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Thread: Mezzmo stops streaming for no reason

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter View Post
    The logs show that when streaming with subtitles Mezzmo is transcoding the file, when streaming without subtitles the original file is streamed so this explains why there is no duration shown and why skipping does not work. A device like the Bravia will do a head request on the file before streaming to get the length of the file but when transcoding this is not known so the length is not returned to the device. After transcoding has begun Mezzmo has an estimated length so when the Bravia does the head request this is returned and it can show the duration. The best approach here would be to pre-transcode when using subtitles.
    Thanks Paul, that makes sense about the duration not being shown during the first time I stream the video. Unfortunately pretranscoding every file would defeat the purpose of having mezzmo. It would be easier to just transfer the to a usb and play them from there. The logs didn't point to any issues as to why the video gets stuck during the first couple of minutes?

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    Join Date
    Sep 2009


    Mezzmo has different rules for handling the content length and other headers when transcoding files so you could try a different one of these rules to see if it works better. Open the SonyBraviaKDL_2014.prf device profile (see this thread for its location: and look for the value:


    It is in the transcoding tag in the device section <transcoding enabled="1" minimumstreamingsize="3000000" waitmsbeforestreaming="6000" contentlength="4" autorotateimages="0" />

    Change the value 4 to 5 then save the file and restart your Mezzmo server and try streaming the transcoded file with the subtitles to see if it plays better. If it does not you can try other values, 0, 1, 2 and 3 to see if these work better. Each presents a slightly different variation of headers to the device when delivering the file.

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  3. #13
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    Feb 2014


    Don't ask me why, how, what for.

    But in the beginning I had mezzmo, and actually switched back just a few seconds ago to test it and it still is an issue on my network, with the default Server Advertisement Interval I do get alot
    of error messages on the Samsung TV. No issues on other devices.

    But since I found out 1 or 2 years ago to change it from default to 3600 seconds, never had any issues anymore (only that seeing mezzmo popping up in the samsung takes 5-6 seconds, while
    with an interval of 1800 it pops up within 1 second.. but at the 1800 interval i get disruptions every 5-10 minutes.. with the 3600 setting I get no disruptions at all..)

    don't ask me how a setting 1800 seconds to 3600 seconds, can change anything from 5-10 minutes to none at all..

    I really dont know how and the whys about UPnP..

    also I noticed, while UPnP on the routers switched on at 1800 gives errors, less errors when I switch it off.
    But at the 3600 second setting, I can switch on UPnP at all routers (Class B network) and no issues playing the files or browsing the mezzmo library..

    like I said, don't ask me how, why, just wanted to let you know, playing with this number might help you as well, as it solved some really odd
    behavior on my end..

    apart from the fact there are tons of other odd behaviors on home grade networks, independend from mezzmo.. Don't need mezzmo for weird
    things in home grade networks and home grade hardware.

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