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)
? MKV (h.264, x.264, AVC, MPEG1/2/4)
? TS/TP/M2T (MPEG1/2/4, AVC, VC-1)
? MP4/MOV (MPEG4, h.264)
? 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.