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valib
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Re: File Not Playable Error

Post by valib » Sat May 12, 2018 9:43 am

It seems that the video is correctly parsed but for some reason not supported by your TV. Do you have problem only with this video or with others?

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Re: File Not Playable Error

Post by paulv » Sat May 12, 2018 7:55 pm

Others as well, including files with the same settings as the one in question.

I found some other formats and tried them as well. All save one also didn't work. I've attached the mediainfo output for both the broken files and the working one.

Anything else I can do to help? Are there sample files on https://samples.ffmpeg.org/ that you're specifically interested in?
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Re: File Not Playable Error

Post by valib » Sun May 13, 2018 8:26 am

I found the TV specification at https://www.displayspecifications.com/en/model/fa451282 and it should support all formats you described as not working. So now it is only about testing which format is working and which is not and updating the TV.conf. To play not working videos you can go to the TRANSCODE folder and try to play them via FFmpeg or TSmuxeR.

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Re: File Not Playable Error

Post by paulv » Tue May 15, 2018 3:07 am

Just to make sure it supports the formats it says it supports, I loaded the files I've been testing with over USB and they played without a problem. I also tried those files through another DLNA server and they worked. I've got packet captures for both sessions but I haven't had a chance to take an in-depth look at them.

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Re: File Not Playable Error

Post by ratkiley » Sun Aug 26, 2018 7:02 pm

valib wrote:
Mon Apr 23, 2018 10:13 am
From yor log I see that your Roku TV is not properly recognised. In your custom file you should change the "UserAgentSearch" to

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UserAgentSearch = Roku/6000X-7
I went down that same road, while assuming that the Roku-TV8.conf was a good, working, up-to-current-Roku-specifications configuration file, but from weeks of my testing, none of the MP4 nor MKV videos played as they should have, all failed with the same timeout after clocking for a while pretending to try to load the video (while connecting to my Roku using the Roku-TV8.conf). Transcoding worked every time, but that defeats the purpose of having a reliable, working configuration file.

So, I dug a little deeper and wrote a new configuration file to match the Roku Developer Documentation specifications that describe which audio and video codecs, file types, and closed captioning formats are supported by all Roku TVs, and also most Roku Streaming Players (Roku OS version 8.1).

https://sdkdocs.roku.com/display/sdkdoc ... eo+Support
https://support.roku.com/article/228844 ... ease-notes

Similarly, I had to write my own configuration file for UMS the last time I bought a blu-ray player, for the same reason (none of the configuration files matched my player's specifications / abilities).

This is an untested configuration file written purely based on Roku's documentation / specifications. Their documentation says all their Roku TV's and most Roku Streaming Players will be updated to the same Roku OS 8.1 software (with the same video / audio capabilities). This configuration file will match a User Agent: "Roku/6000X-7" as my Roku TV returns. I am curious how this works with your Roku TV/device.
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