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MKV stand alone players

Discussion in 'Media tanks' started by bridtown, Feb 27, 2008.

  1. bridtown

    bridtown Member

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    Hi there i have a nice collection on MKV files and i after a dvd player that will play MKV files can any 1 help me i have been looking everywhere with no look

    thanks
     
  2. Ryu77

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    I really don't think they exist! If they did I would definitely buy one. The Matroska container is so diverse that I think it would be quite hard to develop a stand alone player for it. You would need an array of codecs on board to play all the different compatible streams.

    Although, it is quite easy to transfer the streams from the mkv container into different container formats for various stand alone platforms. :-D
     
  3. theridges

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    can't remember how i stumbled upon this thread but there are players that will play .mkv but only through streaming

    the
    POPCORN HOUR A-100 WILL STREAM almost anything
    www.popcornhour.com

     
  4. stnkfist

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    Hey. Here is an online store that has one that is even better. It plays Blue Ray and Matroska files and a ton of other video and audio formats. It is the Dune player and it comes with a few different options. Check it out http://www.mkvplayers.com/.
     
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    Go with the Popcorn hour A110. It is under $250.00us and can do it all. There is also a third party software called My Lil Movie Jukebox that puts movie covers and all info on the screen. http://www.treasure-cove.net/jukeboxtestdrive/ http://www.treasure-cove.net/moviejukebox.htm#c1

    You can stream or playback your digital media content from a variety of sources, such as your PC, NAS, digital camera, USB mass storage devices (Flash drive, HDD, DVD drive) , internal SATA HDD* and even directly from the Internet via the Media Service Portal.

    It also serves as a NAS and a BitTorrent peer-to-peer downloader** to eliminate the need to switch on a PC or other device for this purpose.

    Video containers:
    MPEG1/2/4 Elementary (M1V, M2V, M4V)* MPEG1/2 PS (M2P, MPG)* MPEG2 Transport Stream (TS, TP, TRP, M2T, M2TS, MTS)* VOB* AVI, ASF, WMV* Matroska (MKV)* MOV (H.264), MP4, RMP4

    The Popcorn Hour A-110 supports the latest high bitrate video formats (MPEG2 MP@HL, H.264 HP@L4.1, VC-1 AP@L3 in TS of at least 40Mbps) to give you up to 1080p high-definition videos.

    In recognition of advances in Internet TV, the A-110 supports peer-to-peer Internet TV streaming technology from SayaTV, as well as popular unicast internet TV such as YouTube, Revision 3 and Vuze via the Media Service Portal.
     
  7. Garapeto

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    How do you stream to multiple rooms? what kind of hardware are u using? I am thinking of buy this exact media streamer.
     
  8. ugc

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    Garapeto>

    It is really easy to do. I bought a network workgroup switch that can network eight computers together (I bought mine at office depot - very cheap):

    http://www.linksys.com/servlet/Sate...nksys/Common/VisitorWrapper&lid=5187994560B02

    This is not the exact one I have, but it is close.

    The other thing I did was use AllegroNFS Server for windows:
    http://nfsforwindows.com/home


    SETUP: I have two network cards in my computer. I use one for the internet, and I just plug the other into the workgroup switch. Then plug in all the tvix box into the same workgroup switch. I manually setup the IP addresses/mac on the computer and use different IP's for each of the tvix boxes. And it works like a charm.

    If you do this and use AllegroNFS, let me know, I have a guide to quickly set it up for the Tvix.
     

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