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    Question Device Profile for Dish Network Hopper and Joeys

    All,

    I have been all over this forum, reading posts and trying to understand how to create a device profile. I've learned quite a bit and have managed to hack together a device profile that s mostly working for me, but I could still use some help cleaning it up and making it fully functional.

    To start, I'll give you the layout of my hardware. I have a Dish Network Hopper receiver and 2 Dish Network Joey recievers. In addition, I also have 3 Xbox 360s, 4 PCs and three Android mobile phones. Right now, my focus is on getting video streaming to the Dish Network receivers working properly. All of my devices (except of 3 PCs and the mobile phones) are on a wired Gigabit network. All of the devices can see each other as well as the Mezzmo (2.5.0.0) server.

    To begin my testing, I turned off transcoding in Mezzmo for the Hopper. I noticed that several MKV files that I have played video but with no audio. I tried several Divx/Xvid videos and found that they had sound but no video. Lastly, I have several MP4s. Some are standard definition and some are h264 MPEG4s. I put together a profile based off of the Sony Bravia KDL device profile. I also stole some of the information from the Samsung B profile as well as a few others.

    My hope is to create a device profile that is capable of the following:


    1. If video codec is H.264/AVC/MPEG-4 AVC/MPEG-4 part 10 then pass it through without transcoding
    2. If video codec is mpefg2video then pass it through without transcoding
    3. If video codec is MP4 then pass it through without transcoding
    4. If video codec is anything else then transcode it to Mpeg2video
    5. Transcode all audio from all files to aac

    Here is a copy of the device profile that I am writing as it currently stands. This profile transcodes everything and does not allow any of the video codecs mentioned above to pass through. The result is very slow performance when transcoding HD content.

