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#1 Herbernator

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 10:19 AM

Hi all, wonder if you can help me.

I have a Beyonwiz DP-Lite, and would like to convert my Store-bought DVD's to MP4 to have on a external hard drive.

I have set the DP-Lite to passthrough Dolby Digital. I have tested it with (a) One-HD (B) a dvd fab vob file on usb © dp-lite recorded from tv file Arsenal-Tv on Dp-Lite HDD. In all cases, the blue light comes up on my old sony receiver, indicating 5.1 Dolby Digital, and the cable isn't faulty.

My Setup is as follows.
TV panasonic plasma
Beyonwiz Dp-Lite -> HDMI to the plasma
Beyonwiz Dp-Lite -> optical cable to the sony reciever.
Sony Reciever - Set to auto format decode

In all cases I have used Handbrake, Normal preset, MP4 container, Mv4 apple friendly extension.

The Problem is that when I play a file converted by handbrake, I do not get dolby digital 5.1 from my amplifier.
I get 2 channel from the receiver. Display on receiver states PCM
I also get video on all the following senarios. (The video is pretty good BTW)

Using Handbrake, I have converted a DVD with 2 audio streams. AAC in the first box and under that a AC3 passthrough in the second.
The Result: I got 2 channel from the receiver, when I select the 2nd audio stream using the DP-Lite, still 2 channel audio.

I then created another handbrake video this time with AC3 passthrough in the first box and AAC in the second.
The Result: I got 2 channel from the receiver, when I select the 2nd audio stream using the DP-Lite, still 2 channel audio.

I then created another handbrake video file, this time with only ONE audio track, AC3 passthrough.
The Result: No sound on the receiver at all.

The problems is that I don't know if the stuff up is the DP-Lite or handbrake

It's got me stumped.

Thanks in advance for all help/responses.

Herb

#2 diesel

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 12:21 PM

Can you post the file specs using mediainfo

#3 bassett

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 12:49 PM

I've been this route [own a couple of Dp-lites] and I think you will find the Dp-lite is simply not capable of
5.1 be in input or output, regardless of what you do, [software//connections] On the other hand your sound
processor should be able to convert two channel into 5.1. How good the quality of the conversion is, remains
to be heard.
Having said that I would really like to be shown how wrong I am.

#4 Herbernator

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 01:58 PM

Thanks for the replies.

Mediainfo for 2 separate files.

General
CompleteName : Z:CARS 2.m4v
Format : MPEG-4
Format_Profile : Base Media / Version 2
CodecID : mp42
FileSize/String : 1.35 GiB
Duration/String : 1h 42mn
OverallBitRate_Mode/String : Variable
OverallBitRate/String : 1 880 Kbps
Encoded_Date : UTC 2012-01-01 06:06:04
Tagged_Date : UTC 2012-01-01 06:57:25
Encoded_Application : HandBrake 0.9.5 2011010300

Video
ID/String : 1
Format : AVC
Format/Info : Advanced Video Codec
Format_Profile : High@L3.0
Format_Settings_CABAC/String : Yes
Format_Settings_RefFrames/String : 4 frames
CodecID : avc1
CodecID/Info : Advanced Video Coding
Duration/String : 1h 42mn
BitRate_Mode/String : Variable
BitRate/String : 1 331 Kbps
Width/String : 720 pixels
Height/String : 432 pixels
DisplayAspectRatio/String : 2.40:1
FrameRate_Mode/String : Variable
FrameRate/String : 25.000 fps
FrameRate_Minimum/String : 11.067 fps
FrameRate_Maximum/String : 29.970 fps
ColorSpace : YUV
ChromaSubsampling : 4:2:0
BitDepth/String : 8 bits
ScanType/String : Progressive
Bits-(Pixel*Frame) : 0.171
StreamSize/String : 977 MiB (71%)
Encoded_Library/String : x264 core 112
Encoded_Library_Settings : cabac=1 / ref=3 / deblock=1:0:0 / analyse=0x3:0x113 / me=hex / subme=7 / 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=6 / sliced_threads=0 / nr=0 / decimate=1 / interlaced=0 / constrained_intra=0 / bframes=3 / b_pyramid=2 / b_adapt=1 / b_bias=0 / direct=1 / weightb=1 / open_gop=0 / weightp=2 / keyint=300 / keyint_min=29 / scenecut=40 / intra_refresh=0 / rc_lookahead=40 / rc=crf / mbtree=1 / crf=20.0 / qcomp=0.60 / qpmin=3 / qpmax=51 / qpstep=4 / ip_ratio=1.40 / aq=1:1.00
Encoded_Date : UTC 2012-01-01 06:06:04
Tagged_Date : UTC 2012-01-01 06:57:25
Color primaries : BT.601-6 525, BT.1358 525, BT.1700 NTSC, SMPTE 170M
Transfer characteristics : BT.709-5, BT.1361
Matrix coefficients : BT.601-6 525, BT.1358 525, BT.1700 NTSC, SMPTE 170M

