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  1. Today I found that video files containing embedded closed captions, such as DVB recordings or iTunes downloads, will show that subtitles are present but none of my clients are able to display them and the server is not able to transcode them to a usable format. This example is from the iTunes Store. In the local and remote webapps some corrupted text is shown: The Android client behaves like the webapps. The Kodi plugin and Samsung Orsay client both display nothing at all but detect the correct language. The Emby's log shows ffmpeg bombing out: Stream #0:0(eng): Subtitle: subrip (srt), 1280x720 (default) Metadata: creation_time : 2016-12-07T11:23:24.000000Z encoder : Lavc57.64.100 srt Stream mapping: Stream #0:2 -> #0:0 (eia_608 (cc_dec) -> subrip (srt)) Press [q] to stop, [?] for help [Closed caption Decoder @ 0xa9ca000] Data Ignored since exceeding screen width Last message repeated 2029 times size= 1kB time=00:19:50.89 bitrate= 0.0kbits/s speed=1.52e+04x video:0kB audio:0kB subtitle:1kB other streams:0kB global headers:0kB muxing overhead: 52.568306% The root cause is a known deficiency in ffmpeg which can identify the caption stream correctly but cannot extract it, refer to https://trac.ffmpeg.org/ticket/4616 which also has a sample video attached. I would be curious to know if iOS devices are able to DirectPlay this type of content with working captions. WORKAROUND To extract usable subtitles from a video simply run the file through CCExtractor (http://ccextractor.sourceforge.net), generally you will not need to specify any special options as the defaults will produce an external SubRip (.srt) file as output. To get rid of the unusable caption stream (or replace it with the SubRip subtitles) simply remux the file to Matroska using mkvtoolnix or avimux.
  2. I converted an iTunes m4v file to mp4 on my Mac and then loaded it to the emby server...however when I try to play the file, I get an error stating "No compatible streams are currently available." I'm very new to emby so I don't know the system very well but any help would be appreciated. embyserver.txt embyserver-63725319937.txt
  3. i love having a music videos library but i felt that updating the metadata using the metadata manager was tedious, because my mp4 files are already tagged and my folder structure contains all the info that i need in the NFO files, so i wrote this python script to do the tedious parts for me. this script will: * autofill your NFO files (if you follow the folder structure) * change the sort title so that your music videos are sorted in a pretty way * walk thru your music videos and query your a musicbrainzid for each artist (i forget why i did this, i think it was part of a larger project with automatically getting artwork, but i cant remember) - you only need to do it once per artist what you need to do: * match my folder structure * know how to run python script * change line #44 of code to include your email address (musicbrainzngs.set_useragent('emby_music_video_metadata_manager','20200811','youremailhere@youremail.com') * change line #38 of code to point to your music videos (maindir = 'a:\musicvideos') folder structure: ARTIST NAME ----- ALBUM NAME (YYYY-MM-DD) ---------- ## TRACKNAME.mp4 Notes: month and day are optional... ## is album track number i am new to python. if you use this, its at your own risk, but it works well for me. i have another python script relating to youtube-dl that i will be posting in the other thread i started for that soon. you will see a bunch of commented out code in here. i forget what i was trying to do with it. at the end of the day, all i needed was what is in the script now to get my music video collection looking like the attached screenshot. mvmm_20200811_public.py
  4. ielmax

    Conversion de video

    Bonjour, J'ai acheté Emby Premiere pour pouvoir utiliser la conversion de fichier, mes appareils ne permettant tout simplement pas la lecture de fichiers MP4. J’espérais que ça me permettrait de gagner du temps en m'enlevant cette charge de travail, j'avoue que je suis très déçu du résultat. Une fois la conversion terminée, tous mes fichiers sont en MKV sauf ceux qui étaient à l'origine en MP4. Résultat mes fichiers sont plus volumineux qu'à l'origine, ce qui me pose un problème de place, et j'ai toujours mes fichier MP4 illisibles sur mes appareils. Pourquoi Emby refuse-t'il de convertir les fichiers MP4 en MKV ? De plus il n'accepte de convertir que des médiathèques entières, impossible de le faire uniquement sur une série ou même un seul fichier. Pourquoi ?
  5. centuryx476

    Web Browser Viewing

    Hello, I have started ripping my collection. But as a test I wanted to see how the server will handle the playing of a movie. I ripped a standard blu ray to Container: .mp4 Bitrate: 8.6 Mbps Video Codec: H264 Audio Codec: AC3 @ 640 kbps Audio channels: 6 Sample Rate: 48000 Hz When I play the movie via my web browser the CPU jumps to 50% +/- I checked the logs and it appears to be transcoding the audio of the movie. This only happens when I watch the movie via a web browser. If I watch the movie via Roku or my phone app then the CPU hovers around 1% to 2% usage which is what is expected. I thought AC3 is a pretty standard codec ? why is it being transcoded for web browser viewing ? What is the recommended Audio Codec to use then for emby ? Mind you I value my audio quality Thank You
  6. huenemeca

    Not playing my mp4, SocketException?

