Some MKVs work. Some Don't. What should I look at?

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Re: Some MKVs work. Some Don't. What should I look at?

Postby NaweG » Wed Jul 08, 2009 3:05 pm

meskibob wrote:Unless the subtitles are hardcoded into the video track (meaning they can't be turned on/off when playing the file on the PC) then you will need to use MEncoder for subtitle support.


I figured that was the case. Thanks for confirming.

Here's the text MI output:

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General
Complete name                    : E:\Downloads\[CoalGuys] K-ON! - 03 [ADB7C123].mkv
Format                           : Matroska
File size                        : 201 MiB
Duration                         : 24mn 30s
Overall bit rate                 : 1 145 Kbps
Movie name                       : [CoalGuys] K-ON! - 03 - Special Training!
Encoded date                     : UTC 2009-04-17 06:15:45
Writing application              : mkvmerge v2.6.0 ('Kelly watch the Stars') built on Mar 24 2009 15:23:17
Writing library                  : libebml v0.7.7 + libmatroska v0.8.1
Cover                            : Yes / Yes / Yes / Yes / Yes / Yes / Yes / Yes / Yes / Yes / Yes / Yes / Yes / Yes

Video
ID                               : 1
Format                           : AVC
Format/Info                      : Advanced Video Codec
Format profile                   : High@L3.1
Format settings, CABAC           : Yes
Format settings, ReFrames        : 9 frames
Muxing mode                      : Container profile=Unknown@3.1
Codec ID                         : V_MPEG4/ISO/AVC
Duration                         : 24mn 28s
Nominal bit rate                 : 1 009 Kbps
Width                            : 640 pixels
Height                           : 480 pixels
Display aspect ratio             : 4/3
Frame rate                       : 23.976 fps
Resolution                       : 24 bits
Colorimetry                      : 4:2:0
Scan type                        : Progressive
Bits/(Pixel*Frame)               : 0.137
Title                            : 480p H.264
Writing library                  : x264 core 67 r1139M 1024283
Encoding settings                : cabac=1 / ref=9 / deblock=1:-2:-1 / analyse=0x3:0x113 / me=umh / subme=9 / psy_rd=1.0:0.0 / mixed_ref=1 / me_range=24 / chroma_me=1 / trellis=2 / 8x8dct=1 / cqm=0 / deadzone=21,11 / chroma_qp_offset=-2 / threads=6 / nr=0 / decimate=1 / mbaff=0 / bframes=6 / b_pyramid=1 / b_adapt=2 / b_bias=0 / direct=3 / wpredb=1 / keyint=250 / keyint_min=25 / scenecut=40 / rc=2pass / bitrate=1009 / ratetol=1.0 / qcomp=0.60 / qpmin=10 / qpmax=51 / qpstep=4 / cplxblur=20.0 / qblur=0.5 / ip_ratio=1.40 / pb_ratio=1.30 / aq=1:0.60
Language                         : Japanese

Audio
ID                               : 2
Format                           : AAC
Format/Info                      : Advanced Audio Codec
Format version                   : Version 4
Format profile                   : LC
Format settings, SBR             : No
Codec ID                         : A_AAC
Duration                         : 24mn 30s
Channel(s)                       : 2 channels
Channel positions                : L R
Sampling rate                    : 48.0 KHz
Resolution                       : 16 bits
Title                            : 2.0 AAC
Language                         : Japanese

Text
ID                               : 3
Format                           : ASS
Codec ID                         : S_TEXT/ASS
Codec ID/Info                    : Advanced Sub Station Alpha
Title                            : Styled Subtitles (.ass)
Language                         : English

Menu
00:00:00.000                     : en:Part A
00:00:51.051                     : en:Opening
00:02:30.984                     : en:Part B
00:11:58.968                     : en:Part C
00:22:19.921                     : en:Ending
00:23:49.969                     : en:Preview

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Re: Some MKVs work. Some Don't. What should I look at?

Postby bahamot » Wed Jul 08, 2009 4:16 pm

Just finished d/l the file, and It's transcoded just fine here.
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Re: Some MKVs work. Some Don't. What should I look at?

Postby NaweG » Wed Jul 08, 2009 4:43 pm

bahamot wrote:Just finished d/l the file, and It's transcoded just fine here.


So then the question is, what's different, right? I'm on Vista Ultimate 64 bit to a PS3 with Firmware 2.80. You? As for transcode settings, anything in particular that you've done I should try? Assume that you're also using mencoder?
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Re: Some MKVs work. Some Don't. What should I look at?

Postby bahamot » Wed Jul 08, 2009 4:52 pm

OS: XP-SP2
Engine: AviSynth/MEncoder + CoreAVC
Number of core: 2
Max. bandwidth: 0
Audio: 2.0 channels
Audio bitrate: 640
Video encoding quality: best (pre-set value)
Max, Buffer: 400, 500 or 600 (doesn't seem to be any difference)

Hardware:
Core2Duo E4400 (stock speed)
2GB RAM
Nvidia 8800GT 512MB (stock speed)
Gigabit<--->PS3

PS3: firmware version 2.76.
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Re: Some MKVs work. Some Don't. What should I look at?

