Author Topic: MKV stuttering on WD TV Live  (Read 3348 times)

December 21, 2011, 01:29:41 AM
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Joern9999

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Hi community,

since a few days I‘m trying to convert Blu-Rays into a MKV-Container (x264). When I play the converted MKVs on my PC, everything looks fine. But when I play it on my WD TV Live (WDBHG70000NBK, latest firmware) the movie is stuttering. As medium I tried to play it from a fast USB Stick and from a fast HDD, but the result is the same. For making the MKV-Container I used Handbrake with the setting “High Profile” (without any changes).

Please tell me which settings I have to change for making the MKVs play “stutter-free” from my WD TV Live (or is there a better alternative for converting into x264?). Thanx for your help ahead.

Here are the details from one of my created MKVs:

Unique ID                              : 192277234056469620437799231158268175736 (0x90A73F8E94306A353069EF002033A578)
Complete name                    : F:\Converted.mkv
Format                                 : Matroska
Format version                        : Version 2
File size                              : 3.44 GiB
Duration                               : 1h 43mn
Overall bit rate                            : 4 770 Kbps
Writing application                    : HandBrake 0.9.5
Writing library                        : libmkv 0.6.4.1


ID                                     : 1
Format                                 : AVC
Format/Info                            : Advanced Video Codec
Format profile                         : High@L4.0
Format settings, CABAC              : Yes
Format settings, ReFrames             : 4 frames
Codec ID                               : V_MPEG4/ISO/AVC
Duration                               : 1h 43mn
Bit rate                               : 4 675 Kbps
Width                                  : 1 920 pixels
Height                                 : 800 pixels
Display aspect ratio                 : 2.40:1
Frame rate mode                     : Variable
Frame rate                             : 23.976 fps
Color space                            : YUV
Chroma subsampling                  : 4:2:0
Bit depth                              : 8 bits
Scan type                              : Progressive
Bits/(Pixel*Frame)                          : 0.127
Stream size                            : 3.37 GiB (98%)
Writing library                        : x264 core 112
Encoding settings                    : cabac=1 / ref=3 / deblock=1:0:0 / analyse=0x3:0x113 / me=hex / subme=7 / psy=1 / psy_rd=1.00:0.00 / mixed_ref=1 / me_range=16 / chroma_me=1 / trellis=1 / 8x8dct=1 / cqm=0 / deadzone=21,11 / fast_pskip=1 / chroma_qp_offset=-2 / threads=12 / sliced_threads=0 / nr=0 / decimate=1 / interlaced=0 / constrained_intra=0 / bframes=3 / b_pyramid=2 / b_adapt=2 / b_bias=0 / direct=1 / weightb=1 / open_gop=0 / weightp=2 / keyint=240 / keyint_min=23 / scenecut=40 / intra_refresh=0 / rc_lookahead=50 / rc=crf / mbtree=1 / crf=20.0 / qcomp=0.60 / qpmin=3 / qpmax=51 / qpstep=4 / ip_ratio=1.40 / aq=1:1.00
Language                         : English
Default                                : Yes
Forced                                 : No
Color primaries                        : BT.709-5, BT.1361, IEC 61966-2-4, SMPTE RP177
Transfer characteristics            : BT.709-5, BT.1361
Matrix coefficients                   : BT.709-5, BT.1361, IEC 61966-2-4 709, SMPTE RP177

December 21, 2011, 05:21:42 AM
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RavRob

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If this is as local (attached HDD) and not over the Network, I would say there is something wrong with your file.  Try different settings in Handbrake and see if you can make a go of it.  It should work fine as local media.  Over the network would be a different story.
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December 22, 2011, 12:43:01 AM
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@RavRob:

Thanx for your reply. You're right, it's an local attached HDD and I also think that there is something wrong with the file / the encoding settings.

Encoding settings : cabac=1 / ref=3 / deblock=1:0:0 / analyse=0x3:0x113 / me=hex / subme=7 / psy=1 / psy_rd=1.00:0.00 / mixed_ref=1 / me_range=16 / chroma_me=1 / trellis=1 / 8x8dct=1 / cqm=0 / deadzone=21,11 / fast_pskip=1 / chroma_qp_offset=-2 / threads=12 / sliced_threads=0 / nr=0 / decimate=1 / interlaced=0 / constrained_intra=0 / bframes=3 / b_pyramid=2 / b_adapt=2 / b_bias=0 / direct=1 / weightb=1 / open_gop=0 / weightp=2 / keyint=240 / keyint_min=23 / scenecut=40 / intra_refresh=0 / rc_lookahead=50 / rc=crf / mbtree=1 / crf=20.0 / qcomp=0.60 / qpmin=3 / qpmax=51 / qpstep=4 / ip_ratio=1.40 / aq=1:1.00

Yesterday I tried converting the file with "bframes=1 / b_pyramid=strict", but the converted file was stuttering to.

Anyone an idea or can somebody tell me a good alternative for handbrake?

December 22, 2011, 04:16:32 AM
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I am not sure what firmware you are using (latest firmware can be just about anything, I assume 1.06.*) but these days most device with newer firmware will play ISOs.  So maybe for the purpose of trying, make an ISO of your BR disk see if that works.  If it does, not only will you get the best video but also DVD menus etc...
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