    Hello, I am new to Emby and trying to get some movies setup to run on at least my Roku3. I can't seem to get the movies to play on any client though. The movie appears to want to start but then stops. In the logs it shows a socketException but no other info. Here is that part of the log and I have attached the full log 2019-10-21 18:20:24.227 Info HttpServer: HTTP POST http://mediaman:8096/emby/Sessions/Playing. UserAgent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/77.0.3865.120 Safari/537.36 2019-10-21 18:20:24.229 Info SessionManager: Playback start reported by app Emby Mobile playing Ice Age. Started at 4864976 ms 2019-10-21 18:20:24.229 Info HttpServer: HTTP POST http://mediaman:8096/emby/Sessions/Playing/Stopped. UserAgent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/77.0.3865.120 Safari/537.36 2019-10-21 18:20:24.230 Info HttpServer: HTTP Response 204 to Time: 3ms. http://mediaman:8096/emby/Sessions/Playing 2019-10-21 18:20:24.230 Debug App: ReportPlaybackStopped PlaySessionId: 2019-10-21 18:20:24.230 Info SessionManager: Playback stopped reported by app Emby Mobile playing Ice Age. Stopped at 4864976 ms 2019-10-21 18:20:24.231 Info HttpServer: HTTP Response 204 to Time: 1ms. http://mediaman:8096/emby/Sessions/Playing/Stopped 2019-10-21 18:20:24.234 Info HttpServer: SocketException: http://mediaman:8096/emby/Videos/664/stream.mp4?Static=true&mediaSourceId=29cc07ebed00bebf02cf60ddb63fe101&deviceId=TW96aWxsYS81LjAgKFdpbmRvd3MgTlQgMTAuMDsgV2luNjQ7IHg2NCkgQXBwbGVXZWJLaXQvNTM3LjM2IChLSFRNTCwgbGlrZSBHZWNrbykgQ2hyb21lLzc3LjAuMzg2NS4xMjAgU2FmYXJpLzUzNy4zNnwxNTcxNTgyOTc1Njcz&api_key=921d2ae538624c5ca22d57761278626d embyserver.txt
  7. Greetings, A couple months back I started having a problem on all of my machines running EMBY Theater when attemping to play MP4 content. The problem is the MP4 content, no matter the application that created it frequently pauses or freezes making the content unwatchable. The same content plays back just fine on the same PC's using the Edge browser and also plays back just fine on other devices such as our iOS, Android, and Fire Cube devices. The EMBY Theater machines are all Windows 10 Pro with nothing else installed on them. Some are completely fresh installs, others have been running for years. Hardware ranges from hex core Xeon to various i7 and i5 configurations. GPU's are either nVidia or Intel. The sever is dedicated and is more than ample for the task at hand. I tend not to think this is hardware related since the same machines playback the same content flawlessly when playing thru a browser. EMBY Theater plays back other content types just fine, such as MKV. I've ensured both the server and the EMBY Theater clients are always running the latest EMBY software. So far none of the updates that have come have helped the problem. I also keep up with Microsoft updates on all of the machines. I have not yet tried converting the MP4's to other content types as there simply too many MP4 videos to make it practical. Thank you for your help and consideration.
  8. I've found an unusual issue. I typically name my H.264 files as .M4V. Using that extension, with a stock multi-track movie (2 chan HE-AAC as the first track and AC3 5.1 as the second), it will default to the stereo track, and only Direct Stream the 5.1 track. If I rename the file to a .MP4 extension, it does DirectPlay without issue and auto-selects the 5.1 track without issue. The info indicates it is doing Direct Stream with M4V due to the container. I've used M4V on many many servers, with this audio setup and none had an issue with the container/codec setup. I'm not sure if this is by design, or a bug. The only other issue is a movie filename with periods in it like "The Man From U.N.C.L.E (2016)". I end up with "The Man From WTF". Worth a laugh to be sure, but not expected. Can I force it to leave my filenames alone and not rename them? I really dislike when a server does this without asking. So far so good otherwsie! Great server. Thanks!
  9. Version: 3.0.5490.2 Hi Everyone, I'm a new user to MB3 and I'm having problems with subtitles. .mkv files seems to work just fine but I'm having issues watching an mp4 movie with .srt subtitles. The movie works well using VLC and I can view the movie by just dropping it into my browser (no subtitles though) Any thoughts? I'm using the latest version of the server and app (as of 2/16/15). I have uninstalled and re-installed MB3 yet this didn't solve the issue. I haven't changed the server settings at all except for turning down the transcoder to "auto". The movie looks fine, just no subtitles and no "T" button at the top left letting me choose which subtitles to use. Is there a special format needed for external subs? I can post log files if needed. Thanks
  10. Hello All, Im a bit new at this I just installed emby server on my Mac computer and just started with adding a couple of files to test it on my computer, S8 phone and Smart TV. However I am able to play all videos on both my mac and android phone but when I try on my Smart TV some wont play and I get error HTTP Status code returned by the server was 500 Im not sure why they wont play as they are mp4 videos, Im attaching the log file I got see if you guys could help me with it. Thanks in advance. error log Smart TV.txt
  11. Trichard123

