Files processed through WTV profile not playing on Xbox 360 extender

Feb 8, 2013 at 10:14 AM
I'm trying to use the WTV profile to recompress .wtv files (but also tried .dvr-ms files as source) but they will not play back on the xbox 360 extender. I'm getting the " Files needed to display video are not installed..." error. I can't figure out why it's throwing this since the source files playback fine and I was thinking this profile would do nothing other than recompress and it would still be mpeg2/ac3

I'm targeting WTV has the output to retain the ability to use fast forward/rewind (rather than being left with just skip like with h.264 files).
Coordinator
Feb 8, 2013 at 2:20 PM
i'm assuming you're using the WTV and not WTV Unprocessed profile.

Have you tried both profiles? Are both profiles not working?

Hmm lets see if it's an audio issue or a video issue.

Try to remove the audio from the profile and see if the resulting file plays back:

Use this profile:

[WTV]
Description=Recodes the video to creates WTV (MPEG-2 / AC3) files.
order=ffmpeg
ffmpeg-general=-threads 0
ffmpeg-video=-ss 3 -vf yadif=0:-1,hqdn3d -vcodec mpeg2video -qscale 2
ffmpeg-audio=-an
ffmpeg-audioac3=-an
ffmpeg-ext=.wtv
ffmpeg-audiodelay=skip


Then try one with just Audio and no Video and see if that plays back:
[WTV]
Description=Recodes the video to creates WTV (MPEG-2 / AC3) files.
order=ffmpeg
ffmpeg-general=-threads 0
ffmpeg-video=-vn
ffmpeg-audio=-acodec ac3 -ab 192k
ffmpeg-audioac3=-acodec ac3 -ab 384K
ffmpeg-ext=.wtv
ffmpeg-audiodelay=skip


Let me know how it goes
Feb 8, 2013 at 4:05 PM
I had issues with sound on external media devices, you might find this thread of interest:

Remove Commercials while maintaining MCE and media device compatibility

I found that conversion of audio from AC3 to MP2 worked well for me, you might want to experiment with something like this in your profile:

ffmpeg-audio=-acodec mp2 -ab 192k
ffmpeg-audioac3=-acodec mp2 -ab 384K

Substituting mp2 for ac3.

I had to add -async 1 in ffmpeg-general to resolve audio sync issues but I am still using a non-current beta version.
Feb 9, 2013 at 2:32 AM
Well... not sure what to make of it, but all of the tests produced the files needed error (WTV Unprocessed, WTV, WTV no audio, WTV no video). I'm using an episode of Modern Family as my source and I can see in the properties->details that it is unprotected so that's not it. I haven't tried lightman2's suggestion of replacing re-encoding the ac3 to mp2, but at this point I don't have much hope for it. My only guess is my Xbox does not like whatever WTV muxer is used.
Feb 9, 2013 at 10:11 AM
When I started down this path, the WTV files from MCEBuddy were playing back on the media center PC but not the Xbox. I just noticed that now they are not playing back on the PC either. I'm going uninstall Shark 007 and reinstall and see where it goes. Do you use Shark, or another codec package?
Coordinator
Feb 9, 2013 at 2:30 PM
I never use any Shark or other "forced" codecs. Only FFDShow. They really mess things up.
Did the mp2 work on the extender?
Feb 9, 2013 at 2:53 PM
I haven't gotten to the mp2 test yet. I'll wipe out shark and try FFDShow. The thing that bugs me on this is that the unprocessed profile is not playing. What changes are made to the file from the original WTV source to the output from the WTV Unprocessed profile?
Feb 9, 2013 at 3:05 PM
Also, I have not yet mentioned it, but if it matters, I am running Windows 8
Coordinator
Feb 9, 2013 at 3:40 PM
You had mentioned they were playing earlier - do you know what changes were made since?

What build of MCEBuddy are you using?
Feb 9, 2013 at 4:58 PM
Edited Feb 9, 2013 at 5:01 PM
What changed... that's a valid question and now that I really think about it, everything has changed. I had been using XBMC for the last 8 years or so and decided to tackle Media Center with an HDHomeRun Prime over the last 3 weeks. So, now that I think about it, the original WTV conversion tests were on a totally different PC that I ended up giving up on due to being too slow. So I am now on a new PC and I don't believe I have ever tried to play the processed WTV files back on the PC until now. I have now reset the Shark codecs settings to default and then uninstalled them, followed by installing the latest FFDShow Tryout from SVN. At the moment, I'm back to where I was before where the untouched WTV files play back fine but the processed ones do not.

