jinzora wrote:Ok Endless, you get your way. I'm going to give this one more go. I'm the one that started the "So close yet so far away" thread:
I tried setting up a swap file and ran MPlay off my CF card rather than over the network (I was sure I'd setup the swap file but I hadn't).
I watched the first movie from start to finish last night without it skipping. However about 3 minutes into it the audio/video was totally out of sync so I had to skip back to fix it - then it was fine.
Gonna be watching all 6 Star Wars films over the next 2 days - will try all of them through the Roku (even though I have the DVD's) as a test...
clovold wrote:That's easy. You need to use the -FixTS command line option.
Add it to your MPlay.roku file.
If you're not sure how to do it, check elsewhere in the forum, it's been discussed before.
Thanks for that link - I will try that as my test has failed. We tried watching both Star Wars episodes I and II yesterday - within 2 minutes of it starting the audio dropped and started skipping - totally out of sync. I didn't play with it much as I just wanted to watch the movies so I switched to the DVD's right away.
So failed again. I'll try this TS fix next. Here's what I've done:
- Upgraded to latest 2.0 beta
- Running the latest MPlay (will use this version next)
- Have created a swap file per the Roku support pages (on my 256MB CF card)
- Ripped the DVD using DVDShrink - did NOT shrink it - just re-authored it to remove the menus, etc (just left the movie and the DD audio track)
- Roku connected to 100MB lan
- File shared on a Pentium 4, 3.2 GHZ box, 160 GB SATA HD (recently defraged)
- Connected to my HT via component and coax digital audio
- Audio set in the Roku for digial (so DD).
What else can I try? What else could I be missing? I REALLY want this to work - I really don't want to just sell this thing...
jinzora wrote:Well Endless, guess what...
I've now, finally, watched 2 movies in a row that worked perfectly - no skipping audio at all. We'll probably watch a movie tonight so that will be another test...
So if it really is working thanks for your help!
...now on to the next thread I'll start. As part of my *real* job I evaluate LOTS of things, from software to hardware. I have TONS of constructive comments about MPlay - ONLY designed to be helpful. Should I post them here? Email them to you? Post them somewhere on your site? If I'm going to really use this thing I want to be active in helping as much as I can with it (since I'm only a crappy web developer I don't think I can help much on the code but I'm great at identifying feature, etc).
jor wrote:I was thinking making it the default might still make sense when the most common use is DVD viewing.
But instead, maybe make the package with two 'executables,' even though the .roku files are merely wrapper scripts. Name one MplayDVD with the -fixTS flag implemented.
I had just put in the fix, but looking at the release notes it looks like they fixed this problem quite a while ago.