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starterz
08-02-2011, 05:17 PM
Hello everyone, need some help with playing MKV files on my TV set.

I have a .MKV file (Rango, 1280x528@24fr/sec, 4.3 GB) which shows through the "Browse PC" option, but when clicked I get an error message "File cannot be found or read".

As I read the specs for the TV, MKV container is supported. Why is it not playing? How can I be sure in the future that a MKV file will play on the TV? Otherwise the download is not worth it. Thank you for any information.

Media information for the file (from KMPlayer) is as follows:

C:\Users\Starter\Videos\Movies\Rango\vedett-rango.720p.mkv
General
Unique ID : 204205009369263394315297534381454399469 (0x99A07448AAD00CCE9A39B472345A17ED)
Complete name : C:\Users\Starter\Videos\Movies\Rango\vedett-rango.720p.mkv
Format : Matroska
File size : 4.37 GiB
Duration : 1h 51mn
Overall bit rate : 5 596 Kbps
Encoded date : UTC 2011-06-26 16:30:23
Writing application : mkvmerge v4.8.0 ('I Got The...') built on May 24 2011 03:12:58
Writing library : libebml v1.2.0 + libmatroska v1.1.0
Video #1
ID : 1
Format : AVC
Format/Info : Advanced Video Codec
Format profile : High@L3.1
Format settings, CABAC : Yes
Format settings, ReFrames : 5 frames
Codec ID : V_MPEG4/ISO/AVC
Duration : 1h 51mn
Bit rate : 4 086 Kbps
Width : 1 280 pixels
Height : 528 pixels
Display aspect ratio : 2.40:1
Frame rate : 23.976 fps
Color space : YUV
Chroma subsampling : 4:2:0
Bit depth : 8 bits
Scan type : Progressive
Bits/(Pixel*Frame) : 0.252
Stream size : 3.11 GiB (71%)
Writing library : x264 core 115 r2008 4c552d8
Encoding settings : cabac=1 / ref=5 / deblock=1:0:0 / analyse=0x3:0x133 / me=umh / subme=7 / psy=1 / psy_rd=1.00:0.00 / mixed_ref=1 / me_range=16 / chroma_me=1 / trellis=1 / 8x8dct=1 / cqm=0 / deadzone=21,11 / fast_pskip=0 / chroma_qp_offset=-2 / threads=6 / sliced_threads=0 / nr=0 / decimate=1 / interlaced=0 / bluray_compat=0 / constrained_intra=0 / bframes=3 / b_pyramid=2 / b_adapt=2 / b_bias=0 / direct=3 / weightb=1 / open_gop=0 / weightp=2 / keyint=250 / keyint_min=23 / scenecut=40 / intra_refresh=0 / rc_lookahead=50 / rc=2pass / mbtree=1 / bitrate=4086 / ratetol=1.0 / qcomp=0.60 / qpmin=0 / qpmax=69 / qpstep=4 / cplxblur=20.0 / qblur=0.5 / ip_ratio=1.40 / aq=1:1.00
Language : English
Audio #2
ID : 2
Format : DTS
Format/Info : Digital Theater Systems
Codec ID : A_DTS
Duration : 1h 51mn
Bit rate mode : Constant
Bit rate : 1 510 Kbps
Channel(s) : 6 channels
Channel positions : Front: L C R, Side: L R, LFE
Sampling rate : 48.0 KHz
Bit depth : 24 bits
Compression mode : Lossy
Stream size : 1.18 GiB (27%)
Text #3
ID : 3
Format : UTF-8
Codec ID : S_TEXT/UTF8
Codec ID/Info : UTF-8 Plain Text

Toengel
08-02-2011, 05:44 PM
Hi,

I think Format profile : High@L3.1 is the problem. Only Main@L3.0 to L3.2 and High@L4.0 (andHigh@L4.0) and L4.1 are supported

Toengel@Alex

starterz
08-02-2011, 05:53 PM
Hi,

I think Format profile : High@L3.1 is the problem. Only Main@L3.0 to L3.2 and High@L4.0 (andHigh@L4.0) and L4.1 are supported

Toengel@Alex

Thank you for the information! Is there a way (VirtualDub, other) that I can re-encode using the supported Format profile?

I would be very gratefull for exact instructions, as I am new to this :-)

Which program, which exact settings should I use to re-encode files that are not supported by the TV, so I can watch them over the network?

Thank you again and stay well.

petasis
08-02-2011, 06:13 PM
Actually, the problem is DTS. Philips' TVs will not read any file containing a DTS band. You have to convert it to Dolby Digital.

starterz
08-02-2011, 06:18 PM
Actually, the problem is DTS. Philips' TVs will not read any file containing a DTS band. You have to convert it to Dolby Digital.

Thanks for this too. Which program, which exact settings should I use to re-encode files that are not supported by the TV, so I can watch them over the network? Preferably keeping more or less the same video/audio quality? Your suggestions/advise is welcomed.

petasis
08-02-2011, 08:37 PM
You can search for "PopCorn MKV AudioConverter"...

starterz
08-02-2011, 09:01 PM
You can search for "PopCorn MKV AudioConverter"...

Thanks, found it. I also found 2 good tutorials, will try using those first. I hope I can count on you if something goes wrong :-)

All best.

starterz
08-02-2011, 11:07 PM
You can search for "PopCorn MKV AudioConverter"...

OK, you were totally right - I used PopCorn MKV AudioConverter to convert DTS to Dolby Digital, and the file worked on the TV with no problems. Thanks for the suggestions.

Another thing, the original MKV contains subtitles too. Is there a way to extract and embed the subtitles in the new file (with audio converted to Dolby Digital) too? Or maybe after the audio conversion?

I used VirtualDub with SRT to SSA converter and subtitler plugin to embed subs into AVI files, worked very well. Can this be done with MKVs too?

All best again.