.ts files bug


I’m one happy owner of a WD TV Live BUT I’ve noticed a problem on playing some .ts files wich are 1920*1080 HD demos from Panasonic, Samsung, Sony etc.

This is a media info:

C:\HD Demo\Panasonic HD Demo - Alaska in the Summer 1080P.ts
   General #1
      ID : 1
      Complete name : C:\HD Demo\Panasonic HD Demo - Alaska in the Summer 1080P.ts
      Format : BDAV
      Format/Info : Blu-ray Video
      File size : 350 MiB
      Duration : 5mn 27s
      Overall bit rate : 8 950 Kbps
      Maximum Overall bit rate : 35.5 Mbps
   Video #4113
      ID : 4113 (0x1011)
      Menu ID : 1 (0x1)
      Format : AVC
      Format/Info : Advanced Video Codec
      Format profile : High@L4.1
      Format settings, CABAC : Yes
      Format settings, ReFrames : 3 frames
      Duration : 5mn 27s
      Bit rate : 8 331 Kbps
      Nominal bit rate : 8 256 Kbps
      Width : 1 920 pixels
      Height : 1 080 pixels
      Display aspect ratio : 16:9
      Frame rate : 29.970 fps
      Resolution : 24 bits
      Colorimetry : 4:2:0
      Scan type : Progressive
      Bits/(Pixel*Frame) : 0.134
      Stream size : 325 MiB (93%)
      Writing library : x264 core 61
      Encoding settings : cabac=1 / ref=3 / deblock=1:0:0 / analyse=0x3:0x133 / me=umh / subme=6 / psy_rd=1.000000 / brdo=1 / mixed_ref=1 / me_range=16 / chroma_me=1 / trellis=0 / 8x8dct=1 / cqm=0 / deadzone=21,11 / chroma_qp_offset=0 / threads=3 / nr=0 / decimate=1 / mbaff=0 / bframes=3 / b_pyramid=1 / b_adapt=1 / b_bias=0 / direct=3 / wpredb=1 / bime=1 / keyint=250 / keyint_min=25 / scenecut=40(pre) / rc=2pass / bitrate=8256 / ratetol=1.0 / rceq=‘blurCplx^(1-qComp)’ / qcomp=1.00 / qpmin=10 / qpmax=51 / qpstep=4 / cplxblur=20.0 / qblur=0.5 / vbv_maxrate=24000 / vbv_bufsize=9000 / ip_ratio=1.40 / pb_ratio=1.30 / aq=2:1.00
   Audio #4352
      ID : 4352 (0x1100)
      Menu ID : 1 (0x1)
      Format : AC-3
      Format/Info : Audio Coding 3
      Duration : 5mn 27s
      Bit rate mode : Constant
      Bit rate : 256 Kbps
      Channel(s) : 2 channels
      Channel positions : L R
      Sampling rate : 48.0 KHz
      Stream size : 10.00 MiB (3%)

The problem is that the files are played with about half of fps, but not entirely. There are portions played very smoothly though. I’ve tried more .ts files of that kind, the same problem. I’ve checked them with Haali Media Splitter and no problems found.

I’ve updated from 1.01.12 to 1.02.21 and it’s the same problem.

Is it a firmware bug, are you working on that ? Or maybe my little box has a problem?


Welcome to the forums.

We’re mostly (all?) users here, so WD won’t be responding.  But we’ll give it our best shot.

Those files are *very* high bitrate, so I hope you’re not trying to play them wirelessly (they won’t work).  Even streaming from an NAS may have issues (anything above 30mbps is probably too high for that).  You *should*, however, be able to play them with a locally attached drive, so if you are trying this it might be a drive issue (you might want to try reformatting it, particularly if it’s not NTFS, and give it another shot).

Thanks for your reply!

I’ve tried everything: from local drive (NTFS and FAT32), USB stick and lastly wired LAN network share from PC’s hard drive. It was the same problem.

Have you tried one of these kind of files? I was just curios if anybody else noticed or is just me.

Thanks again!

Where did these movies come from. Did you download them?

I believe they came from this website, which hosts a bunch of HD demo / trailer files:


Those files I’ve downloaded from some torrent sites. Anyway, there are the same files with those on that site you posted. Have you tried the file I just mentioned? How does it plays? Any low fps?