Itunes Freezes for HD video with 5.1

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by idlebrain, Oct 8, 2012.

  1. idlebrain macrumors newbie

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    Hi Friends,

    I purchased Prometheus HD from iTunes. Connected my laptop to Denon AVR-> Panasonc Plasma. Now HD video plays flawless when audio is Stereo track, when I change that to 5.1, video just got Freezes there and no playback of Video and Audio. Same thing is fine with VLC Player. I can play 5.1 Audio with VLC. Any Idea what could be wrong?

    Thanks.
     
  2. idlebrain thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Any One? Here is the Mediainfo if it helps.
    Video #1
    ID : 1
    Format : AVC
    Format/Info : Advanced Video Codec
    Format profile : High@L4.0
    Format settings, CABAC : Yes
    Format settings, ReFrames : 5 frames
    Codec ID : drmi
    Duration : 2h 4mn
    Bit rate mode : Variable
    Bit rate : 4 637 Kbps
    Width : 1 916 pixels
    Height : 796 pixels
    Display aspect ratio : 2.40:1
    Frame rate mode : Constant
    Frame rate : 23.976 fps
    Color space : YUV
    Chroma subsampling : 4:2:0
    Bit depth : 8 bits
    Scan type : Progressive
    Bits/(Pixel*Frame) : 0.127
    Stream size : 4.02 GiB (84%)
    Language : English
    Encoded date : UTC 2012-08-20 00:05:09
    Tagged date : UTC 2012-08-20 00:06:51
    Color primaries : BT.709-5, BT.1361, IEC 61966-2-4, SMPTE RP177
    Transfer characteristics : BT.709-5, BT.1361
    Matrix coefficients : BT.709-5, BT.1361, IEC 61966-2-4 709, SMPTE RP177

    Video #2
    ID : 18
    Format : JPEG
    Codec ID : jpeg
    Duration : 2h 0mn
    Bit rate mode : Variable
    Bit rate : 5 736 bps
    Width : 640 pixels
    Height : 266 pixels
    Display aspect ratio : 1.855
    Frame rate mode : Variable
    Frame rate : 0.005 fps
    Minimum frame rate : 0.002 fps
    Maximum frame rate : 0.011 fps
    Compression mode : Lossy
    Bits/(Pixel*Frame) : 6.739
    Stream size : 4.92 MiB (0%)
    Language : English
    Encoded date : UTC 2012-08-20 00:05:10
    Tagged date : UTC 2012-08-20 00:06:51

    Audio #1
    ID : 2
    Format : AAC
    Format/Info : Advanced Audio Codec
    Format profile : LC
    Codec ID : 40
    Duration : 2h 3mn
    Bit rate mode : Constant
    Bit rate : 160 Kbps
    Channel(s) : 2 channels
    Channel positions : Front: L R
    Sampling rate : 48.0 KHz
    Bit depth : 16 bits
    Compression mode : Lossy
    Stream size : 139 MiB (3%)
    Language : English
    Encoded date : UTC 2012-08-20 00:05:10
    Tagged date : UTC 2012-08-20 00:06:51
    Encryption : iTunes

    Audio #2
    ID : 3
    Format : drms
    Codec ID : drms
    Duration : 2h 3mn
    Bit rate mode : Constant
    Bit rate : 384 Kbps
    Sampling rate : 48.0 KHz
    Bit depth : 16 bits
    Stream size : 340 MiB (7%)
    Language : English
    Encoded date : UTC 2012-08-20 00:05:10
    Tagged date : UTC 2012-08-20 00:06:51
    Encryption : iTunes
     
  3. nexx27 macrumors newbie

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    I'm having the same problem.

    I've encoded DVD's on Handbrake using Stereo as first sound track and AC3 Passtrough (5.1) as a 2nd audio track.

    In Itunes it plays Stereo flawless. If I switch to the 2nd track (Surround) it freezes the video and refuses to play. If I change back to stereo, it resumes playing.

    I bought Casino Movie (De Niro) from Apple Store. There are two audio tracks too. Stereo and Surround (for 5.1). In this case Itunes play both audio tracks flawless and I even can check for 5.1 legit digital data on my receiver.

    So there's clearly something different on Apple audio encoding and Handbrake encoding. Any ideas?
     
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  5. Stangs55 macrumors 6502a

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    #5
    Newest Apple TV is freezing 3-4 times per episode of Breaking Bad... (Bought through iTunes and streamed)
     

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