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post #181 of 419
I didn't notice this before, but I'm getting occasional frame skips on my Blu-ray rips (in MKV format). Doesn't happen with my Mede8er MED450X2 using the same settings. My PCH A-300 is set to 1080p/60 with NTSC/PAL/24. My receiver is set to 'through' for the video. I have the Optoma HD33 projector.

With my PCH, I even tried setting to Auto for the video, disabling NTSC/PAL/24, but still getting frame skips every few minutes, sometimes not for 10-15 minutes, then again. Never noticed anything like this when I had the A-210. Any ideas?
post #182 of 419
network on DAS?
post #183 of 419
^Have you tried setting Video Output to 1080P/24Hz mode?
post #184 of 419
What is DAS? I use Windows Home Server. LVS, when you say setting Video Output to 1080P/24Hz mode, do you mean on PCH or receiver (I have an Onkyo TX-NR609). I've tried both and also one but not the other.
post #185 of 419
I was referring to Video Output setting on PCH.
post #186 of 419
Direct Attached Storage. Otherwise I would look to network issues.
post #187 of 419
I'll try a couple of those movies via attached USB and see what happens. There aren't any known network issues w/the A-300 are there? Especially as my Boxee Box and Mede8er play over network just fine. Will try NFS as well.
post #188 of 419
MKV is decoded in software and is processor intensive. That's why I rip to M2TS DAS. Never any playback issues.
post #189 of 419
Do you mean stutters? or something like a slight judder. the time it takes doesnt make it sound like a frame rate problem, as you would notice right away.
post #190 of 419
Judder every few minutes. Happened with my full BD rip (MKV) of 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' (US version) last night.
post #191 of 419
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Judder every few minutes. Happened with my full BD rip (MKV) of 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' (US version) last night.

Are you sure it is not just you twitching and taking it for movie judder???
post #192 of 419
Info is up on the blog now and the main site has been changed yet again. What this means is a lot more local (US) support, new upgrades and accessories (custom rack shelves, keyboards, etc.). And yes a Contro4 IP driver is in the later stages!
post #193 of 419
Tried same MKV over NFS and USB, and getting judders in the same exact spots. Doesn't happen with Mede8er or Boxee Box. I'm stumped.
post #194 of 419
Try the M2TS.
post #195 of 419
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Originally Posted by Brajesh View Post

Tried same MKV over NFS and USB, and getting judders in the same exact spots. Doesn't happen with Mede8er or Boxee Box. I'm stumped.

I would expect it is either a hardware or fw issue, not network related.
post #196 of 419
Okay, figured it out... bad MKV. I demuxed it via MKVExtract, and remuxed it via MKVMerge, and perfect playback via USB and SMB. Also, tried M2TS, perfect playback. Bad news is I think I have many of these and I think the culprit may be MakeMKV. Started using it in Fall of 2011 for ease of use (had been using Clown_BD until then), and now I'll have to redo maybe 80-100 MKVs. Sucks, but at least uncovered the problem.
post #197 of 419
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Originally Posted by Brajesh View Post

Okay, figured it out... bad MKV. I demuxed it via MKVExtract, and remuxed it via MKVMerge, and perfect playback via USB and SMB. Also, tried M2TS, perfect playback. Bad news is I think I have many of these and I think the culprit may be MakeMKV. Started using it in Fall of 2011 for ease of use (had been using Clown_BD until then), and now I'll have to redo maybe 80-100 MKVs. Sucks, but at least uncovered the problem.

Exactly the reason why you should have stuck with clownbd + mkvmerge. I never hear of playback issues with mkvmerge but frequently enough with makemkv.
post #198 of 419
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Originally Posted by Brajesh View Post

Okay, figured it out... bad MKV. I demuxed it via MKVExtract, and remuxed it via MKVMerge, and perfect playback via USB and SMB. Also, tried M2TS, perfect playback. Bad news is I think I have many of these and I think the culprit may be MakeMKV. Started using it in Fall of 2011 for ease of use (had been using Clown_BD until then), and now I'll have to redo maybe 80-100 MKVs. Sucks, but at least uncovered the problem.

Clown_BD seems to make better files these days, lots of strange one off bugs with makemkv
post #199 of 419
Yeah, I'm done with MakeMKV... back to Clown_BD .
post #200 of 419
M2TS for perfect playback and best PQ every time.
post #201 of 419
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Yeah, I'm done with MakeMKV... back to Clown_BD .

Trust the dbone

I prefer just to stick with Blu-ray folder rips (I stopped using mkvs a while ago except for TV Shows)
post #202 of 419
I hear ya. I just like MKVs cuz they're single files, have low overhead, and support chapters.
post #203 of 419
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I hear ya. I just like MKVs cuz they're single files, have low overhead, and support chapters.

MKV actually has more overhead. Takes more power to split the streams out of the format and send them to the decoders. But i agree im all for MKV's lol
post #204 of 419
I ordered an A-300, how long should it take to receive it? Will someone please recommend a 3TB hard drive to install? Thank you for your time
post #205 of 419
Are they still backordered and working from batches? If so, which batch is yours? If not, then what availability was listed when you ordered?
post #206 of 419
Curious to know if anyone has switched from a Netgear NTV 550 and found the PCH A300 superior and more stable ? I am hoping to get excellent BD ISO SUPPORT with BD full menu, don't stream only use an attached USB drive. Thanks.
post #207 of 419
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Originally Posted by breadvan View Post

Curious to know if anyone has switched from a Netgear NTV 550 and found the PCH A300 superior and more stable ? I am hoping to get excellent BD ISO SUPPORT with BD full menu, don't stream only use an attached USB drive. Thanks.

You can use the PCH this way with no issues.
post #208 of 419
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Are they still backordered and working from batches? If so, which batch is yours? If not, then what availability was listed when you ordered?

Unsure, don't know, no availabilty other than order comes from china on the website
post #209 of 419
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Originally Posted by Palmgrower View Post

Unsure, don't know, no availabilty other than order comes from china on the website

http://networkedmediatank.com/forumdisplay.php?fid=115
post #210 of 419
So no signs of it being available on Amazon yet?
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