Originally Posted by MechanicalMan
I've had a BD570 since May or so. It originally gave me a problem with some MKV files, but LG seems to have corrected that through firmware updates. I bought a BD530 today, tried to play one of the files that the 570 could not play before (but now does), and the file would not play. I returned the player.
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Originally Posted by 257Tony
I can confirm that it will not play mkv with .ass subtitles. Lucky for me I only have one movie with that type, easy to demux. So far mine has been great, handles some Futurama episodes I have that had crackly audio when using my PBO, the crackling is gone using the LG.
Shame... though honestly was hoping that was the problem w/ lackluster mkv support so I demuxed it and still no go. Think it's the bitrate (8500kbps). Wonder what the limit is on this thing. So far, quite a few x264 mkvs in 720p that will not play on this 530, and the dreaded bad english message which weirdly enough some have reported but say that their files still play. When I get the pop up, it just goes back to the disc file view.
I betcha a few of these mkvs would play on the 570. Strange that the two players wouldn't be identical in this dept. Now I hear the 570 is a big sluggish on the menu if not downright unresponsive at times, local streaming is degraded (on the fly transcoding?), and the price is more than twice what the 530 is going for now, so don't know which. I just want a full functional device but each seemed gimped in their own way.