which networked blu ray players work with Zyxel NAS?

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  1. mr. shr

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    Hi all,
    I have a Zyxel NAS and today I bought a Sony S490 blue ray player.
    I can't stream videos from the NAS to the player and judging by some threads on here it seems I'm not alone.

    So the Sony will be returned tomorrow but I'd like to replace it with something that will work with my Zyxel.

    Does anyone else here have a Zyxel drive and successfully streaming movies to a blu ray player?
     
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    I'd also like to know this!

    Also, if people could add whether their blu-ray players can read from an smb share that'd be great! (I've not been impressed by DLNA so far...)

    Thanks in advance!
     
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    Well I have a zyxel nsa310 running twonky, my sony s370 plays everything I have on the nas, which is mostly high bit rate mkv with dts, the s490 I have won't play a thing, sees every video file as an mpeg and I get the "corrupt or unsupported" error message, I've kept the s490 because the blu Ray picture in 2d and 3d is stunning, I use a wd live for streaming.

    So if you can do without 3d then try to get hold of an s370
    Mojo
     
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    I've read this about the earlier Sony working fine (probably one of your postings, actually).

    So its defo the later Sony players that's the problem and not the NAS?
    Do other NAS drives work with the later Sony's?

    I am thinking along the lines of getting a WD TV unit.

    However, is it fair to say other blu ray players will work OK with Zyxel drives?
     
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    You have a NSA310 AND a WD Live NAS drive too? Does streaming from your WD NAS drive work on your S490?
     
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    Spoke to tech support from the shop I got my nas from.
    They tell me that Zyxel are budget drives that don't offer the full functionality of other dearer drives.
    Also, mkv files are not one of the approved carriers for DLNA.

    But can't tell me what is different from the Zyxel drives to those from Synology or QNAP.

    So really could do with some explanation from some of the real hardcore techies here to explain why some nas drives can stream mkv over DNLA but others can't.
     
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    mr.shr in the manual sony s490 on file play back and dlna there is a condition in the wording,

    MPEG-1 Video/PS*1*2
    MPEG-2 Video/PS, TS*1*3
    “.mpg,” “.mpeg,” “.m2ts,” “.mts”
    MPEG-4 AVC*1*2
    “.mkv,” “.mp4,” “.m4v,” “.m2ts,” “.mts”
    WMV9*1*2

    “.wmv,” “.asf”
    AVCHD*2*4

    if you look at the corresponding numbers at the side of mpeg-4AVC it say's

    *1The player does not play coded files such as DRM.
    *2The player may not play this file format on a DLNA server.
    *3The player can only play standard definition video on a DLNA server.
    *4This player can play AVCHD Ver.2.0 format.
    *5The player plays AVCHD format files that are recorded on a digital video camera, etc. The AVCHD format disc will not play if it has not been correctly finalised.
    *6The player does not play coded files such as Lossless.
    *7The player does not play animated PNG or animated GIF files.
    *8For MPO files other than 3D, the key image or the first image is displayed.

    i have a zyxel 320 and can play back mkv blu-ray rips ,the problem is the sony s490,hope this helps
     
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    Thanks for that. Really helpful post.
    So what blu ray player do you use?
     
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    I see from your sig you have a home made blu ray media centre.
    Can you advise on what you built please? Isn't a media centre a bit noisey to have in the same room as your viewing display?
     
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    hi mr shr i have a asus bd-700 blu-ray player the problem iv'e got is with 1080p mkv /blu-ray rips high bit-rate files/.hoping for a firmware fix. when connected to a usb hard drive no problem with iso blu-ray rips are fine everything is fine apart from the mentioned, fan art would be nice but can't have every thing iv'e got a boxee box as well if you don't want dts ma audio or true hd audio the boxee box is a good machine plays all the files iv'e thrown at it with ease high bit rate stuff stream iso's.
     
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    It's 1080p mkv files that i want to stream.
    I'm probably just going to go for a WD TV live device and be done with it.

    Don't think I'm going to get my NAS to function properly with any blu ray player.
     

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