    Code:
    <MezzmoDeviceProfile>
            <version>999</version>
            <device>
                    <guid>CA027AD0-82D9-45a0-A876-7A25FB9FD846</guid>
                    <name manufacturer="Dish Network" model="Hopper" profileactive="1" needstimebasedseek="1" turnoffbyterangedlna="1" needsdlnaprotocolinfo="1" supportsfolderthumbnails="1" />
                    <useragent>DishNetworkHopper</useragent>
                    <xavclient></xavclient>
                    <mezzmoserver></mezzmoserver>
                    <transcoding enabled="1" minimumstreamingsize="2048000" waitmsbeforestreaming="10000" contentlength="4" autorotateimages="0" />
                    <devicedescription>GenericDeviceDescription.xml</devicedescription>
                    <videomax width="1920" height="1080" />
                    <imagemax width="4096" height="4096" />
            </device>
            <descriptiondeliveryrules>
            		<!-- delivery description rules specify what the device will see for each file. A file is considered to be supported if
            		     it matches a format, audio/video codecs within that format and any codec limits in this device profile. Best fit is
            		     if one of the 2 stream from a format description matches the original file. Preferred transcoded format describes 
            		     the best quality format a device can play. Transcoded list is all combinations of formats that we can encode to, 
            		     possibly including preferred transcoded and baseline. When building a file description, Mezzmo follows the following 
            		     rules order: supported, bestfit, preferredtranscoded, transcodedlist, baseline, nonsupported -->
            		<!-- please note that if transcoding is disabled or baseline and preferredtranscoded are set to no,
    	        	     then the nonsupported flag is automatically set to yes. If transcoding is disabled, then only supported and
    	        	     nonsupported rules are checked and used. -->
            	<supported>yes</supported>
    	        	<!-- baseline, bestfit, transcodedlist, nonsupported and preferredtranscoded can be either one of: yes, no, auto
    	        	     yes = always deliver, no = never deliver, auto = deliver if not delivered already by one of the rules above it -->
    	       	<bestfit>auto</bestfit>
            	<preferredtranscoded>auto</preferredtranscoded>
            	<transcodedlist>auto</transcodedlist>
            	<baseline>auto</baseline>
            	<nonsupported>auto</nonsupported>
            </descriptiondeliveryrules>
            </avcontainer>
            <avcontainer id="mpeg" name="mpeg_ntsc" encode="1" mimetype="video/mpeg" baseline="1" dlnaprofile="MPEG_PS_NTSC" format="mpeg" supportschunked="0" Preferredtranscoded="0">
                    <video>
                            <format id="mpeg2video" encode="1" codec="mpeg2video" preferredtranscoded="1">
                                    <dimensions width="1920" height="1080" />
                                    <copyts>0</copyts>
                                    <samequality>0</samequality>
                                    <gop>18</gop>
                                    <bitrate>11000000</bitrate>
                                    <bufsize>11000000</bufsize>
                                    <maxbitrate>24000000</maxbitrate>
                            </format>
                    </video>
                            <format id="h264" encode="1"  codec="mpeg4" Preferredtranscoded="1">
                                    <copyts>0</copyts>
                                    <samequality>0</samequality>
                                    <gop>18</gop>
                                    <bitrate>11000000</bitrate>
                                    <bufsize>11000000</bufsize>
                                    <maxbitrate>24000000</maxbitrate>
                            </format>
                    <audio>
                            <format id="ac3" encode="1" codec="ac3" preferredtranscoded="1">
                                    <channels>2</channels>
                                    <channels>6</channels>
                                    <bitrate>448000</bitrate>
                                    <maxbitrate>448000</maxbitrate>
                                    <minbitrate>64000</minbitrate>
                                    <samplingrate>48000</samplingrate>
                            </format>
                    </audio>
                    <audio>
                            <format id="mp2" encode="0">
                            </format>
                    </audio>
                    <ffmpegadditional>-threads 2 -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 -filter:v yadif </ffmpegadditional>
            </avcontainer>
            <avcontainer id="avi" name="avi" encode="0" mimetype="video/avi" dlnaprofile="AVI" supportschunked="0" Preferredtranscoded="0">
                    <video>
                            <format id="h264" encode="0">
                            </format>
                    </video>
                    <video>
