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post #2311 of 2547
Something else you could try is XenonMKV This will convert an MKV file in just a few minutes into an MP4 without any loss to the video, only the audio is downsampled. This program was designed with the Xbox 360 in mind, but the MP4s it creates play perfectly on the XV-BP1 and it only takes a few minutes to do the conversion.
post #2312 of 2547
I tried XenonMKV but the MP4 file still pixelates because the original MKV file has too many reference frames. I need to use handbrake to change the number of reference frames so it will play on the BP1.

I finally got handbrake to work. I guess the first time I tried to use it, I needed to restart my computer after downloading the file and installing it. I re-encoded a 50meg file with handbrake and now it doesn't pixelate, but the audio seems to be off by a half second or so. I also noticed that the handbrake program downsized the file to about 20meg without compromising picture quality. Is there a way to synchronize the audio?
post #2313 of 2547
I did a little experiment today trying to enable DivX playback. I know you can just change the file header with AVI FourCC Changer. However, I figured since all the European XV-BP1s have DivX enabled, I would try to use a UK firmware to update my player. I used the the latest firmware 7.169 from JVCs UK site. The update went fine, however nothing changed. Does anyone know if the European XV-BP1s have some extra hardware to enable DivX?

The UK manual also states that you can change the PAL/NTSC/AUTO setting by ejecting the disc tray and holding pause for more than 5 seconds. This also didn't work on my US player.

I also downloaded the Japanese firmware, in order to make the US player recognize the file, you have to change the name of the file from JVC_BD_310JM.ROM to JVC_BD_310M.ROM. I did not try this firmware due to the fact that JVCs website gives plenty of warnings about using the Japanese firmware on non-Japanese hardware.
post #2314 of 2547
Did anybody notice that with this latest firmware the layer changes are back to being quicker? The previous firmware seemed to increase the layer change time. Now it is back close to where it was when I first bought the player.

Or am I the only one again?

Regards,

RTROSE
post #2315 of 2547
I've read in a consumer review that the XV-BP1 doesn't show the track number (only the elapsed time) when You play an Audio CD. Is this correct?

Regards,
Chris
post #2316 of 2547
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Originally Posted by thx1138 View Post

I did a little experiment today trying to enable DivX playback.

Thanks for trying. I'd really like true divx playback also. I'm literally re-encoding some video from my camera with the divx codec as I type this.

Since you've got the UK firmware now I'm curious what would happen if you changed your region code to UK using the hack given a page or two back.

If anyone figures anything out on this topic please post.

Thanks.
post #2317 of 2547
Anyone interested in a JVC XV-BP1 in mint condition. PM me if you are interested.
post #2318 of 2547
Does anyone know how XV-BP1 orders the files on a usb key? I have a list of mkv files that is both alphabetically and chronologically in the same order, ie, file1 has the earliest timestamp, file2 has a later timestamp than file1 but earlier timestamp than file3, and so on. However, when I look at the file listing using XV-BP1, the order appears to be all jumbled up like file6, file2, file3, file1, etc. This is driving me nuts as I always need to click the stop button before the player decides to play the next "random" episode.
post #2319 of 2547
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Originally Posted by pcontinuum View Post

Does anyone know how XV-BP1 orders the files on a usb key? I have a list of mkv files that is both alphabetically and chronologically in the same order, ie, file1 has the earliest timestamp, file2 has a later timestamp than file1 but earlier timestamp than file3, and so on. However, when I look at the file listing using XV-BP1, the order appears to be all jumbled up like file6, file2, file3, file1, etc. This is driving me nuts as I always need to click the stop button before the player decides to play the next "random" episode.

The JVC lists files by the order in which they were put on the USB drive. Try copying the files one at a time starting with the first file. This should clear up your problem.
post #2320 of 2547
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Originally Posted by thx1138 View Post

The JVC lists files by the order in which they were put on the USB drive. Try copying the files one at a time starting with the first file. This should clear up your problem.

I was afraid of that. That seems to be a PITA.
post #2321 of 2547
Hi,
I have one of these machines, and LOVE it-- was hoping to get another. Tried buy.com a few months ago and got a DOA unit which I had to send back-- have been waiting for another ever since.

Anybody know of a (reliable) place to get one at a (reasonable) price?

Thx!
post #2322 of 2547
Quote:
Originally Posted by pcontinuum View Post

I was afraid of that. That seems to be a PITA.

There are utilities that will sort the files on a FAT device properly. I have a couple listed in the OPPO FAQ: Why are media file names not sorted alphabetically?

-Bill
post #2323 of 2547
Quote:
Originally Posted by gloomboy View Post

Hi,
I have one of these machines, and LOVE it-- was hoping to get another. Tried buy.com a few months ago and got a DOA unit which I had to send back-- have been waiting for another ever since.

