Bravia W9 (2013) MKV always transcoded

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Bravia W9 (2013) MKV always transcoded

Postby rem1313 » Fri Dec 06, 2013 3:55 am

I'm getting frustrated that MKV files are always transcoded, although they are supported fine by the TV directly (e.g. by forcing to skip transcoding for MKV in PMS UI or in .conf file StreamExtensions=mkv)

The configuration file is read properly and the TV is correctly recognized.

Example MKV file:
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General
Unique ID                                : 216041662308383351026154678205505590072 (0xA2881C54B466E4269CE13E33E22FD338)
Complete name                            : D:\TV Shows\Mad Men\Season 1\S01E01 Smoke Gets in Your Eyes.mkv
Format                                   : Matroska
Format version                           : Version 2
File size                                : 2.43 GiB
Duration                                 : 48mn 40s
Overall bit rate                         : 7 136 Kbps
Encoded date                             : UTC 2012-10-17 18:28:13
Writing application                      : mkvmerge v5.8.0 ('No Sleep / Pillow') built on Sep  2 2012 15:37:04
Writing library                          : libebml v1.2.3 + libmatroska v1.3.0

Video
ID                                       : 1
Format                                   : AVC
Format/Info                              : Advanced Video Codec
Format profile                           : High@L4.1
Format settings, CABAC                   : Yes
Format settings, ReFrames                : 9 frames
Codec ID                                 : V_MPEG4/ISO/AVC
Duration                                 : 48mn 40s
Bit rate                                 : 6 500 Kbps
Width                                    : 1 280 pixels
Height                                   : 720 pixels
Display aspect ratio                     : 16:9
Frame rate mode                          : Constant
Frame rate                               : 23.976 fps
Color space                              : YUV
Chroma subsampling                       : 4:2:0
Bit depth                                : 8 bits
Scan type                                : Progressive
Bits/(Pixel*Frame)                       : 0.294
Stream size                              : 2.16 GiB (89%)
Title                                    : x264
Writing library                          : x264 core 128 r2216 198a7ea
Encoding settings                        : cabac=1 / ref=9 / deblock=1:-3:-3 / analyse=0x3:0x133 / me=umh / subme=10 / psy=1 / psy_rd=1.00:0.00 / mixed_ref=1 / me_range=24 / chroma_me=1 / trellis=2 / 8x8dct=1 / cqm=0 / deadzone=21,11 / fast_pskip=1 / chroma_qp_offset=-2 / threads=6 / lookahead_threads=1 / sliced_threads=0 / nr=0 / decimate=1 / interlaced=0 / bluray_compat=0 / constrained_intra=0 / bframes=8 / b_pyramid=2 / b_adapt=2 / b_bias=0 / direct=3 / weightb=1 / open_gop=0 / weightp=2 / keyint=250 / keyint_min=23 / scenecut=40 / intra_refresh=0 / rc=2pass / mbtree=0 / bitrate=6500 / ratetol=1.0 / qcomp=0.60 / qpmin=0 / qpmax=69 / qpstep=4 / cplxblur=20.0 / qblur=0.5 / ip_ratio=1.40 / pb_ratio=1.30 / aq=1:0.60
Language                                 : English
Default                                  : Yes
Forced                                   : No

Audio
ID                                       : 2
Format                                   : AC-3
Format/Info                              : Audio Coding 3
Mode extension                           : CM (complete main)
Format settings, Endianness              : Big
Codec ID                                 : A_AC3
Duration                                 : 48mn 40s
Bit rate mode                            : Constant
Bit rate                                 : 640 Kbps
Channel(s)                               : 6 channels
Channel positions                        : Front: L C R, Side: L R, LFE
Sampling rate                            : 48.0 KHz
Bit depth                                : 16 bits
Compression mode                         : Lossy
Stream size                              : 223 MiB (9%)
Title                                    : DD5.1
Language                                 : English
Default                                  : Yes
Forced                                   : No

Text
ID                                       : 3
Format                                   : UTF-8
Codec ID                                 : S_TEXT/UTF8
Codec ID/Info                            : UTF-8 Plain Text
Title                                    : SRT
Language                                 : English
Default                                  : Yes
Forced                                   : No


My .conf file
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# ps3mediaserver renderer profile for Sony Bravia W series
# Refer to PS3.conf for help

