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       wd tv live will not play .avi
    runnernorth
    post Feb 27 2010, 03:20 AM
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    Hello, just bought a wd tv live, but I cannot play my .avi files :-( Can anyone please tell me how to determine what kind of .avi file I have. When I choose properties, the only info I get, is that the file is a : .avi When I run mediainfo this comes up:

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    Fulde navn                       : K:\video\HI8 video\1-6-2002 - 13-11-2002.avi
    Format                           : AVI
    Format/Info                      : Audio Video Interleave
    Formatprofil                     : OpenDML
    Filstørrelse                     : 18,6 GiB
    Varighed                         : 1t 27min.
    Samlet bitrate                   : 30,5 Mbps

    Video
    ID                               : 0
    Format                           : Digital Video
    Codec-ID                         : dvsd
    Codec-ID/Tip                     : Sony
    Varighed                         : 1t 27min.
    Bitratemodus                     : Konstant
    Bitrate                          : 24,4 Mbps
    Bredde                           : 720 billedpunkter
    Højde                            : 576 billedpunkter
    Størrelsesforhold                : 5:4
    Oprindeligt størrelsesforhold    : 4:3
    Billedratemodus                  : Konstant
    Billedfrekvens                   : 25,000 fps
    Standard                         : PAL
    Opløsning                        : 8 bits
    Kolorimetri                      : 4:2:0
    Skantype                         : Sammenflettet
    Bits/(Billedpunkter*Billed)      : 2.357
    Strømstørrelse                   : 17,6 GiB (94%)

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    Format                           : PCM
    Formatindstillinger, Endianness  : Little
    Formatindstillinger, Sign        : Unsigned
    Codec-ID                         : 1
    Codec-ID/Tip                     : Microsoft
    Varighed                         : 1t 27min.
    Bitratemodus                     : Konstant
    Bitrate                          : 1.536 Kbps
    Kanaler                          : 2 kanaler
    Samplingsrate                    : 48,0 KHz
    Opløsning                        : 16 bits
    Strømstørrelse                   : 959 MiB (5%)
    Interleave, varighed             : 40 ms. (1,00 videobillede)
    Interleave, forudindlæst varighe : 40 ms

    Something is telling me I have to convert ALL of my .avi files, loads of hours........ please help (IMG:style_emoticons/default/mellow.gif)
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    post Feb 27 2010, 05:27 PM
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    Codec-ID : dvsd
    Codec-ID/Tip : Sony

    Therein lies your problem. These seem to be AVIs created by a Sony handycam or something? They use some sort of Sony proprietary codec that the WD doesn't support (obviously), so the only way out for you (you guessed right) is to re-encode all of them to use a standard XviD or DivX codec. See the manual for more info. re. which audio/video codecs the Live supports inside an AVI container.
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    post Mar 11 2010, 01:58 AM
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    WD TV Live File Formats Supported:

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    Video - AVI (Xvid, AVC, MPEG1/2/4), MPG/MPEG, VOB, MKV (h.264, x.264, AVC, MPEG1/2/4, VC-1), TS/TP/M2T (MPEG1/2/4, AVC, VC-1), MP4/MOV (MPEG4, h.264), M2TS, WMV9
    Photo - JPEG, GIF, TIF/TIFF, BMP, PNG
    Audio - MP3, WAV/PCM/LPCM, WMA, AAC, FLAC, MKA, AIF/AIFF, OGG, Dolby Digital, DTS
    Playlist - PLS, M3U, WPL
    Subtitle - SRT, ASS, SSA, SUB, SMI

