I haven’t had my WD TV Live for long but the results are not very good when it comes to playing DVD files. From this forum, as well as some of my own experience, it appears as though the WD TV Live is only able to play DVD files when the source is a writable medium. In that, it works on local drives and Windows Shares (probably also MAC Shares but that is not my situation) and doesn’t work with a media server. It seems to me that these restrictions ought to be highlighted in the product documentation.
However, even when it works the results are sometimes unsatisfactory. I have an example where the same set of files seem to play properly (i.e., when testing I haven’t played the entire DVD) from a USB jump drive but when using a network share they play but silently (i.e., no audio). In this case it is a commercial DVD where the files were ripped using DVDdecrypter.
A couple of DVDs that I created from my own recordings seem to work fine on the network share. In this case I’m even able to play the ISO image files which is quite nice. A big difference between my home made DVDs and the commercial/failing one is that mine have a very simple menu structure. However, it is hard to imagine how menu issues would end up producing silent (muted) playback.
I’d be grateful for insight from more experienced users regarding such problems.