    WMC won't start mp4 movies

    Hello! After the last most recent auto-update of Emby for Media Center, I started having a problem with just the Mp4 movies, but not the TV episodes. I press the Play button on the menu and get a dark screen. When I move my mouse I see the control buttons on the bottom of the screen (Stop, Play, Record, etc) but no time length indicator. The Play button displays the || pause like the movie is playing. I press the square Stop button which takes me back to the movie info page and buttons, then I get the spinning wheel and the page goes dark and the time indicator appears and the movie starts up. This is an annoyance, but at least I can get them to play. I have uninstalled/reinstalled E-WMC and the server both. I am still getting that small hang on the movies so far. TV episodes run right away. These are all the same MP4's I have for over a year or more. Any ideas?
  12. nortok00

    Enable Chapter Support?

    Hello all, Apologies if this has been asked. I did a search in the forum but couldn't find anything and couldn't find anything in online documentation. Point me in the right direction if there is info on this. I'm running: Windows 10 Emby Server Version Access Emby and stream files from Chrome via localhost All files are on the same laptop that I run Emby I just recently started to rip my music DVDs to mp4. I use ffmpeg for all of my processing. I added chapters to these that show up and work in media players such as VLC (playback>chapters and I can advance properly in the progress bar and Next Chapter/Title button). The chapters were added as metadata so they aren't a separate chapter/subtitle stream or separate file. Does Emby support this? Do I have to enable something? I thought I looked through all of the settings options including metadata but didn't see anything. If this is supported will I see them as a visual someplace like VLC (playback>chapters) as well as player controls like VLC's Next Chapter/Title button? If this isn't supported what do I have to do to get chapters to work? I thought I read chapter xml files weren't supported but that might have been awhile ago. Let me know if any other info is needed. Thanks for any help you can provide. Cheers. Karen
  13. russpurg

    Cannot play AVI MP4 on cellphones

    Has anyone ran across the issue where your server works fine for broadcast to TVs, PCs, etc. but won't plan on cellphones. I have an LG V20 but can only play MKV files. I've looked for custom DLNA profiles thinking that might be the issue, but haven't been able to find any help on this. Is there a stash of custom DLNA profiles on the internet? I think it's a DLNA issue since all other media plays on other devices. And...I know that the LG V20 can play MP4 and AVI files natively, so it's not a codec issue on the cellphone. Emby is running on a DS916+ NAS with the latest update to DSM with the latest update to Emby server 3.2.10. This issue has actually existed with several previous versions of DSM and Emby. I can't remember when it stopped working on my cellphones in the house. My wife can't play media on her Samsung S5 either.
  14. Plays fine via MPC-HC x64: Video: MPEG4 Video (H264) 3840x2160 25fps 31397kbps [V: Alias Data Handler [eng] (h264 main L5.1, yuv420p, 3840x2160, 31397 kb/s)] Audio: AAC 48000Hz stereo 317kbps [A: Alias Data Handler [eng] (aac lc, 48000 Hz, stereo, 317 kb/s)] From website: Media Info Video Codec H264 Codec tag avc1 AVC Yes Profile Main Level 51 Resolution 3840x2160 Aspect ratio 16:9 Anamorphic No Interlaced No Framerate 25 Bitrate 31397 kbps Bit depth 8 bit Pixel format yuv420p Ref frames 3 NAL 4 Audio Language eng Codec AAC Codec tag mp4a Profile LC Layout stereo Channels 2 ch Bitrate 317 kbps Sample rate 48000 Hz Default Yes Title Eng AAC stereo Default Container mp4 Path\\SERVER\Videos\Music\video_game_show_the_witcher_3_wild_hunt_concert_4K.mp4 It also does poorly via the website but it runs better though the website than Windows Store Emby.
  15. marky183

