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  • anyone know whether it plays mkv yet, till then it will always always be a hock of crock,
    Sunday, July 19, 2009 6:56 AM

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  • try these links.

    http://www.hack7mc.com/2009/02/mkvs-for-minimalists-on-windows-7.html

    http://www.hack7mc.com/2009/03/convert-mkvs-to-dvr-ms-for-media-center.html
    Monday, July 20, 2009 8:27 AM
  • mkv file support has not been added to the built in media sharing in Windows Home Server.

    A list of the supported file types for media sharing can be found in the techincal brief on media sharing.  I have linked it below.
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=5a474540-3f02-4e8d-88d7-e9b793a6403f&displaylang=en&tm

    Additionally, Power Pack 2 added support for the following formats:
    .mp4
    .m4v
    .m4a


    Jonas Svensson [MSFT] Windows Home Server Community Program Manager
    Windows Home Server Team Blog
    Connect Windows Home Server
    Windows Home Server
    Saturday, July 25, 2009 8:31 PM
  • I feel your pain... One possible fix is to invest in a PopcornHour. I use this "extender" the play all my MKV's ( including HD) that I store on WHS. At last count I was slightly over 10TB and my success rate is @ 99.9% for perfect viewing. I own 3 of these and recommend them without hesitation.

    WF
    Sunday, July 26, 2009 12:35 PM
  • Yes, I have signed up for notification of the release of the c-200, soon as it is out I will get it.
    Friday, July 31, 2009 12:25 PM
  • why in the world would you get a popcorm hour when you can play back .mkv's on home server from media center.

    follow the instructions from the first link. drag them to your shared dvd library folder and add a folder.jpg and open dvd library.

    to get them to play on media extenders convert them to dvrms following the second link.


    Thursday, August 6, 2009 6:25 AM
  • why in the world would you get a popcorm hour when you can play back .mkv's on home server from media center.

    follow the instructions from the first link. drag them to your shared dvd library folder and add a folder.jpg and open dvd library.

    to get them to play on media extenders convert them to dvrms following the second link.



    NMT's are by far the easiest way to get movies in both SD and HD to your TV. When you add a central storage device, like the WHS, it only makes these devices that much more appealing. While viewing on a computer is great, most people would like the majority of their movie viewing on a computer.

    Yes, you can put a computer next to your TV and use and HDMI hookup to do the same thing. The problem is that is another computer in the house, another OS to maintain and update, its loud, and for most not easy to hide near your TV. The NMT takes care of all this and just works.
    Monday, August 10, 2009 11:58 PM
  • I have a hp netbook hooked up in the living room.. Netbooks are pretty cheap and some even have hdmi. You can barely notice it next to the components and have no problems. I even taught my girlfriend how to use it!
    Thursday, August 13, 2009 2:14 AM
  • Even better is GB-PVR and Popcorn Hour whereby the PCH is a client of GB-PVR. This then allows LiveTV streaming (cable, satellite or aerial) from the GB-PVR as well as PVR, Music Library, Video Library. I was really hoping a combination of WHS / MC and xBox 360 could achieve the same but it doesn't look it it.

    Paul 
    Monday, November 2, 2009 6:02 PM
  • NMT's are by far the easiest way to get movies in both SD and HD to your TV. When you add a central storage device, like the WHS, it only makes these devices that much more appealing. While viewing on a computer is great, most people would like the majority of their movie viewing on a computer.

    Yes, you can put a computer next to your TV and use and HDMI hookup to do the same thing. The problem is that is another computer in the house, another OS to maintain and update, its loud, and for most not easy to hide near your TV. The NMT takes care of all this and just works.
    You forgot to mention a HTPC going to be more expensive than a Popcornhour and also not support HD audio formats like DTS-MA and Dolby TrueHD. Yes, there are currently two audio card offerings out there that theoretically support piggybacking HD audio signals onto the HDMI output from your video card but neither of them work worth squat currently. The A-110 I own is probably the single best value for any home theater component I've ever purchased. 
    Tuesday, November 3, 2009 12:06 AM