[Matroska-general] Matroska-general Digest, Vol 66, Issue 5

Christoph Terasa cterasa at googlemail.com
Mon Dec 15 12:35:00 CET 2008


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>    1. Home theater systems with USB port (Amir Shachar)
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> From: "Amir Shachar" <amir.shachar at gmail.com>
> Subject: [Matroska-general] Home theater systems with USB port
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> Hello,
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> I just bought a home theater system that has a USB port and is DIVX
> certified, like many other systems like that.
> All of these systems can play movies (in .avi and DIVX format) strait off
> the USB key drive.
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> As most bluray and HD movies on files today seems to be encoded with H264
> and .mkv format, I wanted to ask if you know if there are any devices  
> that
> will play that strait from a drive without being connected to a computer.
> Alternative, is there a plan to have anything that will play these  
> things in
> the future?
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> Many thanks,
> Amir
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Hello Amir,

a neat device for HD-playback from an external (USB) harddisk (I don't  
know about USB thumbdrives) is the Western Digital HD Media Player, as  
seen on http://www.wdc.com/en/products/products.asp?driveid=572 .
I'm positive that it allows playback of 720p and 1080p/i H264 videos in  
Matroska, and I think it can also play back MPEG-4 ASP (MPEG-4 part 2)  
encoded videos like ones using DivX or XviD, though you should gather  
reassuring info about that yourself. The device costs about 100$, and  
you'll need an external USB-HD, ostensibly.

regards
Christoph



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