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    Default Transcoding HD video for Panasonic BDP

    I have a Panasonic DMP-BDT110 configured in Mezzmo (2.5.0.0) with the Panasonic BDP profile. Tanscoding HD videos will work, however, they will be downgraded to SD as the following log shows:

    Code:
    D:\Applications\Mezzmo\ffmpeg.exe -i "Z:\Video\Divx\SomeVideo.mkv" -y -vcodec mpeg2video -b:v 8600000 -maxrate 10000000 -bufsize 5000000  -g 18 -r 29.97  -vf "scale=720:406"  -acodec copy -sn  -f vob  -threads 4 -pix_fmt yuv420p -copyinkf -sc_threshold 1000000000 -coder ac -qmin 1 -cmp 2 -subcmp 2 -flags +loop -mbd bits -bsf h264_mp4toannexb -fflags +genpts+ignidx+igndts -deinterlace  "Z:\Transcoded\D8482CA2-3508-4927-8D87-1D2E98DC2963\Video\6945-mpeg_ntsc-mpeg2video-ac3.mzt" 
    
    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
    Input #0, matroska,webm, from 'Z:\Video\Divx\SomeVideo.mkv':
      Duration: 00:49:43.64, start: 0.000000, bitrate: 4307 kb/s
        Stream #0:0(eng): Video: h264 (High), yuv420p, 1280x720, SAR 1:1 DAR 16:9, 23.98 fps, 23.98 tbr, 1k tbn, 47.95 tbc (default)
        Stream #0:1: Audio: ac3, 48000 Hz, 5.1(side), s16, 448 kb/s (default)
    [buffer @ 01b20080] w:1280 h:720 pixfmt:yuv420p tb:1/1000000 sar:1/1 sws_param:
    [scale @ 01b208a0] w:1280 h:720 fmt:yuv420p -> w:720 h:406 fmt:yuv420p flags:0x4
    Output #0, vob, to 'Z:\Transcoded\D8482CA2-3508-4927-8D87-1D2E98DC2963\Video\6945-mpeg_ntsc-mpeg2video-ac3.mzt':
      Metadata:
        encoder         : Lavf53.27.0
        Stream #0:0(eng): Video: mpeg2video (hq), yuv420p, 720x406 [SAR 406:405 DAR 16:9], q=1-31, 8600 kb/s, 90k tbn, 29.97 tbc (default)
        Stream #0:1: Audio: ac3, 48000 Hz, 5.1(side), 448 kb/s (default)
    Stream mapping:
      Stream #0:0 -> #0:0 (h264 -> mpeg2video)
      Stream #0:1 -> #0:1 (copy)
    Press [q] to stop, [?] for help
    [mpeg2video @ 01a46e40] rc buffer underflow
    frame=   44 fps=  0 q=2.0 size=      54kB time=00:00:01.43 bitrate= 308.3kbits/s dup=9 drop=0    
    frame=   80 fps=  0 q=2.0 size=     278kB time=00:00:02.63 bitrate= 864.0kbits/s dup=16 drop=0    
    ...
    No maximum video size is defined in the performance tab in the device profile (manually setting it to 1080 doesn't change anything), video bitrate is set to best quality and the connection is set to gigabit.

    I tried to change the profile to Panasonic BDP (MKV) or Panasonic BDP (MPEG-TS). In that case it transcode in HD but no video seam to work (even SD video).

    Thanks in advance for the help.

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    The 'Panasonic BDP' device profile does limit video files to 720x576 pixels since this is what we found Panasonic BDPs are limited to based on our own testing and from user feedback. When we tried higher dimensions, the Panasonic BDP would refuse to play the file.

    If you wish you can remove this dimension limit in the device profile and see if your model does support higher dimensions. Here's how to do it:

    1. Stop your Mezzmo server & exit Mezzmo.
    2. Go to the DeviceProfiles folder (see http://forum.conceiva.com/showthread...ofiles-located) and locate the 'PanasonicBDP.prf' file.
    3. Make a backup of the 'PanasonicBDP.prf' file and call it 'PanasonicBDP.bak'.
    4. Edit the 'PanasonicBDP.prf' file with a text editor like Notepad
    5. In the file, look for: <dimensions width="720" height="576" /> and remove these lines. Save the PRF file.
    6. Delete all *.PRO files in the DeviceProfiles folder.
    7. Run Mezzmo and go to the Transcoding Settings dialog and delete all your transcoded files.
    8. Start your Mezzmo server and see if the file streams.

    Let me know how you go.

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    Well... It look like you are right. I followed your procedure, the video got transcoded in HD but the file refuse to start (there is no error message, it just refuses to start). Panasonic BDPs DLNA is support is really minimal (and disappointing) because loading the same original MKV (before transcoding) from a usb drive work perfectly.

    Thanks for the help.

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    Sorry it did not work out - but you had the same experience that we had in our Panasonic Blu-ray player testing. It seems the current range of Panasonic Blu-ray player models can stream up to 720x576 pixels. So, that's how our device profile is configured so that you can stream all your files without problems.

