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Originally Posted by pittsburghpanthe View Post

Viventis - did you resolve your issue with playing audio files? I am experiencing the same problem (all other media files play fine, also running Windows 7). I am on a wired connection. I definitely do not think it is a network congestion issue. I have no problems playing audio streamed from the same Windows 7 PC on other Windows 7 clients in the house as well (both wired and wirelessly).

Streaming audio from Media Player 11 in XP Pro works fine...

I have not been able to solve this yet! Thanks for the note that the problem is not just wireless. I can steam songs from the shared files on my wireless XP machine. I believe that it therefore is not a router setting but something within Win 7 and the Homegroup setup. It is so weird that you can see and start to play a song before the "Network Congestion" error occurs.
post #3122 of 6914
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Originally Posted by Viventis View Post

I have not been able to solve this yet! Thanks for the note that the problem is not just wireless. I can steam songs from the shared files on my wireless XP machine. I believe that it therefore is not a router setting but something within Win 7 and the Homegroup setup. It is so weird that you can see and start to play a song before the "Network Congestion" error occurs.

I have gotten network congestion errors while playing audio files as well. It always happens at the exact same point on the exact same songs. I am using Orb to stream to my BD390 using a wired connection.
post #3123 of 6914
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Originally Posted by Viventis View Post

I have not been able to solve this yet! Thanks for the note that the problem is not just wireless. I can steam songs from the shared files on my wireless XP machine. I believe that it therefore is not a router setting but something within Win 7 and the Homegroup setup. It is so weird that you can see and start to play a song before the "Network Congestion" error occurs.

Viventis - I installed the Nero MediaHome Essentials (the CD that came with our BD390) in Windows 7, and it is working well now (as opposed to using Windows Media Player). After installation, I performed an update to the latest version (4.5.2.0 I believe). I then gave the Windows user "Everyone" Full Control on the Share and Security tabs of the folders I wanted to share.
post #3124 of 6914
comparison of lg bd390 to sony bdp s1000es
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...8#post17456588
post #3125 of 6914
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Originally Posted by Kage View Post

Did LG fixed the lipsync glitch in the 390?

It's hardly noticeable with Bluray and DVDs, at least on the ones I have tried, but with files I always adjust the sound by -80ms on a computer before attempting to play them. I wish they would fix that but I have no control over their firmware department and their tech support gives useless ideas.
post #3126 of 6914
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Originally Posted by rickeame View Post

I'm setting out to rip a set of christmas movies in prep for the upcoming season and am wondering what the recommended settings are to get the best picture out of my LG390 when streaming from my server?

I'd be using Handbrake, so what is the best output format and bitrate settings to keep the highest quality?

Anyone? So far, I keep failing, even though my mp4 files are within spec. I can't find any documentation on the LG site about what is supported over CIFS, etc. Hoping someone has figured this out.
post #3127 of 6914
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Originally Posted by wongnog View Post

Is this player firmware upgradeable via USB or DVD, or do I have to have the unit connected to the internet for online updates? I'm thinking of getting the BD360 from Costco Canada but it's going to be in an upstairs room far from my router

Yes, easily. Download from the website, Unzip the update file and put on USB thumbdrive, boot the LG , and stick in the thumbdrive, will prompt to update.
Works for down-grading to a previous version as well, nice to have re keeping a "working/known-good" firmware if you upgrade and find problems (like we did with .526 vs .498, replaced w/ working .527)

Note that the website tends to lag behind versions a bit. Direct internet upgrades from the player are the most current.
Interesting- right now the site has all 3 firmware versions: 498, 526(broken) and 527...
post #3128 of 6914
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Originally Posted by rickeame View Post

Anyone? So far, I keep failing, even though my mp4 files are within spec. I can't find any documentation on the LG site about what is supported over CIFS, etc. Hoping someone has figured this out.

Online manual has pretty good details re both streaming & USB/disk supported formats & codecs & resolutions etc.
It won't tell you what render options to use, but... AVCHD codec presets should work pretty well. I don't know what your software has.. often MPEG4 might be regular low-res profiles eg for iPod etc, not HD.

