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  1. Using Creator 11 I have copied and converted all of my home movies from camcorder tape to various formats, primarily as Video TS (Video TS.BUP, VTS 01 0.BUP, etc.), MPEG-4, etc. Most of the movies are only in one format. These are on my PC hard drive and attached external drive, and backed up to a second external drive. I have burned a few DVDs, but my main intent is to enjoy these movies which I stream to my home theater system and HDTV in another room. I happen to have several streaming media players, such as the WD TV Live, which has many supported video formats, but suffers from some performance issues: AVI (Xvid, AVC, MPEG1/2/4) ? MPG/MPEG ? VOB/ISO ? MKV (h.264, x.264, AVC, MPEG1/2/4) ? TS/TP/M2T (MPEG1/2/4, AVC, VC-1) ? MP4/MOV (MPEG4, h.264) ? M2TS ? WMV9 (VC-1) I also have a ROKU 2, which performs well, but supports limited video file formats: H.264/AVC (.MKV, .MP4, .MOV) My questions: should I have all of my movies in two different file formats to increase my viewing options with different media players, especially if I just have one player in the future? For the two players listed, it appears that MP4 would be the best bet. thank you.
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    Streaming Via Blu-Ray Player

    Sony has not responded to my inquiries yet, typical of their muddled customer service. In doing some research and consulting with the good folks at GeekSquad, it appears that I will need a different type of streaming device. WDTV and Roku have been suggested. Thanks for your patience and continued excellent service and practical advice.
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    Streaming Via Blu-Ray Player

    I believe Roxio NXT has streaming capability with a media server. Would this be a good upgrade from my Creator 11 and be compatible with Sony/DLNA? thank you
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    Streaming Via Blu-Ray Player

    1) It turns out Streamer came with my Roxio Creator 11, but is no longer supported and is browser based, so there's no point in pursuing this! 2) In WMP I selected File/Open, then selected a video folder (Video_TS), then selected the individual files (Video_TS, VTS_1_0, VTS_01_1, VTS_01_2), with Media Files (all types) selected, then hit Open. Now the WMP black Play window appears: it hangs up here for about 3-5 minutes, then the Play DVD option appears (blue window). When this is selected the black window reappears and it hangs up another 3-5 minutes. At this point nothing additional happens, or I may get a message that WMP is not responding. 3) Don't we all agree that most items that come with Windows is fairly primitive and slow, including WMP,WMM, and Media Center?
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    Streaming Via Blu-Ray Player

    Thanks for the Windows Engineering blog link. Windows Media Player, Movie Maker, etc. are so primitive and limited compared to Creator 11 that I rarely use them. However, I will review them in terms of my new interest in streaming media files from my Dell pc. One experiment I will do is 1) see if MP will play a home movie on a DVD; 2) compare this result to how MP performs with the video files copied from the DVD to the hard drive: due to past experimentation, I know that most of the files on the hard drive from the dvd (listed above) cannot be played by MP or put into a library. Setting aside streaming for a moment, my question is: how do I get MP to play these video files? Thank you.
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    Streaming Via Blu-Ray Player

    In doing some online research I came across "Sharing Your Media Library with Roxio Streamer." It mentions "8. View files on your big-screen TV. You can also access your media directly on your big-screen TV if you have a PS3, or a TV or DVD player that supports DLNA...." Won't this provide what I'm looking for with my Sony DLNA components? It also mentions "4. Add content to your computer....To add media files to your server, you simply drag and drop them into the appropriate folder from elsewhere on your computer. The files will then be copied without disturbing the originals...." If the original video files cannot act as the server source, it appears that a significant amount of storage will be consumed copying them to the server shared media folder. I have plenty of storage, so this should not be an issue. Thank you.
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    Streaming Via Blu-Ray Player

    I would like to take advantage of the Sony DNLA that exists in my tv and Blu-ray player. Can Media Player 12 be improved so that it matches the capabilities, including file compatibilities, of Roxio Cineplayer? Thank you.
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    Streaming Via Blu-Ray Player

    Since I have Roxio Creator 11, and it easily plays all of my DVDs and video files, is it safe to assume that it acts as a DVD decoder? The same is true with the Power DVD 9. Thank you.
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    Streaming Via Blu-Ray Player

    The video files are from a DVD I copied to the hard drive: Video_TS; Video_TS.BUP; VTS_01_0.BUP; VTS_0_1_2. I think I have a decoder: I have two dvd players, one is a burner. Besides Roxio, the Dell also came with Power DVD. thank you
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    Streaming Via Blu-Ray Player

    Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1 Windows Media Player 12.0.7601.17514
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    Streaming Via Blu-Ray Player

    I converted a movie file to .mp4 and was able to play it with Media Player. I have nearly a hundred movies already converted to video files that are not compatible with Media Player. What do you recommend as an alternative to Media Player? Can Cineplayer be used instead? thank you
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    Streaming Via Blu-Ray Player

    I use Roxio Creator 11, which came with my Dell pc (Windows 7), to convert home movies to video files and then watch them on my pc. Recently I purchased a Sony Blu-Ray disc player with Wi-Fi (model BDP-S390). I successfully use it to stream movies (Netflix) from my computer to watch on my Sony TV (model KDL-46XBR6.) My question: how do I access the movie video files stored on my Dell pc and watch them on my Sony TV, using Roxio Cineplayer, streamed via the Sony Blu-Ray? Sony's instructions are to use the DNLA features, found on both their TV and Blu-Ray player: https://us.en.kb.sony.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/33278/c/65,66/p/47329,47564,70708/ The problem is that this is based on accessing video files in the Windows Media Player library. Media Player for some reason will not play most of the home movies I have converted. The compatible file types are shown at http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-live/movie-maker-file-types-faq Many thanks for any assistance!
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    Conversion Time

    I am working only with family movies, nothing commercial or covered by copyright. I was successful in using Edit Video-Advanced (Videowave)-why don't they just call it Videowave on the Creator 11 front page?-in creating a production. This was from a high school concert DVD (copied to hard drive) where each performance was a separate title. Using transitions I created a project and rendered (from many choices offered) to mpeg4. The mpeg4 video quality was noticeably poorer than the original DVD files. Which format is best in this situation? Why do you use mpeg2 vs mpeg 4? Should I redo the project as mpeg2? thank you
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    Conversion Time

    Above you make a good suggestion "Once on your PC You should go with 2 separate saving methods... DVD Movies will likely be around for some time to come and can later be imported. HQ MPEG files are also pretty well a long term Standard. (for mine I do BOTH!)" What formats do DVD Movies and HQ MPEG refer to? thanks
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    Conversion Time

    I was finally able to covert a video clip (this might actually be called one of the DVD titles) to mpeg4 with Copy and Convert. Updating the software, and switching between Options-Format-Rendering choices, hardware or software, seemed to do the trick. In the Video Copy and Convert Help Center, Adding and Editing Movies, it states "Note: In Convert Video mode, you can only select individual movie titles, not the full DVD with original menus and navigation." In the Roxio Learning Center, "Convert Video For Any Device with Roxio Easy Video Copy and Convert" it states "You can keep adding more video files to this list, of any type, then convert them all at once to one output format. This saves a lot of time." Do these statements refer to different limitations on how many different files shown in the Source window can be converted at once? Or must the individual files be converted one by one? The files in the Source Window seem to arrange themselves in order from longest to shortest time. Is there any way to maintain the original order from the source file? thank you
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