Originally Posted by ScoDog
Thanks, rdn. But I'm curious if the files can be played straight from the external drive without connecting to a computer for them. I know that vob files are not specifically listed on the supported file types, but generally if you can browse through file directories and select the inf file, you can play the entire movie. Just like using PowerDVD and accessing DVDs on harddrive.
If this does work, I'm ordering one immediately.
I'm streaming from a USB HDD attached to the rear port of the C5500 as well as from a NAS device connected to my router. Both are accessed directly by the C5500 (well, the NAS goes through the router, obviously), without influence from a PC.
Note that the VOB I used for the following tests was created by DVD Decrypter, using the options to create a single VOB of the main movie, rather than multiple 1GB VOBs.
I copied the VOB to both devices. I also duplicated the VOB on each device, renaming the copies to .mpg.
From the C5500, when I select the USB drive, the VOB was not displayed as a selectable item, but the mpg file was there, and it played fine.
When I switched to the NAS, both the VOB and mpg files appeared, and both were playable.
I also copied the DVD structure (AUDIO_TS, VIDEO_TS) and the .iso (also created via DVD Decrypter) to both devices. These did not work.