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       Can WD TV Live play back Blu-ray iso backups ??
    ivon
    post Oct 20 2009, 05:03 AM
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    Hi,

    Newbie at this so be kind.

    Am thinking of buying this but key is going to whether this player can play back iso backups i have made of my Bluray drives, the idea being i dont have to lug the discs all over the house...have them lying around and get scratched.

    What i have done is..backed up the blu ray disc using tsMuxeR and then converted it into an iso using daemon tools....all of this is on to 1.5 tb external samsung drive.

    So what i wanted to know was whether this device will recognise those Iso files and play them back without me having to do anything else.

    Help on getting this clarified would be greatly appreciated !!

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    post Oct 26 2009, 07:51 AM
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    No I don't think so. If you convert to MKV then it should be possible.

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    SpankMe
    post Nov 2 2009, 06:33 PM
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    I have the BluRay ISO from disk 1 of season 1 of the new enhanced Star Trek TOS. It's 43GB and when the WDF plays it, it only plays the same 14 minutes from one of the episodes.

    Best to convert to MKV I guess.
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    post Nov 3 2009, 11:39 PM
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    QUOTE (Chimera @ Oct 26 2009, 05:51 AM) *
    No I don't think so. If you convert to MKV then it should be possible.

    Will converting it to MKV downgrade the quality at all?
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    post Nov 4 2009, 10:53 AM
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    I tried to play a bluray ISO file over the network from a NAS. The video and ausio would start stuttering after a few seconds(40).
    When I played the same file from a usb drive, it was ok.

    Need to check this out some more.
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    post Nov 9 2009, 09:55 AM
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    QUOTE (LakersFan @ Nov 3 2009, 11:39 PM) *
    Will converting it to MKV downgrade the quality at all?

    Makemkv does no compression at all. It simply dumps the DVD into an MKV container, unencrypted.
    You can select parts of the DVD you want and which audio titles.

    Blu-Ray support is still a work in progress but it seams to be working for the most part, with a few exceptions.
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    post Dec 18 2009, 08:36 AM
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    QUOTE (sparky5000 @ Nov 4 2009, 10:53 AM) *
    I tried to play a bluray ISO file over the network from a NAS. The video and ausio would start stuttering after a few seconds(40).
    When I played the same file from a usb drive, it was ok.

    Need to check this out some more.

    I have not tried to play a blu-ray across the network but for a HD hooked up to the WDTVHD I use AnyDVDHD to rip the blu-ray movie to HD. If it is an episode disk I use Clown_bd with AnyDVDHD running in the background. All play fine but again I have the original WDTVHD so I don't stream from my network.
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    post Dec 18 2009, 10:04 AM
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    Hi,

    why don't you play the .m2ts file directly? This works well - I can actually stream this via WLAN to the WDTV (assuming that the total size is below 25GB, other wise the stream rate becomes a problem for wireless transmission. I usually reduce the sound tracks to the minimum need and the size to fit on a BD-RE (using BD Rebuilder). This streams nicely.

    Greetings
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    radialman
    post Dec 18 2009, 11:42 AM
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    Yes it does play .m2ts well!
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    post Dec 18 2009, 11:08 PM
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    QUOTE (Andreas Straub @ Dec 18 2009, 09:04 AM) *
    why don't you play the .m2ts file directly?

    Thanks, I'll give it a try.
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    post Dec 21 2009, 12:34 AM
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    If the disc in question has seamless branches, playing the .m2ts files directly may be a problem. If that happens, you can use MakeMKV to join all the .m2ts pieces into single .mkv files. Each episode would be a single file... not the whole disc. No loss of quality, all audio tracks and subtitles are retained. This method is pretty fast.

    If you want to reduce the size on disc, then BD-Rebuilder is the way to go. It retains very good quality, but you're generally going to have to choose between DTS-MA and AC3 for the best reduction.
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    trennal
    post Jan 6 2010, 11:35 PM
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    Yes, I have been able to play Blu-ray ISO files from a USB drive. Network shares have audio selection problems. I have not figured out Media servers.
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    Tuk
    post Mar 3 2010, 06:59 PM
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    Hi,

    I can plug a Sony BC-5500 external Bluray driver and turn WDTV live as a bluray player? itīs possible?

    Regards!
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    post Mar 4 2010, 01:08 PM
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    Possibly, but no guarantees. You will need to install hacked firmware though (WDLXTV-Live), and if you do get it to work, don't forget to let us know!
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    post Mar 28 2011, 06:12 AM
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    QUOTE (radialman @ Dec 18 2009, 10:42 AM) *
    Yes it does play .m2ts well!

    Is there any firmware that can play bule ray directly? i don't want play .m2ts and copy subtitle to the same files, and adjust the subtitle name to 00001.srt or 00002.srt .
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