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    As title says, I'm having problems encoding files through latest XMedia with the same configuration as VidCoder, which works perfectly for my TV USB native player but doesn't allow me to burn-in .ass subtitles (which are necessary for 3D viewing). XMedia gives me the "unsupported video codec" message on TV, as well as the error (little X) thumbnail.

    Does anyone know which settings should I accomodate in XMedia Recode so I can replicate the functioning VidCoder encoding?

    Here is the MediaInfo of a VidCoder-encoded perfectly playable file:

    Format : Matroska
    Format version : Version 4 / Version 2
    File size : 8.75 GiB
    Duration : 1 h 30 min
    Overall bit rate : 13.8 Mb/s
    Encoded date : UTC 2017-08-17T18:32:32Z
    Writing application : HandBrake 1.0.7 2017040900
    Writing library : Lavf57.7.2 / Lavf57.7.2

    Video
    ID : 1
    Format : AVC
    Format/Info : Advanced Video Codec
    Format profile : Main@L4
    Format settings, CABAC : Yes
    Format settings, ReFrames : 4 frames
    Codec ID : V_MPEG4/ISO/AVC
    Duration : 1 h 30 min
    Nominal bit rate : 13.5 Mb/s
    Width : 1 920 pixels
    Height : 1 040 pixels
    Display aspect ratio : 1.85:1
    Frame rate mode : Constant
    Frame rate : 23.976 (24000/1001) FPS
    Color space : YUV
    Chroma subsampling : 4:2:0
    Bit depth : 8 bits
    Scan type : Progressive
    Bits/(Pixel*Frame) : 0.282
    Writing library : x264 core 148 r2708 86b7198
    Encoding settings : cabac=1 / ref=1 / deblock=1:0:0 / analyse=0x1:0x111 / me=hex / subme=2 / psy=1 / psy_rd=1.00:0.00 / mixed_ref=0 / me_range=16 / chroma_me=1 / trellis=0 / 8x8dct=0 / cqm=0 / deadzone=21,11 / fast_pskip=1 / chroma_qp_offset=0 / threads=6 / lookahead_threads=2 / 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=1 / keyint=240 / keyint_min=24 / scenecut=40 / intra_refresh=0 / rc_lookahead=10 / rc=2pass / mbtree=1 / bitrate=13511 / ratetol=1.0 / qcomp=0.60 / qpmin=0 / qpmax=69 / qpstep=4 / cplxblur=20.0 / qblur=0.5 / vbv_maxrate=20000 / vbv_bufsize=25000 / nal_hrd=none / filler=0 / ip_ratio=1.40 / aq=1:1.00
    Default : Yes
    Forced : No
    Color range : Limited
    Color primaries : BT.709
    Transfer characteristics : BT.709
    Matrix coefficients : BT.709
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  2. MediaInfo of your XMedia Recode file? (Complete, incl. info about sound, subtitles...)
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  3. Also give the model of the LG TV.
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    The model is LG 42LW4500

    Here's the offending MediaInfo from a snippet I've made with the same results:

    Format : Matroska
    Format version : Version 4 / Version 2
    File size : 314 MiB
    Duration : 4 min 39 s
    Overall bit rate : 9 442 kb/s
    Encoded date : UTC 2017-08-22 23:33:10
    Writing application : Lavf57.57.100
    Writing library : Lavf57.57.100 / Lavf57.57.100
    ErrorDetectionType : Per level 1

    Video
    ID : 1
    Format : AVC
    Format/Info : Advanced Video Codec
    Format profile : Baseline@L4.1
    Format settings, CABAC : No
    Format settings, ReFrames : 5 frames
    Codec ID : V_MPEG4/ISO/AVC
    Duration : 4 min 38 s
    Width : 1 920 pixels
    Height : 1 080 pixels
    Display aspect ratio : 16:9
    Frame rate mode : Constant
    Frame rate : 23.976 (24000/1001) FPS
    Color space : YUV
    Chroma subsampling : 4:2:0
    Bit depth : 8 bits
    Scan type : Progressive
    Writing library : x264 core 148 r2721
    Encoding settings : cabac=0 / ref=5 / deblock=1:0:0 / analyse=0x1:0 / me=umh / subme=8 / psy=1 / psy_rd=1.00:0.00 / mixed_ref=0 / me_range=16 / chroma_me=1 / trellis=0 / 8x8dct=0 / cqm=0 / deadzone=21,11 / fast_pskip=1 / chroma_qp_offset=-2 / threads=6 / lookahead_threads=1 / sliced_threads=0 / nr=0 / decimate=1 / interlaced=0 / bluray_compat=0 / constrained_intra=0 / bframes=0 / weightp=0 / keyint=239 / keyint_min=23 / scenecut=0 / intra_refresh=0 / rc_lookahead=50 / rc=crf / mbtree=0 / crf=18.0 / qcomp=0.60 / qpmin=10 / qpmax=69 / qpstep=4 / vbv_maxrate=9500 / vbv_bufsize=24000 / crf_max=0.0 / nal_hrd=none / filler=0 / frame-packing=4 / ip_ratio=1.40 / aq=0
    Language : English
    Default : Yes
    Forced : No
    DURATION : 00:04:39.008000000

