I have a dedicated NAS box which also acts as a DLNA server, my Roku can see this but if I try to connect to it it shows up blank, I'm assuming this is down to it not having any credentials to login to the NAS but it never prompts for any, nor can I find anywhere to input them. Is there a solution for this?
Well you learn something new everyday! Didn't know that about DLNA. It has a mixture of .mp4's .avi's & .mkv's. I don't think Roku plays avi's?
Its a Roku 4205X1.
EDIT: Now I know its not a credential issue I checked to see if it was a NAS issue. Something called 'DMA Sharing' wasn't on, not sure what it is but it seems to have solved my problem. Thanks for pointing me in the right direction!
Its a Roku 4205X1. ...
... I can't find any Roku with that model number. There is the 4200 (Roku 3), 4210 (Roku 2) and 4230 (Roku 3).
Glad you found it, but I'll answer your questions anyway. Some DLNA servers will transcode non-playable media, so the container and codecs are less important. But it takes a fair amount of computer power to transcode video, and not all NAS devices can do it. As to your media, Roku does not support the AVI container, but does support MP4 and MKV. However, the codecs inside those containers may or may not be supported. For example, MKV can contain virtually any codec, but Roku only supports MP4/H.264/MOV video and MP3/AAC/AC3 audio. I can't find any Roku with that model number. There is the 4200 (Roku 3), 4210 (Roku 2) and 4230 (Roku 3).
The EU version has that model number. If you recall, the updated Roku 2 is simply a Roku 3 but with an IR remote in the box (though it does work with the WiFi Direct remote).
I do not know this, but I think the 4205 is really a 4200 with a "2" on it, and the 4210 is really a 4230 with a "2" on it. I could be wrong. I'm not sure what the actual difference between a 4205 and a 4210 is, but there do have a different model number. I thought most had the EU suffix anyway, but I've seen more X1 and X2 lately in comments across various boards.