Author Topic: .m4v Files OK via network share not the media server  (Read 676 times)

August 20, 2011, 12:13:34 AM
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ashbyp

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Hi - I have an .m4v file (created with handbrake from an mkv file).

If I try and play via the media server then WDLiveTV says it's an unsupported file type.

If I play it via the shared folder interface it works fine.

How come?  Not a big deal but seems a bit buggy (and the menus are slightly better via the media server)

Thanks!
« Last Edit: August 20, 2011, 01:06:03 AM by ashbyp »

August 24, 2011, 01:28:05 PM
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user0815

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If the media server supports DLNA only: its by design. DLNA has a very exact definition of what is a movie, picture or audio track. Supporting additional formats would be a violation of that definition.
As DLNA is a subset of UPNP/AV you may have more luck with later. Files on network shares do not have a media type and as such it is up to the decoder to make something out of the file...