Panasonic Viera TX-P50G20E

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Panasonic Viera TX-P50G20E

Postby jakobahman » Fri Jun 18, 2010 1:15 pm

Hi,

I thought we could start a thread for people with Panasonic G20's that use PSM as their primary media server.

I recently got my new G20 up and running and fired up the Viera tools -> Media Server using ExSports conf(found further down).
I got it to work fine on files that don't need transcoding, but lower resolution video(some avi's) that need transcoding looks like its heavily interlaced. Is this some setting I could tweak or is this simply because I'm sitting 1½m from a 50" plasma playing SD video? :)

Transcoding HD-video(720p and 1080p) seems to be working fine, if not for the fact that my laptop cpu really can't handle transcoding HD without stuttering. Has anyone got HD-material to play smoothly on their setup? I'm thinking about buying a stationary that could act as permanent mediaserver/fileserver but don't want to spend money if I don't know it will work.

Another big issue is that I can't play MP3s... It says "file type unsupported", which is strange since I believe G20 should handle MP3s natively?
Is this some setting I've missed? I've scanned trough ExSports config, but couldn't find anything related to this?

Any help/suggestions is welcome.




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#------------------------------------------------------------
# ps3mediaserver profile for ps3
# DO NOT MODIFY THIS (OR AT YOUR OWN RISK)

#------------------------------------------------------------
# General informations / detection

RendererName=Panasonic MIL
RendererIcon=unknown.png

#UserAgent: regular expression to detect the connected renderer
UserAgentSearch=Panasonic MIL DLNA

#UserAgentAdditionalHeaders: additional http header for better detection
UserAgentAdditionalHeader=X-PANASONIC-DMP-Profile
#UserAgentAdditionalHeaderSearch=

#Basic capabilities
Video=true
Audio=true
Image=true

#------------------------------------------------------------
# DLNA settings

#Use the DLNA feature seek by time and not by range
SeekByTime=false

#Serve different flavors of localization in the DLNA parameters (PAL/NTSC, NA/EU/JP)
#to allow every worldwide renderer to see the files. Important for Sony Bravia's TVs
DLNALocalizationRequired=true

#------------------------------------------------------------
# Transcoding/Muxing capabilities
#

#Transcode codecs for video and audio engines
#currently supported: MPEGAC3, MPEGTSAC3 or WMV for video, PCM or MP3 for audio
TranscodeVideo=MPEGAC3
TranscodeAudio=PCM

#Use default DVD buffer size: false = greater bitrate and faster encoding,
#but can generate incompatible videos, depends of your media renderer
DefaultVBVBufSize=true

#Muxing capabilities: Does the media renderer supports H264 and MPEG2 in a mpegts file ?
#Deprecated if MediaInfo=true
MuxH264ToMpegTS=true

#Does the media renderer supports DTS in a mpeg file ?
#Deprecated if MediaInfo=true
MuxDTSToMpeg=false

#Does the media renderer supports DTS wrapped into LPCM in a mpeg file ?
WrapDTSIntoPCM=false

#Does the media renderer supports LPCM in a mpeg file ?
#Deprecated if MediaInfo=true
MuxLPCMToMpeg=true

#Maximum bitrate supported by the media renderer (0=unlimited)
MaxVideoBitrateMbps=80

#Max Width and Height supported by the media renderer (0=unlimited)
MaxVideoWidth=0
MaxVideoHeight=0

#Does the media renderer supports only H264 L4.1 at most ?
H264Level41Limited=true

#Does music files need to be resampled at 44.1kHz?
TranscodeAudioTo441kHz=false

#Does the client need to receive transcoded video with minimal delay ? (Useful when the client has a small timeout delay)
TranscodeFastStart=true

#Size of the transcoded file (unknown length) sent to the renderer (could determine browsing failure/success)
#Possible values:
#           -1: Specific value working with the PS3, means perfect transcoding and copying support (it's against the dlna spec though)
#            0: size attribute is NOT sent to the renderer (defaut value if this parameter isn't used)
# 100000000000: 100Gb, if you want to be sure that the media file is not cutted before the end ?
TranscodedVideoFileSize=0

#-----------------------------------------------------------
# Misc Images

#Rotate Jpeg files based on EXIF infos
AutoExifRotate=true

#------------------------------------------------------------
# Misc Files

## If you want to apply a specific extension for your transcoded files:
#UseSameExtension=mpg

# Mime types transforms (oldmime=newmime|olemime2=newmime2|...)
# Deprecated if MediaInfo=true
MimeTypesChanges=audio/wav=audio/L16|video/mp4=video/mpeg|video/mkv=video/mpeg

# What extensions are forcefully transcoded
# Don't use this if MediaInfo=true, prefer codec configurations
TranscodeExtensions=
# What extensions are forcefully streamed as is (and not transcoded)
# Don't use this if MediaInfo=true, prefer codec configurations
StreamExtensions=


