Cambridge audio 752BD with newer MKV files

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floatingkiwi
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Cambridge audio 752BD with newer MKV files

Post by floatingkiwi » Tue Dec 04, 2018 1:26 pm

Hi All

Having troubles with the 752 not playing newer formats. I think the issue is anything greater than level 4.1 and of course H265 files.
So, I want to be able to transcode these files to a supported level for the player. Will this custom mod work?

(changed the level to TRUE)

RendererName = Azur BD
RendererIcon = cambridgeaudioazur752bd.png
UserAgentSearch = AZUR BD PLAYER

HalveBitrate = true
TranscodeVideo = MPEGTS-H264-AC3
DefaultVBVBufSize = true
H264Level41Limited = true
MuxLPCMToMpeg = false
TranscodeExtensions = vob
StreamExtensions = aac,ape,asf,avc,avi,dat,dff,divx,dsd,flv,flac,m2t,m2ts,mts,m4a,m4v,mp1,mp2,mp3,mp4,mpeg,mpg,mka,mkv,mov,pcm,QT,ts,vcd,vob,wav,wma,wmv,xvid
MediaInfo = true

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Sami32
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Re: Cambridge audio 752BD with newer MKV files

Post by Sami32 » Fri Dec 07, 2018 1:04 am

Hi,

Sadly you cannot do much more than what you already found out, only H.264 level will be restricted to 4.1 level and all the other video codecs like HEVC will not.
Using FFmpeg optional custom parameters "-vpre" could be used as a workaroud but i'm afraid that most users will find that overskilled and annoying.

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Re: Cambridge audio 752BD with newer MKV files

Post by SubJunk » Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:53 am

@floatingkiwi the change you provided should work for the level but we will need to do more to make sure that H.265 doesn't stream. Please try this and let me know how that works:

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#----------------------------------------------------------------------------
# Profile for Cambridge Audio Azur BD players.
# See DefaultRenderer.conf for descriptions of all the available options.
#

RendererName = Azur BD
RendererIcon = cambridgeaudioazur752bd.png
UserAgentSearch = AZUR BD PLAYER

TranscodeVideo = MPEGTS-H264-AC3
DefaultVBVBufSize = true
MuxLPCMToMpeg = false
MediaInfo = true

# Supported video formats:
Supported = f:avi
Supported = f:divx
Supported = f:flv
Supported = f:mkv      v:divx|h264|mp4|xvid
Supported = f:mov
Supported = f:mp4      v:divx|h264|mp4|xvid
Supported = f:mpegps   v:h264|mpeg1|mpeg2|mp4
Supported = f:mpegts   v:h264|mpeg1|mpeg2|mp4   m:video/vnd.dlna.mpeg-tts
Supported = f:vob
Supported = f:wmv

# Supported audio formats:
Supported = f:adts
Supported = f:aiff
Supported = f:ape
Supported = f:dff|sdf
Supported = f:flac
Supported = f:m4a
Supported = f:mka
Supported = f:mp3|mp2|mpa
Supported = f:wav
Supported = f:wma

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Re: Cambridge audio 752BD with newer MKV files

Post by floatingkiwi » Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:50 pm

I have completely replaced the mod file with your content. Correct?

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Re: Cambridge audio 752BD with newer MKV files

Post by floatingkiwi » Fri Dec 07, 2018 6:19 pm

Nope, all I get when playing a H.265 file (1080p) is a slideshow with 2 pictures, a white moon and a moon with the union jack. Thats all. No video file!!

