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Alex_WD
Posts: 8
Registered: ‎01-12-2010
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AVI files from DV not playing

I purchased WD TV HD Live (WDBAAN0000NBK-NESN) a week ago and I wasn't able to play any AVI file transferred from a DV (via firewire).  My media player is connected to a wireless network (USB adaptor) and has the latest 1.01.17 firmware update (after purchase it uploaded the previous firmware,  I believe 1.01.11).

The same thing with MOV files. All these types play fine on Windows Media Player or QuickTime.

Since all my home movies are AVI this is important (to know if this WD player is useless or not).

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Keithb
Posts: 90
Registered: ‎12-16-2009

Re: AVI files from DV not playing

I assume the files are on your pc (transferred via firewire from your dvc).

Copy a file to a flash drive, plug into the WD and try playing it.

 

Do other video files play across the network ?

What reports do you get ?

 

WDTV Live with pre-release 1.02.21 firmware, networked to Windows Vista and XP PC's, Cape Town.
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Alex_WD
Posts: 8
Registered: ‎01-12-2010

Re: AVI files from DV not playing

Done that. Copied AVI and MOV (made with a camera) onto a USB flash drive, connected the drive to WD TV Live and the same result: format not supported. Other files (such as JPG and MPG) are playing fine over the wifi.

It's very dissapointing if AVI DV format is not supported!!!!

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Keithb
Posts: 90
Registered: ‎12-16-2009

Re: AVI files from DV not playing

See this post http://community.wdc.com/t5/WD-TV-Live/DV-AVI-Request/m-p/2303

 

WDTV Live with pre-release 1.02.21 firmware, networked to Windows Vista and XP PC's, Cape Town.
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richUK
Posts: 6,733
Registered: ‎12-09-2009

Re: AVI files from DV not playing

DV AVI not supported by WDTV Live however MOV should be.

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Alex_WD
Posts: 8
Registered: ‎01-12-2010

Re: AVI files from DV not playing

AVI files with DV AVI codec are not supported. Nor are most of the MOV codecs. For AVI only Xvid, AVC, MPEG1/2/4 codecs are supported.

WD may, at one point, in a very distant future, add the support for these popular codecs.

Considering their response time and reaction speed, this is something next generations may enjoy.

I will consider this issue closed, since I've discovered other "inconveniencis" other users complained about: audio-video desynchronization for MKV, download freezing, etc.

We'll deal with these as they come (I can feel already MKV issues)

 

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tsthst
Posts: 9
Registered: ‎01-21-2010

Re: AVI files from DV not playing

How can you mark this as solved, when the problem has obviously not been solved yet!

I still see this as an error that you cannot play the most common used format for home video recordings. So change status back to unsolved!

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WendyM
Posts: 140
Registered: ‎11-30-2009

Re: AVI files from DV not playing

Thread authors are allowed to chose the post that best answers their post as a solution. It doesn't necessarily mean they solved the issue, in some cases the "Accepted Solution" may be that there is no solution. :smileyhappy:


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8ball2001
Posts: 49
Registered: ‎12-25-2009
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Re: AVI files from DV not playing

Currently neither AVI DV nor MOV based on the DV codec are supported by your WD Live, they are not internally supported by the chipset either - I don't think it is much of a problem since most people transfer their DV into DVD anyway - With a good enough encoder you can get excellent results, I know I do.  Adding new codecs can be costly for WD.  I think it would be better to spend the money on further enhancements and new features as a priority, and given the fact you can convert your DV footage to a supported format while retaining the quality, I don't think should be a priority.

 

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gachbash
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎01-30-2010

Re: AVI files from DV not playing

Just bought one and was shocked to discover that the WD TV can not read DV codec neither  all soft codecs of AVI files from the old good time.  same problem with many VOB  and  MOV files.

The WD is very slow to aquire the contents of the hard disk.

I guess FLV files are not supported (did not try it)

Big deception.

I will decide this week if to replace it with xtreamer.

 

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