Best network media player for multiple file types?

Discussion in 'General Computer Chat' started by G25r8cer, Oct 21, 2015.

  1. G25r8cer

    G25r8cer Active Member

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    I have a WD My cloud 2TB and a Vizio M502i-b1. The vizio struggles to play multiple video types and I should have returned it right away but, I didn't. My Samsung plays just about every video file type I throw at it.

    So rather than converting my mountain of files I am looking at a media player. Have been looking at the WDTV player but, there are so many different models and I don't know which is the newest or the best.

    I am willing to try a cheap no-brand model if people have had good success. Literally all I need or want it to do is play just about any video file type from my "my cloud". I could care less about any other features.
     
  2. G25r8cer

    G25r8cer Active Member

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    No one has input?
     
  3. zeppelin04

    zeppelin04 Member

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    -I can tell you that my Western Digital TV Live played anything that was on my external hd with no issue. Can't give you any input on the cloud aspect, but I believe it had functionality for a even a few years ago. It was a nice unit that I would recommend.
     
  4. G25r8cer

    G25r8cer Active Member

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    Might just take the plunge and buy a used one on ebay.
     
  5. ian

    ian Administrator Staff Member

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    I have an old WD TV hooked up to a hard drive and it has been fairly reliable, plays a lot of different file types. I like the look of the roku 3, especially the earphones from the remote.
     
  6. beers

    beers Moderator Staff Member

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    Even if you change DLNA server, the TV still only supports certain codecs. You'd either need another mechanism like a Roku-type device that runs a DLNA client so it can interpret the video data, or transcode your videos into something supported by the TV.
     
  7. G25r8cer

    G25r8cer Active Member

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    The WD TV is a DLNA client like the roku. It converts files on the fly.
     

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