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can't play videos from USB stick

Discussion in 'FOXSAT-HDR Freesat Recorder' started by terryb, Nov 20, 2012.

  1. terryb

    terryb New Member

    Hi all newbie speaking, I have just bought a humax-freesat HD PVR, and I've put a picture, some music and a video on an usb stick, I can view the picture, I can listen to the music but although the box sees the video and correctly identifies it (it's in .ts format from AV2HDR) when I click ok or play the box just reverts back to TV, can anybody help?:(
     
  2. raydon

    raydon Well-Known Member

    Which version of AV2HDR are you using ? v1.7 had a bug which caused it to build corrupt HMT file and was superceded 4 weeks after release by v1.8. If that's not the cause then does your source video format meet the specs as laid out in AV2HDR's help file ?
     
  3. terryb

    terryb New Member

    Version 1.6 and I think the answer to the second part of your question is yes? the video is MPEG-PS format version 2
     
  4. raydon

    raydon Well-Known Member

    Yes, but what about other things like frame size, frame rate, Audio format etc. ? And what are the file sizes of the hmt and nts files created by AV2HDR ?


    SD Video 576
    Width 720 pixels
    Height 576 pixels

    SD Video 720
    Width 1280 pixels
    Height 720 pixels

    HD Video 1080
    Width 1920 pixels
    Height 1080 pixels

    Other sizes have been encoded and successfully played back on the HDR,
    (The horizontal, or vertical resolution is then stretched by the HDR to fill the screen area).
    However, this is very much a case of trial and error. The above sizes are the only ones guaranteed to work.

    Video format MPEG-2 or H264
    H264 codec profile max High@L4
    Aspect ratio 16/9.
    Scan type progressive or interlaced
    Frame rate 23.976, 25, or 29.97 frames per second.

    Audio SD or HD
    MPEG1 layer 2 or Dolby AC3.
     
  5. terryb

    terryb New Member

    I think the answer to that might be no in that case since width is 720 and height is 576 and frame rate is 25.000fps, the aspect ratio is 4/3 scan type is progressive, does that help?
     
  6. terryb

    terryb New Member

    Another interesting thing has now occurred, the box now rejects the usb stick as being not the correct format whereas before there was no problem!
     
  7. terryb

    terryb New Member

    AAAAAARRRGH, I've just realised that I've posted this on the wrong forum since my box is a humax-freesat HDR, apologies for the confusion!
     
  8. Brian

    Brian Administrator Staff Member

    No worries, I have moved it to the Foxsat HDR forum.:)
     
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  9. raydon

    raydon Well-Known Member

    Yes, that looks O.K.
    And the file sizes ?
     
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  10. terryb

    terryb New Member

    hmt 5KB and nts 4316KB respectively
     
  11. raydon

    raydon Well-Known Member

    That looks OK too. Do you have a different USB stick to try ?
     
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  12. terryb

    terryb New Member

    I have the answer, firstly I switched off the box and unplugged it for about 10 mins (until I could prize the remote from er' indoors) then when I switched on again it recognised the usb stick, secondly you hit the answer to th reason for non play, the video I was trying didn't have both hmt and nts files, only hmt, when I downloaded another video with both it worked!

    Many thanks for all your help Raydon