A few movies not playing back smooth (jittery)

I just noticed that I posted the message below in the wrong forum (wester digital product naming scheme had me confused). Anyway, I wanted to repost this in the correct forum. Sorry for this previous miscatgorized post!

I saw this in another thread, but the system wouldn’t let me reply to it.

First, I just bought the WD TV Live SMP last week. I’m playing movies from an attached external Western Digital 2TB USB drive. I’ve ripped the Monsters, Inc DVD using DVDFab (as I have with about 150 movies so far). I rip the DVD to ISO (only the movie, subtitles, and audio).

For some reason, the Monsters, Inc is jittery when I play it back on the WD TV Live SMP. I’ve tried reripping it using DVDFab - same issue.

Here are some things I’ve tried:

I’ve ripped it using MakeMKV and it plays fine.

I’ve taken the original ISO rip (the one that plays jittery) and ran it through Handbrake to make an MKV and it plays fine (also reduced the file size from about 4 gigs to 1.5 gigs - I wonder how much quality loss).

I’ve also ripped the DVD (using DVDFab) straight to MKV and it plays fine.

It seems this movie has a problem playing correctly when It’s ripped to ISO. Doesn’t make any sense to me. I’ve ripped about 150 movies using the same program (DVDFab), ripping to the same ISO format, etc… and they don’t have issues playing back.

I’ve tried some other solutions that have been suggested to no avail (turning off media share, tried different hard drive, changing video ouput mode, using paperclip to reset the WD TV Live unit, etc…)

By the way, I’m using the latest firmware.

Actually, I have this problem with another move too - Winnie the Pooh adventures

Anyone have any answers or other suggestions? Do you have an issue with this movie or others? I’m at wit’s end!!!


I’ve discovered that when I go into the video settings and set “dvd menu” to off, the jitter stops, but then the movies are squished and streched.

Any ideas?