    Issues with Recording Live TV

    I am trying to use Emby as a DVR solution, after recording some shows as tests, everything worked fine. I have the convert to mp4 option checked. However this weekend, all of the shows I record only recorded for 4 seconds. below is from the server Log file: I have also attached the corresponding record 2016-03-26 13:59:48.8819 Info HttpServer: HTTP Response 200 to Time: 36ms. 2016-03-26 14:00:00.0679 Info App: Recording timer fired. 2016-03-26 14:00:00.2294 Info App: Streaming Channel hdhr_791_3c2850c70a0d49988d0e212b1210ff4b 2016-03-26 14:00:00.2540 Info HttpClient: HttpClientManager GET: 2016-03-26 14:00:00.3075 Info HttpClient: HttpClientManager GET: 2016-03-26 14:00:00.4806 Info HttpClient: HttpClientManager GET: 2016-03-26 14:00:00.5862 Info App: GetChannelStream: channel id: hdhr_791_3c2850c70a0d49988d0e212b1210ff4b. stream id: 2016-03-26 14:00:00.7287 Info HttpClient: HttpClientManager POST: http://www.mb3admin.com/admin/service/registration/validate 2016-03-26 14:00:00.9329 Info App: Beginning recording. Will record for 59.9902243666667 minutes. 2016-03-26 14:00:00.9329 Info App: Writing file to path: /media/Recorded_TV/Series/See No Evil/See No Evil S02E05 Watching Dru.mp4 2016-03-26 14:00:00.9329 Info App: Opening recording stream from tuner provider 2016-03-26 14:00:00.9577 Info App: /usr/pbi/emby-amd64/bin/ffmpeg -fflags +genpts -async 1 -vsync -1 -i "" -t 00:59:59.413 -sn -codec:v:0 libx264 -force_key_frames expr:gte(t,n_forced*5) -vf "yadif=0:-1:0" -pix_fmt yuv420p -preset superfast -crf 23 -b:v 25000000 -maxrate 25000000 -bufsize (25000000*2) -vsync vfr -profile:v high -level 41 -map_metadata -1 -threads 0 -codec:a:0 aac -strict experimental -ab 320000 -y "/media/Recorded_TV/Series/See No Evil/See No Evil S02E05 Watching Dru.mp4" 2016-03-26 14:00:19.1182 Info HttpServer: HTTP GET UserAgent: UPnP/1.0 2016-03-26 14:00:19.1504 Info HttpServer: HTTP Response 200 to Time: 32ms. 2016-03-26 14:00:49.1576 Info HttpServer: HTTP GET UserAgent: UPnP/1.0 2016-03-26 14:00:49.1873 Info HttpServer: HTTP Response 200 to Time: 30ms. 2016-03-26 14:01:19.4286 Info HttpServer: HTTP GET UserAgent: UPnP/1.0 2016-03-26 14:01:19.4609 Info HttpServer: HTTP Response 200 to Time: 32ms. 2016-03-26 14:01:49.4679 Info HttpServer: HTTP GET UserAgent: UPnP/1.0 2016-03-26 14:01:49.5001 Info HttpServer: HTTP Response 200 to Time: 32ms. 2016-03-26 14:02:19.7391 Info HttpServer: HTTP GET UserAgent: UPnP/1.0 2016-03-26 14:02:19.7776 Info HttpServer: HTTP Response 200 to Time: 38ms. 2016-03-26 14:02:49.7858 Info HttpServer: HTTP GET UserAgent: UPnP/1.0 2016-03-26 14:02:49.8176 Info HttpServer: HTTP Response 200 to Time: 32ms. 2016-03-26 14:03:18.0608 Info HttpServer: HTTP GET UserAgent: UPnP/1.0 2016-03-26 14:03:18.0996 Info HttpServer: HTTP Response 200 to Time: 39ms. 2016-03-26 14:03:48.1107 Info HttpServer: HTTP GET UserAgent: UPnP/1.0 2016-03-26 14:03:48.1400 Info HttpServer: HTTP Response 200 to Time: 29ms. 2016-03-26 14:04:01.7316 Info HttpServer: HTTP SUBSCRIBE UserAgent: DLNADOC/1.51 SEC_HHP_[Mobile]Krystal Schlaht (Galaxy Note4)/1.0 2016-03-26 14:04:01.7329 Info HttpServer: HTTP Response 200 to Time: 1ms. 2016-03-26 14:04:02.7817 Info HttpServer: HTTP SUBSCRIBE UserAgent: DLNADOC/1.51 SEC_HHP_[Mobile]Krystal Schlaht (Galaxy Note4)/1.0 2016-03-26 14:04:02.7869 Info HttpServer: HTTP Response 200 to Time: 5ms. 2016-03-26 14:04:18.3717 Info HttpServer: HTTP GET UserAgent: UPnP/1.0 2016-03-26 14:04:18.4177 Info HttpServer: HTTP Response 200 to Time: 46ms. 2016-03-26 14:04:48.4273 Info HttpServer: HTTP GET UserAgent: UPnP/1.0 2016-03-26 14:04:48.4760 Info HttpServer: HTTP Response 200 to Time: 49ms. 2016-03-26 14:05:12.6803 Info App: FFMpeg exited with code 0 2016-03-26 14:05:12.7696 Info App: Recording completed: /media/Recorded_TV/Series/See No Evil/See No Evil S02E05 Watching Dru.mp4 record-transcode-ee2f7f7c-165d-454a-84ba-6f9fc19a84ff.txt
  16. rubicon