What is actually failing on your playback? errors, or problems/glitches?
what firmware?
post #3129 of 6914
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Originally Posted by Plex View Post

Hopefully quick question, the manual is not so clear as it relates to the on screen controls. I'm using the HDMI to the TV and the analog outs from the 390 to my AVR [no issues there] but I'm confused about which setting to use, it refers to audio digal out but never analog out on the 390. for the output .

Which do I choose to give me the use of analog outs?

[PCM Stereo]
[PCM Multi-Ch] (HDMI only)
[DTS Re-Encode]
[Primary Pass-Thru]

None of those. That part controls what type of digital data goes over those connections.
Analog setup is under "Speaker Setup" (last menu item under Audio), and you choose 2.1, 5.1, 7.1 etc; you can then set up choices for each speaker (size, loudness etc)
post #3130 of 6914
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Originally Posted by cgould View Post

Online manual has pretty good details re both streaming & USB/disk supported formats & codecs & resolutions etc.
It won't tell you what render options to use, but... AVCHD codec presets should work pretty well. I don't know what your software has.. often MPEG4 might be regular low-res profiles eg for iPod etc, not HD.

What is actually failing on your playback? errors, or problems/glitches?
what firmware?

THANK YOU, did not know about the online manual -- only have the PDF. I rip the video, and then it just doesn't show up. It's an MP4, it's there along with the other files, and the LG just doesn't see it, so I know it must be unsupported in some fashion.
post #3131 of 6914
Followup -- the other thing that is making me crazy is that my shared folders from my Win7 PC are not showing up at all to the LG. Even the homegroup ones. It sees the server, it just doesn't show any folders attached. Not sure why it would suddenly give up seeing them, but give up it has.


Followup: I took a BluRay DVD and let HandBrake do it's thing using the "film" setting and set a file size of 4.5 GB. 4 hours later, I got my file in an MKV wrapper, and I have to say holy CRAP it's stunning. But wow, 4 hours using a 2.8Ghz quad core i7 at full throttle. That's a lot of time. And the sound seems to be SLIGHTLY off target from the lips....I still have much to learn.
post #3132 of 6914
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Originally Posted by rickeame View Post

THANK YOU, did not know about the online manual -- only have the PDF. I rip the video, and then it just doesn't show up. It's an MP4, it's there along with the other files, and the LG just doesn't see it, so I know it must be unsupported in some fashion.

The online manual is the PDF. Page48 lists the details on what PC streaming supports, including, notably, file extensions- if your files don't match, they will NOT show up (eg, I don't see .mts, but .m2ts work ok on USB)

File extensions: .jpg, .jpeg, .png, .avi, .divx, .mpg, .mpeg,
.mp3, .wma, .pcm (LPCM)
(for USB on p41 it lists:
Video File extensions: .avi, .divx, .mpg, .mpeg, .mp4, .mkv
this seems more accurate for streaming (eg, .mkv and .mp4 do work for streaming as well as USB); but, not complete-
neither list .m2ts and that works too (.mts doesn't.)

So, perhaps your file is just named wrong? try renaming ...
else, something is goofy w/ sharing.
I don't have Win7, only Win XP MCE w/ "standard" anonymous shares, no special accounts.
post #3133 of 6914
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Originally Posted by PeZzy View Post

It's hardly noticeable with Bluray and DVDs, at least on the ones I have tried, but with files I always adjust the sound by -80ms on a computer before attempting to play them. I wish they would fix that but I have no control over their firmware department and their tech support gives useless ideas.

Indeed. But the problem appears only during HDMI audio playback. No lipsync issue occurs with SPDIF audio.

