Not playing all WMV files


#1

why doesnt  the WDTV Live support all WMV files? Some i can play some I cant? Please edify…


#2

does it recognize divx?


#3

Read the manual. It only plays WMV9.


#4

The WMV files play but I get no sound, can anyone help with this, I have updated to the latest firmware.


#5

use mediainfo to find out what streams are in the videos and post back the info.

http://mediainfo.sourceforge.net/en


#6

General
Complete name                    : [\Ns2\marketing\AMS\Delcam](file://ns2/marketing/AMS/Delcam) TV\WMV Files\Delcam Videos\Technical Partnerships\Mazak.wmv
Format                           : Windows Media
File size                        : 145 MiB
Duration                         : 3mn 3s
Overall bit rate                 : 6 635 Kbps
Maximum Overall bit rate         : 6 620 Kbps
Encoded date                     : UTC 2009-09-14 11:38:06.000
Writing application              : Flip4Mac WMV Export Component for QuickTime (Mac) 2237

Video
ID                               : 2
Format                           : VC-1
Format profile                   : MP
Codec ID                         : WMV3
Codec ID/Info                    : Windows Media Video 9
Codec ID/Hint                    : WMV3
Description of the codec         : Windows Media Video V9 - 1920 x 1080, 25.00 fps, Q=90 (VBR)
Duration                         : 3mn 3s
Bit rate                         : 6 556 Kbps
Width                            : 1 920 pixels
Height                           : 1 080 pixels
Display aspect ratio             : 16:9
Frame rate                       : 25.000 fps
Bit depth                        : 8 bits
Scan type                        : Progressive
Bits/(Pixel*Frame)               : 0.126
Stream size                      : 143 MiB (99%)
Language                         : English (US)

Audio
ID                               : 1
Format                           : WMA
Format version                   : Version 2
Codec ID                         : 161
Codec ID/Info                    : Windows Media Audio
Description of the codec         : Windows Media Audio V9 Standard - 64 kbps, 44 kHz, 16 bit, Stereo (CBR)
Duration                         : 3mn 3s
Bit rate mode                    : Variable
Bit rate                         : 64.0 Kbps
Channel(s)                       : 2 channels
Sampling rate                    : 44.1 KHz
Bit depth                        : 16 bits
Stream size                      : 1.40 MiB (1%)
Language                         : English (US)

NOT WORKING WMV

General
Complete name                    : [\Ns2\marketing\AMS\Delcam](file://%5C%5CNs2%5Cmarketing%5CAMS%5CDelcam) TV\WMV Files\Delcam Videos\Automotive and Motorsport\Delcam Force India 2009.wmv
Format                           : Windows Media
File size                        : 74.2 MiB
Duration                         : 3mn 10s
Overall bit rate                 : 3 260 Kbps
Maximum Overall bit rate         : 8 128 Kbps
Encoded date                     : UTC 1970-01-01 00:00:00.000

Video
ID                               : 1
Format                           : WMV2
Codec ID                         : WMV2
Codec ID/Info                    : Windows Media Video 8
Description of the codec         : wmv2
Duration                         : 3mn 10s
Bit rate                         : 2 994 Kbps
Width                            : 800 pixels
Height                           : 600 pixels
Display aspect ratio             : 4:3
Frame rate                       : 25.000 fps
Bit depth                        : 8 bits
Bits/(Pixel*Frame)               : 0.250
Stream size                      : 68.1 MiB (92%)

Audio
ID                               : 2
Format                           : WMA
Format version                   : Version 2
Codec ID                         : 161
Codec ID/Info                    : Windows Media Audio
Description of the codec         : Windows Media Audio V8
Duration                         : 3mn 10s
Bit rate                         : 128 Kbps
Channel(s)                       : 2 channels
Sampling rate                    : 48.0 KHz
Bit depth                        : 16 bits
Stream size                      : 2.91 MiB (4%)


#7

Like Rich already stated, the WD TV Live only supports WMV9.

Your first (working) file is WMV9, that’s why it works.  :)

The 2nd (non-working) file is WMV8, so it won’t play.  You’ll need to re-encode it to another format (either WMV9 or perhaps to DivX or H264).  Perhaps you can use a free converter like SUPER.  If you’re using a Mac, hopefully someone else can suggest an alternative.


#8

Handbrake does quite well converting WMV2 to H.264/MP3 inside MKV.    That’s what I used to convert my 300+ WMV2 files…


#9

I wasn’t sure if Handbrake could handle WMV files so, if it does, forget about my suggestion to use SUPER (awful website and awful interface, even if it does convert anything).  Plus, there’s a Handbrake build for Mac.  Nice one.  :)