                            <format id="mpeg4" encode="0" codec="mpeg4" Preferredtranscoded="0">
                            	<dimensions width="720" height="576" />
                            </format>
                    </video>
                    <audio>
                            <format id="mp3" encode="0" codec="mp3">
    				<maxbitrate>256000</maxbitrate>
                            </format>
                    </audio>
                    <audio>
                            <format id="ac3" encode="0">
                            </format>
                    </audio>
            </avcontainer>
             <avcontainer id="matroska, webm, mkv" name="mkv" encode="0" mimetype="video/x-matroska" dlnaprofile="MKV" supportschunked="0" level="100" Preferredtranscoded="0">
                    <video>
                            <format id="mpeg4" encode="0">
                            </format>
                    </video>
                    <video>
                            <format id="h264" encode="0"  codec="mpeg4" Preferredtranscoded="0">
                                    <copyts>0</copyts>
                                    <samequality>0</samequality>
                                    <gop>18</gop>
                                    <bitrate>11000000</bitrate>
                                    <bufsize>11000000</bufsize>
                                    <maxbitrate>24000000</maxbitrate>
                            </format>
                    </video>
                    <video>
                            <format id="mpeg2video" encode="0">
                            </format>
                    </video>
                    <audio>
                            <format id="mp3" encode="0">
                            </format>
                    </audio>
                    <audio>
                            <format id="ac3" encode="0">
                            </format>
                    </audio>
                    <audio>
                            <format id="aac" encode="0" Preferredtranscoded="1">
                            </format>
                    </audio>
            </avcontainer>
            <avcontainer id="mp3" name="mp3" encode="0" mimetype="audio/mp3" baseline="1" dlnaprofile="MP3">
                    <audio>
                            <format id="mp3" encode="0" codec="libmp3lame">
                            </format>
                    </audio>
            </avcontainer>
            <avcontainer id="s16be" name="lpcm" encode="1" mimetype="audio/L16" baseline="1" dlnaprofile="LPCM" preferredtranscoded="1">
                    <audio>
                            <format id="s16be" encode="1" codec="pcm_s16be" preferredtranscoded="1">
                                    <channels>2</channels>
                                    <bitrate>1536000</bitrate>
                                    <maxbitrate>1536000</maxbitrate>
                                    <minbitrate>8000</minbitrate>
                                    <maxsamplingrate>48000</maxsamplingrate>
                                    <minsamplingrate>44100</minsamplingrate>
                                    <samplingrate>48000</samplingrate>
                                    <samplingrate>44100</samplingrate>
                            </format>
                    </audio>
            </avcontainer>
            <avcontainer id="jpeg" name="jpeg_lrg" encode="1" mimetype="image/jpeg" baseline="1" dlnaprofile="JPEG_LRG">
            	<image>
            		<format id="jpeg" encode="1" mimetype="image/jpeg" codec="98" quality="2">
            			<maxdimensions width="4096" height="4096" />
    	        		<maxbits>24</maxbits>
            		</format>
            	</image>
            </avcontainer>
            <avcontainer id="jpeg" name="jpeg_med" encode="1" mimetype="image/jpeg" baseline="1" dlnaprofile="JPEG_MED" preferredtranscoded="1">
            	<image>
            		<format id="jpeg" encode="1" mimetype="image/jpeg" codec="98" preferredtranscoded="1">
            			<maxdimensions width="1024" height="768" />
    	        		<maxbits>24</maxbits>
            		</format>
            	</image>
            </avcontainer>
            <avcontainer id="jpeg" name="jpeg_sm" encode="1" mimetype="image/jpeg" baseline="1" dlnaprofile="JPEG_SM">
            	<image>
            		<format id="jpeg" encode="1" mimetype="image/jpeg" codec="98">
            			<maxdimensions width="640" height="480" />
    	        		<maxbits>24</maxbits>
            		</format>
            	</image>
            </avcontainer>
            <avcontainer id="jpeg" name="jpeg_tn" encode="1" mimetype="image/jpeg" baseline="1" dlnaprofile="JPEG_TN" preferredthumbnail="1">
            	<image>
            		<format id="jpeg" encode="1" mimetype="image/jpeg" codec="98" quality="2">
            			<maxdimensions width="160" height="160" />
    	        		<maxbits>24</maxbits>
            		</format>
            	</image>
            </avcontainer>
    </MezzmoDeviceProfile>
    In addition, here is the ffmpeg info on several of the different file types that I have tried along with the results of my trials.

