Have the beeb's files changed?

Lorenzo Martinelli * lnzlists at googlemail.com
Mon Sep 16 15:20:20 EDT 2013

My Sony television can only play up to a specific set of 
resolution/framerate values of AVI files.

I'm now using an Android video gizmo to stream from the NAS, but FWIW, I 
was downconverting a lot of stuff using Freemake Video Converter, and a 
custom setting I called "Sony TV" has the following values: Frame Size 
640x360, Video Codec XVID at 25 fps, Audio AC3 at 48000 Hz sample rate 
and 224 kbps bitrate.

It might be that those are the values I found viable.



PS If your model is like mine, the playback values are nowhere to be 
found neither in the manual, nor on web site. Experimenting might be 
required to find the max values acceptable by your TV.

On 16/09/2013 19:45, roadcone wrote:
> Hello all,
> For ages I have been getting occasional TV in both flashvhigh and
> flashhd versions as available, putting them on to a memory stick and
> playing them through the USB socket of my Sony TV. Recently four titles
> have failed with the anonymous error message "Playback not available".
> They have been listed on the screen but when selected, result in the
> error. The files are the first three parts of "What Remains" and the
> single part of The Wipers Times (oh, and I can whole heartedly recommend
> both). The files have played fine on a computer running VLC but there
> again, VLC plays most things. Very slightly older programs (for example,
> a Proms broadcast) play fine on the TV. Has anyone else noticed a problem?
> Thanks.
> Clive
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