MKV in 7.1 format?

Added by Mohammed Kamal about 7 years ago

Hi everyone, I'm using the latest movian player.

I have noticed something and not sure what is the problem, I have many movies in mkv with a 7.1 audio encoding. When I play them with movian, it shows as 5.1 format.

I attached a screen shot of for your info.

Do you know why?

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Replies (12)

RE: MKV in 7.1 format? - Added by Andreas Smas about 7 years ago

No, it's hard to say without seeing a logfile (see logging for how to extract one) or a copy of the file itself.

RE: MKV in 7.1 format? - Added by Mohammed Kamal about 7 years ago

Dear Andreas, I really appreciate your input.

I am not at home right now, but when I get back home I'll make sure to retrieve the log file and post it for your info.

Many thanks.

RE: MKV in 7.1 format? - Added by Mohammed Kamal about 7 years ago

Andreas Smas wrote:

No, it's hard to say without seeing a logfile (see logging for how to extract one) or a copy of the file itself.

Dear Andreas,

As promised, here is the fresh log file "showtime-0.log" after trying to play American Sniper in DTS-HD MA 7.1 format.

--MARK-- START
00:00:00.000: SYSTEM [INFO ]:Movian 4.10.36.g339aa starting. 2 CPU cores. Systemtype:PS3 OS:PS3 4.460
00:00:00.082: core [DEBUG]:Loading resources from zip:///dev_hdd0/game/HTSS00003/USRDIR/showtime.self
00:00:00.082: core [DEBUG]:Cache path: /dev_hdd0/game/HTSS00003/USRDIR/cache
00:00:00.108: blobcache [DEBUG]:Cache magic 0x62630207 9 items
00:00:00.235: blobcache [INFO ]:Initialized: 9 items consuming 0.10 MB (out of maximum 1000.00 MB) on disk in /dev_hdd0/game/HTSS00003/USRDIR/cache/bc2
00:00:00.236: core [DEBUG]:Persistent path: /dev_hdd0/game/HTSS00003/USRDIR/settings
00:00:00.236: Cache [DEBUG]:System time seems valid. Accepting writes
00:00:00.332: DB [DEBUG]:Opened database /dev_hdd0/game/HTSS00003/USRDIR/settings/kvstore/kvstore.db pages: free=0 total=508
00:00:00.332: DB [DEBUG]:kvstore: At current version 2
00:00:00.396: DB [DEBUG]:Opened database /dev_hdd0/game/HTSS00003/USRDIR/settings/metadb/meta.db pages: free=0 total=2012
00:00:00.397: DB [DEBUG]:metadb: At current version 17
00:00:00.433: libav [INFO ]:Lavf56.1.0, Lavc56.1.0, Lavu54.3.0 cpuflags:0x1
00:00:00.490: Freetype [DEBUG]:Loaded font family='liberation sans' fullname='liberation sans regular' style='Regular' from zip:///dev_hdd0/game/HTSS00003/USRDIR/showtime.self/resources/fonts/liberation/LiberationSans-Regular.ttf domain:0
00:00:01.165: playqueue [DEBUG]:Shuffle set to off
00:00:01.166: playqueue [DEBUG]:Repeat set to off
00:00:01.167: playqueue [DEBUG]:Nothing on queue, waiting