    This file is a standard definition avi file that is transcoded by Mezzmo on the fly and plays without issue.

    Code:
    ffmpeg version N-40301-gc1fe2db Copyright (c) 2000-2012 the FFmpeg developers
      built on May  3 2012 11:40:38 with gcc 4.6.3
      configuration: --enable-gpl --enable-version3 --disable-w32threads --enable-runtime-cpudetect --enable-avisynth --enable-bzlib --enable-frei0r --enable-libass --enable-libcelt --enable-libopencore-amrnb --enable-libopencore-amrwb --enable-libfreetype --enable-libgsm --enable-libmp3lame --enable-libnut --enable-libopenjpeg --enable-librtmp --enable-libschroedinger --enable-libspeex --enable-libtheora --enable-libutvideo --enable-libvo-aacenc --enable-libvo-amrwbenc --enable-libvorbis --enable-libvpx --enable-libx264 --enable-libxavs --enable-libxvid --enable-zlib
      libavutil      51. 49.100 / 51. 49.100
      libavcodec     54. 17.101 / 54. 17.101
      libavformat    54.  3.100 / 54.  3.100
      libavdevice    53.  4.100 / 53.  4.100
      libavfilter     2. 72.104 /  2. 72.104
      libswscale      2.  1.100 /  2.  1.100
      libswresample   0. 11.100 /  0. 11.100
      libpostproc    52.  0.100 / 52.  0.100
    Input #0, avi, from 'F:\Movies\10 Things I Hate About You (1999)\10 Things I Hate About You (1999).avi':
      Metadata:
        title           : 10 Things I Hate About You
        album           : 10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
        date            : 1999
        ICMS            : Touchstone Pictures
        IRTD            : PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
        ISTR            : Julia Stiles; Cameron Fraser; Joseph Gordon-Levitt; Tarance Houston; Greg Jackson (II)
        encoder         : Nandub v1.0rc2
        ITRK            : 0
      Duration: 01:37:29.47, start: 0.000000, bitrate: 1005 kb/s
        Stream #0:0: Video: mpeg4 (XVID / 0x44495658), yuv420p, 512x272 [SAR 1:1 DAR 32:17], 23.98 fps, 23.98 tbr, 23.98 tbn, 2 tbc
        Stream #0:1: Audio: mp3 (U[0][0][0] / 0x0055), 48000 Hz, stereo, s16, 128 kb/s
    At least one output file must be specified
    
    
    ---> DB Level Info: -99, -99
    ---> Frame rate: 23.98
    ---> Aspect ratio: 32:17
    This is a standard definition MP4 file that also was transcoded on the fly by Mezzmo and played without issue.

    Code:
    ffmpeg version N-40301-gc1fe2db Copyright (c) 2000-2012 the FFmpeg developers
      built on May  3 2012 11:40:38 with gcc 4.6.3
      configuration: --enable-gpl --enable-version3 --disable-w32threads --enable-runtime-cpudetect --enable-avisynth --enable-bzlib --enable-frei0r --enable-libass --enable-libcelt --enable-libopencore-amrnb --enable-libopencore-amrwb --enable-libfreetype --enable-libgsm --enable-libmp3lame --enable-libnut --enable-libopenjpeg --enable-librtmp --enable-libschroedinger --enable-libspeex --enable-libtheora --enable-libutvideo --enable-libvo-aacenc --enable-libvo-amrwbenc --enable-libvorbis --enable-libvpx --enable-libx264 --enable-libxavs --enable-libxvid --enable-zlib
      libavutil      51. 49.100 / 51. 49.100
      libavcodec     54. 17.101 / 54. 17.101
      libavformat    54.  3.100 / 54.  3.100
      libavdevice    53.  4.100 / 53.  4.100
      libavfilter     2. 72.104 /  2. 72.104
      libswscale      2.  1.100 /  2.  1.100
      libswresample   0. 11.100 /  0. 11.100
      libpostproc    52.  0.100 / 52.  0.100
    Input #0, mov,mp4,m4a,3gp,3g2,mj2, from 'F:\Movies\American Beauty (1999)\American Beauty (1999).mp4':
      Metadata:
        major_brand     : isom
        minor_version   : 512
        compatible_brands: mp41
        creation_time   : 1970-01-01 00:00:00
        title           : AMERICAN_BEAUTY
        encoder         : Lavf51.18.0
      Duration: 02:01:34.85, start: 0.000000, bitrate: 1016 kb/s
        Stream #0:0(und): Video: mpeg4 (Simple Profile) (mp4v / 0x7634706D), yuv420p, 512x288 [SAR 1:1 DAR 16:9], 883 kb/s, 29.97 fps, 29.97 tbr, 30k tbn, 30k tbc
        Metadata:
          creation_time   : 1970-01-01 00:00:00
          handler_name    : VideoHandler
        Stream #0:1(und): Audio: aac (mp4a / 0x6134706D), 48000 Hz, stereo, s16, 127 kb/s
        Metadata:
          creation_time   : 1970-01-01 00:00:00
          handler_name    : SoundHandler
    At least one output file must be specified
    
    
    ---> DB Level Info: 1, 0
    ---> Frame rate: 29.97
    ---> Aspect ratio: 16:9
    This is an example of an high definition MP4 file that transcodes too slowly and studders during playback. The Hopper and Joeys all support native playback of this video stream so I would like Mezzmo to pass it through without transcoding it.