RendererName=Sony Bravia W6/W8/W9 (kv2)
RendererIcon=braviaw.png

#===========================================================
# Reported identifying headers:
# X-AV-Client-Info: av=5.0; cn="Sony Corporation"; mn="BRAVIA KDL-42W805A"; mv="1.7";
#===========================================================
#UserAgentSearch=
UserAgentAdditionalHeader=X-AV-Client-Info
UserAgentAdditionalHeaderSearch=BRAVIA KDL-[0-9][0-9]W(6|8|9)[0-9][0-9]A

Video=true
Audio=true
Image=true
SeekByTime=true
TranscodeVideo=MPEGPSAC3
TranscodeAudio=WAV
DefaultVBVBufSize=false
MuxH264ToMpegTS=true
MuxDTSToMpeg=false
WrapDTSIntoPCM=true
MuxLPCMToMpeg=true

MaxVideoBitrateMbps=0
MaxVideoWidth=0
MaxVideoHeight=0

H264Level41Limited=false
TranscodeFastStart=false

MimeTypesChanges=
DLNALocalizationRequired=true
#TranscodeExtensions=dvr-ms,dvr,mkv,dv,ty,mov,ogm,hdmov,hdm,rmv,rmvb,rm,asf,evo,asx,flv,m2v,mpe,mod,tivo,ty,tmf,ts,tp,m2p,mp4,m4v,avi,wmv,wm,divx,div,flac,mlp,fla,wma,m4a,aac,dts,mka,ape,ogg,shn,mpc,ra,mp2,wv,oma,aa3,gif,png,arw,cr2,crw,dng,raf,mrw,nef,pef,tif,tiff
TranscodeExtensions=
StreamExtensions=
SubtitleHttpHeader=

# For Bravia TVs and Sony Bluray players
ForceJPGThumbnails=false

MediaInfo=true
CreateDLNATreeFaster = true
MediaParserV2_ThumbnailGeneration=true

# 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:mpeg1|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:avi             v:mp4|mjpeg              a:mp3|lpcm|mpa|ac3
Supported = f:mkv             v:mp4|h264               a:dts|ac3|aac|mpa|ogg   m:video/x-matroska
Supported = f:mov             v:mp4|h264|mjpeg         a:aac|ac3|mpa|lpcm      m:video/quicktime
Supported = f:mp4|m4v         v:mp4|h264               a:ac3|mpa               m:video/mp4
Supported = f:mp4|m4v         v:mp4|h264               a:aac                   m:video/mp4        n:2

# WMV files are supported, but not with 5.1 audio: (hence the n:2)
Supported = f:wmv             v:wmv|vc1                a:wma                   m:video/x-ms-wmv   n:2

# Supported audio formats:
Supported = f:wav   a:dts|lpcm   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
Supported = f:aac                n:2             m:audio/x-m4a      a:(?!alac).+
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


I have tried various other Supported strings for mkvs, including varying MIME types but nothing seems to help.

Any ideas besides forcing always to stream MKVs? This seems like a wrong solution :)
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Re: Bravia W9 (2013) MKV always transcoded

Postby mazey » Fri Dec 06, 2013 4:22 am

its being transcoded because it has embedded subtitles. tick definitely disable subtitles and then it wont transcode anymore. this is working as intended.
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Re: Bravia W9 (2013) MKV always transcoded

Postby rem1313 » Fri Dec 06, 2013 4:41 am

I disabled subtitles in Common Transcode settings and it did indeed help and those files play fine now.

But now i'm not getting external subtitles loaded for other file types... or is there a trick i'm missing?
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Re: Bravia W9 (2013) MKV always transcoded

Postby mazey » Fri Dec 06, 2013 5:01 am

rem1313 wrote:I disabled subtitles in Common Transcode settings and it did indeed help and those files play fine now.

But now i'm not getting external subtitles loaded for other file types... or is there a trick i'm missing?


yeah not sure how to get around that basically if it has embedded subtitles it needs to transcode. you could leave subtitles on and just remove the embedded subs from the affected files with mkvtoolnix but you will lose subtitles for those mkvs you remove them from.
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Re: Bravia W9 (2013) MKV always transcoded

Postby Joksi » Sun Feb 02, 2014 1:27 pm

The Bravia W905 actually supports embedded subtitles in MKV files (you can choose both subtitle and soundtracks with the remote), so is it possible somehow to change the renderer profile so it allows streaming of MKV files with embedded subtitles?
The only time MKV files need to be transcoded is if there is an external subtitle file in the same folder as the MKV file.

I tried adding the following to the BraviaW renderer profile and restarted the application, but it still defaults to Mencoder transcoding.

SupportedSubtitlesType = ASS
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