I did just now try to convert using the mp2 suggestion, but MCEbuddy (2.3 release 11) error's out on it:

[WTV mp2]
Description=Recodes the video to creates WTV (MPEG-2 / AC3) files.
order=ffmpeg
ffmpeg-general=-async 1 -threads 0
ffmpeg-video=-ss 3 -vf yadif=0:-1,hqdn3d -vcodec mpeg2video -qscale 2
ffmpeg-audio=-acodec mp2 -ab 192k
ffmpeg-audioac3=-acodec mp2 -ab 384K
ffmpeg-ext=.wtv
ffmpeg-audiodelay=skip

2013-02-09T11:38:50 MCEBuddy.AppWrapper.FFmpeg --> Launching process C:\Program Files (x86)\MCEBuddy2x\ffmpeg\ffmpeg.exe
2013-02-09T11:38:50 MCEBuddy.AppWrapper.FFmpeg --> Process arguments -async 1 -threads 0 -drc_scale 0.8 -y -i "C:\Program Files (x86)\MCEBuddy2x\working0\Modern Family - 04x14 - A Slight at the Opera.ts" -ss 3 -vf yadif=0:-1,hqdn3d,crop=1280:704:0:10,scale=720:400 -vcodec mpeg2video -qscale 3 -acodec mp2 -ab 384K -map 0:0 -map 0:2 -ac 6 "C:\Program Files (x86)\MCEBuddy2x\working0\Modern Family - 04x14 - A Slight at the Opera.wtv"
--> ffmpeg version N-48065-g6375318 Copyright (c) 2000-2012 the FFmpeg developers
--> built on Dec 21 2012 09:06:30 with gcc 4.7.2 (GCC)
--> configuration: --enable-static --arch=x86 --target-os=mingw32 --cross-prefix=/home/rdp/dev/ffmpeg-windows-build-helpers/sandbox/mingw-w64-i686/bin/i686-w64-mingw32- --pkg-config=pkg-config --enable-gpl --enable-libx264 --enable-avisynth --enable-libxvid --enable-libmp3lame --enable-version3 --enable-zlib --enable-librtmp --enable-libvorbis --enable-libtheora --enable-libspeex --enable-libopenjpeg --enable-gnutls --enable-libgsm --enable-libfreetype --enable-fontconfig --enable-libass --enable-libutvideo --enable-libopus --disable-w32threads --enable-frei0r --enable-filter=frei0r --enable-libvo-aacenc --enable-bzlib --enable-libxavs --extra-cflags=-DPTW32_STATIC_LIB --enable-libopencore-amrnb --enable-libopencore-amrwb --enable-libvo-amrwbenc --enable-libschroedinger --enable-libbluray --enable-libvpx --enable-runtime-cpudetect
--> libavutil 52. 12.100 / 52. 12.100
--> libavcodec 54. 81.100 / 54. 81.100
--> libavformat 54. 49.102 / 54. 49.102
--> libavdevice 54. 3.102 / 54. 3.102
--> libavfilter 3. 29.100 / 3. 29.100
--> libswscale 2. 1.103 / 2. 1.103
--> libswresample 0. 17.102 / 0. 17.102
--> libpostproc 52. 2.100 / 52. 2.100
--> [mpegts @ 027b2740] max_analyze_duration 5000000 reached at 5024000
--> Input #0, mpegts, from 'C:\Program Files (x86)\MCEBuddy2x\working0\Modern Family - 04x14 - A Slight at the Opera.ts':
--> Duration: 00:30:56.32, start: 1.400000, bitrate: 8204 kb/s
--> Video duration=1856.32
--> Program 1
--> Metadata:
--> service_name : WTVDDT (WTVD-DT)
--> service_provider: WTVDDT
--> Stream #0:00x100: Audio: ac3 ([129][0][0][0] / 0x0081), 48000 Hz, 5.1(side), fltp, 384 kb/s
--> Stream #0:10x101: Audio: ac3 ([129][0][0][0] / 0x0081), 48000 Hz, stereo, fltp, 192 kb/s
--> Stream #0:2[0x102]: Video: mpeg2video (Main) ([2][0][0][0] / 0x0002), yuv420p, 1280x720 [SAR 1:1 DAR 16:9], 59.94 fps, 59.94 tbr, 90k tbn, 119.88 tbc
--> Please use -q:a or -q:v, -qscale is ambiguous
--> -async is forwarded to lavfi similarly to -af aresample=min_comp=0.001:min_hard_comp=0.100000.
--> [mp2 @ 029c0a60] Specified channel layout '5.1' is not supported
--> Output #0, wtv, to 'C:\Program Files (x86)\MCEBuddy2x\working0\Modern Family - 04x14 - A Slight at the Opera.wtv':
--> Stream #0:0(eng): Audio: mp2, 48000 Hz, 5.1, s16, 384 kb/s
--> Stream #0:1: Video: none, yuv420p, 720x400 [SAR 100:99 DAR 20:11], q=2-31, 200 kb/s, 90k tbn, 59.94 tbc
--> Stream mapping:
--> Stream #0:0 -> #0:0 (ac3 -> mp2)
--> Stream #0:2 -> #0:1 (mpeg2video -> mpeg2video)
--> Error while opening encoder for output stream #0:0 - maybe incorrect parameters such as bit_rate, rate, width or height
ERROR> 2013-02-09T11:38:52 MCEBuddy.Transcode.ConvertWithFfmpeg --> FFMpeg conversion failed
2013-02-09T11:38:52 MCEBuddy.Transcode.ConvertWithFfmpeg --> Conversion: Percentage Complete 0
ERROR> 2013-02-09T11:38:52 MCEBuddy.Transcode.ConvertWithFfmpeg --> Conversion of video failed
ERROR> 2013-02-09T11:38:52 MCEBuddy.Transcode.Convert --> FFMpeg did not convert successfully, using fallback if configured
ERROR> 2013-02-09T11:38:52 MCEBuddy.Transcode.Convert --> Unable to convert file Modern Family - 04x14 - A Slight at the Opera.wtv using profile WTV mp2
ERROR> 2013-02-09T11:38:52 MCEBuddy.Engine.ConversionJob --> Conversion failed
INFORMATION> 2013-02-09T11:38:52 MCEBuddy.Engine.ConversionJob -->



