I would like to get a media player that plays the ReplayTV 5500 mpg files without any conversion. I have read that the ReplayTV hardware uses the IIRC codec and writes mpeg2 files that have extra info in the header. Some Windows apps don't care and some do. I could use womble or something like that to make the mpeg2 files compliant. However, I am hoping that one of the media players (Dlink 320 or Netgear Eva700, etc.) can just play them even though it is an odd codec and has extra header info in the file.
My plan is to get the Dlink DSM-520 and the HP Media Vault MV2010 to store and serve up the shows. I plan to use DVarchive to extract the shows from the ReplayTV and store just the .mpg on the Media Vault.
Does anyone know how the current media players handle ReplayTV files?