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       WDTV GEN 1: M4V files
    kidclam
    post Dec 16 2010, 07:12 AM
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    Is there anyway I can see M4V files on WDTV? I have so many movies formatted for my iPad and would like to see it at times on the TV... (IMG:style_emoticons/default/huh.gif)
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    post Dec 16 2010, 04:22 PM
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    Try renaming to MP4 and see if that helps. Otherwise you might be able to losslessly convert to either MP4 or MKV.
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    post Dec 16 2010, 09:24 PM
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    Thanks I tried that already but to no avail.

    What application do I use to convert M4V to MKV on a Mac, and retain subtitles as well...? I tried Googling but it seems there are apps only from MKV to M4V.
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    Try MKVMerge and see if it supports M4V (or a renamed MP4) as an input format: http://www.bunkus.org/videotools/mkvtoolni...ads.html#macosx
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    post Dec 22 2010, 07:19 AM
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    What I do in this case. I convert the MP4 (M4V) to MKV, extract the audio (when AAC) and use dbPowerAmp to convert to AC3.

    Recreate the MKV with AC3 audio and WDTV plays just fine.
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    post Dec 22 2010, 07:34 AM
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    Sounds like a real pain.

    I solved all issues and I have lots of time now.
    Since WD won't update their firmware, I have bought a MacMini and used Plex as my media center. Now I do zero converting (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)

    Thanks all. So long WD.
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    post Dec 22 2010, 11:38 AM
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    It sounds like a pain, but it takes me 10 minutes and the movie is always playable. So I guess it works for me.

    Also, in Brazil players are 6 times expensevier then in the US, so we can't be changing players all the time. I have mine for over 2 year and never had a problem with any file.

    Looks fare for me.
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    post Dec 22 2010, 09:02 PM
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    Hi, thanks for sharing.

    yeah I guess it's ok for one movie, but I have over 250 movies in this format and don't have the time to manually convert files on my computer. having the Mac mini is quite awesome as I can copy files over to the machine without plugging external drives in and out, as well I can just stream it over the wifi too. I have used the wdtv for over 2 years, it's just a natural evolution to look for a more integrated media set up and the Mac mini is the way to go for me (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)
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    post Dec 23 2010, 05:01 AM
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    Just one codec and you can play almost everything.

    WDTV is more a simple solution. Unfortunately one thing I don't agree is what WD did with all of us.

    I would never expect them to cut the support so fast and release a new version every 6 months.

    This was just ridiculous. And I already said, and will repeat here. I will never, ever, buy again WD Players.

    What they did just stop me from want anything from them anymore.

    It is ok to release a new player, but not stop the support to the others because of that.
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    post Dec 23 2010, 05:27 AM
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    Yeah I agree with you...no support for customers means no support for WD
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