There seems to be quite a few of us who want to used a Kindle Fire as a player for local content hosted on a media server running either Windows 7 or Windows Home Server.
Windows 7's built in media sharing will automatically transcode streaming content to DLNA devices if the supported media types don't exist on the player.
Skifta acts as a DMC (Digital Media Controller), so it simply passes media on to any registered player. This prevents Win7 from performing the auto-transcode, since a DMC doesn't report the rendering capabilities of the player.
WANTED: DMP (Digital Media Player) mode for Skifta running on a stock Android/Kindle Fire tablet which properly reports the Fire's rendering format capabilities to Win/7. This will allow Win/7 to trancode Android-unsupported formats/codecs/etc so that those of us with existing Windows media servers and LARGE media libraries can use the Fire as a display device without having to go through and re-code all of our existing media.