General Chat Thread, 1080P Video Advice in General; playstation 3 does it for me, use Vuze on the macs to distribute media across the lan via DLNA and ...
6th January 2010, 01:01 PM #16
playstation 3 does it for me, use Vuze on the macs to distribute media across the lan via DLNA and robert's your mothers brother.
6th January 2010, 03:04 PM #17
MKV's usually have either AC3 or DTS, sometimes (ideally) both
I have the original WDTV and it doesnt support DTS decoding, but it does of course output it if you have an AV receiver that can decode it. It does decodes AC3
The WDTV Live decodes both.
I would imagine the TV is similar to my WDTV, and the ones you arnt getting sound from have a DTS audio track
There is an application called Popcorn MKV Converter or something which will downsample a DTS track to AC3 and let you keep both in the MKV file so it will play on anything. Only takes half hour or so per movie
7th January 2010, 11:52 AM #18
Wiouldn't it be easier to build your own media centre PC - then you'd have control of all the codecs etc ?
7th January 2010, 12:31 PM #19
Was thinking of that last night
Anyone know of a similar sized case to the Mac Mini?
Seems any codecs thay Windows Media Player uses, works with Windows Media Centre, so that good! Was testing that last night
So need a similar sized Mini Mac case size that fits at least 2 3.5inch hard drive or more if possible
7th January 2010, 12:38 PM #20
These guys, www.mini-itx.com, do some pretty nice small case & pc's to go inside them.
7th January 2010, 12:48 PM #21
Depends on which 'rules' you are following?
Originally Posted by SimpleSi
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7th January 2010, 12:57 PM #22
FOr mkv to work with quicktime you would need to install perian but not sure how good playback would be , otherwise yes plex does support mkv and a multitude of other things Plex Media Center for OS X
Originally Posted by p-dave
21st January 2010, 09:32 AM #23
I've got a WDTV which plays most things. However, it won't play DTS encoded files (no sound). You either need to convert the DTS track using something like Popcorn (PopCorn MKV AudioConverter - Video software and downloads - VideoHelp.com) or buy a WDTV Live box which will play the DTS audio.
An alternative might be the Sumvision Cyclone MKV Media Player which looks like it plays everything including DTS. Ebuyer has them for about £65 - Sumvision Cyclone MKV Media Player Version 2 Divx, ISO, Rmvb & MKV HDMI USB/SD Media player HDMI full 1080p Supports DTS and Youtube - Ebuyer
Hope this helps?
21st January 2010, 09:46 AM #24
I wouldnt say so anymore, no. Several devices cost far less than a PC would and play every format you care to throw at them, its only the cheaper ones like the WDTV that cant downmix DTS (note that if you have an AV receiver its a moot point as it can do it). The Popcorn Hour is only a few hundred, can put an internal disk in it, and it plays everything with reliability far above a home built PC most likely
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