Originally Posted by rmalbers
It looks like on Cox Omaha DIYHD - 1206 is using a different vidio/audio format than most of the other channels, it plays on my MCE on the PC but will not play thru the MCE extender, I get some kind of message about 'not supported video/audio' on the extender. Does anyone know what the audio format on DIYHD is ?
EDIT: I think I might have found the answer, I'll bet it's an MPEG-4 stream, my extender doesn't support that.
Yes, the video/audio is H264 so that's the issue.
Here is how you can tell in Windows MCE:
To access Diagnostics press 411 ctrl - d, then < left, > right arrows to navigate.
On one of the screens it will show H264 instead of MPEG2.
If you're using a remote, you can also access the diagnostics by pressing 411, then the "info" key. I would guess that some of the Plus Pak channels are H264 streams; I checked 1302 (one of the HBO's) out of curiosity last night, but it was still MPEG2. Whenever I have some time to mess around and no kids / wife wanting to watch TV, I'll check out some of the other Plus Pak channels.
EDIT 7/23: Of the Plus Pak channels to which I subscribe, 1100 (Hub HD), 1206 (DIY HD) and 1230 (Outdoor Channel HD) were broadcast in H264. Interestingly, all of the HBO Plus Pak channels (1302, 1303, 1305, 1306, 1308, and 1311) were MPEG2.Edited by jrfendrick - 7/23/12 at 2:04pm