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playback problem: old home movie in MPEG-PS format

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I'm getting "Playback Error: No compatible streams are currently available. " when trying to view an old (20 years ago?) home movie.  It was created by the app Nero.  I am trying on the Chrome web browser.  I've attached the relevant part of the log.  Note the execution errors.


This is from mediainfo on the file ...

Complete name                            : home-movies/1978-00-00 moe fred linda-singing.mpg
Format                                   : MPEG-PS
File size                                : 494 MiB
Duration                                 : 29mn 30s
Overall bit rate mode                    : Variable
Overall bit rate                         : 2 340 Kbps
Writing library                          : Created by Nero

ID                                       : 224 (0xE0)
Format                                   : MPEG Video
Format version                           : Version 2
Format profile                           : Main@Main
Format settings, BVOP                    : Yes
Format settings, Matrix                  : Custom
Format settings, GOP                     : Variable
Duration                                 : 29mn 30s
Bit rate mode                            : Variable
Bit rate                                 : 2 069 Kbps
Maximum bit rate                         : 4 142 Kbps
Width                                    : 720 pixels
Height                                   : 480 pixels
Display aspect ratio                     : 4:3
Frame rate                               : 29.970 (30000/1001) fps
Standard                                 : NTSC
Color space                              : YUV
Chroma subsampling                       : 4:2:0
Bit depth                                : 8 bits
Scan type                                : Progressive
Scan order                               : Bottom Field First
Compression mode                         : Lossy
Bits/(Pixel*Frame)                       : 0.200
Time code of first frame                 : 00:00:00:00
Time code source                         : Group of pictures header
GOP, Open/Closed                         : Open
GOP, Open/Closed of first frame          : Closed
Stream size                              : 437 MiB (88%)
Writing library                          : Created by Nero

ID                                       : 192 (0xC0)
Format                                   : MPEG Audio
Format version                           : Version 1
Format profile                           : Layer 2
Duration                                 : 29mn 30s
Bit rate mode                            : Constant
Bit rate                                 : 224 Kbps
Channel(s)                               : 2 channels
Sampling rate                            : 44.1 KHz
Compression mode                         : Lossy
Delay relative to video                  : -34ms
Stream size                              : 47.3 MiB (10%)


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Ok then please just take a chunk out from the beginning because i'd like to see the startup sequences.


And you're saying other videos are fine?

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Transcoded files play fine.  I just checked by setting playback to 1 mbs and seeing low quality.


I have a new issue that is truly weird.  I can't show jpeg files.  The images are just black.  I've enclosed the log.  I've double checked that the files show fine elsewhere.




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For the video, I guess I would need a copy to test it otherwise you may just want to re-encode it to mp4.

For the photos, looks like emby server is unable to access them:

System.UnauthorizedAccessException: Access to the path '/mnt/media/home/2008 xmas-small/small-036.jpg' is denied. ---> System.IO.IOException: Permission denied
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