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  1. #1
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    Jan 2012

    Default MP3 playback - "Cannot Read File"


    I've copied my iTunes library over to my server running WHS 2011, connected via wired to a Panny DT30 television. Most of the tracks play correctly but any that are MP3 fail to play with the "Cannot Read File" message. If I pre-transcode they work, but that's a couple of GB worth and I'd rather not take up more server space than needed.

    Here is the ffmpeg file - I'm guessing that the quality of the mp3 file is the issue, since the mp3 format is compatible on the TV? The mp3 files were downloaded from napster, rather than ripped from my CD collection.

    I suppose I could burn them to CD and try and importback to iTunes but that will take a while. Is this a common issue?

    ffmpeg version N-36036-ga40f43d, Copyright (c) 2000-2011 the FFmpeg developers
    built on Dec 22 2011 13:44:49 with gcc 4.6.2
    configuration: --enable-memalign-hack --arch=x86 --target-os=mingw32 --cross-prefix=i686-w64-mingw32- --enable-static --disable-shared --enable-zlib --disable-postproc --prefix=/media/ffmpeg --enable-libmp3lame --enable-libx264 --enable-gpl --extra-libs='-lx264 -lpthread' --enable-runtime-cpudetect --extra-cflags=-I/home/dennis/cc/include --extra-ldflags=-L/home/dennis/cc/lib --pkg-config=pkg-config --disable-w32threads
    libavutil 51. 32. 0 / 51. 32. 0
    libavcodec 53. 46. 1 / 53. 46. 1
    libavformat 53. 27. 0 / 53. 27. 0
    libavdevice 53. 4. 0 / 53. 4. 0
    libavfilter 2. 53. 0 / 2. 53. 0
    libswscale 2. 1. 0 / 2. 1. 0
    [mp3 @ 015f82e0] Format mp3 detected only with low score of 24, misdetection possible!
    [mp3 @ 015f82e0] max_analyze_duration 5000000 reached at 5015510
    Input #0, mp3, from 'D:\ServerFolders\Music\The Cure\Greatest Hits\The Cure - Close To Me.mp3':
    album : Greatest Hits
    title : Close To Me
    artist : The Cure
    track : 7
    genre : Rock
    date : 2001
    Duration: 00:03:40.91, start: 0.000000, bitrate: 304 kb/s
    Stream #0:0: Audio: mp3, 44100 Hz, stereo, s16, 256 kb/s
    At least one output file must be specified

    ---> DB Level Info: 0, -99
    ---> Frame rate:
    ---> Aspect ratio:

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Melbourne, Australia


    That MP3 should be passed through natively to the TV and they should play on the TV, unless there's something with the actual encoding of that file which halts the TV's built-in player. If that's the case, then they'll have to be pre-transcoded, but that shouldn't take long.

    Would it be possible for you to send one of those MP3s to support, so that we could test it here on our TVs?

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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2012


    Sure, I'll email one over this evening when I get home from work


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