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can't play some ts videos on codec pack and vlc media player, but can on windows builtin apps Empty can't play some ts videos on codec pack and vlc media player, but can on windows builtin apps

Post by asocialis on Wed Dec 18, 2019 2:01 pm

Hi. I always thought that vlc media player and codec pack (media player classic) are two best players on the web and they support all formats.
But I was disappointed when I downloaded few movies from famous illegal website putlockers.cr (has many domains besides this one).
Recently DMCA banned openload, streamango, verystream servers, so I had to adapt to new servers they call "f1" and similar names.
Now I am not asking for help to watch or download illegal contet, because I can already watch it via "movies and tv" or windows media player.
I am just curious why can't two most famous player watch it? I used internet download manager and its extension in web browser to download those movies from m3u8.
Previously I also done the same thing, but it was from different servers, meaning only from this server ts files do not work.
Example link I captured video from via idm: https://www.putlockers.cr/movie/singham-returns-29660.html
Direct link of m3u8 file and therefore the server responsible: https://slave9.vidcloudpng.com/hls/ff8a540aad2b54a8b9b334633448d0c8/ff8a540aad2b54a8b9b334633448d0c8.m3u8
File size is 587 MB.
VLC media player displays nothing. Codec pack displays 1 pixel in center and no anything in audio stream or info about video.
Of course I will report it to videolan too.
Please help me figure this out. Sorry for posting pirate links. I just use them as example. I know that I could try converting video via many converters and play them than, but am interested in quick solution and exact reason why it can't play.
Windows 10 pro, activated, did not mess with components, last versions, x64, from other servers ts files and mp4 and flv files play fine.
Video is not damaged and same error occurs on 5 other movies I downloaded from same server recently.
MediaInfo displays:
General
ID                          : 1 (0x1)
Complete name               : D:\download\Watch Singham Returns.ts
Format                      : MPEG-TS
File size                   : 588 MiB
Duration                    : 2 h 19 min
Overall bit rate mode       : Variable
Overall bit rate            : 590 kb/s

Video
ID                          : 256 (0x100)
Menu ID                     : 1 (0x1)
Format                      : AVC
Format/Info                 : Advanced Video Codec
Format profile              : Baseline@L2.1
Format settings             : 1 Ref Frames
Format settings, CABAC      : No
Format settings, Reference  : 1 frame
Codec ID                    : 27
Duration                    : 2 h 19 min
Width                       : 640 pixels
Height                      : 288 pixels
Display aspect ratio        : 2.222
Frame rate mode             : Variable
Color space                 : YUV
Chroma subsampling          : 4:2:0
Bit depth                   : 8 bits
Scan type                   : Progressive
Writing library             : x264 core 155 r2901 7d0ff22

Audio
ID                          : 257 (0x101)
Menu ID                     : 1 (0x1)
Format                      : AAC LC
Format/Info                 : Advanced Audio Codec Low Complexity
Format version              : Version 4
Muxing mode                 : ADTS
Codec ID                    : 15-2
Duration                    : 2 h 19 min
Bit rate mode               : Variable
Channel(s)                  : 2 channels
Channel layout              : L R
Sampling rate               : 44.1 kHz
Frame rate                  : 43.066 FPS (1024 SPF)
Compression mode            : Lossy

Menu
ID                          : 4096 (0x1000)
Menu ID                     : 1 (0x1)
Duration                    : 2 h 19 min
List                        : 256 (0x100) (AVC) / 257 (0x101) (AAC)
Service name                : Service01
Service provider            : FFmpeg
Service type                : digital television


Last edited by asocialis on Wed Dec 18, 2019 2:35 pm; edited 3 times in total (Reason for editing : added mediainfo info)

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Post by Admin on Wed Dec 18, 2019 2:36 pm

Can you cut a 20MB piece of that file with this tool:
http://rationalqm.us/dgsplit/dgsplit12.zip

And then upload it somewhere for me? Then I can check what is wrong.

You can use for example http://www.sendspace.com

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Post by Admin on Thu Dec 19, 2019 3:02 pm

The file is weird, it starts with a PNG image. I don't think this is valid. Only reason it may work in certain players is because they seem to ignore the unexpected PNG data.

Looks like a bug in IDM.

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Post by asocialis on Thu Dec 19, 2019 7:55 pm

It's ok, I will be using different server which gives mp4 file instead of m3u8 on the same website.
I also reported many bugs with m3u8 files recently to idm devs. For example some have ads in every few minutes which point to different videos and cause idm not to be able to download the video it started to download.
m3u8 is the most unstable format websites can give and idm is constantly updating app fixing such problems
Thanks. Good to know it is nothing wrong with my two fav players.
I also noticed in wmp when I played one file it had various bugs like damaged picture, slowing down, not synced audio and video...so i will try to avoid using m3u8 at least from such servers.

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