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post #3571 of 3994
I'm using handbrake to convert an ISO to an MP4 but I'm having some issues with the sound. If I mixdown the audio to Dolby Pro Logic IIx (as the only track) the 590 will play it off a WD Live DLNA server without issue.

However, if it's a Dolby 5.1 track and I select Auto-Passthru, the 590 will say the file is not supported or corrupt. The same thing happens if it's a DTS 5.1 track and I select DTS Pass-thru.
The odd thing is that my Sony HX729 (which is a model year older) will play the same file with no issue from the same DLNA server.

Does anyone know what setting(s) to use to get the DTS 5.1 or Dolby 5.1 on the MP4 as a secondary track? (Since the TV doesn't allow me to cycle through the audio tracks, I'm trying to keep track 1 Dolby PLIIX.
I've done it once before but don't remember what I did and haven't been able to replicate it.Since the conversion takes about 45 minutes, trial & error is not turning out to be a fun process.

Thanks in advance.
Edited by Pioneer_Elte - 6/26/13 at 5:36pm
post #3572 of 3994
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pioneer_Elte View Post

I'm using handbrake to convert an ISO to an MP4 but I'm having some issues with the sound. If I mixdown the audio to Dolby Pro Logic IIx (as the only track) the 590 will play it off a WD Live DLNA server without issue.

However, if it's a Dolby 5.1 track and I select Auto-Passthru, the 590 will say the file is not supported or corrupt. The same thing happens if it's a DTS 5.1 track and I select DTS Pass-thru.
The odd thing is that my Sony HX729 (which is a model year older) will play the same file with no issue from the same DLNA server.

Does anyone know what setting(s) to use to get the DTS 5.1 or Dolby 5.1 on the MP4 as a secondary track? (Since the TV doesn't allow me to cycle through the audio tracks, I'm trying to keep track 1 Dolby PLIIX.
I've done it once before but don't remember what I did and haven't been able to replicate it.Since the conversion takes about 45 minutes, trial & error is not turning out to be a fun process.

Thanks in advance.

Why not use make MKV and just create a MKV from the content? Depending on the original video - if its mpeg 2 or VC-1 you'll need to drop it into a m2ts using tsmuxer.

Way better than re-encoding the video.
post #3573 of 3994
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Originally Posted by apw2607 View Post

Why not use make MKV and just create a MKV from the content? Depending on the original video - if its mpeg 2 or VC-1 you'll need to drop it into a m2ts using tsmuxer.

Way better than re-encoding the video.
The TV does not see/list .mkv files on the DLNA server, so I can't play them via the TV. I was trying to make one file that both the TV and 590 can see and play.
By the way, I'm only working with DVD content, not BD and I'm converting to an MP4 file.
post #3574 of 3994
Has anyone else had this issue...

When I purchased my 390 I downloaded the remote app for my iPhone. Everything work flawless.

Then my iPhone crapped out and I got it replaced. Re-installed the remote app but need to "register" it. Only issue is the remote that came with the BDP doesn't work. I have replaced the batteries etc... but it just doesn't work at all.

Now I'm stuck with a blu-ray player that I cannot use. I have contacted Sony support and their only response is buy a new sony remote.. which to me is BS considering the only other time I used that remote was to register the remote app on my iPhone.

Is there any way to reset this thing without a remote?
post #3575 of 3994
Don't know. But I can tell you an $8 RCA RCRP05BR universal will work fine, as will a $20 harmony 200 and many others. However it's also possible your remote is fine but the fault is in the player.
post #3576 of 3994
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Originally Posted by Pioneer_Elte View Post

The TV does not see/list .mkv files on the DLNA server, so I can't play them via the TV. I was trying to make one file that both the TV and 590 can see and play.
By the way, I'm only working with DVD content, not BD and I'm converting to an MP4 file.

Check the first post in the thread for supported video and audio codecs by container. If you use MP4, I believe the player needs to have AAC audio.

I would recommend using .M2TS, .TS, MPEG or VOB files so that you can maintain the original MPEG2 video stream along with the AC3 audio. Having to upscale the DVD is bad enough, but converting to MP4/H.264 makes the quality even worse if you care about that sort of thing. Using MPEG2 will require more storage space, but will not take nearly as long to convert as you will only be remuxing, not re-encoding the video.

