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  • in reply to: Here’s how to play your HD files with WiiMC #25031
    cadbusca
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    I have now updated the process to reflect the addition of support for .flv files containing avc video and aac audio streams.

    This format is now in common use by sites such as YouTube, Hulu and PBS for streaming video to Flash Player, which tools such as Real Player and StreamTransport can download. While VLC can play these captured files, due to a VLC bug it cannot trancode or stream them. I have developed a workaround however consisting of a relatively fast (about 2 mins per hour of video on my I7) pretranscode of the AAC to AC3 into .mp4, followed by the transcode and streaming of the resulting .mp4 file which does work in VLC. This process is embedded in the revised streamvideo.bat found at http://forum.videolan.org/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=76852&start=0

    I am now able to stream all my videos regardless of source or encoding and play them on my TV using my WII and WIIMC.

    in reply to: Here’s how to play your HD files with WiiMC #25029
    cadbusca
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    In windows. to setup so you can have any program run using a specific file as input, you first add a shortcut to the program to your “Sendto” folder and then in explorer you can select and right click on any file. In the context menu that pops up, move the mouse over “send to” and click on the the program name you want to run against that file. .Ergo If you add a shortcut to “Streamvideo.bat” to your “sendto” folder you can then “send” any video file “to” it and it will start streaming. Once it is streaming, you can open the stream on WIIMC.

    As far as I have figured out you cannot start or manipulate the streaming video from WIIMC. You can pause it and jump back or forward from the VLC server window on the PC,and the WIIMC will pickup that adjusted stream but if you stop the streaming connection is lost. Right now it simply gives you a way to start your HD files playing on the PC and then watch them on the WII.

    I think there is more potential in VLC since I see references to keeping the Stream open, and to Video on Demand but I have not worked on them. I have spent my time getting the new avc/aac.flv files from Hulu, PBS and YouTube to work as now posted below. All my code is in the posts so if you can figure out how to make VLC work better, please post.

    in reply to: Default "Online Media Folder" #24405
    cadbusca
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    I have the same question because on-line media does not use a folder AFAIK.

    in reply to: Folder Settings not retained #24864
    cadbusca
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    Yes, I do too. Just noticed that my settings have SMB folders set for Music and Pictures and I never set them! I guess that they inherited the current directory I was on when I clicked the Music and Picture buttons in error. Very confusing but I need to think about a better solution.

    in reply to: Crashed, then on restart all settings lost #24453
    cadbusca
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    Back with 1.02 I lost the SMB settings I had just set up when WIIMC crashed “before I exited WIIMC normally”. My recollection is that settings are saved on exiting WIIMC not when exiting “settings”, but I think Tantric said that would be changed. I have no idea if it is done yet.

    in reply to: WIIMC VP6 decoder #25703
    cadbusca
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    You guys ROCK!! It is outstanding now! Thanks to you all!

    in reply to: upnp client #24553
    cadbusca
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    You can do trancoding today with VLC and stream to WIIMC via http. No need for upnp server for that. See my post under stickies. Works great to transcode your HD files to SD to play on the WII.

    in reply to: code dump when playing some videos #25148
    cadbusca
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    fattest, please start being specific. If you cannot post precisely what video with what specs (using MediaInfo if you don’t know) does not play no one can help you or fix it, and you are just wasting others time. You can refer to my sticky for what should play. I’m interested in knowing what does not, and if it does not if it was the first video played after loading WIIMC.

    in reply to: Trouble whit .srt subtitle #25628
    cadbusca
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    Do your subtitles play correctly when using Media Player Classic on your PC?
    I am playing all my files via SMB and all my .srt subtitles play correctly.
    I usually verify my .srt files using Subtitle Workshop. If they load there they should work.

    in reply to: code dump when playing some videos #25146
    cadbusca
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    The problem is not any particular video (so long as they are WII conforming ones) but the fact that they are not the first one played after WIIMC starts up. If you get a dump, just restart WIIMC and play it again. If it fails then and you can repeat it, then you have something to report.

    in reply to: SMB issue #24718
    cadbusca
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    I have no problem with SMB or WII Wireless and my router is in the basement at the other end of the house.

    Be sure you have your wireless set to channel 11 to avoid interference and make sure that any devices that transmit on 2.4ghz like video extenders or cell phones are using channels that do not interfere. For me 11 works without touching my other devices. See the WII documentation re the best channel.

    Hope that helps.

    in reply to: Stops playing movies after some time #25354
    cadbusca
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    Is this still a problem with 1.0.4? Please post if it happens to you on 1.0.4 with details of file used, so others can try and replicate and report as bug.

    in reply to: code dump when playing some videos #25143
    cadbusca
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    I believe there is a lot of ambiguity in the above posts which is leading to chasing our tails.

    The ONLY code dumps that should be reported are those that occur with files that conform to the criteria posted in http://www.wiimc.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=224 AND those that repeatedly occur when played immediately after a cold boot of WIIMC.

    As others have posted, we already know that files that do not conform to http://www.wiimc.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=224 will cause dumps, and that after one or more files are played, the chances of a dump due to a memory leak or other corruption increase.

    It would appear that all the problems cited above fall into the known and previously reported category.

    in reply to: Need a WIIMC Transcoding Solution #25473
    cadbusca
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    OK, after many long hours here is the solution http://www.wiimc.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=405

    in reply to: Playback with .mkv files video lagging #24514
    cadbusca
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    Again read http://www.wiimc.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=224

    .mkv files within the allowable parameters will play fine.

    I am continuing to work on a solution using VLC that will transcode HD files on the PC into allowable parameters so they will play on the WII.

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