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Re: .MKV no longer playing

Postby fabd » Tue Jul 09, 2013 5:05 am

same problems here, until fix:: uninstall pms 82, download the prior version here, https://code.google.com/p/ps3mediaserve ... nloadCount

don't delete the pms folder after uninstalling 1.82 and it should keep your settings.

working for me.
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Re: .MKV no longer playing

Postby triphop2013 » Wed Jul 10, 2013 9:54 pm

I have had ps3 media server for a long time, practically since it was first created. During that time I ran it on Windows 7, and never had a real glitch other than some subtitle issues that were resolved.

Recently however, I have bought a new computer and it runs windows 8 and have had nothing but problem after problem with ps3 media server, either it didn't find any renderers: resolved that issue with a ton of reading this forum, now all of a sudden after years of playing mkv files on the windows 7 machine and a week or more of playing them fine even on this windows 8 machine, aside from the rendering issue now they don't work. No mkv file works no matter which one. I cant for the life of me figure out what happen to make them stop working.

Please help me, I am lost without the ability to play mkv files..

here is the end part of my debug code, the pertinent part anyhow. Something about the Mencoder has a return code of 1, maybe an error occurred.. Might as well be tribal dialect as far as Im concerned.. Please someone with the incredible coding intellect rescue me from my darkness and ignorance of all things code... I just wanna play my mkv files again for the love of mike...

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INFO  2013-07-10 16:40:34.442 [New I/O server worker #1-7] Starting transcode/remux of Continuum.S02E09.720p.HDTV.x264-KILLERS.mkv
DEBUG 2013-07-10 16:40:34.442 [New I/O server worker #1-7] Creating pipe \\.\pipe\mencoder1373488834442
DEBUG 2013-07-10 16:40:34.442 [Thread-238] Waiting for pipe connection \\.\pipe\mencoder1373488834442
DEBUG 2013-07-10 16:40:34.505 [mencoder.exe-56] Starting "C:\Program Files (x86)\PS3 Media Server\win32\mencoder.exe" -ss 0 C:\Users\Chris\Downloads\Continuum.S02E09.720p.HDTV.x264-KILLERS.mkv -msglevel statusline=2 -oac copy -of mpeg -mpegopts format=mpeg2:muxrate=500000:vbuf_size=1194:abuf_size=64 -ovc lavc -channels 6 -lavdopts debug=0:threads=4 -lavcopts autoaspect=1:vcodec=mpeg2video:acodec=ac3:abitrate=640:threads=4:Keyint=5:vqscale=2:vqmin=2:vrc_maxrate=54000:vrc_buf_size=7000 -nosub -noautosub -ofps 24000/1001 -vf softskip,expand=1276:716 -lavdopts fast -mc 0 -noskip -o \\.\pipe\mencoder1373488834442
DEBUG 2013-07-10 16:40:34.505 [mencoder.exe-56] Reading pipe: \\.\pipe\mencoder1373488834442
DEBUG 2013-07-10 16:40:34.505 [mencoder.exe-56] Attaching thread: mencoder.exe-56
DEBUG 2013-07-10 16:40:34.520 [Thread-242] MEncoder SB41 (C) 2000-2012 MPlayer Team
DEBUG 2013-07-10 16:40:34.520 [Thread-242] Custom build by SubJunk, http://www.spirton.com
DEBUG 2013-07-10 16:40:34.520 [Thread-242]
DEBUG 2013-07-10 16:40:34.520 [Thread-242]
DEBUG 2013-07-10 16:40:34.520 [Thread-241] Option lavcopts: Unknown suboption Keyint
DEBUG 2013-07-10 16:40:34.520 [Thread-241] Error parsing option on the command line: -lavcopts
DEBUG 2013-07-10 16:40:34.520 [Thread-242] Exiting... (error parsing command line)
INFO  2013-07-10 16:40:34.520 [mencoder.exe-56] Process C:\Program Files (x86)\PS3 Media Server\win32\mencoder.exe has a return code of 1! Maybe an error occurred... check the log file
INFO  2013-07-10 16:40:34.614 [StartPlaying Event] renderer: 192.168.1.111, file: C:\Users\Chris\Downloads\Continuum.S02E09.720p.HDTV.x264-KILLERS.mkv
DEBUG 2013-07-10 16:40:37.114 [Buffered IO End Checker] Stopping process: mencoder.exe-56
INFO  2013-07-10 16:40:39.052 [StopPlaying Event] renderer: 192.168.1.111, file: C:\Users\Chris\Downloads\Continuum.S02E09.720p.HDTV.x264-KILLERS.mkv
DEBUG 2013-07-10 16:40:44.630 [UPNP-AliveMessageSender] Sending ALIVE...
Last edited by Raptor399 on Fri Jul 12, 2013 7:21 am, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: Edited for code fragments
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Re: .MKV no longer playing

