Some m4v files have become unplayable

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by thekb, Nov 11, 2018.

  1. thekb macrumors 6502a

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    Several files that I ripped from DVD have gotten to where they won't play except in VLC. Any idea why this is or how to remedy it? I can't stream the movies using Plex anymore.
     
  2. priitv8 macrumors 68040

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    As simplest attempt - try Optimize command with Subler.
    If that does not help, then i have no better advice to give, unfortunately.
     
  3. thekb thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Optimize in Subler failed. The only thing that has worked is opening and resaving in QuickTime. But that changes the file to a QT movie. And it's time consuming
     
  4. HDFan macrumors 65816

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    So it plays in VLC, quick time (since you can convert it?), but not Plex?

    What program did the encoding? What standard did it use for the encoding? You can get that information from something like MediaInfo:

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  5. thekb thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I used HandBrake to rip the DVDs. The file I re-saved in QuickTime played OK on Plex, but there are several files that won't play and it will take a long time to go back and resave them all. I am wondering what happened to them!
     
  6. HDFan macrumors 65816

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    If you make one of the failing files available somewhere if I get time I can look at it.
     
  7. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

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    What codecs were used for creating the files?
     
  8. Longkeg macrumors regular

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    What happens if you just change the file’s extension from .m4v to .mp4?
     

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