    AAC 5.1 issue

    Hello everybody, After updating to the latest iPhone version, I am receiving the below error (within and outside my network as well) when I try to play any mp4 movie that contains an 5.1 AAC audio. To give you an idea of my setup, I have converted all my movies to mp4 h264 and aac 5.1 so I can use the direct play feature with no problem. When I access my movies within the Samsung app on my TV, everything is working ok but from the iPhone it only allows me to playback aac 2.0 audio channel videos. Previously I was able of course to stream 5.1 in my iPhone without a problem. Naturally I am not going to add to every single film I have an additional 2 channel aac, as I prefer 5.1 cause of my home theatre system. I just need to be able to play them from my iphone as well (even though it won't be a real 5.1 through the phone, but that doesn't bother me). Strange thing is that my nexus tablet works fine with aac 5.1 audio so there must be something wrong with the iPhone app. Also to mention, I have the "allow video playback that requires transcoding" UNSELECTED as I had it before and that is why I have converted everything to mp4 and aac to begin with (meaning avoid transcoding as much as possible). Again, I had no issue previously and it still works with my android tablet so I can only thing that this is the iPhone's app bug. When I ticked back the transcoding option just to see what happens, I have encountered the "transcoding continues on server" issue from another thread below: http://emby.media/community/index.php?/topic/28678-transcoding-contines-on-server-after-you-stop-video-on-ios/ so I really don't want to use that feature in any case if possible. Is there something I can do, to manually fix my 5.1 audio issue or I need to wait for another update? Sorry for the long message. Thanks in advance, George
  17. hello, first of all I'd like to apologize for my broken english. I'm having issues with my WDTV live. all my media files are stored in a Netgear Nas. No problems with the PC. No problems with the PS3. I see the emby server an able to play the files. Problems with the WDTV. I see the emby server, I'm able to listen to the music (mp3), I'm able to play TV Series (mp4 - h264 1000kbps - aac stereo 128kbps - level 4.1) but when I try to play the movies I have an error. Unable to play the file. file not supported. All my movies are mp4 files, h264 10000kbps - aac audio - 1920x1080). If I search the movie files using the shared folders (no emby server) I've no problem. What do you suggest to do?
  18. egrouchko

    General comments

    Hi, We have been using Emby for a few months now. Our setup is Emby server on a Windows Server 2008 on the home network, and the Roku emby app. We also use Emby for Android on several smart phones and tablets. Initially we were very satisfies, but the quality of the software is going down after each release. Here are a ***few*** examples: 1. Initially we used to be able to stream MKV movies, but after a few updates to the server, some movies stopped streaming. 2. We used to have no problems with the mp4 format, but after the last server update some mp4 movies don't stream. 3. We add new mp4 movies to the library folder, and the latest server version doesn't recognise them anymore. 4. When we restart the windows server, the Emby service never starts automatically. And it's not the settings. We are currently looking for an alternative, even if we need to pay for it.
  19. Marianum

