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Connecting to Serviio DLNA server

Discussion in 'HDR-FOX T2 Freeview Recorder' started by fenlander, Jun 28, 2011.

  1. fenlander

    fenlander Active Member

    Having given up on Windows Media Player, I'm trying Serviio DLNA server on my Sony media PC to serve files to my Hummy HDR-FOX T2.

    Serviio seems to work well with .avi files but h264 (.mkv .mp4) encoded files do not appear in the library. In order to transcode files, Serviio needs a specific Renderer Profile to be set, rather than the generic DLNA profile: however, no profile for Humax boxes is available for selection.

    If anyone has any experience with this combination (Serviio+HDR-FOX), I'd be glad of any helpful hints and tips.
  2. Owen Smith

    Owen Smith Active Member

    FTP the .mkv and .mp4 files onto the HDR Fox T2 internal hard disc and they will play fine, I've been playing H.264/DD5.1 files. I've given up on the DLNA streaming, so few file types work properly.
  3. fenlander

    fenlander Active Member

    That's right. Even files that play fine when transferred to the HDR-FOX don't play via DLNA. Also, widescreen movies are horizontally compressed via DLNA. I've been doing as you suggest but was hoping for a more elegant way to integrate the bits and pieces of my system.