Postby NaweG » Wed Jul 08, 2009 5:03 pm

I suspect the key here is your engine -

bahamot wrote:Engine: AviSynth/MEncoder + CoreAVC


Anything like a guide I can use on how to set that up versus the standard "just Mencoder" that I'm currently using? When I installed PS3MS it didn't install AviSynth, so I suspect finding a 64 bit version of that would be task one. CoreAVC also. Then configuration is done how?

Thanks for the help!
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Re: Some MKVs work. Some Don't. What should I look at?

Postby NaweG » Wed Jul 08, 2009 5:07 pm

Well, didn't take long to find AviSynth 2.58, but it looks like CoreAVC is not only a paid product, but is designed to use on nVidia hardware - and I have two Crossfire-X linked ATi cards. Is that going to be the problem it looks like it might be?
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Re: Some MKVs work. Some Don't. What should I look at?

Postby bahamot » Wed Jul 08, 2009 5:29 pm

Just tested using MEncoder alone and it also works fine.
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Re: Some MKVs work. Some Don't. What should I look at?

Postby NaweG » Wed Jul 08, 2009 6:14 pm

bahamot wrote:Just tested using MEncoder alone and it also works fine.


O... K.

Hmm... well the only other things I can think of then is the 64-bit Vista and the fact I'm on 2.9 of the PS3 firmware. And neither of those "should" make a difference. Maybe it's something about how Mencoder runs in that environment. I do have 12 gigs of RAM on the machine... though you would expect it to then fail all the time.

Pardon me while I sit here stumped for a bit...
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Re: Some MKVs work. Some Don't. What should I look at?

Postby NaweG » Wed Jul 08, 2009 6:19 pm

Below is the MI entry for one of the files that IS working. Can anyone else see anything different (besides the name) that could possibly lead to what the problem is?

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General
Complete name                    : W:\Anime\Hyakko\[Himatsubushi]_HYAKKO_-_01_[H264][40290A11].mkv
Format                           : Matroska
File size                        : 165 MiB
Duration                         : 23mn 34s
Overall bit rate                 : 978 Kbps
Encoded date                     : UTC 2008-10-03 14:57:24
Writing application              : mkvmerge v2.2.0 ('Turn It On Again') built on Mar  4 2008 12:58:26
Writing library                  : libebml v0.7.7 + libmatroska v0.8.1
Cover                            : Yes

Video
ID                               : 1
Format                           : AVC
Format/Info                      : Advanced Video Codec
Format profile                   : High@L3.1
Format settings, CABAC           : Yes
Format settings, ReFrames        : 3 frames
Muxing mode                      : Container profile=Unknown@3.1
Codec ID                         : V_MPEG4/ISO/AVC
Duration                         : 23mn 33s
Nominal bit rate                 : 811 Kbps
Width                            : 1 024 pixels
Height                           : 576 pixels
Display aspect ratio             : 16/9
Frame rate                       : 23.976 fps
Resolution                       : 24 bits
Colorimetry                      : 4:2:0
Scan type                        : Progressive
Bits/(Pixel*Frame)               : 0.057
Writing library                  : x264 core 65 r998M 6768543
Encoding settings                : cabac=1 / ref=1 / deblock=1:0:0 / analyse=0x3:0x133 / me=hex / subme=5 / psy_rd=0.0:0.0 / mixed_ref=0 / me_range=16 / chroma_me=1 / trellis=1 / 8x8dct=1 / cqm=0 / deadzone=21,11 / chroma_qp_offset=0 / threads=3 / nr=0 / decimate=1 / mbaff=0 / bframes=2 / b_pyramid=1 / b_adapt=1 / b_bias=0 / direct=3 / wpredb=1 / keyint=250 / keyint_min=25 / scenecut=40(pre) / rc=2pass / bitrate=811 / ratetol=0.5 / qcomp=0.60 / qpmin=10 / qpmax=51 / qpstep=4 / cplxblur=20.0 / qblur=0.5 / ip_ratio=1.40 / pb_ratio=1.30 / aq=1:1.00

Audio
ID                               : 2
Format                           : AAC
Format/Info                      : Advanced Audio Codec
Format version                   : Version 4
Format profile                   : LC
Format settings, SBR             : No
Codec ID                         : A_AAC
Duration                         : 23mn 34s
Channel(s)                       : 2 channels
Channel positions                : L R
Sampling rate                    : 48.0 KHz
Resolution                       : 16 bits

Text #1
ID                               : 3
Format                           : ASS
Codec ID                         : S_TEXT/ASS
Codec ID/Info                    : Advanced Sub Station Alpha

Text #2
ID                               : 4
Format                           : UTF-8
Codec ID                         : S_TEXT/UTF8
Codec ID/Info                    : UTF-8 Plain Text

Menu
00:00:00.000                     : en:Pre Opening
00:00:22.000                     : en:Opening
00:01:52.000                     : en:Episode
00:21:50.000                     : en:Ending
00:23:20.000                     : en:Preview
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Re: Some MKVs work. Some Don't. What should I look at?

Postby bahamot » Wed Jul 08, 2009 7:30 pm

Not play:
Format settings, ReFrames : 9 frames


Play:
Format settings, ReFrames : 3 frames

Maybe that's the culprit? But then, the same PMS on my PC can play it fine. :?:
Perhaps you should try to play the file using the included mplayer.
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