00:00:01.280: plugins [DEBUG]:Loading repo from http://plugins.movian.tv/repo/plugins-v1.json
00:00:01.353: i18n [INFO ]:Unloading language definition
00:00:01.354: i18n [DEBUG]:Default charset is auto
00:00:01.452: runcontrol [DEBUG]:Sleep timer set to 60
00:00:01.453: SYSTEM [DEBUG]:Hashed device ID: 687491888540263622eb5dea64743a0d
00:00:01.453: SYSTEM [DEBUG]:Device type: PS3 CokG11
00:00:01.493: UDP [INFO ]:bittorrent udp tracker: Listening on port 59091
00:00:01.493: SYSTEM [DEBUG]:System version PS3 4.460
00:00:01.493: UDP [INFO ]:nmb: Listening on port 59090
00:00:01.495: TCP [INFO ]:http-server: Listening on port 42000
00:00:01.543: Freetype [DEBUG]:Loaded font family='vagrundschriftdlig2' fullname='vagrundschriftdlig2 regular' style='Regular' from file:///dev_flash/data/font/SCE-PS3-VR-R-LATIN2.TTF domain:0
00:00:01.551: SSDP [DEBUG]:Running
00:00:01.604: Freetype [DEBUG]:Loaded font family='sce-ps3 newrodin jpn' fullname='sce-ps3 newrodin jpn regular' style='Regular' from file:///dev_flash/data/font/SCE-PS3-NR-R-JPN.TTF domain:0
00:00:01.637: Freetype [DEBUG]:Loaded font family='sce-ps3 yd gd medium ' fullname='sce-ps3 yd gd medium regular' style='Regular' from file:///dev_flash/data/font/SCE-PS3-YG-R-KOR.TTF domain:0
00:00:01.673: Freetype [DEBUG]:Loaded font family='dfheiw5-a' fullname='dfheiw5-a regular' style='Regular' from file:///dev_flash/data/font/SCE-PS3-DH-R-CGB.TTF domain:0
00:00:01.680: Freetype [DEBUG]:Loaded font family='sce-ps3 capie kana' fullname='sce-ps3 capie kana regular' style='Regular' from file:///dev_flash/data/font/SCE-PS3-CP-R-KANA.TTF domain:0
00:00:01.735: navigator [INFO ]:Opening page:home
00:00:01.974: RSX [DEBUG]:memory @ 0xc0000000 size = 261095424
00:00:01.974: RSX [DEBUG]:Video resolution 1920 x 1080 aspect=2, pixel wscale=1.000000
00:00:02.167: NTFS [DEBUG]:Waiting for device 0 to settle
00:00:02.167: NTFS [DEBUG]:Waiting for device 1 to settle
00:00:02.250: RSX [DEBUG]:Buffer will be 8294400 bytes
00:00:02.250: RSX [DEBUG]:Buffers at 0x0 0x7e9000
00:00:02.286: GLW [DEBUG]:loading universe
00:00:02.326: GLW [DEBUG]:Entering mainloop
00:00:02.326: GLW [DEBUG]:UI size scale changed to 8 (user adj: 0 skin adj: 0)
00:00:02.338: GLW [DEBUG]:UI size scale changed to 29 (user adj: 0 skin adj: 0)
00:00:03.173: NTFS [DEBUG]:Waiting for device 0 to settle
00:00:03.173: NTFS [DEBUG]:Waiting for device 1 to settle
00:00:04.179: NTFS [DEBUG]:Waiting for device 0 to settle
00:00:04.180: NTFS [DEBUG]:Waiting for device 1 to settle
00:00:05.185: NTFS [DEBUG]:Waiting for device 0 to settle
00:00:05.185: NTFS [DEBUG]:Waiting for device 1 to settle
00:00:06.191: NTFS [DEBUG]:Waiting for device 0 to settle
