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How to play VIDEO_TS directories with (or without) GTVBox?

Discussion in 'Google TV Apps' started by meatwad, Mar 24, 2012.

  1. meatwad

    meatwad New Member

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    I just got my first Google TV device today (Logitech Revue) to replace my aging original Xbox XBMC install and quickly realized similar functionality wasn't available by default. I installed GTVBox but one thing I did notice is its apparent inability to play VIDEO_TS directories. Is there a way to do this with GTVBox or another app?

    Thank you!
     
  2. mcd2000

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    Revue is not able to play MPEG2 video which is inside VOB files. There is no way to play MPEG2 streams directly from the Revue (without transcoding).
     
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    CatfishRivers Well-Known Member

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    If you had a Sony GTV device you could play MPEG2.
     
  4. ChrisG8

    ChrisG8 Well-Known Member

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    I didn't buy the Sony Blu-ray/Google TV box because I already owned several great Blu-ray players and the Revue was over $100 less expensive but in hindsight, I wish I had purchased one Sony box and one Revue.
     
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    Actually MPEG2 support was included in the 3.1 update that Google provided to both Sony and Logitech. However Logitech decided to remove it. There is a licensing fee involved - and Sony felt it was useful because of the blu-ray player. Logitech just wanted out without any more fees.
     
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    Of course the Sony Blu-ray player already had MPEG-2 support since both Blu-ray and DVD use it so I would imagine updating the Google TV functionality to include it as well didn't cost anything for Sony.
     
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    thekylesouza New Member

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    meatwad, did you get your question answered or figure it out?
     

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