Many thanks. Your tip led me down the right path. I looked at the .wpl playlist in notepad. The video .wpl playlist is in a
“relative path” format, however for the video playlist, Windows media player (used to write the .wpl playlist) added a folder address layer to the relative path that wasn’t present in the Passport hard drive connected to the WDC Live player ( (videos located in a different folder from the mp3 music). I edited out that extra folder name from the relative path and WDC Live playlist can now find the mp4 files. That’s a great improvement.
(The other option was to move the video files into the music folder, however editing the .wpl video playlist is easier in the long run.)
It would still be a nice improvement, however, if the WDC Live could read the Metadata from MP4 files. When I pull up an MP4 file the screen says “Genre unknown”, even though it might be tagged with “action” or “animation”. Since it can read the Metadata from mp3 files, this would be a logical extension of its capabilities I would think. Also cannot read the metatag naming of the file but instead displays the OS name for the file.