Originally Posted by swak
My usb hard drive is attached to my Linksys wrt610n router not to the S-570 usb maybe I wasn't clear on that. I am connected wireless to the 570 using the router's 5ghz wireless band and even though signal strengh is low (only 10-15%, 1 or 2 bars) my dvd backups, jpeg photos, and mp3 music stream nicely. My hopes are to be able to stream m2ts and mkv files at some point. Actually some small m2ts files will play now.
You were very clear before, thanks. A HDD linked through a USB to the router doesn't involve the media server on the PC and I expect it to work differently. I don't have a router with NAS capability and I didn't test it.
In my view, the Sx70 has the following problems regarding video streaming:
- The native video files supported are very limited. I could only make .mpg videos to stream in SD.
-There is no support to most other media servers on PCs. I tried PS3 MS, Tversity, Wild Media Server to no avail. The player "sees" the server but nothing is playable. Even not supporting some video files natively, most devices should work with media servers doing the transcode, like the PS3 does.
- It looks like NTFS is not supported locally. The player didn't recognize a HDD formated with NTFS hooked to its USB. Files over 4 GB will have to be broken down in segments. This is very poor implementation, very basic.
I am not concerned about streaming video from my PC, since I use the Asus O!Play for this. Since I am the thread starter, I'm just trying to help people figure what's possible or not with current firmware (like you are doing). IMO, some guys here are expecting too much and misunderstanding what DLNA means. The Sony IS DLNA compliant but will never support all the video files mentioned here. What we should expect is other Media Servers, like the PS3 MS, to work with the player and do the transcoding like they do for the PS3.
If you read the threads about DLNA support on other players, like the Oppo,Samsung and even the LG (looks like the champ on this area), you see they support "some" files but not "most" of them. The DLNA implementation on the Sony Bravia TVs are well known for being very limited, the main reason why I believe they will never make the player a true media player.