Videos from Computer plays in Media Share, but no sound and get video distortion

Videos from Computer plays in Media Share, but no sound and get video distortion

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ACE - Expert

Re: Videos from Computer plays in Media Share, but no sound and get video distortion

What video format are those files?

Has this ever worked properly for you?

What model HD DVR/Receiver do you have?

How is it connected to your home network?

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Message 2 of 12

Re: Videos from Computer plays in Media Share, but no sound and get video distortion

mpeg2 files

Just tried it tonight...hasnt worked yet.

HR22 receiver

Connected wirelessly 

Message 3 of 12

Re: Videos from Computer plays in Media Share, but no sound and get video distortion

The video plays fine in windows media player.

Sent from my iPhone

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ACE - Expert

Re: Videos from Computer plays in Media Share, but no sound and get video distortion

The HR22 doesn't have a built-in WLAN/WiFi adapter, so how exactly is it connected to your home network?

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Message 5 of 12

Re: Videos from Computer plays in Media Share, but no sound and get video distortion

I have a comcast arris wireless router. All of my laptops iPads and receivers are all on the network wirelessly. I can watch on demand movies and do pandora and you tube from this receiver.

Sent from my iPad

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Expert

Re: Videos from Computer plays in Media Share, but no sound and get video distortion

Put an MP3 audio file in the default music folder in Windows and play it on your HR22.  Does it play properly? If yes, then the video file has an odd audio track.  Some of us run a 3rd party server software on our computers that allow a variety of formats to be played back in Mediashare.  If you're interested, post back and I'll post details of the software that I use.

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Re: Videos from Computer plays in Media Share, but no sound and get video distortion

I will try later today but I am interested in hearing more! Please share how you've helped with this problem!!

Sent from my iPhone

Message 8 of 12
Expert

Re: Videos from Computer plays in Media Share, but no sound and get video distortion

You might want to try a 3rd party software called TVersity.  It takes the place of Windows Media Player as the server.  The current version doesn’t work properly so I run version 1_7_4_1 and simply click “okay” if offered the update.  In addition I run the CCCP codec pack (not Insurgent) and refuse the TVersity codec version if offered.  One nice thing about TVersity is the Library tab where you can tell the program where to look for your files.  Another advantage is that the program will trans-code on the fly several file types to ones the Media Share program can play.  Note that you  loose the “folder” option when selecting files to play.

http://www.fileol.com/audio-and-video/tversity-media-server-pro-1.7.4.1.html

http://www.cccp-project.net/

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Re: Videos from Computer plays in Media Share, but no sound and get video distortion

Genius! TVersity is working like a charm! Just watched a video...and it had sound!

 

The video I had I had to convert to mpeg2...if I have a wmv file or any other file, will I still have to convert to mpeg2 before watching through mediashare? 

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Expert

Re: Videos from Computer plays in Media Share, but no sound and get video distortion

The TVersity program will convert file types on the fly so they will play in Mediashare.  Note there is also a "library" function in TVersity where you can specify where the files are stored, such as an auxiliary drive.

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Re: Videos from Computer plays in Media Share, but no sound and get video distortion

Thanks for the info. I've noticed today that videos that are 10minutes or longer will not play past about 2 minutes. Anything that can be done about that? The short videos are playing so far.

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