Can't play mkv-Video-Container

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karoo
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Can't play mkv-Video-Container

Post by karoo » Sun Dec 27, 2009 3:26 am

Hi,
I am using Twonkyserver 5.1 with Linux (ubuntu 9.10) and my Client is an Samsung TV.
The MKV-Cotainer contains the follwoing Streams:

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+ EBML-Kopf
|+ Dokumententyp: matroska
|+ Dokumententyp Version: 1
|+ Dokumententyp Leseversion: 1
+ Segment, Größe 585988043
|+ Seek-Kopf (Untereinträge werden ausgelassen)
|+ EbmlVoid (Größe: 4027)
|+ Segment-Information
| + Zeitstempelskalierungsfaktor: 1000000
| + Muxeranwendung: libebml v0.7.8 + libmatroska v0.8.1
| + Schreibende Anwendung: mkvmerge v2.4.0 ('Fumbling Towards Ecstasy') built on Nov  7 2008 17:24:23
| + Dauer: 1245.824s (00:20:45.824)
| + Datum: Mon May  4 15:24:47 2009 UTC
| + Segment-UID: 0x6c 0xae 0xc7 0xb0 0x78 0xce 0x82 0x80 0xc2 0xf2 0xc0 0xff 0xd2 0x2f 0x27 0x49
|+ Segment-Tracks
| + Ein Track
|  + Tracknummer: 1
|  + Track UID: 1
|  + Tracktyp: video
|  + Aktiv: 1
|  + Standardtrack-Flag: 1
|  + Flag für erzwungene Anzeige: 0
|  + Flag für Paketbündelung: 0
|  + MinCache: 1
|  + Zeitstempelskalierungsfaktor: 1
|  + Maximale BlockAddition ID: 0
|  + Codec-ID: V_MPEG4/ISO/AVC
|  + Codec alle frames decodieren: 1
|  + private Codecdaten, Länge 40
|  + Standarddauer: 41.708ms (23.976 Bilder pro Sekunde im Falle eines Videotracks)
|  + Sprache: eng
|  + Video-Track
|   + Pixelbreite: 1280
|   + Pixelhöhe: 720
|   + Interlaced: 0
|   + Anzeigebreite: 16
|   + Anzeigehöhe: 9
| + Ein Track
|  + Tracknummer: 2
|  + Track UID: 3498661681
|  + Tracktyp: audio
|  + Aktiv: 1
|  + Standardtrack-Flag: 1
|  + Flag für erzwungene Anzeige: 0
|  + Flag für Paketbündelung: 1
|  + MinCache: 0
|  + Zeitstempelskalierungsfaktor: 1
|  + Maximale BlockAddition ID: 0
|  + Codec-ID: A_AC3
|  + Codec alle frames decodieren: 1
|  + Standarddauer: 32.000ms (31.250 Bilder pro Sekunde im Falle eines Videotracks)
|  + Sprache: und
|  + Audio track
|   + Abtastrate: 48000
|   + Kanäle: 6
|+ EbmlVoid (Größe: 1024)
|+ Cluster
My Samsung-Tv says: "Unsupported Video-Stream"
What can I do?

mfg
karoo

pagocs
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Re: Can't play mkv-Video-Container

Post by pagocs » Thu Jan 07, 2010 6:15 pm

Hello,

I have same problem on OSX with Twonky Server 5.1.2.!

So I'm curious about the solution too, because I don't want to convert all my MKVs to other supported video format.

Regards,
Peter

tomjons
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Re: Can't play mkv-Video-Container

Post by tomjons » Thu Jan 07, 2010 6:53 pm

Hi,

i'm from germany so, sorry for my english.

I had the same problem but i fixed it today.

1. You have to search in your twony install-directory (..\TwonkyMedia\resources\) for a file named "clients.db".

2. Open it with an editor.

3. Search for a line called "Samsung TV"

4. Replace the lines with

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NA:Samsung TV
DD:Samsung HDTV
XM:DLNA15
XM:DATETIME
XM:FORCE_DURATION
XM:FORCE_4TH_FIELD
HP:chunked
MT:mpeg,mpeg2,vdr,spts,tp,ts,avi,divx,mkv video/mpeg
MT:m4a audio/mp4
AV:no-m3u
DB:FIX
This should help ...

karoo
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Re: Can't play mkv-Video-Container

Post by karoo » Sun Jan 10, 2010 10:02 pm

Worked for me as well!

Thanks! You are my personal hero :D

pagocs
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Re: Can't play mkv-Video-Container

Post by pagocs » Tue Jan 12, 2010 10:16 am

Hello,

Thanks for the tip. My TV can play the MKV files now with the CLIENTS.DB changes. I have only one issue yet: the fast forward doesn't work. If I do FF the video playing restart from the beginning.

Regards,
Peter

PS: Don't worry for your English, it's better as mine! :)

myjpkl
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Re: Can't play mkv-Video-Container

Post by myjpkl » Fri Jan 15, 2010 7:34 am

Hi, my egreat EG-M34H cant play list out MKV as well.. Pls help ..
Which section under client.db should i modify

gianper
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Re: Can't play mkv-Video-Container

Post by gianper » Sat Jan 23, 2010 7:03 pm

Hi All

all works fine for me only if I rename the MKV files to MPG:
Now, almost all file is opened by my Samsung Led using network... but someone no. If I open the same files using usb directly all files is opened.
How can I verify wich is the problem for "not supported" file ?
And... how can I Fast forward and Rew the movies ?

pagocs
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Re: Can't play mkv-Video-Container

Post by pagocs » Sun Jan 24, 2010 4:37 pm

Hello myjpkl,

Sorry for the late reply. So, I simple copied the description above to the clients.db. After you restart the server need to change the receiver type in the Media Receivers menu.

I hope this is help to you,
Regards,
Peter

Mr.Shaky
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Re: Can't play mkv-Video-Container

Post by Mr.Shaky » Tue Jan 26, 2010 6:17 am

The samsung entry in my clients.db file doesn't look like the example. How do I add .mkv to mine?

>>
NA:Samsung TV
DD:Samsung DTV
XM:DLNA15
XM:FORCE_DURATION
XM:FORCE_4TH_FIELD
DB:FIX

pagocs
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Re: Can't play mkv-Video-Container

Post by pagocs » Tue Jan 26, 2010 9:54 am

Hello Mr.Shaky,

I simple created a new entry in the clients.db . You can do this with copy the lines below to the file. After restart the server, you can chose this type in the Media Receivers settings pane.

Regards,
Peter

>>
NA:Samsung LED TV
DD:Samsung HDTV
XM:DLNA15
XM:DATETIME
XM:FORCE_DURATION
XM:FORCE_4TH_FIELD
HP:chunked
MT:mpeg,mpeg2,vdr,spts,tp,ts,avi,divx,mkv video/mpeg
MT:m4a audio/mp4
AV:no-m3u
DB:FIX

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