Audio Video encoding and playback issue discussions are plentiful and you have brought up what is confounding many. That is, the sheer number of different encoding and standards means that for the foreseeable future we will not have a unified system where all AV files play in all places with all features (such as subtitle.)
This is not an issue that is new but if you want to solve playback you start by learning what encoding your players play and then encoding your AV content in compatible encoding.
I find better than half the folk want nothing to do with this learning. They only want it to work. For those folk I suggest they stick with DVD/BD media, Netflix and such.
I have a TV LED UE32D5700 and an Imac. I also have a WD MyBookWorld HD on my network.
I have no problem reading AVI video on my TV from de WD, but I can't have the subtitle.
I'm also not able to read the MKV files and MP4 files.
I recently bought a Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9", and again, with "all share", I can't read MP4 files and can't get subtitle.
Rem : It's good working on Mac and PC
I've heard that the compatibility between samsung product and Mac isn't so good. Any advice or problem solving?
Thanks guys !