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pbarach's Avatar pbarach 04:57 AM 08-04-2014
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Agree 1000%; don't be afraid to turn off your firewall for an hour while you diagnose and trouble shoot this issue. What OS are you using on your PC? Have you turned on the appropriate permissions, in Windows itself?
I'm using Windows 7 64-bit, and the firewall I'm using is Norton Internet Security, with permissions set to allow the oShare program full access. I will try turning off the firewall for an hour to see what happens.

Daffietje's Avatar Daffietje 06:13 AM 08-04-2014
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For those of us who think Hi-Rez downloads are truly High Resolution(24b/96 kHz and 24b/192kHz) are in for a shock! The spectrograph of a music sample below shows a very sharp brick wall filter at 16kHz, then another at 22kHz implying that the original soundtrack was recorded as a low resolution MP3 then up-sampled to the CD sampling rate of 44.1kHz (hence the 22KHz filter).

The download website (HDTracks) says its not their fault and that they simply distribute whatever music they get from the recording studios. Fair enough I say, but this has put a clout on all music downloads labeled as high resolution. Buyers beware...



ultra high end review dot com / another-rip-off-from-hdtracks/
You know what is even more shocking? They are double screwed !
http://xiph.org/~xiphmont/demo/neil-young.html

You will not hear the difference anyway when comparing the exact same master with full CD quality.
johnallan44 10:24 AM 08-04-2014
Dear Bill (wmcclain),

Thank you very much for the advice I changed to mkv file using the program you suggested and it all seems to be working fine.

Do you have any idea why? Does Oppo not like M4V files.

Thanks

John
SeeMoreDigital's Avatar SeeMoreDigital 10:52 AM 08-04-2014
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Do you have any idea why? Does Oppo not like M4V files.
If the .m4v files have been downloaded from Apples web site, it could depend on which video, audio formats along with other data has been placed within Apples proprietary .m4v container format. Indeed, they may be DRM protected!

Edit: If the .m4v files have been generated using HandBrake... Don't save to .m4v container. It's rubbish. Use the .mkv container instead. And never, ever generate video using 'variable' frame rates. Always encode video using a 'constant' frame rate!

Cheers
wmcclain's Avatar wmcclain 11:39 AM 08-04-2014
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Does Oppo not like M4V files.
They are supported (and aren't they the same as .MP4 files?) but I have seen reports that the container is more troublesome in the codec specs that it supports. It could be OPPO's fault. You might contact Support, write up your experience and offer them a sample file.

But...I have no reason to use anything other than MKV, a well-supported and unencumbered standard. MP4 may be more popular on phones and such, though.

-Bill
bgoering's Avatar bgoering 02:20 PM 08-04-2014
Only reason I can think of is that Apple devices (iPad, iPhone, etc.) I believe you can stream M4V directly to without transcoding - so if OPPO can support that format natively you would only need one copy of the file for both devices. I am pretty certain the aforementioned Apple devices won't accept MKV format without some kind of transcoding going on.
Daffietje's Avatar Daffietje 03:13 AM 08-05-2014
I had something strange yesterday.
I put in a Bluray Disc into my Oppo and when it began reading it made quite alot of noise while reading the disc (constantly).
I stopped playback, ejected the tray, took out the disc and put it back in. Now it was near silent again (like it always is).

Any idea what was going on here?
I had deja-vu from my Marantz UD7006 who made these kind of noises very often
Bob Pariseau's Avatar Bob Pariseau 08:18 AM 08-05-2014
^ Most likely it didn't seat properly on the drive spindle so it was unbalanced. This can happen if the disc has a center hole which is a bit smaller than standard. If it's a one time thing, don't worry about it.
--Bob
scott_bernstein's Avatar scott_bernstein 09:54 AM 08-07-2014
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It's off topic to this thread, but yes you are correct.
There are other forums out there where these things are discussed in more detail
and even rate thousands of recordings based on their quality so you hopefully don't make the mistake of paying
hi-res prices for up-sampled crap.
Can you point us to those forums? I am interested (and have even purchased some HDTracks downloads...)
Smarty-pants's Avatar Smarty-pants 10:30 AM 08-07-2014
NorthSky's Avatar NorthSky 08:11 PM 08-07-2014
Dave, you are a great asset to AVSForum.
Ejs71's Avatar Ejs71 09:18 PM 08-07-2014
Does anyone use any specific RCA's for the Audio Out to the reciever? Wanted to get some but was stuck on what to get.
johnallan44 01:27 PM 08-08-2014
Dear All,