Best regards, maris
post #3134 of 6914
I have had the BD390 since it came out. I really have had no problems streaming. Once in a while my connection to network will drop. I am using a Belkin N1 vision router. I have verizon DSL since cant get Fios yet. Vudu streams in HD well. I have tried the HDX but it stops and starts. Reading the threads for a while I was wondering if the router has anything to do with it. Do have multiple people on network at once usually. Dont know if this Belkin can prioritize streaming video. Any thoughts on this or even recommendations on routers if decide to get a different one. I know D-link makes gaming ones.
post #3135 of 6914
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Originally Posted by cgould View Post

None of those. That part controls what type of digital data goes over those connections.
Analog setup is under "Speaker Setup" (last menu item under Audio), and you choose 2.1, 5.1, 7.1 etc; you can then set up choices for each speaker (size, loudness etc)

Ok, I realize that now, but how does the 390 know I'm using analog out when I also have the HDMI pluged in too? id there anything I need to select other than the 5.1 [which I'm using]
post #3136 of 6914
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Originally Posted by SRR View Post

BTW, vudu is over rated. Netflix rentals rule the roost for quality and this is a site here that takes quality over dumbed down HD right???

the whole point with VUDU is about convenience. I'm not expecting BD quality but it is the second best quality when compared to BD. Everything else is below VUDU.

But back to convenience. Many times I'm in the mood to watch a movie right away. I don't want to wait for one or two days for a rental to arrive. When I might not be in the mood to watch it. With VUDU I can watch it right away and also in very good quality.

Of course certain titles I will purchase the disc, certain titles I will rent the disc, and certain titles I will use VOD of which VUDU is my primary choice.
I'm not going to watch everything through VUDU but I do watch a fair amount.

I have three discs from Netflix right now that I wanted to watch at some point. they have been sitting around for a month because I haven't been in the mood to watch them. I really need to send them back, but most of the titles on my list of things to watch are perfectly fine to watch from VUDU or other VOD sources. So I haven't been in a big hurry to return them.

Of course in an ideal world there would be a rental model like Netflix, attached to a streaming source like VUDU. But this isn't a ideal world.
post #3137 of 6914
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Originally Posted by drew64 View Post

I have had the BD390 since it came out. I really have had no problems streaming. Once in a while my connection to network will drop. I am using a Belkin N1 vision router. I have verizon DSL since cant get Fios yet. Vudu streams in HD well. I have tried the HDX but it stops and starts. Reading the threads for a while I was wondering if the router has anything to do with it. Do have multiple people on network at once usually. Dont know if this Belkin can prioritize streaming video. Any thoughts on this or even recommendations on routers if decide to get a different one. I know D-link makes gaming ones.

the Dlink DGL4500 router is a great choice. I can be downloading and uplaoding torrents at close my max FIOS speed and I will still be able to view and HDX title without any problems since the DGL4500 will prioritize the video stream.

I just know my DGL 4300 worked great and then I upgraded to the DGL4500 which improved on the 4300.
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What is the magic to getting folders from Windows machines to show up to the 390? My mac shared folders appear just fine, but the windows ones, even the Win7 homegroup ones -- not at all. I'm puzzled.

I also feel like I am beating a dead horse here but man am I confused.

Using HandBrake I took a standard dvd and ripped it with "film" as the setting and it created a pretty big m4v file that the 390 can't see. I don't understand why as it can see other .m4v files in the same folder, so obviously there is some magic threshold of bit rate or whatnot that the manual does not have and therefore I do not have.

Does anyone have a handbrake profile they use to rip things for use with the LG? I hate playing the guessing game, particularly when it takes over an hour to do the ripping.
post #3139 of 6914
BTW, I have been playing BluRay, DVD, and Netflix on a BD370 this for about 3 weeks now, and I think that it is a great player for what I paid ($120). It would be better if it would read video files from a local hard disk or from a network, but overall it is a fantastic player. I have spent as much on DVD players over the last 10 years and not gotten half the value. I just think that during discussion of the BD370/BD390, we lose sight of how really good they are compared to technology of just a few years ago.
post #3140 of 6914
I use the Apple Universal preset on a Mac and then change the extension from m4v to mp4
post #3141 of 6914
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Originally Posted by rickeame View Post

What is the magic to getting folders from Windows machines to show up to the 390? My mac shared folders appear just fine, but the windows ones, even the Win7 homegroup ones -- not at all. I'm puzzled.

