I know that there are a few streaming channels, RoConnect, Roksbox and more. I know there is a limitation on Roku also that the player will only stream .mp4/.m4v files.
Does anyone know if Roku is looking at being able to stream a more current better encoded video file like .mkv ? I know the .mkv can be played over the USB channel and on RoksBox USB but there are a few Roku competitors out there that will play any video file you throw at it.
I have a video collection that I created of my own DVD's and BR disks that I have formatted as .mkv file which is more common these days and I do not feel like spending 6 months converting these to a far less quality encoding just to play them over the Roku player.
I hope they employ descent developers that keep up with the times so in the future when .mkv file are "phased out" they can send out an update with the newest format and encoding in a descent time frame.
I made the mistake of chatting with technical support on Roku and was pretty mush closed out of the live chat by the representative because they could not answer my questions. I really like the Roku box but with the limitations ofthe video formats and encoding, I may have to put my 2 Roku's on craigslist and purchase a competitors product.