00:00:06.192: NTFS [DEBUG]:Waiting for device 1 to settle
00:00:07.605: NTFS [DEBUG]:Mounted 1 partitions on device 0
00:00:07.605: NTFS [DEBUG]:Mounted ntfs0
00:00:07.608: NTFS [DEBUG]:Mounted 0 partitions on device 1
00:00:11.101: navigator [INFO ]:Opening file:///dev_usb001
00:00:12.228: probe [DEBUG]:file:///dev_usb001/Back_logo.m2v: Probed as mpegvideo
00:00:12.236: Probe [DEBUG]: Stream #0: Video: mpeg2video (Main), yuv420p, 720x576 [PAR 16:15 DAR 4:3], 13107 kb/s
00:00:12.446: DB [DEBUG]:Opened database /dev_hdd0/game/HTSS00003/USRDIR/settings/metadb/meta.db pages: free=0 total=2012
00:00:13.228: probe [DEBUG]:file:///dev_usb001/S V6 V8_150930032A.abs: Probed as mp3
00:00:14.086: Freetype [DEBUG]:Loaded font family='liberation sans' fullname='liberation sans regular' style='Regular' from zip:///dev_hdd0/game/HTSS00003/USRDIR/showtime.self/resources/fonts/liberation/LiberationSans-Regular.ttf domain:0
00:00:14.880: probe [DEBUG]:file:///dev_usb001/TP_PROG.dbs: Probed as mp3
00:00:26.403: navigator [INFO ]:Opening file:///dev_usb001
00:00:26.597: DB [DEBUG]:Opened database /dev_hdd0/game/HTSS00003/USRDIR/settings/metadb/meta.db pages: free=0 total=2015
00:00:27.420: probe [DEBUG]:file:///dev_usb001/TP_PROG.dbs: Probed as mp3
00:00:32.610: plugins [ERROR]:Unable to load repo http://plugins.movian.tv/repo/plugins-v1.json -- Unable to resolve plugins.movian.tv -- Resolver internal error
00:00:32.610: plugins [DEBUG]:Failed to update repo, retrying in 1 seconds
00:00:32.611: plugins [DEBUG]:Loading repo from http://plugins.movian.tv/repo/plugins-v1.json
00:00:43.408: navigator [INFO ]:Opening ntfs0://
00:00:45.683: navigator [INFO ]:Opening file:///dev_usb001
00:00:45.705: DB [DEBUG]:Opened database /dev_hdd0/game/HTSS00003/USRDIR/settings/kvstore/kvstore.db pages: free=0 total=508
00:00:46.694: probe [DEBUG]:file:///dev_usb001/TP_PROG.dbs: Probed as mp3
00:00:50.621: navigator [INFO ]:Opening ntfs0://
00:00:54.750: navigator [INFO ]:Opening ntfs0://Movies
00:01:01.812: navigator [INFO ]:Opening ntfs0://Movies/American Sniper 2014 BluRay 1080p AVC DTS-HD MA 7.1 x264-MgB [ETRG]
00:01:03.934: plugins [ERROR]:Unable to load repo http://plugins.movian.tv/repo/plugins-v1.json -- Unable to resolve plugins.movian.tv -- Resolver internal error
00:01:03.935: plugins [DEBUG]:Failed to update repo, retrying in 2 seconds
00:01:04.410: DB [DEBUG]:Opened database /dev_hdd0/game/HTSS00003/USRDIR/settings/metadb/meta.db pages: free=0 total=2015
00:01:05.955: plugins [DEBUG]:Loading repo from http://plugins.movian.tv/repo/plugins-v1.json
