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Hi All


Just recently upgraded to the new version of Emby.


I am experiencing problems when direct playing to the XB1.

All I get is a black screen with some churping in the background.

This is only xbox 1 that has the issue.  Website play is fine. and no issues playing the file directly.


Please find below the transcode log;uuid:8ab80bf4-44ac-4522-86ab-38e12c1909aa;7681248ec71b0131a4cb7a536bbea490;false;h264;aac;1;;9872000;128000;2;;1920;1080;0;41;;;8;high;;;;;7681248ec71b0131a4cb7a536bbea490

{"Protocol":"File","Id":"7681248ec71b0131a4cb7a536bbea490","Path":"\\\\Prime\\TV Shows\\Brooklyn Nine-Nine\\Season 1\\Brooklyn Nine-Nine - S01E02 - The Tagger.mp4","Type":"Default","Container":"mp4","Name":"720P/H264/AAC","RunTimeTicks":12568800000,"ReadAtNativeFramerate":false,"SupportsTranscoding":true,"SupportsDirectStream":true,"SupportsDirectPlay":true,"RequiresOpening":false,"RequiresClosing":false,"VideoType":"VideoFile","MediaStreams":[{"Codec":"h264","Language":"und","IsInterlaced":false,"BitRate":889188,"BitDepth":8,"RefFrames":5,"IsDefault":true,"IsForced":false,"Height":720,"Width":1280,"AverageFrameRate":23.97602,"RealFrameRate":23.97602,"Profile":"High","Type":"Video","AspectRatio":"16:9","Index":0,"IsExternal":false,"IsTextSubtitleStream":false,"SupportsExternalStream":false,"PixelFormat":"yuv420p","Level":31,"IsAnamorphic":false,"IsCabac":true},{"Codec":"aac","Language":"und","IsInterlaced":false,"ChannelLayout":"stereo","BitRate":47911,"Channels":2,"SampleRate":48000,"IsDefault":true,"IsForced":false,"Profile":"HE-AAC","Type":"Audio","Index":1,"IsExternal":false,"IsTextSubtitleStream":false,"SupportsExternalStream":false,"Level":0},{"Codec":"mov_text","Language":"und","IsInterlaced":false,"BitRate":127,"IsDefault":true,"IsForced":false,"Type":"Subtitle","Index":2,"IsExternal":false,"IsTextSubtitleStream":true,"SupportsExternalStream":true,"Level":0}],"PlayableStreamFileNames":[],"Formats":["mov","mp4","m4a","3gp","3g2","mj2"],"Bitrate":940624,"RequiredHttpHeaders":{}}

C:\Users\r.blackburn.adm\AppData\Roaming\Emby-Server\ffmpeg\20150331\ffmpeg.exe -fflags +genpts -i file:"\\Prime\TV Shows\Brooklyn Nine-Nine\Season 1\Brooklyn Nine-Nine - S01E02 - The Tagger.mp4" -map 0:0 -map 0:1 -map -0:s -codec:v:0 libx264 -force_key_frames expr:gte(t,n_forced*5) -vf "scale=min(iw\,720):trunc(ow/dar/2)*2" -pix_fmt yuv420p -preset superfast -crf 23 -maxrate 889188 -bufsize 1778376 -vsync vfr -profile:v high -level 41 -map_metadata -1 -threads 0 -codec:a:0 aac -strict experimental -ac 2 -ab 128000 -af "aresample=async=1" -y "C:\Users\r.blackburn.adm\AppData\Roaming\Emby-Server\transcoding-temp\6ee2364e1f7aaa8166d414667447b582.ts"

