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Cant play vlc recordings.

janphilipjanphilip Posts: 2Validating, Plex Pass Plex Pass

Hey,
does anyone has an Idea why i cant play this Video.
It was recorded with the VLC mediaplayer.
The Error message is "This server is not powerful enough to convert video."

Codec MPEG2VIDEO
Bitrate 5885 kbps
Ref Frames 1
Stream Identifier 480

Codec AC3
Channels 5.1
Bitrate 448 kbps
Audio Channel Layout 5.1(side)
Sampling Rate 48000 Hz
Stream Identifier 128

Codec SRT
Language Deutsch

Codec SRT
Language English

Media

Duration 1:54:25
Bitrate 6333 kbps
Container MPEG

Part

Duration 1:54:25
File 123.mpg
Size 5.06 GB
Container MPEG

Answers

  • nokdimnokdim Posts: 569Members, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja, TunerTester Plex Ninja

    Looks like your server is not powerful enough to trans-code on the fly that video.
    I know my Android does not support AC3 so it has to convert to AAC.

    So you gotta figure out why its trans-coding and go from there.

  • janphilipjanphilip Posts: 2Validating, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    edited September 14

    Thanks for your answer,
    I don't know if it helps but I have a synology DS 216play.
    Also I have tested it on android, Windows 10(Edge, Windows store app and Firefox),Windows 7 Internet Explorer and on a Samsung smart TV. Maybe I should change from the android forum to general, but I don't know how to do it.
    So if there isn't any other solution I probably have to convert the Videos. Any suggestions?
    So far I have used Handbrake, but I am always struggling which codec for Audio/media and which Container to use.
    Which are you using, or which would you recommend ?
    I don't know much about codecs and which are popular. Mpeg-4 or H.264 and which Container ?
    I would really appreciate your help :)

    For example this video was easily playable on all my devices.

    Media:
    Width 1920
    Duration 2:04:50
    Video Profile high
    Has 64bit Offsets 1
    Web Optimized Yes
    Video Frame Rate 24p
    Container MP4
    Aspect Ratio 2.35
    Height 816
    Bitrate 7184 kbps
    Video Resolution 1080p

    Part:

    Size 6.26 GB
    Duration 2:04:50
    Video Profile high
    Has 64bit Offsets 1
    Web Optimized Yes
    Container MP4
    File 1234.m4v
    Has Thumbnail 1

    Language English:

    Width 1920
    Height 816
    Bitrate 6243 kbps
    Stream Identifier 1
    Ref Frames 5
    Profile high
    Level 4.1
    Frame Rate 23.976 fps
    Chroma Subsampling 4:2:0
    Bit Depth 8
    Codec H264

    Language English
    Bitrate 384 kbps
    Stream Identifier 4
    Codec AC3
    Sampling Rate 48000 Hz
    Audio Channel Layout 5.1(side)
    Channels 5.1

    Language English
    Codec SRT

    Language Deutsch
    Codec SRT

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