I tried to play one of my MST3K season 1 files (not encoded by me) and it wouldn't play, then the next episode played ok, then the next one didn't. I would think that all were encoded the same way, but I'm not sure how to figure that out.
I loaded one of the files that didn't play into VLC and here's what the Stream and Media Info window (Advanced Information pane) said:
Frame rate: 29.970000
Sample rate: 44100 Hz
Bit rate: 128 kb/s
Setting: HAS_INDEX IS_INTERLEAVED
Anyone know what I can do? Would a firmware update help with this or should I just burn to DVD or watch on the computer? As always, thanks.
I like MediaInfo (freeware) to discover the type of video I'm struggling with. Lacking that or some similar program, you can use VLC on a file that does play on the Mediagate to see how it's different.
That said, I have no idea what the problem is. It's so easy to flash new firmware, that is certainly worth a try, particularly if you're on 1.4.4. (1.4.5 is the latest.) All of my mpeg4 files played fine once I renamed them to avi.
To get more help, perhaps you could tell us what "wouldn't play" means. Do you get an error message? Do you look at a blank screen? Is there sound? What is the filename extension on these files?
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