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  1. timhorton's Avatar
    Hi all, Loving my new PlayBook but I'm having one little issue. I use a Media Server (dLink) to watch video files on a Media Player I have in my den...ok the point...I download AVI files, usually Blue Ray or DVD quality and they always work perfectly on the media play from the media server but I have tried to copy 3 files to the playbook now and only one of them renders sound. Picture quality is awesome on all 3 though. Any thoughts? Need more info, just ask. Thanks.
    04-20-11 08:47 AM
  2. san4berry's Avatar
    no solution to your problem, but I can tell you I have the same problem with .3gp files that I copied via a wifi connection. video shows, but no sound
    04-20-11 08:51 AM
  3. timhorton's Avatar
    no solution to your problem, but I can tell you I have the same problem with .3gp files that I copied via a wifi connection. video shows, but no sound
    But how come some files the sound works fine and others don't? It must have something to do with the composition of the file. I know that certain AVI files don't work on the media player either but in that case they completely don't play at all. On the PlayBook, these play but with no sound?
    04-20-11 08:55 AM
  4. Yuongn's Avatar
    my 22gigs of .avi's seems to work fine. transfer through usb.
    04-20-11 08:56 AM
  5. timhorton's Avatar
    I'll give that a try.
    04-20-11 09:02 AM
  6. timhorton's Avatar
    Nope, no go. Strange. Picture is incredible though.
    04-20-11 09:06 AM
  7. gregerator's Avatar
    My guess would be it has to do with how the sound was encoded. Did you rip these yourself?

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    04-20-11 09:10 AM
  8. rjkolo's Avatar
    I have downloaded about 4 videos from the web, all.avi files and no issues with sound or quality...I know this is no help to you, but they are coded dvix which shocked me they worked. But if you know the coding of the video that works you could copy more of those until RIM fixes all these little bugs.
    04-20-11 09:12 AM
  9. lstrike's Avatar
    Same problem here. Excellent video no sound. Same file ran on Xoom using rockplayer. We just need some 3rd party video apps to fill in the gaps...Android market app soon please...err and hopefully it works ok.
    04-20-11 09:17 AM
  10. timhorton's Avatar
    No, I didn't rip them myself. Using YAAI and 2 examples:

    The 5th Element (Great Video, no sound)
    AVI Information
    Filename: Fifth Element, The.avi
    Filesize: 2343356416 Bytes (2234.80 MB)
    Streams (i.e. Video, Audio): 2
    Video Stream
    Compression: xvid - XVID MPEG-4
    Avg. Bitrate: 2122.97 kbit/s
    Resolution: 720x304
    Color Depth: 24 bits
    Running Time: 6613.24 s (1h 50m 13s)
    Framerate: 25.0000 fps
    Microseconds Per Frame: 40000 ms
    Frames: 165331
    Keyframes: 2500 (Every 66)
    Audio Stream
    Wave Type: 8192 - AC3 Audio
    Avg. Bitrate: 448.03 kbit/s
    Sample Rate: 48000 Hz
    Bit Depth: 0 Bits
    Channels: 6
    Audio Delay: 0.00 s

    Hot Tub Time machine (works great)
    AVI Information
    Filename: Hot Tub Time Machine.avi
    Filesize: 733212672 Bytes (699.25 MB)
    Streams (i.e. Video, Audio): 2
    Video Stream
    Compression: xvid - XVID MPEG-4
    Avg. Bitrate: 834.06 kbit/s
    Resolution: 608x336
    Color Depth: 24 bits
    Running Time: 6038.53 s (1h 40m 38s)
    Framerate: 23.9760 fps
    Microseconds Per Frame: 41708 ms
    Frames: 144780
    Keyframes: 2183 (Every 66)
    Audio Stream
    Wave Type: 85 - MPEG Layer 3
    Avg. Bitrate: 127.97 kbit/s
    Sample Rate: 48000 Hz
    Bit Depth: 0 Bits
    Channels: 2
    Audio Delay: 0.00 s
    04-20-11 09:30 AM
  11. timhorton's Avatar
    There is a difference in the audio stream...could that be it? Once is MP3 and the other is AC3
    04-20-11 09:32 AM
  12. timhorton's Avatar
    One looks like it's 6 channels and the other is 2 channel?
    04-20-11 09:33 AM
  13. krimzonskies's Avatar
    are there any recommended programs out there to convert from ac3 to mp3? i have a couple vids that are having this issue and would like to get it corrected.

    thanks
    06-01-11 10:16 AM
  14. enzo07i's Avatar
    there are different types of AVI and MP4, the AVC H264 MP4 and H264 AVI are the types of MP4 and AVI format that works in Playbook, I use total video converter.
    06-01-11 01:34 PM
  15. leemiltz's Avatar
    Search the forum it has come up before. The problem is this, avi is just a container for video and audio. In your case the audio is encoded in a unsupported format.
    Make sure the movies are encoded in supported formats and you will have no issues.
    06-01-11 01:42 PM
  16. rcab's Avatar
    06-04-11 02:13 PM
  17. FF22's Avatar
    I used an older version of the Super video coder program. It has that very generic name and sometimes the actual download link is hard to locate. I had two avi files where the sound played on the computer but not on the playbook. I used Super to change to an mp3 audio output.
    06-04-11 03:07 PM
  18. sportline's Avatar
    Is there any 3rparty movie player in appworld that can do all playing? Like VLC player or something?
    06-04-11 07:19 PM
  19. lamewad's Avatar
    ac3 audio unfortunately does not currently work with .avi files in the video player. I use a great program called AVS Video Converter and change audio to .mp3.

    Good Luck
    06-04-11 07:59 PM
  20. JustAnotherBeerbot's Avatar
    AC3 playback requires licensing the codecs from Dolby Labs. I guess RIM decided it wasn't worth the expense. DTS would be in the same boat presumably.
    06-05-11 08:35 PM
  21. HandsOfGod84's Avatar
    having same problem very dissappointed
    06-08-11 10:31 AM
  22. perfectson's Avatar
    as someone mentioned just convert it from aC3 to LameMp3 or some other supported audio codec.
    06-08-11 11:04 AM
  23. brianatbb's Avatar
    using mp3 gives me the audio, but it is somewhat garbled, enough to be unusable. There must be some other setting adjustment required.
    01-24-12 01:07 PM
  24. majorusa's Avatar
    There is a very simple solution to this. Use handbrake to convert the file. It will take 5-6 minutes. The issue is the AC3. The conversion will be done to AAC. This is how I do.
    01-24-12 01:41 PM
  25. conix67's Avatar
    unfortunately PB doesn't support ac3 audio, which is common audio format found in many DVDs, thus the reason many video I had ripped before not working on PB.

    If you were expecting, like me, that PB will play most video files you throw at it, you will be disappointed, since you still have to convert these files just so that you can play them on PB!
    01-24-12 02:07 PM
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