    Movie/Music folder report

    Hello everyone, I was to join mp3 (audio) folder on my emby server but it doesn't work. There was already an folder with movies. But when i put the mp3 folder i cant see the mp3's. When i deleted the movie folder and did the mp3 folder first and afther the movie folder, it works fine for me! maybe someone have the same issue... so here the solve in emby webclient: 1. Delete ur movie folder 2. Put your MP3 folder named music or els 3. Then put your movie folder back. Hope you enjoy this Koenske
  20. Version 3.0.5557.0 Just noticed, MB3 is reading genre tag from mp4 tv episode a folder history (nf) is created in ibn\genre... presumably a better behaviour would not be to read genres from episodes...as 'genre' doesnt pertain to episodes in the mb3 world... the episode genre information is orphaned after the ibn\genre\history (nf) folder generation..never to be used/seen again....so its not getting in the way...still cleanliness is next to godliness..
  21. MBServer: Version 3.0.5083.27698 MBTheater: Not installed PC Server OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1 Codecs: Nothing other than installed with Win7 out of the box and MBServer Extender: HP MediaSmart Connect x280n Extender supported video/audio containers: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?cc=uk&lc=en&docname=c01473471 References: http://mediabrowser.tv/community/index.php?/topic/2426-converting-dvd-rips-to-mb3-and-extender-friendly-formats/ http://community.mediabrowser.tv/permalinks/6831/can-t-play-mp4-files-with-media-browser-center-on-xbox-360 http://forums.xbox.com/xbox_forums/xbox_support/f/30/t/196008.aspx Server Log file attached: server-63522216771.log ffmpeg Log generated playing MP4 file locally in web client attached: ffmpeg-ad70d4dd-2169-4f71-8825-090abefcd5f9-mp4 I realize I did not post the log files properly so I am EDIT/resubmitting with more info. Sorry for questions about “old technology” but my extender has its usefulness for now. Problem: My HP x280n Media Center Extender (MCE) will not play MP4 container AAC audio (2.0 or 5.1) using Media Browser 3 server (MB3) and Media Browser Classic (MBC) in Win7 Media Center. MP4 containers with a range of audio codecs are supported (see above). Tried Troubleshooting: PC Server tested: MP4 container files play audio/video in Media Browser Web Client , Media Player 12, Media Center Pictures/Videos and in MBC. HP Extender tested: The extender has a local, removable HDD and Wi-Fi & Wired network connections (I'm using wired). A full range of MP4 files play audio/video both from the local HDD and networked NAS disk in the basic extender interface (not Media Center). In the Media Center interface the MP4 video plays beautifully from the PC Server, however no audio will play in either the Pictures/Videos section or from MBC. In the Media Center interface in either the Pictures/Videos section or from MBC, both audio & video play beautifully for .avi, .ts. I have not installed LAV filters so I do not play MKV over the extender. Below are the audio/video container and codecs supported by the extender: Below are the mp4, mkv & avi parameters for the files I tested: ffprobe version N-58015-g8cdf4e0 Copyright (c) 2007-2013 the FFmpeg developers built on Nov 10 2013 18:01:44 with gcc 4.8.2 (GCC) configuration: --enable-gpl --enable-version3 --disable-w32threads --enable-av isynth --enable-bzlib --enable-fontconfig --enable-frei0r --enable-gnutls --enab le-iconv --enable-libass --enable-libbluray --enable-libcaca --enable-libfreetyp e --enable-libgsm --enable-libilbc --enable-libmodplug --enable-libmp3lame --ena ble-libopencore-amrnb --enable-libopencore-amrwb --enable-libopenjpeg --enable-l ibopus --enable-librtmp --enable-libschroedinger --enable-libsoxr --enable-libsp eex --enable-libtheora --enable-libtwolame --enable-libvidstab --enable-libvo-aa cenc --enable-libvo-amrwbenc --enable-libvorbis --enable-libvpx --enable-libwavp ack --enable-libx264 --enable-libxavs --enable-libxvid --enable-zlib libavutil 52. 52.100 / 52. 52.100 libavcodec 55. 41.100 / 55. 41.100 libavformat 55. 21.100 / 55. 21.100 libavdevice 55. 5.100 / 55. 5.100 libavfilter 3. 90.102 / 3. 90.102 libswscale 2. 5.101 / 2. 5.101 libswresample 0. 17.104 / 0. 17.104 libpostproc 52. 3.100 / 52. 3.100 Input #0, mov,mp4,m4a,3gp,3g2,mj2, from 'Click.(2000).S2013E01.mp4': Metadata: major_brand : isom minor_version : 1 compatible_brands: isomavc1 creation_time : 2013-01-05 11:40:01 title : Click (2000) S2013E01 album : Click (2000) date : 2013 show : Click (2000) genre : Documentary season_number : 221 episode_sort : 1 Duration: 00:24:06.14, start: 0.000000, bitrate: 1023 kb/s Stream #0:0(und): Video: h264 (High) (avc1 / 0x31637661), yuv420p(tv, bt709), 720x404, 890 kb/s, 25 fps, 25 tbr, 25k tbn, 50 tbc (default) Metadata: creation_time : 2013-01-05 11:40:01 handler_name : Video Stream #0:1(eng): Audio: aac (mp4a / 0x6134706D), 48000 Hz, stereo, fltp, 124 kb/s (default) Metadata: creation_time : 2013-01-05 11:40:02 handler_name : English Thanks in advance for any insight on the problem , Tanamur ffmpeg-ad70d4dd-2169-4f71-8825-090abefcd5f9-mp4.txt server-63522216771.log
  22. Note: This process was contributed by a community member and we have no reason to believe it doesn't work if followed to the letter. However, we haven't verified the process lately so it is possible it is out of date. Please let us know of your experience if you attempt this. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ Getting MKV and other media files to play directly on your Xbox 360 with Media Browser 3, and Media Browser Classic, can be a frustrating experience. Trust me, I’ve been there, and I have spent many hours banging my head trying to figure out how to get it to work. Seemingly at times I thought I had everything setup correctly, but Media Browser would end up transcoding the file, or unable to play it all. It was a mystery for a while to me, and the behavior was hard to track down. I’ve read countless forums, some even suggesting that this simply won’t work. That is the furthest thing from the truth. Through many efforts I discovered how to get this to work fairly easily, as long as you know what you need to do, and the exact steps to do it! With Xbox 360s going for under $99 now, more and more people are going to take the plunge. I figured I would write this tutorial to save everyone time and their sanity. You can finally start enjoying your Windows Media Center experience like you should. Simply stated having this work under Media Browser Classic is an awesome experience! The interface is unmatched to anything else that is out there. Setting up the server backend correctly: 1. You’ll of course want to have Media Browser 3 installed on a server already. In my setup I have Windows Media Center separated from my NAS. My NAS is simply a Windows 7 machine, with Media Browser installed on it, and all my media files are located on the same server. 