Looking for advice on MKVMERGE. I'm using the GUI of this program to convert m4v files to mkv, however the process is a bit slow, I'm having to manually select each file to convert. Would anyone happen to know a batch command that i could use to convert multiple m4v files in one go (all m4v file in same directory). I have experience use dos batch files but i'm a bit lost with with MKVMERGE. Should also say all i want to do is convert the file, i don't need it modified in any other way.

Thanks

John
wmcclain's Avatar wmcclain 01:31 PM 08-08-2014
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Dear All,

Looking for advice on MKVMERGE. I'm using the GUI of this program to convert m4v files to mkv, however the process is a bit slow, I'm having to manually select each file to convert. Would anyone happen to know a batch command that i could use to convert multiple m4v files in one go (all m4v file in same directory). I have experience use dos batch files but i'm a bit lost with with MKVMERGE. Should also say all i want to do is convert the file, i don't need it modified in any other way.

Thanks

John
Not really an OPPO topic, but...

Command line mkvmerge is just:

Code:
mkvmerge -o new.mkv old.m4v
That should copy everything in the original, but run some tests to be sure. A little scripting and you can run large batches.

-Bill
kellybob's Avatar kellybob 03:43 PM 08-08-2014
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Does anyone use any specific RCA's for the Audio Out to the reciever? Wanted to get some but was stuck on what to get.
I have made interconnects and compared interconnects, same with power cables. Not that I have done extensive testing, but thorough testing. I have found solid core to consistently sound better and minimal insulation to sound better and no shielding to sound better.

Certainly for what I consider great entry level cables, I suggest Audio Quest Evergreen or Tower. Have not tried Tower as Evergreen was the least expensive when I did my testing. They do still have the shielding, and more insulation than I would like, but I have tested them against my Morrow Audio MA-2's which I really like and while the MA-2's are in a different league, the AQ showed just how good they are for the money. I have tested a lot of budget stuff and these are really good for the money.

I have compared the Evergreen to the Blue Jeans Cables which tend to be recommended. I compared againt the BJC 1505F cables and 1694A and also compared the 1694A as a digital cable to others. The 1694A sounded better thant the 1505F as an analog cable, but the 1694A is quite stiff. I found both of these cables to sound rather bad as analog or digital cables. Although they are certainly well constructed. I do also use BJC for RF stuff and eventually plan to try their Ethernet cables.

The entry level (well, the current entry level digital cable is different, certainly name and color, than what I have) AQ digital cable totally blows the 1694A away. Now the BJC HDMI cables are another story. I did compare the series FE againt AQ Pearl and was concentrating on sound more than picture. I do not remember the picture being different, but the sound was slightly to significantlly better for the BJC. The system I was comparing on was not very revealing.

Morrow Audio does make cheaper cables than the MA-2, which I did try. I did not have the break-in done on them and out of the box, they did not sound better than what I was comparing to. I just did not think they would change enough to wait even though Morrow goes to great lengths to explain that they have to be broken in. Mike suggested I try the MA-2 with the break-in service which I really liked and these are my reference cables now. They connectors on mine are different than what is offered now. I recommend them, also. Great service.

I think it would help with your search if you stated what your budget is.
gsr's Avatar gsr 04:17 PM 08-08-2014
Before they get started again... PLEASE take any cable debates to the appropriate audio theory / cable forum - they don't belong in this thread.
kellybob's Avatar kellybob 05:19 PM 08-08-2014
Okay.

Rather than just give the answer entry level AudioQuest, I try to explain why I am giving this answer. No intention to start a debate. Also being aware when I posted that this was a question about cables in the 103 thread.
Ejs71's Avatar Ejs71 06:00 AM 08-09-2014
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Okay.

Rather than just give the answer entry level AudioQuest, I try to explain why I am giving this answer. No intention to start a debate. Also being aware when I posted that this was a question about cables in the 103 thread.
kellybob,

Thanks for the great reply. It's much appreciated.

