Rendering via panasonic TV - advice

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Rendering via panasonic TV - advice

Postby confabulator » Sun Apr 22, 2012 2:03 pm

Hi,

I would appreciate any advice available from those with experience of this.I have just started to try and stream wirelessly to my panasonic TV. The TV automatically detected both PS3MS and WMP as servers. WMP works well for non-mkv content but of course not for .mkv files.

I found a panasonic.conf that has allowed PS3MS to stream to the TV. I am getting two problems though. The first seems to be an easy get-around with incorrect apsect ratios. The second is more difficult though with lots of stuttering on playback. This is behaving as though the remuxing from mkv (mencoder) isnt occuring quickly enough which shouldnt be the case. The transcode buffer bar stays almost entirely empty in a way it doesnt when I do the same action using my PS3 as renderer. In reality the TV shouldnt need any remuxing of the files involved at all as it should be compatible.

Anyone know why the transcode buffer bar stays empty and can explain what is going on/what I can do. Is it possible to get PS3Ms to stream without remuxing or transcoding at all?

Tried 2 panasonic.conf files. As below is current but both had same results.

Thanks

RendererName=Panasonic
RendererIcon=kuro.png
UserAgentSearch=Panasonic MIL DLNA
Video=true
Audio=true
Image=true
SeekByTime=false
CBRVideoBitrate=15000
ByteToTimeseekRewindSeconds=0
DLNALocalizationRequired=true

TranscodeVideo=MPEGAC3
TranscodeAudio=WAV
DefaultVBVBufSize=false
MuxH264ToMpegTS=true
MuxDTSToMpeg=false
WrapDTSIntoPCM=false
MuxLPCMToMpeg=true

MaxVideoBitrateMbps=90
MaxVideoWidth=1920
MaxVideoHeight=1080
H264Level41Limited=true
TranscodeAudioTo441kHz=false
TranscodeFastStart=true

#TranscodedVideoFileSize=-1
TranscodedVideoFileSize=0
#TranscodedVideoFileSize=100000000000
AutoExifRotate=false
#UseSameExtension=mpg
#MimeTypesChanges=audio/wav=audio/L16|video/mp4=video/mpeg|video/mkv=video/mpeg
TranscodeExtensions=
StreamExtensions=

SoftSubSupport=false
CustomMencoderQualitySettings=keyint=5:vqscale=1:vqmin=3:vqmax=5
# pullup pro deinterlacing
CustomMencoderOptions=-vf softskip,expand=::::1:16\/9:4

# Analyze all files in folder before shown on renderer (slower, more compatibile with other renderers)
AnalyzeAllBeforeFolderShown = true

MediaInfo=true

Supported = f:mpegps|mpegts v:mpeg1|mpeg2|mp4|h264 a:ac3|lpcm|aac|mpa m:video/mpeg
Supported = f:avi|divx v:mp4|divx|mjpeg a:mp3|lpcm|mpa|ac3 m:video/divx qpel:no gmc:0
Supported = f:mp4 v:mp4|h264 a:ac3|aac m:video/mp4
Supported = f:wmv v:wmv|vc1 a:wma n:2 m:video/x-ms-wmv

#Supported = f:lpcm m:audio/L16
Supported = f:wav a:dts|lpcm n:6 s:48000 m:audio/wav
Supported = f:wav n:2 s:48000 m:audio/wav
Supported = f:mp3 n:2 m:audio/mpeg

Supported = f:aac n:2 a:(?!alac).+ m:audio/x-m4a
Supported = f:wma n:2 m:audio/x-ms-wma
Supported = f:atrac n:2 m:audio/x-oma

Supported = f:jpg m:image/jpeg
Supported = f:png m:image/png
Supported = f:gif m:image/gif
Supported = f:tiff m:image/tiff

# ===========================================================================

## WHAT TV SUPPORTS? (retrieved from manual)
#--------------------------------------------
# container: avchd, divx, mpeg2,...
# extensions: divx,avi, mpg, mpeg,wmv, ...
# video codec: DIV3, DIV4, DIVX, DX50, DIV6, MPEG-2(PS/TS)
# audio codec: mp3, mpeg, ac3
# GMC not supported
# subtitles: microdvd, subrip (subtitles name must be same)...priority when same name: SRT, SUB, TXT
# pictures: jpg, jpeg 4:4:4, 4:2:2, 4:2:0

# VIERA Image Viewer: Ano (AVCHD/SD-VIDEO/DivXHD/JPEG/MP3/AAC playback)

## What was found about renderer in debug.log
#---------------------------------------------

# Received on socket: User-Agent: Panasonic MIL DLNA CP UPnP/1.0
# Received on socket: X-PANASONIC-DMP-Profile: MPEG_PS_PAL JPEG_SM PV_DIVX_DIV3 PV_DIVX_DIV4 PV_DIVX_DIVX PV_DIVX_DX50 PV_DRM_DIVX_DIV3 PV_DRM_DIVX_DIV4 PV_DRM_DIVX_DIVX PV_DRM_DIVX_DX50
# Received on socket: X-PANASONIC-Registration: VklFUkEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA=


#I tested 4 combinations:
#- SeekByTime = true
#- SeekByTime = false
#- TranscodedVideoFileSize=100000000000
#- TranscodedVideoFileSize=0
#Results:
#When SeekByTime=false and TranscodedVideoFileSize=0, transcoded file has no info about actual time(total time is visible) and seeking is somehow/sometimes possible.
#When 99GB is set, I can see actual time but when seeking, time is visible but immediately freeze and TV will show corrupted data or movie starts from begining or from point where I started to seek.
#When SeekByTime=true, PMS generates exceptions and movie starts from beginning always when I use seeking. It seems that TV maybe doesn't support seeking by time, but why PMS generates exceptions?
#When I tried TranscodedVideoFileSize=-1, seeking will start movie from beginning every time.
#When TranscodedVideoFileSize is defined to something about 1GB, I can see actual time but seeking is working only for some minutes/seconds to forward. It means I can seek forward for few seconds but not more because it seems PMS will send end of file and streaming will freeze/file cannot be played.
#When I set 10GB, behavior is same as for 99GB(mayble some TV limit about maximum size of file???)
#Shagrath, please it is somehow possible to make it work? With help of conf file and attached debug.logs so maybe some tweaks in PMS itself plus tweaking .conf file will make it work(seeking+actual time visible so we will know where we are now when playing and where we are when forwarding so we can stop or continue in rewinding)?


Thanks
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