Streaming MKV to Mediaplayer (Twonky, WMP12, MKV)

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Streaming MKV to Mediaplayer (Twonky, WMP12, MKV)

Postby tt-web » Fri Jul 29, 2011 5:24 pm

Hi there,
i have a WDC MyBook World Edition and use it for streaming Videos to Windows 7 (Windows Mediaplayer 12) machines with Twonky. The Problem I have is this:
Playing MKV locally works with Haali Mediasplitter. Once on the NAS, the files are shown in Twonky/Mediaplayer, but Mediaplayer says, it can't play the video because of unknown Fileformat. I tried a lot, including setting Twonky's database to the mime-type x-matroska and several other types. None of them worked. To find out if Twonky actually streams the video I used VLC Mediaplayer, and opened the network stream with the networkaddress of the video, copied from Mediaplayer. VLC plays the video.

Can someone help me with this problem? If i can't stream mkv's Twonky is useless for me and I have to find another streaming solution, which I want to avoid.

Thank You

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Re: Streaming MKV to Mediaplayer (Twonky, WMP12, MKV)

Postby Twonky_Rick » Fri Jul 29, 2011 9:45 pm

TwonkyServer streams many types of MKV files without problems. Most playback issues are the result of the client and not the server. I'd suggest you first find a good music player client that can play MKV files that are streamed via UPnP. Streamed playback is different than local playback.

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Re: Streaming MKV to Mediaplayer (Twonky, WMP12, MKV)

Postby tt-web » Sat Jul 30, 2011 5:54 pm

Hi,
thank you for your answer. My problem is how to find a good mediaplayer for windows. Usually i preffer VLC, but it cannot act as a twonky client (discovering the mediafiles), but it plays the streams if i give it a proper adress.
Can you or someone tell me a good client for windows?
What is so different, i thougt if wmp plays a format (e.g. mkv) then it should do this even when it gets streamed...

Sincerely Thomas

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Re: Streaming MKV to Mediaplayer (Twonky, WMP12, MKV)

Postby Twonky_Rick » Sun Jul 31, 2011 11:29 pm

I don't use MKV files so I can't tell you who makes the best client for these. Hopefully someone else will respond here with a suggestion for you.

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Re: Streaming MKV to Mediaplayer (Twonky, WMP12, MKV)

Postby tt-web » Mon Aug 01, 2011 5:27 pm

That doesn't matter, thank you for your answer, but I still wonder where's the difference for Media Player, because the codec works on local files...

Dear Thomas

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Re: Streaming MKV to Mediaplayer (Twonky, WMP12, MKV)

Postby Twonky_Rick » Mon Aug 01, 2011 5:47 pm

There is a difference between local file playback and streaming using from a media server using UPnP.

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