Audio #1
ID/String : 2
Format : AAC
Format/Info : Advanced Audio Codec
Format_Profile : LC
CodecID : 40
Duration/String : 1h 42mn
BitRate_Mode/String : Variable
BitRate/String : 160 Kbps
BitRate_Maximum/String : 316 Kbps
Channel(s)/String : 2 channels
ChannelPositions : Front: L R
SamplingRate/String : 48.0 KHz
Compression_Mode/String : Lossy
StreamSize/String : 117 MiB (9%)
Language/String : English
Encoded_Date : UTC 2012-01-01 06:06:04
Tagged_Date : UTC 2012-01-01 06:57:24

Audio #2
ID/String : 3
Format : AC-3
Format/Info : Audio Coding 3
Format_Settings_ModeExtension : CM (complete main)
CodecID : ac-3
Duration/String : 1h 42mn
BitRate_Mode/String : Constant
BitRate/String : 384 Kbps
Channel(s)/String : 6 channels
ChannelPositions : Front: L C R, Side: L R, LFE
SamplingRate/String : 48.0 KHz
BitDepth/String : 16 bits
Compression_Mode/String : Lossy
StreamSize/String : 282 MiB (20%)
Language/String : English
Encoded_Date : UTC 2012-01-01 06:06:04
Tagged_Date : UTC 2012-01-01 06:57:24

Text
ID/String : 4
Format : Apple text
CodecID : text
Duration/String : 1h 42mn
BitRate_Mode/String : Variable
BitRate/String : 1 bps
StreamSize/String : 783 Bytes (0%)
Encoded_Date : UTC 2012-01-01 06:06:04
Tagged_Date : UTC 2012-01-01 06:57:24

General
CompleteName : Z:SAHARA.m4v
Format : MPEG-4
Format_Profile : Base Media / Version 2
CodecID : mp42
FileSize/String : 107 MiB
Duration/String : 7mn 31s
OverallBitRate_Mode/String : VBR
OverallBitRate/String : 1995 Kbps
Encoded_Date : UTC 2012-02-04 03:44:21
Tagged_Date : UTC 2012-02-04 03:47:07
Encoded_Application : HandBrake 0.9.5 2011010300

Video
ID/String : 1
Format : AVC
Format/Info : Advanced Video Codec
Format_Profile : Main@L3.0
Format_Settings_CABAC/String : Yes
Format_Settings_RefFrames/String : 4 frame2
CodecID : avc1
CodecID/Info : Advanced Video Coding
Duration/String : 7mn 31s
BitRate_Mode/String : VBR
BitRate/String : 1383 Kbps
Width/String : 720 pixel3
Height/String : 424 pixel2
DisplayAspectRatio/String : 2.40:1
FrameRate_Mode/String : CFR
FrameRate/String : 25.000 fps3
ColorSpace : YUV
ChromaSubsampling : 4:2:0
BitDepth/String : 8 bit3
ScanType/String : Progressive
Bits-(Pixel*Frame) : 0.181
StreamSize/String : 74.3 MiB (69%)
Encoded_Library/String : x264 core 112
Encoded_Library_Settings : cabac=1 / ref=2 / deblock=1:0:0 / analyse=0x1:0x111 / me=hex / subme=6 / psy=1 / psy_rd=1.00:0.00 / mixed_ref=0 / me_range=16 / chroma_me=1 / trellis=0 / 8x8dct=0 / cqm=0 / deadzone=21,11 / fast_pskip=1 / chroma_qp_offset=-2 / threads=6 / sliced_threads=0 / nr=0 / decimate=1 / interlaced=0 / constrained_intra=0 / bframes=2 / b_pyramid=2 / b_adapt=1 / b_bias=0 / direct=1 / weightb=0 / open_gop=0 / weightp=2 / keyint=250 / keyint_min=25 / scenecut=40 / intra_refresh=0 / rc_lookahead=40 / rc=crf / mbtree=1 / crf=20.0 / qcomp=0.60 / qpmin=3 / qpmax=51 / qpstep=4 / ip_ratio=1.40 / aq=1:1.00
Encoded_Date : UTC 2012-02-04 03:44:21
Tagged_Date : UTC 2012-02-04 03:47:07
colour_primaries : BT.601-6 525, BT.1358 525, BT.1700 NTSC, SMPTE 170M
transfer_characteristics : BT.709-5, BT.1361
matrix_coefficients : BT.601-6 525, BT.1358 525, BT.1700 NTSC, SMPTE 170M

Audio #1
ID/String : 2
Format : AAC
Format/Info : Advanced Audio Codec
Format_Profile : LC
CodecID : 40
Duration/String : 7mn 30s
BitRate_Mode/String : VBR
BitRate/String : 160 Kbps
BitRate_Maximum/String : 300 Kbps
Channel(s)/String : 2 channel2
ChannelPositions : Front: L R
SamplingRate/String : 48.0 KHz
Compression_Mode/String : Lossy
StreamSize/String : 8.60 MiB (8%)
Language/String : en
Encoded_Date : UTC 2012-02-04 03:44:21
Tagged_Date : UTC 2012-02-04 03:47:07

