I have recently got my WD TV Live, along with a WD My Book hard disk. It looks nice, it shows my pictures collection great, it even plays my music (.mp3 files). What it doesn’t do, is playing movies (which is why I actually got it).
I have tried to play first from the USB drive some digital copies from a few DVDs I recently purchased (.wmv files), both the PC version and the portable device version. No luck! The message I get is “Unable to play the selected file. Please refer to the user manual for a list of supported file formats.” .wmv IS a supported file format. Same story with an .avi file created by ripping one of the DVDs using freeware.
However, it play the .mpg file created from the same movie, using the same free software (the image quality is not great though).
My laptop has no problems playing any of these files.
Anyone else had the same problems?