H3 Home Media

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Jasper70

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Does anyone know if the H3 Home Media will support any video formats other than MP4? I'm thinking specifically about MKV since 4K will now be included.
 
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The problem with MKV is there's too many variations of it (that may not be the proper, technical description, I realize). On the Hopper w/Sling, some MKVs work while others (most) do not.
 
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Obviously, I don't have a Hopper 3 yet, but I did some testing with my sling Hopper. I've been using the m2ts format for Blu-Rays.
I decided to try for a mkv. I use DVDFab 9. Using the Blu-Ray of Avengers Age of Ultron I did a MKV passthrough. It made the file in just under an hour and the file size was 29Gb.
I use TVersity for my DLNA server. I started watching the movie on the hopper and it played fine for a while. It started to stutter but I think it may be because my computer is old and couldn't keep up with such a large file. To give you an idea of how old it is. The manual for the motherboard is copyright 2007 and the computer only has 2Gb of memory.

I know. I really need to upgrade. It's on the list but never seems to come to the top.
 
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Most of my mp4 files are around 1 GB in size and IMO, look fine. 29 GB? What size is movie straight off the disc?

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The 29 Gb size should be the size of the movie on the disc. The passthrough mode is a lossless mode.
I typically use MP4 for DVDs and M2ts for Blu-Rays.
Age of Ultron as an m2ts is 6.7Gb.
Iron Man 1 as an MP4 is 3.5Gb.
The mkv file that I did was just for a test. I would be close to running out of room if I did all my Blu-Rays at 29Gb.
I currently have 6Tb of space for movies. And 4.5 Tb for pictures, mp3s and camcorder videos.
 
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I just wish they would fix their Home Media player to actually support the formats correctly. I have over 3/4 of my home media library which plays on every other piece of hardware or software that supports DLNA but WILL NOT play on the Hopper or Joeys. Really makes for a sad day of trying to use this as the main "tuner" for my tv's
 
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I just wish they would fix their Home Media player to actually support the formats correctly. I have over 3/4 of my home media library which plays on every other piece of hardware or software that supports DLNA but WILL NOT play on the Hopper or Joeys. Really makes for a sad day of trying to use this as the main "tuner" for my tv's
Try http://tvmobili.com/ :)
 
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I use Emby and it works fine on my hopper 1 thru DLNA. I can't ff or rw, but I can pause.
 
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