2. Setup your Media Browser libraries. Ensure that Media Browser is pointed to your libraries by using UNC Shares and NOT local drives. Even if Media Browser is on the same system as your media files like mine, DO NOT use local drive paths (D:\Movies), instead type in the UNC path \\MEDIASERVER\Movies for example. 3. DO NOT use the Path Substitution option in Media Browser. If you use UNC paths, this should be more than sufficient. I’ve had strange behaviors when using this instead to translate local drive paths. 4. Create a user with Administrator rights to your Media Libraries. In my setup it is called mcuser. Create the same user on both your Media Center server, and your NAS. (If they are separate machines.) 5. Ensure you setup your media libraries in Windows Media Center as well, providing the credentials for mcuser. 6. Use this tool, to give the MCX#-SERVERNAME Administrator access to your media libraries by using the above wmcuser account. http://tobias-tobin.blogspot.com/2008/08/giving-media-center-extender-access-to.html Note: If your Media Browser server, and Windows Media Center machine are on the same server, step 5 and 6 may not be necessary, but I am unable to verify this at this time. In addition you'll need to have a separate account that has full Administrator rights to your libraries. More information on how the tool works is available on the website. 7. Load a CODEC pack on your Windows Media Center server. I prefer Shark007, but others may work with some tweaking. Get it here: http://shark007.net. Use Shark's recommended settings on both 32-bit and 64-bit CODECs, and says yes to the Live TV, Xbox 360 question. In addition under MKV, I choose to use Alternative Extender support. 8. If you have not already done so install Media Browser Classic on your Windows Media Center machine and make sure it launches. 9. Launch the Media Browser Classic Configuration program, and go to the extender+iso tab. Ensure that Enable Transcode 360 is UNCHECKED. Transcoding is bad, we do not want it! 10. While in the extender+iso tab under extender formats, ensure you put the media extensions you want to play natively, such as .MKV or .MP4 . Setting up your Xbox360: Here is where it got weird and this is key. It took me a while to figure these exact steps out. However, first, a little background: it’s a little known fact that Microsoft has released a new version of the Optional Media Update that will play MKVs and other media files natively. Originally Microsoft has had several versions of this program, but not all of them will play MKVs. This coincides with the update they have released for the Xbox ONE. However, the trick is getting the right version to download, which isn’t as obvious as you would think. From my experience, without having an Xbox LIVE membership it’s not possible to download the necessary update. In addition, I was NOT able to get the right version by downloading it manually (searching the app store). Like I said In order to get the proper version, it will be necessary to have an Xbox LIVE membership. As far as I can tell, the correct version is only available for XBOX Live members. If you are not already a member you will need to create an account and sign up for a membership. Note: The first month is free, so you can sign-up temporarily and cancel if you so desire once you get the update. The update should remain on the Xbox 360 even if you no longer have a membership. In order to get the correct update, perform the following steps: 1. If you do not already have an Xbox LIVE membership go to live.xbox.com and either create a new user, or setup an existing one that you will use on all your extenders with a subscription (this will unfortunately require a Credit Card). Note: You cannot just create an account. Simply, having an account will NOT be enough to download the correct Optional Media Update. 2. Now power on your Xbox 360 extender and navigate to the Xbox Dashboard. If your extender launches immediately to Windows Media Center, exit and go back to the Xbox Dashboard. 3. We first need to check to see if you have the older version of Optional Media Update first by going to Settings > System > Storage > Hard Drive > System Items. If it’s there delete it. If we do not remove it, the Xbox will not update the current version we have. 4. If you created a new account you will need to download the profile to your Xbox 360 Extender you just made from Xbox LIVE. Here is a link that explains how to do it: http://support.xbox.com/en-US/my-account/manage-gamertag-and-profile/download-your-xbox-live-profile-to-another-360-console 5. Once your profile is downloaded, ensure that you login to that profile by choosing it under the Social dashboard. You can also enable automatic login to this profile, by going to Settings > Profile > Sign-in Preferences > Profile Auto Sign-In > On which is preferable for a Windows Media Center extender. If you just added a subscription to an existing account, I found that I add to delete the profile on the Xbox, and download it again as described above to get it to recognize the new subscription. The key to this whole thing is to have an active connection to Xbox LIVE. If you don’t it won’t download the Optional Media Update that you need. 6. Now launch Windows Media Center on your Xbox 360. 7. In order to get the proper update, you’ll need to make sure that you have your movie or TV show media libraries available natively in Windows Media Center, WITHOUT using Media Browser Classic. Clicking on a movie or TV Show from the regular Windows Media Center interface, will allow the Xbox 360 to come up with a screen that will prompt you to download the new version of the Optional Media Update. For some reason if you use Media Browser Classic it will block the download from occurring even when though the screen comes up initially. However, the dialog box to download the update disappears. Using the regular Windows Media Center interface will allow you to do this. In addition DO NOT use Recorded TV, it will never prompt you because Windows Media Center sees these as native media files, which should be .WTV. The media file has to be an MKV or MP4 to have the Xbox 360 initiate a download for the Optional Media Update. 8. Reboot your Xbox 360 extender, and re-launch Windows Media Center. 9. Now go into Media Browser Classic, and navigate to your libraries. Choose your favorite movie or TV Show and enjoy direct playback without Media Browser transcoding them! Yay quality! You’ll also be able to tell if the program is being transcoded or direct played by going to the Media Browser dashboard. Under Server > Active Devices > hover your mouse on the device that is streaming and it will tell you if it is Direct Play or Transcoding the file. Note: You’ll need to do this on every Xbox 360 Extender you have. Hope this guide serves you guys and gals well. Enjoy!
  23. StLDreiling