#container: avchd, divx, mpeg2
#ext: divx,avi, mpg, mpeg
#vid.kodek: DIV3, DIV4, DIVX, DX50, DIV6, MPEG-2(PS)
#aud.kodek: mp3, mpeg, ac3
#GMC not supported
#titulky: microdvd, subrip (musi byt stejny nazev)...zobrazeniv poradi SRT, SUB, TXT
#obrazky: jpg,jpeg 4:4:4, 4:2:2, 4:2:0


# ===========================================================================
# All supported media formats of this renderer (the rest will be transcoded)
# First steps towards a faster/proper file/codec/mimetype management system (false by default)
# 1- Parse files with mediainfo on Windows/OSX (Linux too if libmediainfo and libzen installed)
# 2- Deprecate following parameters: MuxH264ToMpegTS,MuxDTSToMpeg,MuxLPCMToMpeg,MimeTypesChanges
# 3- The server will skip badly parsed, corrupted files or wrong coding, preventing potential playback errors
# 4- Faster browsing, due to the launch of ffmpeg/mplayer first thumbnailer process with each http client request, rather than in the browse DLNA request
MediaInfo=false
# The media parser and this configuration file will recognize the following formats/codecs (lowercase only, regex supported):
# Chosen from the most common used and supported formats/codecs (no need to manage ADPCM, nobody cares)
#        mpegps      (mpeg presentation stream, used in DVD Videos, VCDs, etc.)
#        mpegts      (mpeg transport stream, used in sat tv, blu rays, etc.)
#        wmv      (Windows Media Video, tag also used for asf files)
#        avi      (AVI container)
#        mp4      (ISOM/MPEG4 container, or MPEG4 codec)
#        mov      (Quicktime container, Apple)
#        flv      (Flash Video)
#        rm         (Real Media, RMVB)
#        mkv      (Matroska)
#        wav      (WAVE file)
#        wavpac      (WavPack)
#        lpcm      (Linear PCM)
#        aac      (Advanced Audio Codec)
#        ac3      (Audio Coding 3)
#        mp3      (Mpeg Audio Layer 3)
#        mpa      (Mpeg Audio)
#        ogg      (Ogg Vorbis)
#        wma      (Windows Media Audio)
#        dts      (Digital Theater Systems)
#        dtshd      (Digital Theater Systems)
#        truehd      (TrueHD)
#        eac3      (Extended AC3)
#        atrac      (Atrac)
#        flac      (Free Lossless Audio Codec)
#        ape      (Monkey's Audio)
#        ra         (Real Audio)
#        mpc      (MusePack)
#        aiff      (AIFF)
#        alac      (Apple Lossless)
#        dv         (Digital Video)
#        mpeg1      (Codec used in VCD)
#        mpeg2      (Codec used in DVD Videos and HDTV)
#        divx      (DivX Video)
#        h264      (H264)
#        mjpeg      (M-JPEG)
#        vc1      (VC-1)
#        jpg      (Jpeg)
#        png      (PNG)
#        gif      (GIF)
#        tiff      (TIFF)
#        bmp      (Bitmap)
#        und      (Undetermined, if the parser did not recognize one of above)
# Usage:
#    f: format, MANDATORY (the only conf for a 'eat everything' renderer would be f:.+)
#    m: mimetype, STRONGLY RECOMMENDED (if not declared, an estimated value is assigned)
#    v: video codec
#    a: audio codec
#    n: max nb of audio channels
#    s: max audio sample frequency in Hz
#    b: max audio bitrate in bps
#    w: max width in pixels
#    h: max height in pixels
#    other flags: right now, only qpel and gmc (see avi)

# In case of multiple matches, the first mime type of the list is the used one.
# Be careful with regexps such as .+ : You shouldn't use these only if you're sure your renderer is quite versatile

# Taken from the playstation site:
#    The following types of files can be played under  (Video).
#    Memory Stick Video Format
#    - MPEG-4 SP (AAC LC)
#    - H.264/MPEG-4 AVC High Profile (AAC LC)
#    - MPEG-2 TS(H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, AAC LC)
#    MP4 file format
#    - H.264/MPEG-4 AVC High Profile (AAC LC)
#    MPEG-1 (MPEG Audio Layer 2)
#    MPEG-2 PS (MPEG2 Audio Layer 2, AAC LC, AC3(Dolby Digital), LPCM)
#    MPEG-2 TS (MPEG2 Audio Layer 2, AC3(Dolby Digital), AAC LC)
#    MPEG-2 TS (H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, AAC LC)
#    AVI
#    - Motion JPEG (Linear PCM)
#    - Motion JPEG (mu-Law)
#    AVCHD (.m2ts / .mts)
#    DivX
#    WMV
#    - VC-1(WMA Standard V2)
#
# gives:

