Play-On / AppleTV - unable to process any recordings

Request Type: BUG

MCEBuddy Version and Type (32bit or 64bit): 2.5.7 64-bit

Operating System and Type (32bit or 64bit): Windows 10 64-bit

Summary of the problem or suggestion: Play-On recordings of AppleTV all error out in processing, or create a file with no video

Steps to replicate the bug: Record anything via Play-On - try to process it with any profile on MSE buddy. It either errors out completely (mp4 profiles) or creates a file with no video. (mkv/others)

Lots of these:
2022-06-21T00:04:53 MCEBuddy.AppWrapper.FFmpegMediaInfo → Error while decoding stream #0:0: Invalid data found when processing input
2022-06-21T00:04:53 MCEBuddy.AppWrapper.FFmpegMediaInfo → [h264 @ 000002224e29f680] non-existing PPS 0 referenced
2022-06-21T00:04:53 MCEBuddy.AppWrapper.FFmpegMediaInfo → [h264 @ 000002224e29f680] decode_slice_header error
2022-06-21T00:04:53 MCEBuddy.AppWrapper.FFmpegMediaInfo → [h264 @ 000002224e29f680] no frame!
2022-06-21T00:04:53 MCEBuddy.AppWrapper.FFmpegMediaInfo → [NULL @ 0000022249cfb740] non-existing PPS 0 referenced

Video details of one stream here:

Input #0, mov,mp4,m4a,3gp,3g2,mj2, from ‘The Morning Show - s01e01 - In the Dark Night of the Soul It’s Always 3_30 in the Morning.mp4’:
encoder : Lavf58.33.100
Duration: 01:06:53.91, start: 0.000000, bitrate: 3256 kb/s
Stream #0:0(und): Video: h264 (High) (avc1 / 0x31637661), yuv420p(tv, bt709/reserved/reserved), 1280x720 [SAR 1:1 DAR 16:9], 3062 kb/s, 29.97 fps, 29.97 tbr, 90k tbn, 59.94 tbc (default)
handler_name : VideoHandler
Stream #0:1(und): Audio: aac (LC) (mp4a / 0x6134706D), 44100 Hz, stereo, fltp, 185 kb/s (default)
handler_name : SoundHandler
Stream #0:2: Video: png, rgb24(pc), 640x360 [SAR 3779:3779 DAR 16:9], 90k tbr, 90k tbn, 90k tbc

two logs attached:

  1. commercial cut only - mp4 unchanged
  2. commercial cut + convert to MKV (1.3 MB)

It’s an issue with Playon, it’s generating non compliant MP4 files, see the post below for more details. Downgrade to an software version 4.5 for PlayOn and it should work fine. Here’s a temporary workaround if you don’t want to downgrade.

Appreciate it… I wondered if it had something to do with my original issue. :slight_smile:

Oddly, everything else I record with Play-On right now is fine - Just the AppleTV recordings fail completely. Not sure what new wrinkle they introduced with AppleTV, but it’s breaking 100%.