ffmpeg version N-71182-g5cba529 Copyright © 2000-2015 the FFmpeg developers
  built with gcc 4.9.2 (GCC)
  configuration: --enable-gpl --enable-version3 --disable-w32threads --enable-avisynth --enable-bzlib --enable-fontconfig --enable-frei0r --enable-gnutls --enable-iconv --enable-libass --enable-libbluray --enable-libbs2b --enable-libcaca --enable-libdcadec --enable-libfreetype --enable-libgme --enable-libgsm --enable-libilbc --enable-libmodplug --enable-libmp3lame --enable-libopencore-amrnb --enable-libopencore-amrwb --enable-libopenjpeg --enable-libopus --enable-librtmp --enable-libschroedinger --enable-libsoxr --enable-libspeex --enable-libtheora --enable-libtwolame --enable-libvidstab --enable-libvo-aacenc --enable-libvo-amrwbenc --enable-libvorbis --enable-libvpx --enable-libwavpack --enable-libwebp --enable-libx264 --enable-libx265 --enable-libxavs --enable-libxvid --enable-lzma --enable-decklink --enable-zlib
  libavutil      54. 21.100 / 54. 21.100
  libavcodec     56. 32.100 / 56. 32.100
  libavformat    56. 27.100 / 56. 27.100
  libavdevice    56.  4.100 / 56.  4.100
  libavfilter     5. 13.101 /  5. 13.101
  libswscale      3.  1.101 /  3.  1.101
  libswresample   1.  1.100 /  1.  1.100
  libpostproc    53.  3.100 / 53.  3.100
Input #0, mov,mp4,m4a,3gp,3g2,mj2, from 'file:\\Prime\TV Shows\Brooklyn Nine-Nine\Season 1\Brooklyn Nine-Nine - S01E02 - The Tagger.mp4':
    major_brand     : isom
    minor_version   : 1
    compatible_brands: isomavc1
    creation_time   : 2015-07-12 20:03:22
  Duration: 00:20:56.88, start: 0.000000, bitrate: 940 kb/s
    Stream #0:0(und): Video: h264 (High) (avc1 / 0x31637661), yuv420p, 1280x720 [sAR 1:1 DAR 16:9], 889 kb/s, 23.98 fps, 23.98 tbr, 24k tbn, 47.95 tbc (default)
      creation_time   : 2015-07-12 20:03:22
      handler_name    : GPAC ISO Video Handler
    Stream #0:1(und): Audio: aac (HE-AAC) (mp4a / 0x6134706D), 48000 Hz, stereo, fltp, 47 kb/s (default)
      creation_time   : 2015-07-12 20:03:25
      handler_name    : GPAC ISO Audio Handler
    Stream #0:2(und): Subtitle: mov_text (tx3g / 0x67337874), 1280x720, 0 kb/s (default)
      creation_time   : 2015-07-12 20:03:34
      handler_name    : GPAC Streaming Text Handler
[libx264 @ 0000000002dada40] using SAR=404/405
[libx264 @ 0000000002dada40] using cpu capabilities: MMX2 SSE2Fast SSSE3 SSE4.2
[libx264 @ 0000000002dada40] profile High, level 4.1
Output #0, mpegts, to 'C:\Users\r.blackburn.adm\AppData\Roaming\Emby-Server\transcoding-temp\6ee2364e1f7aaa8166d414667447b582.ts':
    encoder         : Lavf56.27.100
    Stream #0:0: Video: h264 (libx264), yuv420p, 720x404 [sAR 404:405 DAR 16:9], q=-1--1, max. 889 kb/s, 23.98 fps, 90k tbn, 23.98 tbc (default)
      encoder         : Lavc56.32.100 libx264
    Stream #0:1: Audio: aac, 48000 Hz, stereo, fltp, 128 kb/s (default)
      encoder         : Lavc56.32.100 aac
Stream mapping:
  Stream #0:0 -> #0:0 (h264 (native) -> h264 (libx264))
  Stream #0:1 -> #0:1 (aac (native) -> aac (native))
Press [q] to stop, [?] for help
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frame=  152 fps=152 q=21.0 size=     660kB time=00:00:06.74 bitrate= 802.0kbits/s   