# [Supported video formats]:
# Here we declare support (or lack) of DTS (here, none of the entries declare dts as a supported audio codec)
Supported = f:mpegps|mpegts    v:mpeg2|mp4|h264    a:ac3|lpcm|aac|mpa   m:video/mpeg
# No H264 for AVI files, plus specific mediainfo attributes, for better auto detection (qpel and gmc are not supported here)
Supported = f:avi|divx    v:mp4|divx|mjpeg   a:mp3|lpcm|mpa|ac3   m:video/x-divx   qpel:no   gmc:0
Supported = f:mp4    v:mp4|h264   a:ac3|aac   m:video/mp4
# WMV files are supported, but not with 5.1 audio: (hence the n:2)
Supported = f:wmv    v:wmv|vc1   a:wma   n:2   m:video/x-ms-wmv

# [Supported audio formats]:
Supported = f:wav   a:dts   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
# Apple lossless not supported
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 image formats]
Supported = f:jpg   m:image/jpeg
Supported = f:png   m:image/png
Supported = f:gif   m:image/gif
Supported = f:tiff   m:image/tiff

# ===========================================================================
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Re: Panasonic Viera TX-P50G20E

Postby Haddock » Sat Jun 19, 2010 9:28 pm

Hi,

Ive just got the Panasonic D25, which is possibly a similar (if not the same?) media server.

Took a while to get it working at all, with the later PMS builds it either couldnt find the media server or it could find it but wouldnt show any files.

Ive found that build 369 worked to some extent. iTunes and iPhoto libraries work fine, and some movies do but not all - whereas they all work on the PS3.

Ive only just discovered the config files (and have copied/pasted yours) - so maybe theres some tweaking to be done.
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Re: Panasonic Viera TX-P50G20E

Postby Illico » Thu Jul 22, 2010 4:17 pm

Do you try change StreamExtensions=mp3 ?
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Re: Panasonic Viera TX-P50G20E

Postby jakobahman » Fri Jul 23, 2010 8:28 pm

Yea I tried. But didn't get it to work.

Did get mp3s to work with stable version though.
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Re: Panasonic Viera TX-P50G20E

Postby DemonSeed » Sun Aug 22, 2010 12:13 pm

Haddock wrote:Hi,

Ive just got the Panasonic D25, which is possibly a similar (if not the same?) media server.

Took a while to get it working at all, with the later PMS builds it either couldnt find the media server or it could find it but wouldnt show any files.

Ive found that build 369 worked to some extent. iTunes and iPhoto libraries work fine, and some movies do but not all - whereas they all work on the PS3.

Ive only just discovered the config files (and have copied/pasted yours) - so maybe theres some tweaking to be done.


Heyas, I've got the th-l42d25k. You ever manage to get this working?

Update: Copied the conf above, seems to work for the most part and detect the tv. Will write again if there are any issues.
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Re: Panasonic Viera TX-P50G20E

Postby VieraV20Rocks » Thu Sep 16, 2010 6:34 am

I was testing my V20 with PMS last night. I can get directory browsing and JPEG viewing to work. However seems none of my divx avi works (V20 supports native divx playback). Any idea?

Tried to playback some .mov I downloaded via iTunes podcast, the transcode process would start on PMS and the TV says "Please wait..." but about 20 seconds later it would say "Content read error".

Also I tried MediaInfo=true. PMS would stall at browsing the root folder. Looking at debug.log reveals that PMS is in some sort of an endless loop trying to talk to the TV to get the list of supported format. My log file get overridden during a PMS restart I will try to reproduce it over the weekend.

BTW Im running the lastest beta release. Currently in the process of building from svn.
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Re: Panasonic Viera TX-P50G20E

Postby Quinny » Mon Sep 20, 2010 2:53 am

I have the V20. I found the beta would not work with this tv and have had no luck with the config file posted.

However changing back to the older release version worked well for a majority of files. I would suggest you try the older software version.
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Re: Panasonic Viera TX-P50G20E

Postby Alf » Tue Sep 21, 2010 11:59 pm

I also have problems playing video files with version 1.20.409 of PMS with my Panasonic GW20.
If I start a video, I only see "Please wait..." and after some time it stops and shows the selection screen again.

Therefore I tried version 1.10.5 and the same video file played without any problem.
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Re: Panasonic Viera TX-P50G20E

Postby DemonSeed » Wed Sep 22, 2010 9:12 am

I've only tried using 1.20.409 with my th-l42d25k and so far some mkv/mp4 cannot play unless I goto transcode folder and use something like avisynth/mencoder. Be aware though that when a vid fails to load that it will put a ton of ffdshow icons in your systray if it keeps retrying to play it on fail, sometimes crashing ps3 media server. I'll try with 1.10.5 and see if the behaviour changes. If anyone is using this same tv let me know :)
Forgot to mention I'm also on the latest firmware for my tv which is 5.5
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Re: Panasonic Viera TX-P50G20E

Postby hemant » Mon Oct 04, 2010 4:04 pm

Hi,

I have a panasonic VT20 3D. and running PS3 mediaserver 1.10.5 this all works unable to play some MKV's or there is sometimes no audio. I noticed when i switch to another trancoder PMS crashes. If i upgrade my PMS version to something higher, i'm unable to browse and play.

Anyone has a conf file or a solution for this.
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