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Media Player - Black screen

Discussion in 'Vu+ Solo4K Black Hole Images' started by Cosmico72, Sep 30, 2019.

  1. Cosmico72

    Cosmico72 Vu+ Newbie

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    Hi All,
    I recently installed a new 4K box most used as media player.
    I'm experiencing a problem reproducing some videos, the screen is black, the audio it's OK, so it mean at least the box is reading correctly the file. (no matter both old or new videos have the same issue)

    The old Zero+ do not have this problem, the videos are reproduced very well.

    I've installed Media Player 2 (as usual) but the problem persists.

    It seems like a codec or something like that is missing in order to decode the video.

    Is there some plugins or do you have hint in let me solve the problem?

    Thanks
     
  2. Platoon

    Platoon Vu+ Newbie

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    New 4k boxes from vu dont support xvid,divx codecs. Quite a problem if you have many old files.

    Sent from my HTC U11 using Tapatalk
     
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  3. Alexwilmac

    Alexwilmac Vip

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    Have you installed the ServiceApp plugin. It will make possible to set, as a default "player", exteplayer3.
     
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  4. bady71

    bady71 Vu+ Newbie

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    the video should be in TS format ,
     
  5. Alexwilmac

    Alexwilmac Vip

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    Obviously, Cosmico72 is not talking about recorded files, but other kind of files.
     
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  6. Cosmico72

    Cosmico72 Vu+ Newbie

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    Thanks Alex, I will try this plugin and exteplayes3 as media player.
     
  7. Alexwilmac

    Alexwilmac Vip

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    Let us know the results.
     
  8. Cosmico72

    Cosmico72 Vu+ Newbie

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    Done, Player is working fine but the files are not decoded anyway.
    It seems the player use the provided codecs too.

    An extreme solution could be encode the files on a readable format, I think it will take a wile :)
     
  9. Alexwilmac

    Alexwilmac Vip

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    Well, surely you can recode them by Handbrake but it needs time. It would be interesting to see if you are able to play them by OBH, with or without the ServiceApp + Exteplayer3 installed.
    If you know how to take advantage of Multiboot install, you may keep BH in flash and try OBH 4.3 in OMB.
     
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  10. Cosmico72

    Cosmico72 Vu+ Newbie

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    I will try ASAP and let you know.
     
  11. Cosmico72

    Cosmico72 Vu+ Newbie

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    OBH 4.3 --> Not Working.
     
  12. Cosmico72

    Cosmico72 Vu+ Newbie

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    Other images tested, all Not Working....

    I think I will change STB, I plan to sell this.
     
  13. Thomas67

    Thomas67 Vip

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    What are the file extension of the Videos you struggle with?
     
  14. Alexwilmac

    Alexwilmac Vip

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    With and without ExtEplayer3?
     
  15. Elmoumin

    Elmoumin Vu+ Newbie

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    I also have the same problem. I can't read AVI, MP4, WMV. I am under Blackhole 3.0.9.
     
  16. Alexwilmac

    Alexwilmac Vip

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    Try and install the plugin ServiceApp and use Exteplayer3 as the default player.
    And, anyway, AVI, MP4 and the absurd WMV that only win uses, are not all the same: a video file is not like a .doc, .xls and so on.
    The extension is not the only factor but it's important to see what codec has been used to create them. Only .avi is a bit different but even this kind of video file may give different results.
    I find strange, anyway, you can't play even mp4, unless they are encoded with some strange codec.

    And, last but not least, what VU+ do you have? If you don't have a 4K one and your files are HEVC-265, you won't never be able to play them in a mipsel box (like Duo2, Solo and so on). Only 4K models are able to decode H265.
     
  17. Elmoumin

    Elmoumin Vu+ Newbie

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    Hello! Thanks for your response which prompted me to do more research on the subject. OK, you are right about the differents codecs used for the same extension.

    So I did file conversions through Format-Factory or Vlc or ...

    And now I am able to read them on my Vu + Duo 4K under Blackhole 3.0.9

    Thanks again. Regards.
     
  18. Alexwilmac

    Alexwilmac Vip

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    I didn't understand (as you didn't tell us... ;) ) that you converted your files.
    In this case, even if VLS is able to do that somewhat, there the prince of videoconverters that's Handbrake: it exists for all the O.S.
    It might be a bit difficult, at the beginning, but there isn't anything so complete and powerful like it. And, of course, it's for free.
     
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  19. Elmoumin

    Elmoumin Vu+ Newbie

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    I tried Handbrake, it is ok. I did not know at all. Thank you. Regards
     
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