If your DLNA server supports remuxing, you might be able to configure a custom profile for your BDP-S590 so that it sees your MP4 files as a transport stream, which might allow you to work around this issue.
post #3577 of 3994
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Originally Posted by mdavej View Post

Don't know. But I can tell you an $8 RCA RCRP05BR universal will work fine, as will a $20 harmony 200 and many others. However it's also possible your remote is fine but the fault is in the player.

I have a URC remote (cable box) and one with my Sharp TV is there any codes that work? The RCRP05BR doesn't appear to be available in my area.
post #3578 of 3994
Maybe, got any pics or model numbers for those remotes? I mentioned the RCA because you can usually get them anywhere (Walmart, target, best buy, radio shack, drug stores, grocery stores). The R at the end may be dropped depending on the packaging.

In any case, for any remote made by UEI, the code will be DVD 1516 or 21516 depending on the remote model. If your cable remote model number begins with "URC", it's a UEI remote like the RCA. But it may be too old to have any sony blu-ray codes. Many Sharp TVs also have UEI remotes.
post #3579 of 3994
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Originally Posted by Alex F. View Post

Last night our Sony 590 and 390 players suddenly deleted all streaming logos (Amazon, Netflix, etc.) on the home page, substituting little empty boxes. We cannot now stream from Netflix. (Note that our Panasonic 320 is streaming beautifully from Netflix as I write this.)

Unplugging for several minutes did not fix the problem, nor did a menu reset or running a diagnostic help at all. Yes, the latest firmware is installed and cannot be updated further. DVDs play without a problem; only the streaming will not function.

Anybody else ever have this problem and know how to restore streaming? I find it interesting that both Sonys went wonky at the same time whereas the Panasonic is operating normally.

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Originally Posted by Alex F. View Post

Sony just informed me that Centurylink, our internet provider, is having a nationwide interface problem with Sony players to stream videos. Both companies are working to resolve the issue.

I was directed over here from the Sony BDP-Sx100 thread. I have the Sony DBP-S5100 player, and encountered the same issue as you saw. Last night many of my icons vanished, including Netflix and Amazon. I have a button on the player remote for Netlfix, and when I press it I get "Feature not available". I have Time Warner Cable. It worked fine up until last night. I guess I should ping Sony to see if they are having the same problem with TWC.
post #3580 of 3994
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Pioneer_Elte View Post

The TV does not see/list .mkv files on the DLNA server, so I can't play them via the TV. I was trying to make one file that both the TV and 590 can see and play.
By the way, I'm only working with DVD content, not BD and I'm converting to an MP4 file.

I've had success with the Apple TV profiles in handbrake at least on the Sony BDPs
post #3581 of 3994
Hello, looking for help with my BDP-S390 (latest firmware).

I just converted a bunch of home movies from my old Sony DCR-TRV530 using WinDV and the files converted to avi. Now I would like to play them on my BDP-S390. I have tried straight from USB and they won't play like that, maybe corrupted file message, it's been a bit since I tried that option.

I've also tried these other options:

Serviio - plays the videos with just audio, no video
Homestream - same result, no video, just audio
Windows Media player sharing - corrupted or unsupported file message

I've tried several of the other suggestions on these boards, such as changing the profile in Serviio/Homestream (Sony Bravia TV (2012) - US), making changes to the profiles.xml (AVI) and none of these worked for me.

Does anyone know how I can get these files to play on my S390? I have over 400MB of these videos so I really am trying to avoid having to convert/copy them into a different format and having to find even more hard drive space for all that data. I would be great if it would just play them in the format they are already in. Any help on this would be very appreciated!

