Author Topic: Why won't my MKVs play?  (Read 8585 times)

April 08, 2009, 04:42:41 AM
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Starstream

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Beergut100 try following this guide for making an MKV with original Blu-ray video stream.

Also you need latest firmware to play VC-1 in MKV and of course not all Blu-rays ripped to MKV will be compatible so you may have to convert some. Try Ripbot264 with constant quality mode [CQ] set to 18 for high quality if you use a higher setting like 22 it will compress the video more.

April 09, 2009, 12:57:17 AM
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Hi
I bought this device a couple of weeks ago and really like it; however, I have been unable to get lossless MKV to play.

I used the following method to create the MKVs

   1. extract m2ts from blu-ray and demux with tsmuxer
   2. create subtitles from sup files with Suprip
   3. perform any necessary audio conversion with eac3to
   4. remux with makemkv

The main reason I have to create an MKV is because my wife is a bit deaf and needs the subtitles, which don't work if you just play the m2ts. Does anyone have any idea why this method isn't working (they do play on my PC)? I get an error message when I try to play in WDTV saying "unsupported file type". Also, the mt2s files play fine on WDTV before demuxing/remuxing. All I am doing, in effect, is putting the same files in a different container and adding subs.
 ??? ??? ??? ???

Hi Beergut - I remember discussing this on AVF when I was undecided on WDTV, well now I have one.
I will experiment with the M2TS format (which wont play subs when played as a file on PS3 or WDTV - but will play subs if its a AVCHD/Blu-ray Disc on PS3)
I will post back here this evening with any progress (or lack of).

Best Regards,



WDLXTV 0.5.5 ndas.app.bin
4 port USB 2.0 Hub <- USBkey(FAT16 -f/w and a divx on root)
4 port USB 2.0 Hub <- LG GGC H20L multi Blu/HD-DVD Rom
4 port USB 2.0 Hub <- Belkin Gigabit Ethernet<-Netgear Gigabit Lan 8 port <- NDAS devices and Vista NFS
WDTV USB2 <- 4 port Hub
WDTV USB1 <- HDD

April 10, 2009, 01:38:48 AM
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potnoodles

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Hi Beergut - I remember discussing this on AVF when I was undecided on WDTV, well now I have one.
I will experiment with the M2TS format (which wont play subs when played as a file on PS3 or WDTV - but will play subs if its a AVCHD/Blu-ray Disc on PS3)
I will post back here this evening with any progress (or lack of).

Best Regards,


Well.... I tried a .ISO disk image file that I had used to make a BR compatible AVCHD disk.
I was surprised - the WDTV was able to play the movie as soon as I selected the ISO file.
Alas it wouldnt play the subtitles, message (no subtitle)
I checked the actual disc in the Bluray player and it has playable subtitles.
WDLXTV 0.5.5 ndas.app.bin
4 port USB 2.0 Hub <- USBkey(FAT16 -f/w and a divx on root)
4 port USB 2.0 Hub <- LG GGC H20L multi Blu/HD-DVD Rom
4 port USB 2.0 Hub <- Belkin Gigabit Ethernet<-Netgear Gigabit Lan 8 port <- NDAS devices and Vista NFS
WDTV USB2 <- 4 port Hub
WDTV USB1 <- HDD

April 10, 2009, 07:57:16 PM
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goodman

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I have a Madonna cooncert with the following info from mediainfo and which can not be played, WDTV said format not supported:

General
ID                               : 1
Complete name                    : E:\Concert\Madonna.mkv
Format                           : MPEG-TS
File size                        : 9.73 GiB
Duration                         : 1h 27mn
Overall bit rate                 : 15.9 Mbps

Video
ID                               : 33 (0x21)
Menu ID                          : 1 (0x1)
Format                           : MPEG Video
Format version                   : Version 2
Format profile                   : Main@High
Format settings, Matrix          : Default
Duration                         : 1h 27mn
Bit rate mode                    : Variable
Bit rate                         : 14.5 Mbps
Nominal bit rate                 : 38.8 Mbps
Width                            : 1 920 pixels
Height                           : 1 080 pixels
Display aspect ratio             : 16/9
Frame rate                       : 29.970 fps
Colorimetry                      : 4:2:0
Scan type                        : Interlaced
Scan order                       : Top Field First
Bits/(Pixel*Frame)               : 0.233
Stream size                      : 8.82 GiB (91%)

Audio
ID                               : 36 (0x24)
Menu ID                          : 1 (0x1)
Format                           : AC-3
Format/Info                      : Audio Coding 3
Duration                         : 1h 27mn
Bit rate mode                    : Constant
Bit rate                         : 384 Kbps
Channel(s)                       : 6 channels
Channel positions                : Front: L C R, Surround: L R, LFE
Sampling rate                    : 48.0 KHz
Stream size                      : 240 MiB (2%)


April 11, 2009, 11:35:43 AM
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Starstream

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You have a HD MPEG-2 video that is also interlaced, the WDTV will play MPEG-2 HD progressive for sure but don't really know about about interlaced content.

Google for de-interlacing HD MPEG-2 and see if anything comes up or use XviD4PSP or Ripbot264 to convert into H.264 they will also de-interlace (XviD4PSP need DivX installed for its de-interlace detection to work - don't ask me why)

April 12, 2009, 05:05:32 PM
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That works after I redo it, thanks.