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Codec not supported

Postby totally_awesome » 5. Dec 2012, 04:51

Hello,

I am getting the following error when I try to play a mp4 file that was created from a wtv file

Windows Media Player cannot play the file. The Player might not support the file type or might not support the codec that was used to compress the file.


Any idea what is going on?
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Re: Codec not supported

Postby hudl » 5. Dec 2012, 14:59

WMP is a really bad player (imho). If you don't mind to switch it, I recommend the VLC player.
Anyway, mp4 should work with WMP too. Please post a streaminfo of the mp4 file (see help file) so I can see what codec is used in the mp4.
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Re: Codec not supported

Postby Hal_ » 29. Dec 2012, 03:58

I am having the same problem- If it helps I got an AtomicParsley crash right at the end of processing... I am going to run it again without adding metadata and logging on and see if it works. I'll update on that when it's complete.

Streaminfo gives nothing for output other than the filename
ffmpeg shows "Operation not permitted"

Mediainfo
Format : MPEG-4
Format profile : Base Media / Version 2
Codec ID : mp42
File size : 7.95 GiB

Handbrake
21:51:14] scan: unrecognized file type
[21:51:14] libhb: scan thread found 0 valid title(s)
No title found.
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Re: Codec not supported

Postby hudl » 29. Dec 2012, 16:00

Hmm. Ok AtomicParsley is a possible error case. Unfortunately some people reported problems with AtmicParsley. If you don't add metadata to mp4, it should work. A new version of AP also fixes the problem like some people reported. You can try and download/replace the old version with the new one here: https://bitbucket.org/shield007/atomicp ... f14d33ad2/

I added the new version already in the next version of mctvc (along with some other fixes). Let me know if that fixes your problem as a workaround for now. Thanks!
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Re: Codec not supported

Postby Hal_ » 29. Dec 2012, 23:01

Sadly, running it without Atomic Parsley didn't work either.

There are no errors in the debug log as can be seen here: http://pastebin.com/EXWUpuAc

Streaminfo was as displayed before.

I am now trying without AP and using ffmpeg rather than the java solution.
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Re: Codec not supported

Postby Hal_ » 30. Dec 2012, 21:01

I can now report that the file failed to convert even with the alternate method.

I tried to post the log to pastebin- but it wasn't happy with the size..

Certainly looks like something crashed.... it says OK in the MC-TVC2 window but this is the tail end of the conversion- doens't look "OK" to me.




Pos:3270.6s 98492f ( 0%) 124fps Trem: 0min 0mb A-V:0.022 [444:384]
Pos:3270.6s 98493f ( 0%) 124fps Trem: 0min 0mb A-V:0.022 [444:384]
Pos:3270.7s 98494f ( 0%) 124fps Trem: 0min 0mb A-V:0.023 [445:384]
Pos:3270.7s 98495f ( 0%) 124fps Trem: 0min 0mb A-V:0.023 [445:384]
Pos:3270.7s 98496f ( 0%) 124fps Trem: 0min 0mb A-V:0.024 [445:384]
Pos:3270.8s 98497f ( 0%) 124fps Trem: 0min 0mb A-V:0.024 [445:384]
Pos:3270.8s 98498f ( 0%) 124fps Trem: 0min 0mb A-V:0.024 [445:384]
Pos:3270.8s 98499f ( 0%) 124fps Trem: 0min 0mb A-V:0.025 [446:384]
Pos:3270.9s 98500f ( 0%) 124fps Trem: 0min 0mb A-V:0.025 [446:384]
Pos:3270.9s 98501f ( 0%) 124fps Trem: 0min 0mb A-V:0.028 [446:384]
Pos:3270.9s 98502f ( 0%) 124fps Trem: 0min 0mb A-V:0.032 [446:384]
Pos:3271.0s 98503f ( 0%) 124fps Trem: 0min 0mb A-V:0.035 [446:384]
Pos:3271.0s 98504f ( 0%) 124fps Trem: 0min 0mb A-V:0.038 [447:384]
Pos:3271.0s 98505f ( 0%) 124fps Trem: 0min 0mb A-V:0.040 [447:384]
Pos:3271.1s 98506f ( 0%) 124fps Trem: 0min 0mb A-V:0.042 [447:384]
Pos:3271.1s 98507f ( 0%) 124fps Trem: 0min 0mb A-V:0.045 [447:384]
Pos:3271.1s 98508f ( 0%) 124fps Trem: 0min 0mb A-V:0.047 [447:384]
Pos:3271.2s 98509f ( 0%) 124fps Trem: 0min 0mb A-V:0.050 [447:384]
Pos:3271.2s 98510f ( 0%) 124fps Trem: 0min 0mb A-V:0.052 [448:384]
Pos:3271.2s 98511f ( 0%) 124fps Trem: 0min 0mb A-V:0.054 [448:384]
Pos:3271.3s 98512f ( 0%) 124fps Trem: 0min 0mb A-V:0.055 [448:384]
Pos:3271.3
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Re: Codec not supported

Postby hudl » 31. Dec 2012, 18:41

Here is one more possible error: 32bit mp4 files have a filesize limit of 4GB. So, if your conversion is bigger than that, you have to add a parameter to the command in the profiles.ini. Add "-4" to the command of the profile. It should look like this:

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[MP4 HQ (*.mp4)]
targettype=mp4
command=-e x264 -q 20.0 -d -a 1 -E faac -B 160 -6 6ch -R 48 -D 0.0 -f mp4 -4 --strict-anamorphic --decomb -m -x cabac=0:ref=2:me=umh:bframes=0:weightp=0:8x8dct=0:trellis=0:subme=6


This parameter will create a 64bit mp4 file but will break compatibility with iPod and/or PS3 (I didn't check this on PS3 though).
Hope, this will fix it for you...

Or do you get the error also on small testfiles?
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Re: Codec not supported

Postby Hal_ » 1. Jan 2013, 01:54

I actually don't have any small test files- I'll get some made up....

I am trying now with the -4 and let you know if that works.

p.s. - Notifications on this board don't seem to work.... I get the notification you replied when I login.. meaning I login to check and then I get the notification a few minutes later....
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