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Any way to play MTS and other video files from a NAS drive to HDMI?

 
 
Peter
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      11-10-2011, 09:37 PM
We have a Sony 1080P TV, and ethernet around the house. I have also
transferred a ton of videos to a network attached drive which is
accessible (under a drive letter) on the LAN.

The only inputs the TV has are HDMI. No ethernet or anything like
that. Well, it has SCART but I think that is basic PAL video.

Is there a box which can access this stuff (via a file browser
displayed on the TV, obviously) and play it as HDMI?

This comes close
http://www.wdc.com/en/products/produ...x?id=330#tab30

but I wonder how compatible it is. I have basically three file
formats:

1) .avi
These came from a Sony PC100 DV camcorder. They were transferred using
a utility called windv.exe. Most of these have 12-bit sound, AFAIK,
not 16-bit, and VLC doesn't play the sound correctly. WMP plays them
fine.

2) .m2t
These came from a Sony HDR-HC1E HD camcorder. They were transferred
using a utility called hdvsplit.exe

3) .mts
These are from a Canon Legria HF-G10, and transferred using drag and
drop They are in the highest res, avchd.

I have done a lot of googling and it looks like 2) and 3) are the
problem. Very little out there will do it.

Any suggestions appreciated...

I know one could knock up a little media PC with an HDMI output, which
does all this, but I am just looking for a simple to use box.
 
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      11-11-2011, 12:20 AM
On 11/10/2011 4:37 PM, Peter wrote:
> We have a Sony 1080P TV, and ethernet around the house. I have also
> transferred a ton of videos to a network attached drive which is
> accessible (under a drive letter) on the LAN.
>
> The only inputs the TV has are HDMI. No ethernet or anything like
> that. Well, it has SCART but I think that is basic PAL video.
>
> Is there a box which can access this stuff (via a file browser
> displayed on the TV, obviously) and play it as HDMI?
>
> This comes close
> http://www.wdc.com/en/products/produ...x?id=330#tab30
>
> but I wonder how compatible it is. I have basically three file
> formats:
>
> 1) .avi
> These came from a Sony PC100 DV camcorder. They were transferred using
> a utility called windv.exe. Most of these have 12-bit sound, AFAIK,
> not 16-bit, and VLC doesn't play the sound correctly. WMP plays them
> fine.
>
> 2) .m2t
> These came from a Sony HDR-HC1E HD camcorder. They were transferred
> using a utility called hdvsplit.exe
>
> 3) .mts
> These are from a Canon Legria HF-G10, and transferred using drag and
> drop They are in the highest res, avchd.
>
> I have done a lot of googling and it looks like 2) and 3) are the
> problem. Very little out there will do it.
>
> Any suggestions appreciated...
>
> I know one could knock up a little media PC with an HDMI output, which
> does all this, but I am just looking for a simple to use box.

You might want to take a look at the Seagate Theater HD+ media server
box for well below $100. It seems to play everything I have thrown at it
including a lot of AVCHD and BluRay 1920 bu 1080 as well as lesser mpeg2
1440 by 1080 content. The players are cheap, reliable, and only suffer
from one minor complaint IMHO, namely, the remote control needs to be
pointed a bit carefully towards the unit to operate reliably.
 
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GMAN
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      11-11-2011, 04:18 PM
In article <(E-Mail Removed)>, Peter <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>We have a Sony 1080P TV, and ethernet around the house. I have also
>transferred a ton of videos to a network attached drive which is
>accessible (under a drive letter) on the LAN.
>
>The only inputs the TV has are HDMI. No ethernet or anything like
>that. Well, it has SCART but I think that is basic PAL video.
>
>Is there a box which can access this stuff (via a file browser
>displayed on the TV, obviously) and play it as HDMI?
>
>This comes close
>http://www.wdc.com/en/products/produ...x?id=330#tab30
>



If you can splurge for a little extra, the Sony Playstation 3 plays my DV AVI
files beautifully and plays AVCHD files too.

But what brand of NAS do you have on your network?

