Ok just accidentally figured this out, (you can now play mkv even more than 4 GB using XBOX thru WMP latest version )
Play mkv files directly streaming on XBOX ..making your PC kinda like a large USB -- NOT thru Windows Media Centre ( your computer name would come out if you open WMP ..ensure that streaming is allowd on all devices and network in WMP options) nad my PC also has the CCCP codec instaled just FYI..
I was playing NFL HD MOVIE in mkv.on XBOX using PMS (ps3 Media server.. , when i play it on PMS..it would stutter, pause and then continue,..usually i pause it and play it once PMS catcHes up with bitrate,
but NOW.. i can play MKV file EVEN more than 4 GB files on my xbox thru WMP .latest version ,,,but you have to open PMS also at the same time.(and FYI Halli splitter codec and CCCP codec is installed in my PC..maybe that help also)
I usually cannot see the mkv file on my xbox when using wmp and play thru XBOX...BUT WHEN I OPENED PMS...files also came out on my WMP..
First..open PMS..make sure mkv file shows up on list USING XBOX ...then open WMP on your PC also and do not exit PMS ....NOW you can see the MKV file...(if still cannot see,,try playing another MKV file first with PMS usually better with subtitle..(after this once you can see the file using XBOX only..it can play MKV and even more than 4 GB),,
Now the i can watch the NFL game HD without stutter,,only problem now is it is not surround sound...i will try an OPTICAL cable...next week..will update..Cheers
oh sometimes it will say error pc not connected --- .53-?????? ..something like that..just play it again and it will play...Thanks
will try if it would surround if i put optical cable..will update,,,hehe.cheers(coz currently if mp4 5.1 it would play surround and avi...but thru ac3...hmm have not tried this new version if mp4 but aac 6 ch,.,will try later also..hehehe,..but mkv will not surround...i am using hdmi thru amp and to tv..
but if subtitle..
PS3 Media server is the best for watching it (especially with subtitles)... It has a magma version which plays surround 5.1 even using PS3 MS.. plays all mp4..mkv..avi...and surround...but i just used this way directly if mkv and not interested in surround,,hehe..at least you have options right??