[quote=“Rich_Hall, post:1, topic:168320, full:true”]
The Roku Media player isn’t forgiving. I’ve given in to the fact that everything if you want it to work needs to been in mp4 format. XMReincode will do this in seconds. [/quote]
First is to understand what media formats RMP supports…
What media file types does the Roku Media Player channel support?
The following media file formats are supported:
•Video — H.264/AVC (.MKV, .MP4, .MOV), on Roku 4 only: H.265/HEVC (.MKV, .MP4, .MOV); VP9 (.MKV)
•Audio – AAC (.MKV, .MP4, .MOV); MP3(.MP3, .MKV); WMA (.ASF, .WMA, .MKV), FLAC (.FLAC, .MKV), PCM (.WAV, .MKV, .MP4, .MOV), AC3/EAC3 (.MKV,.MP4. .MOV, .AC3), DTS (.MKV, .MP4, .MOV), ALAC (.MKV, .MP4, .MOV, .M4A)
•Image — JPG, PNG, GIF (non-animated)
Only supported file types are shown in the Roku Media Player channel. The channel hides unsupported file types.
Multichannel AAC is not supported on all Roku models. Roku TV’s and Roku 4 set-top-boxes do support multichannel decode to PCM stereo.
On Roku set-top-boxes Dolby Digital audio (AC3, EAC3) is only supported via pass through.
DTS is only supported via pass through on both Roku set-top-boxes and Roku TV’s. You must connect your Roku player via HDMI or S/PDIF to a TV or receiver capable of decoding Dolby Digital or DTS in order to hear videos with audio tracks in those formats.
Some media server software may convert files into Roku compatible formats.
DRM-protected content is not supported.
Second, like similar devices the Roku can only play a select limited number of media file formats. To get around this problem one can use a media server that transcodes other non supported media formats into Roku supported media formats. Plex is one popular media server that does transcoding. The problem with Plex on the My Cloud units that support the Plex module plug in is that transcoding is not officially supported. Worse the single bay My Cloud units do not officially support plug in modules like Plex.
I too have a Roku and have very few problems streaming content, which I do daily, from a My Cloud. I also have a Plex media server but pretty much no longer use it these days since most if not all my media is in Roku supported formats.
Like others have said Kodi running on a cheap Android HTPC box may be a better option for some. One can also run Kodi on an old PC too.