screwedupsmitty
Posts: 1
Joined: Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:06 pm

1080p video playback error in VLC

Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:05 am

Dear all,
I'm working on my Pi 4 media server, but am having problems with playing some 1080p x264 files, but have no problems with 720p x264 files. At first I thought it was a transcoder error with plex but can't even get VLC to play the files. Is this a codec limitation with VLC? In my limited 1 week readings on pi4, it seems Kodi could possibly handle it, but everything is setup pretty cleanly on Raspian now and I don't want to dual boot if I don't have to.

VLC error is avformat error: Could not open /media/USBHDD1/Videos/XXXxxx. Unkown error 1094995529.

File Details
Video
ID : 1
Format : AVC
Format/Info : Advanced Video Codec
Format profile : High@L4.1
Format settings, CABAC : Yes
Format settings, ReFrames : 4 frames
Codec ID : V_MPEG4/ISO/AVC
Duration : 2h 23mn
Bit rate : 9 409 Kbps
Width : 1 920 pixels
Height : 1 080 pixels
Display aspect ratio : 16:9
Frame rate mode : Constant
Frame rate : 23.976 fps
Color space : YUV
Chroma subsampling : 4:2:0
Bit depth : 8 bits
Scan type : Progressive
Bits/(Pixel*Frame) : 0.189
Stream size : 9.20 GiB (84%)
Writing library : x264 core 157 r2935 545de2f
Encoding settings : cabac=1 / ref=4 / deblock=1:-3:-3 / analyse=0x3:0x113 / me=umh / subme=8 / psy=1 / psy_rd=1.00:0.00 / mixed_ref=1 / me_range=16 / chroma_me=1 / trellis=1 / 8x8dct=1 / cqm=0 / deadzone=21,11 / fast_pskip=1 / chroma_qp_offset=-2 / threads=30 / lookahead_threads=5 / sliced_threads=0 / nr=0 / decimate=1 / interlaced=0 / bluray_compat=0 / constrained_intra=0 / bframes=3 / b_pyramid=2 / b_adapt=1 / b_bias=0 / direct=3 / weightb=1 / open_gop=0 / weightp=2 / keyint=250 / keyint_min=23 / scenecut=40 / intra_refresh=0 / rc_lookahead=50 / rc=2pass / mbtree=1 / bitrate=9409 / ratetol=1.0 / qcomp=0.60 / qpmin=0 / qpmax=69 / qpstep=4 / cplxblur=20.0 / qblur=0.5 / ip_ratio=1.40 / aq=1:1.00
Language : English
Default : Yes
Forced : No
DURATION : 02:23:21.093000000
NUMBER_OF_FRAMES : 206220
NUMBER_OF_BYTES : 10112376494
_STATISTICS_WRITING_APP : mkvmerge v8.3.0 ('Over the Horizon') 64bit
_STATISTICS_WRITING_DATE_UTC : 2019-03-13 23:34:10
_STATISTICS_TAGS : BPS DURATION NUMBER_OF_FRAMES NUMBER_OF_BYTES
Audio
ID : 2
Format : DTS
Format/Info : Digital Theater Systems
Mode : 16
Format settings, Endianness : Big
Codec ID : A_DTS
Duration : 2h 23mn
Bit rate mode : Constant
Bit rate : 1 509 Kbps
Channel(s) : 6 channels
Channel positions : Front: L C R, Side: L R, LFE
Sampling rate : 48.0 KHz
Bit depth : 24 bits
Compression mode : Lossy
Stream size : 1.51 GiB (14%)
Language : English
Default : Yes
Forced : No

Any pointers?

dustnbone
Posts: 166
Joined: Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:49 am

Re: 1080p video playback error in VLC

Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:36 am

Have you tried playing the files with omxplayer? That's what I've always used to play H.264 with my Pi4 and so far it's played everything I've thrown at it (up to 1080p)

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