I wasn't sure whether this question belonged in the Drobo section or the Roku section. Mods, please feel free to move the topic as you see fit.
Simply put, how will the Drobo 5N play with the Roku 3?
Most of my media files are h.264 (or is it x264?) wrapped in a .mkv container. I wasn't able to find out whether the Roku 3 can natively handle this or needs transcoding.
Also, I've been told before that adding subtitles requires transcoding. However, I've also seen reports that the Roku 3 can handle subtitles without transcoding. Which of these is true?
I'm wondering all of these because I want to buy both devices but currently own neither. I wanted to make sure that the Drobo 5N and the Roku 3 will be a good fit with the media I have, with my style of usage:
- I use subtitles fairly often
- most of my media is 720p or 1080p h.264|x264 inside a .mkv container
- I don't have surround sound, so stereo sound is good enough for me
- The Drobo will only serve clients within the LAN. I'll have a second PMS that runs on a Mac Mini that will serve external clients.
I hope that my question has enough information to merit a detailed answer. Thanks everyone!