Author Topic: m4v FF and other features  (Read 1901 times)

March 14, 2009, 11:24:17 AM
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I use the standard Handbrake convention of having my mp4 files named as m4v. While my m4v files do play on the HDTV they doesn't support fast forward and rewind features that mp4 files do. They also don't support that chapter markers that m4v contain (that mp4 files don't). Any chance the next firmware update will improve m4v support?

March 14, 2009, 01:00:14 PM
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Sadly, nobody is able to determine what Western Digital will include in their next firmware update. You may have better luck following the homebrew community.
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March 17, 2009, 01:27:12 PM
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JunkBond is correct.  We will have to wait and see. 

Although m4v support is not a high priority I imagine, 

if it is easy to change then I am sure they will. 
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April 05, 2009, 07:55:13 PM
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I fought the problem with M4V files not allowing FF and reverse or resuming the movie where I left it. Then this post seemed to suggest that if I simply changed the file extension to MP4, maybe the issue would be solved. Bingo! If you use Handbrake to condition your files, you need to change the extension when you save them on your hard disk.
I begged WD for an answer to this problem, to no avail. Thanks to the forum !!