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Cannot play .mov file from my Samsung smart TV

Trying to get .mov playing on my Samsung tv. Is this possible? I am new to twonky, I have been trying to get transcoding to work, but it appears that this is no longer a working process in 7.0.11. Can you confirm this?
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  • I am trying this one ffmpeg -i MVI_4921.MOV -vcodec copy -acodec libfaac -ab 320k output.mp4
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  • If the build of ffmpeg has libfaac statically built in it should work
    if not youll have to use a dynamic lib for it
    libfaac is found in older builds of ffmpeg, but not newere ones
    the change happened due to something about licenseing issues
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  • Ok Sorry I have not had a chance to get back to this. Is there any way to get the .mov files created on a Canon camera to be transcoded to a device?
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  • The key there is what is in that .mov
    you can use mediainfo a freeware tool
    and post back a full text report on one
    which would help better figure what it is and what to do with it
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  • Hello,
    Here is the mediainfo of the .mov file.

    Video
    ID : 1
    Format : AVC
    Format/Info : Advanced Video Codec
    Format profile : Baseline@L5.0
    Format settings, CABAC : No
    Format settings, ReFrames : 1 frame
    Format settings, GOP : M=1, N=15
    Codec ID : avc1
    Codec ID/Info : Advanced Video Coding
    Duration : 1mn 37s
    Bit rate : 44.8 Mbps
    Width : 1 920 pixels
    Height : 1 080 pixels
    Original height : 1 088 pixels
    Display aspect ratio : 16:9
    Original display aspect ratio : 16:9
    Frame rate mode : Constant
    Frame rate : 29.970 fps
    Color space : YUV
    Chroma subsampling : 4:2:0
    Bit depth : 8 bits
    Scan type : Progressive
    Bits/(Pixel*Frame) : 0.722
    Stream size : 523 MiB (97%)
    Language : English
    Encoded date : UTC 2012-10-21 13:18:18
    Tagged date : UTC 2012-10-21 13:18:18
    Color primaries : BT.709
    Transfer characteristics : BT.709
    Matrix coefficients : BT.601

    Audio
    ID : 2
    Format : PCM
    Format settings, Endianness : Little
    Format settings, Sign : Signed
    Codec ID : sowt
    Duration : 1mn 37s
    Bit rate mode : Constant
    Bit rate : 1 536 Kbps
    Channel(s) : 2 channels
    Channel positions : Front: L R
    Sampling rate : 48.0 KHz
    Bit depth : 16 bits
    Stream size : 17.9 MiB (3%)
    Language : English
    Encoded date : UTC 2012-10-21 13:18:18
    Tagged date : UTC 2012-10-21 13:18:18

    I used stream clip to encode so that the Samsung smart TV could play it. Just wondering if there is somthing in the device profile I could change so that twonky could do this on the fly.

    Video
    ID : 1
    Format : AVC
    Format/Info : Advanced Video Codec
    Format profile : Baseline@L4.2
    Format settings, CABAC : No
    Format settings, ReFrames : 2 frames
    Codec ID : avc1
    Codec ID/Info : Advanced Video Coding
    Duration : 1mn 37s
    Bit rate : 35.5 Mbps
    Width : 1 920 pixels
    Height : 1 080 pixels
    Display aspect ratio : 16:9
    Frame rate mode : Constant
    Frame rate : 29.970 fps
    Color space : YUV
    Chroma subsampling : 4:2:0
    Bit depth : 8 bits
    Scan type : Progressive
    Bits/(Pixel*Frame) : 0.572
    Stream size : 415 MiB (99%)
    Language : English
    Encoded date : UTC 2013-06-23 13:51:49
    Tagged date : UTC 2013-06-23 13:55:06
    Color primaries : BT.709
    Transfer characteristics : BT.709
    Matrix coefficients : BT.709

    Audio
    ID : 2
    Format : AAC
    Format/Info : Advanced Audio Codec
    Format profile : LC
    Codec ID : 40
    Duration : 1mn 37s
    Bit rate mode : Constant
    Bit rate : 256 Kbps
    Channel(s) : 2 channels
    Channel positions : Front: L R
    Sampling rate : 48.0 KHz
    Compression mode : Lossy
    Stream size : 2.99 MiB (1%)
    Language : English
    Encoded date : UTC 2013-06-23 13:51:49
    Tagged date : UTC 2013-06-23 13:55:06
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  • When it comes to MOV files made from various devices
    most current implimentations use AVC for the video
    which makes it real easy to get from the MOV container to an MP4 container
    without the need to re-encode the video
    the following command would take the as is video and audio tracks
    and remux them into a new container, in this case an mp4


    ffmpeg -i input.mov -vcodec copy -acodec copy output.mp4


    I did play around with trying to get twonky to do this real time
    and yes I can get it to do it, BUT...
    one has to wait for it finish, and sometimes the, the client caches things
    and doesn't realize that there is the new version, yeah I know...

    So I just pre-remux the mov's into mp4's with the above command
    Its as close to real time and 100% original quality as you are going to get

    PS
    I tried messing around with the profiles to see if I could offer an alternate mimetype
    which in some cases should/could work
    it really comes down to if the client will deal with it
    for example on the ps3 if I tell it a MOV is an MP4, it doesn't help
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  • Yes I have tried using the command "ffmpeg -i input.mov -vcodec copy -acodec copy output.mp4" and setting the samsung profile to treat MOV as MP4, but they do not work on the samsung smart tv. Though using the Stream Clip program to convert the MOV to MP4 I just change the quality to 80%. I have no clue what does that actually mean or what it does.
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  • I did some looking into the MP4 spec
    as I wasn't sure about the PCM audio
    and it turns out that it isn't officially supported in the spec
    it does state that LPCM is supported
    Which is the most likely reason the remixing method isn't working as expected

    Here is an example using ffmpeg to keep the video untouched
    and just re-encode the pcm to aac audio


    ffmpeg -i input.mov -vcodec copy -strict experimental -acodec aac -ab 128k -ar 44100 -ac 2 output.mp4
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  • I also have the have video playback problems when they play video like MOV on my Samsung smart TV, what I've done is that I changed MOV to a MP4 video. Then I worked it with my TV, it goes smoothly.

    Here is the reference I got: http://video-playback-tips.com/watch-...
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