I have joined up (I actually only found the site last night and will now be a regular visitor) and am making this post because I've been struggling with a strange problem.
I hope this is the right section in which to ask; I couldn't see anything else that was relevant.
The issue is this: For a long time, I have been able to download TV shows (primarily in MP4 but now many in MKV) which have played flawlessly on our Samsung TV or through the USB slot on our Samsung Blu-ray player.
But earlier this year, for some reason nearly all the shows I got just wouldn't play in either machine.
I thought I had tracked the problem down to being a matter of video fps (our equipment only likes something like 6 to 30 fps), so I'd convert them using HandBrake and away we'd go.
Now, I check every download to see what its framerate is, and even if it's within those limits (it's normally 23.976 fps) ... nope, no go.
I even re-encoded some of them in HandBrake so the fps was within those limits, but still no luck!
Our equipment is happy (apparently) with either AAC or AC3 audio, so I don't think that's the problem.
What I want to ask is, does anyone know whether uploaders/encoders have changed the way they do things or how they're encoding these things so that they become more problematic?
Or has there been an announcement somewhere that I haven't seen or something?
It's really frustrating, because I thought I'd fathomed it out, only to be caught again.
Anyway, advice or thoughts would be welcome.
Are you sure they are not x265 HEVC & real/fake Xvid?
And it would be good if you at least provide a torrent file that not playing, and the one which you had re-encoded and played, provide the downloaded file and media-info from your re-enconded file, Then we might have better look into issue.
This is the usual release's Media Information that ettv uploads under SD/x264/H264, You can figure out what missing or not by reviewing the info:
encoders never announce any settings anywhere, For TV show, no notice, but besides anyone else, ettv.to have helped many downloaders by mentioning this Note into their EVO's movie releases, it's helpful all the time.
Hello and thank you for the advice and information.
Yes I'm quite happy to provide all that stuff, but it's late here, I've got an interview in the morning and I'm very tired.
I will get to it sometime over the weekend for you, because I can't work out what's actually missing.
I need help.
So please bear with me; I'll be coming back with what you asked for.
Thanks and regards,
Well I'm back - and I actually think I may have sorted this out.
Firstly, thanks for the advice.
It appears that our equipment does not like either the AC-3 audio codec (all the time) or the MKV container (some of the time).
If I run things through HandBrake with settings that I am certain will work on our equipment, everything seems to be happy.
I just make sure it's set to output to MP4, the audio codec is AAC and the FPS is within the limits of our equipment, and away we go.
I still don't know for certain what changed from before, but I'm not complaining.
My wife (and me, to a lesser degree) can now watch the shows we want to.
Thank you very much, Prom3th3uS, for your willingness to help. I hope I've saved you some work.
I'm so glad that you have sorted it out, happy to help, and you're welcome.
about settings, nothing changed, but things getting modren nowadays.
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