    Code:
    ffmpeg version N-40301-gc1fe2db Copyright (c) 2000-2012 the FFmpeg developers
      built on May  3 2012 11:40:38 with gcc 4.6.3
      configuration: --enable-gpl --enable-version3 --disable-w32threads --enable-runtime-cpudetect --enable-avisynth --enable-bzlib --enable-frei0r --enable-libass --enable-libcelt --enable-libopencore-amrnb --enable-libopencore-amrwb --enable-libfreetype --enable-libgsm --enable-libmp3lame --enable-libnut --enable-libopenjpeg --enable-librtmp --enable-libschroedinger --enable-libspeex --enable-libtheora --enable-libutvideo --enable-libvo-aacenc --enable-libvo-amrwbenc --enable-libvorbis --enable-libvpx --enable-libx264 --enable-libxavs --enable-libxvid --enable-zlib
      libavutil      51. 49.100 / 51. 49.100
      libavcodec     54. 17.101 / 54. 17.101
      libavformat    54.  3.100 / 54.  3.100
      libavdevice    53.  4.100 / 53.  4.100
      libavfilter     2. 72.104 /  2. 72.104
      libswscale      2.  1.100 /  2.  1.100
      libswresample   0. 11.100 /  0. 11.100
      libpostproc    52.  0.100 / 52.  0.100
    Input #0, mov,mp4,m4a,3gp,3g2,mj2, from 'F:\Movies\Iron Man 2 (2010)\Iron Man 2 (2010).mp4':
      Metadata:
        major_brand     : isom
        minor_version   : 512
        compatible_brands: isomiso2avc1mp41
        encoder         : Lavf54.3.100
      Duration: 02:04:39.16, start: 0.000000, bitrate: 10294 kb/s
        Chapter #0.0: start 0.000000, end 304.302000
        Metadata:
          title           : 00:00:00.000
        Chapter #0.1: start 304.302000, end 667.582000
        Metadata:
          title           : 00:05:04.302
        Chapter #0.2: start 667.582000, end 1079.952000
        Metadata:
          title           : 00:11:07.582
        Chapter #0.3: start 1079.952000, end 1553.009000
        Metadata:
          title           : 00:17:59.952
        Chapter #0.4: start 1553.009000, end 1826.782000
        Metadata:
          title           : 00:25:53.009
        Chapter #0.5: start 1826.782000, end 2253.000000
        Metadata:
          title           : 00:30:26.782
        Chapter #0.6: start 2253.000000, end 2639.635000
        Metadata:
          title           : 00:37:33.000
        Chapter #0.7: start 2639.635000, end 3099.346000
        Metadata:
          title           : 00:43:59.635
        Chapter #0.8: start 3099.346000, end 3610.523000
        Metadata:
          title           : 00:51:39.346
        Chapter #0.9: start 3610.523000, end 4021.516000
        Metadata:
          title           : 01:00:10.523
        Chapter #0.10: start 4021.516000, end 4560.764000
        Metadata:
          title           : 01:07:01.516
        Chapter #0.11: start 4560.764000, end 4873.283000
        Metadata:
          title           : 01:16:00.764
        Chapter #0.12: start 4873.283000, end 5433.551000
        Metadata:
          title           : 01:21:13.283
        Chapter #0.13: start 5433.551000, end 5929.338000
        Metadata:
          title           : 01:30:33.551
        Chapter #0.14: start 5929.338000, end 6341.792000
        Metadata:
          title           : 01:38:49.338
        Chapter #0.15: start 6341.792000, end 6857.350000
        Metadata:
          title           : 01:45:41.792
        Chapter #0.16: start 6857.350000, end 7479.168000
        Metadata:
          title           : 01:54:17.350
        Stream #0:0(und): Video: h264 (High) (avc1 / 0x31637661), yuv420p, 1920x816, 10107 kb/s, 23.98 fps, 23.98 tbr, 1k tbn, 47.95 tbc
        Metadata:
          handler_name    : VideoHandler
        Stream #0:1(eng): Audio: aac (mp4a / 0x6134706D), 48000 Hz, stereo, s16, 177 kb/s
        Metadata:
          handler_name    : SoundHandler
    At least one output file must be specified
    