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    Default Puzzled because Powerdvd 12 streams with no issue at correct size

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul View Post
    Sorry it did not work out - but you had the same experience that we had in our Panasonic Blu-ray player testing. It seems the current range of Panasonic Blu-ray player models can stream up to 720x576 pixels. So, that's how our device profile is configured so that you can stream all your files without problems.
    I tried every setting I can think of because I prefer Mezzmo--weird thing is it used to work--I have a 210.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sfuller View Post
    I tried every setting I can think of because I prefer Mezzmo--weird thing is it used to work--I have a 210.
    Sorry - what is exactly the problem you are having streaming to your Panasonic BDP?

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    mkv files that are 1280x720 don't display with the correct aspect ratio--they are the correct width but are too narrow. The same file appear correctly with Powerdvd. If the I try the 2012 BDP they error.

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    Make sure you are using the 'Panasonic BDP' device profile for your device.

    Make sure you have transcoding turned on so that Mezzmo will ensure your MKV will be transcoded to the correct aspect ratio. Check the transcoding checkboxes in the Transcoding Settings dialog and the Device Settings dialog (Transcoding tab) for your Panasonic BDP device (go to Media Devices and edit the device to display the Device Settings dialog).

    Go to the Device Settings dialog (Transcoding page) and delete all your transcoded files. Try streaming again.

    If it is still wrong, please post the FFmpeg information on the MKV file. Right-click on the MKV file in Mezzmo and click 'Get FFmpeg Information'.

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    All those setting are correct. If I play the mzt files with Zoom Player they also have the black bars at the top and bottom. If I play the file natively from the shared drive thru the BDP they look normal (but are slow).

    ffmpeg version N-49584-g5a83115 Copyright (c) 2000-2013 the FFmpeg developers
    built on Feb 4 2013 20:20:22 with gcc 4.7.2 (GCC)
    configuration: --enable-gpl --enable-version3 --disable-w32threads --enable-avisynth --enable-bzlib --enable-fontconfig --enable-frei0r --enable-gnutls --enable-libass --enable-libbluray --enable-libcaca --enable-libfreetype --enable-libgsm --enable-libmp3lame --enable-libopencore-amrnb --enable-libopencore-amrwb --enable-libopenjpeg --enable-libopus --enable-librtmp --enable-libschroedinger --enable-libspeex --enable-libtheora --enable-libtwolame --enable-libvo-aacenc --enable-libvo-amrwbenc --enable-libvorbis --enable-libvpx --enable-libx264 --enable-libxavs --enable-libxvid --enable-zlib
    libavutil 52. 17.101 / 52. 17.101
    libavcodec 54. 91.100 / 54. 91.100
    libavformat 54. 61.104 / 54. 61.104
    libavdevice 54. 3.103 / 54. 3.103
    libavfilter 3. 35.101 / 3. 35.101
    libswscale 2. 2.100 / 2. 2.100
    libswresample 0. 17.102 / 0. 17.102
    libpostproc 52. 2.100 / 52. 2.100
    Input #0, matroska,webm, from 'F:\dnla\magic.city.s01e01.720p.bluray.x264-demand.mkv':
    Duration: 00:55:34.21, start: 0.000000, bitrate: 5618 kb/s
    Chapter #0.0: start 0.000000, end 97.097000
    Metadata:
    title : 00:00:00.000
    Chapter #0.1: start 97.097000, end 600.892000
    Metadata:
    title : 00:01:37.097
    Chapter #0.2: start 600.892000, end 1235.401000
    Metadata:
    title : 00:10:00.892
    Chapter #0.3: start 1235.401000, end 1711.460000
    Metadata:
    title : 00:20:35.401
    Chapter #0.4: start 1711.460000, end 2359.399000
    Metadata:
    title : 00:28:31.460
    Chapter #0.5: start 2359.399000, end 3246.702000
    Metadata:
    title : 00:39:19.399
    Chapter #0.6: start 3246.702000, end 3334.211000
    Metadata:
    title : 00:54:06.702
    Stream #0:0(eng): Video: h264 (High), yuv420p, 1280x720, SAR 1:1 DAR 16:9, 23.98 fps, 23.98 tbr, 1k tbn, 47.95 tbc (default)
    Stream #0:1(eng): Audio: ac3, 48000 Hz, 5.1(side), fltp, 640 kb/s (default)
    Stream #0:2(eng): Subtitle: subrip
    At least one output file must be specified

    <MEZZMO>: Child process ended with code: 109, ExitCode=1


    ---> DB Level Info: 41, 100
    ---> Frame rate: 23.98
    ---> Aspect ratio: 16:9

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    Thanks for the information. One additional request - right-click on the video file in Mezzmo and click Properties. Go to the Transcoding tab and click Get FFmpeg Information for the transcoded file. Post that information here. That will tell us what Mezzmo has transcoded the file to.

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