I’m unable to fast foward any movies - specifically those with XVID/AVI format. What can I do to “encourage” WDTV to support fast forwarding? Is there a specific format that WDTV prefers? any other suggestions?
Fast forward and reverse are supported by all WDTV devices (going back to the Gen1) under all firmwares, for any streams in any containers that have the proper header information.
If the issue is not your remote control, then your files simply do not support trick mode access, and nothing can be done to the WDTV to make it support trick mode for files with missing/incomplete headers.
I would ask how you’re encoding the files, but I think that might be a lost cause.