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       Problem with .MKVs (No Audio), How to remove header compression
    WDUser
    post Aug 8 2010, 10:16 AM
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    @Jolst: I guess you need to have a C compiler like gcc installed, and then need to run ./configure, as mentioned in the ReadMe.txt file. If all that's beyond you, simply download a pre-built binary for OS X from the mkvtoolnix site.
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    post Aug 9 2010, 10:23 AM
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    QUOTE (WDUser @ Aug 5 2010, 10:46 AM) *
    Sigh... Xsoldier2000, did you read the entire thread? As mentioned, it may be due to the new "header removal compression" feature.

    Try this. Download the latest mkvtoolnix release and override the default header removal compression settings for each audio track you want to keep in an MKV. In MKVMerge GUI, you need to first open the MKV, then select each audio track in turn (in the middle pane). Then click on "Extra Options" and set "Compression" to "None". Do NOT leave it blank, as that is not the same as "None". Then remux with a different file name (so as not to overwrite the original) and test the new file. Let me know if it worked.

    Sigh, yes I did. What I failed to read (ANYWHERE) is that MediaInfo does not show the Header Compression when showing info for the file.

    Everything works great with mkvmerge GUI, I was just wondering (albeit not clearly enough) what the difference was between the two files I had trouble with.

    Problem diverted, not solved in my eyes until WD can make header compression work without remuxing the files.
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    post Aug 9 2010, 11:01 AM
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    QUOTE (drfahrenheit @ Aug 6 2010, 01:55 PM) *
    Some MKV-files don't have sound when played on my WDTV Live. They have AC3 sound and play fine on my computer. I'm aware of the DTS-issues, but as far as I can see these files have AC3 sound. Changing audio output (stereo/digital) makes no difference. WDTV is connected to my TV through HDMI.

    Below is all the MediaInfo on the file that doesnt have sound on WDTV. Under that info, is the MediaInfo on another file with what seems to me, identical format/codec, but this one works fine! Any ideas?

    I found out that MediaInfo does not show whether or not the file contains the Header Compressing that is causing the issues.

    That is what had me so confused also. (Should be called Semi-MediaInfo) (IMG:style_emoticons/default/tongue.gif)
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    post Oct 10 2010, 07:05 AM
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    I am also having same probs with about half a dozen or so MKV's...
    They have DTS and play fine on PC but no audio at all on WDTV thru optical or stereo...
    I have tried the remuxing method using MKVmerge setting compression to none for audio stream, but this doesnt work either...
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    post Oct 14 2010, 06:05 PM
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    Look for the Popcorn Audio converter. Download it and install, run the option in the top to get all of the tools installed. I tried the MKVmerge with no luck, the Popcorn works all the time and it's pretty fast too.

    http://www.videohelp.com/tools/PopCorn_MKV_AudioConverter
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    post Oct 18 2010, 10:36 AM
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    Finally had some success with the mkvmerge method...
    had to change the video AND any additional audio streams to none, I was only doing the audio streams..
    did a file again and now it plays perfect....
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    QUOTE (misterbarlow @ Oct 18 2010, 10:06 PM) *
    had to change the video AND any additional audio streams to none, I was only doing the audio streams..

    Yup, that's mentioned quite clearly in the pinned Tutorials section topic.
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    QUOTE (WDUser @ Oct 20 2010, 08:22 AM) *
    Yup, that's mentioned quite clearly in the pinned Tutorials section topic.

    That may well be, but I havnt even been into the tutorials thread at all as of yet..
    I foolishly thought the obvious place to start for such a problem would be the audio section of the wdtv-live section....
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    post Dec 8 2010, 10:27 AM
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    Ive a WD TV HD LIVE and it works fine (network connection / shares etc.)
    I just cant hear any Sound when i play a mkv file. It is a large file 5 GB cause its a blue ray HD video file.
    Im a noob in sounds and converting so my question is.

    how can i get a sound on my wd dh tv live for these mkv files ?
    i think about an converter but i wont lost any quality of the movie so my second question is ... in which format should i convert the mkv file to be able to watch in it on the WD HD TV LIVE with sound ?

    thx
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    @valdez: If you have a Live, don't post in the Gen. 1 section of the forum. As for your problem, check out the pinned Tutorials section topic as mentioned above. Most probably removing header compression will do the trick. However, this issue has been fixed in newer firmware versions, so which version do you have installed?
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    I am on the latest firmware and have tried all that is suggested in this thread. I still get the video played just not the audio. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/sad.gif)
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    what exactly do you mean by "latest firmware"?

    latest WD firmware 1.04.17?
    WDLXTV 1.02.21 0.4.5.3? flashed or EXT3-Boot
    WDLXTV 1.03.49 0.4.5.3 EXT3-Boot?
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