With the new 2.9 version I'm getting artifacts along the whole bottom of the screen. It looks like a vertically compressed version of the video playing at the very bottom of the screen. Not sure what is going on. I noticed this in both 720P and 1080i settings.
I get the same thing. Also when I press select to bring up the scrollbar in 720p mode the scrollbar is only on the right hand side of the screen, it still functions normally but it looks odd.
Originally Posted by joe34
One more minor bug with the HD modes: In the browser when moving through long lists of files using the L1/L2 buttons as PgUp/PgDn the list does not move by a whole 'page'. Rather the selected item jumps down by 10 items or so. (I think this jump would be equivalent to 1 'page' of items in the SD modes)
For the corruption problem, try playing with the 'Synchronization parameter 1' under "Display setting"--->"Advance settings", try setting it in "auto", if that doesn't work, try different values until it looks good on your TV, this setting is very dependant on your ps2 model and TV.
Originally Posted by peterdcrees
About the scrollbar, it isn't a bug, it's made like that for HD settings.
Again this isn't really a bug, but i think you are right, if my memory doesn't fail PgUp/PgDn in L1/L2 was implemented before the HD modes.
Originally Posted by peterdcrees
Im playing movies from USB stick.
Sometimes SMS 2.9 freezes on "loading indicies..." - red circle is freezing, and nothing can be done. I must restart console. It happens like once on maybe 10 attempts to play movie, so its not often, but still - annoying.
I didnt have this problem with SMS 2.8 rev3 (other revs were having subtitles issue, so I wanst using them).
Ive tested it on several USB sticks.
It happend on several different movies.
My PS2 is V13, Im using FMCB 1.7 to boot SMS 2.9. I have PAL TV (not HD).
I get the same thing sometimes, doesnt seem to matter the file as it can crash sometimes then work fine after a reboot, sometimes its the first file i play, sometimes a few files in and it will freeze on the indicies bit..
With freemcboot though, its so quick to restart SMS that i havent worried about it, and as i can't find a way to reproduce the error i havent reported it..
i have the same problem, when i watching a video from usb pendrive, if i rewind to a previous scene (pressing select), and then press play (X button), the SMS Freeze, and i have to restart the PS2.
BUT, Only happens when i watch videos from the USB Pendrive, from the Hard Drive doesn´t happen.
Some of the VOB files have problems with rewind function, and jumping to specific point (green bar on the bottom of the screen). they are going back to menu. also SMS is not displaying time properly. although, some VOBs works grat, Ive noticed that they are shorter (about 30min), any logner (1h) have this problem.
in most movies the sound is out of sync.
for example in this movie:
Sometimes I must set A/V Delay even to -00:200 :/
its really annoying, because there is no rule how much do I have to delay :/
everytime I watch a movie it takes a lot of time to make sound synced.
Sometimes synchronization is ok, but usually is not :/
Please, fix this.
SMS is one of the best programms on PS2. I use it every day. Good job!
Still waiting for improvements :)
this out of sync is so annoying, that I stopped watching movies through SMS, and Im loosing great quality from RGB signal :( :( :(
every time I try to watch movie on SMS I loose half hour to syncing video with audio :( the value is different for almost every file :(
if You can do something with it, please help. If You cant, tell me why... ;(
its taking all the fun from watching :/
One thing you can do about it is to recode the audio from VBR (variable bitrate) to CBR (constant bitrate) using VirtualDub.
Originally Posted by DariuszG
Here's a simple point-by-point description of how to do it:
1: Collect the videos to be converted into a separate folder for each audio sample-rate used, so that you have all using 48,000Hz in one folder, and those with 44,100 Hz in another etc, and also split them off so that any with mono sound are separated from those with stereo sound (Possibly you will only need one folder, as 48000Hz Stereo is very dominant in use today.) Also create one or more folders where you want the converted files to be stored (separation of these is optional).
2: Start VirtualDub, and open its dropdown menu "Video" where you click the entry "Direct stream copy" (original setting was "Full processing mode" which you don't want now)
3: Decide on which folder to convert next, and drop one of the files from that folder onto the main window surface of VirtualDub. This will open input and output video display panes in that main window area
4 (needed only for first conversion folder): Open the dropdown menu "Audio" and click the entry "Full processing mode" (original setting was "Direct stream copy" which would leave the audio unchanged)
5: Open the dropdown menu "Audio" again, and this time click the entry "Compression..." (this was greyed out earlier, in step 4), which will open a dialog box for selecting compression method. Here you should select a suitable MP3 CODEC. (Assuming you have one installed. If not, this is a good time to install one, and then start over :p)
6: With a suitable CODEC selected, the right half of that dialog box should now show a list of availabe combinations of sample-rate, bit-rate, and other stuff relevant for the chosen CODEC (eg: 48000Hz, 128 kbps CBR, Stereo 16KB/s). The precise choice of items and their order can vary with CODEC. The important thing is that you choose an entry with the correct samplerate, number of channels (stereo/mono), and a CBR bitrate close to the original (or lower if you don't need top quality sound). For most purposes 128 kbps is ideal, but I often use 96 kbps for normal TV series with mostly talk. Click the setting you choose and then click OK to confirm that choice and close this dialog box.
7a (used for first conversion folder):
Open the dropdown menu "File" and click the entry "Job control..." to open another dialog window showing a list of waiting jobs. Normally this should be empty, but if not you should empty it by opening the dialog's dropdown menu "Edit" and clicking its entry "Clear list".
7b (used for additional conversion folders, if any):
Open the dropdown menu "File" and click the entry "Job control..." to open the dialog window showing the list of waiting jobs.
8. Open the dialog's dropdown menu "Edit" and click the entry "Process directory..." which will then first open a file selector where you should select the same folder you decided to work on in step 3 above. As that selection is completed, the program will immediately open another file selector, where you should select the folder in which you want converted files to be stored for this conversion batch. As you confirm selection of the destination folder the job list will be filled with one entry for each file in the source folder, and with the status flag 'waiting'
9: Close the "Job Control" window either by clicking its "OK" button or by using the closing gadget. Don't worry as the program still remembers the entire job list.
10: Repeat steps 3-9 above until all videos you want to convert are in the job list.
11: Open the "Job Control" window again, as described in step 7b, and check that all entries appear in the list as expected. When satisfied with the job list, click the "Start" button in this window to start the conversion process. This will minimize the main VirtualDub window and show you a progress bar for the conversion of individual videos, and for each one completed the start and stop time for that subjob will be entered into the list and the status flag will be changed from "Waiting" to "Done".
Sometimes the "Done" will be followed by "(warnings)", which are usually harmless, due to a common error in the MP3 encoding of standard video 'ripping' software. Those errors are no longer present in the converted files. But you can click on those entries to check the details if you like.
Best regards: dlanor
@dlanor: thanx for this great reply. Its good to know that some people are ready to help fast and give so solid answer.
I must say that this method do not works for me :(
I still have sync issues, despite avi file is CBR :/
here is its original audio codec:
0x0055(MP3) ID'd as MPEG-1 Layer 3
112 kb/s (56/ch, stereo) CBR 48000 Hz
I have changed it to Lame mp3 128 kb/s (stereo) CBR 48000 Hz and it gave me same results :/
I dont know what to do :(
Im flustrated :/
radom MP3 playlist is random, but everytime I start SMS, the randomized playlist is the same :/