m2ts file not recognized in WD Live

Hi all,

I created a movie in Power Director 9 and outputted the 1080 movie as an m2ts file.  It plays fine in Windows Media Player but when I open my shared folder to watch it through WD Live, it doesn’t even show up in the folder.  I thought m2ts files were supported.  What am I missing?

Thanks for any help,


Post the media info, just because the extension is m2ts doesn’t mean that it’s automatically supported for playback, there are more parameters like the internal codec and the framerate.

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General ID : 0 (0x0) Complete name : C:\Users\Public\Videos\Tims shared videos\ana2 …final.m2ts Format : MPEG-TS File size : 21.6 GiB Duration : 2h 18mn Overall bit rate mode : Variable Overall bit rate : 22.3 Mbps Maximum Overall bit rate : 40.0 Mbps Video ID : 4113 (0x1011) Menu ID : 1 (0x1) Format : AVC Format/Info : Advanced Video Codec Format profile : Main@L4.1 Format settings, CABAC : Yes Format settings, ReFrames : 2 frames Format settings, GOP : M=3, N=13 Codec ID : 27 Duration : 2h 18mn Bit rate mode : Variable Bit rate : 20.9 Mbps Maximum bit rate : 23.0 Mbps Width : 1 920 pixels Height : 1 080 pixels Display aspect ratio : 16:9 Frame rate : 29.970 fps Color space : YUV Chroma subsampling : 4:2:0 Bit depth : 8 bits Scan type : Interlaced Scan order : Top Field First Bits/(Pixel*Frame) : 0.336 Stream size : 20.1 GiB (93%) Audio ID : 4352 (0x1100) Menu ID : 1 (0x1) Format : AC-3 Format/Info : Audio Coding 3 Mode extension : CM (complete main) Codec ID : 129 Duration : 2h 18mn Bit rate mode : Constant Bit rate : 384 Kbps Channel(s) : 2 channels Channel positions : Front: L R Sampling rate : 48.0 KHz Bit depth : 16 bits Compression mode : Lossy Delay relative to video : 15ms Stream size : 380 MiB (2%)

^Thats the info from the file  Thanks for any help that can be offered.


That output is REALLY hard to read, but I struggled through it.

First, a few questions:

   1:  You have a LIVE PLUS or LIVE, right?   Not a Live Hub?

   2:  Even if a file’s contents are NOT supported, if the EXTENSION is recognized, it will be listed.

So the fact that it’s unlisted implies to me that the WD is not even finding the file.   

I appreciate the effort.  Its a Live Plus.

And you’re using NETWORK SHARES, not MEDIA SERVERS function on the WD?