Kodak zi8 -- will hd files play? video: H.264 (MOV), AAC LC


#1

Does anyone know if the 1080p videos from the Kodak zi8 camcorder will play on the WD Live?  The file format on their spec sheet says it records in:

video: H.264 (MOV), AAC LC


#2

I own both products (WDTV Live & Kodak Zi8), and am happy to tell you the videos play great.  Right off the camera and without any conversion.  Even on the highest video setting on the video camera.


#3

I also own the Kodak Zi8 and the WD Live and also WD My Book World II. When I trasfer my video files recorded at 720p60fps [MOV(h.264)]  from the Kodak Zi8 to my storage server WD My Book, the WD Live can see the files and play them initially with sound. But then after a couple of seconds, it plays real slow and then there’s no audio.  Do you guys get this? I am surprised that you say your files can play.


#4

Yep; mine play fine; even the 1080 ones.


#5

More info:   

If you’re seeing that issue of it slowing down and audio going away, you’ve probably got a Bandwidth problem.

I recorded about 15 minutes of my daughter’s soccer game today in 1080p.   I could play them fine on my WIRED ethernet WDTV.   They exhibited the slow-down trying to use Wireless-G.   The bandwidth required is just too high for my wireless.  Looking at the Properties Tab of the Explorer, it shows it needs about 20 Megabit/sec bandwidth, which G isn’t really cut out for in a lot of cases…