so mymedia wont recognise .mkv files,whereas roku plays .mkv when wd hd is connected to roku directly.
please confirm.And what are the supported formats for mymedia.
That's correct. According to the Roku developer's documentation mkv is not a player supported format. It may be it is actually supported but that capability is not documented in their developer documentation thus Mymedia does not support it. JT, any input on this?
The supported media container formats are mp3, wma, m4v, mp4, mov, and wmv -- along with jpg, png, and gif for images. Now, the file being in the correct container format (thus having the right file extension) doesn't guarantee that the file will play. The file must also be encoded with a roku supported codec and with roku supported bitrates. Search this mymedia forum for posts related to handbrake and encoding and you'll see a great deal of information regarding how to get your media into a format that the mymedia channel can play.