Audio #2
ID/String : 3
Format : AC-3
Format/Info : Audio Coding 3
Format_Settings_ModeExtension : CM (complete main)
CodecID : ac-3
Duration/String : 7mn 30s
BitRate_Mode/String : CBR
BitRate/String : 448 Kbps
Channel(s)/String : 6 channel3
ChannelPositions : Front: L C R, Side: L R, LFE
SamplingRate/String : 48.0 KHz
BitDepth/String : 16 bit3
Compression_Mode/String : Lossy
StreamSize/String : 24.1 MiB (22%)
Language/String : en
Encoded_Date : UTC 2012-02-04 03:44:21
Tagged_Date : UTC 2012-02-04 03:47:07

In both cases, the video files play with a good picture, but with only 2 channel (stereo)

@basset. I am able to get Dolby Digital from ONE HD, and a recorded ONE HD tv show.

Thanks again for help.
Herb.

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Posted 05 February 2012 - 12:27 PM

Herb ; its clear from mediainfo that the 1st file file contains downrezed 384kbps dd 5.1 and the 2nd dvd quality 448 so no problem there . I have a p1 which is close to your lite with the same gui I imagine . If you have a look at the audio video settings you may have a aac setting just above the dd passthrough setting . Whenever I activate this to decode and not passthrough I get 2ch pcm everytime as you get . Set to passthrough an iso copy on my hdd; u571 gives 5.1ex bitstream as expected . This is all a throwback to the ancient s1 with its 5.1 analogs ;as if you need built in decoders for lossy these days B)

It seems the aac decoding is the default mode even when dd is set to the correct passthrough <_< Logical from the point of dd being an optional codec for the channels but not so good when trying to play rips :no:

I know you dont have an on screen display but when I hit popup I get a indication on the screen of either 5.1 or 2,0 ch track ; if that doesnt show the vfd should have a dd symbol at the least .

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Posted 05 February 2012 - 01:29 PM

Cwt
I have played around with the DP-lite settings, I have set the aac to both decode and passthrough. Both -seem- to have no effect.
I have played a Video file on the dp-lite and selected both "track1" and "track2" and both tracks come out stereo.

I have encoded another video file with only 5.1 in handbrake and it still doesn't work.

I'm beginning to think that what I want to do is not possible.
In the Beyonwiz forum, there are a heap of ppl with similar problems with no aparent fix.

It's time to consider another option, like a WD TV LIVE

Thanks to everyones help on this

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Posted 05 February 2012 - 02:35 PM

Cwt
I have played around with the DP-lite settings, I have set the aac to both decode and passthrough. Both -seem- to have no effect.
I have played a Video file on the dp-lite and selected both "track1" and "track2" and both tracks come out stereo.

I have encoded another video file with only 5.1 in handbrake and it still doesn't work.

I'm beginning to think that what I want to do is not possible.
In the Beyonwiz forum, there are a heap of ppl with similar problems with no aparent fix.

It's time to consider another option, like a WD TV LIVE

Thanks to everyones help on this


Ide cut the losses too mate ; it probably wouldnt work over hdmi as well . aac is part of the mpeg2 standard but is a bit redundant compared to dolby these days . Much better codec support with a wd tv live :)

Edited by cwt, 05 February 2012 - 02:36 PM.


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Posted 20 February 2012 - 08:14 AM

Just to let anyone who is interested. I have solved the problem.

The DP-Lite can and does play MKV files. 5.1 dolby digital is passed through the lite to the Reciever via optical cable.

Here is what I did
Handbrake (my choice of conversion program - Doesn't HAVE to be Handbrake)
Change the container from Mp4 to MKV
Change "Picture" to strict. (personal preference)
Video "Constant Quality" Move slider to 19 (personal preference - I think it looks better - might be placebo effect)
Audio Track 1 MUST be English AC3 5.1 with AC3 Passthrough
Audio Track 2 can be (don't have to have) English AC3 - AAC (faac)

The Video files play perfectly on an external hard drive with DD5.1 comming from the Reciever.

Edit: Haven't done DTS yet. That is the next problem to tackle.

Problem fixed/solved,
I hope the above info might help someone.

Herbernator

Edited by Herbernator, 20 February 2012 - 08:16 AM.


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Posted 20 February 2012 - 08:15 PM

Edit: Haven't done DTS yet. That is the next problem to tackle.

Only the DP-S1 handles DTS IIRC, as Beyonwiz licensed it for the S1 because of the DVD player built-in but not the other models.

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 12:05 PM

Diesel, you are 100% correct.
I made a MKV file with DTS passthrough and DD5.1 passthrough and the DD5.1 worked and when the DTS was selected there was no sound.

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