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And the winner is... TVersity!

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Tips and Resources' started by blucas95, Jan 5, 2007.

  1. Nov 2, 2009 #681 of 767
    mrfatboy

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    I have the format in 1080i + original unaltered. I made a test jpeg that was exactly 1920x1080. When I display it, it does not fill the entire screen. I have a black border around the entire picutre. If I turn the TV to the E channel first then display the horizonal gets stretched a bit more but there is still a black boarder around the entire picture.

    Has anybody gotten a 1920x1080 jpeg to fill the entire screen or is just a feature/limitation of the HR23 and or Tversity?
     
  2. Homebrew101

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    OK, I just scanned through 28 pages in this thread and am not sure of the answer for my situation. I have many dvd's ripped to my PC so that it contains a separate folder for each that within it has the VIDEO_TS folders.

    I cannot get any of these to play although each is visible on my TV through my HR-22. I always get an error message whether I try to play an IFO, BUP of VOB files. Do I need different codecs installed or is it just not possible to view these files through Tversity? I am running the latest version (IIRC, September 09).
     
  3. AlbertZeroK

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    VOB files can't play via TVersity. You need to post process them either by converting the movie to AVI (which will result in image quality loss, but saves a ton of space) or process the movie into a single VOB file (dvdshrink with split VOB's into 1G segments option turned off) and then post process the VOB through VideoReDo to fix the time stamp issue you will have with the video.
     
  4. Movieman

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    Not sure if you still have the original DVD but you can rip them again to either AVI or mpeg format. It might be a little time consuming but can be done. i had the same issue with VIDEO_TS folders and just ripped them all again to mpeg files.
     
  5. dave29

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    mpeg works for me.
     
  6. Movieman

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    I picked that format over AVI so that Tversity would do the least transcoding possible. Although its slight on my Sammy Plasma and my LCD Visio I can tell the difference between the avi file and the mpeg file.
     
  7. Movieman

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    One thing you also want to check is the proper settings in Tversity for your tv. I recently found out that I could change the Video Resolution to get a much better picture than I was before. I thought that Tversity knew what resolution I was using since it can see my devices. I had to fine tune the settings to increase the quality.
     
  8. Jan 1, 2010 #688 of 767
    Bushwacr

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    They do play via Tversity.

    To the OP forget the IFO and BUP files; those require a dvd player or software to use.

    As to combining VOBs; get VOBMERGE and combine the VOB files. The sw is free and works fast and well and has no timestamp issues.
     
  9. Jan 5, 2010 #689 of 767
    jbucy

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    Hello again. I originally posted to this forum in April/May of '09 and after lots of help that I received, I never was able to get video to play on my HR20 from TVersity.

    I have just started trying to get all of this to work again and I am having the exact same problem...video looks like it is going to play, but nothing. I even get the progress bar sometimes, but no picture/sound.

    Just to try something different...I installed Twonky last night and....my video's played!! Well, some of them...the ones that were in the correct format.

    I would really prefer to use TVeristy so that it can transcode and I won't have to convert everything to MPEG2. Plus it is free.

    Since Twonky works...that tells me that my network and my connections are correct. So why does TVersity not work??? There has to be a setting or settings that are not correct even though I left everything at the default value.

    Hopefully this info can help lead me to a solution to finally get TVersity to work!!

    Thanks,
    John
     
  10. Jan 7, 2010 #690 of 767
    Homebrew101

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    disappointed that this is the solution, I might as well do what I have been doing and burn to a dvd-r and play on my dvd player

    was hoping to just view the dvd files that I have downloaded and watch on my TV instead of my pc since they are networked

    still surprised there isn't an easier software solution for viewing without any processing

    and no, before anyone gets excited I am not downloading any copyrighted materials
     
  11. Jan 7, 2010 #691 of 767
    Athlon646464

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    I think Handbrake (free program) will convert your folders (one for each DVD) to a playable format for you.

    I use it to get DVD's onto my iPod. First I copy the DVD to my hard drive (folders & all), then I use Handbrake to convert the folders to the format that works with the iPod. It will convert the folders to many other formats as well.

    A cool feature of Handbrake is that you can 'cue' up the folders and let it run over night, as the process can take some time.

    Of course, this will only work with DVD's that are not copy protected.
     
  12. Jan 8, 2010 #692 of 767
    Homebrew101

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    thanks, a brief look at their website shows promise

    will be worthwhile to check this out, if I can convert files that easily right on my hdd and then view via TVersity this could be a winner :biggthump
     
  13. pdawg17

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    Do the settings on Tversity have to be tweaked at all to get video working? No matter what video I pick (or what filetype) it acts like it is starting to load and then it just dumps back to the D* menu without giving me any kind of error...do I need to pick Directv HR20/21? What should be selected for transcoding? Always? Only as needed? If someone who has video working can please chime in with their settings I would appreciate it...
     
  14. loudo

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    Make sure you also download the codes that are included with TVersity (make sure the box for them is checked during the install). Yes, you should use DirecTV HR20/1 wav default. I have done very little tweaking to my setup and it works fine, sending even home made HD videos (lower resolutions) ro my HR20. I also have a bunch of Internet radio stations streaming to the box. I have never been able to get much to stream with regular Windows, but TVersity always comes through for me.

    By the way, make sure you have the latest version installed, it is 1.7.3.0. I think it was just released the last few days.
     
  15. Movieman

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    As Loudo posted. Make sure your using FFshow (one of the programs that installs with Tversity). I have had to compress the size of the movies I put on TVersity avoid the same thing. Anything bigger than 1gb and it just closes itself with no warning. There have been times though that it will ask if I want to play video without audio. I try to keep my movies to 1gb or less so that I dont run into these issues. Also, verify that your firewall is not blocking Tversity. This may sometimes be an issue.
     
  16. Supramom2000

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    I just upgraded to Pro yesterday to start using Hulu and other TV internet sources. It works pretty well, but I have to select my choices more than 1 time. The first time, in the PIP box I get the grey screen while it "works" at something, then it reverts back to regular TV. I go back into the menus and choose the same video and it plays fine. But I cannot get my podcasts that are on Itunes - and legal, to play. They show up in the menu just fine, but all I get is this terrible stuttering sound. Anyone have any luck with podcasts from Itunes or have any suggestions?
     
  17. loudo

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    The shuttering may be coming as a result of the Pro upgrade. Today I having the same problem with some of my streaming Internet radio stations that worked fine yesterday, before I upgraded. The radio stations play fine when I select them using TVersity, in my computer, but when I select them via my HR20, I get the loud shuttering also.
     
  18. Supramom2000

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    That would be a total bummer as the reason I upgraded was to watch Hulu and other TV items. If I have to go back to the regular version it kind of defeats the whole puprose.
     
  19. loudo

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    I just checked and I can't even get Hulu to show up on my HR20-700 screen. It was OK the other day. Now it is not even an menu selection. I guess this new upgrade is a little buggy.
     
  20. makaiguy

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    Installed Tversity 1.7.4 a couple of days ago, replacing whatever ([strike]1.6?[/strike] 1.7.2.1) I had before.

    Couple of new strange effects.

    Playing videos (several mp4 homebrew opuses) I now have green text superimposed in the upper left corner, displaying information about the file, like the the variable bitrate, among other things. Anybody know how to switch this off? Couldn't find anything on their website.

    Some of my music (mp3 and wma), which played without problems before, now just sort of buzzes (sounds like a continuous b-r-r-r-p). Some play perfectly. Any ideas what I need to tackle here?

    Doesn't seem to be any problem with photo files.
     

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