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vlc h264 on dm800 is it possible?


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#1 janos66

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Posted 3 November 2012 - 21:09

Hi, I am able to stream avi files from my pc to my dm800 through vlc, but because I do this over wifi, sometimes the picture freezes. When I watch a h264 ts with the mediaplayer everything works perfect because less bandwidth is needed. So I'm wondering if it's possible to change the transcode settings in vlc from mpeg2 to h264. I already tried putting in VlcServer.py
#transcode{vcodec=h264,vb=800,scale=1}
instead of default
"vcodec=%s,vb=%d,venc=ffmpeg,fps=%s"
but I get only audio without picture.

I'll appreciate any help.

Re: vlc h264 on dm800 is it possible? #2 Erik Slagter

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Posted 4 November 2012 - 09:11

There are two problem with that:
- you'll need quite a faster PC to keep up
- you'll need to configure all kinds of settings before libx264 runs properly.

If you're not that technical in video codecs, I'd really suggest you stay with mpeg2.

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