I am looking for a media player, that will play the latest Apple trailers. The problem with those trailers is a feature called "Compressed Header" (according to the MediaInfo tool).
I have allready tried to play them with:
- Asus Oplay R1
- Popcorn Hour a-200
- Netgear NeoTV 550
- Oppo 93
All players have the latest firmware installed. From another forum I know that even the current Popcorn Hour model a-400 is unable to play them. The strange thing is that sattelite receivers like Avanit SHD5 seem to play the files just fine.
Does anyone know a media player that will do it?
HTPC running XBMC is likely your best option as they play on PC version of XBMC, alternatively wait for Pivos to release their new XBMC box (not the current XIOS) which they say is coming soon on their forums. The current box doesn't handle them all too well, they play but stutter so it could just be the software needs fine tuning.
What they fail on you can add to the list include Sony GoogleTV, Panasonic smart platform 2013, Boxee Box, PS3.
Thaks for your quick answer. I guess I'll have to go back to programming to finish my downloader and include a 'decompress header on the fly' option...
I just hoped to be able to play the trailers without manipulating the files or spending so much time with the QuickTime File Format definition.
Things can only get better
You can grab the trailers from Apple's site unofficially or go to hd-trailers which sometimes offers direct links.