Bug #662

Showtime 3.1.203 not playing .MP4 Movies

Added by Trokal Smith over 9 years ago. Updated almost 9 years ago.

Status:FixedStart date:08/29/2011
Priority:NormalDue date:
Assignee:Trokal Smith% Done:

100%

Category:Video playback
Target version:3.6
Found in version:3.1.203 Platform:Linux

Description

Hello,

I try to play .MP4 movies on it but it does not run. (only audio, no video - black screen)
when I play it using the PS3 Video directly it works, but when i load it using Showtime it does not, only sounds appear and play with no video (black screen).
I wish to use Showtime for the .srt file so i could watch it with subtitles.
is it a bug in showtime?

here is the media info of the .mp4:

General
Format                           : MPEG-4
Format profile                   : Base Media
Codec ID                         : isom
File size                        : 1.86 GiB
Duration                         : 1h 37mn
Overall bit rate                 : 2 735 Kbps

Video
ID                               : 1
Format                           : AVC
Format/Info                      : Advanced Video Codec
Format profile                   : [email protected]
Format settings, CABAC           : Yes
Format settings, ReFrames        : 4 frames
Format settings, GOP             : M=1, N=16
Codec ID                         : avc1
Codec ID/Info                    : Advanced Video Coding
Duration                         : 1h 37mn
Bit rate mode                    : Variable
Bit rate                         : 2 400 Kbps
Maximum bit rate                 : 14.6 Mbps
Width                            : 1 280 pixels
Height                           : 528 pixels
Display aspect ratio             : 2.40:1
Frame rate mode                  : Constant
Frame rate                       : 24.000 fps
Color space                      : YUV
Chroma subsampling               : 4:2:0
Bit depth                        : 8 bits
Scan type                        : Progressive
Bits/(Pixel*Frame)               : 0.148
Stream size                      : 1.63 GiB (88%)
Writing library                  : x264 core 114 r1913 5fd3dce

Audio
ID                               : 2
Format                           : AAC
Format/Info                      : Advanced Audio Codec
Format version                   : Version 4
Format profile                   : LC
Format settings, SBR             : No
Codec ID                         : 40
Duration                         : 1h 37mn
Bit rate mode                    : Variable
Bit rate                         : 332 Kbps
Maximum bit rate                 : 485 Kbps
Channel(s)                       : 6 channels
Channel positions                : Front: L C R, Side: L R, LFE
Sampling rate                    : 48.0 KHz
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Stream size                      : 231 MiB (12%)
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note: i noticed in another .mp4 movie too that it plays the video for about 4s then the same problem happen, video hang and sound continue normally.

sample.mp4.zip (52.6 MB) Trokal Smith, 09/20/2011 04:36 AM

Associated revisions

Revision a4e10ccd
Added by Andreas Smas about 9 years ago

ps3: Round timestamps to ms precision before feeding them to the SPU decoder

For some unholy reason the SPU decoder seems to hang when timestamps are not
rounded to ms precision. I've no idea why.

Fixes #640
Fixes #662
Fixes #890

Change included in version 3.5.105

History

#1 Updated by Girish Patel over 9 years ago

If you read my bug report 661 you can see why Showtime won't play it because this is a mp4 L4.1 with ReFrame 4. If it was ReFrame 3 it would play fine.

#2 Updated by Trokal Smith over 9 years ago

Girish Patel wrote:

If you read my bug report 661 you can see why Showtime won't play it because this is a mp4 L4.1 with ReFrame 4. If it was ReFrame 3 it would play fine.

Thank you for the info, is there a possible way to get 4.1 supported? or we will have to ReFrame it to 3?
thanks again

#3 Updated by Girish Patel over 9 years ago

Trokal Smith wrote:

Thank you for the info, is there a possible way to get 4.1 supported? or we will have to ReFrame it to 3?

I think that would be for Andreas to decide. The easiest thing to do at the moment is put it in a mkv container. I use mkvmerge gui http://www.videohelp.com/tools/MKVtoolnix It takes a few minutes to change the mp4 file to a mkv. For some reason Showtime will play mkv files with a higher ReFrame.

#4 Updated by Girish Patel over 9 years ago

Just played a mkv file 4.1 with a ReFrame of 10 and it worked fine.

#5 Updated by Trokal Smith over 9 years ago

Girish Patel wrote:

Trokal Smith wrote:

Thank you for the info, is there a possible way to get 4.1 supported? or we will have to ReFrame it to 3?

I think that would be for Andreas to decide. The easiest thing to do at the moment is put it in a mkv container. I use mkvmerge gui http://www.videohelp.com/tools/MKVtoolnix It takes a few minutes to change the mp4 file to a mkv. For some reason Showtime will play mkv files with a higher ReFrame.

thank you very much for this extraordinary solution!!
it will help me tons, i really appreciate it!
one last question please, would putting it inside the mkv container using "mkvmerge gui" affect its quality in anyway?
thanks again!

#6 Updated by Girish Patel over 9 years ago

Trokal Smith wrote:

one last question please, would putting it inside the mkv container using "mkvmerge gui" affect its quality in anyway?

No, as because the mkv is just a container. It doesn't do any encoding of the file (hence why it takes so little time).

#7 Updated by Trokal Smith over 9 years ago

Girish Patel wrote:

Trokal Smith wrote:

one last question please, would putting it inside the mkv container using "mkvmerge gui" affect its quality in anyway?

No, as because the mkv is just a container. It doesn't do any encoding of the file (hence why it takes so little time).

thank you my dear friend in your help :)
your contribution and solution offered is greatly appreciated and very helpful!

#8 Updated by Andreas Smas over 9 years ago

  • Category set to 19
  • Status changed from New to Need feedback
  • Assignee set to Trokal Smith

Attach a sample file that does not work please.

#9 Updated by Andreas Smas over 9 years ago

  • Category set to Video playback

#10 Updated by Andreas Smas over 9 years ago

  • Target version set to 34

#11 Updated by Trokal Smith over 9 years ago

I'll post for u a 5min sample in 12h :)
thanks for looking into this!

#12 Updated by Trokal Smith over 9 years ago

This this a 5min sample (.MP4 file) :)
thank u again!

#13 Updated by Trokal Smith over 9 years ago

P.S: Same problem with 3.2
and I noticed the image shows as fixed images when switching through frames, sound play normally but photo is fix when switching between frames.

#14 Updated by Andreas Smas about 9 years ago

  • Status changed from Need feedback to Accepted
  • Platform set to Linux

#15 Updated by Trokal Smith about 9 years ago

Thanks Adnreas!!
Your efforts are really greatly appreciated :)
Respect to you and to your work.

#16 Updated by Andreas Smas about 9 years ago

  • Status changed from Accepted to Fixed
  • % Done changed from 0 to 100

#17 Updated by Andreas Smas almost 9 years ago

  • Target version changed from 34 to 3.6

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