so direct play is for compatable media, so I would have to convert all my .MKV to .MP4 and it will buffer less right? am I reading that correctly?
No, not at all :neutral: Please read the second document again. E.g.
Media can be Direct Played on a device if the source media is compatible with the client’s playback capabilities, meaning that the source media:
Is stored in a compatible file container
That’s the difference between mkv and mp4 and mkv is fine for Direct Stream. However, much more important are the next points.
Is encoded in a compatible bitrate
Is encoded with compatible codecs
Is a compatible resolution
There are support documents for most supported clients telling you exactly what is supported. However, you also have to configure the clients appropriately, e.g. set the quality options to “Original” or “Maximum”.
Here is for example the document for the PS4. Just use the search function on this page to look for information for other clients.