Postby exxcaliber2k » Sat Jul 13, 2013 12:20 am

So I uninstalled 1.82 and installed 1.81 and it did not fix the issue.

I then uninstalled 1.81 and deleted the pms.conf file from c:\programdata

I installed 1.72 from the deprecated downloads.

added in my share folder and the MKV's started playing.

hope this helps.
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Re: .MKV no longer playing

Postby comradezero » Sat Jul 13, 2013 12:22 am

triphop2013, read the thread, dude.
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Re: .MKV no longer playing

Postby Cloud » Sat Jul 13, 2013 9:27 am

fabd wrote:same problems here, until fix:: uninstall pms 82, download the prior version here, https://code.google.com/p/ps3mediaserve ... nloadCount

don't delete the pms folder after uninstalling 1.82 and it should keep your settings.

working for me.

THANKS A LOT, works like a dream now, I said the wife yesterday about looking for an older version, come here today to see you beat me to it :D +kudos
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Re: .MKV no longer playing

Postby triphop2013 » Sun Jul 28, 2013 9:16 pm

I have read and reread this thread, per the suggestion from the wildly sarcastic poster who suggested " read the thread dude" but None of these solutions have fixed this problem. Looks like a wide array of people are having this trouble, the question is posed all over the web with no real success aside from a few isolated incident's. This problem is still persisting despite many attempted solutions, I will take advice from anyone who can offer any different solution. And in the meantime "I'll reread the thread again this time backwards dude"
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Re: .MKV no longer playing

Postby Raptor399 » Mon Jul 29, 2013 10:16 pm

Have you tried using VLC as your main video file engine?

  • First install VLC.
  • Then fire up PMS and open the "Transcoding settings" tab.
  • On the left of the window, click "VLC Video".
  • Make sure the "VLC Video" engine is green like the other engines. If it is red, enable it by clicking the electric plug icon at the bottom.
  • Use the arrow icons at the bottom to move the "VLC Video" encoding engine to the top.
  • Save the new settings.
  • Restart PMS.
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Re: .MKV no longer playing

Postby trudgy » Sun Aug 04, 2013 4:29 am

I have been using this software for a long while now. a few months ago everything stopped working (I had the newest version) I downgraded to 1.4 and everything has been working flawless. Mostly mkv and mp4 video files. Now this week I tried to play some new mkv files and I get no video only audio.

I took the switch to tsmuxer off and disabled tsmuxer and I got the video back however it's extremely choppy, even though I am running i7 4.6ghz and gigabit network. My cpu wouldn't go above 20% and network not nearly maxed but still insane choppy so not sure what is wrong with these files but ?
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Re: .MKV no longer playing

Postby xilibrius » Sun Aug 04, 2013 10:46 pm

bump to see if anyone has anything yet.
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Re: .MKV no longer playing

Postby triphop2013 » Fri Aug 09, 2013 9:51 pm

Man this is soo frustrating. Thank you to anyone who has posted a possible solution to this problem, however, it is still not resolved I have tried all the solutions posted and none of them work. Still can't play mkv files.. I know its not the software because ps3 media server plays mkv files fine, I did so for over a year on my windows 7 system but ever since I have had windows 8 have not been able to play a single mkv files through ps3 media server. Please there has to be a person somewhere here who has encountered this problem and can help. I will post anything needed to aide in resolving this issue.
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