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Streaming to Sony TV

The UPnP AV Media Server app can turn your NAS into your home multimedia streaming server. As long as you have devices that support UPnP or DLNA (for example, SONY BRAVIA TV or PlayStation3), you can directly browse and stream the pictures, music and videos stored on your NAS.

Streaming to Sony TV

Postby n2vwz » Wed Aug 07, 2013 10:38 pm

I'm trying to stream video directly to a Sony KDL40XBR9 through it's Ethernet connection without the use of a separate media player. The TV is supposed to support DLNA. The TV apparently recognizes the the UPnP Server, but reports "no compatible files found". I'm guessing it's because all of the files on the server are MKV format H264 video files.

Is there a workaround for this situation without resorting to an external media player box?
Will the UPnP2 or Plex servers present the video stream in a format that the Sony TV will accept?

The TV can navigate and play video from dozens of IPTV sites. I would like it to be capable of navigating my own server via the Ethernet connection.
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Re: Streaming to Sony TV

Postby clinton.hall » Thu Aug 08, 2013 5:06 am

I believe plex will do what you want. I.e transcode the .mkv to a version that your tv can play.
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Re: Streaming to Sony TV

Postby n2vwz » Thu Aug 08, 2013 8:51 pm

clinton.hall wrote:I believe plex will do what you want. I.e transcode the .mkv to a version that your tv can play.


I installed Plex. The DLNA and Transcode boxes are checked. The Sony TV sees the Plex server, but reports that no compatible files were found. I added some *.AVI files to the menu with the same result. The Sony is supposed to be able to decode mpeg2 files which I believe is the case for AVI.

Where does the transcode format get defined in Plex? I did not see any configuration menus for this.
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Re: Streaming to Sony TV

Postby yogi » Thu Aug 08, 2013 10:27 pm

.avi is a container / file format, not the video stream content / codec, which could be mpeg, often it is xvid, could be h264 family like x264 etc.
usually sony plays less codecs than samsung & others.
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