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Thread: DirecTV HR24 transcoding got worse with v3.0.0.0

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    Default DirecTV HR24 transcoding got worse with v3.0.0.0

    Transcoding to an HR24 has awfule picture quality. Blocking everywhere and any kind of motion or shadows are just a mess. I have them set for 1280x720 transcoding with the HR24(MP3) profile and have tried the different quality settings but there is no difference between the settings. Even adjusted to 10808p and wiggled the quality slider with the same results. Interestingly, the transcoding was very consistent at 42fps no matter which resolution or quality setting I chose. With v2.7.x.x I could never do real time transcoding of 1080p.

    Also, there seems to be an issue with the bitrate. I've noticed that one BR rip will error out at the HR24, saying the bitrate is too high.

    Could I just replace the profile from v2.7.x.x in v3.0.0.0 to resolve the problem?

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    No - you should not use the v2.7 device profile in v3.0. We'll fix the v3.0 device profile to get you back up and running.

    Please post the FFmpeg information for one of the videos that has poor quality. Right-click on the video in Mezzmo and click 'Get FFmpeg Information'.
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    Thanks, Paul. It's all of my videos that seem to have the very poor video quality (they look like a bad, bad DivX from 8 years ago). I sent a support e-mail with the Mezzmo logs a day or so a go and Peter sent back a new profile, but it didn't have any effect. I cleared all of the transcoding files per his instructions and tried again with still no results. I think I'm gonna remove everything Mezzmo from the system and reinstall v2.7 to make sure I'm not on crack and maybe see if there's just something latent running around from the beta testing or something.

    If that doesn't work, I'll post the FFmpeg info. I know you guys don't have access to the DirecTV system so I appreciate you guys working so well with me on this.

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    Good luck with it. We'll help out if it is still poor quality, so do let us know the results.
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    Fixed (I assume). I did all of the uninstalling and reinstalling and it didn't make any difference. E-mailed that to Peter and he had me download and insert a previous version of FFMPEG in the Mezzmo program folder. Works like a dream now. Excellent help again, as always. Thanks.
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    Interesting result. We'll look into the differences between the two FFmpeg's to make sure the latest FFmpeg that we're shipping with Mezzmo does not cause other problems.
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    The DTV HR34-700 and H25-500 do not have profiles. Would we expect them soon?

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    Quote Originally Posted by IsNull View Post
    The DTV HR34-700 and H25-500 do not have profiles. Would we expect them soon?
    Have you tried the existing DirecTV device profiles? Any of them work well with these models? If not, then we're happy to create new device profiles for these models. We'll need some more information about them - i.e. what file formats (video, music, photo and subtitle) that they support via DLNA streaming. If you can email that to us at support [at] conceiva [dot] com, then we can create the device profiles for you to try.
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    I checked DBSTalk and didn't see anything that would indicate that those two boxes differ from other HR/H boxes in regards to the Music/Photos option. In other words, they have the same lacking DLNA support as the others.
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    Mezzmo is the only software I've found that can properly transcode Nikon .mov files.

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    I work as a technical support agent and trainer for DirecTV and although DirecTV has never really come out with an official statement, it appears that MediaShare specs are the same for all of the HD boxes, regardless of model. I've often wondered if the Conceiva guys knew something I didn't with the separate profiles. I've successfully used all of them with my HR24s and H24s in the past.

    DirecTV has no official statements for MediaShare beyond the file formats it supports (MPEG 2, MP3 & JPEG) and that it is just a beta that they don't offer official support for. Even in tech support we have to speculate, and the consensus is that the cap is 10mbps but should really be kept between 7 or 8 as a precaution. If you were to call tech support, most agents won't even know what MediaShare is.

    I may do some encoding at some constant bitrates weekend and see what limitations I run into.

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