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Videos don't work over media share


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#1 OFFLINE   dbronstein

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Posted 06 September 2011 - 10:06 PM

I cannot get videos to play over media share. I've tried WMP and Tversity and I just get the message "The video [name] could not be played successfully". They are in avi format and they play perfectly fine on my PC. I can view photos perfectly fine. Is there a setting somewhere that I'm missing?

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#2 OFFLINE   Kevin F

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Posted 06 September 2011 - 10:18 PM

I think media share can only play videos of the .mp4 variation currently. Try using playon
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Posted 07 September 2011 - 07:24 AM

You could also give Serviio (free) or Mezzmo (15 day trial) a try. I am confident they will solve your compatibility problems.

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Posted 07 September 2011 - 07:29 AM

Actually it's MPEG-2 videos that Media Share can play, if I recall. It's been a while.
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#5 OFFLINE   Yoda-DBSguy

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Posted 07 September 2011 - 11:33 AM

If using TVersity, make sure you have selected to have Tversity's "transcode" option set to Always Transcode. this will corect your issue.

#6 OFFLINE   dbronstein

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Posted 08 September 2011 - 10:20 PM

Thanks for the replies.

You could also give Serviio (free) or Mezzmo (15 day trial) a try. I am confident they will solve your compatibility problems.


I think media share can only play videos of the .mp4 variation currently. Try using playon


I'll try Serviio. I don't need to do this badly enough to pay for an app.

Actually it's MPEG-2 videos that Media Share can play, if I recall. It's been a while.


Then why does it let me see them in the list if it is unable to play avi format?

If using TVersity, make sure you have selected to have Tversity's "transcode" option set to Always Transcode. this will corect your issue.


I tried that, it made no difference.

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Posted 09 September 2011 - 06:20 AM

You have to be using a slightly older version of Tversity as well, nothing past 1.88 works currently..

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Posted 10 September 2011 - 08:33 PM

Download version 1.8 and video files will play out just fine. Don't forget to also download the codec files too.

All other later versions still do not work with DirecTV receivers including the recent 1.9+. Don't know why....




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