I have some questions about this player, which I had for a while, but only recently started using for playing DLNA content over the network. I use Serviio as the DLNS source (no transcoding, just direct file sharing)
1. To my surprise, as I read in this thread, this player can play VOB files, even though they are not officially supported. And indeed, once I added some VOB files to my shared video folders, they became visible from the player. However, when I start playback of any VOB file, the player immediately says "Not Supported Audio Codec". After that message the video plays fine, but with no audio. Positioning in the video also works fine (rewind, forward, specific time). According to MediaInfo, all the VOB files I tried playing use AC3 audio codec. Needless to say, it should be supported. What could be the problem here?
2. I tried remuxing my VOB files to MKV format using mkvmerge utility from mkvtoolnix package (version 6.1.0). It creates an MKV file, which is also seen by the player. Moreover, the file plays perfectly fine, with both video and audio. There's no message about unsupported audio codec (even though audio codec remains the same - AC3 - go figure). However, when I try any sort of manual positioning in the video (rewind, forward, specific time), the playback immediately gets stuck. I.e. once I touch the button the frame immediately freezes and remains frozen indefinitely. It is not possible to resume playback. It gets stuck forever.
The player itself does not hang though. If I press "Return" button on the remote, it throws me back to the file list and I can start playback again (from the beginning, of course). What could be the problem here?
3. I have quite a few pre-made MKV files downloaded from the Net. They also play fine, but with most of these files the player originally refuses to support manual positioning - the positioning commands are simply disabled. (Note that this is different from problem 2. There's no freezing. Positioning commands are simply ignored by the player.) In order to fix it I have to remux these MKV files through mkvmerge with '--clusters-in-meta-seek' parameter. This always reliably fixes the positioning problem with pre-made MKV files. Once processed in this manner, such files play fine in my player with no problems of any kind.
Note that the positioning problem I describe in 3 is different from the one I describe in 2. The problem 3, as I said above, is easily fixed by mkvmerge with '--clusters-in-meta-seek'. At the same time I know of no fix for the problem 2. The aforementioned '--clusters-in-meta-seek' parameter does not help here. Every time I create MKV from VOB, the resultant file suffers from problem 2.
Maybe someone can suggest some solution for problems 1 and 2.
Edited by AndreyT - 4/27/13 at 1:45pm