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Thread: "Invalid File" via direct USB playback on PBO

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    Default "Invalid File" via direct USB playback on PBO

    Hello,

    I'm frustrated with my PBO as I am getting an increasing number of files that say "invalid file!!". I get this whether I am streaming from my 2nd PBO or playing the files directly from the USB drive. It seems to be particular files. I even tried re-encoding one that has been "labeled" "invalid file!!" by the PBO and the new file get the error exactly the same as the old one. All of these files play perfectly on my computer using VLC, WMP, heck even Zune (which isn't exactly known for its wide compatibility of file formats). All are encoded as H.264.

    Here's the PBO Version Info (I try to keep it relatively up to date):

    System Revision: P020BC18-61R2
    Kernel Revision: 323634
    Bootup: 26
    Bootcode: 0000.0202.0026
    Audio: 329564
    Video: 329035
    Region Code: 0
    HW: RTD1073-DEMO
    Loader: (it's blank)

    If you need any other info, please let me know. Any suggestions would be super appreciated. I've tried to find fault with the files themselves but I can't seem to find anything wrong with them - and since they play perfectly on my PC, I can only assume that the issue is with the PBO.

    Thanks in advance for any assistance.

    All the best,
    Rae

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    If you recode a working files using the same setting as the one for the "invalid" file and put into the same drive, can it be played?

    By the way, you may want to switch to P61-beta (or P61-R1) as the P61-R2 has been retracted due to bugs. Not sure if your problem is related to it though.
    Last edited by tourist; 03-07-2011 at 08:04 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tourist View Post
    If you recode a working files using the same setting as the one for the "invalid" file and put into the same drive, can it be played?

    By the way, you may want to switch to P61-beta (or P61-R1) as the P61-R2 has been retracted due to bugs. Not sure if your problem is related to it though.

    All my files are encoded using the same settings and I double checked the files to be sure they were OK. That's the part that's so baffling.

    Where can I get the P61-beta or R1? I didn't realize I was running the one that had the bugs in it. Come to think of it, I had never gotten an "invalid file" error until I upgraded to the R2 software so maybe it does have something to do with it. I'll downgrade as soon as I find where to get the file(s). Thanks for pointing that out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by varaonaid View Post
    Where can I get the P61-beta or R1?
    The download links is in the sticky on the root of this forum.
    http://www.patriotmemory.com/forums/...ead.php?t=2131
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    Quote Originally Posted by aasoror View Post
    The download links is in the sticky on the root of this forum.
    http://www.patriotmemory.com/forums/...ead.php?t=2131
    Thanks, I had already found it and rolled back to the Beta version posted in October. Unfortunately, it didn't fix my issue. Any other thoughts?

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    Not sure if that is important in your case, did you flash through the P02 when you go back to P61-R1?

    In addition, have you tried putting that file on a different USB or thumb drive?

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    Quote Originally Posted by varaonaid View Post
    If you need any other info, please let me know.
    Can you path the file through media info and post the output ?
    Thanks,
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    Quote Originally Posted by aasoror View Post
    Can you path the file through media info and post the output ?
    Thanks,
    Sure, NP at all. This is the text output, if you need a different format, please let me know:

    Format : MPEG-4
    Format profile : Base Media / Version 2
    Codec ID : mp42
    File size : 883 MiB
    Duration : 1h 28mn
    Overall bit rate : 1 393 Kbps
    Encoded date : UTC 2011-01-08 07:44:45
    Tagged date : UTC 2011-01-08 08:49:09
    Writing application : HandBrake 0.9.5 2011010300

    Video
    ID : 1
    Format : AVC
    Format/Info : Advanced Video Codec
    Format profile : Main@L3.0
    Format settings, CABAC : Yes
    Format settings, ReFrames : 4 frames
    Format settings, GOP : M=3, N=12
    Codec ID : avc1
    Codec ID/Info : Advanced Video Coding
    Duration : 1h 28mn
    Duration_LastFrame : 8ms
    Bit rate mode : Variable
    Bit rate : 845 Kbps
    Width : 720 pixels
    Height : 480 pixels
    Display aspect ratio : 16:9
    Original display aspect ratio : 16:9
    Frame rate mode : Constant
    Frame rate : 29.970 fps
    Standard : NTSC
    Color space : YUV
    Chroma subsampling : 4:2:0
    Bit depth : 8 bits
    Scan type : Progressive
    Bits/(Pixel*Frame) : 0.082
    Stream size : 535 MiB (61%)
    Writing library : x264 core 112
    Encoding settings : cabac=1 / ref=2 / deblock=1:0:0 / analyse=0x1:0x111 / me=hex / subme=6 / psy=1 / psy_rd=1.00:0.00 / mixed_ref=0 / me_range=16 / chroma_me=1 / trellis=0 / 8x8dct=0 / cqm=0 / deadzone=21,11 / fast_pskip=1 / chroma_qp_offset=-2 / threads=3 / sliced_threads=0 / nr=0 / decimate=1 / interlaced=0 / constrained_intra=0 / bframes=2 / b_pyramid=2 / b_adapt=1 / b_bias=0 / direct=1 / weightb=0 / open_gop=0 / weightp=2 / keyint=240 / keyint_min=23 / scenecut=40 / intra_refresh=0 / rc_lookahead=40 / rc=crf / mbtree=1 / crf=20.0 / qcomp=0.60 / qpmin=3 / qpmax=51 / qpstep=4 / ip_ratio=1.40 / aq=1:1.00
    Encoded date : UTC 2011-01-08 07:44:45
    Tagged date : UTC 2011-01-08 08:49:09
    Color primaries : BT.601-6 525, BT.1358 525, BT.1700 NTSC, SMPTE 170M
    Transfer characteristics : BT.709-5, BT.1361
    Matrix coefficients : BT.601-6 525, BT.1358 525, BT.1700 NTSC, SMPTE 170M

    Audio #1
    ID : 2
    Format : AC-3
    Format/Info : Audio Coding 3
    Mode extension : CM (complete main)
    Codec ID : ac-3
    Duration : 1h 28mn
    Bit rate mode : Constant
    Bit rate : 384 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 : 243 MiB (28%)
    Language : English
    Encoded date : UTC 2011-01-08 07:44:45
    Tagged date : UTC 2011-01-08 08:49:08

    Audio #2
    ID : 3
    Format : AAC
    Format/Info : Advanced Audio Codec
    Format profile : LC
    Codec ID : 40
    Duration : 1h 28mn
    Bit rate mode : Variable
    Bit rate : 160 Kbps
    Maximum bit rate : 226 Kbps
    Channel(s) : 2 channels
    Channel positions : Front: L R
    Sampling rate : 48.0 KHz
    Compression mode : Lossy
    Stream size : 101 MiB (11%)
    Language : English
    Encoded date : UTC 2011-01-08 07:44:45
    Tagged date : UTC 2011-01-08 08:49:08

    Text #1
    ID : 4
    Format : mp4s
    Codec ID : E0
    Bit rate mode : Constant
    Language : English
    Encoded date : UTC 2011-01-08 07:44:45
    Tagged date : UTC 2011-01-08 07:44:45

    Text #2
    ID : 5
    Format : Apple text
    Codec ID : text
    Duration : 1h 28mn
    Bit rate mode : Constant
    Bit rate : 0
    Stream size : 184 Bytes (0%)
    Encoded date : UTC 2011-01-08 07:44:45
    Tagged date : UTC 2011-01-08 08:49:09

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    Was there ever a solution for this issue? I am running into the same 'invalid file' error except when using a uPNP connection. Files play fine on my computer, on the PBO using a net connection, from USB etc.

    Thanks

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