    
    ---> DB Level Info: 41, 100
    ---> Frame rate: 23.98
    ---> Aspect ratio:
    Finally, here is an example of a high definition mkv file that transcodes too slowly and studders during playback. Again, the H.264/AVC/MPEG-4 video codec used by this file type should be native to the Hopper and the Joeys. If it can be passed through while only transcoding the audio to aac, this would greatly improve the playback of the video.

    Code:
    ffmpeg version N-40301-gc1fe2db Copyright (c) 2000-2012 the FFmpeg developers
      built on May  3 2012 11:40:38 with gcc 4.6.3
      configuration: --enable-gpl --enable-version3 --disable-w32threads --enable-runtime-cpudetect --enable-avisynth --enable-bzlib --enable-frei0r --enable-libass --enable-libcelt --enable-libopencore-amrnb --enable-libopencore-amrwb --enable-libfreetype --enable-libgsm --enable-libmp3lame --enable-libnut --enable-libopenjpeg --enable-librtmp --enable-libschroedinger --enable-libspeex --enable-libtheora --enable-libutvideo --enable-libvo-aacenc --enable-libvo-amrwbenc --enable-libvorbis --enable-libvpx --enable-libx264 --enable-libxavs --enable-libxvid --enable-zlib
      libavutil      51. 49.100 / 51. 49.100
      libavcodec     54. 17.101 / 54. 17.101
      libavformat    54.  3.100 / 54.  3.100
      libavdevice    53.  4.100 / 53.  4.100
      libavfilter     2. 72.104 /  2. 72.104
      libswscale      2.  1.100 /  2.  1.100
      libswresample   0. 11.100 /  0. 11.100
      libpostproc    52.  0.100 / 52.  0.100
    Input #0, matroska,webm, from 'F:\Movies\Captain America - The First Avenger (2011)\Captain America - The First Avenger (2011).mkv':
      Metadata:
        creation_time   : 2011-10-15 00:46:17
      Duration: 02:04:11.61, start: 0.000000, bitrate: 10075 kb/s
        Stream #0:0(eng): Video: h264 (High), yuv420p, 1920x816 [SAR 1:1 DAR 40:17], 23.98 fps, 23.98 tbr, 1k tbn, 47.95 tbc (default)
        Stream #0:1(eng): Audio: dts (DTS), 48000 Hz, 5.1(side), s16, 1536 kb/s (default)
    At least one output file must be specified
    
    
    ---> DB Level Info: 41, 100
    ---> Frame rate: 23.98
    ---> Aspect ratio: 40:17
    Any assistance that anyone could provide to help me get this profile ironed out would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks

    James

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    Hi James,
    we are currently working on creating a device profile for the Dish Hopper/Joey, we have modified the working copy with the information you have specified in your post to include native support for MP4 and MKV files (DTS audio will be transcoded), you can send us an email to support at conceiva.com and we will send you the updated profile.
    Last edited by Peter; 05-10-2012 at 03:14 PM.
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    Peter,

    Thanks for the response. Earlier, there was a link to download your hopper profile included in your post. I was able to grab the profile before the post was edited and I have been playing with it ever since. For the most part it works well, but there are a few minor issues that I am hoping you can help me work out.

