Robot Chicken Star Wars III: bad video stream

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lucasjung
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Robot Chicken Star Wars III: bad video stream

Post by lucasjung » Fri Feb 17, 2012 12:28 pm

When I create an mkv from the Blu-Ray of Robot Chicken Star Wars III, the resulting file contains a video stream which is not playable. This only applies to the main feature: if I create mkvs from any of the special features on the disc, they come out fine.

I've tried this with version 1.7.1 and 1.7.2, both running on xubuntu 11.04.

When I open the resulting file in XBMC, it is treated as an audio file: the sound plays just fine, but the screen just shows the fanart instead of the video.

If I quit XBMC and try to open the file with Parole Media Player, it spends about twenty seconds trying to open the file, and then I get an error message:
"The stream is taking too much time to load"
This pops up with a "Cancel" button or a "Stop" button. If I hit "Stop," it stops trying to open the file; if I hit "Cancel," it tries again for another twenty seconds or so and then repeats the same error message.

If I use mkvmerge to strip out the video track, the Parole Media Player opens the file and plays the audio just fine. If I strip out everything except the video track, I get the same error message described above, so I'm very confident that the problem is only with the video stream.

At first I thought the problem was that maybe I was missing the codec to play VC1 videos, but then I found that I have at least one other mkv with VC1 in it, which plays just fine. Also, the special features on the disc are all encoded in VC1 as well, and they result in playable mkvs. It's just the main title that doesn't work.

MakeMKV does not produce any error messages while creating this file. The entire outputs are:

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Saving 1 titles into directory /home/...

Forced subtitles track #8 turned out to be empty and was removed from output file

1 titles saved
I also get the pop-up at the end which says "Copy complete. 1 titles saved."

If there is any additional information needed, just let me know and I'll do my best to provide it.

mike admin
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Re: Robot Chicken Star Wars III: bad video stream

Post by mike admin » Sat Feb 25, 2012 6:08 am

Please post mediainfo output for this MKV file. Also search for "interlaced VC-1" - it's really a pain.

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Re: Robot Chicken Star Wars III: bad video stream

Post by lucasjung » Tue Feb 28, 2012 3:54 pm

mike admin wrote:Please post mediainfo output for this MKV file.
This is from my first attempt to make an mkv from this disc. As newer versions of makemkv have been released, I have tried to re-do it, but the results are always the same (bad video stream), so I've always just deleted the newer files. If you like, I can make a new file with the latest version of makemkv and post the medianfo for that as well.

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General
Unique ID                                : 169660553212198135519396316185523218692 (0x7FA36F19657799D2420A61A038F56904)
Complete name                            : Robot_Chicken_2005_s00_e10.mkv
Format                                   : Matroska
Format version                           : Version 2
File size                                : 6.48 GiB
Duration                                 : 45mn 0s
Overall bit rate mode                    : Variable
Overall bit rate                         : 20.6 Mbps
Encoded date                             : UTC 2011-10-01 10:09:57
Writing application                      : MakeMKV v1.6.15 linux(x64-release)
Writing library                          : libmakemkv v1.6.15 (1.2.0/1.1.0) x86_64-linux-gnu

Video
ID                                       : 1
Format                                   : VC-1
Format profile                           : AP@L3
Codec ID                                 : WVC1
Codec ID/Hint                            : Microsoft
Duration                                 : 45mn 0s
Width                                    : 1 920 pixels
Height                                   : 1 080 pixels
Display aspect ratio                     : 16:9
Frame rate                               : 29.970 fps
Chroma subsampling                       : 4:2:0
Bit depth                                : 8 bits
Scan type                                : Interlaced
Scan order                               : Top Field First
Compression mode                         : Lossy
Language                                 : English

Audio #1
ID                                       : 2
Format                                   : TrueHD
Codec ID                                 : A_TRUEHD
Duration                                 : 45mn 0s
Bit rate mode                            : Variable
Maximum bit rate                         : 6 987 Kbps
Channel(s)                               : 6 channels
Channel positions                        : Front: L C R, Side: L R, LFE
Sampling rate                            : 48.0 KHz
Bit depth                                : 24 bits
Compression mode                         : Lossless
Title                                    : 5.1
Language                                 : English

Audio #2
ID                                       : 3
Format                                   : AC-3
Format/Info                              : Audio Coding 3
Mode extension                           : CM (complete main)
Codec ID                                 : A_AC3
Duration                                 : 45mn 0s
Bit rate mode                            : Constant
Bit rate                                 : 448 Kbps
Channel(s)                               : 6 channels
Channel positions                        : Front: L C R, Side: L R, LFE
Sampling rate                            : 48.0 KHz
Bit depth                                : 16 bits
Compression mode                         : Lossy
Stream size                              : 144 MiB (2%)
Title                                    : 3/2+1
Language                                 : English

