Extender Alternative to Playing .WTV Files

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Extender Alternative to Playing .WTV Files


Post by geobrick » Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:41 pm

Now that my Xbox 360-S extender has died (red dot of death), I started to look for alternatives for playing the .wtv files from the WMC PC over the network. I know I'll never be able to find something that will play the DRM protected content but with HBOGo and similar apps I no longer need a solution for a majority of the DRM protected content.

I was able to use the media player app available on my Roku 3 to see and play the .wtv files. The one major drawback being there being no ability to skip, fast forward or rewind (so no way to skip commercials).

Has anyone found a device that can play the non-drm files with the ability to skip or fast forward (or remember where you were in a show if you stop mid-way through)?


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Post by adam1991 » Wed Apr 01, 2020 12:29 am

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Post by Space » Wed Apr 01, 2020 5:11 am

Not sure if it will help you, but VLC plays WTV formats (without having to convert the WTV to another format) and is available for a bunch of platforms. I've only used it on Win7/Win10 and iOS, though, so have no experience with other platforms.


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Post by Dkeyguy1 » Mon Apr 06, 2020 2:32 pm

Got one of these, an HP, in my living room with a dual core and it plays everything from everywhere on my network, next to the Roku.
https://www.newegg.com/dell-optiplex-30 ... klink=true
I bought an HP 6300 on sale a couple weeks ago for $50 free shipping.

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