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    Hi,

    I have been using Twonky since i had my TV in 2009 but recent new avi's dont seem to work so i though Mezzmo would give me a seamless method of viewing new and old without the need to convert a lot of videos.

    I have installed the latest version and it detected by Tv as a Panasonic Viera 2011. The TV spotted Mezzmo, i can see the folders, navigate to the .avi's and see the new thumbnails but if i select an avi which does play though Twonky, it states "File Not Supported" and shows as an DivX file. Transcode should not be needed as it works via Twonky & Windows Media. I then try a file that doesnt play, and that returns the same error.

    I then switched to the "Panasonic Viera None DivX" version which i shouldnt need to as it plays DivX. Same errors, just the file format changes to Video File rather than DivX.

    But if i pre-transcode the video, it works.

    Help, i really want this to work.

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    Hi,

    Can you please tell me what do those AVI files show up when you use Twonky?

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    Hi,

    The file that works shows on the tv as "Video File", the other shows no type & reports after a couple of seconds "File not supported".
    If i use Twonky Media Browser on the PC, both files show as "Video Clip", doesnt give much more info.

    To do a less random set of tests i have noted:

    PC: Windows 7 x64 - All updates etc
    BT Net Protect Plus AV/Firewall etc (McAfee)

    File 1 - Doesnt Work with Twonky
    Mezzmo reports proerties as:
    W:960
    H:528
    Duration:00:43:24
    File Format:AVI format
    Codec:MPEG-4 part 2
    Audio:ATSC A/52 / AC-3
    Bit Rate:2257249
    Sample:48000

    File 2 - Does work on Twonky
    W:624
    H:352
    Duration:00:43:33
    File Format:AVI format
    Codec:MPEG-4 part 2
    Audio:MP3 (MPEG audio layer 3)
    Bit Rate:1121154
    Sample:48000

    File 3 - Doesnt work on Twonky - Added this to the test as its an mkv so it must force a transcode (i think)
    W:1280
    H:720
    Duration:00:42:38
    File Format:Matroska file format
    Codec:H.264 / AVC / MPEG-4 AVC / MPEG-4 part 10
    Audio:ATSC A/52 / AC-3
    Bit Rate:3672065
    Sample:48000

    None play using Mezzmo:
    To Re-test ...
    Checked TV running latest firmware

    Mezzmo re-started, transcode files all removed, manually cleared transcode folder, renamed test files to ensure i am starting a clean test.

    Mezzmo Setting:Panasonic Viera
    File 1 - DivX file type shown - Cannot read file
    File 2 - DivX file type shown - Cannot read file
    File 3 - No file type shown - File not supported

    Mezzmo Setting:Panasonic (2011 models)
    File 1 - DivX file type shown - Cannot read file
    File 2 - DivX file type shown - Cannot read file
    File 3 - JPEG type shown - File not supported

    Mezzmo Setting:Panasonic (No divx)
    File 1 - No file type shown - File not supported
    File 2 - No file type shown - File not supported
    File 3 - No file type shown - File not supported


    Mezzmo does not appear to transcode any file automatically. Double checked, its set to transcode incompatable files. Firewall setting in mezzmo reports ok.
    Made sure Twonky server closed. Also closed "Air Video" which i use to stream to ipod & ipad (transcoding) of which all 3 work fine so that rules out file corruption (i suggest).

    The other 2 servers i have ...
    File 1:
    Twonky: "Video File" type shown on tv, after a few seconds, reports "File not supported"
    Windows Media Server - Plays!
    File 2:
    Twonky: "Video File" type shown on tv, plays
    Windows Media Server - Plays
    File 3:
    Twonky: No type shown on tv, "File not supported"
    Windows Media Server - Doesn't show the file

    Deinstalled Mezzmo
    Reinstalled Mexxmo
    Repeated test, no change

    Any other info?

    Steve
    Last edited by Roofus; 01-31-2012 at 07:49 PM.

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    Sounds like Twonky is transcoding those files then (since they don't appear as AVI/DivX).

    Can you please change to the "Panasonic Viera (No DivX)" again, then enable logging (see this thread: http://forum.conceiva.com/showthread...nostic-logging) and try playing one of the AVIs using Mezzmo? Once it fails, stop the server and send in the logs to support.

    Also, please try the "Panasonic Viera (2011 models, NTSC)" device profile and see if that works better.

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    Hi

    Have done as asked and zipped log folder (4 logs).

    Not sure if Twonky has a transcode option with just the free version of "Twonky MediaServer v5.0.68", no options, mention etc.

    Tried NTSC, no file types, file type not supported on all 3 test files.

    Tried "Generic Device PAL" and all 3 transcoded, quality very low and slow though but at least it played, transcoded etc. Not watchable though.

