08-09-2010 10:18 AM
I recently bought a LS-WXL Linkstation Duo enclosure, had the media server setup fine, firmware updated to 1.34. However, I'm facing problem streaming mkv videos to my Samsung LA40C550 LCD TV. Same file can be played either through USB drive or Serviio media server though. Any idea what might be wrong here?
08-09-2010 06:15 PM
Are you streaming over a wired network or wireless?
08-12-2010 11:56 AM
10/100? Gigabit? Any other specifications you might think are relevant?
08-12-2010 07:37 PM
100mbps to TV.
Not that I can think of. I can stream the similar file through USB and Serviio, works flawlessly. As for Linkstation Media server, it can see the file but keep on saying format not recognize but for other format such as AVI, it streams perfectly.
08-13-2010 05:13 PM
Then the DLNA support for that file type being played from the NAS might not be included. Especially, since AVI is working fine. I'm not sure how else to put it.
12-30-2010 10:41 PM
I have the same issue with .mkv files not playing on my LinkStation Duo LS-WXL/E and playing from my Samsung Blu-Ray BD-C5500 player. However, the same .mkv files play fine if I point it to another DLNA server which runs off my Mac running TVMobili software.
A check with the User Manual on page 111 reveals that it does not list .mkv as a supported DLNA format but it does have one called ".m1v" (which I thought was a typo error since I am not familiar with such a format!).
This is a real bummer and I hope Buffalo updates the firmware to support this .mkv format (which is very popular and is really high def) or else I will discard my Buffalo NAS for another brand which supports .mkv in the near future. I can't think of any decent vendor claiming DLNA support which does not support a very popular file format like .mkv, seriously!
Can someone from Buffalo please tell me that they will support .mkv in an upcoming firmware update?
01-02-2011 11:57 AM
There is an update to the firmware for this unit, version 1.37.
I recommend updating to this firmware, then resetting your unit to defaults and reconfiguring it, and trying to stream your .mkv files again.
01-02-2011 12:26 PM