I think I have a fairly quiet PC by any stretch of the imagination, but its amazing how much clearer everything sounds without the noise of your PC in the background, so I prefer to watch things OFF the PC (using USB media), but sadly it causes problems when it comes to some vids especially from BakaBT. Its mostly caused by container & A/V formats that aren't that widely supported by HDTVs. Sometimes it'll result in a video with no audio (or vice versa), or the audio will slowly get more & more out of sync for the entire video (as if the audio track was stretched slightly by the TV), and other things. What I always do to try & fix this is just extract the A/V streams from the MKV and remerge them into an MP4 (my TV is great with MP4 but only "okay" with MKV) and it usually works fine but not always.
Right now the problem vid is 'Doomed Megalopolis'. On my LG HDTV, part 1 plays fine and I can even select each dub. However, part 2 is a different story... I can't choose Eng audio, and I can't even enable subs. Okay, so I did the normal thing and took what I needed from the MKV. Sadly this took the audio atleast 5 secs out of sync from the start, EVEN on PC. Some BakaBT videos work fine straight away on a TV, but many of them don't. I really don't want to convert them because the of the quality loss of trascoding. I'm know I'm not the only one who prefers watching vids without having the PC on, so I could really use some help from a video guru! Hopefully I'm not SOL...
Part 1 A/V: Video= H264/Mpeg-4/AVC1 part 10 (plays fine).... Audio= Vorbis/MP4a/AAC (plays fine)
Part 2 A/V: EVERYTHING is exactly the same but I can't switch to the ENG audio stream. Outside the container, audio is 5-10 secs out.
HDTV: LG-32CS460 (plays most vids fine, except from BakaBT... sad days,