00:01:06.227: navigator [INFO ]:Opening ntfs0://Movies/American Sniper 2014 BluRay 1080p AVC DTS-HD MA 7.1 x264-MgB [ETRG]/American Sniper 2014 BluRay 1080p AVC DTS-HD MA 7.1 x264-MgB [ETRG].mkv
00:01:06.230: DB [DEBUG]:Opened database /dev_hdd0/game/HTSS00003/USRDIR/settings/metadb/meta.db pages: free=0 total=2015
00:01:06.256: vp [DEBUG]:Waiting for event
00:01:06.257: vp [DEBUG]:Playing 'ntfs0://Movies/American Sniper 2014 BluRay 1080p AVC DTS-HD MA 7.1 x264-MgB [ETRG]/American Sniper 2014 BluRay 1080p AVC DTS-HD MA 7.1 x264-MgB [ETRG].mkv', primary, resume:ask user (overridden)
00:01:06.261: media [DEBUG]:Settings initialized for URL ntfs0://Movies/American Sniper 2014 BluRay 1080p AVC DTS-HD MA 7.1 x264-MgB [ETRG]/American Sniper 2014 BluRay 1080p AVC DTS-HD MA 7.1 x264-MgB [ETRG].mkv in folder: American Sniper 2014 BluRay 1080p AVC DTS-HD MA 7.1 x264-MgB [ETRG] [ntfs0://Movies/American Sniper 2014 BluRay 1080p AVC DTS-HD MA 7.1 x264-MgB [ETRG]]
00:01:06.276: SVSYNC [DEBUG]:Set to 0s
00:01:06.283: AVSYNC [DEBUG]:Set to 0 ms
00:01:06.344: probe [DEBUG]:ntfs0://Movies/American Sniper 2014 BluRay 1080p AVC DTS-HD MA 7.1 x264-MgB [ETRG]/American Sniper 2014 BluRay 1080p AVC DTS-HD MA 7.1 x264-MgB [ETRG].mkv: Probed as matroska,webm
00:01:06.420: Video [DEBUG]:Starting playback of ntfs0://Movies/American Sniper 2014 BluRay 1080p AVC DTS-HD MA 7.1 x264-MgB [ETRG]/American Sniper 2014 BluRay 1080p AVC DTS-HD MA 7.1 x264-MgB [ETRG].mkv (matroska,webm)
00:01:06.420: Probe [DEBUG]: Stream #0: Video: h264 (High), yuv420p, 1920x800 [PAR 1:1 DAR 12:5]
00:01:06.420: Probe [DEBUG]: Stream #1: Audio: dca (DTS-HD MA), 48000 Hz, 5.1, fltp, 1536 kb/s
00:01:06.421: Probe [DEBUG]: Stream #2: Subtitle: pgssub
00:01:06.421: Probe [DEBUG]: Stream #3: Subtitle: pgssub
00:01:06.421: Probe [DEBUG]: Stream #4: Subtitle: pgssub
00:01:06.421: Probe [DEBUG]: Stream #5: Subtitle: pgssub
00:01:06.423: media [DEBUG]:Selecting track libav:1, best score 12
00:01:06.423: Media [DEBUG]:Switching to audio track libav:1
00:01:06.424: media [DEBUG]:Selecting track libav:2, best score 5005
00:01:06.424: Media [INFO ]:Switching to subtitle track libav:2
00:01:06.424: Subscanner [DEBUG]:Starting subtitle scan for American Sniper 2014 BluRay 1080p AVC DTS-HD MA 7.1 x264-MgB [ETRG] (imdbid:<unknown>;) year:0 season:-1 episode:-1 duration:7959 opensubhash:5fd8045055a24f98
00:01:06.426: Video [DEBUG]:Scanning for subs in ntfs0://Movies/American Sniper 2014 BluRay 1080p AVC DTS-HD MA 7.1 x264-MgB [ETRG]/ for American Sniper 2014 BluRay 1080p AVC DTS-HD MA 7.1 x264-MgB [ETRG]
00:01:06.426: Video [DEBUG]: Stream #0: Video: h264 (High), yuv420p, 1920x800 [PAR 1:1 DAR 12:5]
00:01:06.427: extradata [DEBUG]:0x000000: 01 64 00 29 ff e1 00 1b 67 64 00 29 ac d9 80 78 .d.)....gd.)...x