Anybody know of a (reliable) place to get one at a (reasonable) price?

Thx!

See post #2317.
post #2324 of 2547
Here's my initial review of the April 5 firmware: It's marvelous!

I just converted a bunch of my previously non-playing .mp4 movie rips to MKV with Bunkus' excellent open-source MKVToolNix 3.3.0 utility:

http://www.bunkus.org/videotools/mkvtoolnix/index.html

100% of my MKV content plays without pixellation! Picture quality is mostly very good, though I have some late 1940's B&W 480i TV show rips (Daniel Boone 1st Season DVDs) that exhibit bad artifacting during horizontal pans. What I am seeing is not the typical interlace / comb artifacts. The video actually appears to be shredded in places until the pan slows down. It's hard to describe the actual appearance, but imagine how a torn newspaper looks. The same video segments exhibit minimal artifacting when played on our Mac Mini HTPC in VLC, connected to the same 1080p Pioneer Kuro display. Something about the XV-bp1 makes MKV content much more susceptible to deinterlace / upscaling problems than our HTPC. Interlaced MPEG2 content is affected too but it's more subtle than the 480i B&W MKV motion artifacts. Color movie MKV rips don't seem nearly as noticeable. Perhaps the solution is to deinterlace the video in HandBrake, but I get headaches watching more than few minutes of 480p30 playback.

I am delighted to report the new firmware automatically fits-to-screen all my videos -- including MPEG2_ts (ATSC TV), VIDEO_TS (DVD), and MKVs. 16:9 content fills the display, 2.35:1 letterboxes, and 4:3 pillar-boxes exactly as it should. I no longer have to press the zoom button repeatedly when a movie advances to the next VOB. Hurray!

One minor shortcoming of the new firmware seems to be MKV chapters are ignored. I ripped two movies to MKV today using HandBrake with chapter markers enabled. Chapters work fine with these MKV files on my computer. But I haven't found any way to jump to MKV chapter marks on my XV-bp1. Does anybody have success with MKV chapters on their bp1?
post #2325 of 2547
Thanks for the info MacHound. I've been impressed with my BP1.

About those ATSC MPEG2 TS files - what did you name the file in order for the JVC to play it? I haven't been having any luck with my files. They're raw TS files, edited to remove commercials, but with no re-encoding or container-fiddling. The files play fine on WMP11/Windows 7 and are just under 4gb in size (fat32 safe).
post #2326 of 2547
Watched Avatar today best PQ I've seen on blu simply amazing no playback issues for the BP1. But it took the longest of any blu-ray to load, I timed it for the grins from tray fully closed to movie menu took a whopping one minute and fifty seconds.
post #2327 of 2547
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dave84 View Post

Watched Avatar today best PQ I've seen on blu simply amazing no playback issues for the BP1. But it took the longest of any blu-ray to load, I timed it for the grins from tray fully closed to movie menu took a whopping one minute and fifty seconds.

I watched the first few minutes just to see if I was going to have playback issues and I agree that this film is simply gorgeous. It did take a lot of time to load so much so that at first I thought I was going to have playback issues. This movie is what blu-ray is all about.

Regards,

RTROSE
post #2328 of 2547
So nobody is interested in my JVC XV-BP1?
post #2329 of 2547
Quote:
Originally Posted by ralph_sinclair View Post

Thanks for the info MacHound. I've been impressed with my BP1.

About those ATSC MPEG2 TS files - what did you name the file in order for the JVC to play it? I haven't been having any luck with my files. They're raw TS files, edited to remove commercials, but with no re-encoding or container-fiddling. The files play fine on WMP11/Windows 7 and are just under 4gb in size (fat32 safe).

I export ATSC transport streams to .mpg files in EyeTV 3.3.3 using its MPEG Program Stream option. (I previously trim ads and crop trailers in EyeTV's editor so just the show content is exported.) Once .mpgs are on my hard drive or flash drive they can be transcoded to any other video format using HandBrake, VisualHub, etc... or the unmodified .mpgs themselves play just fine from the flash drive --> bp1. The beauty of this solution is the bp1's color and upscaling is better than my HTPC's. I can export an hour 480i TV show (~1.5 GB) to my flash drive in under a minute while warming up coffee, then watch the show with no HTPC stutters or other artifacts.

With minimal effort, 1080i files can be divided into <4 GB chunks in EyeTV's editor before .mpg exporting. It's easier to navigate 30 minute files on the bp1, anyway, if I stop watching a show partway through. That way I don't have to fast-forward a long time when I come back to finish the show.

