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MKV files and srt subtitles not loading on bluray player ..

I have the ES6000 bluray player by Samsung which works quite well! However I have a problem!
Via the usb I can play mkv files and also the player loads any srt along with avi or mp4 or mpeg... This all works well!

However I want to play all these files also over the network also! But I always get Filetype not supportes when loading mkv files etc... Avi and mpeg does work BUT it does not load the srt files which have offcourse the same name!

So how can I fix this please?

So all works over usb with hard disk or usb stick plugged in... But it is not working working when streaming from my nas!

On my 2nd tv.. a recent 4K Samsung tv this however works all perfectly over the network! So could I maybe upgrade my bluray player so it also reads all these files please?

Or do I need to buy me a new blu ray player?

Hope someone can help me!

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Will have to re-encode to play.

MKV does not specify video encoding. It's a container so you have to re-encode to what your player plays. In many players like this you have to hardsub the subtitles.

As to the 2nd TV, this is what most folk discover. All devices come with varying capabilities.

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Why?

But then why is my blu ray player able to play everything through usb and not through dlna / network?

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media server DLNA

What media server are you using to play over the network?

You will need to find one that is compatible with both TVs. Mezzmo is good for Samsung on Windows. Minidlna for Linux.

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Because the player that worked

Had better decoding chops. And DLNA is a small subsection of what's playale. DLNA is documented, widely discussed and more. So I'll end with DLNA is the least capable of playing content I've seen. And yes, there has been some attempts to create automatic transcoding DLNA servers. I haven't been impressed.

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Samsung is to blame

Samsung doesn't follow DLNA standards.

I use open source minidlna and my Samsung TVs play all major formats. When I look at the source code, I see several hacks for Samsung to fool the TV to see non-standard formats it expects.

You can also try Samsung's software. http://link.samsung.com/

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I think DLNA is dead now.

For me DLNA is such a small subsample of video encoding methods that I have to ask why you feel that Samsung is at fault here? DLNA is the lowest of standards so you rarely see it perform well and in fact I'm seeing folk just forget about it as it's such a poor standard.

Also, you have that other issue of patents. I know a lot of folk today that don't know the patent issue and will dismiss it.

So let's ask you one question. Ready?

Why does VLC Player play DVDs and Microsoft's own Windows Media does not?

Post was last edited on July 15, 2016 9:05 AM PDT

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Samsung is at fault in this case

because his bluray player can play these files over DLNA, like USB, but they don't follow standards.

What do you mean by small subsample of video encoding methods? Can you list some examples? The server just sends the files raw to the TV and in my experience, some Samsung's have good codec support.

It's nice to just use the same TV remote with the built in media player. I've also used Plex and it's just sluggish to update if you frequently add/delete media, but good if you are a movie/tv show media collector and want the extra metadata.

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Then return the defective products.

I didn't read an answer to my question but did you know that video encoding and decoding too often requires payment to the patent holder?

The country that VLC Player is written does not recognize those patents so it is free to decode and play all encodings.

So here's Samsung that must honor patents but consumers don't want to know the details.

The fault is in two areas. 1. We want the product for cheap and 2. to get there some decoding must be left out so the price can fall.

Note: Edited by moderator to correct spelling error.

Post was last edited on July 15, 2016 10:02 AM PDT

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I see

So you're saying patents between USB and DLNA playback are different?

Isn't playing a DVD physical copyrighted media different?

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It would take many sessions to get into that.

The short answer is yes. But it really doesn't matter. Makers have to choose what features they can afford to put into each product and as the crunch happens (price) one good area to save bucks on a design is decoders. These are not free.

The makers rarely have folk that will hold sessions about all this.

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