11-06-2009 04:08 PM
Before the lastest firmware that was release today, I was able to play .avi files from a USB device. Now when i browse, I am unable to see .avi files. I have to manually rename the files to .wmv before I can see them. Otherwise, they play as usual. Why did the development team remove support for .avi files in the latest firmware? Can it be added back? Thanks.
11-06-2009 05:27 PM - edited 11-07-2009 08:28 AM
I've noticed other issues with today's firmware update related to video file playback as well.
1. fast forwarding .wmv files will now only go 2x. If you try to do more you aren't allowed. I could do this with the last firmware.
Edit: I removed my second point because it didn't make any sense.
11-06-2009 07:47 PM
11-06-2009 07:50 PM
11-06-2009 07:54 PM - edited 11-06-2009 07:57 PM
You may be able to just rename the extension to get it to work. I'll try this in a bit.
Yep, I just renamed a mp4 to a mpg and it is playing without a hitch
11-06-2009 08:31 PM - edited 11-07-2009 08:28 AM
I figured out more on the wmv playback. It seems that if a file is greater than a certain size, i.e. 2 gigs that you can't fast forward more than 2x. Also, it seems that audio playback may be choppy with files over 2gigs.
This didn't occur with the previous firmware... they worked fine before.
11-06-2009 10:08 PM - edited 11-07-2009 08:30 AM
Here's some more info on the choppy audio. It only seems to occur with 1080p wmvs with DTS sound. I found some posts related to choppy sound on the vlc support forums so it vlc is what you're using that would be a good place to start to fix this.
The posts i'm referencing state that mplayer will play the files with no issues. I have tested this on my pc and media player does play the files with no issues.
UPDATE: The choppy sound was the result of how I split the files. Please disregard this post. I have fixed the issue. The only remaining issues I can see are that the firmware no longer recognizes avi files and any file over 2 gb or so can only fast forward 2x.
11-06-2009 11:32 PM