That -qscale error is a little strange since, I just verified that the original WTV profile still works fine (in that it completes the conversion):

[WTV]
Description=Recodes the video to creates WTV (MPEG-2 / AC3) files.
order=ffmpeg
ffmpeg-general=-async 1 -threads 0
ffmpeg-video=-ss 3 -vf yadif=0:-1,hqdn3d -vcodec mpeg2video -qscale 2
ffmpeg-audio=-acodec ac3 -ab 192k
ffmpeg-audioac3=-acodec ac3 -ab 384K
ffmpeg-ext=.wtv
ffmpeg-audiodelay=skip
Feb 9, 2013 at 5:10 PM
Interesting, I too am using an HDHomeRun tuner...

Sorry I wasn't more specific, I was in the original thread, I only convert the audio not the video to mp2:

[WTV Unprocessed]
order=ffmpeg
ffmpeg-general=-async 1 -threads 0
ffmpeg-video=-ss 3 -vcodec copy
ffmpeg-audio=-acodec mp2 -ab 192k
ffmpeg-audioac3=-acodec mp2 -ab 384K
ffmpeg-ext=.wtv
ffmpeg-audiodelay=skip
FixedResolution=true
SkipCropping=true

I suspect the error above is the mp2 video parameters that are choking.
Feb 9, 2013 at 5:49 PM
lightman2, I tried your profile but MCEBuddy is still not getting through the conversion and is complaining about the AC3 stream:


