08-13-2010 09:39 AM
in other words i get the job done easily (no complication or excess details) and thanks to every one who tried to help me in this problem
i hope all users with simillar problem to check out my solution that maybe useful for them as it was for me
08-13-2010 10:19 AM - edited 08-13-2010 10:23 AM
08-13-2010 10:37 AM
here is the difference between you and me:
1- i solve my problem but you did not
2- i am not an expert with h264 or x264 while you r the one and that did not help me or any one with simillar problem
3- as a normal user who purchased FAT+ to play most types directly without converting it is written clearly MKV so please dont defend seagate because i should not assume some mkv can work only (that is not mentioned anywhere)
4- no way to be picky with which mkv valid for FAT+ that is nonsense
5- i read all posts but nowhere to find straight direct solution for this widely common problem except to convert from mkv to avi or any other format and that takes time and larger size of the original size
i hope u could understand normal user mentality
First of all, for some reason I haven't seen your post with solution untill i posted my previous post... regardless:
1 - My intention was to help you the best way I can, and oh my you did use mkvmerge to reconvert problematic file and it plays now.... 100% credit goes for you.
2 - Like I said I'm not an expert in that field, but I provided you with some options to get you going
3 - oh my gosh, I bet even WDTV Live nor most streamers would not play that file... BTW... did you read my "Seagate where are you?" thread?
4 - Bud do some reading/reasearch and you will find out that not everthing will play and is supported. For much wider codec support perhaps you should look into buying HTPC
5 - widely common problem? For non-complient encodes? You have only one file that doesn't play. If you would encode file yourself using a proper H264 profile you wouldn't have this problem in the first place. This is what happens when you download pirated/illegal material encoded by "somebody". Also why do I need to convert mkv to avi as a solution, did you reconvert your mkv to mkv?
Sorry Dude, but blaming Seagate's device for not playing non-complient H264 is just wrong.....
08-13-2010 09:59 PM
I believe Tinwable and I have posted about the issues with FAT+ supported codecs. But there seems to be misconception about what videos/codecs the FAT+ can play and can not play. For example, MKV or AVI are video files that are encoded in these containers. Within these files, the video streams could be any of of different codecs that are supported by that type of containers (i.e. Xvid, MPEG4, H264, among other codecs..). Also sometime the video streams were encoded in a way that deviates from standard, as Noobie mentioned. FAT+ can play a lot of different codecs, but it is very picky, and can not deal with those as well as your typical media players on a PC or MAC.
So the bottom line is, if you encounter an MKV or AVI file that the FAT+ can not play, sometime it will report UNSUPPORTED Audio/Video, sometime it's just silently doing nothing and give you a blank screen :-). In some of these cases, just reconvert the file to the same format using video/audio conversion tool, and it will play. So Noobie was right about this, the FAT+ can only play the video that was encoded in accordance with a standard. I think what happened here is when Armada used MkvToolnix to reconvert the MKV file, it remuxed the file and got rid of "bad" stuff from the video. It did not re-encode the file at all, just remux. Since Tony55 recommended this tool here, I've tried it and like this tool very much, it usually fixes audio, video problems that I did not even know exist in my video files when I used it to add chapters, or muxing different audio streams/subtitles/video streams into a MKV file.
Also, when you try to play a video file on the FAT+ and see "Unsupported GMC", it's bad news! most of the time the only way to fix it is to convert it to a different video codec.
08-14-2010 03:02 AM
This is what happens when you download pirated/illegal material encoded by "somebody"
nonesense i gave you link on legal sites and any copyrights is sharing sites responsibilty to be banned and
that is not our subject
Sorry Dude, but blaming Seagate's device for not playing non-complient H264 is just wrong
sorry dude u wronge its their responsibilty
widely common problem?
just ggole black screen and you will fnd this problem all over the net for legal purchased files and its happening on media player /pc/xbox/ps3/..etc
i close this subject
08-14-2010 06:03 AM - edited 08-14-2010 06:05 AM