Originally Posted by Maestro2be
Well I got everything working now. Deleted all partitions again and formatted with NTFS and it worked this time. The problem I see with this is that it only says up to 2TB drive and well, that is pretty small for storing movies and music etc. I see that as a big problem.
At this point, the only thing that I still haven't gotten to work is playing MKV files over the network using Media Player as my DLNA server, or using JRIVER. The player sees all the movies when I start the DLNA client, I can browse through the folders of both Servers and can see all the movies etc. But when I pick a movie, no matter how small (I did a 5 minute compressed clip of a Blu Ray movie into MKV) it just simply says, "Cannot play".
Any ideas how to get this thing to play MKV's over the network successfully?
I've been playing a bit with different MKV lately because on some it just shutter like a hell. First of all I will introduce my self as this is my first post. I love to listen lossless sound as much as possible and I am fanatic about quality of it since I got myself Denon AVR-2113 and Bluray Player Panasonic BDT-120. After digging around with Handbrake and options I found that BDT-120 will play only 1920x1080p24 with H.264 Main Profile @ Level 3.0
. Anything above and it will shutter. 1280x720 can
play Main profile @ 4.0 (didn't tried higher level). This is playing via Network Share, no idea if streaming has similar issue.
With Denon 2113 and BDT-120, I got best possible A+V set-up ripping my all blurays and converting them to MKV with these options:
Movie: Battleship (great sound 5.1 DTS HD MA lossless)
Sound: Convert into FLAC as AVR will not accept DTS HD MA (or TrueHD for that matter) via MKV (it will run on BD but not MKV) and you will see 5.1 PCM on AVR info (still 5.1 and lossless)
Video: H.264 Main Profile @ Level 3.0 any resolution (keep 1080p24)
Why I am converting to MKV and not MP4? MKV can contain FLAC and as many people found it will compress very nicely, better than any of DTS or DD counterparts and is LOSSLESS.
Hope this will help someone. It took a fair amount of F***ks down the pipe to find out all about this ;-))))
PS. Does anyone saw max h.264 profile info in specs or manual because I couldn't find any...
PS. All those options are from Handbrake. It may be possible to re-encode h.264 High Profile @ L4.1 to h.264 Main Profile @ L3.0 and just keep DTS HD pass-trough option, but somehow BDT-120 cannot send it via HDMI bitstreaming to decode in AVR 2113 (even if that one CAN decode TrueHD and DTS HD), so you have to change output to PCM on BD (5.1 max). It says unknown audio and keep quiet. So I found that FLAC was the best possible solution for full lossless on BDT-120 and MKV container...
In the end you have a choice: convert to DTS or AC3 lossy or use FLAC via PCM but 5.1 max. (nearly all of my movies are 5.1) and let the BD decode that. Good thing is that FLAC is converted automatically into PCM via BD and streamed to AVR, so you can leave all options on streaming via HDMI.
I've forgot one thing FLAC will cut from 24bits audio to 16bit, so there is space saving, and I sure most of the time you will not be able to distinguish between them two...