So, thanks to this forum I have everything all set up. I have ripped all my Blu-ray and DVDs to MKV using Make MKV (great program and well worth the $50!).
I use Windows Media Center and Media Browser (Chocolate) and Media Center Master. I use MPC HC as my external player. LAV filters.
Everything is working fantastic. (Thanks Assassin!) I feed this to my dedicated Home Theater receiver/projector and to a smart TV both via HDMI.
I decide I'd like to be able to access this collection on a TV in an exercise room that I can't connect via HDMI, so I buy a nice but used black XBOX 360 S on eBay for $100, and get it set up as an extender. So far so good. On my network, good strong signal, etc.
Then I figure out that this will choke on MKV files!
So, my question is this. How can I keep my working HTPC setup and somehow play MKV files on an XBOX 360 used as an extender?
Or do I have to recode everything using Handbrake. I have done that (MKV to MP4 via Handbrake), and the XBOX as extender is working great.
It just doubles the work, and even though the converted file sizes are much smaller, it still eats up storage capacity...Plus, converting 150+ movies (mostly BD) using Handbrake takes a LONG TIME!
Thanks in advance,