QUOTE(stholt @ Jan 15 2008, 06:43 AM)
Anyone else been having issues with divx/xvid files with 5.1 ac3 sound? It seems like every way I try to get this to work, while watching it streamed over a network hardline through WMP11, about every five minutes or so the video stutters/skips for a second or two and then it's fine. I've demuxed the video and converted the ac3 to a stereo mp3 and remuxed it and the whole thing plays just fine(I've done this on more than one source), so i figure it's something with the divx/xvid/ac3 "support" MS has given us. Any thoughts? I usually use VirtualDubMod for the muxing, is there a better program out there? I like to use divx/avid because I get almost realtime encoding with great quality, whereas WMV takes 12-15 hours to encode.
I have the same issue. WMV's even 1080p ones stream fine with no glitches. High Def AVI's will play for a few minutes they stumble the video and catch up. It seems like the audio isn't affected.
My setup is a dedicated machine loaded with HD Xvid/AC3 transcoded files using mencoder command line to transcode them. My network is wired on a gigabit backbone. The system properties of my computer while transmitting the file are less than 10% of processor and network. Oddly enough if I restart everything in sequence router-->switch-->computer-->360 I can usually get it to work perfectly. Then if anything changes like I play a game or I pause the movie to go take a wiz it starts all over again.
I suspect it is a processing power issue with the 360 as it happens much more frequently the higher resolution the video is. I haven't really delved into the bit rates or anything like that yet do to time but I when can I will post a reply.
I would really like to figure this out as I am using my set up to store all of my HD-DVD's I have been buying used on ebay. I rip them and encode them to Xvid/AC3. Most of them run between 4GB and 8GB for future burning to DVD or dual layer DVD.