Originally Posted by shanew76
I'm new to the HTPC community (only 3 months now). There is a lot of speculation on here about what formats the Echo will support ie; Blu-ray, DVD H.264. I found this right on the Ceton website.
DVR-MS, DVR-MS HD
MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4
Digital Rights Management
Windows Media Player 11
I tried to post the link but the site will not let me due to being new....I'm not sure what is required to play these formats on extenders but maybe this will help with some of the speculation as to what it will and will not support and you can share that with me.
I came into the HTPC as a way to eliminate Bright House's STB, HD, DVR and Whole House DVR fees. It solved all but the Whole House DVR capability due to DRM's and bright House putting "copy once" even on the local broadcast HD feeds. I went into my HTPC with the naive notion that sharing to other rooms would be as simple as plugging in my laptop. It sounds like this is going to solve the Whole House DVR issue but what about Ripped DVD's? I've just started ripping some movies so some insight as to what formats to use for DVD's and Blu-ray's that would still preserve HD video/sound quality and stream to the whole house would be great.
that looks like the standard extender format support blurb with the addition of mpeg-4. the linksys dma2x00 says almost the same thing:
The following Video Codecs are supported:
Video from Disc:
DVD-Video / MPEG2 ( VOB with AC3 5.1 and down mix to Stereo) (DMA2200 only)
Video from Vista PC:
MPEG-1 - Upto 352x240(NTSC),352x288(PAL) - Upto 1.856Mb/s - 23.976 & 24F/s, 25F/s(PAL), 29.97 & 30 F/s(NTSC)
MPEG-2 - (Main Profile @ High Level - Upto 1920x1080x30F/s & 1920x1152x25F/s - CBR & VBR upto 19.39Mb/s- 23.976 & 24F/s
WMV9 (VC-1 Main profile) - @ High Level - Upto 1920x1080x30F/s - CBR & VBR upto 20Mb/s - 24,25,30F/S
VC-1 Advanced profile - @ Level 2 - 720x480x30 & 1280x720x30 F/S - CBR & VBR upto 20Mb/s - 24,25,30F/S -
H.264 - High Profile 4.0 - Upto 1920x1080 - Upto 20Mb/s - 30 & 25 F/s - Audio: MPEG-1 Layers I & II, MPEG-2 Layer I & II, AC-3 (No divx support)
HTTP AV Streaming - MPEG-1 & MPEG-2 - play, pause, stop, seek forward 30s (+/- 3s), seek backwards 7s (+/- 1s).
The following Audio Codecs are supported:
Audio from Disc:
CD-Audio / LPCM - WAV. Mono/Stereo (DMA2200 only)
Audio from Vista PC:
PCM Audio - Stereo - 44.1kHz - Raw PCM, WAV/PCM
MP3 (MPEG-1 layer III) - Mono/Stereo - 32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz. Upto 320kb/s
WMA - Mono/Stereo - 11.025 kHz, 16 kHz, 22.05 kHz, 32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz - Upto 192kb/s
WMA-Pro - Stereo/5.1/7.1 - 11.025 kHz, 16 kHz, 22.05 kHz, 32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz - Upto 1.5Mb/s
Dolby Digital AC-3 Audio - Mono, Stereo, 5.1 - 32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz - Upto 640kb/s (In Video)
MPEG Audio - MPEG 1 & 2 layers I & II (in Video)
AAC-LC Stereo via Vista Media Center extensionhttp://www6.nohold.net/Cisco2/ukp.as...rticleid=15877