    1. Apparently I was wrong about the native support for MKV. The hopper can play the h264 video stream but seems to have a problem with the mkv container. Would it be possible to have mkv files transcoded to an MP4(h264/aac)? I have used ffmpeg in the past to reencode mkv files so that they could be played back on an Xbox 360. Xboxes don't have a problem with the h264 video stream or an aac audio stream but they don't understand the mkv container. By running the mkv through ffmpeg with a -vcodec copy switch, I could create a new mp4 file that contained the original h264 video stream and transcoded the DTS audio stream to acc. It reduced encoding times from hours to minutes and does not have the same resource impact on the machine doing the transcoding.

    2. MP4 files with h264/aac are completely passed through by this profile. My MP4 HD files seem to stream with no studdering or hiccups. The only problem that I see is that there is a considerable amount of pixelation that is occurring during playback. It's so bad at times that the movie is unwatchable. I have encountered this problem once before while trying to create my own hopper profile. I don't really understand why it happens. It only seems to occur when the file is not transcoded in any way. The server doesn't really show any signs of stress, the network looks fine and the playback is good except for the pixelation I wonder if it is a bitrate issue?

    3. AVI (Divx/Xvid) files are being transcoded to MKV(h264/aac). The performance of the transcode is OK, it will work without studdering, but apparently the hopper doesn't like the mkv container. Also, transcode times are much better for these standard def avi files if they are transcoded to something like mpeg2video rather than h264. Would it be possible to change the profile so that AVI files are transcoded mpeg2video/aac instead?

    Thanks

    James

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    Hi James,
    we have removed support for the mkv container from the device profile and added an upper limit (level="41") on the MP4 container with h264 to try and improve streaming with your MP4 HD files. We have sent you a link for the updated device profile. If the pixelation of your MP4 HD files continues can you please send us the FFmpeg information of the file by right-clicking the file in Mezzmo and choosing 'Get FFmpeg Information..' then click 'Copy to Clipboard' in the dialog that appears and paste the contents into an email to support at conceiva.com so that we can investigate further.

    Regarding the third issue, AVI (Divx/Xvid) files, it is not possible currently to select the transcoding format based upon the container, so we cannot use the device profile to make AVI files transcode to mpeg2video when the preffered transcoding format is set to MP4. We may introduce this capability into a future version of Mezzmo but until that time you can pre-transcode your standard def files to mpeg2video by right-clicking the file in Mezzmo and choosing 'Pre-transcode Files...', then check the box next to your device and click 'Choose Formats...' then select to transcode to mpeg.
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    I would like to test out the new profile as well. I have created my own that only transcodes the DTS to DD and leaves the H264 Video, but I am getting a bit of pixelation.
    Thanks

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    Contact us at support [at] conceiva [dot] com and we'll provide the current device profile that we are working on.
    Conceiva. Download it with DownloadStudio. Stream it with Mezzmo.
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    The Dish Hopper device profile has been included in the Mezzmo 2.6 release.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter View Post
    The Dish Hopper device profile has been included in the Mezzmo 2.6 release.
    I just upgraded, the new profile for Hopper/Joey is dog slow. I could not get a movie to play due to it transcoding at 42FPS. When I changed back to using Generic Device (NTSC) movies pretty much would play instantly and at 100+ FPS transcode speed. They look great. All of my movies are encoded using Handbrake's AppleTV or AppleTV 2 presets. FYI.

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    When using the new Dish Hopper/Joey profile, I can't get any MKV/DTS files to play at all. If I change the profile to not encode to MP4 but instead to MPEG2, it works. I would still rather play MKV files direct, but the macroblocking/pixelation is horrendous.

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    tropez: Thanks for the tip regarding using the Generic Device (NTSC) profile.

    KYWalker: Can you try the Generic Device (NTSC) device profile and see if it works OK for you? If it does work better, then it suggests that MPEG-2 is the better preferred encoding format to deliver to the device rather than MP4. It true, then we will modify the Dish Hopper device profile for all users. Let us know your findings.
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