Recently I purchase BDP-S490 Blue ray player with main purpose to stream video with subtitles from my PC to my TV but I have a lot of problems with this and hope that some of you could help me.
I can’t stream avi files (SD and HD, with or without subtitles) from my pc to my blue ray. I have focus mostly on serviio media server. I have made changes in the Sony blue ray profile according to “patters” guidance’s, to enable streaming without transcoding of avi files with embedded subtitles but with no success. All I get is the message that the file is corrupted or unsupported. I also get the same message when I try to play these files from usb flash drive from the front port of the player.
Some of the mkv files are playable but the subtitles are small and unreadable and some get the same message that they are corrupted of unsupported. When I import subtitles in some of this .mkv files, even if they are playable I couldn’t turn them on and I get message that the operation is currently prohibited. This files play perfectly from the usb flash drive attached on the front port of the player and all the changes that I have made on the subtitle (size of the font, encoding) are shown fine.
Blue ray randomly refuses to see media sever.
Now could you suggest me some media server that can play video files without transcoding with embedded subtitles?
Do you have information if Sony is planning to enable (like Samsung and LG) .srt subtitles in future firmware’s, together with ability to change font, encoding, and color of the subtitles?
Are there any specific parameters for video files to be playable thru dlna?