Originally Posted by PassedPawn
I don't think so. I have a new 59D6500 and the mkv's have to be renamed to .avi to play
I serve them from a dedicated NAS running Twonky (i.e., not a pc).
Originally Posted by AW312
Sure, just tried it. File is 720p (1280x720 res). It plays w/o problems.
Above are some conflicting posts about playing (network streaming) mkv files, and whether they need to be renamed as .avi.
This weekend I replaced my 58c8000 with a new 59d8000. Based on AW312's post of month's back, I thought I'd be able to play mkv files (being served from my Win7 PC using WMP) without having to re-name them to avi. I couldn't, I still got "Format not supported" until I changed the file name to avi. The good news is I no longer have to reboot the computer though.
So if AW312 can stream MKVs through AllShare, I'm wondering why I can't? I got to thinking. The D8000 shows a Windows Media Player logo by my device (my PC). Was I correct to set up my media sharing through WMP. Should/Could I somehow configure my built-in Windows Media Center
? Is that a different method of streaming?