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HenryFool
01-12-2012, 10:45 AM
Does anyone have a profile or settings for encoding video to play on a Philips 5000 series LED TV?

I'm on a Mac and I've tried with Handbrake, VisualHub and RoadMovie but I guess I dont have the settings right as I can't access or play the files from the USB.

Any help would be much appreciated.

smart
01-12-2012, 11:17 AM
Did you have a look at the codec table?
http://www.supportforum.philips.com/en/showthread.php?1067-Supported-CODEC-overview-for-ALL-models-%28TV-HTS-and-Blu-ray%29

If so, which settings did you try?

Maybe you can post the MediaInfo from a video that does not work?

mike tv
01-13-2012, 10:33 AM
Whats is your source material that you're converting using HandBrake?

HenryFool
01-13-2012, 10:38 AM
Here's the MediaInfo text: the source file is an AVI.

General
Unique ID : 250001502427885091557532003588540879129 (0xBC1489B830A339BA8495E9C356AA5119)
Complete name : /Users/HenryFool/Desktop/test.mkv
Format : Matroska
Format version : Version 2
File size : 727 MiB
Duration : 1h 30mn
Overall bit rate : 1 127 Kbps
Writing application : HandBrake 0.9.5
Writing library : libmkv 0.6.4.1

Video
ID : 1
Format : AVC
Format/Info : Advanced Video Codec
Format profile : Main@L3.0
Format settings, CABAC : No
Format settings, ReFrames : 2 frames
Codec ID : V_MPEG4/ISO/AVC
Duration : 1h 30mn
Bit rate : 881 Kbps
Width : 640 pixels
Height : 336 pixels
Display aspect ratio : 1.905
Frame rate mode : Variable
Frame rate : 25.000 fps
Color space : YUV
Chroma subsampling : 4:2:0
Bit depth : 8 bits
Scan type : Progressive
Bits/(Pixel*Frame) : 0.164
Stream size : 568 MiB (78%)
Writing library : x264 core 112
Encoding settings : cabac=0 / ref=2 / deblock=1:0:0 / analyse=0x1:0 / me=hex / subme=9 / psy=1 / psy_rd=1.00:0.00 / mixed_ref=1 / me_range=16 / chroma_me=1 / trellis=1 / 8x8dct=0 / cqm=0 / deadzone=21,11 / fast_pskip=1 / chroma_qp_offset=-2 / threads=6 / sliced_threads=0 / nr=0 / decimate=0 / interlaced=0 / constrained_intra=0 / bframes=3 / b_pyramid=0 / b_adapt=1 / b_bias=0 / direct=1 / weightb=0 / open_gop=0 / weightp=0 / keyint=250 / keyint_min=25 / scenecut=40 / intra_refresh=0 / rc_lookahead=40 / rc=crf / mbtree=1 / crf=18.0 / qcomp=0.60 / qpmin=3 / qpmax=51 / qpstep=4 / vbv_maxrate=2200 / vbv_bufsize=2200 / crf_max=0.0 / ip_ratio=1.40 / aq=1:1.00 / nal_hrd=none
Language : English
Default : Yes
Forced : No
Color primaries : BT.601-6 525, BT.1358 525, BT.1700 NTSC, SMPTE 170M
Transfer characteristics : BT.709-5, BT.1361
Matrix coefficients : BT.601-6 525, BT.1358 525, BT.1700 NTSC, SMPTE 170M

Audio
ID : 2
Format : AC-3
Format/Info : Audio Coding 3
Mode extension : CM (complete main)
Codec ID : A_AC3
Duration : 1h 30mn
Bit rate mode : Constant
Bit rate : 224 Kbps
Channel(s) : 2 channels
Channel positions : Front: L R
Sampling rate : 48.0 KHz
Bit depth : 16 bits
Compression mode : Lossy
Stream size : 144 MiB (20%)
Default : Yes
Forced : No

mike tv
01-13-2012, 10:48 AM
Strange that you say the file is an AVI yet MediaInfo says it's contents is actually MKV (Matroska). You could try simply renaming it as .mkv instead of .avi and see does that fix it.

HenryFool
01-13-2012, 10:54 AM
The source file is an AVI - I'm encoding it to a MKV

mike tv
01-13-2012, 11:10 AM
Sorry, I get you now.