I also feel like I am beating a dead horse here but man am I confused.

Using HandBrake I took a standard dvd and ripped it with "film" as the setting and it created a pretty big m4v file that the 390 can't see. I don't understand why as it can see other .m4v files in the same folder, so obviously there is some magic threshold of bit rate or whatnot that the manual does not have and therefore I do not have.

Does anyone have a handbrake profile they use to rip things for use with the LG? I hate playing the guessing game, particularly when it takes over an hour to do the ripping.

Just right click on the folder and pick how you want it shared. I have six PCs now running Win7 and the folders I pick to share show up in my 390.
post #3142 of 6914
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Originally Posted by aaronwt View Post

Just right click on the folder and pick how you want it shared. I have six PCs now running Win7 and the folders I pick to share show up in my 390.

Yeah, I do the thing -- nada. I am presuming some conflict between MCE and shared folders, but in any case, they do not appear. I see the server name, just no folders under it.
post #3143 of 6914
I'm thinking about combining LG BD370 with a network HD. Can the 370 play media files from the HD as 390 can?

I use HDMI to connect the player to av-receiver, so I don't need the analod 7.1 output of the 390. That leaves me no reason to buy the 390 (wlan capabilities are not significant because of the network HD)?
post #3144 of 6914
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Originally Posted by rickeame View Post

Yeah, I do the thing -- nada. I am presuming some conflict between MCE and shared folders, but in any case, they do not appear. I see the server name, just no folders under it.

Yes, I'm having the same problem since I switched to Windows 7. And my free version of TVersity stop working also. Says it can't find the server.
post #3145 of 6914
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Originally Posted by aaronwt View Post

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I have three discs from Netflix right now that I wanted to watch at some point. they have been sitting around for a month because I haven't been in the mood to watch them. I really need to send them back, but most of the titles on my list of things to watch are perfectly fine to watch from VUDU or other VOD sources. So I haven't been in a big hurry to return them.

...

I think video rental places like Netflix love people like you that continue to pay for their service but just keep the movies around and not sending them back.
post #3146 of 6914
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Originally Posted by Lare_ View Post

I'm thinking about combining LG BD370 with a network HD. Can the 370 play media files from the HD as 390 can?

I use HDMI to connect the player to av-receiver, so I don't need the analod 7.1 output of the 390. That leaves me no reason to buy the 390 (wlan capabilities are not significant because of the network HD)?

The BD370 can play music and photos from a HD, but not video.
post #3147 of 6914
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Originally Posted by lujan View Post

I think video rental places like Netflix love people like you that continue to pay for their service but just keep the movies around and not sending them back.

there was a time, back in 2000 when I was renting around fifty titles each month from Netflix. I was out sick on disabilty so I was watching DVDs every day and on the internet.
post #3148 of 6914
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Originally Posted by xgin View Post

Yes, I'm having the same problem since I switched to Windows 7. And my free version of TVersity stop working also. Says it can't find the server.

I'd start with disabling the Windows Firewall. Then make sure you rescan the network when you go into My Media on the 390.

Also, if you could post a screenshot of the Sharing tab in the folder's properties and the Advanced Sharing Settings (Control Panel -> Network and Sharing Center -> Advanced Sharing Settings), that would be helpful.
post #3149 of 6914
Does anyone know or can anyone check if the 390 will output via HDMI and composite (Red/White) at the same time?

I would like to hook it up to two sources (obviously 1 is SD), so that's pretty important.
post #3150 of 6914
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Originally Posted by Stew4msu View Post

Does anyone know or can anyone check if the 390 will output via HDMI and composite (Red/White) at the same time?

Yes, that's the way I use it.
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I would like to hook it up to two sources (obviously 1 is SD),

I don't understand what this means: you can't connect sources to 390 using AV connectors, 390 isn't VCR nor DVD recorder. And through network you can connect hundreds of sources.
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