I have a Samsung 1TB hard drive connected to the USB port on this TV with MP4 files that mostly I have ripped myself from my DVD collection.
I have converted them in Avidemux with H.264 with AAC audio codecs. Some play fine but ones that are longer than 2 hours in length stop playing before the end. If I view the same files on my PC however they play fine.
The weird thing is that a couple of films that I have downloaded, that are in the same format and longer than 2 hours, play fine all the way through.
Any ideas what could be causing this?
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Thanks for the replies. I think i may have worked out what the problem is, well a solution anyway. The MP4s that are stopping before the end (irrelevant of actual file size but longer than two hours in length) all seem to be ones that wouldn't rip in DVD Decrypter so I used DVD Fab 9.
Yesterday I downloaded AnyDVD and then re-ripped one of the films using Decrypter.
This morning the resulting MP4 plays to the end.
Before i get too excited I'll try another one today and see if that works as well!!
FYI here is the log file for one of the ones that doesn't play to the end:
GeneralComplete name : D:\My Documents\My Videos\Movies\Downfall.mp4
Format : MPEG-4
Format profile : Base Media
Codec ID : isom
File size : 1.45 GiB
Duration : 2h 28mn
Overall bit rate mode : Variable
Overall bit rate : 1 399 Kbps
Movie name : Downfall.mp4
Writing application : Lavf53.24.0
ID : 1
Format : AVC
Format/Info : Advanced Video Codec
Format profile : High@L3.0
Format settings, CABAC : Yes
Format settings, ReFrames : 4 frames
Codec ID : avc1
Codec ID/Info : Advanced Video Coding
Duration : 2h 28mn
Bit rate : 1 228 Kbps
Width : 720 pixels
Height : 400 pixels
Display aspect ratio : 16:9
Frame rate mode : Constant
Frame rate : 25.000 fps
Color space : YUV
Chroma subsampling : 4:2:0
Bit depth : 8 bits
Scan type : Progressive
Bits/(Pixel*Frame) : 0.171
Stream size : 1.28 GiB (88%)
Writing library : x264 core 120 r2120 0c7dab9
Encoding settings : cabac=1 / ref=3 / deblock=1:0:0 / analyse=0x3:0x113 / me=hex / subme=7 / psy=1 / psy_rd=1.00:0.00 / mixed_ref=1 / me_range=16 / chroma_me=1 / trellis=1 / 8x8dct=1 / cqm=0 / deadzone=21,11 / fast_pskip=1 / chroma_qp_offset=-2 / threads=3 / sliced_threads=0 / nr=0 / decimate=1 / interlaced=0 / bluray_compat=0 / constrained_intra=0 / bframes=3 / b_pyramid=2 / b_adapt=1 / b_bias=0 / direct=1 / weightb=1 / open_gop=0 / weightp=2 / keyint=250 / keyint_min=25 / scenecut=40 / intra_refresh=0 / rc_lookahead=40 / rc=crf / mbtree=1 / crf=18.0 / qcomp=0.60 / qpmin=0 / qpmax=51 / qpstep=4 / ip_ratio=1.40 / aq=1:1.00
Matrix coefficients : SMPTE 240M
ID : 2
Format : AAC
Format/Info : Advanced Audio Codec
Format profile : LC
Codec ID : 40
Duration : 2h 28mn
Bit rate mode : Variable
Bit rate : 165 Kbps
Maximum bit rate : 192 Kbps
Channel(s) : 2 channels
Channel positions : Front: L R
Sampling rate : 48.0 KHz
Compression mode : Lossy
Delay relative to video : 80ms
Stream size : 176 MiB (12%)
Last edited by Sunshine Superman; 3rd Sep 2013 at 05:19.
Well I thought that had fixed it but I re-coded a log film, 'Private Ryan', and it stops well before the end
Instead of loads of faffing around would I be better off just getting a media player like the WD and connecting that to a spare HDMI socket on the TV, rather than relying on the TV's built in media player, which is obviously not up to it?
I know I'm talking to myself but Ive bought a WD Live TV media player that I have connected my hard drive to and that plays all the files fine. Problem Solved.
I was just going to recommend to try another media player...
Unfortunately consumers have assumed that media players inside TVs are "plays anything" type players and in reality they are not. We get posts all the time from people asking why they can't play their files on their TV where the same files would play fine on a WD player. I bought a first generation WD player years ago (maybe 5 - not sure) when they first came out and it is one of the best expenditures of money I've ever had in my life. And your player is better than mine, so I'm sure you will be pleased with the purchase.