Originally Posted by jasonwc07
I have excellent news! I am now able to play ALL of my video content perfectly. While the MS DLNA server doesn't support MKV, the Tversity server does. Now everything plays properly. I even tested with the extreme x264 sample that peaks at 75 Mbit (avg 38 Mbit) and it played perfectly.
Chapters work. Subtitles work. AC3/DTS/Multichannel FLAC works. It's not transcoding either - I explicitly disabled that. It's just streaming the MKV, and since DLNA apparently works on the WDTV SMP, all of my stuttering and A/V sync issues are gone.
It doesn't matter that you disabled "transcoding." It still transodes the audio to a format that can be played via DLNA.
From TVersity website:
What about lossless audio formats, can I play them without loosing any quality despite the fact that the target device does not support them?
Yes, WMA lossless and FLAC are both transcoded by the media server to WAV, and since WAV is supported by all the devices we know of, you can play your lossless files without loosing quality.
Futhermore, DLNA only supports the following:
Imagine: JPEG, GIF, TIFF, PNG
AUDIO: LPCM (2channel), MP3, WMA9, AC3, AAC, ATRAC3plus
Video: MPEG2, MPEG1, MPEG4, WMV9