FileStream (vlc) not playing .mpg files with no audio track

I’m trying to play some .mpg files from the Solar Dynamics Observatory site using FileStream (EX9.Texture VLC), and they don’t load. I have VLC 2.1.0 installed, and the files play fine directly in the VLC player.

First I get a message about trying to parse the file, and then falling back to a previous method, and then the console window streams continuous messages:

(MediaRenderer A0+) streams 0 trackinfo size = 28

The video files can be found here (COOL STUFF!):


This is only a guess, but I have had problems with WMV files in other programs when they don’t have an audio channel. I make sure to export from After Effects with audio, even if there isn’t any (I’ve turned it off in the comp, for example).

I am having a hard time trying to figure out what file types FileStream will play myself. That might also be the problem, your MPG files might have been compressed with something that FileStream doesn’t like. If there’s one thing I’ve learned over the years, just because your file will play in VLC/Windows Media Player/Quicktime Player, it doesn’t automatically mean that another program that purports to use one of those plugins will be able to.

Yeah, I know the FileStream nodes can be finicky, but the VLC node is supposedly using the VLC .dll for playback, which is odd why VLC can play it using the same .dll but this node can’t. (And yes, I have set the path to the latest VLC .dll.)