Originally Posted by waylo88
Theoretically it should work since as you said, it's the PC doing the transcoding, but nope.
I tried the renaming trick Ursa posted and it didnt work for me. That was only on one movie though, so it may work in certain cases.
Ok, I made that post before I tried it. I just got the 80" M series setup. This still doesn't make sense as to why it doesn't work, since I had a 6 year old vizio plasma that this tv replaced that absolutely no smart tv features, no internet, nothing! I successfully streamed mkv's through the xbox with ps3 media server, to this super "basic" tv for years and it worked every time, and any other video file!
I just tried it with the new M series, and it doesn't work like you said! Makes no sense. Xbox gives an error when trying to play the mkv with ps3 media server. This tv is blocking something, which again makes no sense since the computer.xbox is doing the work. My 6 year old tv did it fine and a $4k 80" tv won't and locks up when you try?
Ok, so did some more testing and I found a fix. If you are using ps3 media server through your xbox, again, you need an xbox. In the folders, look for the "transcode" folder. Inside there, you will see multiple file names for the movie. Try the "ffmepeg" version listed. I did this, and the movie played. But ever better yet, from the advice from a friend, I downloaded "universal media server", which almost looks indentical to ps3 media server, and set it up and all mkv's play!!! No need to go into the transcode folder to get it to work!
Let me know how you make out, and also please give me a reason why when I connect to my the vizio to ps3 media server, (with no xbox) , with a file the tv can't play, it locks up and has to be turned off?Edited by Jasonn B - 10/6/13 at 6:19pm