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    I can FTP into the 5000T and see folders including 'Video' however it won't let me upload a .mp4 file to that folder.
    If I have a video I want to play from the 5000T, what format does it have to be in to upload it?
    ... or am I barking up the wrong tree?
    Thanks
    S

    Sat 6 Jun 2020 20:46:56 #1 |
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    sclg - 2 mins ago  » 
    I can FTP into the 5000T and see folders including 'Video' however it won't let me upload a .mp4 file to that folder.
    If I have a video I want to play from the 5000T, what format does it have to be in to upload it?
    ... or am I barking up the wrong tree?
    Thanks
    S

    Mp4 is a container not a video format.

    The MP4 container can contain compressed video and audio. The box needs to to be able to decode at least whatever whatever the codec used to compress the video was used, mpeg4, H264/AVC mpeg 2 and the same for the audio compression contained within the container,

    To help further you need to download the free app.

    Mediainfo, open the file select view and tree. Export the details to a text file and paste it as a reply. If you cannot open it you cannot use it externally.

    Once we know what you are expecting the box to cope with we have a chance to locate the issue.

    https://www.techsmith.com/blog/video-file-formats/#:~:text=The%20container%20is%20like%20a,AVI%2C%20MOV%2C%20or%20MP4.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_video_container_formats.

    The box will cope with the video compression and audio formats built in to cope with the formats and containers used to broadcast.

    No idea where your content came from, so no way to tell if it could be played.

    Sat 6 Jun 2020 21:01:41 #2 |
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    General
    Complete name : F:\xxx\yyy.mp4
    Format : MPEG-4
    Format profile : Base Media
    Codec ID : isom (isom/iso2/avc1/mp41)
    File size : 1.78 GiB
    Duration : 2 h 39 min
    Overall bit rate mode : Variable
    Overall bit rate : 1 604 kb/s
    Encoded date : UTC 2020-05-29 04:34:52
    Tagged date : UTC 2020-05-29 04:34:52

    Video
    ID : 1
    Format : AVC
    Format/Info : Advanced Video Codec
    Format profile : High@L4
    Format settings : CABAC / 3 Ref Frames
    Format settings, CABAC : Yes
    Format settings, Reference frames : 3 frames
    Codec ID : avc1
    Codec ID/Info : Advanced Video Coding
    Duration : 2 h 39 min
    Bit rate : 1 472 kb/s
    Width : 1 920 pixels
    Height : 1 080 pixels
    Display aspect ratio : 16:9
    Frame rate mode : Constant
    Frame rate : 25.000 FPS
    Color space : YUV
    Chroma subsampling : 4:2:0
    Bit depth : 8 bits
    Scan type : Progressive
    Bits/(Pixel*Frame) : 0.028
    Stream size : 1.64 GiB (92%)
    Title : ISO Media file produced by Google Inc.
    Writing library : x264 core 155 r2901 7d0ff22
    Encoded date : UTC 2020-05-29 04:34:52
    Tagged date : UTC 2020-05-29 04:34:52
    Color range : Limited
    Color primaries : BT.709
    Transfer characteristics : BT.709
    Matrix coefficients : BT.709
    Codec configuration box : avcC

    Audio
    ID : 2
    Format : AAC LC
    Format/Info : Advanced Audio Codec Low Complexity
    Codec ID : mp4a-40-2
    Duration : 2 h 39 min
    Bit rate mode : Variable
    Bit rate : 128 kb/s
    Channel(s) : 2 channels
    Channel layout : L R
    Sampling rate : 44.1 kHz
    Frame rate : 43.066 FPS (1024 SPF)
    Compression mode : Lossy
    Stream size : 146 MiB (8%)
    Title : ISO Media file produced by Google Inc.
    Default : Yes
    Alternate group : 1
    Encoded date : UTC 2020-05-29 03:28:17
    Tagged date : UTC 2020-05-29 03:28:17

    Sat 6 Jun 2020 21:11:38 #3 |
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    Data above. I see I've got a lot to learn - the video plays fine on any PC so I just assumed it would on the Humax!!

    Sat 6 Jun 2020 21:12:48 #4 |
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    sclg - 1 hour ago  » 
    I can FTP into the 5000T and see folders including 'Video' however it won't let me upload a .mp4 file to that folder.

    You can't upload anything to the Video folder. It is accessible so that you take copy of recordings for backup purposes (although they aren't very useful as they are encrypted). You can copy material to the "Download" folder on the FVP and you should be able to play it from there providing it is in a compatible format.

    Sat 6 Jun 2020 22:21:33 #5 |
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    sclg - 12 hours ago  » 
    Data above. I see I've got a lot to learn - the video plays fine on any PC so I just assumed it would on the Humax!!

    The Video looks fine. Not sure about the audio. The box does support AAC audio (used on Freeview-HD).

    As Martin says try uploading it to BOX user download area.

    The best way to do what you want is

    Get a Amazon 4K Fire stick and install plex on it.

    Install Plex on your PC and add all your files.

    The major advantage with this arrangement is the plex app plays back at the exact framerate the content was recorded at. This avoids the jerkiness caused by pulldown.

    https://www.aftvnews.com/amazon-fire-tv-stick-4k-will-support-video-frame-rate-matching/

    There is a number of ways of converting unsuitable files.

    There are quite a few free video and audio conversion apps. Lots of tutorials on the net.

    TmuxerGUI - doesn't support aac so you need to replace AAC with ac3 (Dolby Digital)

    VLC Player

    Handbrake.

    Sun 7 Jun 2020 9:35:06 #6 |
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    Thanks. Martin's suggestion fixed the problem for now - ftp'ed it into the download folder and I can play it from there.

    I have Plex on my back-up Synology box and I could play other videos from there but not this one. At the moment, I've no idea why although I've had odd problems with Plex on that before. Perhaps related to it being such a tiny processor. Maybe I'll try putting Plex on a proper PC - I've got an old spare HP Microserver with Linux doing nothing much.

    Thanks again for the help.
    Steve

    Sun 7 Jun 2020 10:08:26 #7 |
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    A follow up question: When I ftp in, I see 5 folders. I now know what 'Downloads' is and I know what 'Recordings' is.
    It seems obvious what Video, Music and Photo are for, but how does anything get into them?
    Steve

    Sun 7 Jun 2020 10:14:54 #8 |
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    sclg - 32 secs ago  » 
    A follow up question: When I ftp in, I see 5 folders. I now know what 'Downloads' is and I know what 'Recordings' is.
    It seems obvious what Video, Music and Photo are for, but how does anything get into them?
    Steve

    Upload content from a usb Stick plugged into the box.

    Sun 7 Jun 2020 10:16:06 #9 |
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    So obvious I hadn't thought of it!
    But why allow you to copy from usb into them but not from ftp? Not sure I understand the logic!

    Tried turning the Samba server on but no sign of it appears on my network...

    Steve

    Sun 7 Jun 2020 10:22:20 #10 |

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