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Hello, I was wondering if some knowledgeable person could help me with getting MKV files to stream properly to my 360 using Tversity? I just set it up this week and it plays every file perfectly except for my MKV files. I have a bunch of Anime shows in HD that are MKV format and would love to be able to watch them through the 360. I did a lot of reading and research on the Tversity forums and here but none of the discussions I read really provided a straight answer. Quite a few people said they can get MKV files to play without problems, but they didn't explain what to do.


Whenever I try playing one of these files, whether it's a 200 MB TV show or a 1 GB or more movie, the Xbox gives an error message saying the file format may not be supported, or something like that. I have the settings in Tversity so that I transcode only when needed, and the rest of my setup is like this... The computer is an AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-60, 2 GB of memory, and it's connected to the network over wireless-G (wired not an option at the moment). Everything plays great on the laptop itself. Never had a problem with 720p files of any format. I already had FFDSHOW and K-Lite codec pack installed before I installed Tversity. I tried installing Haali media splitter to see if that would help but it seemed to make it worse, with the screen going black and a message coming up after a couple minutes saying it lost connection to the computer. So I uninstalled it and just have FFDSHOW and K-lite.


Avis, divx, wmv, all play fine. I just can't figure out how to get these mkvs to work, and I don't want to convert my entire collection to wmv or mpeg4 just to play them, since others say mkvs can be made to work.


Any suggestions would be great. I'm really stuck here.
 

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Alright, here's what I know...or think I know :p


The XBOX 360's software limitations prevent it from being able to display MKV HD video files. You have to convert the file to a WMV HD file. Follow this link, and it will explain how to do it. You need a few prog's to do this, so follow the instructions and it might help ya.

http://www.ryanwalsh.ca/blog/?p=5
 

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Originally Posted by Dubbzzz /forum/post/12917751


Alright, here's what I know...or think I know :p


The XBOX 360's software limitations prevent it from being able to display MKV HD video files. You have to convert the file to a WMV HD file. Follow this link, and it will explain how to do it. You need a few prog's to do this, so follow the instructions and it might help ya.

http://www.ryanwalsh.ca/blog/?p=5

Thanks for the reply, but as I said, this is not what I'm looking to do. I already know how to convert files. But other people have gotten Tversity to stream MKVs without problems. It's either a codec issue or something else.
 

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while i have not used tversity, I did some research on it before deciding to get a dedicated htpc. It is my understanding that it reencodes videos on the fly. So I know this is not what you want to hear ur CPU has to read the file and reencode it all at once. Its probably not fast enough, think of how long it takes to reencode a file. Not to mention streaming hd overwireless presents its own problems.


Mkv files are just a container, it could be a number of diffrent video/audio formats in the file u are dealing with. The paticular thing you are trying to watch may just be alot more CPU intensive or not supported.
 

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while i have not used tversity, I did some research on it before deciding to get a dedicated htpc. It is my understanding that it reencodes videos on the fly. So I know this is not what you want to hear ur CPU has to read the file and reencode it all at once. Its probably not fast enough, think of how long it takes to reencode a file. Not to mention streaming hd overwireless presents its own problems.


Mkv files are just a container, it could be a number of diffrent video/audio formats in the file u are dealing with. The paticular thing you are trying to watch may just be alot more CPU intensive or not supported.

It's plenty fast enough. It more than exceeds their minimum requirements and also exceeds their recommended. So the CPU power is not an issue. I've even seen people with single-core Athlons get them to work.
 

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I'm suprised to hear you got anything to work with Tversity and the 360. I tried a long time ago and could only get a couple of formats to work. I could never get the internet feeds to work. Think I may have to give that another try again. Sorry I don't have help for your issue though, but it is how I felt last time trying Tversity that it is really hit or miss on what works and there is no help on their site I ever found to work.
 

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I'm suprised to hear you got anything to work with Tversity and the 360. I tried a long time ago and could only get a couple of formats to work. I could never get the internet feeds to work. Think I may have to give that another try again. Sorry I don't have help for your issue though, but it is how I felt last time trying Tversity that it is really hit or miss on what works and there is no help on their site I ever found to work.

I'd recommend trying it again. The interface isn't the greatest but I've had no probs playing just about everything, EXCEPT those pesky mkvs lol And if you ever need help, the FAQ/Support guides are very good and the people on the forums are (usually) pretty helpful. Good luck.
 
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