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Cant play mkv files
5th Mar, 2015, 05:19 AM
Post: #1
Cant play mkv files
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.
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5th Mar, 2015, 05:36 AM (This post was last modified: 5th Mar, 2015 05:41 AM by rikardo1979.)
Post: #2
RE: Cant play mkv files
log file? media info of the file? etc
should have no probs with mkv containers wit H.264 at all

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5th Mar, 2015, 06:16 AM
Post: #3
RE: Cant play mkv files
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
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5th Mar, 2015, 06:30 AM
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RE: Cant play mkv files
It looks to be a nfs issue not kodi, to test copy the file locally and try it.

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5th Mar, 2015, 06:34 AM
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RE: Cant play mkv files
i think the same, I am just about to test the file, but I doubt its file or XBian or Kodi issue

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5th Mar, 2015, 06:43 AM
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RE: Cant play mkv files
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.
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5th Mar, 2015, 06:47 AM
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RE: Cant play mkv files
(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

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5th Mar, 2015, 07:21 AM
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RE: Cant play mkv files
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
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5th Mar, 2015, 07:54 AM
Post: #9
RE: Cant play mkv files
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?

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5th Mar, 2015, 06:40 PM
Post: #10
RE: Cant play mkv files
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
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20th Aug, 2015, 08:04 PM
Post: #11
RE: Cant play mkv files
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
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22nd Aug, 2015, 06:21 PM
Post: #12
RE: Cant play mkv files
MKV plays just fine on a pi.

Remember that mkv is a container only. The video could already be mp4 inside it!
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