AVI files from digital camera won't play on my WD tv Live

I’ve put films from my digital camera via windows on my harddisk. The format is AVI. However they won’t play on my WD tv live. The specs of the AVI file are:

Complete name                    : J:\Films\Geïmporteerde DV bandjes\2007 oa vakantie mei Frankrijk\2007 oa vakantie mei Frankrijk 2013_01_07_20_41_25.avi

Format                           : AVI

Format/Info                      : Audio Video Interleave

Format profile                   : OpenDML

File size                        : 12.6 GiB

Duration                         : 1h 2mn

Overall bit rate                 : 28.9 Mbps

Recorded date                    : 2007-05-12 07:23:12

Video

ID                               : 0

Format                           : Digital Video

Duration                         : 1h 2mn

Bit rate mode                    : Constant

Bit rate                         : 24.4 Mbps

Width                            : 720 pixels

Height                           : 576 pixels

Display aspect ratio             : 4:3

Frame rate mode                  : Constant

Frame rate                       : 25.000 fps

Standard                         : PAL

Resolution                       : 8 bits

Colorimetry                      : 4:2:0

Scan type                        : Interlaced

Bits/(Pixel*Frame)               : 2.357

Stream size                      : 12.5 GiB (100%)

Encoding settings                : ae mode=full automatic / wb mode=automatic / white balance= / fcm=manual focus

Audio #1

ID                               : 0-0

Format                           : PCM

Muxing mode                      : DV

Muxing mode, more info           : Muxed in Video #1

Duration                         : 1h 2mn

Bit rate mode                    : Constant

Bit rate                         : 768 Kbps

Channel(s)                       : 2 channels

Sampling rate                    : 32.0 KHz

Resolution                       : 12 bits

Stream size                      : 0.00 Byte (0%)

Audio #2

ID                               : 0-1

Format                           : PCM

Muxing mode                      : DV

Muxing mode, more info           : Muxed in Video #1

Duration                         : 1h 2mn

Bit rate mode                    : Constant

Bit rate                         : 768 Kbps

Channel(s)                       : 2 channels

Sampling rate                    : 32.0 KHz

Resolution                       : 12 bits

Stream size                      : 0.00 Byte (0%)

Correct.   The “codec” in use is DV which is not supported by any media player I’m aware of…

Hi Tony,

(I’m signed in as Boossie now, because I couldn’t sign in as Molby anymore)

This avi will play on my Windows Media Player on my laptop, but not on the WD. The file extensoin is AVI. Most AVI files will play on my WD, but not the ones who I’ve imported on the laptop via Windows from the digital camera. Do you know a sollution? Is there any convertor or something?

“AVI” is a “Container” (Inside the Container are the “Codecs”)

Any “Convertors” ? … try Google, heaps out there.

My favourite site for many years for video software is VideoHelp.com  (click)

Look for something “Free” and read user reviews.

And to which format should I convert to make sure I can play the movies on the WD?

@bossie

And to which format should I convert to make sure I can play the movies on the WD?

Answer: (everyone has their own opinion … so my best answer is)

A “supported format” as described in the User Manual .

Yes “Avi” is Supported … but your Camera’s creating a Format Profile: “Open DML” which is not supported.

Supported Formats.jpg


Actually its more to do with this:

Format : Digital Video

@richUK

Actually its more to do with this:

Format : Digital Video

 

Not necessarily,  here’s “2” examples of the “Format” displaying “A Compatible Format

 

Format  :xvid

http://community.wdc.com/t5/WD-TV-Mini/Trouble-playing-avi-files/m-p/58368

Format  :MPEG-4 Visual

http://forum.wdlxtv.com/viewtopic.php?f=&t=2749

 

 

In both cases, it’s the Format profile : OpenDML which is the cause of in-compatibility with WD Players.

 

 

Joey, though that might be true, it’s moot.

The WD won’t play DV encoded video regardless of what container it’s in.