• Page
  • Discussion
  • View source
  • History

Media Playback

The Humax HD and HDR-FOX T2 now support video playback. This page attempts to document what formats (extentions) are recognised and what codecs can be played back on these two boxes. I will be using MediaInfo to identify the video file before using the Humax HDR-FOX T2 to see if it plays it.

Direct USB or HDD Playback


Working Formats and Extensions

Format (extension) Information
MPEG-TS (.ts) Transport Stream
AVI (.avi) Audio Video Interleave (containter, see codecs below)
MKV (.mkv) Matroska (container, see codecs below)
MPEG-4 (.mp4) MPEG-4
VOB (.vob) Video Object
DATA (.dat) MPEG


Working Codecs

Container Video Codec Audio Codec Aspect Ratio Skip/Search
AVI XviD MP3
Yes

XviD
AC-3

Yes

DivX
MPEG Audio

Yes

DivX 3
MPEG Audio

Yes

DivX 5
MP3

Yes
MKV XviD MP3
Yes
MP4
AVC
AAC

Yes

MPEG-4
AAC

Yes

MPEG-4
AVC

Yes
VOB MPEG Video MPEG Audio
No
DAT MPEG Video MPEG Audio
Yes


Non-working Codecs

Container Video Audio
AVI DivX 5 (Packed bitstream) (BVOP1/GMC2) MP3/AC-3

DivX 3 Low AC-3

XviD (Packed bitstream) (BVOP1/GMC3/Qel) MP3


Subtitles

Media files, upon playback, will give subtitles option if accompanied by the correct subtitles file in SRT (SubRip) format.

Subopt+.jpg

Turning the subtitles on, after pressing Opt+ on the remote will display subtitles in the acompanied .srt file.

Working MKV in detail

Video Stream Audio Stream Writing application/library Aspect Ratio Skip/Search
4359Kbps, 1280*720 (16:9), at 23.976 fps, AVC (High@L4.1) (CABAC/8 Ref Frames) 448Kbps, 48.0KHz, 16 bits, 6 channels, AC-3

mkvmerge v3.1.0

libebml v0.7.9 + libmatroska v0.8.1

No Yes
2667Kbps, 1280*720 (16:9), at 23.976 fps, AVC (High@L4.1) (CABAC/5 Ref Frames) 384Kbps, 48.0KHz, 16 bits, 6 channels, AC-3 mkvmerge v2.0.2
libebml v0.7.7 + libmatroska v0.8.1
No Yes


Using DLNA UPnP Clients (served from D-Link 320 NAS)

All formats that play from the external USB drive (listed above), should play on the HD/HDR FOX T2, served by a NAS. The following are of interest and have been tested.

Container Extension Video Audio HD-FOX T2 XBMC
MPEG-TS mpg MPEG Video
(PAL, Version 2, BVOB)
MPEG Audio
(Version 1, Layer 2)
Yes Yes
ts MPEG Video AC-3 Yes Yes
ts AVC AC-3 Yes Yes
ts AVC AAC Yes Yes
MP4 mp4 AVC AAC Yes Yes
mp4 AVC AVC Yes Yes