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MKV files

Okay, so I bought a WD Mybook Live 3TB. It came with Twonkey 5. something and as much as I tried I couldn’t get my TV to recognized any of the MVK files I drop onto the drive. I read somewhere that upgrading to Twonkey 7 should solve the problem. I purchase a key and upgraded to Twonkey 7.0.9 after following a guide I found on Wikidot. All went well and my TV was now able to recognized and find the MVK files. Now my problem is that the files would not play. I should also mentioned before I had the same MKV files on my PC and was able to stream if perfectly fine using Serviio on the same TV. The TV is a Sony model (KDL-32EX520). Any suggestions before I return this drive? I would really hate to do it as I need the storage space, but not being able to stream MKV files defects the my purpose of owning this drive.
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  • The KDL-32EX520 does not support mkv
    Here is a list of media and codecs it does support

    http://esupport.sony.com/US/perl/supp...

    The tv as a dlna client or a web client is getting better,
    but each device does one thing and not the other
    there might be one that does it all, I just havent looked,
    I gave up on that a long time ago

    You might be asking why did it work with serviio on your pc?
    It worked because it actually transcoded the file to a different format,

    I dont care what product you choose, doing video transcoding
    on current nas devices, would be like sipping water through
    a straw that was size of a human hair,
    sure it can be done, but it waould take a month to drink a glass of water
    the cpu's on them is not meant for this purpose

    I have a WD MBL, and it is not used for mainstream use, usually travel or other

    Also, since you have media in mkv format,
    which is "usually" the original audio/video format (dont forget subtitle support)
    why would you want to transcode it to lesser quality?
    Dont be fooled, transcodeing is not original, its not being shown native

    Are there client devices out there that support mkv and other formats
    why yes there are
    They are a lot better than what tv's support at present

    So what can/could/.should you do...

    If you goal is to play mkv to that tv or any tv
    then you should either look at transcoding
    or getting an external client device
    For example take a look at the WD TV
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  • Thanks philbertron, but now my question is if my TV doesn't support mkv files, why is it play using Serviio but not Twonkey?
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  • You might be asking why did it work with serviio on your pc?
    It worked because it actually transcoded the file to a different format


    The serviio product has transcodeing on by default for the pc version
    the nas version, needs hoops to jump through
    and like I said before, dont even attempt video transcode on a nas
    however, audio is a cake walk to do on a nas
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