Video file's refusing to play

bubs999

Well-known Member
A couple of video files recently have refused to play on my PS3. I've used the same process as always (mkv2vob) and then either play through PS3MS or now placing them on my NAS and then playing via the PS3 that way.

Now for some reason on a few files, I just get a black screen and no audio. When I view the information on the PS3, it's as if the file is empty (Yet its still full size in GB)
The same file won't play through PS3MS either. The file will play on my laptop, but for some reason there is no sound. The original MKV file will play fine with video and audio on the laptop and will stream via PS3MS (with stuttering due to wireless network)

Any ideas?
My setup is
PS3
Windows 7 64bit on the laptop with mkv2vob v2.4.9
Yamaha HTR-3063 amp which plays DTS

On the mkv2vob configuration screen I have nothing ticked
Below is the mediainfo output of one of the files, but it means nothing to me :D

General
ID : 1 (0x1)
Format : MPEG-TS
File size : 3.36 GiB
Duration : 1h 46mn
Overall bit rate mode : Variable
Overall bit rate : 4 532 Kbps
Maximum Overall bit rate : 35.5 Mbps

Video
ID : 4113 (0x1011)
Menu ID : 1 (0x1)
Format : AVC
Format/Info : Advanced Video Codec
Format profile : [email protected]
Format settings, CABAC : Yes
Format settings, ReFrames : 5 frames
Codec ID : 27
Duration : 1h 46mn
Bit rate mode : Variable
Bit rate : 2 756 Kbps
Nominal bit rate : 4 381 Kbps
Maximum bit rate : 40.0 Mbps
Width : 1 280 pixels
Height : 536 pixels
Display aspect ratio : 2.40:1
Frame rate : 23.976 fps
Color space : YUV
Chroma subsampling : 4:2:0
Bit depth : 8 bits
Scan type : Progressive
Bits/(Pixel*Frame) : 0.168
Stream size : 2.05 GiB (61%)
Writing library : x264 core 116 r2074 2641b9e
Encoding settings : cabac=1 / ref=5 / deblock=1:0:0 / analyse=0x3:0x113 / me=umh / 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=0 / chroma_qp_offset=-2 / threads=12 / sliced_threads=0 / nr=0 / decimate=1 / interlaced=0 / bluray_compat=0 / constrained_intra=0 / bframes=3 / b_pyramid=2 / b_adapt=1 / b_bias=0 / direct=1 / weightb=1 / open_gop=0 / weightp=2 / keyint=250 / keyint_min=23 / scenecut=40 / intra_refresh=0 / rc_lookahead=40 / rc=2pass / mbtree=1 / bitrate=4381 / ratetol=1.0 / qcomp=0.60 / qpmin=0 / qpmax=69 / qpstep=4 / cplxblur=20.0 / qblur=0.5 / ip_ratio=1.40 / aq=1:1.0

Audio
ID : 4352 (0x1100)
Menu ID : 1 (0x1)
Format : PCM
Format settings, Endianness : Big
Format settings, Sign : Signed
Muxing mode : Blu-ray
Codec ID : 128
Duration : 1h 46mn
Bit rate mode : Constant
Bit rate : 1 536 Kbps
Channel(s) : 2 channels
Channel positions : Front: L R
Sampling rate : 48.0 KHz
Bit depth : 16 bits
Stream size : 1.14 GiB (34%)
 

bubs999

Well-known Member
Just run the file through mkv2vob again and selected the "Always transcode DTS" and the file now plays.
Any reason why it doesn't work at all without that option ticked?

My AMP is connected to my PS3 with an HDMI cable (does it have to be optical?)
 

themediaman

Active Member
Dont think it needs to be optical, it might be the LPCM or Bitsream settings............

Mediainfo says its PCM audio, 2 channels, not DTS, this might of been an issue, maybe changing the audio by selecting transcode done what needed to be done...........

there is a PCM option with mkv2vob, try that instead........
 

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