I’ve just encountered a really nasty problem: the WDTV Live only played the file VTS_01_1.VOB in the VTS_VIDEO folder, even when I picked any other VTS_0X_1.VOB file (where X is either 2, 3, or 4) !!!
In the VIDEO_TS folder, there were all the .BUP, .IFO and .VOB files that I ripped from a DVD. Each VOB file played perfectly on the computer with VLC or any other video player. When I copied the folder to a USB drive and plugged it to the WDTV for play on TV, the WDTV just played the first VTS_01_1.VOB file then stopped. When I mannually selected VTS_02_1.VOB and press ENTER or PLAY, it played the first VTS_01_1.VOB again ! The same thing occured when I selected VTS_03_1.VOB or VTS_03_1.VOB !!!
My WDTV Live has the latest firmware version 1.01.17.
I know there are work around solutions for this, like renaming the files, put them in separate folders, make a big .ISO or .MKV file … but this is a serious bug that WD must fix asap. It must play the .VOB that is selected, not anything else !
Very disappointed that WD could let this silly bug happen.
I found 2 workaround solutions for the problem:
1) Remove all .IFO, .BUF files leaving only .VOB files in the same folder.
- Rename the starting order of each .VOB subset from 0. For example, VTS_0n_1.VOB -> VTS_0n_0.VOB, VTS_0n_2.VOB -> VTS_0n_1.VOB, etc… where n is 1,2, 3. …
Either of these worked for me. But it’s clearly that there is nothing wrong with the .VOB files, just that WDTV firmwarre will become nut (pick a random VOB file and play it to death) if the .VOB files do not start wih 0 index !!!