I have been trying to get WDTV Live to see files on my PC running WIndows Media Center on Vista Home Premium. I have managed to add DVD’s and various AVI files to the Media Center library, which allows me to see them in the Media Servers shown on WDTV Live.
And, after some diligent searching, I was able to add MKV files to the Media Center library by updating the registry, as shown in this article:
The MKV files now show up in Media Center in Windows, and they open and play (note that I’m using ffdshow tryout for the MKV codec, which is discussed in the article linked above.)
Now I can also see the MKV files in the lists shown on WDTV Live, but when I try to play them on the unit, I get the message that tells me the file is of an “unknown format.”
Apparently Windows Media Center is doing something with the file that makes WDTV Live unable to decode it!
Any ideas on what’s going on here, and how to get around this, the latest roadblock to enjoying this problem-plagued product?
(By the way, WDTV Live plays MKV files through the “Network Share” PC’s just fine. I’d be happy to use that solution, except that the network shares disconnect every 4 to 5 minutes. There’s another topic for that problem, so let’s not go there on this thread. Thanks.)