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lchiu7

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#20176 15-Mar-2008 22:41
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Since it requires pretty grunty machines and hardware assist to play the (test) DVB-T broadcasts on a PC, thought it might be interesting to see if the PS3 could play them. Then (assuming you had a PS3) you could record the shows on a PC (which doesn't need much grunt) and then using say a DLNA server, play them back on a PS3.

So far I have tried the following

1. The Beyonce BBC video
2. The Rugby Sevens
3. Home and Away(?)
4. Batman

None play out of the box. But the after demuxing the Beyonce video, converting the AAC video to AC3 and muxing it back it seems to play but is about 1s out of sync

The Sevens and Batman videos have audio problems. When extracted as AAC nothing I have recogonises those streams so I can't convert to AC3

As noted in another post nothing so far I do can make them play on a Popcorn Hour. I wonder why TVNZ and TV3 (or whomever) decided on such a strange AV format for the DVB-T broadcasts unless they wanted to make sure there was no chance we could import cheaper STB's!

I just don't think a PC or even HTPC is really yet a good choice for everybody in the family to view TV.

Larry




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Just an update. Popcorn Hour support say they can't play them because of some special audio codec required. I hope it's not proprietary and therefore they won't do it.

As for the TVNZ samples posted - they seem to have strange audio - seems like they are truncated or something since even after I demux them no software I have can recognise the aac files and play them. Yet the demuxed aac file from the BBC video plays fine and converts okay to AC3.

Any chance somebody can capture and upload a short clip of the latest test broadcasts?

Thanks

Larry




Staying in Wellington. Check out my AirBnB in the Wellington CBD.  https://www.airbnb.co.nz/rooms/32019730  Mention GZ to get a 10% discount

 

System One:  PS3 SuperSlim, NPVR and Plex Server running on Intel NUC (C2D) (Windows 10 Pro), Sony BDP-S390 BD player, Pioneer AVR, Odroid C2 running Kodi and Plex, Panasonic 60" 3D plasma, Samsung Q80 Atmos soundbar. Google Chromecast, Google Chromecast TV

System Two: Oppo BDP-80 BluRay Player with hardware mode to be region free, Vivitek HD1080P 1080P DLP projector with 100" screen, Denon AVRS730H 7.2 Channel Dolby Atmos/DTS-X AV Receiver, Samsung 4K player, Google Chromecast, Odroid C2 running Kodi and Plex

 

 


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