2013-02-09T12:41:10 MCEBuddy.AppWrapper.FFmpeg --> Launching process C:\Program Files (x86)\MCEBuddy2x\ffmpeg\ffmpeg.exe
2013-02-09T12:41:10 MCEBuddy.AppWrapper.FFmpeg --> Process arguments -async 1 -threads 0 -drc_scale 0.8 -y -i "C:\Program Files (x86)\MCEBuddy2x\working0\Modern Family - 04x14 - A Slight at the Opera.ts" -ss 3 -vcodec copy -acodec mp2 -ab 384K -map 0:0 -map 0:2 -ac 6 "C:\Program Files (x86)\MCEBuddy2x\working0\Modern Family - 04x14 - A Slight at the Opera.wtv"
--> ffmpeg version N-48065-g6375318 Copyright (c) 2000-2012 the FFmpeg developers
--> built on Dec 21 2012 09:06:30 with gcc 4.7.2 (GCC)
--> configuration: --enable-static --arch=x86 --target-os=mingw32 --cross-prefix=/home/rdp/dev/ffmpeg-windows-build-helpers/sandbox/mingw-w64-i686/bin/i686-w64-mingw32- --pkg-config=pkg-config --enable-gpl --enable-libx264 --enable-avisynth --enable-libxvid --enable-libmp3lame --enable-version3 --enable-zlib --enable-librtmp --enable-libvorbis --enable-libtheora --enable-libspeex --enable-libopenjpeg --enable-gnutls --enable-libgsm --enable-libfreetype --enable-fontconfig --enable-libass --enable-libutvideo --enable-libopus --disable-w32threads --enable-frei0r --enable-filter=frei0r --enable-libvo-aacenc --enable-bzlib --enable-libxavs --extra-cflags=-DPTW32_STATIC_LIB --enable-libopencore-amrnb --enable-libopencore-amrwb --enable-libvo-amrwbenc --enable-libschroedinger --enable-libbluray --enable-libvpx --enable-runtime-cpudetect
--> libavutil 52. 12.100 / 52. 12.100
--> libavcodec 54. 81.100 / 54. 81.100
--> libavformat 54. 49.102 / 54. 49.102
--> libavdevice 54. 3.102 / 54. 3.102
--> libavfilter 3. 29.100 / 3. 29.100
--> libswscale 2. 1.103 / 2. 1.103
--> libswresample 0. 17.102 / 0. 17.102
--> libpostproc 52. 2.100 / 52. 2.100
--> [mpegts @ 01f379e0] max_analyze_duration 5000000 reached at 5024000
--> Input #0, mpegts, from 'C:\Program Files (x86)\MCEBuddy2x\working0\Modern Family - 04x14 - A Slight at the Opera.ts':
--> Duration: 00:30:56.32, start: 1.400000, bitrate: 8204 kb/s
--> Video duration=1856.32
--> Program 1
--> Metadata:
--> service_name : WTVDDT (WTVD-DT)
--> service_provider: WTVDDT
--> Stream #0:00x100: Audio: ac3 ([129][0][0][0] / 0x0081), 48000 Hz, 5.1(side), fltp, 384 kb/s
--> Stream #0:10x101: Audio: ac3 ([129][0][0][0] / 0x0081), 48000 Hz, stereo, fltp, 192 kb/s
--> Stream #0:2[0x102]: Video: mpeg2video (Main) ([2][0][0][0] / 0x0002), yuv420p, 1280x720 [SAR 1:1 DAR 16:9], 59.94 fps, 59.94 tbr, 90k tbn, 119.88 tbc
--> -async is forwarded to lavfi similarly to -af aresample=min_comp=0.001:min_hard_comp=0.100000.
--> [mp2 @ 02920260] Specified channel layout '5.1' is not supported
--> Output #0, wtv, to 'C:\Program Files (x86)\MCEBuddy2x\working0\Modern Family - 04x14 - A Slight at the Opera.wtv':
--> Stream #0:0(eng): Audio: mp2, 48000 Hz, 5.1, s16, 384 kb/s
--> Stream #0:1: Video: mpeg2video, yuv420p, 1280x720 [SAR 1:1 DAR 16:9], q=2-31, 59.94 fps, 90k tbn, 59.94 tbc
--> Stream mapping:
--> Stream #0:0 -> #0:0 (ac3 -> mp2)
--> Stream #0:2 -> #0:1 (copy)
--> Error while opening encoder for output stream #0:0 - maybe incorrect parameters such as bit_rate, rate, width or height
ERROR> 2013-02-09T12:41:13 MCEBuddy.Transcode.ConvertWithFfmpeg --> FFMpeg conversion failed
Coordinator
Feb 9, 2013 at 6:45 PM
flurpyburp wrote:
What changed... that's a valid question and now that I really think about it, everything has changed. I had been using XBMC for the last 8 years or so and decided to tackle Media Center with an HDHomeRun Prime over the last 3 weeks. So, now that I think about it, the original WTV conversion tests were on a totally different PC that I ended up giving up on due to being too slow. So I am now on a new PC and I don't believe I have ever tried to play the processed WTV files back on the PC until now. I have now reset the Shark codecs settings to default and then uninstalled them, followed by installing the latest FFDShow Tryout from SVN. At the moment, I'm back to where I was before where the untouched WTV files play back fine but the processed ones do not.

