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#195494 21-Apr-2016 17:48
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Hi, anyone conversant with Raspberry Pi operation as a media streamer?

 

I have some .mkv files which it won't play but they're OK on VLC.  Do I need some updated codecs?

 

Thanks for any info.

 

 


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  #1537680 21-Apr-2016 18:28
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Which raspberry Pi do you have?

 

What the the actual file? mkv is just a container.

 

Maybe dump the output from mediainfo - http://mediaarea.net/en/MediaInfo

 

 





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  #1537683 21-Apr-2016 18:35
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I regularly play mkv, Mp4 files via xbmc (osmc) without issues.
Plays pretty much anything - has occasional problems with HEVC files. Up to 720p HEVC files are usually ok. I understand 1080p files are too much for it - though have not tested this.
Mine is a pi 2.




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  #1537768 21-Apr-2016 21:31
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I think I have an older pi.   How can I tell which one?

 

 

 

Tried to download the later MediaInfo but it won't install

 


I   MediaInfo 0 7.84 Setup
--        Error opening file for writing:
-        C:\Program Files\MediaInfo\MediaInfo.exe
Click Abort to stop the installation,
Retry to try again, or
Ignore to skip this file.

 

 

 

Using MediaInfo 0.7.58 that says this about the file.

 

General
Unique ID                                : 334574021494747282190850483484114218036 (0xFBB49CD75B42E7A4175125F6396EEC34)
Complete name                            : K:\Show.mkv
Format                                   : Matroska
Format version                           : Version 4 / Version 2
File size                                : 267 MiB
Duration                                 : 43mn 51s
Overall bit rate                         : 850 Kbps
Writing application                      : Lavf57.25.100
Writing library                          : Lavf57.25.100

Video
ID                                       : 1
Format                                   : V_MPEGH/ISO/HEVC
Codec ID                                 : V_MPEGH/ISO/HEVC
Duration                                 : 43mn 51s
Width                                    : 1 280 pixels
Height                                   : 720 pixels
Display aspect ratio                     : 16:9
Frame rate                               : 25.000 fps
Writing library                          : Lavc57.24.102 libx265
Language                                 : English
Default                                  : Yes
Forced                                   : No
DURATION                                 : 00:43:51.023000000

Audio
ID                                       : 2
Format                                   : AAC
Format/Info                              : Advanced Audio Codec
Format profile                           : LC
Codec ID                                 : A_AAC
Duration                                 : 43mn 51s
Channel(s)                               : 2 channels
Channel positions                        : Front: L R
Sampling rate                            : 44.1 KHz
Compression mode                         : Lossy
Writing library                          : Lavc57.24.102 libfaac
Language                                 : English
Default                                  : Yes
Forced                                   : No
DURATION                                 : 00:43:50.999000000

 

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Thanks for any advice !


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  #1537774 21-Apr-2016 22:00
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robjg63: I regularly play mkv, Mp4 files via xbmc (osmc) without issues.
Plays pretty much anything - has occasional problems with HEVC files. Up to 720p HEVC files are usually ok. I understand 1080p files are too much for it - though have not tested this.
Mine is a pi 2.

 

 

 

I gave up on trying anything H.265 on my pi





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