mrp04, on 18 February 2013 - 04:27, said:
I have found that on the fly conversion just never works very well.
Honestly the best and easiest thing for you to do is to buy one of those Android HDMI dongles which can be had for around $50 lately. They'll play 1080p MKV files with subtitles, are the size of a large flash drive, and have WiFi.
I half agree, after years of using my xbox as a media extender, I finally gave up on it, it's just not very good at it, as for the Android based media players, I tried a few and found those lacking
Your best bet is an actual media player, right now I use an AIOS(Linux based), which is alright, it'll play anything you throw at it, but I find the interface clunky, there are a few other custom firmwares out there
xtreamer being one, but it too has it's own problems.
I like to tinker and customize things, so I think my next project would be to use either a Raspberry Pi or a Zotac zbox and set it up as a media player, if you do also that is a possibility for you
But otherwise, I think your best bet is to get an actual media player, ........ Or you could use handbrake to hardcode the subs into the video streams, but really, who wants to do that.(maybe you).