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Cant play AVi files on my popcorn c200
12-28-2011, 03:45 PM (This post was last modified: 12-28-2011 03:48 PM by JaseeOwn.)
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Cant play AVi files on my popcorn c200
Hi All

Could someone please help or point me in the direction of why i cant seem to play any avi file on my popcorn player

My brother in law as made avi files from all my old video camera tapes from my children when they were little he as converted hours and hours of them to which we have been trying to play them for 2 days. i can get the sound but no picture

Thanks Guys for any help or direction Smile
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12-28-2011, 03:57 PM
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RE: Cant play AVi files on my popcorn c200
No problem. Checkout this WIKI page and post the Mediainfo output:
http://www.networkedmediatank.com/wiki/i...ook_for%3F

If the sound works and no picture I would guess that they are some camera output rather than a PC video encode. You may still have to encode the video to a spec that the player can play but let's see the output first. If its DV capture then you'll have to use something like Handbrake or xvid4psp.

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12-28-2011, 04:27 PM
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RE: Cant play AVi files on my popcorn c200
General
Complete name : C:\Users\Jasons\Desktop\Video 1 Test.avi
Format : AVI
Format/Info : Audio Video Interleave
Format_Commercial_IfAny : DVCPRO
Format profile : OpenDML
File size : 1.85 GiB
Duration : 8mn 52s
Overall bit rate mode : Constant
Overall bit rate : 29.8 Mbps
Recorded date : 2007-02-22 13:07:00.000

Video
ID : 0
Format : DV
Format_Commercial_IfAny : DVCPRO
Codec ID : dvsd
Codec ID/Hint : Sony
Duration : 8mn 52s
Bit rate mode : Constant
Bit rate : 24.4 Mbps
Width : 720 pixels
Height : 576 pixels
Display aspect ratio : 4:3
Frame rate mode : Constant
Frame rate : 25.000 fps
Standard : PAL
Color space : YUV
Chroma subsampling : 4:2:0
Bit depth : 8 bits
Scan type : Interlaced
Compression mode : Lossy
Bits/(Pixel*Frame) : 2.357
Stream size : 1.78 GiB (97%)
Encoding settings : ae mode=full automatic / wb mode=automatic / white balance= / fcm=manual focus

Audio
ID : 1
Format : PCM
Format settings, Endianness : Little
Format settings, Sign : Signed
Codec ID : 1
Duration : 8mn 52s
Bit rate mode : Constant
Bit rate : 1 024 Kbps
Channel(s) : 2 channels
Sampling rate : 32.0 KHz
Bit depth : 16 bits
Stream size : 65.0 MiB (3%)
Interleave, duration : 240 ms (6.00 video frames)
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12-28-2011, 04:34 PM
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RE: Cant play AVi files on my popcorn c200
Yep like Chris says DV video isn't available on the PCH.

You will need to convert it.

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12-28-2011, 04:40 PM
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RE: Cant play AVi files on my popcorn c200
What would you guys reccomend then to keep same quality then ?? My brother in law gonna be upset LOL he as done hours of them to avi files about 800gb i said the popcorn would play avi files as it says it does in the instructions Sad

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12-28-2011, 05:07 PM (This post was last modified: 12-28-2011 05:08 PM by daniel_owen_uk.)
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RE: Cant play AVi files on my popcorn c200
Unfortunately AVI is a container not a video codec, as such lots of AVI files will work. (mainly because they normally contain xvid codec video with mp3 audio).

AVI is a supported container

DV codec isn't supported.

I would recommend going for something like MKV container H264 video and ac3 audio..

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12-28-2011, 05:20 PM
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RE: Cant play AVi files on my popcorn c200
Take one of the files and encode the video to x264 and change the output to a MKV container. I'm using TMPG Video Mastering presently and find its great for replicating the specs of the orginal file whilst rencoding to a AVC codec, the PCM audio you can also convert to AAC. The resulting MKV should be far smaller in size with little quality impact.

Test it and see if you like the results.

If you do then do a batch rencode on all of the files.

Plus side is that you should find that the 800Gb of files reduces significantly in size to something more manageable for you.

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