Samsung DVD-R155 - Poor DivX Playback

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by martinbickley, Apr 24, 2007.

  1. martinbickley

    martinbickley
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2006
    Messages:
    25
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    3
    Ratings:
    +2
    I've just got a new Samsung DVD-R155 DVD Recorder which is connected via HDMI to my Samsung LCD TV.

    When I try to play discs with DivX files on them, the play back is very stuttery and blocky.

    This happens on both DVD+RW and CD-RW media.

    I have used the same discs on my girlfriends Philips DVD Player and they work great.

    Does anyone know if this is typical of Samsung Recorders, or is there a problem with mine?

    Thanks in advance


    Martin
     
  2. cooperda

    cooperda
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2005
    Messages:
    1,061
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    66
    Location:
    Greater Manchester
    Ratings:
    +146

    Well just looking on the Pricerunner site under features it lists NO against DivX and Xvid

    http://www.pricerunner.co.uk/pi/4-906617/DVD-Players/Samsung-DVD-R155-Product-Info

    Cheers, Dave C.
     
  3. martinbickley

    martinbickley
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2006
    Messages:
    25
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    3
    Ratings:
    +2
    Its does play DivX, its got it on the Samsung website, the manual, and even has the logo on the front of the player.

    It just doesn't play them well!

    Martin
     
  4. rnem170

    rnem170
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2005
    Messages:
    261
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    21
    Ratings:
    +20
    Check if they are packed bitstream. Easiest way is to take a look for a proggy called mpegmodifier. Open your avi in that. If it is packed, detick it and then save. Then try that version.

    Dependant on the chipset, some players handle packed bitstream, some don't. If playback seems jerky, it's likely to be that.

    cheers, Rob
     
  5. martinbickley

    martinbickley
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2006
    Messages:
    25
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    3
    Ratings:
    +2
    Have tried with it packed and unpacked and still get the same blocky juddery picture.

    Maybe its just rubbish at DivX?

    Wonder if the other Samsung ones are the same?
     
  6. martinbickley

    martinbickley
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2006
    Messages:
    25
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    3
    Ratings:
    +2
    As an update i've managed to get a file to play, but had to recode it at 3,500 Kb/s so the files are now over 2gb each.

    This seems mad when a much cheaper player will play the lower quality files without any trouble.

    Could it be a fault with the player?
     
  7. vikes

    vikes
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2007
    Messages:
    14
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    3
    Ratings:
    +1
    I know it's a bit simplistic, but have you tried any other media on the player like -R ?
    I used to have media problems on certain DVD players and not on others.
    Just a thought.
     
  8. martinbickley

    martinbickley
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2006
    Messages:
    25
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    3
    Ratings:
    +2
    I'm now on my second player, having had Amazon send me a replacement.

    The DivX problem is still the same.

    I've tried different files, different media - CD-RW, DVD+R and DVD+RW and still get really blocky images.

    It must be the player not being good at playing DivX files.
     
  9. Neil2007

    Neil2007
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    see page 4 of user manual to see what type of DIVX can be played if will not play the right type then recorder needs to go to service.
     
  10. martinbickley

    martinbickley
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2006
    Messages:
    25
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    3
    Ratings:
    +2
    Per the manual: -

    " This DVD Recorder can play the following video compression formats.
    - MPEG4 Codec format : DivX 3.11 DivX 4.x DivX 5.x DivX-Pro Xvid
    - Motion Compensation : QPEL, GMC
    - Audio format : “MP3”, “MPEG1 Audio Layer2”, “LPCM”, “AC3”, “DTS”, “MS
    ADPCM” "

    The files I am trying to play are Video - DivX v5 and Audio - MPEG Layer 3

    Martin
     
  11. shapy

    shapy
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    well ive got the DVD-r 155 and it wont play DVD+r. it plays DVD+RW tho. and DVD+R d/l(well the xbox 360 dvds work). samsung were no help what-so-ever. said i was burning the dvds wrong. I burnt them exactly the same as the DVD+RW and DVD -r tho. i def. wouldnt reccomend people on getting this player.
     
  12. roons1

    roons1
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2008
    Messages:
    1
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Ratings:
    +0
    Whilst I know you posted this thread over a year ago, I am wondering if you still have the same problems and if not how did you fix it?? I too recently bought the DVD R155 and I have exactly the same problems. The picture on my Divx files are blocky and jittery. Please help as it is annoying the hell out of me!
     
  13. leeapole

    leeapole
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2008
    Messages:
    12
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Ratings:
    +0
    Hi, i have a dvd-r150 which is the same player without the hdmi output, same problems some divx play others do not its like a lottery. there are firmware updates on the samsung site but you take you life into your hands as to which is right for each player??!! firmware numbers dont seem to go in any sort of order and there are no dates as to which is newest!!!

    Anyone else got this problem??

    Leigh.
     

Share This Page

Loading...