    Xbox 360, DLNA, & the 64-bit MP4

    I only choose to beat this dead horse because the difficulty I'm having in this area stands in such stark contrast to the rapid and amazing development work going on everywhere else around this platform, from the server feature set and add-ons to the mobile apps. MediaBrowser is a stunning achievement and plays a central role in my house. In short, the Xbox 360 cannot "see" the MB3 DLNA server on the network when I access the "System Video Player" app. What it's really looking for, as far as I can tell, is a Windows Media Player Sharing or equivalent service, since Windows PCs and other third-party DLNA servers on my network appear in this list. In lieu of directly accessing the DLNA server using System Video Player, as I do via the "equivalent" Media Player app on the Xbox One with great success, I often use my mobile app or the web interface to "Play To" the console. However, this only works for certain files and file types. For example, Play To seems to attempt to play MP4s directly to the console, even if the files in question meet the criteria for transcoding under the Xbox 360 profile, resulting in consistent failure (the biggest problem with the playback of my MP4s on my 360 is the number of large files in my library encoded with 64-bit offsets). I have attempted to make use of MBC and the Xbox 360 MCE for media playback, as the interface is beautiful, fun, and intuitive. However, it is an inelegant and impermanent solution for a number of reasons and MBC seems to be nearly deprecated anyway. There are other things I need my Windows client PC doing besides hosting a RD connection from my 360 and transcoding video files off a network share. I have attempted to run alternative, third-party DLNA servers that the 360 will recognize (such as Serviio), alongside MB3, but I hate them. For one thing, MB3 is the only DLNA server I know of that discerns the difference between a 32-bit MP4 (which I would want the 360 to play directly) and a 64-bit MP4 (which I would want/need transcoded), which means any other solution will necessarily transcode absolutely everything at great cost to my server's performance. But most of all, by not using MB3 as my DLNA server, I lose access to the amazing plugins/add-ons and content management solutions employed by MB3, including and especially Collections and Playlists. Short of buying an Xbox 360 for the development team or replacing my own Xbox with a Roku, options that have been categorically denied to me by my wife, what can be done? P.S. I'm obsessed with MediaBrowser. As I mentioned on Twitter a few months ago, it's revolutionized entertainment in my home. The first thing I do every morning is log into the web interface to see if there's a new beta release of the server. I'm tech savvy, but not a dev, so if I can be of any help here, please let me know!
  24. chrismp

    Movies Won't Play On iPads (with app)

    I really hope that someone can help. I've used MB3 since about January and had no issues until a month or two ago. I use MB3 primarily to watch my movies (mp4/m4v) on the iPads via the media browser app (latest update). Previously, I had no issues watching movies both within my network and externally. Then, all of the sudden, playback stopped working on most movies and I can't figure out the cause. I have an iPad 2 (iOS7) and an iPad Mini (iOS8) and both have same issues. I am able to see the library and select the movie, but the movies just won't load. Just get the spinning wheel and sometimes I have to manually kill the app to get out of it. It doesn't happen with all movies, but it happens with most. To clarify, if a particular movie doesn't work, it never works and if a movie works, then it always works. Server (Version 3.0.5395.0) is on a Windows 7 64bit machine. If I use Safari to access the server, I am able to play all the movies fine. I am okay with doing this but that process is not so easy for the other people in the house. I've uninstalled the app and MB3 Server and started from scratch but had no luck. I love this program when it works and I really hope that someone can help me with this. Attached is the log that I think that you need. I looked at the transcoding logs (I enabled them) but it doesn't create a log when movies fail on the iPad; it doesn't get that far. server-63549186123.zip
  25. jhs39

    Mp4 vs Mkv

    Is the Media Browser Roku app more likely to play a video file in Mp4 rather than Mkv? I ask because I am coming across an increasing number of video files that will not play on the Roku app--actually the audio plays fine but there's no picture. These same files play perfectly on Play On, VLC, Windows Media Player and the couple times I tried even on the web version of Media Browser. It seems like the files the Roku app doesn't like are usually in the Mkv format. On top of that I've noticed that if I have a file that plays fine on Roku Media Browser but where the subtitles won't play if I use Mkv Merge to remux the file so the audio stream is identified, the subtitle language is identified and the subtitles are flagged as default there is only a 50/50 chance that the resulting Mkv file will play properly on my Roku 3. So my question comes down to--are there video or audio formats that Media Browser Roku likes better than others? Is there a higher chance of compatibility with specific audio/video formats? Joe Smart
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