Config files Philips TV's 2009,2010,2011,2012

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Re: Config files Philips TV's 2009,2010,2011,2012

Postby Mattiamazz » Thu Dec 27, 2012 3:30 pm

I'll try and let you know. Just a point: with this method i'll lose the possibility to see the subtitles right?
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Re: Config files Philips TV's 2009,2010,2011,2012

Postby ExSport » Thu Dec 27, 2012 3:35 pm

Yes you are right but it is only for test purposes that reported bug for Panasonic TV will fix also your problem.
It should fix any non-PS3 & non-Bravia renderers by the way...
More people who reproduce this problem, greater chance fix will be commited in the code.
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Re: Config files Philips TV's 2009,2010,2011,2012

Postby Mattiamazz » Thu Dec 27, 2012 5:19 pm

I checked your method but it doesn't work. Then I substituted the philips's conf. File with the one I found in this forum and all the mkv files started to shows video except for the one I was using to test the method. I can't find any difference between the file that still continue not to show video and the others. It's a jungle! Any explanation?
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Re: Config files Philips TV's 2009,2010,2011,2012

Postby ExSport » Thu Dec 27, 2012 6:49 pm

Post the non-working and working renderer.conf to compare ;)
If your Bravia works, you can try to force this renderer also for Philips if problematic MKV will work.
You can force it directly in PMS GUI (General Config/Force default renderer and setting default renderer to Bravia one) - if it will work, send DEBUG.LOG for both tries (forced Bravia + regularly detected Philips)
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Re: Config files Philips TV's 2009,2010,2011,2012

Postby Mattiamazz » Thu Dec 27, 2012 7:47 pm

I tryed to force the renderer with the Bravia One but it doesn't work :(
In attachment you can find the philips.conf and the debug files.
debug.rar
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While I was testing the solutions I noticed another problem, it seems serious. I started with and mkv files (correctly working) and suddenly it stopped by itself and then the server tryes to start other filesin sequence...it's so strange!
Here is the debug file:
debug_serious problem.rar
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:( :(
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Re: Config files Philips TV's 2009,2010,2011,2012

Postby ExSport » Thu Dec 27, 2012 9:11 pm

What exact model do you have? Renderer.conf files are totally different. One uses MediaInfo=true, other one uses FALSE.
One supports MKV natively, other one transcodes any of MKV files with h264 = no support at all.
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Re: Config files Philips TV's 2009,2010,2011,2012

Postby Mattiamazz » Fri Dec 28, 2012 12:52 am

37PFL8404H
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Re: Config files Philips TV's 2009,2010,2011,2012

Postby leroy » Fri Dec 28, 2012 1:18 am

Hi Mattiamazz,

The mkv file that you mentioned not to work with your philips 37PFL8404H TV has a resolution of 1920x796.

I mentioned in the config-file in "Findings" that I found that this TV does not support all resolutions in the MPEG-2 format. (format used for transcoding)
With a width of 1920, only a height of 1080 is supported. (1920x1080)
So video scaling is needed. (unfortunately this uses many CPU load so the transcode buffer fills slower)

This setting can be given in 4 different locations:

In the GUI: (general settings used for all renderers)
(1) "Transcoding Settings" >> "MEncoder" >> "Use Video Scaler" + 1920 and 1080
(2) "Transcoding Settings" >> "MEncoder" >> "Custom options:" -vf scale=1920:1080
(3) "Transcoding Settings" >> "MEncoder" >> "Expert settings: Codec-specific parameters" >> "Custom parameters"

In the renderer config file: (renderer specific)
(4) In the renderer config file by using CustomMencoderOptions = -vf scale=1920:1080

However I guess that I found a bug in the current PMS code where video scaling is not used.
Only by using the expert settings, video scaling is used.

Add next code in "Transcoding Settings" >> "MEncoder" >> "Expert settings: Codec-specific parameters" >> "Custom parameters" and let us know how it goes:
Code: Select all
container == matroska :: -vf scale=1920:1080
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Re: Config files Philips TV's 2009,2010,2011,2012

Postby Mattiamazz » Fri Dec 28, 2012 4:58 pm

Hi leroy,

I can say you solve the problem...and so you found a bug!

Regarding the serious problem I spoke about I can say that there are big problems with PMS, win 7 64bit and java 7 u10. I couldn't make it work. When I downgrade to Java 6 u35 suddenly everything come back to work. I don't know why...
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Re: Config files Philips TV's 2009,2010,2011,2012

Postby ExSport » Fri Dec 28, 2012 7:07 pm

leroy wrote:I mentioned in the config-file in "Findings" that I found that this TV does not support all resolutions in the MPEG-2 format. (format used for transcoding)

Hmm, good to know that some renderers can have this stupid limit. Never thought about it. Thx leroy
But what about the playback when remuxing is used? When MKV file is remuxed with [tsMuxeR] to mpeg-ts format? It has same limitations?
tsMuxeR creates instead of mpeg-ps[mpeg2] file the mpeg-ts[h264] one.
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