I am trying to play mkv files (if I convert those files in mp4 they play just fine, but I would like to not have to do that). When I try, I get the error message:
[ffmpeg-39] Process ffmpeg has a return code of 1! Maybe an error occurred... check the log file
I don't know what log file this is (this error message is from the log tab in pms and I don't see any files created anywhere else). In the transcoding setting, under video file engines, I have 4 options VLC media, tsMuxeR, MEencoder Video and FFmpeg. I've put ffmpeg at the bottom in the hopes that one of the other programs could do the transcoding but this doesn't seem to work. In the ffmpeg setting, there is only one option "Remux videos when possible instead of transcoding". I've tried with this option both on and off. I am using Ubuntu 13.10 and PMS 1.90.1.