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Problems with MKV files on Droid Razr using MX Player

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I have Serviio setup on my network with a small collection of mkv files. Streaming the mkv's to my blu-ray player works fine. But I'm having trouble getting the files to play on my Droid Razr without and stuttering/freezing. On my Droid I have BubbleUPnP for the DLNA client and MX Player to play the files. When playing the files in MX Player, the player always uses the SW decoder. If I try to change to the HW decoder while the file is playing MX Player hangs. If I try to use the HW+ decoder, I get an unsupported file type message. In the MX Player FAQs it sounds like the HW Decoder is much better than the SW Decoder, but I can't get it to work.... I'm hoping that's the answer to my playback issues.

1) Is there a profile in Serviio that I should be using instead of the Generic DLNA client?
2) Should I have Serviio transcode the mkv?
3) Are there settings that I'm missing in MX Player? I've made sure all of the HW Decoding options are enabled

Thanks.
post #2 of 3
I had the same issues when I was using my Motorola Atrix 2 whenever I tried streaming high bitrate (bluray) movies via transcoding. I ended up changing to an iPhone 4s, and by using AirVideo I can now transcode movies to my iPhones and iPads without stuttering or lagging.

Try having Serviio do the transcoding and see how that works.
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I've seen this as well on my tablet. It appears that hardware decoding is limited in which codecs it handles. If HW decoding doesn't have the codec, it defaults to SW no matter what your settings are. I also think it may be the audio track (such as DTS) rather than the video. Transcoding might be your only option if SW decoding performance is not satisfactory.
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