[quote="counsil"][quote="joksi"]No, i havent had success in streaming MKV with 5.1, always corrupted data. I have tried with ffdshow alone, and with ac3 filter. It just wont work. However, if i use the avisynth/mencoder option in PS3 Media Server with ffdshow handling the 5.1 sound it works, and it works with Mencoder alone handling the 5.1 too. So this tells me the issue is within TVersity not beeing able to work together with ffdshow or ac3filter, which PS3 media server is.
I have however suceeded in using CoreAVC instead of ffdshow for mkv (h264) with TVersity, which i have read somewhere wouldnt be possible cause its said that CoreAVC cant transcode. It also works with PS3 Media Server, that is CoreAVC.
It seems as already said that the issue is within TVersity, regarding the 5.1 sound.
In regards to your statements about MKV2VOB and tsMuxer, i cant say anything about MK2VOB, but tsMuxer however doesnt transcode anything, it only remuxes the video (=untouched) to another container, in this case M2TS, which PS3 reads natively. The video inside MKV container is almost always AVC h624, which the PS3 of course supports, but not in MKV container. I have remuxed 720p 4 GB videos with tsMuxer and it takes only 2-3 min, thats not so long?
Also PS3 Media Server has this extra option, remuxing the video on the fly using tsMuxer (its bundled with PS3 Media Server). This isnt a bad thing, if you dont need or want subtitles that is. Too bad PS3 dont accept subtitles with M2TS, if it did all problems would be solved and tsMuxer option with PS3 Media Server would be the easiest and most efficient way of streaming all HD video, certainly MKV files! This is, as already stated, because tsMuxer only remuxes, and not transcodes, the video. This results in the same quality as the source MKV, and no noticeable load on the CPU running the streaming server.[/quote]
You are correct, most MKV files don’t need to be transcoded, but some do. In those cases, MKV2VOB will transcode the MKV files for you, but it takes a long long long time. But in the end, you will have an M2TS file that tversity can stream with 5.1 audio. In my opinion, the transcoded M2TS file looks and sounds great, but I just don’t want to do this step. Tversity should be able to stream 5.1 when transcoding on the fly since PS3 media server can… plain and simple. I wish I knew more about all of this stuff so I could write an intelligent email to tversity stating how PS3 media server does it, and how they could do the same. I would think that they would be able to implement a fix rather easily if they were just given some direction.
To answer your question, no I don’t need subtitles. Therefore, I agree with you, using tsMuxer to remux my MKV files on the fly (with 5.1 sound!!!) using PS3 media player is my best option. But, for the stubborn MKV files that need to be transcoded, I use mencoder.
I have never used CoreAVC. Is it worth the money? How is it installed? What codecs (codec packs) do/can/should I eliminate if I do use it? Also, do you have any suggestions on how I should setup all the options in PS3 media server?[/quote]
Well, this is true, some files have for instance this higher “profile” which makes the video black with a simple remux. Too bad we cannot eat the cake and have it left
I would be satisfied with only subtitles supported with M2TS,cause i havent yet come over an MKV not being playable without transcode.
Im not sure if its worth the money, but its said that CoreAVC is the fasted h264 codec and requires a slower CPU to decode then ffdshow. If there is quality differences, I dont know. Its installed with a double click on an installation file, as easy as that Well, you could go with our without ffdshow together, the important this is to disabled ffdshow for h264 and let CoreAVC do this processing. Other formats will still be handled preferrably by ie ffdshow, and sound by ffdshow or ac3filter. So CoreAVC is mainly for h624.
Sorry, but i dont have any preferable setups in PS3 MEdia Server, cause I have yet to find the best setup overcoming the all so known stuttering. Im not sure completely what it depends on, sometimes it looks like the PS3 wireless lan card is too poor by design, and sometimes it looks like its PS3 Media Server that produces to high bitrates from the source file when transcoding. Many times a mkv with original 10Mbps bitrate hits 150Mbps bitrate with best settings in PS3 Media Server, which truly confuses me. That is also one reason wh i would prefer only tsmuxer option, cause it doesnt make any changes to the video nor the bitrate and therefore most 702p and even 1080p will be streamable over WLAN cause its about 5-15Mbps bitrates, while Mencoder or Aviosynt options go way higher in transcoding… But, i must use this when it comes to subtitles still,so its a bit restricting.
Even when I hook up the PS3 over ethernet 100mbit, or gigabit, it doesnt make any difference, over WLAN the stutter starts at somewhere over 25Mbps (naturally, most WLANS dont handle more than 20-25Mbps), but with wire it starts at much higher bitrates. IE, 150Mbps is not streamable bitrate over standard 100Mbps wire, but over gigabit it should be but it seem it isnt. The question then is is its because this bitrate is even too high for the PS3 itself, or if its my CPU not beeing able to keeup up with smooth transcoding at this very high bitrate. I guess both parts is partly the issue.