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SubJunk
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Re: Cambridge audio 752BD with newer MKV files

Post by SubJunk » Fri Dec 07, 2018 6:43 pm

Interesting, how about:

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#----------------------------------------------------------------------------
# Profile for Cambridge Audio Azur BD players.
# See DefaultRenderer.conf for descriptions of all the available options.
#

RendererName = Azur BD
RendererIcon = cambridgeaudioazur752bd.png
UserAgentSearch = AZUR BD PLAYER

TranscodeVideo = MPEGTS-H264-AC3
DefaultVBVBufSize = true
MuxLPCMToMpeg = false
MediaInfo = true

# Supported video formats:
Supported = f:avi
Supported = f:divx
Supported = f:flv
Supported = f:mkv      v:divx|h264|mp4|xvid
Supported = f:mov
Supported = f:mp4      v:divx|h264|mp4|xvid
Supported = f:mpegps   v:h264|mpeg1|mpeg2|mp4
Supported = f:mpegts   v:h264|mpeg1|mpeg2|mp4
Supported = f:vob
Supported = f:wmv

# Supported audio formats:
Supported = f:adts
Supported = f:aiff
Supported = f:ape
Supported = f:dff|sdf
Supported = f:flac
Supported = f:m4a
Supported = f:mka
Supported = f:mp3|mp2|mpa
Supported = f:wav
Supported = f:wma

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Re: Cambridge audio 752BD with newer MKV files

Post by floatingkiwi » Sun Dec 09, 2018 9:03 am

Nope, no worky. Still a slideshow of two moons....

THis is my file:


#----------------------------------------------------------------------------
# Custom Device profile
# See DefaultRenderer.conf for descriptions of all possible renderer options
# and UMS.conf for program options.

# Options in this file override the default settings for the specific 752BD device(s) listed below.
# Specify devices by uuid (or address if no uuid), separated by commas if more than one.

Device = uuid:140479c0-58f3-1cef-84bf-0022de8be3aa


RendererName = Azur BD
RendererIcon = cambridgeaudioazur752bd.png
UserAgentSearch = AZUR BD PLAYER

TranscodeVideo = MPEGTS-H264-AC3
DefaultVBVBufSize = true
MuxLPCMToMpeg = false
MediaInfo = true

# Supported video formats:
Supported = f:avi
Supported = f:divx
Supported = f:flv
Supported = f:mkv v:divx|h264|mp4|xvid
Supported = f:mov
Supported = f:mp4 v:divx|h264|mp4|xvid
Supported = f:mpegps v:h264|mpeg1|mpeg2|mp4
Supported = f:mpegts v:h264|mpeg1|mpeg2|mp4
Supported = f:vob
Supported = f:wmv

# Supported audio formats:
Supported = f:adts
Supported = f:aiff
Supported = f:ape
Supported = f:dff|sdf
Supported = f:flac
Supported = f:m4a
Supported = f:mka
Supported = f:mp3|mp2|mpa
Supported = f:wav
Supported = f:wma

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Re: Cambridge audio 752BD with newer MKV files

Post by floatingkiwi » Sun Dec 09, 2018 9:05 am

THis is the test file:

Video
ID : 1
Format : HEVC
Format/Info : High Efficiency Video Coding
Format profile : Main@L4@Main
Codec ID : V_MPEGH/ISO/HEVC
Duration : 56 min 7 s
Bit rate : 1 556 kb/s
Width : 1 920 pixels
Height : 960 pixels
Display aspect ratio : 2.000
Frame rate mode : Constant
Frame rate : 23.976 (24000/1001) FPS
Color space : YUV
Chroma subsampling : 4:2:0
Bit depth : 8 bits
Bits/(Pixel*Frame) : 0.035
Stream size : 625 MiB (85%)
Default : Yes
Forced : No

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Sami32
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Re: Cambridge audio 752BD with newer MKV files

Post by Sami32 » Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:00 am

As a side note, i cannot remember any Cambridge users having ever posted a full trace log in this forum.

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Re: Cambridge audio 752BD with newer MKV files

Post by SubJunk » Sun Dec 09, 2018 7:57 pm

Please try varying the TranscodeVideo line. The possible options are:

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TranscodeVideo = MPEGPS-MPEG2-AC3
TranscodeVideo = MPEGTS-MPEG2-AC3
TranscodeVideo = MPEGTS-H264-AC3
TranscodeVideo = MPEGTS-H264-AAC
TranscodeVideo = WMV
I suggest starting with MPEGTS-H264-AAC

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