Hi: I have a WDTV Live that streams media from a ReadyNAS server (Duo v1). I have recently been using Skifta on a generic Android tablet to shift the media from the server to the WDTV, essentially using the pad as a (very effective) remote control in combination with the remote apps for the WDTV and my Sony surround device.
The tablet sees all of the file types stored, and plays them all natively. The WDTV sees and plays about 99% of them (save for a few DivX’s, which I can live without).
My only gripe is when it comes to play flac and mkv files- although they’ll play fine on both devices, when it comes to shifting over DLNA via Skifta they refuse to play. I understand that the issue is at the WDTV end, as the file types are not covered under the device’s DLNA certification- does anyone know if this is correct?
I’m running the latest (I think!) 1.06.41 firmware beta but have tried several others.
If there’s no joy with this device, does anyone know if the new-generation Live Streaming box is any better at handling flac or mkv over DLNA?
Many thanks in advance for any advice anyone can offer…