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#1 carguyshu OFFLINE  

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Posted 08 October 2018 - 09:17 PM

All movies play fine if I view them in the web browser in chrome or if I use another player like VLC, but several will not work in WMC. In the attached log you will see that I played 2 other movies fine, but when I tried to play deadpool 2 it just stayed at 0 seconds and a black screen (this also happens with avengers infinity war and several other movies). I have updated my LAV to version 0.73 (the newest) and it still wont work in WMC. please help


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Posted 08 October 2018 - 11:20 PM

Hi there, did you forget to attach the log?



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Posted 20 October 2018 - 07:47 PM

Attached File  MBClassic-20102018f97f8ad7e523453db11c8c07a3fef815.log   117.31KB   3 downloads

 

try this one where I played back to the future fine, but deadpool 2 froze at 0 and never played. I don't know why the attachment didn't take the first time.


Edited by carguyshu, 20 October 2018 - 07:53 PM.


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Posted 20 October 2018 - 07:51 PM

Hi there, can you try to attach the log again? Also can you try setting up a windows media center video library and seeing if the file plays through that?

 

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Posted 20 October 2018 - 07:53 PM

there I just got it up. something with the old uploader vs new uploader was causing it not to attach when I post



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Posted 20 October 2018 - 08:05 PM

Ok, there's nothing obvious in this log unfortunately. can you try playing the video file directly in windows media center using a WMC video library? That will help narrow it down. Thanks.



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Posted 21 October 2018 - 09:00 AM

BTW - be sure you use Media Center and not Windows Media Player...



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Posted 30 October 2018 - 08:04 PM

when i try to add folders to a wmc library that have mkvs in them it is showing the folders but then when i select a folder it is saying there is no media. can WMC not recognize that mkvs are video files?



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Posted 30 October 2018 - 08:47 PM

You need to install software to allow that to work, such as lav filters.

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Posted 30 October 2018 - 09:10 PM

as per my first post i have the latest LAV filters installed. WMC is saying there is no media in folders that have mkvs in them when i add those folders to either the movies or video libraries 



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Posted 31 October 2018 - 12:07 AM

I would try uninstalling and re-installing lav filters. This doesn't look to me like an Emby for WMC problem, but rather a windows media center video playback problem.



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Posted 31 October 2018 - 08:31 PM

Wmc needs certain reg keys set to see mkv files. Maybe try researching those.

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Posted 31 October 2018 - 10:50 PM

@carguyshu, have you checked out Emby Theater? It's our new app designed to fully replace Windows Media Center:

https://emby.media/emby-theater.html

 

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Posted 07 December 2018 - 12:58 AM

@carguyshu, have you checked out Emby Theater? It's our new app designed to fully replace Windows Media Center:

https://emby.media/emby-theater.html

 

Thanks !

i tried out theater, but it seems to be very inferior from a customization and view standpoint compared to my wmc setup with chocolate theme. the poster view on WMC is awesome and you can see way more titles on the screen.with wmc as there are not the gigantic gaps between posters like with theater. i can see 27 covers at once on wmc, but only 12 on theater.

 

it also has the overlay of 1080p over covers on wmc so you can see what is and is not a bluray at a glance. i also really like with wmc how when you are hovering on a title it pops up at the lower left all sorts of other great info such as rotten tomato rating, year, runtime, what time the movie will end etc. if i could get the same look with theater that would be great, but it appears to be very limited.

 

i've tried uninstalling/reinstalling the LAV filters several times and there's still problems. I'm also having other playback issues like not being able to fast forward or rewind



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Posted 07 December 2018 - 01:26 AM

See this topic about fast forward and rewind:

https://emby.media/c...emote-or-mouse/



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Posted 07 December 2018 - 10:22 AM

are your problems with fast forward and rewind or skip ahead and jump back.  I don't ever remember being able to fast forward or rewind in EMC but I can skip ahead and jump back. 



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Posted 07 December 2018 - 11:27 AM

See this topic about fast forward and rewind:

https://emby.media/c...emote-or-mouse/

i read that entire thread and it appears that the poster is having the exact same problem as i am and that there is currently no solution



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Posted 07 December 2018 - 11:28 AM

are your problems with fast forward and rewind or skip ahead and jump back.  I don't ever remember being able to fast forward or rewind in EMC but I can skip ahead and jump back. 

nothing works. when you click the buttons to go forward/back with the mouse they don't do anything. also when the bar appears that shows the playback if you try and click another part to make the movie start playing at a different time it also does not work. all of these things were working fine in the past. i have no idea why they are all now broken not just for me but others it appears.



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Posted 07 December 2018 - 12:35 PM

Do you have auomatic updates enabled? Can you let me know which versions of LAV, Emby server, windows, and EMC you are running? Have you installed any codec packs? I wonder if MS pushed an update that broke something.

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Posted 07 December 2018 - 12:39 PM

MS or Lav. Perhaps LAV just isn't testing WMC anymore.






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