Any issues with Long media files?

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Any issues with Long media files?

Postby dougrun » May 13th, 2017, 9:20 pm

Sometimes when playing a mkv or mpg file, i'll it may get out of synch, or sound drops, but I can't attest of the quality of the files. Anyway, i was watching interstellar (a really long movie) and it stops at about 1:50:00. file works fine and plays all the way though on my pc.
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Re: Any issues with Long media files?

Postby antineutron » May 14th, 2017, 8:27 pm

Yes, the media player can't cope with syncing issues that constantly updated computer programs can work around.

Yes, my 150 box won't play long mp4 and other media files.

If you split the files into shorter segments, the syncing issues may be smaller, and the files will play one after the other.
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Re: Any issues with Long media files?

Postby 180STBUser » June 18th, 2017, 8:52 am

It seems that both the 150 and 180 use similar firmware and, as such, suffer the same problems. I have exactly the same problem with a 180 that stops mp4 playback at about 1h50m, and there's the vid/voice sync drift problem too. I've given up on using the Homeworx box as a playback device and only use the PVR. The files are then moved off to a proper media player.
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Re: Any issues with Long media files?

Postby antineutron » June 18th, 2017, 8:35 pm

Haha! I have about 300 meg of mp4s on each of my 150s, each file copied from VHS recordings I made in the 80s and 90s, and many later direct recordings to mp4 from broadcasts.

The players are ok if the files are intact. Since my goal was to remove a substantial number of VHS media from my library, I just re-recorded ones that had problems.
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