frame=  207 fps=138 q=25.0 size=     930kB time=00:00:08.96 bitrate= 850.0kbits/s   
frame=  295 fps=147 q=25.0 size=    1480kB time=00:00:12.80 bitrate= 946.9kbits/s   
frame=  372 fps=149 q=24.0 size=    1825kB time=00:00:16.04 bitrate= 932.2kbits/s   
frame=  449 fps=150 q=21.0 size=    2251kB time=00:00:19.24 bitrate= 958.5kbits/s   
frame=  539 fps=154 q=23.0 size=    2648kB time=00:00:23.46 bitrate= 924.3kbits/s   
frame=  584 fps=145 q=23.0 size=    2863kB time=00:00:25.30 bitrate= 927.0kbits/s   
frame=  669 fps=148 q=21.0 size=    3287kB time=00:00:28.58 bitrate= 942.1kbits/s   
frame=  755 fps=150 q=23.0 size=    3770kB time=00:00:32.17 bitrate= 960.1kbits/s   
frame=  834 fps=151 q=25.0 size=    4284kB time=00:00:35.49 bitrate= 988.5kbits/s   
frame=  911 fps=151 q=23.0 size=    4725kB time=00:00:38.74 bitrate= 999.2kbits/s   
frame=  988 fps=151 q=26.0 size=    5109kB time=00:00:42.15 bitrate= 992.8kbits/s   
frame= 1068 fps=152 q=27.0 size=    5463kB time=00:00:45.48 bitrate= 983.9kbits/s   
frame= 1152 fps=153 q=24.0 size=    5919kB time=00:00:48.68 bitrate= 995.9kbits/s   
frame= 1230 fps=153 q=25.0 size=    6487kB time=00:00:52.18 bitrate=1018.4kbits/s   
frame= 1311 fps=154 q=25.0 size=    6819kB time=00:00:55.59 bitrate=1004.8kbits/s   
frame= 1390 fps=154 q=24.0 size=    7193kB time=00:00:58.79 bitrate=1002.2kbits/s   
frame= 1480 fps=155 q=27.0 size=    7587kB time=00:01:02.46 bitrate= 995.0kbits/s   
frame= 1555 fps=155 q=25.0 size=    8052kB time=00:01:05.66 bitrate=1004.5kbits/s   
frame= 1637 fps=155 q=22.0 size=    8454kB time=00:01:09.24 bitrate=1000.1kbits/s   
frame= 1736 fps=157 q=24.0 size=    8848kB time=00:01:13.04 bitrate= 992.3kbits/s   
frame= 1815 fps=157 q=25.0 size=    9311kB time=00:01:16.67 bitrate= 994.8kbits/s   
frame= 1923 fps=159 q=24.0 size=    9929kB time=00:01:20.81 bitrate=1006.6kbits/s   
frame= 2047 fps=163 q=25.0 size=   10537kB time=00:01:26.31 bitrate=1000.1kbits/s   
frame= 2123 fps=162 q=25.0 size=   10923kB time=00:01:29.51 bitrate= 999.7kbits/s   
frame= 2209 fps=163 q=14.0 size=   11411kB time=00:01:32.92 bitrate=1005.9kbits/s   
frame= 2286 fps=162 q=31.0 size=   11713kB time=00:01:36.21 bitrate= 997.3kbits/s   
frame= 2373 fps=163 q=13.0 size=   12117kB time=00:01:39.62 bitrate= 996.3kbits/s   
frame= 2473 fps=164 q=20.0 size=   12579kB time=00:01:44.10 bitrate= 989.8kbits/s   
frame= 2522 fps=162 q=26.0 size=   12763kB time=00:01:46.02 bitrate= 986.1kbits/s   
frame= 2622 fps=163 q=23.0 size=   13240kB time=00:01:50.16 bitrate= 984.5kbits/s   
frame= 2708 fps=163 q=25.0 size=   13743kB time=00:01:53.83 bitrate= 989.0kbits/s   
frame= 2794 fps=163 q=26.0 size=   14252kB time=00:01:57.50 bitrate= 993.6kbits/s   
frame= 2906 fps=165 q=23.0 size=   14795kB time=00:02:02.11 bitrate= 992.5kbits/s   
frame= 2961 fps=163 q=22.0 size=   15106kB time=00:02:04.41 bitrate= 994.6kbits/s   
frame= 3045 fps=163 q=27.0 size=   15507kB time=00:02:07.65 bitrate= 995.1kbits/s   
frame= 3122 fps=163 q=23.0 size=   16021kB time=00:02:10.98 bitrate=1002.0kbits/s   
frame= 3207 fps=163 q=24.0 size=   16504kB time=00:02:14.48 bitrate=1005.3kbits/s   
