Originally Posted by rec head
There is going to be an xbox under the tree this year and I have only briefly messed with it but couldn't get .mkv to stream to it with any reliability. I looked through the guides and didn't see anything about the xbox but I just want to make sure there isn't one. If there isn't then I will take my questions elsewhere instead of taking this on a tangent.
I play mkv's on my Xbox extender in Media Browser with no problems. You just need to know what the limitations of the Xbox are.
The biggest one is the Xbox does NOT like subtitles. When ripping your discs using MakeMKV make sure to deselect any subtitle tracks. If you are like me and already ripped all your movies with subtitles, then run the mkv's through MKVtoolNix and remove the subtitles, just leave the video and main audio track.
Then setup your Shark007 codecs per this guide: http://shark007.net/forum/Thread-Step-By-Step-Media-Browser-Xbox-360-Extender-MKV-Question-RESOLVED
I have had a lot of success with this. My HTPC is in my living room. All my other rooms are Xbox extenders I bought on Craigslist for $100.
P.S. make sure you have run all the available updates on your Xbox console.