    Note:
    - MPEG2 MP@HL up to 1920x1080p24, 1920x1080i30 or 1280x720p60 resolution.
    - MPEG4.2 ASP@L5 up to 1280x720p30 resolution and no support for global motion compensation.
    - WMV9/VC-1 MP@HL up to 1280x720p60 or 1920x1080p24 resolution. VC-1 AP@L3 up to 1920x1080i30, 1920x1080p24 or 1280x720p60 resolution.
    - H.264 BP@L3 up to 720x480p30 or 720x576p25 resolution.
    - H.264 MP@L4.1 and HP@4.1 up to 1920x1080p24, 1920x1080i30, or 1280x720p60 resolution.
    - An audio receiver is required for multi-channel surround sound digital output.
    - Compressed RGB JPEG formats only and progressive JPEG up to 2048x2048.
    - Single layer TIFF files only.
    - Uncompressed BMP only.
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    post Mar 14 2010, 08:37 PM
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    convert your videos to AVI(Xvid, AVC, MPEG1/2/4),i suggest Xvid codec.
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    post Mar 15 2010, 09:13 PM
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    QUOTE
    Video - AVI (Xvid, AVC, MPEG1/2/4), MPG/MPEG, VOB, MKV (h.264, x.264, AVC, MPEG1/2/4, VC-1), TS/TP/M2T (MPEG1/2/4, AVC, VC-1), MP4/MOV (MPEG4, h.264), M2TS, WMV9
    Photo - JPEG, GIF, TIF/TIFF, BMP, PNG
    Audio - MP3, WAV/PCM/LPCM, WMA, AAC, FLAC, MKA, AIF/AIFF, OGG, Dolby Digital, DTS
    Playlist - PLS, M3U, WPL
    Subtitle - SRT, ASS, SSA, SUB, SMI

    Note:
    - MPEG2 MP@HL up to 1920x1080p24, 1920x1080i30 or 1280x720p60 resolution.
    - MPEG4.2 ASP@L5 up to 1280x720p30 resolution and no support for global motion compensation.
    - WMV9/VC-1 MP@HL up to 1280x720p60 or 1920x1080p24 resolution. VC-1 AP@L3 up to 1920x1080i30, 1920x1080p24 or 1280x720p60 resolution.
    - H.264 BP@L3 up to 720x480p30 or 720x576p25 resolution.
    - H.264 MP@L4.1 and HP@4.1 up to 1920x1080p24, 1920x1080i30, or 1280x720p60 resolution.
    - An audio receiver is required for multi-channel surround sound digital output.
    - Compressed RGB JPEG formats only and progressive JPEG up to 2048x2048.
    - Single layer TIFF files only.
    - Uncompressed BMP only.

    this is great, it can help lots of people who can play the right video format, inculding me.
    good job
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    post Mar 16 2010, 03:41 PM
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    @hatetea58: There's nothing new there. That info. and more is easily available on the Live's web page itself. If you own a Live, you should have read the manual by now for more detailed info.
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    post Mar 27 2010, 11:24 AM
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    QUOTE (WDUser @ Feb 27 2010, 04:27 PM) *
    Therein lies your problem. These seem to be AVIs created by a Sony handycam or something? They use some sort of Sony proprietary codec that the WD doesn't support (obviously), so the only way out for you (you guessed right) is to re-encode all of them to use a standard XviD or DivX codec. See the manual for more info. re. which audio/video codecs the Live supports inside an AVI container.

    This dvsd codec is not a just Sony issue. I also had the same expierence with a JVC Video camera where I used Windows Vista Movie Maker to import the video through firewire. It saves the movie as an AVI with a dvsd codec. I took several video clips from different sources. A Kodak Zi8 (mov) file, some I downloaded off the internet and combinded them together in Windows Movie Maker. When it worte the final product as a single movie it was AVI with dvsd codec. Which we already know does not play on the WD live. But I had hoped that Western Digitial would support a codec that Windows Movie Maker uses as it's default. Is it diffiuclt to do that? Does Microsoft require payment for use? What's the deal, it's just another codec. Is there any chance they will support in the future?
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    post Aug 6 2010, 08:45 PM
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    Hi Geeks-
    I've experienced playback issues with the WDTV Live's inability to playback the video I've shot and archived from my JVC Everio SD camera. My workaround is to use PlayOn's hook into VLC, which as a lot of people know is a swiss army knife of video playback utilities.

    I'm a Newb around here, though, and will be looking over the FAQs and forum entries so I can get up to speed on the modding scene here.

    Thx
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