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post #1 of 22 Old 09-28-2011 Thread Starter
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Video on RNS 850

I saw in another thread that the RNS 850 should play m4v video files, however I haven't been successful. It will play DVDs just fine, and plays mp3s and m4a's. My m4v are DVD rips converted to m4v using Handbrake with the AppleTV 2 profile, which uses the h.264 codec. Owner's manual (pg 212) says this should work. My bitrates are below 2000 as well.

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I've been pulling my hair out trying to use Handbrake to make m4v's that will work. It is very frustrating and I've tried so many settings I have lost track. If I remember correctly, I was able to get it to work when I used the "Universal" setting under the apple drop down. I changed the average bitrate to 1000 and then my videos worked. It did however change the aspect ratio of my movies just slightly, a bit stretched horizontally but not too bad. Give that a try and see if it works.

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Try to convert the video's to MP4. I had a MP4 file, put it on a SD Card and also saved it on the HDrive in the Treg. Both work fine. Great when I have to wait an hour for the kids to finish their after school programs.
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Took all the great advice this thread had to offer and low and behold it all worked, most of it anyway.

Instead of being letterboxed or in a 4:3 aspect ratio video is squared off. This is just from one video, but I'll experiment with setting in HB and see if I can get it to work in its original ratio.
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Brewdude, any luck with the settings on Handbrake to get the aspect ratio right?

I have tried toggling anamorphic on and off, different screen ratios etc, without success. I just get black strips either side of the video when playing around with the width and heights...

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Haven't had time with the holidays and work schedule to do any tweaking. I'm thinking resolution must be set manually to whatever the screen size it. Saw it on here somewheres...
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Any luck getting an m4v to play?

It's listed as compatible in the manual.
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Played with settings of all differents kinds and realized that you need to keep the framerate at < 29.97 fps. Using handbrake profiles doesn't necessarily change the framerate. So make sure however you are converting the files that the framerate is <29.97 fps.
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Bump.

I'm also working through this encoding issue.

None my videos played initially. I then got one to play with the Universal settings, but the next two encoded with the same settings didn't work.

I looked and the video that is working is a 29fps with 3400 bit-rate. I think most of the others I tried last night were <2000 bit-rate (spec in the manual) but with a variable fps.

Changing FPS worries me a little from previous handbrake experience. An issue I've had with changing the framerate fps with Handbrake in the past is a disconnect between the audio and video sync. Another can be some strange effects in action sequences.

I've got the encoder running a variety of different settings today and will see what my results are.

Aspect ratio is a lower priority although if I can get some settings that are consistent, I may look at that as well.

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