00:01:06.427: extradata [DEBUG]:0x000010: 06 5b 01 6a 02 02 02 80 00 01 f4 80 00 5d c0 47 .[.j.........].G
00:01:06.427: extradata [DEBUG]:0x000020: 8c 18 cd 01 00 05 68 e9 7b 2c 8b ......h.{,.
00:01:06.428: VDEC [DEBUG]:Dumping SPS
00:01:06.428: VDEC [DEBUG]:SPS0: 1920 x 800 profile:100 level:4.1 ref-frames:5
00:01:06.429: VDEC [DEBUG]: crop: left:0 right:0 top:0 bottom:0
00:01:06.458: VDEC [DEBUG]:Opening codec h264 level 42 using 54157309 bytes of RAM
00:01:06.461: VDEC [DEBUG]:Cell accelerated codec created using 54157309 bytes of RAM
00:01:06.462: Video [DEBUG]: Stream #0: Codec created
00:01:06.462: Video [DEBUG]: Stream #1: Audio: dca (DTS-HD MA), 48000 Hz, 5.1, fltp, 1536 kb/s
00:01:06.464: Video [DEBUG]: Stream #1: Codec created
00:01:06.464: Video [DEBUG]: Stream #2: Subtitle: pgssub
00:01:06.465: Video [DEBUG]: Stream #2: Codec created
00:01:06.466: Video [DEBUG]: Stream #3: Subtitle: pgssub
00:01:06.467: Video [DEBUG]: Stream #3: Codec created
00:01:06.467: Video [DEBUG]: Stream #4: Subtitle: pgssub
00:01:06.469: Video [DEBUG]: Stream #4: Codec created
00:01:06.469: Video [DEBUG]: Stream #5: Subtitle: pgssub
00:01:06.470: Video [DEBUG]: Stream #5: Codec created
00:01:06.473: Video [DEBUG]:13 chapters
00:01:06.560: audio [DEBUG]:Codec changed to dca (0x15004)
00:01:06.615: AUDIO [DEBUG]:The state is 1
00:01:06.616: AUDIO [DEBUG]:PS3 audio port 0 opened (8 channels)
00:01:06.616: Audio [DEBUG]:Converting from [5.1 48000Hz fltp] to [7.1 48000Hz flt]
00:01:19.714: Video [DEBUG]:Stopped playback of ntfs0://Movies/American Sniper 2014 BluRay 1080p AVC DTS-HD MA 7.1 x264-MgB [ETRG]/American Sniper 2014 BluRay 1080p AVC DTS-HD MA 7.1 x264-MgB [ETRG].mkv
00:01:19.757: VDEC [DEBUG]:Freeing picture list
00:01:19.758: VDEC [DEBUG]:Free picture 0x40d35f00
00:01:19.758: VDEC [DEBUG]:Free RSX mem 40d35f18 +2304000
00:01:19.758: VDEC [DEBUG]:Free picture 0x406840c0
00:01:19.758: VDEC [DEBUG]:Free RSX mem 406840d8 +2304000
00:01:19.760: VDEC [DEBUG]:Cell decoder closed
00:01:24.614: XMB [INFO ]:Opened
00:01:24.615: playqueue [DEBUG]:Nothing on queue, waiting
00:01:27.785: LV2 [DEBUG]:Unhandled event 0x11
00:01:27.967: core [DEBUG]:API group finished
00:01:27.967: core [DEBUG]:IPC group finished
00:01:27.967: core [DEBUG]:Playqueue finished
00:01:27.968: core [DEBUG]:Audio finished
00:01:27.974: core [DEBUG]:Navigator finished
00:01:27.975: core [DEBUG]:Backend finished
00:01:27.976: core [DEBUG]:Slow shutdown hooks finished
00:01:27.976: core [DEBUG]:Blobcache finished
00:01:27.982: core [DEBUG]:Metadb finished
00:01:28.081: core [DEBUG]:Movian terminated normally
--MARK-- END

