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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







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.


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':
    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)
      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)
      creation_time   : 2013-01-05 11:40:02      handler_name    : English





Thanks in advance for any insight on the problem , Tanamur



Edited by Tanamur
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  • 1 year later...

This post was from 2013 and no one commented or suggested anything. I guess no one else besides us is using hp as an extender. I am in the same boat right now. I just don't understand where the problem is coming from. XBOX plays them fine using MBC.

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