Originally Posted by phie
What's the issue with the WDTV and mkv files? It would be a real pain to re-rip everything into m2ts... Is there a downside to using plex on a roku?
How much is the Dune D1 or PCH-A210?
The Dune D1 is about $350 now. The PCH-A210 has been discontinued, but it plays the same file formats as the Dune does. The Dune Smart Series will probably be discontinued as well...they might have been already. Both of those play BD ISO's with menus. The new media players do not play BD ISO's with full menus. The Dune has a fast UI, and the Zappiti jukebox is pretty simple and easy to use.
The PCH-A210 uses YAMJ as a jukebox, which is HTML based. You can use the Eversion skin which is Flash based. I use YAMJ/Eversion, and I have it set up to where it automatically goes to the jukebox rather then the UI.
The issues that I noticed with MKV and MP4 files where the following:
1) Stuttering and lag.
2) Fast Forward would cause the stuttering and lag as well.
3) Chapter skip would do the same.
4) Audio drops, unless you change it to a secondary AC3 track.
5) WDTV doesn't support DTS-MA only True-HD.
99% of my movies are ripped as Main Movie Folder structure with M2TS file, which both my PCH-A210 and Dune D1 player perfectly without issue. That's what I noticed with the WDTV as well, it played all of my M2TS files without any issues. I've got about 4 BD movies ripped as MKV, and my PCH and Dune played them fine. The WDTV had issues with 2 of them.
I also noticed that the MKV movies that WDTV had issues where ripped with MakeMKV. I've read other people has had better success by using MKVMerge.