Trouble with some MP$ and MKV's

I’ve been using mine for about the last five years, streaming MKV’s, AVI’s and MP4’s without any issues but recently some of those formats it just won’t play and says it’s unsupported. I never had this problem before, any reasons why this is happening all of a sudden?

Are they the same files that used to play or new ones?

All of these are containers that an hold lots of different codecs some of which may not be supported by the WDTV.

How can I tell what codec it is so I can compare it to working ones?

pstoric wrote:

How can I tell what codec it is so I can compare it to working ones?

http://mediaarea.net/en/MediaInfo

mediainfo (free) 

untick the boxes if you don’t want the extras.

I jsut used MediaINfo to compare one of the mp4’s that doesn’t work to a working one and its the same codec “AVC1”

What about some of the other settings - like bit rate, etc?  Are they all the same too?

FYI,View -> Text in Mediainfo allows you to mark the entire text and paste it here rather than a picture with half of the entries.

I’ll psot the full text later, thanks.

General
Complete name : C:\Movies\Mud.2012.1080p.BluRay.x264mp4
Format : MPEG-4
Format profile : Base Media
Codec ID : isom
File size : 1.95 GiB
Duration : 2h 10mn
Overall bit rate mode : Variable
Overall bit rate : 2 141 Kbps
Encoded date : UTC 2013-07-24 06:26:49
Tagged date : UTC 2013-07-24 06:26:49

Video
ID : 1
Format : AVC
Format/Info : Advanced Video Codec
Format profile : High@L4.1
Format settings, CABAC : Yes
Format settings, ReFrames : 5 frames
Codec ID : avc1
Codec ID/Info : Advanced Video Coding
Duration : 2h 10mn
Bit rate : 2 043 Kbps
Maximum bit rate : 14.9 Mbps
Width : 1 920 pixels
Height : 816 pixels
Display aspect ratio : 2.35:1
Frame rate mode : Constant
Frame rate : 23.976 fps
Color space : YUV
Chroma subsampling : 4:2:0
Bit depth : 8 bits
Scan type : Progressive
Bits/(Pixel*Frame) : 0.054
Stream size : 1.86 GiB (95%)
Writing library : x264 core 132 r2 76a5c3a
Encoding settings : cabac=1 / ref=5 / deblock=1:-1:-1 / analyse=0x3:0x133 / me=umh / subme=9 / psy=1 / psy_rd=1.00:0.15 / mixed_ref=1 / me_range=24 / chroma_me=1 / trellis=2 / 8x8dct=1 / cqm=0 / deadzone=21,11 / fast_pskip=0 / chroma_qp_offset=-3 / threads=36 / lookahead_threads=3 / sliced_threads=0 / nr=0 / decimate=1 / interlaced=0 / bluray_compat=0 / constrained_intra=0 / bframes=3 / b_pyramid=2 / b_adapt=2 / b_bias=0 / direct=3 / weightb=1 / open_gop=0 / weightp=2 / keyint=250 / keyint_min=23 / scenecut=40 / intra_refresh=0 / rc_lookahead=60 / rc=2pass / mbtree=1 / bitrate=2043 / ratetol=1.0 / qcomp=0.60 / qpmin=0 / qpmax=69 / qpstep=4 / cplxblur=20.0 / qblur=0.5 / vbv_maxrate=31250 / vbv_bufsize=31250 / nal_hrd=none / ip_ratio=1.40 / aq=1:1.00
Encoded date : UTC 2013-07-24 06:26:49
Tagged date : UTC 2013-07-24 06:27:14
Color primaries : BT.709
Matrix coefficients : BT.709

Audio
ID : 2
Format : AAC
Format/Info : Advanced Audio Codec
Format profile : LC
Codec ID : 40
Duration : 2h 10mn
Bit rate mode : Variable
Bit rate : 93.8 Kbps
Maximum bit rate : 105 Kbps
Channel(s) : 2 channels
Channel positions : Front: L R
Sampling rate : 48.0 KHz
Compression mode : Lossy
Stream size : 87.7 MiB (4%)
Language : English
Encoded date : UTC 2013-07-24 06:27:13
Tagged date : UTC 2013-07-24 06:27:14

Finally got it figured out after some googling. Not sure why all of a sudden header compression is enabled on these downloads but following the steps in the link worked perfectly

http://wiki.serviio.org/doku.php?id=header_com

Hm, I could not find any

Muxing mode : Header stripping

in your pasted text. Also, this has been fixed quite some firmwares ago for all WDTV models.