I am having issues streaming MKV videos to any device (wired/wireless). I was previously using an e3000 and a USB external HDD (connected to router via USB) to stream movies and pictures to various devices. Unfortunately, using the MKV video format, all my movies constantly stutterlike they want to keep buffereing or something. However, connecting the HDD (via USB) directly to my PC, laptop, or TV the same videos play finewhich should rule out the HDD as a problem. Therefore, I was under the impression that maybe the router was the problem. I have since upgraded my router to the e4200v1 (Toastman 1.28.0495.1 VLAN RT N NOCAT) and I am now experiencing the same thing. I still am unable to stream MKV video files to my devices without a constant stutter (plays for three to 10 seconds and then pauses for one to five seconds). I have created M2TS files of the exact same videos and these files seem to play just fine. Is there something that I may be missing? Why am I having issues with the MKV files and not M2TS?
Also, if there are any videophiles out there; will i notice a difference between these two formats? I was under the impression that it is better to use MKV but I don't really know. Plus I am down-converting all the audio to AC3/5.1 for compatibility.