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BDP-3600 - Wrong film length

by plin1 / May 15, 2010 7:43 PM PDT

I converted some DVB-S recordings to DivX. My BDP-3600 is able to play the .avi files via streaming, but shows a wrong total length. The effect is, that after I hit the supposed end of the movie, I can't fast forwind or jump to a location beyond that point. Either the movie starts at the beginning again or the BDP-3600 advances to the next file. If I let the movie run at normal speed my BDP-3600 plays it till the end.

I updated to the latest firmware this morning, but the error is still there.

MS Media Player, VLC etc. show the correct length of the movie.

How can that be fixed?

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additional information
by plin1 / May 15, 2010 8:24 PM PDT

forgott to mention that the indicated length is shorter than the real length (typically between 1:01:01 and 1:08:55 at a real length of 2:00:00 to 2:20:00).

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I tracked this down to
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 16, 2010 3:59 AM PDT
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A bum AVI file joiner. It is likely to be the same in Divx as it was in AVI. There is a tool called GSPOT CODEC APPLIANCE among others that let us dissect video files. What's gone wrong in this area is that badly encoded content is out there and what's worse is that many think the players should fix the player and not the busted content.

Go figure.
Bob

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GSpot
by plin1 / May 17, 2010 1:51 AM PDT
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Which is half the battle.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 17, 2010 2:33 AM PDT
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Now get with Samsung and supply this file so their programmers and see what's up. Again, this area tends to find badly encoded content far too often.

There is no one "spec" and folk are downloading from many places without knowing how the content was encoded. It's likely running this file through a "transcoder" could fix it but many don't want to learn all this.
Bob

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