Are you sure your 5000 can play mkv?
Taking a quick look at that codec spread sheet that smart posted it says for 2009 5000 series they don't play mkv. Is yours a 2009 model?

HenryFool
01-13-2012, 11:19 AM
We just bought it a month ago so I guess it's a current model

mike tv
01-13-2012, 11:39 AM
It obviously doesn't play the original .avi either? Could you post Media Info details of the original avi?

HenryFool
01-13-2012, 11:48 AM
General
Complete name : /Users/HenryFool/Desktop/test.avi
Format : AVI
Format/Info : Audio Video Interleave
File size : 699 MiB
Duration : 1h 30mn
Overall bit rate mode : Variable
Overall bit rate : 1 084 Kbps
Writing application : VirtualDubMod 1.5.10.2 (build 2540/release)
Writing library : VirtualDubMod build 2540/release

Video
ID : 0
Format : MPEG-4 Visual
Format profile : Advanced Simple@L5
Format settings, BVOP : 2
Format settings, QPel : No
Format settings, GMC : No warppoints
Format settings, Matrix : Default (H.263)
Codec ID : XVID
Codec ID/Hint : XviD
Duration : 1h 30mn
Bit rate : 931 Kbps
Width : 640 pixels
Height : 336 pixels
Display aspect ratio : 1.905
Frame rate : 25.000 fps
Color space : YUV
Chroma subsampling : 4:2:0
Bit depth : 8 bits
Scan type : Progressive
Compression mode : Lossy
Bits/(Pixel*Frame) : 0.173
Stream size : 600 MiB (86%)
Writing library : XviD 1.2.1 (UTC 2008-12-04)

Audio
ID : 1
Format : MPEG Audio
Format version : Version 1
Format profile : Layer 3
Mode : Joint stereo
Mode extension : MS Stereo
Codec ID : 55
Codec ID/Hint : MP3
Duration : 1h 30mn
Bit rate mode : Variable
Bit rate : 144 Kbps
Channel(s) : 2 channels
Sampling rate : 48.0 KHz
Compression mode : Lossy
Stream size : 90.4 MiB (13%)
Alignment : Aligned on interleaves
Interleave, duration : 24 ms (0.60 video frame)
Interleave, preload duration : 514 ms
Writing library : LAME3.98
Encoding settings : -m j -V 4 -q 3 -lowpass 17.5 --abr 144

mike tv
01-13-2012, 12:02 PM
Very odd. According to the codec spread sheet 2011 TVs should be able to play that avi as it is.
I'm a bit stumped.

If it was me I'd try and make a "regular" .mp4 file. MKV and AVIs cover a massive range of video and audio codecs and TVs with limited functionality most likely won't be able to handle all the permutations.

I'd load the avi into HandBrake, Select the Normal profile, Choose MP4 format then hit Browse and select where you want your file to be saved AND rename the extension as .mp4 (instead of .m4v) and let hand brake convert it.

You should end up with a regular .mp4 that the TV should be able to play.

Just to check, you say you can't access the files via USB. Can you access photos or anything from the USB drive on the TV? It may be the drive isn't formatted properly (for the TV). It should be FAT 32 (MS-DOS(FAT) in Mac speak)

heathcliff
07-01-2012, 06:10 PM
I think your problem is this handbrake-setting:

Frame rate mode : Variable

I know, almost all (or maybe all) of the Pre-Settings use this in Handbrake. Still it did not work with my Blu-Ray-Player. Change that to "Constant Frame Rate" and you might be fine.

By the way, variable "frame rate" is not the same as the usual "variable bit rate". It means the resulting streams doesn't run constantly with (for example) 25 fps but changes THIS rate, according to the found material.

WoldoW
09-23-2012, 08:31 PM
Does anyone have a profile or settings for encoding video to play on a Philips 5000 series LED TV?

I'm on a Mac and I've tried with Handbrake, VisualHub and RoadMovie but I guess I dont have the settings right as I can't access or play the files from the USB.

Any help would be much appreciated.

If you use Handbrake, chose H.264 as video codec, uncheck large file size and make sure that file extension is .mp4