I was considering a WD TV for playing the video files from my camara, but it’s not clear fromt the specifications if the format is supported. The website for my camera lists the file format as “MOV [H.264 + Linear PCM (stereo)]” and Media Player Classic gives the following details:
General Format : MPEG-4 Format profile : QuickTime Codec ID : qt Overall bit rate : 24.7 Mbps Video ID : 1 Format : AVC Format/Info : Advanced Video Codec Format profile : Baseline@L4.1 Format settings, CABAC : No Format settings, ReFrames : 1 frame Codec ID : avc1 Codec ID/Info : Advanced Video Coding Duration : 1mn 2s Bit rate mode : Variable Bit rate : 23.2 Mbps Width : 1920 pixels Height : 1080 pixels Display aspect ratio : 16:9 Frame rate mode : Constant Frame rate : 29.970 fps Color space : YUV Chroma subsampling : 4:2:0 Bit depth : 8 bits Scan type : Progressive Bits/(Pixel*Frame) : 0.838 Stream size : 173 MiB (94%) Language : English Encoded date : UTC 2011-03-09 04:34:14 Tagged date : UTC 2011-03-09 04:34:14 Color primaries : BT.709-5, BT.1361, IEC 61966-2-4, SMPTE RP177 Transfer characteristics : BT.709-5, BT.1361 Matrix coefficients : BT.601-6 525, BT.1358 525, BT.1700 NTSC, SMPTE 170M Audio ID : 2 Format : PCM Format settings, Endianness : Little Format settings, Sign : Signed Codec ID : sowt Duration : 1mn 2s Bit rate mode : Constant Bit rate : 1 536 Kbps Channel(s) : 2 channels Sampling rate : 48.0 KHz Bit depth : 16 bits Stream size : 11.5 MiB (6%) Language : English
As you can see the video is 1920x1080p30 at approximately 24Mbps. The specifications for the WD TVfor the L4.1 profile seem to indicate it can only play back 1920x1080p24, 1920x1080i30, so it seems the WD TV may be unable to play the files smoothly.
H.264 MP@L4.1 and HP@4.1 up to 1920x1080p24, 1920x1080i30, or 1280x720p60 resolution.
It seems odd that such a common resolution and format is not supported by the WD TV, and I’m wondering if I’m misinterpreting the specs.
Could anybody tell me if the WD TV could play back the video from my camera?
Thanks for your help.