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Sat Dec 31 15:15:43 EST 2011

Glad you got it sorted.

Hopefully the old version of ffmpeg will continue to work for some time yet.

On 31/12/2011 15:52, don rossie wrote:
> Hi,
> It transpires that there was a fault with my PS3 (it was a second hand
> PS3 from ebay under warranty so I have now sent it back and bought a
> new slimline 160Gb). With my new PS3, it works just fine when using
> the older version of ffmpeg (r22140). I now have to convert all my
> other videos that were encoded with the newer version of ffmpeg but I
> can do this by running them through Handbrake. What is MP4Box, I have
> never heard of this ??
> Thank you for all of your help in getting this resolved, it is greatly
> appreciated.
> Cheers
> Don.....
> On 28 December 2011 17:47,< at>  wrote:
>> Sorry I haven't caught up with this thread earlier,  it's been a busy time
>> of year.   :-)
>> It's very odd that your PS3 is resetting when trying to play a video file,
>>   I've not had problems like that.  Just the "normal" no audio, too fast
>> video problem.   Hope there's not a problem with your PS3 itself.
>> I have downloaded  b018xsm2  (I've Never Seen Star Wars) today and it was
>> encoded with the version of  ffmpeg I posted a link to earlier.
>> SVN-r22140-Sherypya built 02 March 2010.
>> The resulting file plays absolutely fine on my PS3  (Slimline model with
>> latest firmware from Sony).
>> The command line that get_iplayer used to convert the flv to .mp4 was:
>> E:\gip\ffmpeg\bin\ffmpeg.exe -i
>> E:\gip\Downloads/Ive_Never_Seen_Star_Wars_-_27_12_2011_b018xsm2_default.partial.mp4.flv
>> -vcodec copy -acodec copy -f mp4 -y
>> E:\gip\Downloads/Ive_Never_Seen_Star_Wars_-_27_12_2011_b018xsm2_default.partial.mp4
>> Maybe you could try downloading this file with get_iplayer and seeing if it
>> plays on your PS3?  Perhaps copy the file to a USB stick if you have one and
>> plug it in the PS3 and try to play it from there which will eliminate the
>> media streaming from the equation.
>> I actually gave up using my PS3 as my media player (it was too noisy, a bit
>> unreliable and I wanted to play HD mkv files without converting them)  and I
>> instead bought a eMachine ER1401 which I picked up for £110 from
>>    CPC had these on offer for a similar price recently but they're now out of
>> stock again.
>> On 27/12/2011 11:39, don rossie wrote:
>>> On 27 December 2011 04:35,<don.rossie at>    wrote:
>>>> I tried an older version of ffmpeg on my windows 7 setup and all this did
>>>> was to reset my ps3 (older 40gb model, also known as the fat shiny top
>>>> model) to a shutdown state with the red power light flashing. This
>>>> happened
>>>> as soon as the video was started with the ps3 controller X button. The
>>>> video
>>>> was running from my zyxel 310 nas. The funny thing is that the same video
>>>> works just fine on my Ipad??
>>>> Don...
>>>>> ________________________________
>>>> On 27 Dec 2011 03:56, Andy Bircumshaw<andy at>    wrote:
>>>> On 22 December 2011, at 19:24, don rossie wrote:
>>>>> ...
>>>>> I have been reading up on this problem which is the video files play
>>>>> at double speed with no audio and the solution seems to be to use an
>>>>> older version of ffmpeg.
>>>> For the record, I'm also getting this on my PS3 at the moment, using
>>>> ffmpeg
>>>> 0.7.7 on Linux.
>>>> I'm pretty sure that Shevek has documented this in the past, but I must
>>>> have
>>>> accidentally slipped into upgrading to a buggy version.
>>>> I never normally use my PS3 for watching iPlayer downloads now, so I have
>>>> no
>>>> idea how many videos on my NAS are affected. I'll try to test a newer
>>>> version of ffmpeg the next few days.
>>>> aB.
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