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Encoding guide for the Blade HD

The following is an encoding guide for creating a file for playback by the BladeHD:-

Containers (file extension)
+ TS
+ PS
+ M2TS

+ MPEG program streams (MPEG-PS)
+ MPEG transport streams (MPEG-TS)
+ MPEG1 system streams (MPEG1-SS)
+ MPEG2 (Most Variations)
+ MPEG4 (Has limitations)
+ VOB (as on DVDs)

Audio (All files must have an audio stream for playback, even if blank)
+ MPG Audio (Version1 Layer2)
+ PCM (mono or stereo)
+ AC3 (Supporting upto 7.1 optical output(Optional))
+ AAC (ADTS input format)

The following bitrate settings are recommended:-
+ Constant Bitrate (2 Pass encode to ensure a more consistent bitrate)
+ Upto 25 Mbps (Overall). It is recommended to use 20Mbps to avoid exceeding the maximum 25 Mbps
+ Audio supporting up to 224Kbps.

For creating files for syncing:-
Make sure that created files to sync are exactly the same file length (to the frame) and that files have both video and audio tracks, even if audio track is blank or muted.

When playing a newly encoded/transcoded file, NEVER set it as a Default File until you are sure that it plays on the BladeHD with no problems. Install file to BladeHD then ask to Play/Loop only. Recommend testing for 1 working day.

This is only a guide to what is supported by the BladeHD.
Some encoding/transcoding programs do not have the ability to correctly build files with recognised codecs, more with a codec that is meant to emulate a real codec. This could cause playback issues on the BladeHD. The BladeHD will only play files created using a genuine codec.

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