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Huleboeren

Try a reinstall? :p

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I guess Gavin is stumped then :(

If it only happens with the one file, then it's something to do with the way that specific file is encoded.

Check if any others work for me, then ill see if I can pinpoint what is wrong with that one file.

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matthewmarley

When you downloaded it did you run the .exe from your desktop ? does a black icon appear once it has been installed ?

Matthew

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ynnoj
When you downloaded it did you run the .exe from your desktop ? does a black icon appear once it has been installed ?

Matthew

I just ran the .exe as an installer, then launched the program from the Start menu.

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matthewmarley

Hi Folks

I have been using MKV2VOB for a while now however recentley when i play the vob files using TVersity to stream they will always cut off about one hour in the the movie. Does anyone know why this is or how i can fix this ?

Matthew

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zerolimit

I had the same problem....

play the movie on your pc it will cut off at the same point. It happends when you dont have enough HD space... well thats what happend to me.

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troist

Hmm... my 1080p copy of Transformers looks awful after transcoding... I couldn't get screenshots of the same frames, but you can still see how weird the encoded copy is:

The unencoded x264 version: http://www.troist.com/normal.png (This pic is not 56k friendly)

The mkv2vob encoded version: http://www.troist.com/encoded.jpg

Is this just a problem with the current 1080p playback? I used the x264 transcoding option. The outputted file was about a tenth of the size of the original copy.

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Hmm... my 1080p copy of Transformers looks awful after transcoding... I couldn't get screenshots of the same frames, but you can still see how weird the encoded copy is:

The unencoded x264 version: http://www.troist.com/normal.png (This pic is not 56k friendly)

The mkv2vob encoded version: http://www.troist.com/encoded.jpg

Is this just a problem with the current 1080p playback? I used the x264 transcoding option. The outputted file was about a tenth of the size of the original copy.

It's not worked then. Sounds like you selected Divx :/

If you transcode with the x264 option the output file should be around the same size give or take.

What codec pack have you installed on your PC? I recommend you clean out your PC and install CCCP I linked to in the 1st post.

I believe others in this topic have done 1080 Transformers before?

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ynnoj

My muxing is constantly failing, this is beginning to drive me crazy.

I'm using the settings listed in the opening post, and I've installed CCCP.

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My muxing is constantly failing, this is beginning to drive me crazy.

I'm using the settings listed in the opening post, and I've installed CCCP.

With more than 1 file?

If so you must not have space for the mux, or something else on your PC is interfering.

With the program at the build it's at, it's either the way the file is encoded or something not set up right.

There really isn't any more bugs left in it, and hundreds if not thousands of people use it :p

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ynnoj
With more than 1 file?

If so you must not have space for the mux, or something else on your PC is interfering.

With the program at the build it's at, it's either the way the file is encoded or something not set up right.

There really isn't any more bugs left in it, and hundreds if not thousands of people use it :p

It's the same file over and over, it's the only file I actually want to use.

It can't be a size issue, there's 80GB free on the drive.

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It's the same file over and over, it's the only file I actually want to use.

It can't be a size issue, there's 80GB free on the drive.

If it's one file, it must be a problem with the way it's encoded!

Can you get another rip of the movie?

Also one last thing you can try, http://www.smlabs.net/tsMuxer/tsMuxeR_1.4.6(b).zip

Put the newest tsmuxer in your mkv2vob tools folder and overwrite the previous - Longshot as the change from 1.3.6 (which MKV2VOB uses) to 1.4.6 doesn't really have anything that would help us in mkv muxing.

Try it anyway if all else fails.

I have another thing you can try if the above doesn't work, get back to me.

By the way is it 720p or 1080p?

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matthewmarley

The cutting off is happening with every movie that i stream and they are fine when i play them on the PC. I also have 100gb free on my drive so i cant see that being the issue.

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The cutting off is happening with every movie that i stream and they are fine when i play them on the PC. I also have 100gb free on my drive so i cant see that being the issue.

It's either TVersity setting or your connection.

You doing wireless streaming?

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Hmm... my 1080p copy of Transformers looks awful after transcoding... I couldn't get screenshots of the same frames, but you can still see how weird the encoded copy is:

The unencoded x264 version: http://www.troist.com/normal.png (This pic is not 56k friendly)

The mkv2vob encoded version: http://www.troist.com/encoded.jpg

Is this just a problem with the current 1080p playback? I used the x264 transcoding option. The outputted file was about a tenth of the size of the original copy.

I had the same problem with my copy of transformers, the x264 option always seemed to produce a file a 10th the size of the original. I had a look at the bitrate of the converted x264 file and noticed that it was a 10th of the original bitrate found on the source file, it would seem as though mkv2vob is using a lower bit rate when transcoding using the x264 option. I have tried other 1080p files including; Bourne Ultimatum and Harry Potter OoTP, both produce the same results. However using the XviD option produces files that are of 1080 resolution and with a good bit-rate and quality but sometimes the filesizes can be almost double the original.

3r1c had stated on the Doom9 forums that this could occur if mkv2vob is unable to read the header of the x264 file or the appropriate information is not in the header file (eg. resolution, bit-rate etc.).

I have been trying to find the exact command line inputs that mkv2vob uses to transcode the source x264 file to the PS3 compliant x264 file with little luck, if anyone knows the exact input to use with the x264 encoder please post it, thanks.

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matthewmarley
It's either TVersity setting or your connection.

You doing wireless streaming?

Yes im streaming wireless however i have a popcorn media tank in another room and it streams perfectly, so i dont think it has anything to with the network. I think it could be something to do with TVersity.

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zerolimit

I dont know what happend but now all my movies are skipping! dont know if its the update problem but everything i've been using keeps skipping anyone have this problem please let me know this is not good! doint wired not wireless so dont know whats up1

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Are you guys outputting to VOB?

Try using the MPG container.

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Huleboeren

Im outputting to vob - no skipping here

Wired connection

TVersity 0.9.11.3 (old version :p)

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Deaf Spacker

Plays fine here :/

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zerolimit

im doing vob here also! dont know why its skipping =(

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Sn00pY

I'm doing mp4 and it's working fine - any point in doing vob?

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If you read what MKV2VOB recommends, it actually says MPG has the "best compatibility".

I now use MPG, all ive really found though is WMP now plays the file - Previously VOBS were hit or miss in WMP.

Not noticed anything on the PS3 side, but I'd say it's worth putting all your movies in the MPG container if 3r1c recommends so.

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