Video playback feedback

Discussion in 'DIRECTV - HMC PC Playback Discussion (private)' started by Tom Robertson, Mar 5, 2008.

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  1. dettxw

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    HD-MPEG2 - 34-1 OTA CW KOCB - Smallville (Quest) 5/8 7:00pm
    Yes - Plays on DVR:
    Other DVR streams: None
    Normal playback results: Excellent. No hint of jerkiness.

    Trickplay results: Mild trickplay OK.

    desktop Configuration

    Comment: Used wireless N connection to the desktop from the LR HR20-700.
     
  2. dettxw

    dettxw MRVing

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    SD in 720 pillar box - 9-1 OTA CBS KWTV - At the Movies With Ebert and Roper 5/4 1:30am
    Yes - Plays on DVR:
    Other DVR streams: Recording VOD and tuning satellite channel.
    Normal playback results: Excellent. No hint of jerkiness.

    Trickplay results: Mild trickplay OK.

    laptop Configuration

    Comment: Used wireless N connection to the laptop from the LR HR20-700.
    Found that my security software has a strong and rather strange affinity for the Bluetooth interface when it should be considering the wireless n adapter as prime. Playing with those setting may help laptop operation.
     
  3. dettxw

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    HD mpeg4 - 522 STZEHD - 54 1/30 11:20pm
    Yes - Plays on DVR:
    Other DVR streams: No.
    Normal playback results: Excellent. No hint of jerkiness.

    Trickplay results: Mild trickplay OK.

    laptop Configuration

    Comment: Used wireless N connection to the laptop from the BR HR20-700.
     
  4. kocuba

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    Recording type: MPEG-4HD
    -Channel number: 3 Local HD channel via DirecTV
    -Show information name/date/time: Law & Order - 3/12/08 10:00 PM
    -Plays on DVR: Have not tired
    -Other DVR streams: None
    -Normal playback results: Unwatchable.
    -Trickplay results: Did not try

    Configuration

    -Comments: This and other episode have been "playing" in slow motion. The video is very slow. The audio continues to play at normal speed but the video is completly off. If I pause and unpause the video will "speed up" to catch back up where the audio is and then slow back down again.
     
  5. dettxw

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    HD mpeg4 - 5 KOCO - Celtics @ Calvaliers 5/10 7:15pm
    Yes - Plays on DVR:
    Other DVR streams: Recording game and 326 GAC
    Normal playback results: Excellent, no jerkiness, but constant random pixelation not in the broadcast. Crappy HD quality on the broadcast. Looks like HD light.

    Trickplay results: Mild trickplay OK, but got server disconnect requiring PC & DVR reboot on third FF click.

    laptop Configuration

    Comment: Used wireless N connection to the laptop from the LR HR20-700.
    Only the second local mpeg4 recording I've ever looked at, other one was Knight Rider a while back. I guess I'm just in the habit of recording OTA since DirecTV doesn't provide an HD version of local CW, only list OTA locals in my guide. Since there was an absence of jerkiness on the laptop the bitrate and/or framerate must be lower than on an OTA mpeg2 recording.
     
  6. dettxw

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    HD-MPEG4 - 604 VersusHD - Red Wings at South Stars 5/12 7:00pm
    Yes - Plays on DVR:
    Other DVR streams: Recording on DVR as recording was streaming
    Normal playback results: Excellent.

    Trickplay results: Mild trickplay OK.

    desktop Configuration

    Comment: Used wireless N connection between the desktop and the BR HR20.
    Was getting regular pixelation but that seemed to stop when the BeyondTV program stopped recording OTA on the PC; it was using more CPU than the DirecTV app.
     
  7. dettxw

    dettxw MRVing

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    HD-MPEG2 - 34-1 OTA CW KOCB - Smallville (Traveler) 3/20 7:00pm
    Yes - Plays on DVR:
    Other DVR streams: Downloading HD DoD (The Bee Movie) & recording VersusHD (WEC Wrek Cage)
    Normal playback results: Excellent. No hint of jerkiness.

    Trickplay results: Mild trickplay OK.

    desktop Configuration

    Comment: Used wireless N connection to the desktop from the LR HR20-700.
    Didn't watch the whole thing, just wanted to try it after I realized that I hadn't tested stressing the wireless N connection. The worst case HD playback was not affected by the HD DoD.
     
  8. dettxw

    dettxw MRVing

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    Nov 21, 2007
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    HD-MPEG2 - 34-1 OTA CW KOCB - Reaper 5/13 7:00pm
    Yes - Plays on DVR:
    Other DVR streams: Downloading HD DoD, recording OTA HD & mpeg4 HD, and was playing back an OTA HD recording on the TV.
    Normal playback results: Excellent. No hint of jerkiness.

    Trickplay results: Mild trickplay OK.

    desktop Configuration

    Comment: The wireless N network supported the HD playback and two HD DoD downloads (one on each DVR) with no problem (also email and surfing).
    The LR HR20-700 recorded OTA HD, mpeg4 HD, downloaded HD DoD, played back an OTA HD recording, and streamed another OTA HD recording with no problem.
     
  9. Tom Robertson

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    The issues and video playback feedback threads are now in the Public Cutting Edge forum, so please use those now.

    Thanks for all your help,
    Tom
     
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