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Best file format for streaming video from NAS to DLNA device

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Hello everyone,

Anyone with kidos know how pricy it can get when you purchase DVD's only to find them all scratched up or lost within a few days....I have at least 5 Barbie movies missing-in-action....

So, I decided to purchase a NAS (LG N2B1DD2) wih 2TB.  I also purchased a couple of LG BD570 bluray players.

I've been able to stream the movies fine.  I've ripped the DVD's to VOB files and they play great on the LG players (I'm using DVDFAB8; very nice app). There are several questions.

1. When I stream the VOB files there's a few seconds delay as the next chapter loads.  Nothing major; I understand that as one VOB file reaches it's end, the next file gets called up.  Is it possible to have movies streamed just like playing a DVD; no delays between files? Or is there a better file format for streaming movies other than VOB files.  Should I be combining all VOB files from a movie into a single VOB file or is this even possible?

2. I've tried to work with other formats since the LG players do support several.  I've tried to convert the VOB files (or rip DVD's) to MKV, but his process is lengthy using DVDFAB8. When ripping DVD's to VOB files, it usually takes around 30 minutes.  When ripping to MKV, it estimates around 2 hours or more.  Is this normal?  Is converting to MKV worth the wait? Is there a good app for converting files to MKV?  I've also tried to convert VOB files to DivX.  I've tried using DVX Plus converter, but it keeps crashing. Is there a good DivX file converter?  I've yet to try viewing DivX files.  How is the quality?

The LG players support the following video formats:
DivX®/DivX HD, MPEG4 AVC, HP@L4.1, MPEG2, HP@ML, SMPTE VC1, AP@L3, MPEG2, HP@ML, AVCHD, MKV

Like always, I appreciate your expert opinions and suggestions.  Thank you all in advance.
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