Audio #3
ID                                       : 4
Format                                   : AC-3
Format/Info                              : Audio Coding 3
Mode extension                           : CM (complete main)
Codec ID                                 : A_AC3
Duration                                 : 45mn 0s
Bit rate mode                            : Constant
Bit rate                                 : 192 Kbps
Channel(s)                               : 2 channels
Channel positions                        : Front: L R
Sampling rate                            : 48.0 KHz
Bit depth                                : 16 bits
Compression mode                         : Lossy
Stream size                              : 61.8 MiB (1%)
Title                                    : 2/0
Language                                 : English

Audio #4
ID                                       : 5
Format                                   : AC-3
Format/Info                              : Audio Coding 3
Mode extension                           : CM (complete main)
Codec ID                                 : A_AC3
Duration                                 : 45mn 0s
Bit rate mode                            : Constant
Bit rate                                 : 192 Kbps
Channel(s)                               : 2 channels
Channel positions                        : Front: L R
Sampling rate                            : 48.0 KHz
Bit depth                                : 16 bits
Compression mode                         : Lossy
Stream size                              : 61.8 MiB (1%)
Title                                    : 2/0
Language                                 : English

Audio #5
ID                                       : 6
Format                                   : AC-3
Format/Info                              : Audio Coding 3
Mode extension                           : CM (complete main)
Codec ID                                 : A_AC3
Duration                                 : 45mn 0s
Bit rate mode                            : Constant
Bit rate                                 : 192 Kbps
Channel(s)                               : 2 channels
Channel positions                        : Front: L R
Sampling rate                            : 48.0 KHz
Bit depth                                : 16 bits
Compression mode                         : Lossy
Stream size                              : 61.8 MiB (1%)
Title                                    : 2/0
Language                                 : English

Audio #6
ID                                       : 7
Format                                   : AC-3
Format/Info                              : Audio Coding 3
Mode extension                           : CM (complete main)
Codec ID                                 : A_AC3
Duration                                 : 45mn 0s
Bit rate mode                            : Constant
Bit rate                                 : 192 Kbps
Channel(s)                               : 2 channels
Channel positions                        : Front: L R
Sampling rate                            : 48.0 KHz
Bit depth                                : 16 bits
Compression mode                         : Lossy
Stream size                              : 61.8 MiB (1%)
Title                                    : 2/0
Language                                 : English

Text
ID                                       : 8
Format                                   : PGS
Codec ID                                 : S_HDMV/PGS
Codec ID/Info                            : The same subtitle format used on BDs/HD-DVDs
Language                                 : English

Menu
00:00:00.000                             : en:Chapter 00
00:04:08.715                             : en:Chapter 01
00:11:16.308                             : en:Chapter 02
00:21:03.595                             : en:Chapter 03
00:32:59.277                             : en:Chapter 04
00:41:35.326                             : en:Chapter 05
mike admin wrote:Also search for "interlaced VC-1" - it's really a pain.
Does this mean that it will never be fully supported, or just that it will take longer than most other features?
EDIT: I realize this is probably the wrong place to ask, since the problem isn't with makemkv, but you seem smart on this stuff so I was hoping you might have some insight.

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Re: Robot Chicken Star Wars III: bad video stream

Post by Romansh » Wed Feb 29, 2012 12:27 am

libavcodec has added partial support for interlaced VC-1 decoding. It may take a while, but once it's completed libavcodec-based players like VLC and many others will be able to decode it.

In the meantime you should try a hardware player - which reminds me, I need to test whether my WD TV Live will play interlaced VC-1. Unless you're playing your file under Windows, in which case some players can play it (do a forum search).

celavey

Re: Robot Chicken Star Wars III: bad video stream

Post by celavey » Thu Mar 08, 2012 6:48 am

You may also try downloading or copying it to your computer before creating a MKV file out of it. Or create a virtual disc that makes it a lot easier.

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Re: Robot Chicken Star Wars III: bad video stream

Post by Romansh » Sat Mar 10, 2012 10:47 pm

celavey wrote:You may also try downloading or copying it to your computer before creating a MKV file out of it. Or create a virtual disc that makes it a lot easier.
How does this help if the player doesn't support interlaced VC-1 decoding? Did you even bother to read the topic?

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Re: Robot Chicken Star Wars III: bad video stream

Post by crowfax » Sat Mar 10, 2012 10:57 pm

99% sure he's a spammer waiting to get a lot of posts in, then he'll add spam to his signature.
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Re: Robot Chicken Star Wars III: bad video stream

Post by mike admin » Mon Mar 12, 2012 8:47 am

crowfax wrote:99% sure he's a spammer waiting to get a lot of posts in, then he'll add spam to his signature.
Looks like, bunch of "mee too" messages. Purged.

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