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    DLNA with Sony BDP-S370

    Ok, got my Sony BDP-S370 courtesy of rec from John and discounted price from Richer Sounds

    Watched Inception - marvelous - particularly looking forward to watching it again without having to turn sound down at times for Mrs SS

    I've hooked it up with a wireless bridge to get internet to it and watched a few iplayers progs and I now want to use it as a media centre.

    Tried plugging my Desire in as a USB device - got recognised but every single folder I tried to play video/music from said - unplayable files.

    I've installed ServiIO as a DLNA server on my PC and the sony acknowledges it but give the the same - unplayable files when I use it to browse folders on my PC.

    What files/format will this thing actually play?

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    Any help ?

    BDP-S370 (BDPS370) : TV & Home Cinema : Sony

    Lists the formats supported over DLNA

    Image : JPEG
    Audio : WMA, MP3
    Video : MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, MPEG-4 AAC , DivXHD

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    I'm starting to get somewhere
    Most of my media files are on another machine which I have a mapped drive to.

    Reading the faq on ServiIO - its says don't use mapped drives as the DLNA client won't understand them

    So I set a library path to a share on the same machine as the serviIO server and its found some files
    (None of the ones I actually want to view but at least I can see/hear pictures/mp3s and some videos

    I think there is about a 2 hour delay in any changes on my ServiIO server being relayed across the network which doesn't help in the debugging process

    Si

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    I am still thinking about getting one of these myself - I'm still using my sumvision media player but may move that into our bedroom or one of the kids and use the Sony as my main player - still can't make up my mind !!

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    Well at £80 from Richer - its a good deal I think (given that cheap blu-ray only players are £50)

    It obviusly doesn't play everthing over a LAN but its got potential

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattx View Post
    Lists the formats supported over DLNA

    Image: JPEG
    Audio: WMA, MP3
    Video: MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, MPEG-4 AAC , DivX HD
    According to your link, DivX HD isn't supported over DLNA. MPEG-4 is, but Sony doesn't mention whether it's ASP or AVC.

    Quote Originally Posted by SimpleSi View Post
    It obviusly doesn't play everthing over a LAN but it's got potential
    It will if you use a DLNA server which can transcode unsupported audio and video formats on-the-fly into something the player does support e.g. Mezzmo.

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    Now I've stopped fiddling with it - its seems fine

    It plays back xvid so that's my main criteria sorted.

    It seems to pick up file names from somewhere other than the filename title so I'll have to find out where it gets that info from
    @arthur
    ServiIO has a transcoding fuction but I've switched it off to see what happens natively first and when I find a file that I want to watch that doesn't play - I'll try switching it on and see what happens

    regards
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    The video/audio spec supported by sony bdp-s370 i found as follow:
    Video
    MPEG-1 Video/PS*5, MPEG-2 Video/PS, TS*6 with “.mpg,” “.mpeg”, “.m2ts”, “.mts” extension
    DivX with “.avi”, “.divx” extension
    MPEG-4 AVC*5 with “.mkv”, “.mp4”, “.m4v”, “.m2ts”, “.mts”
    WMV9*5 with “.wmv”,“.asf”
    AVCHD*5 format files that are recorded on a digital video camera

    Music
    MP3 (MPEG-1 Audio Layer III) with “.mp3” extension
    AAC*4*5 with “.m4a” extension
    WMA9 Standard*4*5 with “.wma” extension
    LPCM with “.wav” extension

    Photo
    JPEG with “.jpg,” “.jpeg” extension

    Hope it helps!

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