The reason I posted in this forum, is that 99% of the people out there use HDMI for their Bluray Player. I figured the Oppo thread, most, or at least half, use RCA's for their audio cables.

Not trying to start a debate. I wanted OPPO USERS opinions.
htwaits's Avatar htwaits 03:06 PM 08-09-2014
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Not trying to start a debate. I wanted OPPO USERS opinions.
If you're not in the esoteric power cord, speaker wire, and interconnect group then shopping at AVS sponsors Monoprice and BlueJeans makes a lot of sense.
Mongo171's Avatar Mongo171 03:58 PM 08-09-2014
^^^

+1
Gecko85's Avatar Gecko85 04:14 PM 08-09-2014
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if you're not in the esoteric power cord, speaker wire, and interconnect group then shopping at avs sponsors monoprice and bluejeans makes a lot of sense.
+100
kellybob's Avatar kellybob 05:14 PM 08-09-2014
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kellybob,

Thanks for the great reply. It's much appreciated.

The reason I posted in this forum, is that 99% of the people out there use HDMI for their Bluray Player. I figured the Oppo thread, most, or at least half, use RCA's for their audio cables.

Not trying to start a debate. I wanted OPPO USERS opinions.
I figured there was a specific reason you posted the cable question here. I pointed out that this was a cable question, but left the other out. I saw no need for the pre-emptive post. I was thinking the post was more directed at me personally due to other posts, but also left this out.

My point now is that I was not pointing at you for posting perhaps an inappropriate for the thread post. That is all.
gsr's Avatar gsr 05:27 PM 08-09-2014
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I figured there was a specific reason you posted the cable question here. I pointed out that this was a cable question, but left the other out. I saw no need for the pre-emptive post. I was thinking the post was more directed at me personally due to other posts, but also left this out.

My point now is that I was not pointing at you for posting perhaps an inappropriate for the thread post. That is all.
My pre-emptive post was an attempt to ward off the start of the usual debate that typically starts after a post that talks about differences in cables. There was nothing wrong with your post as you were simply answering a question with your opinion. But we don't need several hundred replies debating whether your opinion is right or not - those posts belong elsewhere.
Naiera's Avatar Naiera 09:03 AM 08-10-2014
I have some rather too fancy .ass subtitles that my player doesn't show perfectly. Usually, it'll be fine, but if there's some text on the screen that needs to be translated, the player will show only that and not show the dialogue subtitles at all. I find myself missing rather large bits of dialogue like this.

Does anyone know of a solution? Getting better/simpler subs don't seem to be possibe, I'm afraid.
SeeMoreDigital's Avatar SeeMoreDigital 09:10 AM 08-10-2014
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I have some rather too fancy .ass subtitles that my player doesn't show perfectly.
Are they ANSI or UTF-8 formatted?
Naiera's Avatar Naiera 09:29 AM 08-10-2014
I put one of the files in SubtitleEdit and they seem to be UTF-8.
SeeMoreDigital's Avatar SeeMoreDigital 09:33 AM 08-10-2014
What exactly is wrong with your external .ass subtitles?

Have you tried re-muxing them into the .mkv container along with your video and audio file?
Naiera's Avatar Naiera 09:37 AM 08-10-2014
I don't know if there's anything wrong with them that isn't wrong with a lot of other fan-made subtitles. The problems come when my Oppo chooses to show only the translation of some screen text while leaving out all the dialogue subtitles.

I've tried to mux the subs into the mkv with one episode. I won't be turning on my projector again for the next two or three hours though.
Naiera's Avatar Naiera 12:45 PM 08-10-2014
MKVmerging it did not help. Brought a couple of other issues with it, actually.
wmcclain's Avatar wmcclain 01:30 PM 08-10-2014
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I have some rather too fancy .ass subtitles that my player doesn't show perfectly. Usually, it'll be fine, but if there's some text on the screen that needs to be translated, the player will show only that and not show the dialogue subtitles at all. I find myself missing rather large bits of dialogue like this.

Does anyone know of a solution? Getting better/simpler subs don't seem to be possibe, I'm afraid.
Could you attach one of the subtitle files, or a edited subset of one that demonstrates the problem? I'll test it with some other video.

-Bill
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