View Full Version : Unable to stream some recordings
02-17-2011, 10:33 PM
I've only had the TV (46pfl9705k/02, software level 140.25) a few weeks and have most of the features I want working.
The TV is connected to my home wireless network (airport extreme & express), on which there are two macs and a Western Digital Live NAS. With "Browse PC" I see EyeConnect (from Elgato) and the Twonky link in the NAS and can watch most of the recordings. Unfortunately, when I select certain recordings I get the error message : "Unsupported file: not able to to execute." .
All the recordings were made with EyeTV on the same iMac so I had a look the packages (file type .eyetv) and realised that they were over 4GB (a 90 minute HD from the BBC or ARD take about 9GB).
I can watch them (mac to mac) using EyeTV so the speed of the link is not the problem.
Has anyone had this problem or read that Philips' software has a problem streaming large-ish files?
p.s. why is the performance of "Browse PC" glacial?
02-18-2011, 05:18 AM
I think, the .eyetv file format is not supported. I have never heard of that. Maybe you can convert it into a supported format. I use mkv for most videos. FormatFactory is conversion program which I use and does the job well.
P.S. Browse PC works fine at my side. When I browse my PC or MediaServer in FritzBox 7390.
02-18-2011, 11:27 AM
The eyetv format is supported, or at least it works. I have 20 eyetv recordings on an iMac but only 4 of them cannot be watched.
The eyetv package contains 5 or 6 files (the 6th is an m4v for the iPhone); the largest is an mpg file, which cannot be watched on the TV because the format is wrong (error message "File can not be read or found") - I can watch it on the mac with VLC.
To make it more "interesting" I have one eyetv recording, which is larger than 4GB and can be watched on the TV.
02-18-2011, 11:29 AM
use mediainfo.sourceforge.net and look whats the difference between the files which are working and which aren't.
02-20-2011, 08:15 PM
Good tip, Toengel.
The main component of an eyetv file is an mpg. When I look with MediaInfo, I see an mpg with a format MPEG-TS and video format AVC (advanced video codec).
I made recordings from BBC HD, ITV 1 HD, HD suisse, ARD HD & ZDF and are all recorded in the same, regardless how large to file is - size is not the problem as I thought before. So I cannot stream HD recordings to the TV.
If I try to copy a recording from eytev format (or just the mpg component) to an external disk, which has been formatted for windows (i.e. fat32), I get an error message because the file is too large (i.e. bigger than 4GB).
If I try to stream a file from an NAS drive to the TV, I can watch the film but I can't change the language (I live in Switzerland where an HD film is shown in 4 languages - does anyone know how to do that on an Philips 46pfl9705k?).
So I've bought a good TV but it's useless for streaming an HD recording.
Any further ideas.
02-20-2011, 08:19 PM
you can't switch audio streams or activate external subtitles with the current firmware on all 2010 TVs.
02-20-2011, 09:16 PM
If I watch an english film on a channel (for example, HD suisse, which is broadcast in several languages), where english is the main language, I can change the audio stream to german so I can watch it in german.
So I don't really understand that. If you mean I can't change the language when I watch a recording with "Browse PC", then I don't see how I can do that.
My TV is on version 140.25 and there is a version 140.27; does this version make any difference? Or does Philips need to rewrite the software because it is needs something?
02-21-2011, 06:30 AM
140.27 does not change the behaviour. Your are not able to switch audio streams from non-tv sources...