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       Can't stop playing of avi-files
    guldbrand
    post May 8 2011, 09:29 AM
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    Hi

    I've seen a couble of other threads about this issue, but no solutions.

    The thing is, when I play avi files, they won't stop, when I press the "Stop" button (or "Pause"). I can the go back, and I will return to list menu, of the folder, but the soud keeps on going, even if I start another file, the "time-circle" keeps turning, and the first file are playing in the back, and the file never starts.

    I have a WDTVLive - FW: 1.04.31
    Streaming fra a NAS - QNAP: TS 439 Pro II+ - FW: 3.4.2 Build 0331T

    What I've tried; downgraded both units one and two Firmware versions back, but, no luck.

    - all other streamings are fine - MKV ISO an so on - but not, avi's.

    So please, what do I do ?

    Thanx a lot.

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    post May 8 2011, 12:56 PM
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    Does it behave the same way if you play the same files from a directly attached USB drive?
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    post May 8 2011, 01:26 PM
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    Actually I haven't tried that - I'll do that tomorrow.
    Thanx for the input :-)

    I'll be back.

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    post May 9 2011, 12:45 PM
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    Now I've triede play one of the same files from a USB, same thing, the avi-file does not stop playing. Audio keeps going, even when pressing Stop, and it's going back to file llist.

    Actualy thew same thing happens when playing from Youtube, when plays a Youtube movie, I can play one and that's it, next one I trie to just gives me the "time cirkle"

    I have to say, I'm very disapointed about this media-player.

    Hope someone, can give me the top hint to solve this... maybe I schould have listened to a friend and bought a Popcorn Hour :-/

    Thanx

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    post May 9 2011, 04:09 PM
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    well if you'd prefer it, by all means go get a popcorn hour, you will find no one here trying to sway you either way.
    we are enthusiasts and owners, nothing more.
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    post May 10 2011, 03:19 AM
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    Since you've already tried downgrading the FW and presumably a hard reset as well, I suggest you contact Support and see what they have to say about it. They may ask you to RMA it since it may be a hardware issue. Certainly my player does no such thing.
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    post May 10 2011, 04:03 AM
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    my player did that once, it was an issue with a time server and settings.
    since the OP doesn't appear to be running any version of WDLXTV I doubt the same fix applies to them.

    sounds like a possible issue with the AVI files themselves..
    have you run mediainfo on them to see what they are and if indeed they are the problem?
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    post May 10 2011, 12:35 PM
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    I would like to say, I chose this over Popcorn for many reasons, mainly for the user interface, and the ability to play every format, so it applies to me the most.
    But I also see now, a lot people having a lot of issues with media player (WD TV Live).

    I have got this problem with all the avi-files I have tried to play - about 15-20 different ones, short and long ones.

    Offcourse would like to keep it, but You get a bit frustrated, when You get a new "toy" and it fails do do what it should.

    Rev Drew: What do You mean by this:
    "my player did that once, it was an issue with a time server and settings.
    since the OP doesn't appear to be running any version of WDLXTV I doubt the same fix applies to them." ?

    Thanx all

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    He meant that he had WDLXTV custom FW installed, whereas you have official FW and so it can't be the same problem. If not a single AVI obtained from various sources can be played and stopped properly, I would blame the player more than the files. Surely all of them can't be bad.

    P.S. Running MediaInfo on them and confirming that they are Xvid/DivX AVIs with supported audio codecs is a good idea nevertheless.
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    post May 11 2011, 08:14 AM
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    Arh OK - actually I've also tried Custum FW - but no go as well.

    I'll putting an avi trough mediainfo, and see what it says.

    Thanx for the input.

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    post May 12 2011, 12:30 PM
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    Hi again

    Now I have run one of thi avi's trough mediainfo, so what does this tell us ?

    CODE
    General
    Complete name                    : M:\Video\xvxvxvxv.avi
    Format                           : AVI
    Format/Info                      : Audio Video Interleave
    File size                        : 145 MiB
    Duration                         : 20mn 35s
    Overall bit rate                 : 986 Kbps

    Video
    ID                               : 0
    Format                           : MPEG-4 Visual
    Format profile                   : Advanced Simple@L5
    Format settings, BVOP            : 2
    Format settings, QPel            : No
    Format settings, GMC             : No warppoints
    Format settings, Matrix          : Default (H.263)
    Muxing mode                      : Packed bitstream
    Codec ID                         : XVID
    Codec ID/Hint                    : XviD
    Duration                         : 20mn 35s
    Bit rate                         : 850 Kbps
    Width                            : 640 pixels
    Height                           : 352 pixels
    Display aspect ratio             : 16:9
    Frame rate                       : 23.976 fps
    Color space                      : YUV
    Chroma subsampling               : 4:2:0
    Bit depth                        : 8 bits
    Scan type                        : Progressive
    Compression mode                 : Lossy
    Bits/(Pixel*Frame)               : 0.157
    Stream size                      : 125 MiB (86%)
    Writing library                  : XviD 1.2.0.dev47 (UTC 2006-11-01)

    Audio
    ID                               : 1
    Format                           : MPEG Audio
    Format version                   : Version 1
    Format profile                   : Layer 3
    Mode                             : Joint stereo
    Mode extension                   : MS Stereo
    Codec ID                         : 55
    Codec ID/Hint                    : MP3
    Duration                         : 20mn 35s
    Bit rate mode                    : Constant
    Bit rate                         : 128 Kbps
    Channel(s)                       : 2 channels
    Sampling rate                    : 48.0 KHz
    Compression mode                 : Lossy
    Stream size                      : 18.9 MiB (13%)
    Alignment                        : Aligned on interleaves
    Interleave, duration             : 250 ms (6.00 video frames)
    Interleave, preload duration     : 432 ms

    Thanx
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    Not an encoding expert, so it looks fine to me (Xvid AVI with MP3 audio). Try unpacking the bitstream using MPEG4 Modifier and see if that helps.
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    QUOTE (WDUser @ May 13 2011, 06:44 PM) *
    Not an encoding expert, so it looks fine to me (Xvid AVI with MP3 audio). Try unpacking the bitstream using MPEG4 Modifier and see if that helps.

    Hi

    I tried this - but it made no difference :-(
    And I even upgraded the FW, with the on that are out today...

    I'm really lost here, because I can't believe this would be a hardware problem ?!

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    QUOTE (guldbrand @ May 14 2011, 05:49 PM) *
    I'm really lost here, because I can't believe this would be a hardware problem ?!

    Well it doesn't seem to be affecting most Live owners, so...
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    QUOTE (WDUser @ May 14 2011, 04:24 PM) *
    Well it doesn't seem to be affecting most Live owners, so...

    Well, guess I have to return it then - unfortunately :-/

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    Well, now I recieved a new one, worked like a charm, with fw 1.02.21. Then there was this new fw 1.05.04, now this WD is totally fucked up as well - even after downgraded it to fw 1.02.21 :-/
    What the f... is with this thing ?!

    I'm not a technical imbicil, I know how to use things....

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    Update - after a reboot it works again (an two and three reboots), but still with fw 1.02.21. Would one dare to update the fw again :-/
    How come there are so many issues with the last few fw updates ?
    I can see in the fw threads that there are severel issues....

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    I'm using the beta WDLXTV based on 1.05.04 and it is rock solid, live and live plus are both working better than ever.
    it should work fine for you, I have noticed no bugs or problems with this test release which is a souped up 1.05.04
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    OK, yes... is there a special trick to perform, after the fw upgrade ?

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    I didn't even do a reset to be honest
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