Experience with codec AVCHD 1920x1080/ 50p?


has anyone experience with the codec AVCHD 1920x1080/ 50p?

I want to by the WD TV Live Hub and me and the phone supporter from WD are not sure,

if the speed of processor is enough to work with 1920x1080/ 50p.

The normal (old standard) of AVCHD 1920x1080/ 24p is according to technical details not a problem.

This model WD TV Live Hub was establish in 2010, it is not the newest device.

An actual model is not offered from WD.

Thanks for answers.

Best Regards

1920x1080 / 50p Works Fine.

AVCHD 1920x1080 / 50p Works Fine.  ??


According to the Official Specs… it’s not

MPEG2 MP@HL up to 1920x1080p24, 1920x1080i30 or 1280x720p60 resolution.
MPEG4.2 ASP@L5 up to 1280x720p30 resolution and no support for global motion compensation.
WMV9/VC-1 MP@HL up to 1280x720p60 or 1920x1080p24 resolution. VC-1 AP@L3 up to 1920x1080i30, 1920x1080p24 or 1280x720p60 resolution.
H.264 BP@L3 up to 720x480p30 or 720x576p25 resolution.
H.264 MP@L4.1 and HP@4.1 up to 1920x1080p24, 1920x1080i30, or 1280x720p60 resolution.


As with many other aspects,

“Works” versus “is supported” are two different things.

While I can’t verify that AVCHD 50p works at all, if it does, that’s good.   But WD won’t support it if it doesn’t.

Same thing with the TS files my Kodak Zi8 creates.   WD doesn’t support the format, but the WD’s have no problems playing them.

Yep Tony,

Fair enough statement, 

but for someone considering a purchase … spending $$$$ on a device on the basis of what someone claimed “Works Fine” with no Proof (ie. Mediainfo data, sample file for existing owners to test and confirm)

The “Official Supported Specs”  are a good guidline for consumers to decide if the device will suit there needs and will not be money down the drain if it does not do, what they want it to do.

Sure, your Kodak Zi8 file might play fine now, but a future Firmware Update might put a end to that (kinda like the alpha channel png debacle)  which… was not supported… but  did work … and now, does not on new firmware.

JoeySmyth wrote:


Sure, your Kodak Zi8 file might play fine now, but a future Firmware Update might put a end to that …

Yes, indeedy!

Thanks for your answers.

I have bought the Player and I can say, the modus 1920x1080 50p works well without judders

but it depends on the shoot/motive.

The cams from Panasonic and Sony have this modus, it`s the best

quality option beside the normal modus 1920x1080 24p.

It works well, if you use the zoom and the movement of cam smoothie and the motion of motive is minimal.

If you use a wide range of zoom, moves the cam fast or is the motive in fast motion, you have  judders (very short but constantly) in replay.

Best Regards


I have Panasonic cam HDC-TM 900 ,and all videos done in 1080p 60 frames, in original .m2ts format play smooth and no judders.The only catch is you have to use the older firmware 3.00.28 or 3.01.19. All the versions after that will cause problems you stated.