Well this sucks, since I watch mostly anime on the Boxee Box myself. What is with anime fansubbers always changing to the most bleeding edge encoding techniques for fairly minimal gains in most cases? I remember the pain in the ass header compression was when I had the WDTV Live as my main media player. That thing would crap out when you tried to play a file with header compression and not play any other video until you unplugged the thing and restarted it.
Hopefully, this doesn't catch on too fast or gets dropped when fans start complaining since media streamers such as HTPCs wth XBMC and Boxee Box are a lot more popular than they used to be in the past so the days of people sitting before their PCs watching stuff on a tiny screen is in the past for a lot of people.
I think i'll also begin to search for alternative, maybe like building a "little" PC only for this, but the problem would be to get the direct audio stream with the hdmi, like you have with HW media players.
Last edited by jpsdr; August 25th, 2011 at 03:03 AM.
I'm in the same boat as most of you, many of the media files I watch are anime, and are increasingly often not compatible with the Boxee Box.
Although the fansub groups usually lead the way in adopting fancy encoding techniques, some of those techniques are adopted by the 'regular' TV show encoders after a while. If some hit cable series for example cannot be viewed with the Boxee Box anymore, I imagine this will become a higher priority issue.
In any case, here's hoping support for these files can still be implemented somehow...if not, I hope every anime fan that is about to buy a Boxee Box will save some cash by reading this thread first.
I hardly watch any anime, but if I did I'd be trying to convince these scene release groups to knock it the hell off. Eventually, 10-bit may be a good idea. But right now it's nothing short of stupid.
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This .I'd be trying to convince these scene release groups to knock it the hell off. Eventually, 10-bit may be a good idea. But right now it's nothing short of stupid.
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Is that even commercial content? Commercial content has only 8 bit in the past.
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I can't find whether the BluRay spec allows for the possibility of this profile, but I doubt it. Commercial content isn't currently being released with High 10 Profile as BluRay has adopted simply "High Profile." It's however part of the H.264/MPEG-4 part 10 (AVC) spec and hardware decoders do exist that support it.
Here's one: http://www.coreel.com/pages/products...64Decoder.aspx
I don't recall if anyone has ever commented on whether or not it's actually possible for Boxee's hardware to handle it.
Last edited by twistybox; August 31st, 2011 at 11:38 PM.
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