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Can't Play This Video

Postby l473x » Fri Oct 18, 2013 11:13 pm

Problem Description:
I recently obtained an LG G2 Android phone in Canada from Rogers Wireless. The phone is running stock LG G2 Android 4.2.2 (nonrooted/tampered). I have downloaded Subsonic 3.8, MX Player Pro 1.7.19 and MX Player Codec (ARMv7 NEON) v1.7.19 from the Google Play store. I also manually downloaded the MX Player Codec (ARMv7 NEON) v1.7.19 from https://copy.com/uLUG8I3t8AOb?download=1. When I attempt to play the video over 3G/4G/LTE/WirelessN using the Subsonic app I get the message "Video Problem Can't play this video" from MX Player Pro.
Troubleshooting Steps:
The subsonic app is able to properly stream music from my server. Verified that the HW+ support in the MX Player codec is functioning by downloading(as opposed to streaming) an mp4 file to my phone which played via MX Player fine. I was able to verify that the hardware video processing functionality was working as "H/W+" was displayed in the top right hand corner of the player during video playback. Oddly, this only shows up as "S/W" when the player is used through the Subsonic app (see attached picture). I have tried using the default codec in MXPlayer Pro and the manually downloaded codec in MX Player Pro but neither seems to work with streaming video. I initially tried using a transcode setting of "ffmpeg -ss %o -i %s -async 1 -b %bk -s %wx%h -ar 44100 -ac 2 -v 0 -f flv -vcodec libx264 -preset superfast -threads 2 -" in subsonic but that didn't work. I then changed the player that my android device uses to use a transcode setting of "ffmpeg -ss %o -t %d -i %s -async 1 -vf lutyuv=y=val*1.3 -b %bk -s %wx%h -ar 44100 -ac 2 -v 0 -f webm -vcodec libvpx -preset superfast -acodec libvorbis -threads 0 -" (DSUB android setting from http://forum.subsonic.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=11969) but that also didn't work.
Playback Application and version: Subsonic for Android 3.8 with MX Player Pro 1.7.19 and MX Player Codec (ARMv7 NEON) 1.7.19
Subsonic Version: 4.8 (build 3434)
Server Version: jetty-6.1.x, java 1.6.0_27, Linux (85.3 MB / 184.9 MB)
Hardware Platform: Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS (3.2.0-36-generic #57-Ubuntu SMP)
Java Memory Limit: 384MB
Output from ffmpeg -i:
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# /var/subsonic/transcode/ffmpeg -i /videotest.mp4
ffmpeg version N-31780-gd5d74cf, Copyright (c) 2000-2011 the FFmpeg developers
  built on Aug  9 2011 14:18:27 with gcc 4.5.2
  configuration: --disable-ffplay --disable-ffprobe --disable-ffserver --enable-gpl --enable-nonfree --enable-postproc --enable-pthreads --enable-libfaac --enable-libmp3lame --enable-libvpx --enable-libtheora --enable-libvorbis --enable-libx264 --enable-libxvid --enable-zlib --enable-libopencore-amrnb --enable-libopencore-amrwb --enable-libvpx --enable-version3 --enable-bzlib --enable-static --disable-shared --extra-libs=-static --extra-cflags=--static
  libavutil    51. 11. 1 / 51. 11. 1
  libavcodec   53.  9. 1 / 53.  9. 1
  libavformat  53.  6. 0 / 53.  6. 0
  libavdevice  53.  2. 0 / 53.  2. 0
  libavfilter   2. 28. 1 /  2. 28. 1
  libswscale    2.  0. 0 /  2.  0. 0
  libpostproc  51.  2. 0 / 51.  2. 0
Input #0, mov,mp4,m4a,3gp,3g2,mj2, from '/videotest.mp4':
  Metadata:
    major_brand     : isom
    minor_version   : 1
    compatible_brands: isom
    creation_time   : 2011-09-08 11:43:25
  Duration: 00:43:19.18, start: 0.000000, bitrate: 1750 kb/s
    Stream #0.0(und): Video: h264 (High), yuv420p, 720x406 [SAR 1:1 DAR 360:203], 1614 kb/s, 23.98 fps, 23.98 tbr, 24k tbn, 47.95 tbc
    Metadata:
      creation_time   : 2011-09-08 11:43:25
    Stream #0.1(und): Audio: aac, 48000 Hz, stereo, s16, 130 kb/s
    Metadata:
      creation_time   : 2011-09-08 11:43:25
At least one output file must be specified


Last ten log file lines:
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[10/18/13 3:00:50 AM PDT]   INFO   MediaScannerService   Marking non-present files.
[10/18/13 3:00:50 AM PDT]   INFO   MediaScannerService   Marking non-present artists.
[10/18/13 3:00:50 AM PDT]   INFO   MediaScannerService   Marking non-present albums.
[10/18/13 3:00:50 AM PDT]   INFO   MediaScannerService   Completed media library scan.
[10/18/13 3:00:51 AM PDT]   INFO   PlaylistService   Starting playlist import.
[10/18/13 3:00:51 AM PDT]   INFO   PlaylistService   Completed playlist import.
[10/18/13 3:00:51 AM PDT]   INFO   PlaylistService   Starting playlist statistics update.
[10/18/13 3:00:51 AM PDT]   INFO   PlaylistService   Completed playlist statistics update.
[10/18/13 12:38:58 PM PDT]   INFO   VersionService   Resolved latest Subsonic final version to: 4.8
[10/18/13 12:38:58 PM PDT]   INFO   VersionService   Resolved latest Subsonic beta version to: 4.7.beta3
[10/18/13 12:59:49 PM PDT]   INFO   PlayQueueInputStream   user listening to "song.mp3"
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Re: Can't Play This Video

Postby l473x » Wed Oct 23, 2013 4:15 am

Well, I'm not sure why the Android Subsonic app developers chose to implement support for MX Player as it apparently has issues with network streaming support (https://groups.google.com/forum/#!searc ... Csort:date). Am I missing something? A setting? An optimal ffmpeg transcoding option? Are there any known network streaming problems with Android 4.2.2?
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Re: Can't Play This Video

Postby l473x » Wed Oct 30, 2013 9:01 pm

*BUMP*
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Re: Can't Play This Video

Postby kichlhuber » Sun Dec 01, 2013 6:31 pm

any new information about the issue?

same problem:
viewtopic.php?f=16&t=12364&p=59437#p59437

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Re: Can't Play This Video

Postby l473x » Wed Apr 09, 2014 9:15 pm

Issue remains after upgrading subsonic to 4.9 and android to kit kat on my LG G2 D803.
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