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TwonkyMedia and MKV
08-11-2008, 10:35 AM
Post: #1
TwonkyMedia and MKV
I'm using TwonkyMedia Server 4.4.4 and I would like to stream MKV files. These are simply not shown in PCH menu.
But if I rename them to let's say .wmv, I can see them and even play them fine. It's so stupid Wink

Does anybody know if I can add .mkv as supported file format in TM ?
I tried to register to official forum but never received any validation email Big Grin

Thank you.
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08-13-2008, 01:40 AM
Post: #2
RE: TwonkyMedia and MKV
(08-11-2008 10:35 AM)Deckard Wrote:  I'm using TwonkyMedia Server 4.4.4 and I would like to stream MKV files. These are simply not shown in PCH menu.
But if I rename them to let's say .wmv, I can see them and even play them fine. It's so stupid Wink

Does anybody know if I can add .mkv as supported file format in TM ?
I tried to register to official forum but never received any validation email Big Grin

Thank you.

I could not find a way so I just rename them and be happy! Actually, I created a subdirectory so I know which files really are .mkv files (since other media players in the hourse cannot play them at all)...

If you find a way, please let us know!
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08-16-2008, 03:24 AM (This post was last modified: 08-16-2008 03:24 AM by truelove79.)
Post: #3
RE: TwonkyMedia and MKV
This is exactly what I'm doing. I rename all my MKV files to WMV and place them in their own MKV folder. It's a pain but I think it's worth it considering how efficient and fast of a media server Twonky is. My movies buffer for 40 seconds via samba, a few seconds via HTTP, and only a fraction of a second via TwonkyMedia. The speed and efficiency via Twonky is undeniable.
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08-16-2008, 08:53 AM
Post: #4
RE: TwonkyMedia and MKV
Wait until you see the speed of SMB in the next firmware. Why wont Twonky add mkv support to their http server app?

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08-16-2008, 04:50 PM
Post: #5
RE: TwonkyMedia and MKV
(08-16-2008 08:53 AM)chris57 Wrote:  Why wont Twonky add mkv support to their http server app?

Still can't understand why. I try to find a place where I can add extra file extensions but no way. Really stupid ...
For what I tried, SMB in the next firmware (same as beta ?) is still far from NFS or HTTP or Twonky.
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08-16-2008, 08:12 PM
Post: #6
RE: TwonkyMedia and MKV
I also can't understand why Twonky doesn't natively support MKV. If all you have to do is change the extension, you know it has the ability to stream MKV files, why can't Twonky just make the app recognize those files types? It's so stupid.
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08-24-2008, 10:41 PM
Post: #7
RE: TwonkyMedia and MKV
Fixed with last release (4.4.6 on web site, 4.4.7 when it's installed ...).
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01-15-2009, 02:09 PM
Post: #8
RE: TwonkyMedia and MKV
(08-24-2008 10:41 PM)Deckard Wrote:  Fixed with last release (4.4.6 on web site, 4.4.7 when it's installed ...).

I have a QNAP TS-109 Pro II running Twonky Media 4.4.9, in theory should streaming .mkv files work with this now? Thanks
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02-20-2009, 04:12 PM
Post: #9
RE: TwonkyMedia and MKV
(01-15-2009 02:09 PM)oxford_guy Wrote:  I have a QNAP TS-109 Pro II running Twonky Media 4.4.9, in theory should streaming .mkv files work with this now? Thanks

Is this working for you?
I don't see my mkv's w/ 4.4.9 installed on my QNAP 209 II
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02-20-2009, 04:43 PM
Post: #10
RE: TwonkyMedia and MKV
(02-20-2009 04:12 PM)qnapbrett Wrote:  Is this working for you?
I don't see my mkv's w/ 4.4.9 installed on my QNAP 209 II

Yes, streaming MKVs seems to work fine, as does streaming straight DVD rip VOB directories, but I prefer to convert to MKV now.

Streaming ISO files does not work, but can deliver over NFS/SMB
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