frame= 3307 fps=164 q=25.0 size=   16979kB time=00:02:18.62 bitrate=1003.4kbits/s   
frame= 3424 fps=166 q=26.0 size=   17503kB time=00:02:23.65 bitrate= 998.1kbits/s   
frame= 3502 fps=166 q=23.0 size=   17878kB time=00:02:26.85 bitrate= 997.3kbits/s   
frame= 3592 fps=166 q=23.0 size=   18225kB time=00:02:30.52 bitrate= 991.8kbits/s   
frame= 3672 fps=165 q=22.0 size=   18601kB time=00:02:33.77 bitrate= 991.0kbits/s   
frame= 3762 fps=165 q=24.0 size=   18988kB time=00:02:37.86 bitrate= 985.3kbits/s   
frame= 3848 fps=165 q=28.0 size=   19600kB time=00:02:41.36 bitrate= 995.0kbits/s   
frame= 3958 fps=166 q=23.0 size=   20128kB time=00:02:45.93 bitrate= 993.7kbits/s   
frame= 4042 fps=166 q=26.0 size=   20497kB time=00:02:49.34 bitrate= 991.6kbits/s   
frame= 4123 fps=166 q=22.0 size=   20897kB time=00:02:52.67 bitrate= 991.4kbits/s   
frame= 4191 fps=164 q=26.0 size=   21186kB time=00:02:55.78 bitrate= 987.3kbits/s   
frame= 4225 fps=164 q=-1.0 Lsize=   21606kB time=00:02:57.19 bitrate= 998.9kbits/s   
video:16575kB audio:2760kB subtitle:0kB other streams:0kB global headers:0kB muxing overhead: 11.746189%
[libx264 @ 0000000002dada40] frame I:96    Avg QP:19.49  size: 26168
[libx264 @ 0000000002dada40] frame P:1378  Avg QP:22.66  size:  6476
[libx264 @ 0000000002dada40] frame B:2751  Avg QP:24.34  size:  2013
[libx264 @ 0000000002dada40] consecutive B-frames:  9.6%  5.3% 15.9% 69.1%
[libx264 @ 0000000002dada40] mb I  I16..4:  6.9% 31.8% 61.3%
[libx264 @ 0000000002dada40] mb P  I16..4:  2.4%  5.2%  2.1%  P16..4: 66.2%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0%    skip:24.1%
[libx264 @ 0000000002dada40] mb B  I16..4:  0.3%  0.3%  0.1%  B16..8: 26.7%  0.0%  0.0%  direct:12.8%  skip:59.8%  L0:30.6% L1:47.5% BI:21.9%
[libx264 @ 0000000002dada40] 8x8 transform intra:44.4% inter:37.3%
[libx264 @ 0000000002dada40] coded y,uvDC,uvAC intra: 61.3% 59.8% 29.4% inter: 14.2% 9.9% 0.6%
[libx264 @ 0000000002dada40] i16 v,h,dc,p: 51% 27% 11% 11%
[libx264 @ 0000000002dada40] i8 v,h,dc,ddl,ddr,vr,hd,vl,hu: 29% 19% 15%  6%  5%  6%  6%  6%  8%
[libx264 @ 0000000002dada40] i4 v,h,dc,ddl,ddr,vr,hd,vl,hu: 28% 21%  9%  7%  6%  7%  7%  7%  8%
[libx264 @ 0000000002dada40] i8c dc,h,v,p: 39% 24% 28%  9%
[libx264 @ 0000000002dada40] Weighted P-Frames: Y:2.7% UV:1.8%
[libx264 @ 0000000002dada40] kb/s:770.55

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you're saying the same scenario works on other xbox ones?

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I had the same issue, discussed here:



Unfortunately, I accidentally fixed it when I did a clean install before we could find a root cause. Do you recall making any changes to your DNLA or streaming settings? That was my primary suspect since the same version of Emby worked fine once everything was reinstalled.

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I have rebuilt the server and the fault has returned.

its only the direct play to XB1 that has the issue.


as I cannot no longer stream to my Samsung TV XB1 was the only way I could watching things in my livingroom

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