I always encode video with a MPEG4 Part 2 codec (XVID, DIVX5…) but the
result is always unpredictable even though the manual states that I’m right.
Someone from the support told me that for MKV and MP4 multiple audio
and subtitles should be in another file.
This is partially wrong and, from a conceptual point of view, totally wrong.
Partially, because vobsub (not SRT) are recognized by the mini even if
embedded in mkv (I made few tests with mp4) whilst for audio there is no
Totally because, IMHO, if a player support MKV, MP4 and AVI the only formats
supposed to have multiple audio and subtitles embedded are the first two,
as the AVI standard format (without extensions) is not supposed to have
multiple audio and subtitle. But, incredibly, this player has no problem at
all in reading avi with multiple audio and with subtitles (!!!).
You can’t say that mkv or mp4 are supported if multiple audio is not! It’s
part of the standard (MPEG4 part 14, if I’m right)
It would be nice to have some sample of working mp4 and mkv that WD engineers
uses for their tests. The excuse “we cannot provide you samples because of the copyright”
is pathetic: few seconds do not violate any copyright.
Sorry for this long post but, although I like messing with stuff, I don’t like to have things
not working as stated. I paid for this decoder. If I wanted an AVI and a "more-or-less-
mkv-mp4-working-player" I’d have chosen a less expensive “only AVI” player.
If anyone can suggest a predictable way to produce mkv and mp4 readable by this