Originally Posted by JohnJ9
I am looking one last time for a configuration that is known to work that will allow me to watch my WMC-generated video files on my Oppo 105D. I've tried a bunch of things, done a bunch of reading, and never have managed to come up with a working configuration. My WMC installation is, alas, running on Windows 8.1 Pro. I know the .wtv files that Windows Media Center produces are protected in some form, and I have tried what feels like a million six different possible solutions without success. I thought I would ask for someone's working solution involving their Oppo unit. Everything is hardwire connected on a gigabit network inside the house. I'm not even interested in watching anything live; I simply want the ability to watch what has already been recorded on my TV via my Oppo, if at all possible. Without doing anything, the Oppo can see the server, but cannot see any of the files (I know this means that, by default, they are not in a format Oppo supports).
Okay this is fairly easy!
1. Download and install Xmedia Recode (freeware) (http://www.xmedia-recode.de/en/download.html
). XR understands every format known to man.
2. Download and install OShare DLNA media server (http://sourceforge.net/projects/oshare/
3. Drag WMC .WTV files you want to copy into XR. Select all the files and in the conversion type Select M2TS type file. Then Select Video Tab and select Copy and language English. Select audio, select each file in Audio tab first then select Copy and language English. Press button to add to Queue. Check the queue to be sure all files are copy only (no transcoding). Then, press button to process the Queue. All you're doing is copying the Mpeg2 based WTV file container to a M2TS Mpeg2 container that your Oppo understands. This is a direct copy, no transcoding. Copying should only take a couple of minutes per file.
4. Copy files to directory you setup in oShare (c:\Videos).
5. Fire up your Oppo. Go to the Network tab and follow the links to your oShare DLNA and share. You should see your files. Select one and sit back and enjoy.
Caveats, this will work only for channels that haven't been marked copy protected by your cable provider. HBO is an example of this. Otherwise you will need an Xbox or mini pc running WMC hooked up to your TV to watch. This is another discussion.
Once the files are in M2TS format you can edit the files to remove commercials without transcoding using tools such as AVIDemux (http://fixounet.free.fr/avidemux/
in the Copy mode. I typically save to MKV at this point and then archive to Blu-ray discs in data mode which your Oppo will read as well!
Thats the barebones. Many variations from there.