Here is output about these avi files from MediaInfo:

General
Complete name : C:\Video.07-09-03_13-02.00.avi
Format : AVI
Format/Info : Audio Video Interleave
Commercial name : DVCPRO
File size : 252 MiB
Duration : 1mn 10s
Overall bit rate mode : Constant
Overall bit rate : 30.0 Mbps
Recorded date : 2007-09-03 13:02:23.000

Video
ID : 0
Format : DV
Commercial name : DVCPRO
Codec ID : dvsd
Codec ID/Hint : Sony
Duration : 1mn 10s
Bit rate mode : Constant
Bit rate : 24.4 Mbps
Encoded bit rate : 28.8 Mbps
Width : 720 pixels
Height : 480 pixels
Display aspect ratio : 4:3
Frame rate mode : Constant
Frame rate : 29.970 fps
Standard : NTSC
Color space : YUV
Chroma subsampling : 4:1:1
Bit depth : 8 bits
Scan type : Interlaced
Scan order : Bottom Field First
Compression mode : Lossy
Bits/(Pixel*Frame) : 2.357
Time code of first frame : 00:00:00;27
Time code source : Subcode time code
Stream size : 242 MiB (96%)
Encoding settings : ae mode=full automatic / wb mode=automatic / white balance= / fcm=manual focus

Audio
ID : 1
Format : PCM
Format settings, Endianness : Little
Format settings, Sign : Signed
Codec ID : 1
Duration : 1mn 10s
Bit rate mode : Constant
Bit rate : 1 024 Kbps
Channel(s) : 2 channels
Sampling rate : 32.0 KHz
Bit depth : 16 bits
Stream size : 8.62 MiB (3%)
Alignment : Aligned on interleaves
Interleave, duration : 33 ms (1.00 video frame)
Interleave, preload duration : 33 ms
post #3582 of 3994
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Originally Posted by avsforumposter View Post

Hello, looking for help with my BDP-S390 (latest firmware).

I just converted a bunch of home movies from my old Sony DCR-TRV530 using WinDV and the files converted to avi. Now I would like to play them on my BDP-S390. I have tried straight from USB and they won't play like that, maybe corrupted file message, it's been a bit since I tried that option.

I've also tried these other options:

Serviio - plays the videos with just audio, no video
Homestream - same result, no video, just audio
Windows Media player sharing - corrupted or unsupported file message

I've tried several of the other suggestions on these boards, such as changing the profile in Serviio/Homestream (Sony Bravia TV (2012) - US), making changes to the profiles.xml (AVI) and none of these worked for me.

Does anyone know how I can get these files to play on my S390? I have over 400MB of these videos so I really am trying to avoid having to convert/copy them into a different format and having to find even more hard drive space for all that data. I would be great if it would just play them in the format they are already in. Any help on this would be very appreciated!

The video codec used in your example file ('DVCPRO') is not supported by the player. You need to export copies of your files in a compatible format (see first post in this thread for supported containers and codecs.)

The player only supports AVI files in Xvid codec. Try converting to MP4, MPEG or another format listed in the first post.
post #3583 of 3994
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Originally Posted by Vampidemic View Post

The video codec used in your example file ('DVCPRO') is not supported by the player. You need to export copies of your files in a compatible format (see first post in this thread for supported containers and codecs.)

The player only supports AVI files in Xvid codec. Try converting to MP4, MPEG or another format listed in the first post.

Thank you for your response.

Well in light of that, to make copies of all those videos into another format I'll need to buy more storage. For around the price of a 500G or 1TB USB hard drive ($50-100), is there decent streaming media player out there that does support the codec used in my files, negating the need to convert them all?

Thanks!
post #3584 of 3994
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Originally Posted by avsforumposter View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by Vampidemic View Post

The video codec used in your example file ('DVCPRO') is not supported by the player. You need to export copies of your files in a compatible format (see first post in this thread for supported containers and codecs.)

The player only supports AVI files in Xvid codec. Try converting to MP4, MPEG or another format listed in the first post.

Thank you for your response.

Well in light of that, to make copies of all those videos into another format I'll need to buy more storage. For around the price of a 500G or 1TB USB hard drive ($50-100), is there decent streaming media player out there that does support the codec used in my files, negating the need to convert them all?

Thanks!

I wouldn't rule out the possibility of finding a streamer that supports that codec, but most streamers likely will not support it. DVCPRO is generally used as an intermediate codec for capture and editing, not the final distribution/playback format.

