Why did both HD versions lack DVD menu support?
Hello and welcome to the forum.
The WD TV Mini uses a completely different chipset to the WD TV HD models.
I’m guessing there was pre-existing support for menus with that chipset whilst WD is having to create the menu system itself for the newer chipset.
DVD Menu / Navigation is definitely something they are looking into implementing on the newer models, although whether it’s full menu support or just chapter navigation remains to be seen.
As a heads-up, are you aware that you can skip ahead in 10 minute jumps using the remote? Whilst FF-ing, press the Next button. To step back 10 minutes, whilst RW-ing press Prev.
To get VOB files to play sequentially, I believe you need to place them in a VIDEO_TS folder. Select the folder and press play rather than navigating into the folder.
From the Western Digital Knowledge Base:
When trying to play a group of VOB files, there is a lag between the files and difficulties rewinding to locations in different VOB files. The WD TV Live HD Media Player may also show the length of the individual VOB file instead of the length of the movie.
Many encoding programs will put VOB’s in a VIDEO_TS folder. The WDTV Live requires these VOB files to be in a VIDEO_TS folder to play correctly. If the files are located in a folder with a different name this behavior will occur.
This issue is solved by simply placing the files into a properly named folder. Follow the instructions below if you need assistance doing this.
- Connect your storage device to a computer
- Navigate to the folder (using My Computer / Computer on a PC or Finder on MacOSX) that contains the video VOB files
- Create a folder in this directory called VIDEO_TS
- Copy the VOB files to the VIDEO_TS folder
From the ‘Did You Know? Quick WD TV Tips’
Play multiple files in a row
Instead of pressing the Enter button while a file is selected, you can press the Play button to play all of the files in the current folder sequentially, beginning with the currently selected file.
Hope that helps!