Hopper and Home Media Server

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onethree

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SatelliteGuys Family
Jul 10, 2007
41
2
Oklahoma
I currently have two HWS that can both see my audio and video library from XBMC. I have no trouble listening to audio through my Hopper but watching video is a different matter. All of my videos are MKV's but not all of them will stream through the Hopper. Does anybody have an idea why?
 
Thrashman

Thrashman

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Apr 2, 2011
23
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Pennsylvania
Not all of the mkvs work. Doesn't matter if you're streaming thru Xbmc or not. Mp4s have alot better compatability
 
aikoentp

aikoentp

SatelliteGuys Family
Aug 30, 2008
49
11
Peoria area Central Illinois
Try to download Kookaroo media server. free trial for 30 days and costs $20 if you like it and it works. It transfers files and will transcode to the DNLA your devise uses. For hopper it is mpeg 2, thou some mp4s work. I tried it and it worked. I transcoded for one hopper on the network and other hopper and joeys had access. worked good enough that I want to build a desktop built to the hilt and use it for home media server, and use an FTA card for the "Monitor" in the office area.
 
Hall

Hall

SatelliteGuys Master
Feb 14, 2004
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3,195
Germantown OH
I've got a related question to this.... I've got some TV shows that are MPEG-4 Visual (XviD) (Packed Bitstream) (Advanced Simple@L5) (BVOP2) and MPEG Audio (MP3) (Version 1) (Layer 3) (Joint Stereo) that won't play on the Hopper. I'm using PLEX media server and they play fine on my ROKU using the Plex app as well as on my Panasonic (smart) TV through it's built-in media 'app'.

Doesn't the client just "display" what's fed to it (audio and video) and the media server does the hard work ? Seems that that's not the case from what I'm seeing.
 
Hall

Hall

SatelliteGuys Master
Feb 14, 2004
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Germantown OH
Don't MKV files have an MKV extension ? I've seen them before and have some. The files I can't play are AVIs.
 
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mgs24

SatelliteGuys Family
Sep 8, 2003
41
1
I have tried many media servers and Mezzmo has worked the best for me with the Hopper. Includes a setting for the Hopper/Joey. I believe they have a 30 day trial also. Most of my files are MKV

-Mike
 
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bwexler

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Nov 29, 2007
742
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San Marcos, CA
What would be the easiest way to acquire HWS content on a media server as an archive just in case my cord gets cut someday?
 

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