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I go back and forth about wanting one of these. I use a Roku now and it would be nice to stream my massive movie collection from this, except the Roku can't do network shares. Just DLNA - which is limited to MP4 containers. Meanwhile most of my videos are MKV.
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I go back and forth about wanting one of these. I use a Roku now and it would be nice to stream my massive movie collection from this, except the Roku can't do network shares. Just DLNA - which is limited to MP4 containers. Meanwhile most of my videos are MKV.
buy a WD TV Live. it can play MKV even with AC3 codec and can see network drives
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I go back and forth about wanting one of these. I use a Roku now and it would be nice to stream my massive movie collection from this, except the Roku can't do network shares. Just DLNA - which is limited to MP4 containers. Meanwhile most of my videos are MKV.

Well you could remux all of your MKV files into MP4 containers if the video and audio there in are supported. I would just replace the Roku with something that played the native format.
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buy a WD TV Live. it can play MKV even with AC3 codec and can see network drives
I have one, but god damn those things havent aged well. They're slow as shit and all the services they supported are outdated and un-updated. Youtube? API outdated. Netflix? API outdated. Hulu? API outdated.

It's so sad. I'd love to buy a newer faster WD device but they just don't make them.

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Well you could remux all of your MKV files into MP4 containers if the video and audio there in are supported. I would just replace the Roku with something that played the native format.
I have thousands of MKV files. Not happening.
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I have one, but god damn those things havent aged well. They're slow as shit and all the services they supported are outdated and un-updated. Youtube? API outdated. Netflix? API outdated. Hulu? API outdated.

It's so sad. I'd love to buy a newer faster WD device but they just don't make them.


I have thousands of MKV files. Not happening.
Oh yeah the device is way out of date. However it excels at the MKV stuff whether it's from a usb stick or network. I use mine solely for that purpose. I don't even bother with the other stuff . It's clear WD doesnt have any interest in keeping it up to date lol. I have an original small WD TV live too in addition to the newer larger one. You should see the UI on that POS. But damn man, the thing still handles MKVs like a champ over usb and network. I'll never give it up lol
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I go back and forth about wanting one of these. I use a Roku now and it would be nice to stream my massive movie collection from this, except the Roku can't do network shares. Just DLNA - which is limited to MP4 containers. Meanwhile most of my videos are MKV.
Synology has the Plex Media Server, Media Server (Synology's), iTunes Server, Logitech media server, Video Station (Synology's)... I'm guessing that one or all of these will do DLNA?
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Synology has the Plex Media Server, Media Server (Synology's), iTunes Server, Logitech media server, Video Station (Synology's)... I'm guessing that one or all of these will do DLNA?
Yes but it wont unwrap MKV files and turn them into streamed MP4's ... at least not that I know of.
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Ah, so you also need video transcoding. I thought Plex and/or Video Station did that, although, I'm not sure the 'j' series has enough computing power to transcode. I think the 'play' series and any "+" series will have the needed horsepower to do software transcoding.

Plex did recently announce hardware transcoding with more recent CPUs/GPU (haswell or later). Not sure which version of Plex and/or if it will be suopprted by Synology.

Also, I think Plex does not transcode Dobly due to licensing, it only does pass-through. I don't know anything about the Roku.
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I go back and forth about wanting one of these. I use a Roku now and it would be nice to stream my massive movie collection from this, except the Roku can't do network shares. Just DLNA - which is limited to MP4 containers. Meanwhile most of my videos are MKV.
Try using plex
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