    Steve
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    Last edited by Roofus; 02-01-2012 at 09:43 AM. Reason: bad spelling!

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    Hi Steve,

    Please try the "Panasonic BDP" device profile and see if that works better for your TV.

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    Hi

    Thats about the sames as the Generic, all 3 transcode but quality is poor and slow, although slightly faster. Type shows as MPEG2.

    Windows media server is still faster and higher quality for files 1&2, twonky if far the best quality for file 2 which it seems to be playing as is.

    Steve

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    According to the DLNA certificate, your TV only supports MPEG2, thus we may need to transcode everything to that. I suspect Twonky is transcoding the AVI file as well, since it shows up as a generic "Video file" and not "AVI" or "DivX" on the TV.

    Generic PAL should produce quality similat to the input file - can you please delete your transcoded files, then make sure logging is enabled and select the "Generic PAL" device profile. After that try pre-transcoding one movie for it. Once that's done, send the logs to support and we'll invstigate why quality is being reduced.

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    Hi

    Have done as requested.

    I cant understand why it does support DivX as it clearly states in the manual DLNA supports DivX. From the online manual:

    DLNA®
    This TV is a DLNA Certified™ product.
    DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) is a standard that makes DLNA Certified digital electronics easier
    and more convenient to use on a home network. To learn more, visit www.dlna.org.
    It allows you to share photos and movies stored in the DLNA Certified media server (for example, PC,
    etc.) connected to your home network, and enjoy watching them on the TV screen.
    ■Applicable data format
    Photo : JPEG (Sub-sampling 4:4:4, 4:2:2 or 4:2:0)
    Extension - “.jpg” or “.jpeg”
    Image resolution - 8 × 8 to 30,719 × 17,279 pixels
    ●MOTION JPEG and Progressive JPEG are not supported.
    Movie : MPEG-2 (PS format) / DivX
    Extension - “.mpg”, “.mpeg”, “.divx” or “.avi”
    ●Some MPEG-2 format may not be supported.
    ●For details of DivX p. 78

    P78 Shows ...

    ABOUT DIVX VIDEO: DivX® is a digital video format created by DivX, Inc.
    This is an official DivX Certified device that plays DivX video.
    ■DivX video file
    Extension - “.divx” or “.avi”
    Image resolution - Up to 720 × 576 pixels
    ●Plays versions of DivX 3, 4, 5 and 6 video with standard playback of DivX media files.
    ●Certified to the DivX Home Theater Profile.
    Video
    • Number of stream: Up to 1
    • Codec: DivX3, DivX4, DivX5, DivX6
    • FPS (Frame Per Second): Up to 30 fps
    Audio
    • Number of stream: Up to 8
    • Format: MP3, MPEG, AC3
    • Multi channel: AC3 is possible. MPEG multi is 2 ch conversion.
    ●Subtitles
    • Number of stream: Up to 8
    ●GMC (Global Motion Compensation) is not supported.

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    Hi

    Did a further test, as i can't be 100% sure of the quality of the test files I created my own Divx file using test file 2, a working file in twonky but shows as "Video File" and the extention is avi.

    I used DivX Plus® Converter from DivX (downloaded trial version) on the basis that if there is going to be a standard file format, this is the app to make it. Used the settings for DivX HD Home Theater (AVI,DivX,MP3/AC3) 720x576 which is the max size the tv in theory can play. Details are below.

    This file shows on the TV through Twonky as a DivX file, and plays perfectly. This suggests the TV can play a DivX 5 file.

    Mezzmo on Generic, transcodes and is lower quality but transcodes very fast +130fps. Switched to "Panasonic Viera" and no file type, Cannot Read File.

    Details of the file using "MediaInfo"

    Complete name : D:\Users\Steve\Documents\My Videos\1 Test\File 4-1.divx
    Format : AVI
    Format/Info : Audio Video Interleave
    File size : 325 MiB
    Duration : 43mn 24s
    Overall bit rate : 1 048 Kbps

    Video
    ID : 0
    Format : MPEG-4 Visual
    Format settings, BVOP : 1
    Format settings, QPel : No
    Format settings, GMC : No warppoints
    Format settings, Matrix : Default (H.263)
    Muxing mode : Packed bitstream
    Codec ID : DX50
    Codec ID/Hint : DivX 5
    Duration : 43mn 24s
    Bit rate : 654 Kbps
    Width : 720 pixels
    Height : 396 pixels
    Display aspect ratio : 16:9
    Frame rate : 23.976 fps
    Color space : YUV
    Chroma subsampling : 4:2:0
    Bit depth : 8 bits
    Scan type : Progressive
    Compression mode : Lossy
    Bits/(Pixel*Frame) : 0.096
    Stream size : 203 MiB (62%)
    Title : Video
    Writing library : DivX 3330

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