MAX Bitrate/Mbps for a encoded file for a WDTVLiveHub

Ive got a Hauppauge box that I can STREAM (via y/pb/pr from my Directv dvr into (co DRM on component)…

I record the video at 1920x1080 and 11Mbp/s, the PC is fast enough to record the video ffrom the haupauge pvr to the PC (99.9%) sure…

And occasionally im getting some blocky-ness while playing back the file on my wdtvlivehub.

The fileformat im using is MP4.

does anyone know the MAX Bitrate that the wdtvlive can handle playing back ?

thanks in advance

User Manual says :

  1. MPEG-2 Max (MP@HL 1920x1080ip30 or 1280x720p60), bit rate (SD:20, HD:40).
  2. MPEG4.2 Max (ASP@L5 1920x1080p30 or 1280x720p60), bit rate (SD:20, HD:40).
  3. EG-4.10 (H.264) Max (BP@L3.0 720x480p30 or 720x576p25, MP
    @L4.1 and HP@L4.1 1920×1080p30 or 1280x720p60), bit rate (SD:20,

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p.s. i will request a moderator to move this post to the WDTV Live Hub forum

Is that 20 and 40 at the end of the line (below) the Mbps ?

—> 2. MPEG4.2 Max (ASP@L5 1920x1080p30 or 1280x720p60), bit rate (SD:20, HD:40). <-----

cause 20mbps for SDTV and 40 for HDTV seem way super high (uncompressed digital unmodified files ?)

My Hauppage HD PVR2 1512 (which is the newest) will record at like 14MBPS for 1920x1080 60 fps… ?

So If I can give the WDTVLIVEHUB Box a 14 MBPS 60fps 1920x1080 it should be able to do it without choking up its processor ?

Transam98 wrote: So If I can give the WDTVLIVEHUB Box a 14 MBPS 60fps 1920x1080 it should be able to do it without choking up its processor ?


looking the above supported specs … 1920x1080 60fps is not in the list as ‘supported’ which may account for the occasional blocky-ness

I cant change teh 60fps, I wonder if that is or means a thing of interlaced or non interlaced or whatever, not sure. Thanks for the help :slight_smile: So it should be able to handle the recording I guess (MBps wise) just not sure on the 60fps thnks… thanks again :slight_smile:

It could be – you’d have to look at detailed media data to know.

The WD box can handle 60i (60 interlaced FIELDS per second) just fine; just not necessarily 60p (60 progressive FRAMES per second.)

ID : 1 (0x1)
Complete name : D:\Video\201412\2014-12-20_161204.m2ts
Format : BDAV
Format/Info : Blu-ray Video
File size : 98.8 MiB
Duration : 33s 414ms
Overall bit rate mode : Variable
Overall bit rate : 24.8 Mbps
Maximum Overall bit rate : 28.0 Mbps

ID : 4113 (0x1011)
Menu ID : 1 (0x1)
Format : AVC
Format/Info : Advanced Video Codec
Format profile : High@L4.2
Format settings, CABAC : Yes
Format settings, ReFrames : 4 frames
Format settings, GOP : M=3, N=30
Codec ID : 27
Duration : 33s 0ms
Bit rate mode : Variable
Bit rate : 23.4 Mbps
Maximum bit rate : 26.0 Mbps
Width : 1 920 pixels
Height : 1 080 pixels
Display aspect ratio : 16:9
Frame rate : 59.940 fps
Color space : YUV
Chroma subsampling : 4:2:0
Bit depth : 8 bits
Scan type : Progressive
Bits/(Pixel*Frame) : 0.189
Stream size : 92.2 MiB (93%)

ID : 4352 (0x1100)
Menu ID : 1 (0x1)
Format : AC-3
Format/Info : Audio Coding 3
Mode extension : CM (complete main)
Format settings, Endianness : Big
Codec ID : 129
Duration : 33s 56ms
Bit rate mode : Constant
Bit rate : 384 Kbps
Channel(s) : 6 channels
Channel positions : Front: L C R, Side: L R, LFE
Sampling rate : 48.0 KHz
Bit depth : 16 bits
Compression mode : Lossy
Delay relative to video : -34ms
Stream size : 1.51 MiB (2%)

ID : 4608 (0x1200)
Menu ID : 1 (0x1)
Format : PGS
Codec ID : 144
Duration : 32s 468ms
Delay relative to video : -34ms

I use a Panasonic camcorder for my home movies. It records at 1920x1080 @60fps in its top video mode. I can play these videos flawlessly on my WDTV Live Hub from the internal hard drive. MediaInfo :