Roku supports the MKV container ... No Roku supports lossless audio
When using a Matroska (MKV) container, Roku supports the following lossless audio codecs: FLAC, PCM and ALAC
Roku does not support Dolby TrueHD or DTS-HD Master Audio.
"fluke" wrote:"Chicken" wrote:"theuser86" wrote:
You've tried the Roku Media Player channel / app on the Roku correct?
Yes actually, my RMP success was limited to MP3
What video/audio codecs and container format are the videos you have been trying to play? If you play the video in VLC, can you go in the menu to Tools -> Codec Information and then provide the details it states?
More critical information in quotes below about AAC support. Like many have said the Roku is not purchased with the intention of it being a local streaming device. So if the Roku Media Player app can’t play for your MKV file, there is likely something wrong with the file that makes it incompatible with the Roku. Comparing it to VLC which runs on a computer and has all the codecs available is not an appropriate comparison. You could just use your computer as a HTPC.
Also what router do you have? Make and model? Unless it’s an expensive router like $200, I have found many of them are horrible for running a DLNA drive off their USB ports. The routers are so slow that transfer speeds suffer, etc. So that’s why many recommend a standalone NAS such as the Synology ones. There is a reason these Synology NAS devices are not $20, it’s cause they need proper hardware to work well. Something many routers do not have.
“Support for AAC (Advanced Audio Coding)
Roku devices do not support AAC pass-through. Instead, Stereo AAC is transcoded to PCM stereo.
Roku TVs and some Roku players decode 5.1 AAC to PCM stereo for headphone, internal speaker, and HDMI/ S/PDIF (optical) output.”
When you say you can’t accomplish this via the Roku UI using the Roku remote, do you mean the Roku Media Player does not find or see your files from your NAS?
Or you can see them and you try to play them and it doesn’t play?
I only ask this question because some Roku players do not support 5.1 AAC audio, only 2.0 AAC audio.
The Roku Media Player channel will not display unsupported file types or files it has determined cannot be played by your Roku device.”
https://support.roku.com/en-ca/article/ ... nd-photos-
Is the ROKU capable of any operational featurefunctions if the ISP service is unavailalbe? Please point me to a listing.