I did just now try to convert using the mp2 suggestion, but MCEbuddy (2.3 release 11) error's out on it:

[WTV mp2]
Description=Recodes the video to creates WTV (MPEG-2 / AC3) files.
order=ffmpeg
ffmpeg-general=-async 1 -threads 0
ffmpeg-video=-ss 3 -vf yadif=0:-1,hqdn3d -vcodec mpeg2video -qscale 2
ffmpeg-audio=-acodec mp2 -ab 192k
ffmpeg-audioac3=-acodec mp2 -ab 384K
ffmpeg-ext=.wtv
ffmpeg-audiodelay=skip

2013-02-09T11:38:50 MCEBuddy.AppWrapper.FFmpeg --> Launching process C:\Program Files (x86)\MCEBuddy2x\ffmpeg\ffmpeg.exe
2013-02-09T11:38:50 MCEBuddy.AppWrapper.FFmpeg --> Process arguments -async 1 -threads 0 -drc_scale 0.8 -y -i "C:\Program Files (x86)\MCEBuddy2x\working0\Modern Family - 04x14 - A Slight at the Opera.ts" -ss 3 -vf yadif=0:-1,hqdn3d,crop=1280:704:0:10,scale=720:400 -vcodec mpeg2video -qscale 3 -acodec mp2 -ab 384K -map 0:0 -map 0:2 -ac 6 "C:\Program Files (x86)\MCEBuddy2x\working0\Modern Family - 04x14 - A Slight at the Opera.wtv"
--> ffmpeg version N-48065-g6375318 Copyright (c) 2000-2012 the FFmpeg developers
--> built on Dec 21 2012 09:06:30 with gcc 4.7.2 (GCC)
--> configuration: --enable-static --arch=x86 --target-os=mingw32 --cross-prefix=/home/rdp/dev/ffmpeg-windows-build-helpers/sandbox/mingw-w64-i686/bin/i686-w64-mingw32- --pkg-config=pkg-config --enable-gpl --enable-libx264 --enable-avisynth --enable-libxvid --enable-libmp3lame --enable-version3 --enable-zlib --enable-librtmp --enable-libvorbis --enable-libtheora --enable-libspeex --enable-libopenjpeg --enable-gnutls --enable-libgsm --enable-libfreetype --enable-fontconfig --enable-libass --enable-libutvideo --enable-libopus --disable-w32threads --enable-frei0r --enable-filter=frei0r --enable-libvo-aacenc --enable-bzlib --enable-libxavs --extra-cflags=-DPTW32_STATIC_LIB --enable-libopencore-amrnb --enable-libopencore-amrwb --enable-libvo-amrwbenc --enable-libschroedinger --enable-libbluray --enable-libvpx --enable-runtime-cpudetect
--> libavutil 52. 12.100 / 52. 12.100
--> libavcodec 54. 81.100 / 54. 81.100
--> libavformat 54. 49.102 / 54. 49.102
--> libavdevice 54. 3.102 / 54. 3.102
--> libavfilter 3. 29.100 / 3. 29.100
--> libswscale 2. 1.103 / 2. 1.103
--> libswresample 0. 17.102 / 0. 17.102
--> libpostproc 52. 2.100 / 52. 2.100
--> [mpegts @ 027b2740] max_analyze_duration 5000000 reached at 5024000
--> Input #0, mpegts, from 'C:\Program Files (x86)\MCEBuddy2x\working0\Modern Family - 04x14 - A Slight at the Opera.ts':
--> Duration: 00:30:56.32, start: 1.400000, bitrate: 8204 kb/s
--> Video duration=1856.32
--> Program 1
--> Metadata:
--> service_name : WTVDDT (WTVD-DT)
--> service_provider: WTVDDT
--> Stream #0:00x100: Audio: ac3 ([129][0][0][0] / 0x0081), 48000 Hz, 5.1(side), fltp, 384 kb/s
--> Stream #0:10x101: Audio: ac3 ([129][0][0][0] / 0x0081), 48000 Hz, stereo, fltp, 192 kb/s
--> Stream #0:2[0x102]: Video: mpeg2video (Main) ([2][0][0][0] / 0x0002), yuv420p, 1280x720 [SAR 1:1 DAR 16:9], 59.94 fps, 59.94 tbr, 90k tbn, 119.88 tbc
--> Please use -q:a or -q:v, -qscale is ambiguous
--> -async is forwarded to lavfi similarly to -af aresample=min_comp=0.001:min_hard_comp=0.100000.
--> [mp2 @ 029c0a60] Specified channel layout '5.1' is not supported
--> Output #0, wtv, to 'C:\Program Files (x86)\MCEBuddy2x\working0\Modern Family - 04x14 - A Slight at the Opera.wtv':
--> Stream #0:0(eng): Audio: mp2, 48000 Hz, 5.1, s16, 384 kb/s
--> Stream #0:1: Video: none, yuv420p, 720x400 [SAR 100:99 DAR 20:11], q=2-31, 200 kb/s, 90k tbn, 59.94 tbc
--> Stream mapping:
--> Stream #0:0 -> #0:0 (ac3 -> mp2)
--> Stream #0:2 -> #0:1 (mpeg2video -> mpeg2video)
--> Error while opening encoder for output stream #0:0 - maybe incorrect parameters such as bit_rate, rate, width or height
ERROR> 2013-02-09T11:38:52 MCEBuddy.Transcode.ConvertWithFfmpeg --> FFMpeg conversion failed
2013-02-09T11:38:52 MCEBuddy.Transcode.ConvertWithFfmpeg --> Conversion: Percentage Complete 0
ERROR> 2013-02-09T11:38:52 MCEBuddy.Transcode.ConvertWithFfmpeg --> Conversion of video failed
ERROR> 2013-02-09T11:38:52 MCEBuddy.Transcode.Convert --> FFMpeg did not convert successfully, using fallback if configured
ERROR> 2013-02-09T11:38:52 MCEBuddy.Transcode.Convert --> Unable to convert file Modern Family - 04x14 - A Slight at the Opera.wtv using profile WTV mp2
ERROR> 2013-02-09T11:38:52 MCEBuddy.Engine.ConversionJob --> Conversion failed
INFORMATION> 2013-02-09T11:38:52 MCEBuddy.Engine.ConversionJob -->



