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I don't know if it's really a bug, but this video has no audio and goes fast (1.5x) when I play it.
You can download the file here.
...that one has Microsoft's audio track which is not supported by SMS
If you mean what 'group' release it came from, I honestly don't know. It does seem to be a proper DVD rip though, considering the freedom from ads or other unwanted aspects of public broadcasts.
Originally Posted by Blackheart
If that is true of my ".sub" file, then it must also be true of your ".srt" file, since these agree almost perfectly on all subtitle timing. As you may have noticed the ".sub" file contains frame numbers instead of hh:mm:ss,xxx timestamps, but translating these values back and forth (with VirtualDub) yields a match within one tenth of a second, which is the best you can expect for such things. So both subtitle files are equally well (or badly) suited for use with that video clip.
Your subtitles are not sincronized with the converted version I have.
It should come as no surprise that my own clip plays back perfectly in synch with my own ".sub" file, both with SMS on the PS2 and on my PC. But it may be more surprising that I've also tested synchronicity by playing my video clip with your ".srt" file under Windows (using "Media Player Classic") and the subtitles are perfectly synchronized with the video playback there as well.
So I have to suspect that something went wrong with the conversion of your clip to AVI form, which somehow messed up its timing. Or possibly it has some framerate that SMS can't handle properly. My own clip has 25 frames/sec which is the ideal for use with PAL timing. Now if your clip has some different rate, forcing SMS to drop or add frames in compensation, then that might mess up the frame counts used as time indexes for the ".sub" subtitles.
Sorry, but I can't verify that myself. (I don't use emule. My preferred p2p download tool is uTorrent.) However, since both subtitle files work fine with my clip, as played on my PC, I have to question the validity of either your clips or your playback methods.
I downloaded an avi file I found using the search function from emule, wich is also not sincronized with your subtitles.
I agree on the universal crashing (or freezing rather) with that ".srt" file, which I have tested not only through network now, but also on the IDE HDD of the PS2. I have not tested this with a wide variety of AVIs though, so it's still possible it might not freeze with some I haven't tried. (An exhaustive test of such things is impossible, so lets drop that subject.)
EDIT 2: OK i made some more testing and these subtitles crash sms every time I load them with ANY .avi file. Wich is weird cause sms didn't crash on ffgriever and EEUG playstations. My Playstation is a V3 PAL btw...
But it's quite clear to me that it should be very simple for anyone with a collection of AVIs to find one that exhibits this subtitle problem. Thus I see no reason to go through the efforts (on each side) of arranging a transfer of my clip, though I'm willing to do it if EEUG still thinks it would make a difference after all.
Best regards: dlanor
SMB Configuration –
Dear Eugene: would you be so kind to put a brief explanation how to configure SMB with Windows XP SP2 , i have tryed really everything and still can´t use this method, no problems here using the last method with ps2client.
when i try to use the new method SMS waits about 1 minute and tells conection error, press x to continue.
It would be cool if you can also add the configuration to do it from SMS else than from pc as i know there are problems using different text editors because of the return/end of line.
Also is it possible for SMS to log the connection startup so i can see why it is not working?
SMS is the best !!!!! Please keep your fantastic hobby!!!!!!!!!
PD: it would be nice to have jpeg support with slideshow and music.
thank you very much!
@dlanor: ...a lot of things can happen. So far I've tried that subtitles with only one file on HDD. I'll try to investigate more...
@peskin: ...well, for me it works just fine with standard XP settings (no simple file sharing). I've also used standard "notepad" to create SMS.smb file. Somewhere in the forum there were some advices about registry settings (something about password hash), uppercase names etc. All these problems are unknown here. It just works as described in README (create SMS.smb, copy it to mc0:/SMS, start SMS, enable SMB/CIFS protocol and start network). "...possible for SMS to log the connection...": 'etereal'/'wireshark' software will give you quite detailed log about things that happen on TCP port 139 on your PC (you can save that log (.pcap file)) and submit it right here, so I'll take a look at it...
m3u playlist is broken in SMS 2.0 Rev.2
same m3u playlist works fine previous versions like SMS 1.9 Rev.2
SMS (i check version 1.8, 1.9, 2.0) is not compatible with mod-chip Modbo 760 (clone of Matrix Infinity). After install MP3 or DivX disk show message "illegal media". With another mod-chip no problem. Console SCPH-70004/70008, 75004/75008.
Sorry for my bad english.
Best regards, Vladimir
I'm afraid this is just one more example of the badly implemented 'sleep mode' of the current Matrix Infinity design (also affecting all clones of it). They claim it is necessary to make some games work, but that's just a poor excuse for a bad design. Other chips work fine without that handicapping method. I know that this sleep mode can be inhibited on a genuine MI chip just by cutting a connector, but I'm not sure if it's safe to do that with your clone.
Originally Posted by PVL64
Hopefully someone else can respond with specific info on that Modbo 760.
In any case, even with that sleep-mode you should still be able to use SMS to play videos prepared as they would be for a non-mod PS2, using either the CDDAFS format or the miniDVD file set, since those methods will make the PS2 accept such discs even without any mod-chip at all.
Best regards: dlanor
Some trouble over network
Some trouble over network –
First of all, congratulations for your great project.
I´ve been browsing the forum and seen that EEUG really care about other people problems.
So I feel that I should share the "Bugs" i´ve encouter.
PSTwo 75004 PAL
SMS 2.0 rev1 on MC
SWAP MAGIC 3.6
RADHOSTCLIENT on P4 XP
1 - Frezes when browsing dir with non media files.
SMS Freezes when browsing trough ethernet dir with non media files.
Same hapens when fail to connect to RADHOSTCLIENT.
The only way is to reset PS2.
2 - Browsing dir becomes confused.
When other dir is add to RADHOSTCLIENT with network already conected the browsing becomes confused.
Have to return to cd path and then to network to correct.
I have similar problems with my Synology DS101j NAS using SMB.
Originally Posted by gamb79
SMS also hangs at the end of loading the indices of a movie.
But also it will hang at the end of an mp3 or when i manualy skip to the next song.
When i don't use SMB, but make a connection to a compu running radhost and use a shortcut to the NAS, all works perfect.
So, maybe the problem is the NAS and not SMS, or maybe a prob. opening multiple files at the same time ?