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WTV best quality settings for MPEG2

Jan 10, 2014 at 8:46 AM
Changing WTV video type from MPEG2 to h264 has rendered both my pc and xbox extenders unable to play newly created wtv files. Please post a WTV ffmpeg configuration that produces the best video/audio result possible for an MPEG2 based WTV file. Thank-you.

Fyi the resulting videos with h264 produce black screen videos with sound, xbox 360 and pc both.
Jan 10, 2014 at 12:47 PM
What version of Windows are you using? Have you installed any filter codec packs?
Jan 10, 2014 at 5:10 PM
Using windows 7 x64 home premium. Have been using mcebuddy for half a year with excellent results, until this latest change. No filter packs installed since started using mcebuddy.

Modifying the wtv profile with the video setting from an old mcebuddy profile seems to work fine. Two videos tested so far.

I also need the mpeg2 version because one of my xbox 360 extenders is 'banned'. Purchased it on eby before knowing about the banned issue. But it works fine for wtv and wmv files.
Jan 10, 2014 at 6:50 PM
you can revert to the old mpeg2 that's fine, but I've tested the h264 wtv on windows 7 and 8 and it's working. the only reason it wont' work is if there is some 3rd party codecs installed which interfers with windows media foundation.

Jan 10, 2014 at 6:51 PM
or you cna use the unprocessed wtv profile which will be faster and better quality since everything is remuxed to mpeg2 anyways

Jan 12, 2014 at 8:01 PM
I'll be glad to give that a try, but i'm confused - what is the point of the original wtv profile is the unprocessed wtv is faster and better?
Jan 13, 2014 at 1:13 AM
The WTV profile encodes to H.264 always, the Unprocessed WTV keeps the original format (could be Mpeg2 or H264 etc).

Marked as answer by rboy1 on 1/29/2014 at 8:43 AM
Jan 13, 2014 at 3:31 AM
I need the mpeg2/ac3 format always. Would creating a new WTV profile from a before h.264 version of mcebuddy still work?
Jan 13, 2014 at 4:03 AM
yes it will. You can copy the old settings (be sure to add -sn to the ffmpeg-video line)