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Hi there, got almost everything working but MKV (h264) is a no go
i have even bought the mpeg2 license, when i start the file
nothing happens. I have Raspberry Pi 2, using lastest Xbian
from webpage,

Config file looks like this, i did see a thread about changing gpu_mem but that
was an old thread for older version of raspberry.

initramfs initramfs.gz 0x1000000
gpu_mem_1024=256
gpu_mem_512=144
gpu_mem_256=100
initial_turbo=3
hdmi_ignore_cec_init=1
disable_overscan=1
disable_splash=1
decode_MPG2=xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Anyone got a clue ? Ohh i using NFS share to run the files, xvid files works fine so i know all
that is working.
log file? media info of the file? etc
should have no probs with mkv containers wit H.264 at all
here is some info

from logfile
19:59:16 T:1960591360 NOTICE: DVDPlayer: Opening: nfs://192.168.1.1/Better.Call.Saul/Better.Call.Saul.S01E05.720p.mkv
19:59:16 T:1960591360 WARNING: CDVDMessageQueue(player)::Put MSGQ_NOT_INITIALIZED
19:59:16 T:1825567760 NOTICE: Thread DVDPlayer start, auto delete: false
19:59:16 T:1825567760 NOTICE: Creating InputStream
19:59:16 T:1825567760 ERROR: CDVDPlayer::OpenInputStream - error opening [nfs://192.168.1.1/Television/Better.Call.Saul/Better.Call.Saul.S01E05.720p.mkv]

mediainfo:
Format : Matroska
Format version : Version 4 / Version 2
File size : 700 MiB
Duration : 44mn 12s
Overall bit rate : 2 214 Kbps
Encoded date : UTC 2015-03-03 03:46:22
Writing application : mkvmerge v6.7.0 ('Back to the Ground') 64bit built on Jan 8 2014 14:31:51
Writing library : libebml v1.3.0 + libmatroska v1.4.1

Video
ID : 1
Format : AVC
Format/Info : Advanced Video Codec
Format profile : High@L4.1
Format settings, CABAC : Yes
Format settings, ReFrames : 8 frames
Codec ID : V_MPEG4/ISO/AVC
Duration : 44mn 12s
Bit rate : 1 786 Kbps
Width : 1 280 pixels
Height : 720 pixels
Display aspect ratio : 16:9
Frame rate mode : Constant
Frame rate : 23.976 fps
Color space : YUV
Chroma subsampling : 4:2:0
Bit depth : 8 bits
Scan type : Progressive
Bits/(Pixel*Frame) : 0.081
Stream size : 565 MiB (81%)
Writing library : x264 core 144 r2525 40bb568



(5th Mar, 2015 05:36 AM)rikardo1979 Wrote: [ -> ]log file? media info of the file? etc
should have no probs with mkv containers wit H.264 at all
It looks to be a nfs issue not kodi, to test copy the file locally and try it.
i think the same, I am just about to test the file, but I doubt its file or XBian or Kodi issue
That DID work, but why dont NFS work (worked fine on an xvid file)
i tried SMB but that is just nasty to get to work for me so i tried NFS.

Any ideas ? or any other ways to stream media from a server ?


(5th Mar, 2015 06:30 AM)f1vefour Wrote: [ -> ]It looks to be a nfs issue not kodi, to test copy the file locally and try it.
(5th Mar, 2015 06:43 AM)znoopy Wrote: [ -> ]That DID work, but why dont NFS work (worked fine on an xvid file)
i tried SMB but that is just nasty to get to work for me so i tried NFS.

Any ideas ? or any other ways to stream media from a server ?


(5th Mar, 2015 06:30 AM)f1vefour Wrote: [ -> ]It looks to be a nfs issue not kodi, to test copy the file locally and try it.

I using NFS and SMB from my local server, no issues at all
Tested NFS on my old system with ubuntu and kodi and same file
worked fine on that one... very strange why i dont work on raspberry
and NFS.

(5th Mar, 2015 06:47 AM)rikardo1979 Wrote: [ -> ]
(5th Mar, 2015 06:43 AM)znoopy Wrote: [ -> ]That DID work, but why dont NFS work (worked fine on an xvid file)
i tried SMB but that is just nasty to get to work for me so i tried NFS.

Any ideas ? or any other ways to stream media from a server ?


(5th Mar, 2015 06:30 AM)f1vefour Wrote: [ -> ]It looks to be a nfs issue not kodi, to test copy the file locally and try it.

I using NFS and SMB from my local server, no issues at all
just tested your file on my RPi setup and all is fine, so problem in somewhere on your side.
can you try remove/re-add all your sources under Kodi and clean/re-scan your libraries?
all my sources are NFS
I'm also using NFS root
no problem at all

All mounts are system mounts through fstab

exports
Code:
/nfs4exports/Videos      192.168.1.0/24(rw,nohide,async,insecure,root_squash,no_subtree_check,anonuid=1000,anongid=10​0)
uid 1000 and gid 100 are local user owning files on my server

fstab
Code:
192.168.1.8:/nfs4exports/Videos   /Videos   nfs    rw,nolock,async,nfsvers=3,actimeo=0,udp,soft,intr,rsize=32768,wsize=32768,n​oatime 0 0
Why not convert MKV to MP4 to have a try? Check out this article.
http://www.videoconverterfactory.com/tips/convert-mkv-to-mp4-video-format.html
MKV plays just fine on a pi.

Remember that mkv is a container only. The video could already be mp4 inside it!
it seems like any other issue, not kodi
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