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bigfatdummy
September 10th, 2008, 11:27 AM
I have been searching and can't seem to find a list of supported formats in Boxee. I remember watching an interview on DL.TV about Boxee and that it supported many formats, but is there a list?

Jordan
September 10th, 2008, 03:53 PM
I believe it supports all of the media types XBMC supports, and you can find a list of those here (http://xbmc.org/wiki/index.php?title=Supported_File_Formats#Supported_i nput_media_formats_and_devices:). Suffice it to say there's a lot of them.

marcel
September 11th, 2008, 02:38 AM
here is a list of boxee supported formats..

Supported formats/codecs:


Physical media: CDs, DVDs, Video CDs (including DVD-Video, VCD/SVCD and Audio-CD/CDDA)


Container formats: AVI, MPEG, WMV, ASF, FLV, MKV, MOV, MP4, M4A, AAC, NUT, Ogg, OGM, RealMedia RAM/RM/RV/RA/RMVB, 3gp, VIVO, PVA, NUV, NSV, NSA, FLI, FLC, and DVR-MS (beta support)


Video codecs: MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4 (SP and ASP, including DivX, XviD, 3ivx, DV, H.263), MPEG-4 AVC (H.264, including Nero Digital), HuffYUV, Indeo, MJPEG, RealVideo, QuickTime, Sorenson, WMV, Cinepak,


Audio codecs: AIFF, WAV/WAVE, MP2, MP3, AAC, AACplus, AC3, DTS, ALAC, AMR, FLAC, Monkey's Audio (APE), RealAudio, SHN, WavPack, MPC/Musepack/Mpeg+, Speex, Vorbis and WMA.


Digital picture/image formats: BMP, JPEG, GIF, PNG, TIFF, MNG, ICO, PCX and Targa/TGA


Subtitle formats: AQTitle, ASS/SSA, CC, JACOsub, MicroDVD, MPsub, OGM, PJS, RT, SMI, SRT, SUB, VOBsub, VPlayer


enjoy

bigfatdummy
September 11th, 2008, 10:23 AM
Thanks Marcel!

Explains why my .ogg audio files will not work.

Gamester17
September 11th, 2008, 11:05 AM
Thanks Marcel!

Explains why my .ogg audio files will not work.How? OGG is on that list as supported.

marcel
September 12th, 2008, 01:39 AM
bigfatdummy

Pm a sample of the ogg file that is not playing...:)

modem_man
September 16th, 2008, 11:13 AM
I couldn't get my rmvb files to play.
Is there a trick to it?
I have the latest update for Boxee on a mac mini.

marcel
September 16th, 2008, 12:00 PM
can you please pm me a sample..:)

modem_man
September 16th, 2008, 01:27 PM
can you please pm me a sample..:)

How could I send u a sample?
I can send you the link where I got it from.

Gamester17
September 16th, 2008, 03:12 PM
RMVB (just like AVI or MKV) is only a container, not a codec format, RMVB can contain a number of different RealMedia audio and video codec versions, the newest versions of which is not supported by FFmpeg (http://www.ffmpeg.org) (the open source codec suit that XBMC and Boxee uses).

modem_man
September 16th, 2008, 03:50 PM
my XBMC on xbox plays the rmvb files just fine and it always has.
but on boxee, it plays the audio - no video and then quits abruptly shortly after opening it.

Gamester17
September 16th, 2008, 06:07 PM
my XBMC on xbox plays the rmvb files just fine and it always has.That is because XBMC for Xbox uses MPlayer (http://www.mplayerhq.hu) as its media-player and XBMC for Linux, Mac and Windows do not. Boxee is based on XBMC for for Linux, Mac and Window, not XBMC for Xbox.
http://xbmc.org/wiki/?title=Video_Players

MPlayer (http://www.mplayerhq.hu) can load and use RealMedia binary DLL codecs files which you can copy from RealPlayer (semi-illegal), the player in XBMC for Linux, Mac and Windows does not have the function to load load and use RealMedia binary DLL codecs files.

bigfatdummy
September 17th, 2008, 09:05 AM
I double checked and my .ogg files play fine in Amarok, Banshee, Xine and VLC.

I copied the CD to my library using Rhythmbox 0.11.5 on Ubuntu 8.04.

The Jesus And Mary Chain - Stoned & Dethroned Album.

I will PM one of the .ogg files and provide a link below.

http://www.bigfatdummy.com/boxee/01 - Dirty Water.ogg

marcel
September 17th, 2008, 09:46 AM
got it ..will test it..:)

bigfatdummy
October 20th, 2008, 05:54 PM
.ogg issue fixed with new version.

marcel
October 20th, 2008, 06:29 PM
i personally checked it out as well ..i remembered the file you sent me ..:)

scrytch
October 30th, 2008, 06:59 AM
Hi,

Any chance Boxee could support WMV movies encoded with WMA Pro 5.1 audio? Even if it downsampled it to 2 channel stereo?

Thanks,
Shane.

marcel
October 30th, 2008, 07:04 AM
did you try it??