Note: the converted files should be significantly smaller than the current files.
post #3585 of 3994
This afternoon, when I played the last episode on disc 1 of The Simpsons Fourteenth Season BD set, the player froze on a black screen after the end of the episode. I couldn't eject the disc or turn the player off; I had to unplug the player's power cord and plug it back in again. The player (a BDP-S390) is about a year old and has the latest firmware update installed. It has never done anything like this before. What could have caused this?

TIA
post #3586 of 3994
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Originally Posted by coiletteusa View Post

This afternoon, when I played the last episode on disc 1 of The Simpsons Fourteenth Season BD set, the player froze on a black screen after the end of the episode. I couldn't eject the disc or turn the player off; I had to unplug the player's power cord and plug it back in again. The player (a BDP-S390) is about a year old and has the latest firmware update installed. It has never done anything like this before. What could have caused this?

TIA

It happens. Press and hold the power button on the unit (not the remote) for 10 secs to reset it.
post #3587 of 3994
I replayed the last episode on that disc, and it froze again. Disc 2 does not have this problem, and I am checking disc 3 this morning.
post #3588 of 3994
Do other people have any problems fast-forwarding 720p MKV files? While playing them from USB, I find that I am unable to fast-forward any of them. Sometimes they will fast-forward (only if I keep it at the lowest FF speed) for a short moment - then immediately jump to the next file on the USB stick. Other times - not even that. Press FF and the player immediately jumps to the next file. All files, of course, fast-forward fine when played on a media player (like Micca or WD TV).
post #3589 of 3994
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Originally Posted by eherberg View Post

Do other people have any problems fast-forwarding 720p MKV files? While playing them from USB, I find that I am unable to fast-forward any of them. Sometimes they will fast-forward (only if I keep it at the lowest FF speed) for a short moment - then immediately jump to the next file on the USB stick. Other times - not even that. Press FF and the player immediately jumps to the next file. All files, of course, fast-forward fine when played on a media player (like Micca or WD TV).

Fixing FF/RW in MKVs requires a remux with MKVToolNix 5.8.0 (or earlier) or a remux with MKVToolNix 5.9.0 (or above, currently 6.3.0) using "--engage no_cue_duration,no_cue_relative_position" command line parameter.
post #3590 of 3994
Many thanks! That worked perfectly. :-)
post #3591 of 3994
Has anyone else experienced this?

My S590 began waking me up in the middle of the night by powering on and turning on the attached TV, a Sony kdl-46v3000. I used the 'reset' menu and cycled the power, which seemed to fix things for a while. Then it began dropping a blu-ray movie (any movie) after 5 - 30 minutes and returning to the 'Home' screen. Now it drops the movie and simply shuts off, again after a variable and unpredictable amount of time.
I'm running the latest firmware from May 2013. The unit sits on an open table top next to the TV, so I doubt heat issues. Any ideas? I'm about ready to ditch this player and start shopping again, but it just irks me to have this happening to an eight month old device. Thanks.
post #3592 of 3994
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Originally Posted by thedel View Post

Has anyone else experienced this?

My S590 began waking me up in the middle of the night by powering on and turning on the attached TV.
No. But you can at least keep it from turning on the TV if you turn off HDMI control (Bravia Sync) in both. My 390 decided it would no longer turn at all, so it could be worse. I agree these early failures are unacceptable.
post #3593 of 3994
My BDP-S390 was stolen, and I want to replace it. I dont like the case style of this current equivalent models, but dont want to pay $150 for a 390 that I paid $88 for 6 months ago. If no one can mention a compelling reason to get the current crop model, Im going to see if I can find a Sams Club member to get a 590 as mentioned a couple posts above if our store has any. NewEgg has refurbs for $59 as well.
Edited by Davenlr - 8/1/13 at 3:36pm
post #3594 of 3994
Thread Starter 
S790 has more conservative styling and is still available
post #3595 of 3994
Hey Guys,
Wanted to hear feedback about the S5100, Walmart has it for a decent price, and now it's been out for a while. While with recent firmware and web updates to the 590 giving me the apps i would have wanted in the new player such as the new youtube app with HD abilities, my optical drive in the unit still plays disks fine DLNA works fine, etc. I just wondered if it was still worth the upgrade, i was reading on amazon and it seems like there are quite a few people saying the player isn't so good, or they've had issues, it seem to have more negative reviews then i've seen for most sony products.


