Originally Posted by Clint S.
I don't know if it was you, but someone mentioned the .m2ts format on another thread. They won't play in mine, and the person even said to give it a .avi extension and they will play, but they still won't play on mine. My TV just ignores the file. It's listed in the HMG, but it's grayed out. I have the new FW update on mine.
How did you use a Tvix media player to play it back on your TV? I'm not familiar with that, is that some external type of device, or internal to the TV?
If they (m2ts files - aka Blu-ray disc content) will not play on your 9G HMG (because it is grayed-out) then something is very likely wrong with your set-up, not your TV though. I say this because m2ts file playback works on my 6020 via HMG. However, in my tests, many m2ts-files would not playback properly via HMG because the firmware/hardware is weak. All m2ts files I tried were selectable (never grayed-out) and would play, but most would begin to stutter (video and audio stutter). During my tests, I successfully played-back 2 full-feature blu-ray movies (via m2ts-files) without any problems. Why did these 2 movies work while many others would not? After a bit of research, I found out that the 2 m2ts-movies that would play are those that have the lowest bit-rates of all the other movies that I tried. If you want a more detailed explanation of this, click-here
to see my post (from this thread) that talks about HMG and m2ts file play-back success and failures.
Answering your questions about the Tvix 6500 Media Player, -it is an external box. Think of it just like your DVD or Blu-ray disc player except, you do not insert a Disc into it, and instead, you feed it the Disc info (movies, music, pictures) via digital files only. AVS Forum hosts an area for these types of devices, click-here
People who rename a M2TS-file to AVI have different reasons for doing so. Most often, the re-name is done to get a file to play on a computer that is unable to play-back a M2TS because the computer might lack horsepower or lack CODEC support for M2TS. (?).
Regarding the Pioneer HD demo video Sync of Beauty (mentioned here
yesterday), I put the file on a USB Flash Drive (aka Thumb Drive) and plugged it into the 6020 USB port. The Sync of Beauty.m2ts played-back perfectly
. The same file renamed to Sync of Beauty.avi was grayed-out, and was therefore unable to play. If you own a 9G and a USB flash drive able to hold this 369MB file, I highly recommend you get this or a similar HD demo video. It is fun to watch and it could also serve as a useful test tool. Try it, you'll like it.
FWIW - I have not yet upgraded my 6020 to the new firmware. I will do the upgrade soon, and will post-back if I see any HMG performance changes.