I bought the WDTV live with the hope that I could mount it behind my LCD TV in the bedroom and be able to access my Tivo recordings (many of which are high def). Unfortunately I keep running into walls. Here they are in order:
Inability to see shares on my Windows 7 PC that will store all my media (including .TIVO files). I got through this problem.
Inability to play .TiVo files directly from the Windows 7 share. I got around this by building my own version of tivodecode.exe, which will basically convert the .TiVo file into an MPG and copying it to my share.
When I try to play the new MPG files I don’t get audio. I’ve seen many people with this problem as well. My best guess right now is that the audio format differs from pre-show commercials and the switch to an AC3 surround sound format confuses the WD TV live. I can get around this by converting the MPG into a different format. This is a long process.
Ultimately, all this is causing me to have to spend *way* more time than I originally had hoped. If there’s some chance that WD TV live could directly support .TiVo files, that would be GREAT. Alternativey supporting the resulting MPG from tivodecode.exe would be second-best. Having to transcode to a different format altogether is just too much hassle.
Any suggestions from anybody?