Gamester17
October 31st, 2008, 07:43 AM
Any chance Boxee could support WMV movies encoded with WMA Pro 5.1 audio?Answer here => http://xbmc.org/forum/showthread.php?t=27455 (Boxee is based on XBMC).
Summery; WMA Pro is not supported yet but it is just a matter of time after FFmpeg adds it.

agentlame
October 31st, 2008, 07:49 AM
Answer here => http://xbmc.org/forum/showthread.php?t=27455 (Boxee is based on XBMC).
Summery; WMA Pro is not supported yet but it is just a matter of time after FFmpeg adds it.

i can attest to the fact that ffmpeg doesn't [penis] around, when it comes to support for new codecs.

Genjoke
November 14th, 2008, 01:54 PM
I tried out Boxee just because I have a lot of RMVBs (Real 9 video codec) which wont play in FrontRow.

I am said to know they still wont be played, but I am happy on discovering Boxee, it is so much better than Front Row!!!!

Any chance that proprietary new Real codecs will be added?? Or any chance to integrate Boxee to simply "call" RealPlayer to play the files????

imksn
November 14th, 2008, 02:49 PM
I tried out Boxee just because I have a lot of RMVBs (Real 9 video codec) which wont play in FrontRow.

I am said to know they still wont be played...

Any chance that proprietary new Real codecs will be added??

According to this list Marcel had in an early post in this thread, RMVB formats are supported in Boxee:

http://forum.boxee.tv/showthread.php?p=2051#post2051

agentlame
November 14th, 2008, 03:09 PM
RMVB (just like AVI or MKV) is only a container, not a codec format, RMVB can contain a number of different RealMedia audio and video codec versions, the newest versions of which is not supported by FFmpeg (http://www.ffmpeg.org) (the open source codec suit that XBMC and Boxee uses).

sorry it's not better news.

Genjoke
November 14th, 2008, 05:01 PM
According to this list Marcel had in an early post in this thread, RMVB formats are supported in Boxee:...

The RMVB containner is supported, bur Real 9 Video codec isn't. I was refering to the codec, not to the containner.

I know it would be ilegal to use the proprietary codec, but if boxee simply opens "Real Player" and tells it to play the file, I see no problem.

I am not a programmer, so I have no idea if it is possible (dont know if realplayer is scriptable).

cactusfriend
November 15th, 2008, 12:35 PM
how about .m4v? i know it's an apple file extension for mpeg4 video.

i had a rude awakening trying to watch the 1up show the other day. boxee treated the videos in the feed like audio, and tried to play them as such. the visualizer started and i got to hear some very interesting glitchy audio.

as far as a sample, here's the feed i subscribed to in boxee:
http://www.1up.com/flat/Podcasts/vodcasts.xml

agentlame
November 15th, 2008, 01:57 PM
I know it would be ilegal to use the proprietary codec, but if boxee simply opens "Real Player" and tells it to play the file, I see no problem.

legality isn't the issues here, as all off ffmpeg could be considered 'illegal' by u.s. standards.... the question is almost academic, as there is no real court president.

that said, loading up realplayer is not an option, as it's just not the development beliefs behind boxee/xbmc.

think about it like this:
boxee doesn't play fairplay drm = load itunes/quicktime (windows/mac only)
boxee doesn't play ms-dvr/wma/wmv drm = load wmp/media center (windows only)
boxee doesn't play zune drm = load zune player (windows only)
boxee doesn't play netflix = load neflix player (windows/mac only)
boxee doesn't play blu-ray = load windvd (windows only)
boxee doesn't play sling box = load slingplayer (windows/mac only)

it's not that your personal files are less important, it's that the system very quickly becomes untenable. :(

also, it fragments the cross-platform nature of the application. keep in mind, not one of those would work in linux, and even the mac ones might not work on the atv...

at some point boxee becomes nothing more than a frontend to launch other media applications.

cactusfriend
November 15th, 2008, 11:56 PM
that makes really good sense. i think one of boxee's big strengths is it's focus and dedication to the whole experience and ease of use ... it would be no fun to have a bunch of unmaintainable format support plugins, etc - if real or apple updated their closed container format you'd have to play catch-up or something...no fun at all!

tbentzen
December 27th, 2008, 11:52 PM
Marcel,
I see you have wmv as a listed format. I have downloaded a copy of The Dark Knight from amazon unbox. They provide this to you as a 2.88gb wmv file. I uploaded to the box and browse through boxee to open the file. It does but I get garbled video. Is this some sorta drm that amazon uses or is boxee not comaptible with amazon wmv files?

marcel
December 28th, 2008, 04:08 AM
can you play the movie via another application?

agentlame
December 28th, 2008, 04:04 PM
Marcel,
I see you have wmv as a listed format. I have downloaded a copy of The Dark Knight from amazon unbox. They provide this to you as a 2.88gb wmv file. I uploaded to the box and browse through boxee to open the file. It does but I get garbled video. Is this some sorta drm that amazon uses or is boxee not comaptible with amazon wmv files?

unbox uses drm, yes... boxee can't playback drm.

jonnojohnson
January 5th, 2009, 03:45 PM
I don't quite have Boxee working yet (http://forum.boxee.tv/showpost.php?p=25980&postcount=34) on my Linux AMD64 system but there is an excellent quality browser plugin called Veetle (http://veetle.com) which allows streaming video. Any chance this might be supported?

tbentzen
January 5th, 2009, 10:08 PM
unbox uses drm, yes... boxee can't playback drm.


Thanks once I removed DRM with tunebite Boxee played the file without issue.