showtime-0.log (13.3 KB)

RE: MKV in 7.1 format? - Added by Mohammed Kamal about 7 years ago

Hi Andreas,

I want to add some more info. My PS3 is connected to my Yamaha RX-A3050 AV receiver through HDMI cable ans set the HDMI setting to Bitstream in PS3. The AVR is currently configured as 5.1 channel with 5 speakers connected to it. Do you think there should be physically 7 speakers connected to the AVR so the Movian will decode as 7.1 channel? I am not sure about this.

RE: MKV in 7.1 format? - Added by Mohammed Kamal about 7 years ago

I don't think this is the problem. I configured my AVR as 9.1 and 7.1 channel, and still getting 5.1. And not sure why the audio codec shows DCA instead of DTS. TrueHD is fine though.

Also on the AVR tv display and screen it always shows PCM.

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RE: MKV in 7.1 format? - Added by Mohammed Kamal about 7 years ago

Hi Andreas,

I have an update. I went to Sony store and I connected my hard drive to a standalone Sony blu-ray player which is able to play mkv files and supports NTFS file format. The blu-ray successfly encoded the DTS HD MA 7.1.

The screen shows everything.

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RE: MKV in 7.1 format? - Added by Mohammed Kamal about 7 years ago

Hi Andreas,

Here I conclude the issue that I have after spending quite of time testing it with various audio formats. This time I have downloaded the sample files from this website http://www.demo-world.eu/2d-demo-trailers-hd/

I hope you will investigate the issue and come up with a solution.

I will start with...

Dolby Digital Format

File Name: Countdown v1 (Lossless)
Format: Dolby TrueHD 5.1 (/)
Status: In Movian Audio codec is showing correctly. Sound output is ok.

Screenshot

File Name: Catalyst (Lossless)
Format: Dolby TrueHD 7.1 (/)
Status: In Movian Audio codec is showing correctly. Sound output is ok.

Screenshot

File Name: Dolby Digital Plus (Lossless)
Codec: Dolby Digital+ 7.1 (!)
Status: In Movian Audio codec is different, codes is EAC3 and showing 5.1 instead of 7.1. Sound output is ok.

Screenshot

File Name: Audiosphere (Lossless)
Codec: Dolby TrueHD 7.1 Atmos (!)
Status: In Movian Audio codec is blank. No sound.

Screenshot

And here are the results for...

DTS-HD MA Format

File Name: DTS HD-Master Audio Sound Check 5.1 (Lossless)
Codec: DTS-HD MA 5.1 (!)
Status: In Movian Audio codec is different, codec is DCA. Sound output is ok.

Screenshot

File Name: DTS HD-Master Audio Sound Check 7.1 (Lossless)
Codec: DTS-HD MA 7.1 (!)
Status: In Movian Audio codec is different, codec is DCA and showing 5.1 instead of 7.1. Sound output is ok.

Screenshot

RE: MKV in 7.1 format? - Added by Mohammed Kamal about 7 years ago

Good day Andrea,

Did you have a chance to look at the results given above? What do you think is the problem? Should I consider buying another blu-ray player? I really like watching my movies in Movian for its ease of use and versatility.

RE: MKV in 7.1 format? - Added by Mohammed Kamal about 7 years ago

Any progress/update? Do you want me to send you the log file for the above samples?

RE: MKV in 7.1 format? - Added by Mohammed Kamal almost 7 years ago

Andreas, it's almost one month since your reply, you stopped replying since then. Could you please advise or give a hope that the issues given above will be solved? I am really concerned. I have many movies in DTS HD 7.1 and Dolby Atmos and can't watch them. Please if there is a hope then I will stop thinking of buying a new media player. I appreciate your busyness.

RE: MKV in 7.1 format? - Added by Andreas Smas almost 7 years ago

Hi

I'm really sorry for not answering, I know it's super lame to blame on it but I've been really busy recently (switching jobs, been on vacation, and being sick)

But today I've looked into this and upgraded libav to latest version. The result is:

Dolby Digital Plus (Lossless)

Still plays as 5.1 (not sure why, need to investigate more)

File Name: Audiosphere (Lossless)

Works (decodes in 7.1 channels)

DTS HD-Master Audio Sound Check 5.1 (Lossless)

Works (codec now shows as DTS-HD MA 5.1

DTS HD-Master Audio Sound Check 7.1 (Lossless)

Still only decodes as 5.1

But the libav-team is working on a new DTS decoder that should be able to handle HD/MA 7.1 streams as well (I think). It's not landed yet but a patch is available so maybe I can try it out.

I will push the changes later today or during the weekend (I need to test a lot since it's a major upgrade of libav). So you need to switch to bleeding edge versions to test it out.

RE: MKV in 7.1 format? - Added by Mohammed Kamal almost 7 years ago

Dear Andreas, I really appreciate your efforts and I am pleased with your reply :)

I will install the bleeding edge version and will give it a test and report back.

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