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Author Topic: AVI's (divx xvid ) Greyed/Whitened out  (Read 12268 times)

jimea

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AVI's (divx xvid ) Greyed/Whitened out
« on: August 06, 2008, 08:32:43 AM »

I use a DMS-510 fw 1.07 , just bought. I use TVersity as mediaserver.

I can play photos, mp3, and .mpg for instance, but no .avi so far, they are all greyed/whitened out.

Any codec issues ( I have set TVersity to transcode when needed ) or other settings that may need tweaking?
Any suggestions of what might be wrong, solutions?

Thx in advance for answering!
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ECF

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Re: AVI's (divx xvid ) Greyed/Whitened out
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2008, 10:53:00 AM »

What are your divx and xvid videos extensions .divx or .xvid? Try changing the extension to .avi
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jimea

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Re: AVI's (divx xvid ) Greyed/Whitened out
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2008, 12:27:24 PM »

All extensions are avi...
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ECF

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Re: AVI's (divx xvid ) Greyed/Whitened out
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2008, 01:16:43 PM »

What are the file properties when you right click on the file and goto properties in Windows?
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jimea

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Re: AVI's (divx xvid ) Greyed/Whitened out
« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2008, 06:20:39 AM »

One example:

width: 640
Height: 272

bitrate: 122
Audioga: mpeg layer 3
framerate: 25/s
data rate: 144/s

ALL .avi files are not available to play through the DSM-510, other formats plays just fine.

Photos and music  plays just fine, mpeg and else, just fine...

But NO .avi are available to play!
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DigitalUser

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Re: AVI's (divx xvid ) Greyed/Whitened out
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2008, 10:49:26 AM »

It is a known problem between the DSM-510 and TVersity, as I remember. You have to go and check the TVersity forum. People have posted updates to the profiles.xml file so that avi files are served with the right mime type for this player. As a matter of fact, for every UPnP AV server out there, people post "special" settings for the DSM-510 for avi files.

If memory serves, one of the reviewers on amazon.com posted changes to the xml file as well.

I hope this is enough information to get you started. Best of luck.

PS: Another problem with avi files is the "unsupported format" message on the player. For that, you need to check (and possibly change) the FourCC codes in the file (to XVID).

PPS: avi files that play very jerky (sound is ok) have sometimes been encoded with QPEL or GMC. Although part of MPEG4 part 2 ASP, the player does not support it.
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ECF

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Re: AVI's (divx xvid ) Greyed/Whitened out
« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2008, 11:33:54 AM »

You may want to try WMP11 as the server you may have more desirable results.

Please see the FAQ link below for setup instructions:

http://support.dlink.com/faq/view.asp?prod_id=2692&question=DSM-120%20/%20DSM-320%20/%20DSM-320RD%20/%20DSM-510%20/%20DSM-520%20/%20DSM-750
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Re: AVI's (divx xvid ) Greyed/Whitened out
« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2008, 04:13:18 PM »

You may want to try WMP11 as the server you may have more desirable results.

Please see the FAQ link below for setup instructions:

http://support.dlink.com/faq/view.asp?prod_id=2692&question=DSM-120%20/%20DSM-320%20/%20DSM-320RD%20/%20DSM-510%20/%20DSM-520%20/%20DSM-750
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ECF,
Can you tell me how to install WMP11 on a DNS-323?  ::)  WMP11 has alot of nice features that the DNS-323 does not have...  LOL
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BV
« Last Edit: August 12, 2008, 04:17:01 PM by bspvette86 »
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nhalachev

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Re: AVI's (divx xvid ) Greyed/Whitened out
« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2008, 12:07:59 AM »

Try this: http://forums.tversity.com/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=8471
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jimea

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Re: AVI's (divx xvid ) Greyed/Whitened out
« Reply #9 on: August 15, 2008, 05:20:32 AM »

Thank you SO much. I will try editing the xml profile. I'll get back to you with the result!

Thx!
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jimea

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Re: AVI's (divx xvid ) Greyed/Whitened out
« Reply #10 on: August 20, 2008, 08:30:06 AM »

It didn't work with the profile that was linked, I guess I have to search around and do somre trial and error.

WMP11 does not recognize the DSM-510, it just says unkown device, why I wanted to go with TVersity.
I'll update this thread if I ever get the DSM-510 working, I'm really close to getting another brand and go "Office Space" on the 510...  >:(
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ECF

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Re: AVI's (divx xvid ) Greyed/Whitened out
« Reply #11 on: August 20, 2008, 09:08:17 AM »

Even though it says Unknown device you should still be able to allow the device and share media to it.
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jimea

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Re: AVI's (divx xvid ) Greyed/Whitened out
« Reply #12 on: August 29, 2008, 06:26:08 AM »

Maybe so, but it doesn't work.
I don't like WMP11 at all.

I'll try to get the settings in TVersity to work, or some other server...

In the meanwhile, photos and music streams perfectly, and mpeg movies.
For avi, I use a USB flash drive *sighs* ...

So much for plug-n-play, as the manual suggests.

I'm getting by, and I really hope support for .srt is coming soon, as promised.
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nhalachev

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Re: AVI's (divx xvid ) Greyed/Whitened out
« Reply #13 on: September 12, 2008, 12:50:04 AM »

jimea,
What exactly does not work ?
I use this modified profile for tversity http://forums.tversity.com/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=8471&st=0&sk=t&sd=a
and codecs setup for transcoding from here http://forums.tversity.com/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=8063

So far all is running fine. I can play all video types with external or internal subtitles.
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Re: AVI's (divx xvid ) Greyed/Whitened out
« Reply #14 on: September 16, 2008, 12:55:39 PM »

Yes.. This profile works with 1.0.0.3 too. Without this profile mod, Divx will not run.. CE
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