I have a 5500, but my understanding is they're basically the same.
Originally Posted by ziimen
MKV support is a hit and miss. Most of them work. Some don't. Some will have the player break out to the menu or to the next movie in the list. The player doesn't support multiple audio tracks, it just picks the first one.
For me, multiple audio tracks are supported on mkv, I can switch between them no problem. However video is choppy on any file with multiple audio tracks, so not watchable.
PC Share Manager (4.03) is a pain as it freezes on some files, mostly avi-s. Haven't figured out yet what's "wrong" with files.
PC Share Manager is lame. When indexing, it also creates meta-data files for every video file (avi-s, mkv-s... but not mpg2-s for some reason, weird).
AGREED! It freezes for me too, haven't figured out why, but only happens on one particular directory, which does contain avis. It seems to get partway thru and never finishes; I gave it a few days of hogging my entire CPU to no avail. Kinda hard to figure out what it's freezing on cuz I can't find any log files and there doesn't appear to be any documentation for the software that I'm aware of.
I found I can just delete those .mta files and it seems to have no effect. "del *.mta /s" from a c:\\ prompt removes them from all subdirs (repeat on other drives as necessary).
You'll also discover it doesn't update when you add or remove files from shared folders.
Oh yeah, someone said something about component output not working. In my case it works fine... 1080i to Sony's 34" CRT.
I also use component (1080i RCA 38" 16:9 CRT) and the only problem I have is that if I plug in HDMI to my receiver for audio, the bdplayer forces component to 4:3 480i for everything except the initial intro screen when the player turns on. This is quite annoying as that setup worked fine on my HD-DVD player. I called Samsung about it on Feb 24th and they said they'd fix in firmware, but nothing yet.