(07-07-2015, 06:52 AM)'webbo121247' Wrote: Hi all you vuze uzers.
Have just downloaded vuze today,and it seems an awsome piece of kit.Have downloaded an old v mini series,this is the only one so far.When trying to play on Samsung smart TV i get the following error message"714:illegal MIME-type"The torrent had AVI Xvid then uploaders handle followed by zipx.Can any of you experts out there please reply in language suitable for dummies,as i am not all that techy.
Thank in advance.....Webbo
OK, I'm going to assume that you know how to use a "Torrent Client" in this case "VUZE" and that you have actually downloaded the content that the "torrent"refers to. The content is the TV show, "V" in your case, and the torrent is the file that VUZE uses to locate and download the content. If you don't what I am referring to, it is likely that you haven't downloaded anything apart from the torrent.
I'm not overly familar with "Smart TV's", however, from what you have described as to the torrent details, the content (movie.TV show) was encoded with the XviD codec
(coding/decoding algorithm) in an AVI container
. This type of file should play on your smart TV with no problems
, yet, there is an additional description to your file that is most likely THE actual problem
and that is the "zipx" decription.
ZIPX, ZIP, RAR , ARJ, TAR 7-zip, CAB are just a few of a type of file that are generally knowns as "packed" or "zipped" files.
This type of file is produced by taking any other file (such as your AVI download) and processing it, primarily in most cases to make the file smaller in size (compressing the file) so that it can be downloaded much quicker. What you need to do to render this file viewable on your smartTV is to unpack (often referred to unzip) the file which reverses the "packing" process (as the name implies). There are quite a few programs (called applications in the computer world) that will perform both the pack and unpack process for you. They are WinZip, WinRAR, 7-Zip, and many others. Most will handle the majority of the different types of packed (compressed, zipped, rarred) files. So, if you don't have one of these applications installed on your computer, do a search and download and install one. Some are free, some are trial (they stop working or limit functionality after the trial period expires until you buy a licence to use the app).
Allow me to recommend 7-Zip which is a free application and works as well as any you will pay for and is available from: http://www.7-zip.org/download.html
Most movie/TV show files that are packed, are split into many parts during the packing process and if this is the situation with your content, you will need to unpack all of the packed component parts in one process. Once you have installed the 7-Zip application, navigate with your file browser, Windows explorer
(not Internet Explorer) if you are using Windows, and then select all the packed parts
that you have downloaded so that they appear highlited
and then place your cursor on the highlited area and right click with your mouse
. This will cause the context menu to appear and then at the 7-zip listing in this menu, click
" and all the packed parts will be extracted (unpacked, unzipped) in one process and automatically joined
to form one large file.
The resulting file should have a file extension of .avi
(dot avi) and will appear similar to the following example:
As long as the last .
(period or dot) has the letters avi
after it, the file should play on your TV