Problem streaming high bitrate video to AppleTV3

Hello, 

I really like infuse2, but I would love it when the following problem is fixed.

I have some issues streaming 720p HDTV content to my AppleTV3.

Setup:

Nas -> iPad3 -> AppleTV3

Video plays very smooth on the iPad (and loading doesn’t take long). But when enabling Airplay to stream to AppleTV3, video playback hangs. I have tested this with several videos and I only see the first frame of the video appearing on my TV set. Then video playback stalls.

I have posted mediainfo for a file that exhibits this problem below. Hopefully you have some tips…

Thanks, Bart

 


 

Format                                   : Matroska

Format version                           : Version 4 / Version 2

File size                                : 2.48 GiB

Duration                                 : 43mn 3s

Overall bit rate                         : 8 233 Kbps

Encoded date                             : UTC 2014-02-10 03:56:24

Writing application                      : mkvmerge v6.2.0 (‘Promised Land’) built on Apr 28 2013 08:01:15

Writing library                          : libebml v1.3.0 + libmatroska v1.4.0

 

Video

ID                                       : 1

Format                                   : AVC

Format/Info                              : Advanced Video Codec

Format profile                           : High@L4.1

Format settings, CABAC                   : Yes

Format settings, ReFrames                : 5 frames

Codec ID                                 : V_MPEG4/ISO/AVC

Duration                                 : 43mn 3s

Bit rate                                 : 7 685 Kbps

Width                                    : 1 280 pixels

Height                                   : 720 pixels

Display aspect ratio                     : 16:9

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)                       : 0.348

Stream size                              : 2.31 GiB (93%)

Writing library                          : x264 core 142 r2389 956c8d8

Encoding settings                        : cabac=1 / ref=5 / deblock=1:0:0 / analyse=0x3:0x113 / me=umh / subme=8 / psy=1 / psy_rd=1.00:0.00 / mixed_ref=1 / me_range=16 / chroma_me=1 / trellis=1 / 8x8dct=1 / cqm=0 / deadzone=21,11 / fast_pskip=1 / chroma_qp_offset=-2 / threads=12 / lookahead_threads=2 / sliced_threads=0 / nr=0 / decimate=1 / interlaced=0 / bluray_compat=0 / constrained_intra=0 / bframes=3 / b_pyramid=2 / b_adapt=2 / b_bias=0 / direct=3 / weightb=1 / open_gop=0 / weightp=2 / keyint=250 / keyint_min=23 / scenecut=40 / intra_refresh=0 / rc_lookahead=50 / rc=crf / mbtree=1 / crf=18.0 / qcomp=0.60 / qpmin=0 / qpmax=69 / qpstep=4 / ip_ratio=1.40 / aq=1:1.00

Language                                 : English

Default                                  : Yes

Forced                                   : No

Matrix coefficients                      : BT.709

 

Audio

ID                                       : 2

Format                                   : AC-3

Format/Info                              : Audio Coding 3

Mode extension                           : CM (complete main)

Format settings, Endianness              : Big

Codec ID                                 : A_AC3

Duration                                 : 43mn 3s

Bit rate mode                            : Constant

Bit rate                                 : 384 Kbps

Channel(s)                               : 6 channels

Channel positions                        : Front: L C R, Side: L R, LFE

Sampling rate                            : 48.0 KHz

Bit depth                                : 16 bits

Compression mode                         : Lossy

Stream size                              : 118 MiB (5%)

Default                                  : Yes

Forced                                   : No

I don’t know if this helps but I just purchased the PRO version to do the exact same thing and am having some lagging problems as well.  I get about 10 minutes into the movie/show and it stops to load, is there a fix on the way for this?  I ask this because it was an expensive in app purchase for something that doesn’t do what it says it does smoothly.

With regard to the OP, this can happen sometimes if the Apple TV is not connected to a Dolby compatible device and the video file in question only contains a Dolby audio track.

The fix for this is to simply disable the ‘Dolby Digital over AirPlay’ option found in the playback settings menu (tap gear icon while video is playing).

