In addition, make sure you have the "Home Applications" enabled under the Music, Photos & More Menu [very bottom].That's what it should be.
Note that HME/VLC would appear in the Music, Photos & More menu, not in Now Playing.
wmcbrine, it's all good. It certainly isn't a pressing matter... but honestly I'd like any home app to stream subtitles to my Tivo without having to re-encode the video with static subtitles... Like a subtitle "option" just like Closed Captioning is today...wmcbrine said:... phdeez: I don't want you to think I'm ignoring you, but I didn't want to answer before I'd researched it... which I still haven't. I know that VLC can display subtitles. I assume it will embed them in the transcoded video, but I'm not sure. It's also possible to display them via HME, but I'd have to study the formats, etc. I think it would be worthwhile, but as a longer-term project.
I will agree with what goodtrips said about audio quality. Comparing pytivo and HME/VLC for just a sample file on my system I find the audio is much different- with the advantage clearly going to pytivo when re-encoding is necessary... maybe the difference is between the encoders...goodtrips said:wmcbrine, I wanted to get your thoughts on audio quality.
I've noticed on many different formats, .mpg, .mp4, etc that the audio quality with VLC streamer is significantly lower quality than TivoStreamer, pyTivo, etc. To my untrained ear, it almost sounds like the difference between 22khz to a 44khz file.
Could it be a setting in VLC causing it? Probably...