Itunes Freezes for HD video with 5.1

idlebrain

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Oct 8, 2012
2
0
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.
 

idlebrain

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Oct 8, 2012
2
0
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
 

nexx27

macrumors newbie
Jul 8, 2012
15
5
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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