Author Topic: Playing VC-1 Files  (Read 4049 times)

January 03, 2009, 07:51:01 PM
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SmlFry78

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Hi!

I am considering this to replace my AppleTV.  Will this play vc-1 based files? If not, is there a fix or do I have to convert my files?

Thanks!

January 03, 2009, 08:48:51 PM
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jayallan

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You must have at least firmware 1.01.01 to play these.

The container format must be either WMV or M2TS.

If your WMV has 5.1 audio it will not play.

Also, WMA Pro does not work - convert it to AC3 or DTS.

Hope this helps!
WDTV LIVE with current official FW > HDMI > DVDO > Sony CRT Projector 150" 16/9 screen.  Toslink audio to Yamaha DTS receiver. No Network set up yet.

January 25, 2009, 05:41:17 AM
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I have some .mkv files with vc-1 video in it that don't play. If I understand you correctly those files could be played back just by muxing them as .m2ts?
WDTV firmware 1.01.02, connected via HDMI (video) and Toslink (sound)

January 25, 2009, 02:16:19 PM
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Yes, VC-1 is only compatible in either WMV with 2 channel audio or fully compatible in M2TS which can be done by remuxing it with TSMuxer to M2Ts.


m2ts is your best option.   :)
WDTV LIVE with current official FW > HDMI > DVDO > Sony CRT Projector 150" 16/9 screen.  Toslink audio to Yamaha DTS receiver. No Network set up yet.

January 26, 2009, 05:35:14 AM
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heiner.bremer

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OK, yet another thing that (in my opinion) doesn't seem to make sense. If the WDTV is capable of playing VC-1 files - why does it differentiate between the containers? I tried remuxing a VC-1 .mkv file to .m2ts but unfortunately it played only in slow motion. I'll have another shot as soon as I have time for it...
WDTV firmware 1.01.02, connected via HDMI (video) and Toslink (sound)

January 26, 2009, 01:38:50 PM
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The WDTV is really a step in a whole new direction for Western Digital.  They have never made a product like this before.  The device is only a few months old, and is really charting new territory.  I think that this is a simple software fix and will likely be included in the next update.

WDTV LIVE with current official FW > HDMI > DVDO > Sony CRT Projector 150" 16/9 screen.  Toslink audio to Yamaha DTS receiver. No Network set up yet.

February 20, 2009, 08:21:49 AM
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WMA95.1std is working but WMA9pro 5.1 isnt working

March 27, 2009, 12:21:39 PM
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Check out ClownBD if you want a not too tricky way to convert a VC-1 HD-DVD or Blu-ray into M2TS with AC3 audio, its much easier to use than tsRemux/TSMuxer (it's an automated front end) and so far has worked every time for me in converting some HD-DVD's I had.