If it is not a References Frame issue, then MediaInfo is simply not showing the difference of the problem area. What more can I show?
There are several threads on the “Revision3” ( http://revision3.com) forums that state that older firmaware in the WDTV Live did NOT have the problem ( http://revision3.com/forum/showthread.php?t=31691) and only when updating to newer firmware, did the problem start. Maybe coincidentally with “Revision3” changing their encoder, but still, we have two moving targets trying to work together.
As for publically posted files, simply go to MediaFly and find any recent Revision 3 HD episode. One of the moderators posted some links of some test files of the show on the “Revision3” forum thread that I’ve gleaned most of my info. So they do see the problem. But they are using standard settings. It’s just finding the setting the best works on WDTV, and trying to get WD to revert to the code that played their files correctly, (and hence would probably played correctly too.)
It is a shame that Patrick Norton of Tekzilla on Revision 3, reviews the WDTV llive unit and now it can’t even play any Revision 3 content from that network.
I’m just saying that the encoder I use, has the same issue. I’m not looking for WD to fix my unmainstream encoder, (heck I can make the required adjustments to the parameters and get great encodes from now on), I’m just looking to:
A. Be able to watch Revision 3 content
B. Fix my hundreds of files that would have played OK on earlier firmware, but now is broken.
C. Hope that WDTV doesn’t break the decoding of what settings I use today.
P.S. Someone did mention that the BETA firmware release (7/14) that has been pulled, DID fix the problem. So I’m hopeful that a firmware release will come out soon!
Yes I can:
A. RE-ENCODE all my files and suffer quality loss or,
B. FInd a way to Re-Mux files to correct a parameter issue or,
C. Wait for WD to release next firmware or,
D. Return unit.
P.P.S. I have a brand new WDTV Live PLUS unit.