How do I stream video to Denon AVR-X 3200W

richardS

Standard Member
Hi there,

wondered if anyone can help me out?

I am the proud owner of a new AVR-X3200W which is hooked up to a new projector. I have a media server which houses music, photos and videos. I have managed to stream music from the media server to the AVR, but have been unsuccessful doing the same for video.

The media server uses Twonky to serve video. Most of the files are MKV wrappers/formats which play fine on my Panasonic TV.

I use the iphone Denon Remote app to select the video file, but when selected it tells me "Cannot Play the file". Is this the right way to do things or have I got this wrong? Is there a way to stream video to the AVR so that I can project it?

thanks for any help.
 

sounddog

Well-known Member
Very few AV Recievers can play video via UPnP. You could use something like an Amazon Fire or Roku to play video.
 

richardS

Standard Member
OK, didn't realise that. I thought all of the grunt work was done by the Twonky server and that the AV amp was amongst other things a glorified switch.

I've just connected my blu-ray to the server and it seems that I can view the picture from the server, which is excellent...But NO sound???? Also it does not seem to like MKV...which is damned odd...but rather prefers mp4...Again, I thought the twonky server did the work???

As for the Blu-ray it's plugged in via HDMI so you would think that the AVR would get both picture and sound from the Blu-Ray player....hmmmmm... There is an optical out (PCM) from the Blu ray, so perhaps I should use that and set up the AVR to take it's sound from an optical input rather than HDMI?

any thoughts would be much appreciated, thank you.
 
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heyho

Member
Hi there,

wondered if anyone can help me out?

I am the proud owner of a new AVR-X3200W which is hooked up to a new projector. I have a media server which houses music, photos and videos. I have managed to stream music from the media server to the AVR, but have been unsuccessful doing the same for video.

The media server uses Twonky to serve video. Most of the files are MKV wrappers/formats which play fine on my Panasonic TV.

I use the iphone Denon Remote app to select the video file, but when selected it tells me "Cannot Play the file". Is this the right way to do things or have I got this wrong? Is there a way to stream video to the AVR so that I can project it?

thanks for any help.

Did your media server just appear in the media server section of this amp. Ok I have only had the amp 24 hours and only had about 10 mins to play with media streaming on it but I interpreted the instructions as saying the amp will hook up to a DLNA source. I use Logitech Media Server with DLNA plugin enabled and have been able to use this to stream to other devices through DLNA. I did note that the instruction mainly go on about Windows Media Server.
 

dante01

Distinguished Member
OK, didn't realise that. I thought all of the grunt work was done by the Twonky server and that the AV amp was amongst other things a glorified switch.

I've just connected my blu-ray to the server and it seems that I can view the picture from the server, which is excellent...But NO sound???? Also it does not seem to like MKV...which is damned odd...but rather prefers mp4...Again, I thought the twonky server did the work???

As for the Blu-ray it's plugged in via HDMI so you would think that the AVR would get both picture and sound from the Blu-Ray player....hmmmmm... There is an optical out (PCM) from the Blu ray, so perhaps I should use that and set up the AVR to take it's sound from an optical input rather than HDMI?

any thoughts would be much appreciated, thank you.


THe media player is the device that renders both the video and the audio data accessed over your network from the NAS or similar storage device. Twonky is simply a server and not concerned with playback. The media player would need to be able to recognise and read the headers associated with the MKV container as well as having the codecs required to play both the video and the audio format within that MKV container. The audio within the MKV container is more than likely not a format the BD player has the ability to play if accessed over a network? Many use a more dedicated media player in order to avoid such issues.
 

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