    Audio
    ID : 2
    Format : AAC
    Format/Info : Advanced Audio Codec
    Format profile : LC
    Codec ID : A_AAC
    Duration : 4 min 39 s
    Channel(s) : 2 channels
    Channel positions : Front: L R
    Sampling rate : 48.0 kHz
    Frame rate : 46.875 FPS (1024 spf)
    Compression mode : Lossy
    Delay relative to video : -21 ms
    Writing library : Lavc57.66.101 aac
    Language : English
    Default : No
    Forced : No


    Please note that if I make an Ultra-fast conversion (this is Slow) the file works perfectly.
    Last edited by slit; 22nd Aug 2017 at 19:59.
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  5. Use High Profile level 4.0. Do not use more than 4 ref frames for 1920x1080.
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    Originally Posted by sneaker View Post
    Use High Profile level 4.0. Do not use more than 4 ref frames for 1920x1080.
    How do I change the ref frames? I can't find the option
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  7. Extra > Number of Reference Frames
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    Originally Posted by sneaker View Post
    Extra > Number of Reference Frames
    Okay, thank you! This seems to work.

    Now, even with Slow profile it seems that there's some blocking on fade-ins and fade-outs (image to black and backwards). What's the best Constant Quality value to keep the file as closer to the original? Don't care about size.

    Oh, and if this isn't too much to ask, how can I save a profile on XMedia? When I click the star icon I can only pick existing profiles to add them on Favorites list.
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  9. The lower the value the better the quality. 18 is usually perceived as good. 16 is borderline overkill. You have to experiment a bit yourself.

    Can you show the MediaInfo of your current result? Maybe someone can give additional tips about improving fades, then.
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    Sure,

    Format : Matroska
    Format version : Version 4 / Version 2
    File size : 389 MiB
    Duration : 6 min 12 s
    Overall bit rate : 8 759 kb/s
    Encoded date : UTC 2017-08-23 13:14:35
    Writing application : Lavf57.57.100
    Writing library : Lavf57.57.100 / Lavf57.57.100
    ErrorDetectionType : Per level 1

    Video
    ID : 1
    Format : AVC
    Format/Info : Advanced Video Codec
    Format profile : Baseline@L4 (It says Baseline@L4, shouldn't it say High@L4? That's what I selected in XMedia)
    Format settings, CABAC : No
    Format settings, ReFrames : 4 frames
    Codec ID : V_MPEG4/ISO/AVC
    Duration : 6 min 12 s
    Width : 1 920 pixels
    Height : 1 080 pixels
    Display aspect ratio : 16:9
    Frame rate mode : Constant
    Frame rate : 23.976 (24000/1001) FPS
    Color space : YUV
    Chroma subsampling : 4:2:0
    Bit depth : 8 bits
    Scan type : Progressive
    Writing library : x264 core 148 r2721
    Encoding settings : cabac=0 / ref=4 / deblock=1:0:0 / analyse=0x1:0 / me=umh / subme=8 / psy=1 / psy_rd=1.00:0.00 / mixed_ref=0 / me_range=16 / chroma_me=1 / trellis=0 / 8x8dct=0 / cqm=0 / deadzone=21,11 / fast_pskip=1 / chroma_qp_offset=-2 / threads=6 / lookahead_threads=1 / sliced_threads=0 / nr=0 / decimate=1 / interlaced=0 / bluray_compat=0 / constrained_intra=0 / bframes=0 / weightp=0 / keyint=239 / keyint_min=23 / scenecut=0 / intra_refresh=0 / rc_lookahead=50 / rc=crf / mbtree=1 / crf=18.0 / qcomp=0.60 / qpmin=10 / qpmax=69 / qpstep=4 / vbv_maxrate=9500 / vbv_bufsize=24000 / crf_max=0.0 / nal_hrd=none / filler=0 / frame-packing=4 / ip_ratio=1.40 / aq=1:0.00
    Language : English
    Default : Yes
    Forced : No
    DURATION : 00:06:12.268000000

    Audio
    ID : 2
    Format : AAC
    Format/Info : Advanced Audio Codec
    Format profile : LC
    Codec ID : A_AAC
    Duration : 6 min 12 s
    Channel(s) : 2 channels
    Channel positions : Front: L R
    Sampling rate : 48.0 kHz
    Frame rate : 46.875 FPS (1024 spf)
    Compression mode : Lossy
    Delay relative to video : -21 ms
    Writing library : Lavc57.66.101 aac
    Language : English
    Default : No
    Forced : No
    DURATION : 00:06:12.258000000
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  11. Originally Posted by slit View Post
    It says Baseline@L4, shouldn't it say High@L4? That's what I selected in XMedia
    You have CABAC and bframes turned off. I suggest you hit "Reset" and then set profile, preset, level and quality again. Then check CABAC, bframes and ref frames settings for correctness.

    Your maxrate is kinda low. You can set vbv maxrate and vbv bufsize to 20000. qpmin 1. For high quality encodes tune grain can be useful (but not always). AQ mode 3 is biased for darker scenes. Maybe you want to try it.
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    Originally Posted by sneaker View Post
    Originally Posted by slit View Post
    It says Baseline@L4, shouldn't it say High@L4? That's what I selected in XMedia
    You have CABAC and bframes turned off. I suggest you hit "Reset" and then set profile, preset, level and quality again. Then check CABAC, bframes and ref frames settings for correctness.

    Your maxrate is kinda low. You can set vbv maxrate and vbv bufsize to 20000. qpmin 1. For high quality encodes tune grain can be useful (but not always). AQ mode 3 is biased for darker scenes. Maybe you want to try it.
    Wow, so much info Okay, time to read about some obscure terms. Thanks for your help sneaker
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