Though support is finished for this product, I bought my WD Live TV a little over 3 years ago and my brother shorty after. I am adding more videos to an external hard drive but have moved away from AVI so running into issues with many MP4s (which I still prefer over AVIs).
Taking a chance that there are still users here and that some kind soul can help, as I just can’t make real heads or tails over information on why the unit can’t accept certain MP4s. For example, here’s one it can’t play:
Format: MOV,MP4,M4A,3GP,3G2,MJ2 (QuickTime / MOV)
Bit Rate: 1,148 kbps
Codec: H264 (H.264 / AVC / MPEG-4 AVC / MPEG-4 part 10)
Codec Tag: avc1 (0x31637661)
Picture Size: 1280x534 (PAR 801:800, DAR 12:5)
Frame Rate: 23.98 fps
Bit Rate: 1,006 kbps
Codec: AAC (AAC (Advanced Audio Coding))
Sample Rate: 48,000 Hz
Sample Data Format: 32 bits (Float)
Bit Rate: 141 kbps
What is critical to change in the re-encode, pls? I’ve tried re-encoding twice but I’ve obviously not changed what is critical for playback. i.e., manuals says max bit rate is SD:20, HD:40, but my media info tools talk about bit rate in terms of kbps, as above: Bit Rate: 1,148 kbps, etc.
Any help appreciated. I’m not exactly a newbie in terms of video conversion, by any means, but I’m not an expert/pro, either.