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Old 2007-12-25, 12:23   Link #15
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Originally Posted by Syaoran View Post
Are there DVD players (not home entertainment computer systems) where you can update the firmware so it can support H.264/AAC within MKV files for example ? The one I have doesn't even know DivX >_> Only WMV/WMA/MP3/MPEG-2. (Samsung thingy).

Any idea where I can order such device if it exists?
This comes a bit late, but until people clamor for support, it likely will never happen. MP4 is an open industry standard (defined as ISO MPEG-4 Part 14). AVI is a de-facto industry standard (owing to the sheer number of Windows installs). MKV is neither.

This is why I didn't bother getting a dedicated DVD player, opting to build an HTPC instead. You then have many more options, right down to which OS you're going to run.

However, don't let that stop you from picking something up. In my case, I'd consider picking up a PS3 if I were to get a dedicated piece of hardware that's not a normal computer.

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