I have MKV's on my Synology with ripped videos.
Playing them on my macs via VLC is not a issue.
Using DLNA playing them on either the built in DLNA on my Panasonic VT50 or Sony Blu Ray player is a hit or miss.
Most of the time, the video is fine. It's the audio. Often, it either doesn't play the audio/recognize the audio or on some, it will play the *track 2 commentary* portion of the audio.
I really would prefer to just *play* everything off DLNA and the VT50 direct, but that would probably be re-encoding the whole MKV folder to something different - which I am not looking to do.
So I'm off to building a player that will be my HTPC.
Not sure what my options are.
Ideally, it would be something that would be *controlled* fairly easily via IR - quasi Arrow -up/down etc remote or just something more *user friendly* instead of using a IR keyboard of some sorts.
Thoughts, suggestions ?
I'm all mac at home with the exception of one pc laptop.
However, I think was leaning on something like this as a portable robust player for my MKV - Lenovo M72e Tiny Desktop