That -qscale error is a little strange since, I just verified that the original WTV profile still works fine (in that it completes the conversion):

[WTV]
Description=Recodes the video to creates WTV (MPEG-2 / AC3) files.
order=ffmpeg
ffmpeg-general=-async 1 -threads 0
ffmpeg-video=-ss 3 -vf yadif=0:-1,hqdn3d -vcodec mpeg2video -qscale 2
ffmpeg-audio=-acodec ac3 -ab 192k
ffmpeg-audioac3=-acodec ac3 -ab 384K
ffmpeg-ext=.wtv
ffmpeg-audiodelay=skip
I had noted on the other page too, if you're using mp2 add the line (to the profile)

2ChannelAudio=true

since mp2 does NOT support multi channel audio and you've unchecked Stereo in the Conversion tasks page which added -ac 6 to the command line and caused it to fail).
Feb 9, 2013 at 7:27 PM
Yep, that let me use the mp2 profile above, but the resulting file still won't play on the PC or extender. I can't open either the source or the converted wtv files in mediainfo, so I can't tell what the difference is between the files. Do you know if this has been tried by anyone else on Windows 8 where it works?
Coordinator
Feb 9, 2013 at 7:42 PM
Can you upload hte original WTV file that plays on the XBox to the MCEBuddy FTP server. I will try to see what's going on
Feb 9, 2013 at 8:11 PM
Edited Feb 9, 2013 at 8:14 PM
Thanks, I'll work on getting it uploaded. I did finally notice you can just specify the input file to ffmpeg and it gives you video details. One thing that I noticed is the AC3 codec info has extra stuff

Original file:

Duration: 00:30:55.84, start: 2.374407, bitrate: 7755 kb/s
    Stream #0:0[0x10](eng): Audio: ac3, 48000 Hz, 5.1(side), fltp, 384 kb/s
    Stream #0:1[0x11](esl): Audio: ac3, 48000 Hz, stereo, fltp, 192 kb/s
    Stream #0:2[0x12]: Video: mpeg2video (Main), yuv420p, 1280x720 [SAR 1:1 DAR 16:9], 59.94 fps, 60 tbr, 10000k tbn, 11
9.88 tbc
    Stream #0:3[0x13]: Subtitle: eia_608
At least one output file must be specified

converted with WTV profile:

