Sorry to bother you all, but I have just bought a Panasonic DMP-BD79 Blu-Ray player to replace a broken PlayStation 3, and am trying to ascertain whether a function from my PS3 is possible on the player. Bear with me, I am not brilliantly technical.
I used to be able to stream music and photos from my Laptop to the PS3 using a media server (Windows Media Player was unreliable, so I downloaded a free program called TVersity which was excellent). The PS3 was connected by wire to the wireless router, and the Laptop connected wirelessly to the router. The PS3 would detect the media server, no problem.
The Blu-Ray player is connected by wire to router too, and the manual reads as though the same streaming is possible. However, it does not seem to detect any such servers. The laptop is still set to share the files, so not sure what is different. it may not be possible. Any ideas?
I managed to view the photos on the player by hooking up an external hard drive with them on, but the music will not show up.
Any ideas would be much appreciated.
So I've got what I think is a setup that should work. HDMI Main from the 330 to the TV. HDMI sub on the 330 to my AVR, Then and HDMI from the AVR to the TV. I unplugged the HDMI cable from the AVR to the TV that I used for other devices. I've set the HDMI(sub) output to V.OFF and the HDMI Audio output to Off.
Playing the Hobbit 3D, I get the WB logo fine(because it's 2D content) then the menu for the Hobbit comes up and it's still all stuttery with no audio. Is it possible my cables, even though they are supposed to be, aren't 1.4? That's the only thing I can think of at this point, but I doubt that's it.
Can anyone post a MKV/MP4 photo shot of the SRT subtitles in action? Can be from any recent Panasonic of these series....
Wanted to know what is the default size for playing back these files.
Also, is there any option to synchronize the subtitles in movie, by delaying or forwarding it ahead, or make the subtitle font bigger, etc?
Does anyone know if it is possible to have this player save the playback position of an MKV file. The MKV is playing from a USB caddy/HDD.
Also, is it possible to disable the predictive behaviour of the Youtube search function, as it really slows things up.
Lastly, I managed to configure the network drive option to stream MKV's from a shared folder on a window 7 pc, but the playback is choppy. Putting it down to the high bitrate of the file and lack of the windows O.S being able to handle it (?). Is there an alternative app or O.S (maybe dual boot on the pc) which could sort out the playback?. If not, I guess its back to the USB caddy.
I did at the time. Same result.
Could it be my HDMI cables aren't 1.4? They're supposed to be, but I'm not 100% sure. What are the symptoms if they were 1.3?