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HDMI DVD Player - Please help!

teambintip Avatar
7y, 11m agoPosted 7 years, 11 months ago
Hi

So just bought this - http://www.currys.co.uk/martprd/store/cur_page.jsp?BV_SessionID=@@@@1106870204.1230473116@@@@&BV_EngineID=ccedadegdghjlfjcflgceggdhhmdfoi.0&page=Product&fm=null&sm=null&tm=null&sku=156398&category_oid=-30719#productInformationSection - for mum and dad to play divxs.

Problem is i can't get any sound to output when playing them, either through the hdmi or the scart. Tried various options etc but nothing having any effect. Regular dvds (both genuine and not) work perfectly well.

Google isn't being very helpful on this one

Can anyone please help?

Thanks in advance!
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7y, 11m agoPosted 7 years, 11 months ago
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#1
Just tried an SVcd and that also works fine, so its just .avis that won't work with sound :?
#2
Nobody?
#3
You playing the avi files via USB or CD? Most likelt something to do with the codecs?
#4
Via cd/dvd

Problem is it won't play any .avis at all with sound. Just wanted to play divxs without messing about re-encoding all my files

If i can't find a solution by tomorrow it'll be going back :x
#5
Go Asda as their cheap DVD players play anything!! Or one of them DVD players with a USB slot in front so like that you dont use CD's!! :thumbsup:
#6
some uk models have the divx stuff disabled. My Sony dvd hdmi has disabled all divx stuff altogehter whereas the jap and some other EU version can play divx altogether.
#7
Artonox
some uk models have the divx stuff disabled. My Sony dvd hdmi has disabled all divx stuff altogehter whereas the jap and some other EU version can play divx altogether.


Thought that initially but the model code is DVP425UK/DVP425E suggesting its the same as the european one. Confused:?
#8
teambintip;3879200
Thought that initially but the model code is DVP425UK/DVP425E suggesting its the same as the european one. Confused:?


That probably just means it's the same model all throuhout Europe.


What makes you think it should play avi files?, there's nothing in the product specification on any of the DSG sites that says it should :?
#9
barneydog
That probably just means it's the same model all throuhout Europe.


What makes you think it should play avi files?, there's nothing in the product specification on any of the DSG sites that says it should :?



Its specced as able to play mp4s so i'm assuming that includes divxs
#10
teambintip;3879360
Its specced as able to play mp4s so i'm assuming that includes divxs


I assume it says that on the instructions or the box as the description on the site is abiguous to say the least

Region code 2, this Hitachi DVP425UK DVD Player is also Mpeg compatible allowing you to view photos and share your treasured memories


Mpeg could just be Mpeg2 not 4, or it could be a typo for Jpeg as it mentions photos not video.
#11
barneydog

Mpeg could just be Mpeg2 not 4, or it could be a typo for Jpeg as it mentions photos not video.


Its definitely mpeg 4, says it on the box

And besides, if it wasn't compatible i'm fairly sure it'd display "incorrect format" like it does if you try and play an .rm file (for example), not play the file perfectly but without sound
#12
teambintip;3879586
Its definitely mpeg 4, says it on the box

And besides, if it wasn't compatible i'm fairly sure it'd display "incorrect format" like it does if you try and play an .rm file (for example), not play the file perfectly but without sound


OK but mp4 isn't quite the same as avi, the containers are different and they handle sound differently, just because it plays one it doesn't mean it plays the other.

I'd be more confident about it playing avi if it said it plays DivX.

Edit

Try converting the files to mp4
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teambintip;3879586
Its definitely mpeg 4, says it on the box

And besides, if it wasn't compatible i'm fairly sure it'd display "incorrect format" like it does if you try and play an .rm file (for example), not play the file perfectly but without sound

Unfortunately mp4 isn't a universal format, as mentioned above it sounds like the player doesn't have an audio codec (which is separate to the video codec) for the divx you're trying to play back. My Archos device has mp4 support however it can't universally play all divx files, it only has support for certain audio codecs and won't work with video files which have a non-supported audio codec.

John
#14
barneydog
OK but mp4 isn't quite the same as avi, the containers are different and they handle sound differently, just because it plays one it doesn't mean it plays the other.

I'd be more confident about it playing avi if it said it plays DivX.

Edit

Try converting the files to mp4


Really don't want to be re-encoding tbh, got this as an alternative to re-encoding everything (which i have to do at the moment)

Think i'll just have to take it back and swap it

Thanks though
#15
teambintip;3879683
Really don't want to be re-encoding tbh, got this as an alternative to re-encoding everything (which i have to do at the moment)

Think i'll just have to take it back and swap it

Thanks though



LOL, good idea :-D

and thanks John for explaining it far better than I was trying to do :thumbsup:

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