Duration: 00:30:53.32, start: 0.000000, bitrate: 4133 kb/s
   Stream #0:0[0x2]: Audio: ac3 ([0] [0][0] / 0x2000), 48000 Hz, 5.1(side), fltp, 384 kb/s
   Stream #0:1[0x3]: Video: mpeg2video (Main), yuv420p, 720x400 [SAR 1:1 DAR 9:5], 59.94 fps, 59.94 tbr, 10000k tbn, 11
.88 tbc
At least one output file must be specified"
Feb 9, 2013 at 8:21 PM
Right, tried the 2ChannelAudio=true but that failed, should have posted earlier:

--> Duration: 00:31:58.98, start: 1.400000, bitrate: 18007 kb/s
--> Video duration=1918.98
--> Program 1
--> Metadata:
--> service_name : WSBKDT (WSBK-DT)
--> service_provider: WSBKDT
--> Stream #0:00x100: Audio: ac3 ([129][0][0][0] / 0x0081), 48000 Hz, 5.1(side), fltp, 384 kb/s
--> Stream #0:1[0x101]: Video: mpeg2video (Main) ([2][0][0][0] / 0x0002), yuv420p, 1920x1080 [SAR 1:1 DAR 16:9], 29.97 fps, 29.97 tbr, 90k tbn, 59.94 tbc
--> [NULL @ 0000000004fe1a40] Unable to find a suitable output format for '2ChannelAudio=true'
--> 2ChannelAudio=true: Invalid argument

Does MP2 not supporting multichannel, mean it is not stereo????? I have not noticed any issues with the audio using mp2.
Feb 10, 2013 at 12:48 AM
I've got it uploaded, WTV-Profile-Extender-Issue.wtv
Coordinator
Feb 10, 2013 at 2:30 PM
Please post your profile, you're are using 2ChannelAudio=true incorrectly. It should be SEPARATE line in the profile not tagged to any existing lines (refer to documentation for details).

your conversion is failing because you've marked the audio as multichannel audio (i.e. -ac 6) (in the Conversion Tasks page you've checked MultiChannelAudio) and mp2 does not support multi channel audio.

--> Error while opening encoder for output stream #0:0 - maybe incorrect parameters such as bit_rate, rate, width or height

This error is coming due to that multichannel audio paramters (-ac 6)
Coordinator
Feb 10, 2013 at 7:47 PM
flurpyburp wrote:
I've got it uploaded, WTV-Profile-Extender-Issue.wtv
Okay I've created 3 sample files for you to test. They are called
out1.wtv
out2.wtv
out3.wtv

Can you login to the MCEBuddy FTP server download the samples and let me know which ones play on the XBox 360 extender and which ones dont. This will help me understand what hte issue is and how to fix it.

thanks,
Feb 10, 2013 at 9:40 PM
None of those are playable for me. In the case of those 3 files, it doesn't even try (I don't get the files needed error message) so this is different than what is happening with my transcodes. I can play them in VLC, so I don't think they were corrupted through the FTP transfer.
Coordinator
Feb 11, 2013 at 4:02 PM
Okay I've used a special version to create a new test file. Can you download out.wtv from the FTP server and see if that works on your extender.
Feb 12, 2013 at 9:41 PM
It's still not playing. Assuming that this is working for you (and others) it has to be my splitter/codec config where maybe windows 8 and 64bit is causing problems. I'm now using a combination of FFDShow and LAV without the Shark007 (or any other package) and I'm to the point that fast foward and rewind are working pretty well with AVC/MP4 files. I think I'm throwing in the towel with these ffmpeg processed .WTV files. Thanks very much for your time in troubleshooting it with me though.
Coordinator
Feb 14, 2013 at 2:18 AM
Okay so folks who are having issues with playing back MCEBuddy created WTV files on 64 bit Windows (7 and 8). Thanks for Mark for this answer:

Open FFDShow 64bit Video Configuration from the Start Menu -> ffdshow (assuming you let MCEBuddy install FFDSHOW).
Under MPEG-2 and MPEG2 in AVI set it codec to libavcodec.

It should solve your problem. (maybe a reboot is required).