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avip2u
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Registered: ‎03-02-2010
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Does WDTV-Live play "ISO" files ? (not listed in specs)

The video file format specifications for the WDTV Live are posed on their site as:

 

AVI (Xvid, AVC, MPEG1/2/4), MPG/MPEG, VOB, MKV (h.264, x.264, AVC, MPEG1/2/4, VC-1), TS/TP/M2T (MPEG1/2/4, AVC, VC-1), MP4/MOV (MPEG4, h.264), M2TS, WMV9 
ISO seems to be missing ?   Or is it me that's missing something ?
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Wildcat
Posts: 11
Registered: ‎12-25-2009
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Re: Does WDTV-Live play "ISO" files ? (not listed in specs)

Check user Manual, it's listed under Video Container along with .VOB

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avip2u
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Registered: ‎03-02-2010
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Re: Does WDTV-Live play "ISO" files ? (not listed in specs)

I should have mentioned I don't one a WDTV Live yet , and am considering buying, and wanted to be sure before I bought.   So I don't have a user manual and didn't think to download it and read it.  That's a good idea though.

 

Strange they would omit it from the specs ?

 

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rsilver30
Posts: 55
Registered: ‎02-19-2010
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Re: Does WDTV-Live play "ISO" files ? (not listed in specs)

Yes It plays ISO's
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LazaHu
Posts: 12
Registered: ‎12-29-2009
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Re: Does WDTV-Live play "ISO" files ? (not listed in specs)

I guess they originally wanted to support ISO, but then something happened, and removed the traces from the site.They could not remove from the printed material though.

 

One reason could be a technical problem - the chip cannot handle all features well, and locks. For example my unit often locks on some ISO's when FF-ing through some unsupported feature (like multi-angle). When I asked the tech support they suggested to avoid ISO and use some other supported format. :smileyhappy:

 

Another reason could be of legal origin. Perhaps they forgot to buy the ISO licence.

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