A number of streaming improvements are coming in the 2.2.2 update, which should hopefully help resolve cases like yours.

Oh yes! Thank you, that did it for me :slight_smile:
Feared my ipad 2 wasn’t powerful enough to stream high quality video to my atv3, but it is.

Infuse is superb

Great! Thanks for following up. :slight_smile:

[quote="james"] With regard to the OP, this can happen sometimes if the Apple TV is not connected to a Dolby compatible device and the video file in question only contains a Dolby audio track. The fix for this is to simply disable the 'Dolby Digital over AirPlay' option found in the playback settings menu (tap gear icon while video is playing). [quote=darryl.sibeon]I don't know if this helps but I just purchased the PRO version to do the exact same thing and am having some lagging problems as well.  I get about 10 minutes into the movie/show and it stops to load, is there a fix on the way for this?  I ask this because it was an expensive in app purchase for something that doesn't do what it says it does smoothly. [/quote] A number of streaming improvements are coming in the 2.2.2 update, which should hopefully help resolve cases like yours.[/quote]

Updated to 2.2.2 and now it's even worse, mkv videos don't even start playing now. 

here are the specs:

General
Complete name : G:\Downloads\series\Watch\How.I.Met.Your.Mother.S09E19.720p.HDTV.x264-REMARKABLE [PublicHD]\How.I.Met.Your.Mother.S09E19.720p.HDTV.x264-REMARKABLE.mkv
Format : Matroska
Format version : Version 2
File size : 713 MiB
Duration : 21mn 27s
Overall bit rate : 4 645 Kbps
Writing application : mkvmerge v5.7.0 (‘The Whirlwind’) built on Jul 8 2012 20:08:51
Writing library : libebml v0.7.7 + libmatroska v0.8.1

Video
ID : 1
Format : AVC
Format/Info : Advanced Video Codec
Format profile : High@L4.1
Format settings, CABAC : Yes
Format settings, ReFrames : 5 frames
Codec ID : V_MPEG4/ISO/AVC
Duration : 21mn 27s
Bit rate : 4 169 Kbps
Width : 1 280 pixels
Height : 720 pixels
Display aspect ratio : 16:9
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) : 0.189
Stream size : 640 MiB (90%)
Writing library : x264 core 142 r2389 956c8d8
Encoding settings : cabac=1 / ref=5 / deblock=1:-2:-2 / analyse=0x3:0x113 / me=umh / subme=8 / psy=1 / psy_rd=1.05:0.00 / mixed_ref=1 / me_range=16 / chroma_me=1 / trellis=1 / 8x8dct=1 / cqm=0 / deadzone=21,11 / fast_pskip=1 / chroma_qp_offset=-2 / threads=18 / lookahead_threads=3 / sliced_threads=0 / nr=0 / decimate=1 / interlaced=0 / bluray_compat=0 / constrained_intra=0 / bframes=3 / b_pyramid=2 / b_adapt=2 / b_bias=0 / direct=3 / weightb=1 / open_gop=0 / weightp=2 / keyint=250 / keyint_min=23 / scenecut=40 / intra_refresh=0 / rc_lookahead=50 / rc=crf / mbtree=1 / crf=18.0 / qcomp=0.60 / qpmin=0 / qpmax=69 / qpstep=4 / ip_ratio=1.40 / aq=1:0.65
Language : English
Default : Yes
Forced : No

Audio
ID : 2
Format : AC-3
Format/Info : Audio Coding 3
Mode extension : CM (complete main)
Format settings, Endianness : Big
Codec ID : A_AC3
Duration : 21mn 27s
Bit rate mode : Constant
Bit rate : 384 Kbps
Channel(s) : 6 channels
Channel positions : Front: L C R, Side: L R, LFE
Sampling rate : 48.0 KHz
Bit depth : 16 bits
Compression mode : Lossy
Stream size : 58.9 MiB (8%)
Language : English
Default : Yes
Forced : No