Once the video has been fully transcoded, then the next time you play it, you should be able to FF/REW.



    Mezzmo can stream external subtitle files (.SRT/.SUB) to DLNA devices, but unfortunately the Xbox does not support playing external subtitle files. We are midway in development of our new subtitle engine and it will support transcoding & burning subtitles into videos so that devices that do not support external subtitles like the Xbox can play videos with subtitles. We do not have a firm release date as yet. It will be a free upgrade for all registered users.


    If you play it the next time, the transcoded file will be streamed directly to your Xbox.

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