I have a few questions and I would really appreciate any help offered. I’ve looked through the forums but all seemingly relevant posts are just making me more confused.
What I have:
8TB Sharespace in Raid 5 Firmware version 2.2.91 with MioNet 184.108.40.206 & Twonky version 5.1.7
Samsung Blue-ray Home Theater
What I want to do:
I would like to stream MKV files to my devices. I currently cannot stream MKV files from my NAS to any of my other equipment. The files show up but will not play. For example on my PS3 I get the error Unsupported Format. If i want to stream an MKV I must first use mkv2vob to convert it and then play the mpg files on my PS3. I would very much like to skip this step. From what I’ve read it is my understanding that other people are able to play MKV’s on their PS3’s I just don’t know how they managed it. Also I have been keeping both copies in the hopes of being able to use a more universal format on all my devices rather than being stuck with the mpgs from mkv2vob that only my PS3 will play. This is causing a HUGE waste of space on my Sharespace and it’s now full. (about 1.67 gb of space left) Ideally I’d like to be able to stream to all three devices but a solution that make the MKV’s work on any one of them would make me thrilled. My preference is the PS3 but I’ll happily take either as long as it works.
I don’t really care about updating the Firmware on my Sharespace unless it wil fix my mkv streaming problem or make it run considerably faster. Then I’ll be more than thrilled to do it, but I’m not really sure what all that involves and everything I’ve tried to read about the upgrade seems to be all people who’ve lost access to their sharespace entirely when trying to upgrade and the main solution seems to involve loosing all data, so I’m terrified to try. Should I back up my whole NAS before I attempt an upgrade? Is there someway to do that besides going through windows and copying everything one at a time to another set of hard drives? I don’t actually 5.36TB of extra HD space sitting around for me to copy everything to.
Also: I had run Kaspersky and it told me that the file system.exe in my main share directory had a virus and that it wasn’t fixable and needed to be deleted. Before I delete it. Does anyone know if this is a real file for the Sharespace or just a cleverly named virus file? I’ve not run it of course and I don’t remember it being there before but I didn’t want to take a chance deleting it if i need it for something. If I do need it is there some way to get another copy so I can delete the one I have with this “virus” in it and have a clean version?
Sorry, if some of my questions are stuipd. This is my first NAS. Again, I really appreciate any help that can be offered. Thank you
Edited to correct typo.