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Old 18-09-2007, 14:03   #1
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Best way to play this file on my LCD?

I have a few fairly large (1gb - 5gb) .mkv files that I would like to play on my LCD downstairs (they currently reside on my PC upstairs). Other then lugging my desktop down the stairs is there a simple way of doing this?
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Old 18-09-2007, 14:16   #2
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a big lead, otherwise you are going to need some sort of high def player downstairs as you can't really stream that kind of data over wireless.
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1. Convert mkv -> DVD
2. Burn mkv to DVD (without conversion) and buy a DVD player that plays mkv.
3. Buy a laptop
4. Go out and buy the movies on DVD rather than downloading them.
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Quote:
1. Convert mkv -> DVD
2. Burn mkv to DVD (without conversion) and buy a DVD player that plays mkv.
3. Buy a laptop
4. Go out and buy the movies on DVD rather than downloading them.
1. Its a pain to convert MKV
2. AFAIK there aren't any players that can play that format
3. Expensive
4. Is possible its something legit and free

Umm, I have a 10m long DVI lead i use, don't know if that would be long enough for what you need?

You can get systems that can run video over CAT 5 cabling, but they aren't particularly cheap!
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No films SFletch, just a few TV progs I was interested in seeing what they looked like in HD. Looking at them none are bigger than 1.1 gb, less than 5gb in total.

Thanks for the advice anyway, although it doesnt sound feasible at the moment, as even if i get a long dvi-hdmi cable I'll need another to get any sound! I'll probably be buying a new desktop in a few months, so I might keep the old one to use as a media player downstairs

Until then i'll just have to make do with my 22" widescreen with 2.1 sound in the spare room.

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