Not all NAS work as media servers. Some just are mapped to network drives and
are not DNLA or uPnP compliant


go here

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital...twork_Alliance

http://www.dlna.org/about_us/about/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...rs_and_clients


>but I wonder how compatible it is. I have basically three file
>formats:
>
>1) .avi
>These came from a Sony PC100 DV camcorder. They were transferred using
>a utility called windv.exe. Most of these have 12-bit sound, AFAIK,
>not 16-bit, and VLC doesn't play the sound correctly. WMP plays them
>fine.
>
>2) .m2t
>These came from a Sony HDR-HC1E HD camcorder. They were transferred
>using a utility called hdvsplit.exe
>
>3) .mts
>These are from a Canon Legria HF-G10, and transferred using drag and
>drop They are in the highest res, avchd.
>
>I have done a lot of googling and it looks like 2) and 3) are the
>problem. Very little out there will do it.
>
>Any suggestions appreciated...
>
>I know one could knock up a little media PC with an HDMI output, which
>does all this, but I am just looking for a simple to use box.

 
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Peter
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      11-13-2011, 03:05 PM
Many thanks...

It turns out there are *loads* of boxes which can potentially do this,
but there is no way to check if any of them actually works with these
formats.

http://mediaserverreviews.com/reviews/

For example .avi could be just about anything.

A friend of mine has this
http://www.sum-vision.co.uk/producti...yclonemkv.html
and I have given him a CD with samples of my files, so that bit is
easy. Curiously that box claims to do MTS.




(E-Mail Removed) (GMAN) wrote

>In article <(E-Mail Removed)>, Peter <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>>We have a Sony 1080P TV, and ethernet around the house. I have also
>>transferred a ton of videos to a network attached drive which is
>>accessible (under a drive letter) on the LAN.
>>
>>The only inputs the TV has are HDMI. No ethernet or anything like
>>that. Well, it has SCART but I think that is basic PAL video.
>>
>>Is there a box which can access this stuff (via a file browser
>>displayed on the TV, obviously) and play it as HDMI?
>>
>>This comes close
>>http://www.wdc.com/en/products/produ...x?id=330#tab30
>>

>
>
>If you can splurge for a little extra, the Sony Playstation 3 plays my DV AVI
>files beautifully and plays AVCHD files too.
>
>But what brand of NAS do you have on your network?
>
>Not all NAS work as media servers. Some just are mapped to network drives and
>are not DNLA or uPnP compliant
>
>
>go here
>
>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital...twork_Alliance
>
>http://www.dlna.org/about_us/about/
>
>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...rs_and_clients
>
>
>>but I wonder how compatible it is. I have basically three file
>>formats:
>>
>>1) .avi
>>These came from a Sony PC100 DV camcorder. They were transferred using
>>a utility called windv.exe. Most of these have 12-bit sound, AFAIK,
>>not 16-bit, and VLC doesn't play the sound correctly. WMP plays them
>>fine.
>>
>>2) .m2t
>>These came from a Sony HDR-HC1E HD camcorder. They were transferred
>>using a utility called hdvsplit.exe
>>
>>3) .mts
>>These are from a Canon Legria HF-G10, and transferred using drag and
>>drop They are in the highest res, avchd.
>>
>>I have done a lot of googling and it looks like 2) and 3) are the
>>problem. Very little out there will do it.
>>
>>Any suggestions appreciated...
>>
>>I know one could knock up a little media PC with an HDMI output, which
>>does all this, but I am just looking for a simple to use box.

 
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Peter
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      11-20-2011, 03:55 PM

Peter <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote

>It turns out there are *loads* of boxes which can potentially do this,
>but there is no way to check if any of them actually works with these
>formats.
>
>http://mediaserverreviews.com/reviews/
>
>For example .avi could be just about anything.
>
>A friend of mine has this
>http://www.sum-vision.co.uk/producti...yclonemkv.html
>and I have given him a CD with samples of my files, so that bit is
>easy. Curiously that box claims to do MTS.


Update: it plays MTS but doesn't play any of my AVI files.

WMP plays them all OK but VLC doesn't play the 12-bit sound track
AVIs.
 
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