Best Answer boston_BEN , 09 April 2014 - 08:33 PM
The issue was the container format after all, not the codecs.
I reset shark007 codecs back to "at installation" settings. I probably could have uninstalled it altogether though.
To get the problematic .avi files to play, I did the following...
1) I installed a program called VideoContainerSwitcher (can be found on SourceForge).
1a) It needs ffmpeg to run, so install that too if you do not have it already.
2) Open VCS and point it to a folder containing the file(s) you want to change (or drag and drop).
3) In my case, the files I wanted to change were .avi, so I selected that as the input format.
3) My .avi files were using the mkv container, so I selected the mp4 container as the output format.
4) In about 10 seconds, I had a copy of the original file, but with the mp4 container (no transcoding).
5) I changed the file extension of the new file from .mp4 back to .avi.
6) I uploaded it to my NAS, updated the MB3 library and most played on the Xbox 360 MBC just fine.
7) The few that didn't play were too high of a bit rate (over 5Mpbs peak). So, I used WinDirStat to analyze my movies folder.
7a) I made sure the largest files (ie, higher bitrate files) were .wmv (which was easy as WinDirStat color codes). If they weren't, I converted them to .wmv.
Big cheers for no (well, very little) transcoding!!
Special thanks to ebr, floh (Florian Fahrenberger), and philippe734.Go to the full post