Thanks
post #3596 of 3994
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Originally Posted by Davenlr View Post

My BDP-S390 was stolen, and I want to replace it. I dont like the case style of this current equivalent models, but dont want to pay $150 for a 390 that I paid $88 for 6 months ago. If no one can mention a compelling reason to get the current crop model, Im going to see if I can find a Sams Club member to get a 590 as mentioned a couple posts above if our store has any. NewEgg has refurbs for $59 as well.
If you have a Best Buy near you, check the clearance and open box stuff - I found a Sony S770, new and sealed - clearance priced for $89 at my local BBY, with a 3D copy of Monster House in the box.

Here's a Samsung at your North Little Rock store for $55
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Samsung+-+Open+Box+-+Blu-ray+Player/7928099.p?id=1218863185446&skuId=7928099&dnmId=o_200001585643395

And the have 4 of the Sony S3100 units @ $94.99. You could probably talk them down on price since they have a few and are usually eager to move that open box stuff. Especially when walmart has a new s3100 for $108
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Sony+-+Open+Box+-+Smart+Wi-Fi+Built-In+Blu-ray+Player/7830129.p?id=1218861011781&skuId=7830129&dnmId=o_200001575836053

http://www.walmart.com/ip/23377578?wmlspartner=wlpa&adid=22222222227000000000&wl0=&wl1=g&wl2=c&wl3=21486607510&wl4=&wl5=pla&wl6=19880599990&veh=sem
post #3597 of 3994
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Originally Posted by MacinMan View Post

Wanted to hear feedback about the S5100

Pluses: Faster loading times for BD, support for FLAC playback via USB/DLNA. Minuses: Can't jump to the end of a list by pressing "Up" when on the first item or to the beginning of a list by pressing "Down" when on the last item. MKV subtitle support was broken for a while, but is fixed in the latest firmware revision.
post #3598 of 3994
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Originally Posted by Kisakuku View Post

Pluses: Faster loading times for BD, support for FLAC playback via USB/DLNA. Minuses: Can't jump to the end of a list by pressing "Up" when on the first item or to the beginning of a list by pressing "Down" when on the last item. MKV subtitle support was broken for a while, but is fixed in the latest firmware revision.

Thanks for the feedback.

I find myself using online services as the norm now, or streaming over DLNA, my main format being mp4 with h.264 video and AAC audio. I still play DVDs and blu-ray from time to time but not as often now, since the content i've been watching I don't own on disc. Based on your post, and my real world needs, It wouldn't be a worthwhile upgrade. I use Netflix, VUDU, and sometimes amazon for internet content. And youtube at times. I even found the vudu player for my iphone to be nice cause i can download my content and watch it offline, the blu-ray players can't do that yet wink.gif

Thanks again for the feedback.
post #3599 of 3994
Thanks for the replies and links to the open box items. The newer case style wont fit in my rack as the S390 did, and the S790 was over twice what I wanted to pay. I went ahead and ordered an S590 refurb from NewEgg with free shipping, since I know it will work perfectly with the Sony Homestream software I already have installed on the server. I believe, if I read correctly, the only differences between the S390 and S590 is 3D capability, which doesnt matter to me.
Thanks again for all the suggestions.
post #3600 of 3994
Hey all, I got a 5100 for the bedroom today as an upgrade. I like the unit, but first impressions show me it wasn't much an upgrade compared to the 590. In fact the thing seem to be a downgrade, not optical, no analog options. which is ok for me in the bedroom. in the living room i need to stick with the 590 the soundbar uses optical in as far as disc loading nothing special there, it's not enough for me personally that i'd upgrade both units. As it is i feel like i wasted money compared to what I have. I will have to give it a few days to really give it a fair test but all i see is a repackaged 590 with some very minor upgrades.

I paid $118 plus tax at walmart, Honestly from what I've already seen, it's only about worth a $50 upgrade price, if i were to put a price i'd pay if i had a choice after comparing it to what I already have.
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