Incidentally, fast-forwarding high definition MPEG2 content on the bp1 is really slow compared to 480i content. It's definitely slower than fast-forwarding DVDs or Blu-rays. I think the bp1 advances the data stream at a specific bitrate rather than at a particular frame rate. Rewinding seems just the opposite -- it zooms backward really fast on 1080i, and slower (normal speed) for 480i MPEG2 / DVD / Blu-ray. I'm not sure why... just a firmware design, I suppose.
post #2330 of 2547
I'll reiterate yesterday's question to anybody who is watching MKVs: Is there any way to skip forward/backward to chapter markers? If not, I'll probably file a Tech Support ticket.

Second question: I wonder why the bp1 can't remember the last .mkv / .mpg play location between power-ups like it does with DVDs and Blu-ray discs? Is this a property of the firmware, or of the disc loader mechanism?
post #2331 of 2547
bori - check pm
post #2332 of 2547
I had one MP4 file that would pixelate even after the latest update from JVC. Using Handbrake to reencode the file got rid of the pixelation, but somehow slowed down the audio to a crawl. This is the way I fixed it:

First I used MKVmerge to change it to an MKV file. Then I used XenonMKV to convert it back to an MP4 file--I noticed during the conversion that it changed the file from 4.1 to 3.1. Lastly I used Handbrake to get rid of the pixelation and the audio was in sync and was at the proper speed.

I have a 7 year old computer and found that re-encoding an MKV file with Handbrake takes a long time--at 1 fps a 100 minute movie takes over 40 hours. And with an MP4 file it takes about 12 hours at 3-4 fps. How much faster will a new computer re-encode these same files? Thanks.
post #2333 of 2547
Anyone have problem with the Planet Earth discs? After I put in a disc, everything seems to work fine. Picture and Audio are perfect for the intro stuff (where the "2 entertain" logo comes up). However, when it starts to play the real video then the audio is all messed up. Just sounds like a bunch of scratches. The player is hooked directly to my JVC HDTV using HDMI for 2 channel stereo only.

I dont have any other discs to try out (just bought the player).

thoughts?
post #2334 of 2547
I subscribe to Netflix and bluray 3:10 to Yuma will not load.

After quite the prolonged reading attempt it spits out the DVD, sez error and disc error on screen.

I'm a bit out of touch as my last visit was 11/30/09, but I did a search in this thread for Yuma and came up w/naught.

I cleaned the disk to no avail & they are shipping another.

Of course, then it dawns on me that the AVS forum might have a notion on this particular disc.

EDIT: I returned the disk to Netflix and the next one played w/o incident.
post #2335 of 2547
does anyone have the universal remote code for this player?


The codes 0058 or 0623 from my Cox Cable manual did not work.

Nor did codes 0867, 1164, 1275, 1602, 1863.

These are listed under DVD players. I did not find any for Blu-ray players.
post #2336 of 2547
Quote:
Originally Posted by clobber View Post

Anyone have problem with the Planet Earth discs? After I put in a disc, everything seems to work fine. Picture and Audio are perfect for the intro stuff (where the "2 entertain" logo comes up). However, when it starts to play the real video then the audio is all messed up. Just sounds like a bunch of scratches. The player is hooked directly to my JVC HDTV using HDMI for 2 channel stereo only.

I had different problems with all but the first Planet Earth DVD until I applied the October, 2009, firmware -- then all problems went away. I haven't tried Planet Earth DVD on the most recent bp1 firmware. Which firmware are you using?
post #2337 of 2547
How do I know which firmware is currently loaded on the player?

Update: Flashed the newest ROM and audio is now fine.
post #2338 of 2547
Hello and sorry for my bad english.
I'm planning to buy a XV-BP1 player in Europe. In european countries the system is PAL and 50Hz. The jvc's uk manual says, the picture settings may 1080p 24Hz or 50Hz. If my television not supporting the 24p mode, the bluray movies will flickering due to the 60Hz to 50Hz conversion? Or there is a chance for AUTO mode?
This german review says, the dvd playing is not flicker free too:
hxxp://www.player.de/2009/11/13/test-blu-ray-player-jvc-xv-bp1/
It's true?
post #2339 of 2547
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dave84 View Post

Watched Avatar today best PQ I've seen on blu simply amazing no playback issues for the BP1. But it took the longest of any blu-ray to load, I timed it for the grins from tray fully closed to movie menu took a whopping one minute and fifty seconds.

Do you have the latest firmware?

Has anyone tried playing Avatar without updated firmware?
post #2340 of 2547
Quote:
Originally Posted by Stew4msu View Post

Do you have the latest firmware?

Has anyone tried playing Avatar without updated firmware?

Firmware is up to date.
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