WMV playback continually stops with transcoded TV recordings

Discussion in 'watch/edit Videos' started by venger, March 1, 2009.

  1. venger

    venger Portal Member

    May 10, 2005
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    TV-Server Version: 1.0
    MediaPortal Version: 1.0
    MediaPortal Skin: standard blue wide
    Windows Version: xp pro sp3
    CPU Type: P4 2.0Gz
    HDD: 160gig
    Memory: 512 meg
    Motherboard: nvidia
    Video Card: nvidia fx5200
    Video Card Driver: nvidia
    Sound Card: onboard
    Sound Card AC3: onboard
    Sound Card Driver: nvidia
    1. TV Card: digitalnow tinytwin
    1. TV Card Type: usb
    1. TV Card Driver: vendor
    2. TV Card:
    2. TV Card Type:
    2. TV Card Driver:
    3. TV Card:
    3. TV Card Type:
    3. TV Card Driver:
    4. TV Card:
    4. TV Card Type:
    4. TV Card Driver:
    MPEG2 Video Codec: mpv
    MPEG2 Audio Codec: mpa
    h.264 Video Codec: ffdshow
    Satelite/CableTV Provider:
    HTPC Case:
    Power Supply:
    Remote: mce remote
    TV: sd digital tv
    TV - HTPC Connection:

    I am using MCE buddy to compress my sdtv recordings (australian tv) into wmv files (from mce faq, its wmv2).
    When i watch the trancoded files using the internal player, the video plays fine for a few minutes but then suddenly stops. MP doesn't crash though, it just returns to the My Videos screen. When I replay the file, it plays fine, and I can happily skip over the last point where it stops and resume. But yet again, after a few minutes, the video playback suddenly stops - no crash, just back to the My Video screen.

    I have since tried watching the same wmv files on WMP11 and VLC - no issues at all, video plays to the end.
    This seems to be happening to all my trancoded wmv files :(

    I have checked my ffdshow setting - wmv codec support is definitely disabled. Also tried the auto decoder settings in MP config - no luck after the reboot.

    Doesn't have any problem if i trancode to divx using mce buddy.

    Would like to stick to wmv if possible so any help/suggestions is appreciated.


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